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Image courtesy of NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

This October, Western Sydney’s diverse culture and heritage will come to life through food, music, dance and storytelling.

West Fest is a two-week festival which will be held in multiple locations across Western Sydney from 6-21 October 2018. West Fest will enliven the intangible heritage of the West through a variety of hands on experiences that will provide you with unique opportunities to engage, share and celebrate our heritage.

The theme for the event is intangible cultural heritage; the traditions inherited from our ancestors that are not tied to a physical place but are carried within a person or a community. These include social practices, festivities, stories, language, costume, food, dance, performing arts, practices, and the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts.

There is vast cultural diversity across Western Sydney, contributed by the many migrant groups over the decades who have made the region their home. West Fest has been designed to highlight and celebrate the broad and significant cultural heritage of the people who live there.