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Lismore Campus: Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Fusion Festival Lismore logoJoin in the celebration of cultural diversity at the University and within our communities.

Wear your national / cultural dress or bright clothing. Come along for cultural sharing and conversations.

International Food-Tasting & Uni-Tea Tasting, Fun Activities, Dance & Music, Photography & Poetry Competition Exhibition in Learning Centre all week.

Lismore campus line up

Monday 4 September 2017

Launch of the Fusion Festival

Official opening of the Fusion Festival by Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker.Learning Centre, Goodman Plaza11:00am
Announcement of winners of the Fusion Festival Photography & Poetry Competition. Light refreshments.

Wednesday 6 September 2017 - Fusion Festival


Festival Opening by MC Mitch Kirby and Welcome To Country by Aunty Irene HarringtonGoodman Plaza11:30am
Nuananong Puangkhamkhong - traditional Thai DanceGoodman Plaza11:45am
Doli Marma - from the Marma Indigenous community in the Chittagong Hill tracks of Bangladesh, Doli will perform Bengali classical songs as well as compositions from her first album.Goodman Plaza12:00midday
Brodie & Isaac - fiddler and violinist from the Button collective bring an exciting blend of traditional Australian & Irish Colonial musicGoodman Plaza12:25pm
Mahmudur Rahman - Mahmudur shares his Bangladeshi cultureGoodman Plaza12:50pm
Mr Rhythm & Friends - Billy Remo Wetere, of Maori descent, moved to Australia in his early childhood. He has collected stories from his time living amongst Australian Indigenous peoples and wants to send a message "of love, unity and healing through music".Goodman Plaza12:55pm
Dhinawan - A descendant of Gamillaroi Bigambul people, Dhinawan and his son bring you traditional Indigenous stories through music and dance.Goodman Plaza1:20pm
Tomcat Beatz - African drumming and percussion workshop and performance with Chris mason, Tom Mwana and Dr Barry Hill.Goodman Plaza1:40pm
Close of Fusion Festival by Head - Equity & Diversity, Rachel CallahanGoodman Plaza1:50pm

International Food-Tasting

Japanese pancakes, Thai Spring Rolls, Indian Curry & Rice, Sushi, Aussie BBQ, Mediterranean pasta, Carbonaro pesto pasta, Bush-tucker Desserts, Cannoli dessert, Fruit tart, Amoretti biscuits, Tea TastingGoodman Plazafrom 12:00 midday


Photography & Poetry Competition ExhibitionLearning CentreWhole Week
Henna Harem - temporary body artGoodman Plaza12;00midday - 2.00pm
"Who Am I" interactive, art workshop exploring participants' sense of self, identity and belonging, with contemporary Aboriginal artist Michael PhilpGoodman Plaza12:00midday - 2:00pm
African drumming and percussion workshop with Chris Mason, Tom Mwana & Dr Barry Hill.Goodman Plaza12.00pm - 2:00pm
TIME - The Indigenous Multicultural ExperienceGoodman Plaza12:00midday - 2:00pm
Bangladesh Cultural Exchange - find out about Bangladeshi culture, including renowned icons, the sights and sounds of the countryGoodman Plaza12:00midday - 2:00pm
Japanese Tea Ceremony & Study Exchange informationGoodman Plaza12:00midday - 2:00pm