Greater Sydney has a new festival on its cultural calendar. The inaugural Locale Festival celebrates the people and places of Cumberland with an ambitious series of performances, food tours, workshops and events across the local government area from 14-24 July 2017. One of the highlights of the Locale Festival is what the organisers call the Jollof Wars. Sahra Tohow is from Africultures Festival, and her group is hosting an African banquet at the festival. But what's really got West Africans in Sydney talking is an item on the festival's program dubbed "Jollof Wars". Sahra explains to Martin Kwakwa what the "war" is all about. Details: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/jollof-wars-2017-tickets-34873052238
Local residents and guests from across Greater Sydney are invited to
·Get a taste of Ottoman night life at a night bazaar in Auburn
·Dance their way through a Bollywood street party at Regents Park
·Discover Cumberland's Aboriginal heritage and try Bush Tucker in Pemulwuy
·Live La Dolce Vita for a day with the Italian community in Berala
·Bring their skates, BMX or scooter to a Pop Up skate park in Greystanes.
Cumberland Council Interim General Manager Malcolm Ryan says the festival is an invitation to discover the adventures hiding in people's own backyard.
Mr Ryan says Locale Festival is an opportunity to journey through Cumberland with the eyes of a traveller and to rediscover the people and places you only think you know.