Paga to come alive with street festival

15 September 2016

Papua New Guinea Post-Courier

THE newly built Paga Point Ring Road is expected to come alive this weekend for the first time ever a three-day street festival as part of the country’s 41st Independence Day anniversary celebrations.

According to organiser and coordinator Sylvia Pascoe from Pascoe Productions, this is a new concept that the National Capital District Commission and its partners have initiated to celebrate arts and culture.

“It is a little bit of old and new thing but when you come down there, you are really supporting a lot of the small medium enterprises and some other stalls set up from other organisations for awareness purposes, various projects that you might know of and not know,” she said.

A special feature of the celebrations tomorrow will be a march by hundreds of school children from the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Konedobu to the Paga Point ring road in the company of NCD Governor Powes Parkop and other dignitaries.

The Governor will then make his independence anniversary speech at the Paga Point ring road.

Ms Pascoe said that outside of the streets, there will be lot of arts and craft to showcase such as carving, art installation that maybe be new for some people, painting, graffiti art and lots of different things that is unique to PNG.

“There will be a stage set up for diverse traditional dance groups, break dancers, acrobats, jugglers, singers, jazz bands and anything that you can imagine.

“So it is a great chance to come and see for yourself what NCDC and its partners are doing to support this street festival and enjoy the breeze and atmosphere for those who have not come around to this side of the city,” she said.

The festival will be held from 9am to 3pm from tomorrow to Sunday.

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