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Freedom Feast - community long table dinner for Ref-YOU-gee Week

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Coffs Central - upstairs Food at the Terrace

35-61 Harbour Drive

Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

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The Freedom Feast is a major activity in this years' celebration of Ref-YOU-gee Week: a long table sit down shared community meal experience with a variety of live entertainment - a melding of story sharing, curated discussions and community performance - all exploring different aspects of the refugee experience around the theme of freedom.

The heart of Coffs Harbour will come to life - bursting with the vibrant colours, flavours and aromas that make up the rich cultural tapestry of our beautiful Coffs community - as the upstairs Food Terrace at Coffs Central is transformed into one big warm and welcoming community living room - where food and stories are shared, new perspectives are gained and new connections and friendships are forged.

Bring a plate of food to share and enjoy a sumptuous community feast featuring authentic home cooked multicultural food from all over the world. Hear and share stories inspired by these delicious dishes.

Relax and enjoy live music & dance performances from diverse local cultural communities including one of our most newly arrived community members Ali Hasan from Syria - a professional musician in his former country and incredibly talented master of a middle eastern stringed instrument known as the Tambur. Not to mention the exuberance and talent of local young people from diverse cultural backgrounds with a multicultural fashion parade, fusion dance performance and more.

You Can Ask That! Inspired by ABC TVs popular series You Can't Ask That, join with a panel of amazing local people from a diverse array of cultures, ages and backgrounds who have lived the refugee experience as they provide candid answers to questions that have been pre-submitted by other local community members. It's everything you wanted to know about refugees but weren't quite sure how to ask.

The Freedom Feast and the broader Ref-YOU-gee Week program is about celebrating our freedom together and the journeys we have all taken to calling Coffs home, whilst acknowledging that for many, freedom and their struggle for it took on a whole new meaning and Coffs became a new safe home, a new opportunity, a new beginning. It is about remembering and acknowledging the struggles for freedom that still exist the world over - and appreciating what we can grow together now through our freedom right here at home.

So book your free place now and come and join this positive gathering. Everyone is welcome and with a break-out space with facilitated art activities for the little ones throughout the evening, kids are very welcome too.

So come and tantalise your tastebuds. Grow your understanding. Deepen your connection.

Coffs Harbour Ref-YOU-gee Week 2017 - Put yourself in the picture!


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