Parramasala set to spring to life

Dancers from Nrityagriha School of Indian classic dance at Parramasala at Price Alfred Park, Parramatta. Picture: Helen Nezdropa.

Dancers from Nrityagriha School of Indian classic dance at Parramasala at Price Alfred Park, Parramatta. Picture: Helen Nezdropa.

Parramatta and Harris Park will once again spring to life when the vibrant sights and sounds of the fifth annual South Asian festival Parramasala returns from October 17-19.

Featuring an exciting program of local and international artists, Parramasala is set to transform Parramatta with contemporary music, dance, theatre, film, workshops, exhibitions, free concerts bazaar market and Bollywood-style dancers.

Lord mayor John Chedid, said Parramatta is looking forward to reaping the social, cultural and economic benefits from this annual festival.

“Parramasala draws thousands of visitors to Parramatta and brings some of the world’s best performers and artists to our City, helping reinforce our position as one of the leading major events destinations in Sydney,” Cr Chedid said.

“Our city is home to one of Australia’s largest Indian and South Asian communities and this festival not only highlights our thriving cultural diversity but also provides a great opportunity to showcase Parramatta and Harris Park to a large number of visitors from across Sydney.”

Some of the highlights of Parramasala 2014 include the free opening night parade through the streets of Parramatta, events in Harris Park and a range of entertainment and celebrations over the weekend.

The full 2014 program for Parramasala will be available in late August.

For more information or to sign up for the e-newsletter about the event, please visit parramasala.com

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