Double the rainbow at the Festival of Colours

March 17, 2016 BY

THE community will be encouraged to let their colours show at a family-friendly event in Winchelsea this weekend.
The Festival of Colours, organised by Hare Krishna Valley, will be held on the grounds of Barwon Park Mansion.
Lord Krishna, the god of play, 5,000 years ago in Vrindavan, India. It promotes peace between those who participate by playfully throwing coloured dye on one another.
The festival has gained international popularity in recent years and is now celebrated on every continent.
Every hour, the MC will alert everyone at the main stage to throw their packets of coloured powders, and people are advised to wear a white T-shirt for the best results.
There will also be a range of other activities, including a variety of stage entertainment, such as live music and cultural performances, as well as meditation, fortune-telling and henna body art sessions.
For the little ones, there will be face-painting, a jumping castle, children’s activities and more.
The Festival of Colours, sponsored by the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Surf Coast Shire, will be held at Barwon Park Mansion, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea on Sunday (March 20) from 11am-4pm.
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The family-friendly fun continues elsewhere in the Surf Coast Shire over the weekend, with the Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival starting tomorrow (March 18). There will be eight stages of music running on Saturday and Sunday, including the Special Mystery Guest to close the festival on Sunday afternoon.
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