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* Ventana Fiesta 2019 *
Ventana is a celebration of the Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cultures, with events and exhibitions in Frankston throughout March and a special Ventana Carnival to get the party started. Ventana Carnival and Grand Opening Saturday 2 March 2019 Time: 2-10pm New Venue! Frankston Arts Centre Immerse yourself in Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish cultures throughout the Ventana Fiesta. This year we are celebrating Indigenous Cultures. Something for everyone! Carnival Parade Unique market stalls Street food Vibrant music and dance performances Welcome Concert from 6pm with Kutcha Edwards and Daniel Jauregui Mexican Wrestling Fiesta and dancing Señoritas Bar Español Food Demos Visual Arts and Exhibition Opening Kid's Activities Don't miss this unique cultural event for the entire family! For the full Festival Program visit VentanaFrankston.com.au Accessible Event Ventana Fiesta 2019 is an accessible event and features: Accessible unisex toilet Pram and wheelchair accessible pathways Accessible parking, closest to the main entry of the event and around the city centre, please view the Frankston City Centre Car Parking Map Accessible by Public Transport Related Links 2019 Ventana Program Frankston Arts Centre Frankston Events Facebook Frankston Events Instagram
Ventana Fiesta 2019Afro-Cuban Beach Ceremony Sat 16 Mar |4pm - 4.30pm | Frankston Foreshore, next to the Life Saving Club. Experience a traditional Santería Cuban Beach Ceremony to celebrate the beauty of the environment through ritualistic chanting. Free, no bookings required. Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop Sat 16 Mar | 5-6.30pm | Cube 37 | Join in this traditional Cuban dance workshop led by Christina Moneron and immerse yourself in the infectious beat and rhythms of powerful drummers. No experience necessary. $15 per person | Bookings: 9784 1060 Ventana Workshops Bilingual Storytime Carnival Workshops Craft, music & dance Learn to Salsa Southern Cross Salsa Workshops Every Wed from 30 Jan to 3 Apr 7.15pm - 10pm Uniting Church Hall, 16 - 18 High Street, Frankston $15 per evening per person Bookings: Esther Morison: 0405 823 451 Southern Cross Salsa Dancing and Craft Workshops for the Ventana Parade Thu 14 & 21 Feb 10.15am - 12.15pm Frankston North Community Centre FREE Bookings: 03 9784 1730 Murga Carnival Workshops for the Ventana Parade Every Thu from 7 to 28 February 6.30pm - 8pm Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre Fun-filled workshops including singing, dancing and prop making for the Fiesta parade. All levels and ages welcome! $15 per evening per person, or $30 per family. Bookings: 9784 1060 Preschool Bilingual Storytelling celebrating Diversity Week Tue 19 Mar @ Seaford Library 9.30-10am English - Italian Thu 21 Nov @ Frankston Library 10.30-11am English - Spanish Fri 22 Nov @ Carrum Downs Library 10.30-11am English - Portuguese Educational workshops and incursions for schools and community groups available throughout the year. Enquiries: 03 9784 1896 Ventana Arte (Exhibitions) 7 Beads of my indigenous necklace Lagunas - Australian premiere of a photographic journey I am Ashe - video footage Our Mexican and Australian art My Party Your Party Lucha Libre Costumes Soft Hands Explore a range of exhibitions throughout Frankston Arts Centre & Cube 37 that present indigenous cultures from the Americas and Australia. February 18 - April 13 Lagunas Photography by Osvaldo Civetta Our Mexican and Australian art and culture blend by Ulises Resendiz and Jose Octavio Ortiz I Am Ashé - Live Directed by Adrian Hearn 7 beads of my Indigenous Necklace by Daniel Jauregui, Kutcha Edwards, Kathleen Gonzalez, Fabian Cordero and Fernando Itzcoatl. The Identity of Mexican Wrestling Curated by Victor Diaz Salvadorian Art -Árbol de Dios inspired by Fernando Llort Design Store From Cuba with Love by Lionel Espinoza My Party Your Party by Alejandra Álvarez de Di Marco Soft Hands by Patricia Pino Guided tours by appointment only: 9784 1060 Ventana Film Festival Guarani - part coming-of-age drama Guarani - part road trip movie Enjoy the best of Latin American films exploring Indigenous stories Friday 29 March Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre Enjoy the best of Latin American films exploring Indigenous stories Free, bookings required 9784 1060 Morning Program, 11am Guarani Argentinian - Paraguayan film by Luis Zorraquin Guarani and Spanish language with English subtitles Part road trip movie and part coming-of-age drama, the film portrays two generations of Paraguayans whose views of the world seem centuries apart. The long journey will make Atilio and Lara understand the real meaning of traditions and family bonds. Evening Program: 6pm featuring a short film and two feature films including complimentary drinks & refreshments More films & screening times to be announced in early 2019. Ventana Music Mission Songs Project Jessie Lloyd connects traditional with contemporary World Music by Inka Marka Inka Marka perform sections of the Misa Criolla Free Concerts Mission Songs Project with special guest Inka Marka Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm | Frankston Arts Centre| Searching for the family songs that were sung around the kitchen table, Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music that shed light into the history of our Indigenous elders, families and communities. Mission Songs will perform with one of Australasia's best known and respected World Music folk groups Inka Marka, performing sections of the Misa Criolla. Tickets: $27 - $59 Sunday Concerts - Indigenous Fusions @ Frankston Library Sun 3 Mar 1.30-3pm - Spanish Philippines by with Bernardo Soler Sun 17 Mar 1.30-3pm - Latin America - Jazz by Transatlántico
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