Don KRC Global Gardens
The final Festival day in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens has become a tradition of communal picnic feasting, buying unique works from the fabulous Artists’ Market and enjoying back-to-back music and dance performances, all amidst the leafy gardens flanking beautiful Lake Joanna.
This year, Global Gardens will wrap up the Festival with a full day devoted to music, dance and food from around the world. The event will celebrate Victoria’s diverse cultures with strong representation by exceptional artists living and working in central Victoria.
There will be two main performance areas: a main stage featuring bands and musicians, and a dance workshop stage hosted by dance leaders who will conduct performance workshops in traditional and contemporary dance styles.
The wealth of global influences on central Victoria’s food and wine industry will be reflected in the breadth of fare available, including scrumptious morsels from Castlemaine’s famous Farmers Market.
Bring a picnic and settle into a day of complete festive pleasure.
The Global Garden is a free event for all ages.
11-11.45am: Louie Prez – Latin Jazz
12.45-1.30pm: George Kamikawa & Noriko Tadano – Japanese blues
2-2.45pm: Musiki Manjaro – West African
3.15-4pm: Carlito’s Way – Cuban/Latin
4.30-4.45pm: Grace Vanilau Samoan Body Percussion
4.45-5.30pm: Bombay Royale – Indian/Bollywood
DANCE WORKSHOP STAGE
11.45-12.05pm: Didge Fusion
12.05-12.15pm: Jida Indigenous dance welcome
12.15-12.45pm: Crow dreaming dance workshop
1.30-2pm: EACC Sudanese dance workshop
2.45-3.15pm: iDance Latin dance workshop
4.00-4.30pm: Singh Sisters Indian dance workshop
Morning: Chinese lions & drummers
12, 1 & 3pm: Joseph Bromley – Celtic harp and accordion
12.30, 1.30 & 2.30pm: Sayon Souare (bolon) and Molly Souare (gongoma)
2 & 3.30pm: Grace Vanilau – Samoan Body percussion
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