“ONE DAY” IN FREO: WORLD-CLASS ARTISTS TO CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA IN FREE PUBLIC EVENT
November 25, 2016 13 Comments
You would have no doubt have heard the announcement about the City of Fremantle ’s “One Day” in Fremantle event in Saturday 28 January 2017. I think having an alternative event (that will be in addition to the traditional Australia Day fireworks now put on by Fishing Boat Harbour Traders and the Fremantle BID) is a win-win for Freo.
Here is the media release that went out and some photos:
One Day in Fremantle is an opportunity for all Australians to come together and celebrate the multicultural diversity of our country.
Presented by the City of Fremantle, the free, family-friendly event is a culturally-inclusive alternative to traditional Australia Day celebrations that will see some of Australia’s finest artists take to the stage.
The Esplanade Reserve will host performances by world-class artists John Butler, Dan Sultan and Mama Kin.
Families will have the opportunity to enjoy and take part in a range of fun arts and cultural activities.
“I feel very honoured and privileged to be part of One Day in Fremantle. It takes bold steps to move forward as a community and I really commend the City of Fremantle for their vision to create a space and a moment that is culturally sensitive and inclusive. A day in which all Australians can happily celebrate and invest in,” said John Butler.
“We are immensely proud to have artists of this calibre join Fremantle to celebrate diversity, inclusion and acceptance for all Australians. Whether it’s enjoying live music or participating in engaging art and cultural activities, this event is for all Australians to unite and celebrate on one day,” added Fremantle Mayor Dr. Brad Pettitt.
The celebrations will be hosted by multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Gina Williams and include a Welcome to Country by Marie Taylor and Dr. Richard Walley OAM.
A citizenship ceremony will welcome new Australians from around the world.
To help shape future celebrations in Fremantle, a series of conversations hosted by locals and guests will encourage people to share their ideas and what they love about celebrating Australia.
“This family-friendly event will contribute to the nationwide conversation on celebrating our country and its people. Fremantle is offering Australians another day to celebrate – together,” said Dr Pettitt.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the stellar line-up whilst embracing the diversity of modern-day Australia.
Celebrate Australia in the heart of Fremantle – one day when everyone is welcome.
One Day in Fremantle is a free, family-friendly event that will be held at the Esplanade Reserve in Fremantle on Saturday 28 of January, 2.00–8.00 pm.
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