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Diaspora Fair

Saturday and Sunday 22-23 October 2022
Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford

FREE ENTRY and ALL WELCOME

 

Diaspora Fair is a multicultural trade and food exhibition as well as a multicultural arts and cultural festival. 

​An exciting multicultural festival with the following activities:  Trade Exhibition , Food Stalls, Multicultural Performances, Entertainment (pop and jazz live bands), Extravaganza Fashion Show, Family and Kids' entertainment, Art and Cultural Workshops, Free Haircut, Free Massage, Airline Ticket prizes, Jobs Info, Community Groups Info and other exciting stuff.

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Saturday, 22 Oct 2022: 11am - 7pm

Sunday, 23 Oct 2022: 11am - 3pm

How to get there by Car

  • Collingwood Town Hall address is 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford can be accessed from Carlton, Fitzroy, Richmond, Victoria Street and  M3.

  • Car park available along Hoddle St, Train Station Car Park and around Collingwood Town Hall. (watch the trip video)

 

How to get there by Train

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How to get there by Bus

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How to get there by Tram

  • Take Tram No 12 and 109 from Melbourne Town Hall at Collins St for around 20 minutes and get off at the corner of Victoria Parade and Hoddle St and walk to Collingwood Town Hall.

  • Click here to see Direction on Google Map

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Multicultural Performances

  1. Melbourne Maimbau - Minang Dance

  2. Bonapasogit - music performance with Batak Songs

  3. Ganda Marpaung - Extravaganza Fashion Show

  4. Aneka Ria Melbourne - Contemporary Indonesian music/songs from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s plus traditional songs.

  5. Thomas Wu - Chinese Hong Kong group performing singing and dancing 2 songs

  6. Australian Vietnamese Arts Inc - Vietnamese Performing arts

  7. Orkes Jawi Waton Muni (OJWM) - Javanese Music

  8. Mady Keita's African Drumming Academy - African Drumming with Mande (West African) rhythms

  9. Widya Luvtari Indonesian Dance Group - Dance Performance

  10. Sanggar Sang Penari Indonesia - Dance performances

  11. Minang Saiyo Melbourne (Sanggar Bagadencak) - Minangkabau dance with 20 people

  12. Decky Music - music and dance performance

  13. Melbourne Line Dancing - Line Dance Workshop

  14. Sanggar Budaya Indonesia (SangBudi) - Traditional dance Performance

  15. KIAA Dance Academy - India and Bollywood inspired dance with Indian folk mixed

  16. Tamil Consortium of Victoria - dance and singing performances

  17. Vibes of Bollywood Naach - dance performances

  18. Nga Matai Purua - Maori cultural dance

  19. “Miss Susy V Quartet” for Melbourne Jazz Jammers - classic jazz music

  20. CFIC Batik Girl - Batik Girl Animation Movie FICUSIA and workshop

  21. Nancy Chen - Chinese Cantonese opera singing performance

  22. Chinese Good Voice (Melbourne) Inc - Chinese singing performance

  23. Chen - Performance Ukulele and Violin ensemble  2 people

  24. Greek - Choir Parikia Performance

  25. Shakthiswaraa School Of Dance - South Indian classical Dance

  26. R-dance - Chinese solo dance & group dance

  27. APB Dance - belly dance performance

  28. Chinese Orchestra - Performance

  29. Melbourne Community Gamelan - Small Gamelan Ensemble

  30. NTT Voice - music and vocal group

  31. Sanggar Seni Citra Kembara - Tari Piring from West Sumatera

  32. Polysifik - variety of blended dances from the Pacific Islands

  33. Madawa Dance Team - Sundanese West Java dance performance

  34. DOMAS - Pencak Silat for Performance

 

Trade Exhibition

  1. Indo-Fesyen & LocalEsia - Indonesian ethnic clothes & merchandises

  2. KAin & KebaYA (KAYA) NUSANTARA  - Traditional outfits with accessories from several provinces in Indonesia

  3. Jobs Victoria Advocates - Moonee Valley City Council As Jobs Victoria Advocates employment information, advice and services.

  4. Indonesian Batik Centre - Indonesian batik wear and clothing

  5. Basadindin Bags - Handmade bags - crossbody, tote, messenger, backpack, wallets, and passport covers incorporating Portuguese cork and other fabrics, including Batik. 

  6. The Cup and Mug - Handmade crockery from Boleslawiec, Poland

  7. Benchtops Bay - Engineered stone bench tops for kitchen, Laundry, Vanities, table

  8. Purity vitamin - The first Halal only vitamin brand in Australia, TGA certified and halal certified, made in Australia

  9. Integrity Lawyers - Legal Services in Australia and Indonesia

  10. 21guns tattoo - International hygiene standard tattoo practice (cancelled)

  11. Garuda Indonesia - international airlines

  12. PT Cempaka Kreasi Sekawan - False Eyelashes

Food Stalls 

  1. Me and My Sister - Indonesian food and dessert

  2. The Bunda - Bandung street food (cancelled)

  3. Adani House - Teas, Coffees, soft drinks and water

  4. Dapurnyabubu - pempek, mie ayam and dessert cup ( puding marie) , es cingcau ijo, jajan pasar

  5. Diana's Kitchen - rendang rice, fried snacks and cendol ice

  6. Dapoer de Rara and Sedulur Jawi Melbourne - nasi padang, sate padang, empek empek, gudeg, ayam bakar, jajanan, cendol

Community Group 

  1. Community Free Haircuts and Massage in Yarra area

  2. Women’s Enterprise and Community projects Program (WEC)

  3. Sir Zelman Cowen Centre & Benevolence Australia

  4. IKAWIRIA

  5. Yarra Libraries

  6. Museum of Indonesian Arts (MIA)

  7. Australian Multicultural Community Services

  8. Indonesian Women’s Friendship Network Victoria

Benefit to visitors and local people

  • Knowledge and exposure to various diaspora multicultural products displayed and sold in the event.

  • Knowledge and exposure to various diaspora multicultural food and beverages displayed and sold in the event.

  • Being entertained by various diaspora multicultural and pop performances and also knowledge and exposure to different cultures.

  • Building network and connection with various migrant diaspora groups in the community including cultural and business communities.

  • Broaden their knowledge to the countries, places and cultures participated in this fair.

 
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