Multicultural kids unite to celebrate 20 years of the Children’s Festival

The Sydney-based Children’s Festival organisation will give everyone a lesson in cultural harmony when children from many different cultural backgrounds perform their version of Wizard of Oz on June 3rd. The occasion is the 20th-anniversary celebration of the creation of the Multicultural Children’s Festival in Sydney.Founding President, Thuat Nguyen, said today that: “Whilst over these years we have faithfully portrayed cultural diversity through our on-stage performances, this year, to celebrate our success, we want to show the unified spirit of our children in this mass performance. “Our 20th Anniversary Fundraising Concert is a spectacular entertainment program with performances by over a dozen children’s groups from various cultural communities, including Indigenous, coming together to re-tell the story of “The Wizard of Oz” in a multicultural setting.

“At least one hundred and fifty children will jointly present this show as young Australians living together in harmony in the multicultural Australian society. “The Wizard of Oz is a story about mateship, self-empowerment and a diverse group of people helping each other as they journey together. It embodies the spirit of the Children’s Festival – Play together and live in harmony. “This is not just about diversity and harmony this is about giving young performers an opportunity to learn about stagecraft, acting, playing to a theatre audience. Many of these young people are extremely talented and could certainly go on to work in the performing arts.

“The concert also features an international costume display and will be truly a very special occasion where families can enjoy a fantastic show while contributing to a great cause”, Mr Nguyen said. The Twentieth Anniversary Fund-raising Concert will be presented at the Revesby Workers Club, 2B Brett Street, Revesby, between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday 3rd June 2018.

A new Children’s Festival will be staged this year in Campbelltown in August and the 20th annual festival in Bankstown will be held in October.