Feels like Home
Feels like Home
144 Chapel St
St Kilda , VIC 3182
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Feels Like Home is a joyful celebration of Refugee Week and the many contributions refugees make to Australian society. Unite with us on this incredible day of multicultural art, food, dance, music and fun for all.
About this event
Presented by Space2b, art and design social enterprise supporting new migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum become financially independent, Feels Like Home includes an artist-guided laneway art tour, a vibrant parade led by our young and talented musicians from St Kilda Primary School to honour the remarkable spirit of treacherous refugee journeys, multicultural music performances as well as culinary offerings from Nepal, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, Brazil and beyond. Henna tattoos and face painting will be available for the little ones to enjoy.
Also joining us on the day is talented artist and Face2face recipient Anahita Diba who will be sharing her incredible story of resilience and hope – she and her family left Iran when she was 16 only to land in detention in Nauru for 6 years before regaining freedom.
Part of this unique festival is the art exhibition, “Unity the Way Forward” which features the collaborative works of artists Leila Ashtiani and Karen Hopkins. It is the fourth edition of the innovative program Face2Face pairing a migrant artist with an established local artist to foster the spirit of co-creation, connection and mutual respect. The exhibition runs for the whole of June at Space2b’s Artspace Gallery.
FEELS LIKE HOME – Sunday 20th June, 2021, between 12pm and 3pm
12:00pm: Street art tour by artists
12.30pm: Parade at Space2b - 144 Chapel St
1-3pm: Lunch, food, dance & music at uniting church - 163 Chapel St, St Kilda.
Parking is available around the laneway or on nearby streets.
More details on the website: https://space2b.com.au/feels-like-home/
Space2b supports our participants to thrive by connecting people, facilitating creative enterprise, workplace training, and business mentoring. Our creative community workspace includes a retail outlet, art gallery, design studio, workshop space, small business hub, and laneway café in the City of Port Phillip.
The festival has been kindly funded by the State Government DPC Festivals grant.