4 March 2009

FESTIVAL - Indonesian Festa (15 March 2009; Immigration Museum, Melbourne)

Indonesian Festa
Sunday 15 Mar 2009
Immigration Museum, Flinders St, Melbourne

A festival celebrating the diversity of Victoria’s Indonesian community. Join in this one-day festival celebrating the diversity of Victoria’s Indonesian community, through performances, activities and food. From north to south and east to west – or, as the Indonesians say, “from Sabang to Merauke” – each of the more than 13,500 islands of the Indonesian archipelago has its own character and traditions.

Experience the breadth of Indonesian local cultures and customs, and see how the community continues to practise these in Melbourne and Victoria – the sounds of the gamelan orchestra, the taste of Indonesian food, shadow puppetry, as well as dances and crafts from various parts of the country.

You can learn some moves in a dance workshop, or have a go at pencak silat (a form of martial arts).

Sunday 15 Mar 2009
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Immigration Museum

** Free with Museum admission **