Dancers from the Filipino Inner West Migrant Group
Marrickville is one of Sydney's booming suburbs. In the 1950s it flourished with the influx of Greek migrants, in the 1980s it welcomed a burgeoning Vietnamese community. These days it basks in a diverse mix of cheap restaurants, Asian grocery stores, Vietnamese bakeries and yeeros shops. Over the past couple of years, new apartment blocks have been springing up with increasing rapidity and young urban professionals have been moving on in.
On Sunday I headed to the Marrickville Festival, a day for the community to celebrate its multicultural roots with music, food and performance on its main arterial, Marrickville Road, closed to traffic for the day.
Nougat from Nougat Limar
Marrickville police: here to help, and give temporary tattoos
They're at every festival!
Triple wok power
Kung fu demonstration from the Sydney Self Defence Centre
Marrickville Festival is an annual event held in mid-September.
This year's festival was held on 17 September 2006 on Marrickville Road.
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