Media Release – Friday 1 March 2013

Join Canberra’s award-winning Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston as it celebrates Canberra’s rich and diverse multicultural community at International Day on Sunday 17 March 2013.

International Day is when we invite people to travel the world at the markets, exploring the many cultures which call the nation’s capital home,” said Old Bus Depot Markets Director, Diane Hinds.

“Visitors can taste delicious multicultural foods and enjoy the local music and dance groups performing traditional dances. It’s also a great opportunity to buy meaningful gifts handcrafted in other countries,” Diane continued.

Browsing the market stalls on International Day you’ll find a real mix of items including handcrafted statues from Africa, Thai silk handbags from Thailand, Russian babushka art, hand painted ceramic plates from Italy, French provincial tablecloths, woollen hats from Nepal, Indian block print textiles, Vietnamese lanterns and much more.

Enjoy tasty dishes from Spain, Laos, Ethiopia, France and Mexico, and watch traditional dance performances throughout the day including Indian Folk Dancing, Argentine Tango and the high-energy beats of the Drum Effect.   

International Day at the Old Bus Depot Markets will be open from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 17 March 2013 and entry is free.  For more information visit www.obdm.com.au

EVENT INFORMATION FOR YOUR DIARY:

 

What:                   International Day

Where:                Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Ave Kingston, Canberra

When:                  Sunday 17 March 2013

Time:                    10am – 4.00pm

Cost:                     FREE entry

Web:                    www.obdm.com.au

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