Celebrate Nowruz, Novruz, Navruz, Nooruz, Nevruz, Nauryz, Navrooz 2024 with Powerhouse at PHIVE and Parramatta Town Hall.
This year's program focuses on the significance of Nowruz, among various communities through talks, music and traditional arts such as dance, poetry and storytelling.
Powerhouse Nowruz 2024 is a free and family friendly celebration delivered in partnership with Community Leaders working across Sydney and PHIVE, Parramatta.
Due to popular demand, pre-sale ticket allocations to the morning and afternoon sessions at Parramatta Town Hall are now exhausted. Please be advised that people who have registered will be given priority access and walk-ins are subject to availability on the day.
Visitors are still encouraged to enjoy the activities taking place in the PHIVE foyer which do not require any registration.
Parramatta Town Hall
Morning Session 10.30am–12pm
10.30am Welcome from Powerhouse and community leader Dr Mehrassa Farjad.
10.45am Presentations on the significance of Nowruz among the Zoroastrian, Zarthushti, Parsi community.
11.30am Presentation on the significance of Nowruz among the Iranian community, with Hathor Dance Studio performing traditional Persian dance.
Afternoon Session 1–4pm
1pm Nostalgia Ensemble, performing traditional and nostalgic music of Iran.
2pm Presentation on the significance of Nowruz among the Tatar community.
2.45pm Presentation on the significance of Nowruz among the Uyghur community.
3.30pm Presentation on the significance of Nowruz among the Afghan community.
10am–5pm Haftsin table created by Zahra Mehdizadeh.
10am–4pm All ages art making with Tatar artist Ksenia Kirkbride.
10am–4pm A display by Kazakh Community of objects with significance for Nowruz.
10am–4pm Visit our traditional Persian Haftsin in the PHIVE Foyer from 17–31 March and meet a Persian grandmother who will share stories and explain the significance of the Haftsin table to Nowruz.
This event is free but registration is recommended for the full-day event and presentations as places are limited.