Cultures in the Manning Festival

Posted on Thursday, 28th April, 2016

On Saturday 14 May, the Manning Regional Art Gallery in partnership with Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services will be hosting a Cultures in the Manning Festival to celebrate the many cultures that we have in here in our region, alongside our local Aboriginal culture.

The festival aims to bring our whole community together and will entail a vibrant program of events showcasing and celebrating the contribution of various cultures through food, art, dance and music. It will be inspired by our local Aboriginal Biripi culture along with many others including Filipino, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Scottish, Russian, German, Lebanese, African, Indonesian and Lao.

Acting Art Gallery Director, Rachel Piercy is looking forward to the event as it’s an opportunity to promote inclusion by allowing people to experience different cultures first-hand. “We’d like to invite everyone to come along and savour the sights, sounds and tastes of these exciting cultures through performances, craft and cooking demonstrations, children’s activities along with a range of food and handicraft stalls,” said Rachel.

This free family-friendly festival kicks off at 9am and will run until 3pm, so locals are invited to come along and join in the fun. For more information visit or email

This project is funded by the Department of Social Services and the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund.