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Part of NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC in the city

When

Saturday 8 July 2023 from 11am to 3pm

Cost

Free

Take a stroll through Hyde Park north to experience food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city. 

Bayumi Hub  

Bayumi translates to ‘music’ and the hub will host a celebratory program of talented First Nations artists. Celebrate prolific storytellers and contemporary music artists from all genres, hailing from many nations. 

Learn more about ancient song lines, their enduring survival and inherent connection to First Nations people.  

  • 11am – Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony

  • 11.15am Amelia Thompson

  • 12.00pm Cindy Drummond

  • 1pm Renegades of Munk

  • 2pm Chill Cheney

Dangura Ring  

Dangura translates to ‘dance’ and is the spiritual heart and soul of NAIDOC in the City. Experience, heal and unearth the infinite continual connection to Country.  

A Welcome to Country ceremony will open the festival followed by the Calling of the Clans. 

  • 11.10am Harbour Beizam

  • 11.55am Buuja Buuja

  • 12.40pm Brolga Dance Academy

  • 1.25pm Gawura

Bangawara Huts

A dedicated space for children and their families. Find toys, games and activities to keep the young (and young at heart) entertained.  

11.25am

  • Listening Workshop: Yidaki with Blak Douglas

  • Building Workshop: Artefacts Gawura

  • Cooking demonstration: Johnny cakes with Aunty Beryl van Oploo

  • Making Workshop: Adornments with Toni Hill

  • Dance Workshop: Harbour Breizam

12.10pm

  • Listening Workshop: Yidaki with Blak Douglas

  • Cooking demonstration: Johnny cakes with Aunty Beryl van Oploo

  • Building Workshop: Caring for fire through Gawura

  • Making Workshop: Adornments with Toni Hill

  • Dance Workshop: Buuja Buuja

12.55pm

  • Building Workshop: Caring for fire through Gawura

  • Listening Workshop: Gum Leaf with Uncle James Dungay

  • Cooking demonstration: Barramundi with Aunty Beryl van Oploo

  • Making Workshop: Weaving with Bianca Caldwell

  • Dance Workshop: Gawura

1.40pm

  • Building Workshop: Artefacts Gawura

  • Listening Workshop: Gum Leaf with Uncle James Dungay

  • Cooking demonstration: Barramundi with Aunty Beryl van Oploo

  • Making Workshop: Weaving with Bianca Caldwell

  • Dance Workshop: Brolga Academy

Bilarra Games 

Bilarra translates to ‘spear’ and is the First Nations games space at NAIDOC in the City. 

Everyone is invited to experience the traditional games from various First Nations communities and peoples.  

Touch, hear, see and move in these fun activities suitable for all ages.  

Fig Tree Markets  

Buy local and authentic art, craft and produce from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. Stalls are throughout Hyde Park north. 

Performance details and full event schedule will be available soon.  

NAIDOC in the City is proudly presented by Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with the City of Sydney.  

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

The theme for 2023 is ‘For Our Elders’.

The City of Sydney's grants and sponsorship team will be available to discuss how to bring your idea to life with a grant. 

Contact event organiser

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