Hornsby Shire to celebrate diversity with ‘Taste of the World’ cultural festival

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Hornsby Shire Council is excited to announce a vibrant new free event celebrating the brilliant cultural diversity of its community with a dazzling display of performances and culinary experiences.

Lighting up Hornsby Mall on Saturday 17 February, the event will feature music and dance displays, cultural workshops, a pop-up bar and a convoy of delicious delights from food trucks including Turkish Gozleme, Korean street food, Asian fusion and more.

Funded in part by Multicultural NSW, the event will take place from 4pm to 8pm with entertainment commencing from 5pm. Performers include OMBE — a ten-piece Latin Band, Lucky African Dance Group, Capoeira Brazilian performers and Bollywood performers.

Hornsby Shire Mayor the Hon Philip Ruddock AO said he is excited to celebrate the Shire’s rich diversity with an event that’s sure to be a hit for everyone.

“Hornsby Shire is a fantastic place to live and work for many reasons, not least of which is the great vibrancy that our multicultural community brings to the area,” he said.

“At each of our citizenship ceremonies, I have the honour of welcoming new people to our community from a simply stunning diversity of backgrounds. I think this event is a great way to acknowledge the significant contribution of various communities to Hornsby Shire and to have a lot of fun while experiencing something new at the same time”.

Hornsby Shire Council’s “Taste of the World” cultural festival will run from 4pm – 8pm at Hornsby Mall and is FREE to attend. For more information visit: