A Festival of Cultures in the North

Race Relations Week was celebrated at Johnsonville Library through a Festival of Cultures attended by more than 60 people on Friday 19th March.

All the librarians and most of the guests and children from a local   kindergarten were dressed in their national costume.

A showcase of rich cultural performances from the different members of the community highlighted the event – a traditional Chinese Guzheng instrument, originally shipped from China, played beautiful music pieces performed by Cris and an Ethiopian Traditional Coffee Ceremony was described and interpreted by Taitu, one of the librarians.

The children loved the story telling by Veronica and the amazing paper cutting crafts by Yu. The event was also attended by Johnsonville Community Centre ESOL class & the Chinese Senior Community.