Port Lincoln Multicultural Council hosts talent show

PERFORMER: Charlee Watt will be performing some well known Australian songs at the Talent Quest event this weekend.
PERFORMER: Charlee Watt will be performing some well known Australian songs at the Talent Quest event this weekend.

Port Lincoln residents from different cultural backgrounds are being invited to showcase their cultural talents at a talent show event this Sunday.

The Port Lincoln Multicultural Council is holding its first Talent Quest event at the Port Lincoln Soccer Association at Matthew Place.

The Talent Quest asks people to showcase a “cultural item” that can include singing, dancing or anything to do with people’s culture, heritage or background.

We're always looking to expand our membership base and incorporate more community activities so the community can understand culture and be more inclusive.

Diana Mislov

Council president Diana Mislov said the event coincided with its annual general meeting and it was thought to be a great opportunity for people to express themselves and their culture.

“We’re looking forward to a fun afternoon,” she said.

Ms Mislov said there had already been at least 10 registrations for the event but the community was invited to register on the day.

One of the entrants will be St Joseph’s School student, and young singer Charlee Watt who will perform well known Australian songs ‘I am Australian’ by The Seekers and ‘Land Down Under’ by Men At Work, as well as another song if there was time.

Charlee said she thought it was “really good” to showcase the multicultural aspects of Australian society.

Magic 89.9 presenters Simon ‘Simmo’ Gale and Johana ‘Jo’ Page will serve as judges with a $250 prize for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third.

Entry is free with a free barbecue lunch provided.

Ms Mislov said there was the hope the event could grow and become a regular thing for Port Lincoln.

She said this was in line with the council’s goal to bring cultural events to the community.

“We're always looking to expand our membership base and incorporate more community activities so the community can understand culture and be more inclusive,” she said.

Registrations at the door begin from 11.30am.

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