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Emerge in Yarra 2015
June 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 20, 2015 @ 11:55 pm
Emerge in Yarra 2015 presents a new week-long program for its 12th anniversary with a multitude of free arts workshops, language and cooking classes in addition to live music and theatre performances that showcase the diverse talent that exist in the City of Yarra.
Founded in 2004 as a platform for the emerging and refugee artists in Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible Music Mentoring Program, the festival has since grown to encompass talented emerging and refugee artists from across the city whilst also paying respect to Indigenous Australians as the first people of this land and recognising their continuing spiritual, physical and cultural connection to the land. The festival is timed to coincide with the United Nations World Refugee Day and Refugee Week and celebrates the ever-expanding contributions artists from all sectors of our diverse society have made in building Melbourne’s unique cultural landscape and the Creative industry in Victoria. Emerge in Yarra has also been the stimulus and springboard for contemporary cultural activity in outer metro and regional Victoria embracing and unearthing the talents of emerging and refugee artists.
The full list of Festival events are below, click on each for further information or download the Emerge in Yarra 2015 brochure.
Sunday 14 June
Monday 15 June
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria & Melbourne Playback Theatre present: Refugee Week: an interactive performance
Emerge Festival Hub
(Bookings essential: email John Watts or phone ECCV on 9349 4122)
Cookin’ Up Community: Afghani Cuisine
Fitzroy Community Food Centre
(Bookings essential: http://trybooking.com/HLSH)
Tuesday 16 June
Wednesday 17 June
Thursday 18 June
Etch This: Young Artists’ Residency & Exhibition Opening reception
The Ownership Project, Level 1/110 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Friday 19 June
9pm-late (doors 8.30pm)
The Luwow, 62-70 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Tickets: Full $10/Conc $5 (at the door)
Saturday 20 June
Craftanoon @ Cubbies and Opening Cubbies: transforming playground games into performance
Cubbies (Fitzroy Adventure Playground), Cnr Condell & Young St, Fitzroy
(Bookings essential: http://trybooking.com/HLQD)
Supported by City of Yarra, Creative Victoria, the Australia Council for the Arts, Scanlon Foundation, PBS 106.7FM, Yarra Trams, The Ownership Project, VCA & MCM’s Professional Pathways program, ECCV, Melbourne Playback Theatre, Cultivating Community, Cubbies, and DESTA.