26 September 2023

Canberrans invited to visit embassies

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Canberrans are to receive a rare opportunity to see behind the gates of the international embassies and high commissions that populate the city with the return of Windows to the World this weekend.

Announced by the Minister for the Arts and Multicultural Affairs, Tara Cheyne, the event is to launch at Floriade this Saturday (15 October) and run across the weekend of 22-23 October.

“At Floriade, visitors will get a taste of eight cultures with highlights including Cambodian Chhai Yam Dance performance, Canadian trivia and delicious Arabic and Saudi coffee,” Ms Cheyne said.

“The following weekend, more than 20 embassies and High Commissions, including the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the Embassy of Mongolia, the Indian High Commission and the Embassy of Peru will open their doors to the public for the first time since 2019,” she said.

“This event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Canberra’s reputation as a global, connected city with strong international relationships, and enjoy all that multiculturalism has to offer.”

Ms Cheyne said the popular event provided an insight into world cultures and celebrated Canberra’s love for diversity and multiculturalism.

“Windows to the World is a wonderful chance to enjoy the hospitality of other cultures right here in Canberra,” the Minister said.

“In a time where travel isn’t yet back to pre-pandemic levels, this event is a great opportunity to experience and explore international food, music, performances and more.”

She said the event was free but some bookings were required.

Further information on Windows to the World can be accessed at this PS News link.

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