Experience Katherine’s rich diversity at two-day Multicultural Festival

Published on Monday, 20 March 2023 at 2:34:30 PM

The two-day Katherine Multicultural Festival promises to be a mix of culture, colour, and tantalising food.

“It’s such a popular event,” Katherine Town Council Mayor Lis Clark said. “It is an opportunity to interact and appreciate the different backgrounds that make up our community.”

This year, the Katherine Town Council has partnered with the Connected Women Katherine group, an Australian Red Cross initiative that has run the event since 2019.

Day one on Saturday April 1 will be the Joy of Many Colours event, a fashion and cultural show at Katherine Highschool from 3pm to 6.30pm. There will be five fashion segments: cultural, casual, business, evening/party and capacity building. Attendees can also expect to see eight cultural performances, participate in kid's activities, and try cultural snacks.

“The fashion and cultural show has a vibrant energy and life to it, representing different cultures positively,” Sabeeha Nihad, State Lead for Migration Support Programs, Australian Red Cross said.

There will be over 50 models with some with migrant and Indigenous backgrounds.

“These women involved are champion of resilience, building a better life for themselves and their families in Katherine,” Ms. Nihad said.

Day Two is The Taste of Many Colours on Sunday April 2 at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre (GYRACC). It will feature cultural dishes from over 25 countries and there will be live music. There will be two time slots from 3pm to 4.30pm, and 4.30pm to 6pm to meet demand to attend.

“It’s great to see the community backing this and exploring all the flavours and culture it offers,” Ms. Clark said.

Attendees are asked to reserve their free spot online for these days.

Book your free timeslot here:

Day One, The Joy of Many Colours. Saturday April 1. Katherine Highschool

  • 3pm to 6pm - reserve here


Day Two, The Taste of Many Colours. Sunday April 2 at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre (GYRACC)

  • 3pm to 4.30pm - reserve here
  • 4.30pm to 6pm - reserve here


For more information, please contact Council’s events coordinator Sinead Te Wake on sinead.tewake@ktc.nt.gov.au or call 08 8972 5500.

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