A LOCAL park will become a hub of international flavours and entertainment on Friday March 16 for the City of Melville’s outdoor movie night.
Held as part of 2018 Harmony Week celebrations, Bob Gordon Reserve will feature food trucks plating up dishes from Jamaica, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, multicultural performances from community groups and a screening of Disney hit, Moana.
With 34 per cent of Melville residents born overseas and close to 20 per cent speaking a language other than English at home, Mayor Russell Aubrey said the event was a great way to celebrate the diversity of the area.
“We wanted to celebrate this rich diversity with a fun, family-friendly and accessible event that gives people the opportunity to explore the rich, cultural heritage of our community,” he said.
Kazz’s Jamaican Kitchen owner Errol Dunkley promised plenty of flavour and theatre from his food van, which includes chicken, burgers, grilled corn and cassava chips among its offering.
“Anything multicultural I like to associate myself with, being a Jamaican-based business,” the Wanneroo resident said.
“There will be heaps of flavour and all the food has spice, which people can add to if they like.”
The movie night, a partnership between the City and Bull Creek Leeming Scout Group, will be held at Bob Gordon Reserve in Bull Creek between 5.15pm and 8.45pm.
For information, visit www.melvilletalks.com.au/harmonyweek2018.
Harmony Week 2018 – Free outdoor movie night
5.15pm: Food trucks serving Japanese, Jamaican and Indian cuisine open for service
5.30pm: Mayor officially opens event
5.45pm: Performance from Oberthur Primary School’s Chinese Language Dance Group
6.00pm: Performances from the Tarana School of Kathak, Ambika Dance Group and Abhinaya School of Kuchipudi
6.20pm: Performance from the Perth Sinhala School
6.35pm: Performance from Japan dancers
7.00pm: Movie Screening – Moana
8.45pm: Movie ends and event closes