Survival Day to honour First Nations People

On Saturday 26 January 2020, Belgrave Survival Day will celebrate its 13th consecutive year.

While thousands of Victorians mark Australia Day as a day of celebration, hundreds of Hills residents come together every year on 26 January at Belgrave’s Brothwick Park to instead commemorate a day of survival.

Showcasing a blend of Aboriginal music, dance, food and stories, the 13th annual Belgrave Survival Day on 26 January will celebrate Indigenous culture and the survival of Australia’s First Nations People

An incredible list of artists have signed on to the event, putting their individual talents on show throughout the afternoon.

Artists include Dave Arden, Allara Briggs-Patterson, Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Choir, Djirri Djirri dancers and many more.

There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids (and adults) busy with fun music and dance, art and craft opportunities and more. As well as the children’s playground.

Soak up the atmosphere on a picnic rug in front of the stage or a stroll around the market and information stalls.

There will also be catering for all food requirements, including traditional bush tucker and a variety of food trucks.

The event is alcohol-free and due to parking limitations around the park organisers strongly encourage people to catch public transport, Carpool or park at Belgrave Train Station where you can get the shuttle bus provided by the event.

Belgrave Survival Day is held on 26 January from 12 noon until 4:30pm at

Borthwick Park, Belgrave.

 

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