Best foot forward for explosion of colour
There was a sea of colour at Boomerang Oval on Friday, September 9, as dozens of Newman residents participated in the Fusion Run.
People of all ages walked or ran the 1.8km track while being covered head-to-toe in colourful powder. The Fusion Run was part of Newman’s Outback Fusion Festival, which ran from September 8-10 and saw thousands enjoy fun events and activities.
The stellar line-up of entertainers included renowned blues and roots musician Ash Grunwald, soul duo The Merindas, Afro-Kreol musician Grace Barbe, comedy star Kevin Kropinyeri and internationally acclaimed fire and acrobatics act Zap Circus.
Newman’s new town square was put to good use with a string of diverse events including a body balance class, damper making, Filipino cooking and Afro-Kroel cuisine workshops, festival markets, an outdoor movie screening, and performances by local musicians and dance groups.
The Outback Fusion Festival is put on by the Shire of East Pilbara every year to celebrate Newman’s rich cultural diversity.
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