Saturday, 17 March 2018
Grattan Gardens, Prahran
11am - 4pm
Travel the world in just one day at Flavours
The City of Stonnington presents Flavours, a free cultural festival hosted by the award winning writer, performer and diversity crusader Candy Bowers on Saturday, 17 March in the iconic Greville Street and Grattan Gardens, Prahran.
The annual Flavours festival celebrates culture, traditions and heritage from around the globe with a day of live music, performances, cooking demonstrations, food, craft stalls and kids’ activities.
This year, the family-friendly event not only coincides with the beginning of Cultural Diversity Week (17 – 25 March 2018), but also sees an exciting alignment with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival with both events celebrating Community. Recognising the connectedness we gain from sharing food with family, neighbours and strangers that soon could be friends.
Audiences can expect powerful dance performances from Hong De Dragon and Lion Dance Association as their 6m dragon weaves its way through the crowd to the pounding of drums, gongs and cymbals. Sounds of Polynesia will sweep you up with their traditional moves of the Cook Islands and the infectious Indigenous Hip Hop Projects will teach you hip hop techniques that will get everyone up and dancing.
The world stage will be full of high energy and live music from The Eastern Delights, the Mariachi Los Romanticos, the Tumbarumba Band and The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra that will take you from, Greece to Mexico, to Brazil and parts of Africa!
For the food connoisseurs, the Flavours Kitchen will host cooking demonstrations with MasterChef winner Poh, and local favourite Charlie Carrington from Atlas Dining.
Artist Jann Daly, from Smart Art, will lead your little craft enthusiasts through a grass head making workshop and the Hope Foundation will teach Origami folding.
Kids can also learn about other cultures by getting involved in some fun face painting with Reconciliation Stonnington.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Click here(PDF, 172KB) for the Flavours frequently asked questions.