Parramasala is an international contemporary arts festival that celebrates the global impact of South Asian arts and cultures. Now in its fourth year, Parramasala 2013 will run from Friday 4th to Monday 7th October2013. The city of Parramatta comes alive for four days with vibrant arts and entertainment including music, dance, theatre, film, visuals arts and comedy from around the world, as well as authentic South Asian markets featuring handicrafts, fashion, arts and crafts and spices.
In 2013 Parramasala will predominantly presented outdoors in the city’s Prince Alfred Park, along with other festival sites such as the Riverside Theatre and the Chai Temple. The festival includes free concerts and performances, a parade, workshops, exhibitions and markets with South Asian food, fashion and handicrafts, while there will also be a select number of Ticketed shows. The artists and acts presented in Parramasala come from many parts of the world. What they all have is one thing in common being influenced by aspects of South Asian culture and artistic traditions.