Moonah Taste of the World Festival to cook up new flavours

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SOUTHERN Tasmania’s most popular multicultural festival, the Moonah Taste of the World Festival, is returning to excite people’s tastebuds.

Over the past decade, the event has showcased the foods and culture of the many multicultural communities living in Tasmania.

The event was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is back in 2021 with an exciting new flavour.

To keep the festival safe, fun and inclusive, Glenorchy City Council is developing a program of events and activities across Harmony Week from 15 to 21 March.

These smaller, COVID-19 safe events, will replace the large, one-day event of previous years, but will still include plenty of opportunities to tantalise the tastebuds.

Mayor of Glenorchy Kristie Johnston said she embraced the opportunities that the multicultural event brought to the city.

“The Moonah Taste of the World festival brings people together to celebrate Tasmania’s culturally diverse communities,” she said.

“Glenorchy is a proudly multicultural city and I am excited to see our community coming together again to share food, watch performances and explore our diversity with one another.”

The majority of stallholders involved in the event are small community groups who, with the support of council, use it as a platform to share their culture and food with the wider community.

Many groups have even established businesses in the local area as a result of their positive experience with the festival.

The festival builds the capacity of these vibrant communities within Glenorchy, boosts community pride and promotes understanding and embracing of diversity.

The series of events will take place around Moonah, with venues including the Moonah Arts Centre and the Multicultural Hub.

The program will also feature many popular cultural and traditional performances by local performers who work alongside council’s arts and culture team to develop their skills and curate performances for the event.

For more information, visit https://moonahtasteoftheworld.com.au/, follow the event’s Facebook page, or phone the events team at Glenorchy City Council on 6216 6800.

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