Blak Markets 7th Birthday on Bare Island
[supplied by Blak Markets]
The Blak Markets 7th birthday celebrations will kick off on Bare Island on Sunday 21 March with Aboriginal stallholders selling Arts, Crafts and bushfoods including Native Plants, award winning Jewellery and Pure Silk Scarves featuring Aboriginal designs.
CEO and co-founder of the Blak Markets, Peter Cooley, said it is exciting to have been running the Markets in such a unique location for seven years. "We're really proud that the Blak Markets have proved to be a big success for both visitors to the Markets and our stallholders over such a long period," Peter says. Huge thanks to Randwick City Council for their support so far and I'm really proud to continue this partnership for the next three years to ensure this great Festival of Aboriginal culture continues."
As always there's a wonderful festival line line up with singing by Marcus Corowa, local cultural dance performances, weaving workshops and a welcome to country and smoking ceremony.
The Blak Markets is a great chance to buy authentic and unique gifts knowing that 100% of the profits are going back into Aboriginal communities.
The Blak Markets are done in partnership with Randwick City Council and are held in the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service, Kamay-Botany Bay National Park.
9:30 Markets Open
10:30 Welcome to Country and Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony
11:00 Cultural Dance performance
11:10 Weaving workshops with Karleen Green (all day)
11:30 Singing Performance by Marcus Corowa
12:30 Larry Brandy storytelling for the children
2:00 Cultural Dance performance
2:30 Singing Performance by Marcus Corowa
3pm Gates close
For updates on our program and how to get there visit our facebook page
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