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Blacktown Arts is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia. We support artistic innovation and offers exciting, new experiences for audiences through an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events. Blacktown Arts is committed to exploring dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities. We place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities at the heart of our program to develop new work drawing on issues of local and global significance.

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is an innovative multi-arts hub located in the heart of Blacktown, a short walk from the railway station.


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Tamil Drumming (Parai) Festival 2020

15 March | 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

See and hear firsthand ancient musical and celebratory traditions during the Multicultural Drumming Festival 2020.

Taking place on 15 March, the 2020 cultural gathering will feature a range of exciting performances on ancient multicultural drums accompanied by beautiful, colourful folk dancing.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to pick up a drum for themselves and learn the basics during two workshops:

  • 10.30 am – 11.30 am: Introduction of the drum – a basic lesson of the ancient instrument
  • 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm: Drumming Beats – feel, learn and play the basic beats
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15 March
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
9839 6558


Blacktown Arts
9839 6558