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Visual feast a ‘must see’

☐ Granville Town Hall and carpark will come to life as an illuminated canvas.

GRANVILLE Town Hall will be transformed into a kaleidoscope of lights and images inspired by the stories and places of the people of Granville this Saturday.

A free, family friendly, visual feast for all ages, it will see Granville Town Hall and carpark come to life as an illuminated canvas featuring live animation, outdoor cinema and projection art from 5-9pm.
The short films, stories and visuals shown will be crowd sourced from the Granville community, with contributions and collaborations from Arab Theatre Studio and River City Voices choir.
Cumberland Mayor Greg Cummings said this year’s Cumberland Local Festival featured many great events and this one would top off a great festival experience for local residents and visitors.
“The Our Stories is a unique experience in the Cumberland Local Festival, powered by mobile projection specialists Little Projector Company as featured at Parramatta Lanes and Australia’s biggest light festivals including Vivid Sydney and Melbourne White Night,” Cr Cummings said.
Little Projector Company’s projection playground will feature food trucks, interactive live animation, outdoor cinema and projection art, and is supported by performances by Granville artist groups.
River City Voices, Western Sydney’s new symphonic choir, will perform, taking inspiration from the iconic Baz Luhrmann film ‘Strictly Ballroom’ filmed in part at Granville Town Hall.
Granville Town Hall resident arts group Arab Theatre Studio (ATS) are Arab Australian contemporary performers, writers, artists and creative producers. ATS artists will present collaborative projection works including local ‘kid-made’ stories from ATS Kids workshops, plus a feature musical set by Dandana Arabic music ensemble.
There will also be a special screening of Cumberland made documentary, ‘Before 1770’, which documents the journey made by 21 people from Cumberland’s Abu Hanifa Institute to Arnhem Land to trace the historic connections of Muslim and Aboriginal cultures in Arnhem Land as far back as 1517. Screening includes Q&A with the filmmaker Sheikh Wesam Charkawi.

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