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One and all invited to Harmony Day festival

Daniel Bouwmeester    January 24, 2023    3 min read   


Vedanta Centre, the intercultural faith and community centre in Springfield Lakes, today announces that it will hold ‘One and All Harmony Day Festival’ on Saturday 18 March from 10am to 2pm.

The festival is supported by the Queensland Government.

The Harmony Day Festival which will feature live music, artisan stalls, cultural performances, cooking demos and free workshops, is expected to be a popular event with families and market goers.

Visitors can expect to be immersed, intrigued, delighted and moved by the sounds, smells, sights and soul of this festival.

The aim of the festival is to celebrate the wonderful diversity of cultures and traditions that enrich our communities.

Highlights of this free event are performances by music duo Mundy-Turner who have toured the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy & Hong Kong with their original folk music and quirky humour.

Spectators will also be treated to the rare voices of Pauline Maudy and Paddy McHugh.

Pauline is an award-winning French-born singer and songwriter in rock, folk and jazz.

Children can have plenty of fun in the interactive kids-tent or join in one of the free workshops taking place in the hall. Workshops to look out for are Sandhya Parappukkaran, renown children’s author, and Tsoof Baras hand drumming and novelty percussion.

Meanwhile the car park will come alive with market stalls showcasing artisan wares, ceramics, prints, homewares, jewellery, fashion, crystals, candles, gifts and more.

Visitors will be able to support local businesses while enjoying roving performances and delicious eats from Maa Sarada’s Kitchen Café run by volunteers of the Centre.

The One and All Harmony Day Festival at Vedanta Centre Springfield Lakes will coincide with national Harmony Week.

This is an occasion to come together as One in a spirit of unity.

The motto of Harmony Day is ‘Everyone Belongs’ which reminds us to accept everyone regardless of their background or circumstances.

Notable guests expected at the event include members of parliament and Ipswich Council.

What better place to celebrate Harmony Day than the Vedanta Centre with its ideals of unity and oneness.

The Vedanta Centre is a spiritual and cultural organisation that started in 1897 India and has a long history of working for universal harmony and welfare of all beings.

The Centre provides services to the local community including free meals for the needy, a community café, $5 yoga classes, gardening, and kids activities.

To follow this event, visit www.bit.ly/3XvCjkw OR scan the QR code below:

Address: Vedanta Centre, 96 Vedanta Drive Springfield Lakes



Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.