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Our Languages Matter - FREE NAIDOC Showcase headlined by Coloured Stone
Presenter:
Redland Performing Arts Centre in association with Redland City Council
Description:

​A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture

The stories culture and traditions of NAIDOC Week will be celebrated at Our Languages Matter: A NAIDOC Showcase. NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history, and this year runs from 2 - 9 July 2017. The 2017 theme Our Languages Matter aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in both cultural identity, linking people to their land and water, and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites through story and song.

Join us for a free community celebration featuring art and performances that demonstrate the strong connection Indigenous people have with the Redlands. There will be traditional and contemporary dance, storytelling, song and art displays with this afternoon of entertainment headlined by Bunna Lawrie and Coloured Stone.

12noon – 2pm
Cultural demonstrations and activities including:
• Smoking ceremony
• Torres Strait Islander and Yulu Burri Ba Dancers
• Cultural demonstration and storytelling
• Sand art display
• Weaving/art workshops
• Bush-tucker tastings by IndigiScapes Tea Garden Café

2pm – 4.30pm
Bunna Lawrie and Coloured Stone perform in the Concert Hall.
Coloured Stone, Australia’s premier Aboriginal band, are originally from the Nullarbor Plains and are recognised globally. Their unique and award-winning sound combines rock, ska and reggae with traditional Aboriginal instruments and language. Don't miss this opportunity to see them for free!

 

Performance Times:
Sunday 9 July
12noon - 2pm Cultural demonstrations and activities
2pm - 4.30pm Bunna Lawrie and Coloured Stone concert
Venue:
RPAC Piazza and Concert Hall
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes, including intervals
Prices:
FREE, no bookings required
Suit Children:
Suitable for all ages
Booking Information:
If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre so that we can accommodate your needs.
  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131
Status:
Open
Purchase:

​FREE, no bookings required

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Our Languages Matter: A NAIDOC Showcase is a Redland City Council event proudly supported by the Australian Government and part of the official Quandamooka Festival Program.

Photo on this page and the website homepage: Bunna by Nigel Campbell
Imagery on website homepage from ‘Standing Together’, by Shara Delaney and community members for Redland City Council, 2015