Fest funds

FOUR cultural festivals in Stirling have received a $90,000 funding-boost from council.

In February the state’s largest annual African festival, The Jambo Africa Festival, will bring the tastes, sounds and rhythms of Africa to the city.

The event, now in its fifth year, will receive $20,000 from council and is expected to attract about 5000 people.

Councillors allocated $20,000 to July’s Mirrabooka NAIDOC Event which focuses on ancient Aboriginal culture, history and art.

A new addition to next year’s festival line-up is the Colours of Italy, which received $20,000 in funding and is expected to attract about 2000 people.

The event will be held in March at the Stirling Civic Gardens and includes Italian food, entertainment and displays.

The Rotary Carine Community Fair, to be held in March, received $30,000.

by SEAN HILL

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