"Harmony Week in the Shire of East Pilbara has continued to grow with strength each year when our community comes together to celebrate the diversity which makes us all one yet all unique," said Shire President Lynne Craigie.
'The Shire of East Pilbara along with BHP, is proud to host this popular event and we invite you to come and help us celebrate Harmony Week 2018 and enjoy the many community activities that can be enjoyed by all," she added.
The celebrations begin with the screening of “CONTACT”, a film about Australia’s oldest continuous culture and the Martu people. CONTACT is constructed around one of the most extraordinary pieces of footage in Australian history; the moment in 1964 where a group of 20 Martu women and children walked out of the Great Sandy Desert into a new universe of European modernity.
Screening of CONTACT
- Friday 16 March at The Square in Newman
- Free Community Sausage Sizzle at 17:00
- Screening from 18:00 to 19:00
Another not to be missed event is the now celebrated Long Table of Harmony, which features a long table of sumptuous culinary delights from around the world. The food is a reflection of the many different cultures in Newman and shared at the East Pilbara Arts Centre. In 2017, more than 200 people shared this meal with foods from 12 different cultural groups. An exciting line up for entertainment is also planned including SambOzzy – Brazilian percussion and dancing; East Winds - a world music band from Fremantle; the Newman Dance Company as well as children's games, a bouncy castle and face-painting.
Long Table of Harmony
- Saturday 17 March at East Pilbara Arts Centre
- International food tasting (only $3 for a plate)
To make the table a success the Shire of East Pilbara provides funds for all ingredients as well as access to a commercial kitchen. If you would like to prepare and share a dish representing your own cultural heritage contact Han-Mari Roets Coordinator Club and Events
on 9175 8000.
Harmony Week runs from 15–21 March every year and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA's wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity.
Harmony Week is a State Government multicultural community relations initiative.