Queensland Multicultural Month Features Global Adventures Inala

Photo credit: Queensland Cultural Events Association Inc./‎Facebook

This August, Queensland celebrates its annual Multicultural Month, the state’s largest multicultural celebration. Included in this month’s celebration is the Global Adventures Inala, which is organised by the Inala Youth Service.

Queensland Multicultural Month is an opportunity for people from across the state to come together, celebrate and appreciate our diversity through performance, art, food, and sharing stories.

This 2018, each week in the Queensland Multicultural Month will have the following theme:

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  • Move (1st – 5th August) – Sport, recreation and the arts
  • Connect (6th – 12th August) – Relax, socialize, and reflect on our unique heritage and history
  • Speak (13th – 19th August) – Speak up and share your languages, your culture and your journey with your fellow Queenslanders
  • Grow (20th – 26th August) – State’s business sector’s opportunity to grow a more diverse workforce and support structured career paths for new Queenslanders

“Queensland is a wonderful diverse state, with more than 1 of 5 of us born overseas,” Multicultural Development Australia (MDA) CEO Kerrin Benson said.

“Events like Global Adventures help us to get to know our neighbours and build strong communities where diversity of experiences and perspective is a strength,” Ms Benson said.

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The festival is aimed at showcasing the finest food, art, performance, and fashion unique to the community. “We are extending the invitation to everybody in the Greater Brisbane region who would like to come celebrate our strong, diverse and proud community,” Inala Youth Service CEO Lisa Evans said

Inala is considered a melting pot of people with half of its population born overseas. “While there are many cultural groups with a large presence in Inala there are also many emerging cultural communities who will be given the opportunity to publicly showcase their culture at the festival,” Ms Evan further said.


Photos from Queensland Multicultural Month 2017

Photo credit: Yeronga State High School/Facebook
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Photo credit: Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC)/Facebook
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Some of the must see places that will be showcased to Inala visitors:

  • Cultural Hub – a gastronomic experience of Inala’s culturally diverse culinary specialties at the Civic Centre, Kittyhawk Ave.
  • Park Life – highlighting our beautiful parks including one of the biggest, the DJ Sherrington Park.
  • Independent Grocers – fresh herbs, exotic produce, and other hard-to-find ingredients.
  • Bakeries –  spotlights Vietnamese bakeries specialties like the Banh Mi of Minh Tan Bakery.

Global Adventures Inala is happening on August 17, 2018, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the DJ Sherrington Park, 601 Blunder Rd, Inala.