Experience Casey is an annual one day event that provides the community with a variety of experiences including food tasting, performances and community stalls representing the culturally vibrant and diverse community of Casey.
On Sunday 29 May 2016, a significant community event was held at Lynbrook Community Centre to showcase a number of Council programs and services, including Experience Casey 2016, the launch of Winter Arts Festival and the 1st Anniversary of the Lynbrook Community Centre.
Many hundreds of residents came along to join in the opportunities to connect, participate and feel a real sense of belonging and the event provided the Casey community with an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and tastes from many different cultures and included a range of community performances, free art and cooking demonstrations, workshops, face painting, puppetry and lots, lots more.
The event saw the premiere screening of a series of four short films that celebrate cultural diversity in Casey and were produced in partnership with a broad range of existing community organisations and individuals. They demonstrate how our community is connecting with each other, participating in a whole range of activities and building a greater sense of belonging to their local community.
The themes of the four short films are:
1. Meet - the possibilities of intercultural connection between established Casey residents and new migrants through an arts and cultural program
2. Eat - how intercultural understanding and connections can be achieved through socialising in the home and the love of food
3. Play - how young people can engage in, and influence, sports and youth engagement in Casey.
4. Work - how newly migrant entrepreneurs in Casey are focussing on intercultural connections in the workplace and with the local business community.
If you have any enquiries regarding Experience Casey, please contact the City of Casey Customer Service.