Come along to enjoy food, music, games and activities from around the world at Whitehorse’s annual celebration of cultural diversity, Global Fiesta.
This free event will be held on Sunday 17 March 2013 from 12 noon–5pm at the Box Hill Gardens, Station Street, Box Hill (melways reference: 47 D8)
Food Forest and Gourmet Market
My Kitchen Rules celebrity chefs Helen Demetriou and Steve Georgiou will be whipping up a Greek feast when they take over the Global Fiesta Show Kitchen. Learn valuable cooking techniques and discuss recipe ideas with these experienced chefs as you take in the sights and smells of their delicious dishes.
If you are feeling hungry after watching the demonstrations, try something new in the Food Forest within the leafy surrounds of the gardens. You'll find a wide array of culinary choices, including traditional barbecue meat and delicious sweets from the Greek Orthodox community of Box Hill and sumptuous satay dishes from Perwira, the Indonesian Society of Victoria.
There will be plenty of free activities to keep individuals, families and friends entertained, the only problem will be choosing what to do first! Join in the fun on the soccer field with the Box Hill Pythagoras Soccer Club. Learn to play some traditional board games in the Games Tent. Or head to the mobile Zoo and meet Farmer Will and his the gorgeous farm animals – you may even get a cuddle from a friendly calf or chicken!
The Box Hill Community Arts Centre will be running childrens workshops decorating calico shopping bags and making fruit hatswhile parents and friends stroll the market for arts, craft and fresh food.
The Harmony Stage will play host to a variety of community and global artists drawn from Whitehorse and further abroad. Our DJ will be spinning world music tunes all day, and our special guests 'The Rouges' will get you in the St Patrick’s Day mood. Pull up a chair and enjoy the sounds of the Melbourne Chinese U3A Choir, the beauty of Perwira’s Indonesian dancers and the grace of the Victorian Hua Xin Chinese Women's Association. The energetic dancers from the Greek Orthodox Community of Box Hill will bring up the tempo and we have local folk musicians Shoeshine and The Gallow Birds to see in the afternoon.
||Wurundjeri Elder (Welcome to Country)
||Ceffyl Gwyn (Whitehorse) Welsh Dancers
||Victorian Hua Xin Chinese Womens Association
||U3A Belly Dancers
||Greek Orthodox Community of Box Hill and districts
||Jasmine, Chinese Singing & Dance Group
||The Gallow Birds
||Perwira, the Indonesian Society of Victoria
||Zoroastrian Dance Group
||U3A Greek Dancing
||Melbourne Chinese U3A
Global Cooking Demonstrations
1pm-2pm: 2012 My Kitchen Rules stars Helen and Steve cook dinner
2.15pm-3.15pm 2012 My Kitchen Rules stars Helen and Steve cook dessert
Additional demonstrations still to be announced.
12 noon-5pm: free soccer clinics and games by Box Hill United Soccer Club, Farmer Wills mobile zoo, face painting, board games tent, Box Hill Community Arts Centre workshops, storytelling in the Nylon Zoo giant salmon and much more!
* Please note that all times may be subject to change
For any market vendors wishing to participate in Global Fiesta, please complete and submit the following Expression of Interest Form:
Global Fiesta 2013 Market Vendor Expression of Interest Form (123.69kB)
For more information, please contact Festivals Coordinator Kylie Troy-West by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any community groups wishing to participate in Global Fiesta, please complete and submit the following Expression of Interest Form:
Global Fiesta 2013 Community Participation Expression of Interest Form (450.87kB)
For more information, please contact Diversity and Healthy Ageing Officer Railey Orger by emailing email@example.com or Festivals Coordinator Kylie Troy-West by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for this event and others within the 2012/2013 Festival Season, please complete the following form:
Food Vendor Expression of Interest Form 2012-2013 (65.17kB)
For more information, please contact Events Officer, David Milne by emailing email@example.com.