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SSI New Beginnings Festival 2024

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SSI’s New Beginnings Festival 2024

Join us in a celebration of diversity at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Immerse yourself in eclectic sounds, tastes from all over the world, and a cultural visual experience like no other.

Register to attend this FREE event and enjoy a stellar line up of performances, experiences, workshops, and stalls to be unveiled as we countdown to Sat 27 Jan!

╰┈➤LIVE performances - DOBBY, SOLCHLD, ChikChika and more!

╰┈➤FOOD stalls featuring cuisine from around the world

╰┈➤MARKET stalls featuring entrepreneurs from refugee and migrant backgrounds

╰┈➤FREE experiences and a full program for kids and families - to be announced soon!

New Beginnings Festival is all about fostering an inclusive society that promotes equal opportunities through arts and culture initiatives.

First in, best dressed

As this is a popular and free event, we expect the venue to reach maximum capacity at some points during the festival. This means you might have to queue up on the day even if you have reserved a ticket. We recommend you come in early not to miss your favourite artist. We look forward to seeing you at New Beginnings Festival!

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We acknowledge that this event takes place on stolen land belonging to the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. We recognise its true custodians, and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.


About SSI

Settlement Services International (SSI) delivers a range of human services that connect individuals, families, and children from diverse backgrounds with opportunities - including settlement support, disability programs, community engagement initiatives and training and employment pathways. At the heart of everything we do is a drive for equality, empathy, and celebration of every individual.

The SSI New Beginnings Festival (NBF) is SSI’s flagship multicultural activity dedicated to showcasing the talents of artists and entrepreneurs from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as our diverse communities including LGBTQIA, people with a disability, youth, women and CALD communities.

About the Venue

Home to SSI New Beginnings Festival since 2016, Darling Harbour is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. We are excited to be presenting the 2024 festival at the iconic Australian National Maritime Museum. For more information click here.

Thanks to our partners and supporters for making New Beginning Festival 2024 possible: Australian National Maritime Museum, Allianz Australia, Smartraveller, Sydney Festival and Mundo Institute.

Please be aware. We are capturing photos and video footage at this event. These images and footage may be used for promotional materials during and post event. If you prefer your image not to be captured please reach out to one of our friendly volunteers on the day.

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