Parramasala 2017

Since 2010, Parramasala has evolved into a free public celebration of the diverse and rich cultures in Sydney’s west – a heady and colourful mix of music, dance, parade, theatre, food, film and heritage.  Parramasala attracts around 30,000 people of which over 70% were born in countries other than Australia. More than 30 nationalities and cultures have been represented by the festival.

Parramasala has now moved its dates to be part of Multicultural March 2017 and will be held Friday 10 March, Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March 2017. The event will again be held in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Square, here at Riverside Theatres and 2017 will see it spread to the Parramatta Riverbanks. It will continue to offer free entertainment, markets, music, visual arts and a party atmosphere – giving the whole family the opportunity to experience the many diverse cultures of Sydney and to explore facets of life in Western Sydney. A production of Past Forward by internationally acclaimed Indian classical dancer and choreographer, Leela Samson and Spanda Dance is also included as part of the festival and tickets can be purchased here on the Riverside website.

Western Sydney is home to Australia’s most culturally diverse population and is the ideal area to host an event which brings together so many cultures in a positive, inclusive and friendly atmosphere.

  • Adorned – wisdom, memory and song

    10 Mar - 12 Mar 2017
    Raffertys Theatre
    Adorned – wisdom, memory and song is a video installation featuring collaborative performances and handmade wearables by a diverse community of Western Sydney artists and makers.
  • Cinema Thali

    11 Mar - 12 Mar 2017
    Lennox Theatre
    As part of Parramasala 2017 Cinema Thali is a South Asian Film Festival screening films for free over two days.
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  • Past Forward with Leela Samson

    11 Mar 2017
    Riverside Theatre
    Part of the Parramasala Festival Past Forward is a body of creative work by Leela Samson. It depicts an inward journey experienced through the individual body and the group collective
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