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A Weekend in Redfern


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This weekend is your opportunity to learn, see, taste and experience the world’s oldest living culture at a free event in Redfern.

Redfern is one of the most renowned places for contemporary Aboriginal Australian history. In the early 60s it became a magnet for Aboriginal people seeking work opportunities, shelter and connections with community and family.

This free event is open to everyone looking to:

  • be welcomed to country by Redfern elder
  • experience a smoking ceremony
  • watch traditional and contemporary dancers
  • participate in workshops: weaving, art, dance, rap writing with Aboriginal rap artist and screening of short films and documentaries from NITV
  • experience the oldest living culture through virtual reality
  • See a live food demonstration using traditional ingredients (you’ll get a little taste too)

On Saturday at 3.30pm we have an exclusive Poetry Slam with members of Black Rhymes, led by local poet and activist Lorna Munro.

On Sunday at 3.30pm experience “An Afternoon Yarn & Music” with Aunty Marlene Cummins – Australia’s foremost Indigenous female blues writer and performer.

Workshops will be running in the morning from 10.30am and the afternoon from 1.30pm for approximately 90 minutes. For more information and to book tickets.