Harmony Week runs from 15 – 21 March every year and is an initiative of the WA State Government. The week encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA’s wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity and celebrate our vibrant multicultural state.
Harmony Week is an opportunity to consider the many benefits WA gains from its culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Benefits include job creation, improved skill levels, the introduction of new skills and networks, and improved economies of scale. The economic advantages are also many. Our diverse communities link us strongly with the rest of the world and increase our competitiveness in this global market.
Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our diversity while working to remove barriers that still exist in the community.
This year, the City of Melville will be celebrating Harmony Week with multicultural food and performance at our Community Centres and Libraries. To find out more, check out the event map below or visit the City's events page to find out more about each event.
Saturday 16 March 2019 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Harmony Week at Willagee Library
Bring family and friends to have your photos taken at our pop-up photo booth and tell us a little about your story, from which an exhibition will be created to celebrate the diversity in our community.
- Venue: Willagee Library
- Access: please advise any access requirements – contact 9364 0170
Tuesday 19 March 2019 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Tour and Tucker Cultural Workshop
Booked out – visit the booking site to join the waitlist
Presenter Marissa Verma will provide an insight into traditional Noongar culinary practices and how to use 'Bush Tucker' in contemporary cooking.
- Venue: Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre
- Access: please advise any access requirements – contact 9364 0790
Thursday 21 March 2019 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Making Music Together (in partnership with Chorus Community Care)
A community event featuring multicultural performance including Chinese Opera, Indian music, Australian country music and a demonstration of Chinese Baduanjin.
- Venue: Bull Creek Community Centre
- Access: please advise any access requirements – contact 9364 0864
Thursday 21 March 2019 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Choir4Kids Performance and Afternoon Tea
The Vivid Voices Children’s Choir will perform, followed by an afternoon tea featuring food from different cultures.
- Venue: Bull Creek Library
- Access: please advise any access requirements – contact 9364 0150
Did you know?
The City of Melville are a member of Welcoming Cities - a national network of cities, shires, towns and municipalities who are committed to an Australia where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life. Welcoming Cities is a growing international movement of more than 135 municipalities in New Zealand, the Americas and Europe. For more information, visit https://welcomingcities.org.au/