Cultural Diversity Week 2024

In collaboration with the community, our Multicultural Advisory Committee presents a program of activities and events celebrating cultural diversity in the City of Port Phillip.

Here at City of Port Phillip we welcome diversity and aim to be a fully inclusive place for everyone.  

Each year we celebrate Cultural Diversity Week by hosting a wide range of culturally diverse activities and events between Council and our libraries. 

Cultural Diversity Week is set to run between 18 to 24 March

Our Shared Stories – Celebrating Together 

This year, the Cultural Diversity Week theme is Our Shared Stories – Celebrating Together which asks us to reflect on our own experiences and recognise how each story has the potential to create shared connections and understanding.  

Events and Activities for 2024 

Join us in celebrating Cultural Diversity Week with the following 2024 events. 

Let’s celebrate our diverse City 

As part of Cultural Diversity Week, 18 of our City’s multicultural seniors groups have come together to host a spectacular afternoon filled with stories, music, food, art, movement and more. 

When and where   

11.45 am to 2 pm, Tuesday 19 March 2024

Port Melbourne Town Hall – 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

 

Spots are limited. Bookings are required. Register your interest here diversity@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Yachad Senior Citizens Club 

Welcome to Diversity Week Walk  

Celebrate the inclusive multicultural heritage of Port Phillip by following the immigration trail starting from Station Pier where so many ancestors first began their journey in Australia. 

Our local walk leader will help you retrace their footsteps and learn about the remarkable stories which continue to shape our community. 

When and where  

10 am to 12 pm, Sunday 24 March 2024
Station Pier - 6 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne

Bookings are essential. You can book here.

Festival Africa 2024 at St Kilda’s Space2b

Brace yourselves for a day of rhythm, flavour, and community spirit as Festival Africa ignites St Kilda's own Art Lane at Space2b.

This event is support by City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund – Festival and Events.

When and where

11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 17 March 2024

Space 2b laneway - 144 Chapel St, St Kilda

For more information, visit the Space2b website.

Cultural Diversity Week at our libraries

Vinod and Anubrata - Classical Indian Music

Vinod and Anubrata's performances are a mesmerizing blend of authentic traditional Indian music.

When and where

6.30 to 7.30 pm, Monday 18 March 2024,
St Kilda Library - 130 Carlisle Street, St Kilda

For more information and to secure your spot, visit the library website.

Translated information in Hindi language 

Author Talk: George Kyriakou

George Kyriakou will discuss seven generations of culture, conflict, compassion and understanding.

When and where

6.30 to 7.30 pm, Tuesday 26 March 2024

Port Melbourne Library - 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

For more information and to secure your spot, visit the library website.

Translated information in Greek language. 

Children's activities in our libraries 

 An afternoon of family-friendly activities celebrating our community’s diverse cultures will be hosted at the St Kilda library, including craft activities with Space 2b and Cool Capoeira.

When and where

10.30 am to 3 pm, Saturday 23 March 2024
St Kilda Library - 130 Carlisle Street, St Kilda

For more information, visit the library website.