Blak Markets Cultural Festival Bare Island La Perouse


Join us at the Blak Market's Cultural Festival on Saturday 13 November out on Bare Island, La Perouse. The event will commence with a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Official Address from the Mayor of Randwick City Council.

This will be followed with special performances by Marcus Corowa and Traditional Aboriginal Cultural group Milan Dhiiyaan. 

CEO, Peter Cooley, said "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. La Perouse has a long history of being an Aboriginal Destination in Sydney and we’re rekindling the fires that were lit by the original Aboriginal Families that used to make and sell their Cultural wares along the La Perouse loop".

“Thanks to Randwick City Council for their ongoing and continued support so far. We're excited to be hosting new stallholders from the Randwick City LGA, resulting from a new business support program being run by First Hand Solutions to get more local Aboriginal community members involved in the Blak Markets. This project will run over the next three years to ensure this great Festival of Aboriginal culture continues." Peter says.

The Blak Markets provide a great chance to buy authentic and unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural gifts, with the knowledge that 100% of the profits are going back into their communities. This Blak Markets features Aboriginal stallholders selling Arts, Crafts and bush foods including native plants, award winning Jewellery and pure silk scarves.

The Blak Markets is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and is run in partnership with Randwick City Council and National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Blak Markets is a Covid-19 Safe event and all attendees are required to sign in with the event QR code, wear a mask, sanitize hands and maintain social distance. 

$2.50 admission fee at the gate. All proceeds raised from gate admissions go towards supporting local Indigenous youth engagement activities.

Program

 9:30    Markets Open

10:00   Welcome to Country, Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony and Lord Mayor's Address

10:30   Singing Performance - Marcus Corowa

11:00 Traditional Aboriginal Dance Performance: Milan Dhiiyaan

11:10   Weaving workshops all day 

1:00 Singing Performance - Marcus Corowa

1:00     Traditional Aboriginal Dance Performance: Milan Dhiiyaan

3pm     Gates close

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For more information, images and interviews, please contact:
Blak Markets Team | M: 0427 824 059 | E: stalls.firsthand@gmail.com

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