Chinatown Discovery Festival 2019

The Broome Chinatown Revitalisation Project will be officially opened with an exciting new Chinatown Discovery Festival from Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May 2019.

With construction works on Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace scheduled for completion in late April 2019, the Broome Chinatown Revitalisation Project and Shire of Broome are joining with Chinatown’s traders to officially re-open the precinct with the three-day arts and heritage festival.

The Chinatown Discovery Festival will showcase the diversity of Chinatown and the Broome community with a range of events and performances from local and visiting artists including the return of Sand Sculpture WA, historical and walking tours, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, the return of the Pearlers’ Games, oral history recording, local musicians and more.

The Broome community is also being asked to come on board with events and activities reflecting Chinatown’s history and celebrating its multicultural heritage for inclusion in the festival program.

Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, said the Chinatown Discovery Festival aimed to tap into the cultural and historical knowledge held by many in the community.

“With the Broome Chinatown Revitalisation Project approaching completion, the festival is about celebrating the heart and soul of Chinatown,” Cr Tracey said.

“We want to preserve Broome’s unique culture and stories, and so we’re creating an opportunity for the people holding the memories to share and pass them on, and in ways that younger generations can value them.

“Places have histories and meanings that go beyond the physical roads and buildings, and with this festival we hope to help people understand and celebrate Chinatown's identity and unique history.”

Groups, businesses, performers and anyone else keen to join the festivities and host events can complete a registration of interest form on the Chinatown website, at Chinatown HQ in Little Johnny Chi Lane or at the Shire of Broome Administration.

To keep up to date on construction and festival announcements, follow the Broome Chinatown Revitalisation Project on social media and join the eNewsletter mailing list through the website.

For more information on the Broome Chinatown Revitalisation Project and sub-projects visit the website at the link below.

Days and Times for the event
Friday, 24 May 2019, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Cost
Location
Chinatown Broome
Contact
Shire of Broome Administration
Tel: (08) 9191 3456
Mob:
Email: revitalisation@chinatownbroome.com.au
Web: Broome Chinatown Revitalisation Project - website
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