Cultural Diversity Week 2017 encourages Victorians to host unique events that celebrate our diversity with fascinating stories of cultural roots and identity.
Hosting your own storytelling event means that you can have it anywhere and you don’t need anything – just people and stories.
Whether it's a morning tea at work, a community club night or a lunch with friends and family, hosting an event allows you to create a collective experience, to hear something you didn't know before, share your own story and make new discoveries.
Suggestions for storytelling activities at your event.
Unpack your suitcase
Were you born in another country? Do you have a story about your journey to Victoria? If not you, does your family have a story?
Share your story - starting with what was in your suitcase. What did you pack that tells people something interesting about your cultural roots and identity?
What’s in a name?
We all have one. What’s the cultural or religious history of your name or your family’s name? Is it part of your cultural identity?
When a group of people share the history of their name, they might find out some interesting similarities.
We are sentimental about our belongings for a reason – they are part of our identity. Tell a story about one thing you own that shares a special memory from your past that symbolises your cultural heritage or identity.
Is it one of your grandmother’s plates used to share jewelled rice at Iranian family dinners?
Is it the rosary beads you inherited from your aunt with Bosnian heritage?
Is it the mah-jong set given to you as birthday gift from your cousin with a Chinese background?
Event planning kit
Need some help with your event?
Register your event
Tell us about your event by submitting it to the Cultural Diversity Week events calendar. We can also promote your event on the calendar if you elect to publish it on the 'Register an event' form.