Reconciliation in the Park
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Reconciliation in the Park marks ACT’s historic first Reconciliation Day public holiday to be held in Australia. Join this free community event in Glebe Park in the city which features headline folk inspired pop duo Busby Marou live on stage. The ARIA award-nominated stars will be joined by an array of local Indigenous performers and dancers including the Wiradjuri Echoes. Also performing is Canberra’s own The Voice finalist, teen sensation Lucy Sugerman, The Chesterfield Band, Johnny Huckle and Hardcover. More information here: http://www.events.act.gov.au/reconciliationday
The Glebe Park event offers something for all ages. Among the activities are basket weaving, bush tucker talks, storytelling and children’s art workshops. In addition to the cultural activities the kids can join in there will be a petting zoo, jumping castle and face painting. Grab a bite to eat at the community barbecue or from the food trucks onsite. You can also connect and chat with the many local community organisations who will be exhibiting in Glebe Park on the day. Reconciliation Day is an opportunity for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The day’s activities reflect the National Reconciliation Week 2018 theme Don’t make history a mystery which invites Australians to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.