Organisers of the Festival of the Five Senses get together to help coordinate the inaugural festival for Grafton.
Organisers of the Festival of the Five Senses get together to help coordinate the inaugural festival for Grafton.

Senses working overtime

THE Clarence Valley has another festival to look forward to.

The Festival of the Five Senses, to be held on May 28 at Grafton's Market Square, will be a celebration of the cultural diversity of people living in the Clarence Valley, according to organiser Santi Acera.

Mr Acera said the festival would honour the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of all residents in the Valley.

He said four Aboriginal dance groups, an Irish music group, dancing from the Middle East, Latino American, Filipino and Indonesian communities, as well as singers from Germany, have so far been booked to perform.

Mr Acera said along with the entertainment, eight food stalls providing bush tucker, Thai, Philippine, Indonesian, Mexican, German, and South African cuisine would be available on the day.

Mr Acera said while many participants were already confirmed, the organising committee was looking for more people to be involved.

"We are asking if anybody else in the community would like to get involved in this special oneday street festival," he said.

"We are looking for performers, workshops coordinators, food stalls, exhibition items that will showcase the diverse multi-cultural backgrounds that exist in the Clarence Valley, or simply anyone that wants to help and get involved."

The festival is an initiative of the Community Relations Commission for a Multi-cultural NSW, which has contributed $20,000.

The funding means the Festival of the Five Senses will be held in the Valley for at least the next two years.

The festival will be held at Market Square, Grafton on May 28 from 10am until 5pm.

Mr Acera asked for anyone interested in helping to contact him on 0422 760 521.



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