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GLOBAL GATHERING: Connecting through culture at New Annual

Newcastle is set to burst with colour, sound and flavour when Global Gathering takes over Museum Park on Saturday, 30 September, for New Annual.

The vibrant celebration of the city’s diverse diasporas promises a captivating showcase of traditions, culinary delights, art forms, and cultural expressions that make up the rich tapestry of Newcastle’s multicultural community.

Hosted by the renowned media personality and author Yumi Stynes, Global Gathering’s two stages will host food demonstrations, live music and dance performances.



The evening will be packed with performances including Dancenorth’s NOISE – a captivating dance performance with percussive energy and powerful dance featuring over 70+ local volunteer drummers


Food enthusiasts will be in for a treat with live food demonstrations featuring a mix of Afghan, Sudanese, and Tibetan cuisine. There’ll also be a special Frido Cacao demonstration, where you can learn about this vegan-friendly, nourishing, and antioxidant-rich Mexican cacao drink.

Live Music

The lineup of live music will feature Paco Lara, an acclaimed Flamenco guitarist known for his genuine Jerez style, the Suara Indonesia Dance Group and SambaFrog who will set the stage on fire with the festive rhythms of Brazil’s Carnaval. AfroMbollo, a fusion of soul and groove, is also on the bill alongside Ugandan Hip Hop star, Kween G.

Makers Tent

For those seeking a bit of hands-on learning, the Maker’s tent offers a chance to pick up new skills. You can take part in dance demonstrations, and get creative with Henna art or making a Chinese Lantern.

Latin Dance and Fusion Beats

Local Latin Dance community Dance On Newy will hit the stage with a mix of Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms. And, you’d be mad to miss Yakumama – a 7-piece Latin fusion band playing Peruvian Chicha.

Join the Celebration

Global Gathering is a free community event and an opportunity for Novocastrians to come together, celebrate diversity, and experience the world without leaving Newcastle. It will take over Newcastle Museum Park on Saturday 30 September. You can find out more and register for updates by visiting,


Newcastle Museum Park
Saturday 30 September
1:00om – 9:00pm