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Singleton set to celebrate Harmony Week 2024


From Bollywood dancing to cupcakes, there’s a harmonious week of activities culminating in an international food festival happening across Singleton Library and Singleton Youth Venue to celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in our community. 

Harmony Week will take place from 18 to 24 March to bring people from all different backgrounds together to celebrate a sense of belonging and respect for everyone — and there’s plenty of things to try for all ages in Singleton. 

Council’s director organisation and community capacity Vicki Brereton said the program had been developed by the organisation’s community services team in partnership with Singleton Multicultural Group to make the week as diverse as possible for residents. 

People can also wear orange to show their support. 

“Harmony Week enshrines the message that everyone belongs, and that’s especially true of Singleton Library and Singleton Youth Venue where everyone is welcome to come together, access resources and connect in a whole range of ways, every day of the year,” Mrs Brereton said. 

“But, Harmony Week is an extra opportunity to offer even more activities for everyone to celebrate the diversity of cultures and backgrounds in our community. 

“If you’ve ever wanted to try Bollywood dancing, this is your chance. Get the kids involved in a colouring-in competition to win a Spend in Singleton card, or have a go at henna art and cultural weaving. 

“To cap it off, the whole family can come along to Harmony Storytime at the Library on Saturday 23 March, and stay for the International Food Festival run by the Singleton Mutlicultural Group. 

“We’re really proud of the relationship we have with Singleton Multicultural Group and it’s been wonderful to work with them to make the Harmony Week program a success.” 

The Library will also record Harmony Week Oral Histories and is inviting multicultural members of the Singleton community to share their stories about why they relocated to Singleton.

These oral histories will be shared on the Library’s online catalogue.

To find out more or to enquire about sharing your story, visit the library or call 02 6578 7500. 

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