Markets sheer music to crowd’s ears

Sophia ConstantinePilbara News

The streets of Karratha were opened to a crowd of several hundred people who turned out to enjoy the first Karratha City Markets of the year.

The markets, on Saturday, March 24, were held in conjunction with the Pilbara Community Legal service’s Harmony Day Celebrations.

Justine Chong, Noah Lim, 1, and Serene Ong.
Camera IconJustine Chong, Noah Lim, 1, and Serene Ong. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

A charity-run barbecue, pony rides, market stalls, fresh produce, live music and a diverse array of performances took place on the lawn area surrounding The Quarter.

Jayden Davies, 1, Summer Chan, Eric Yang, 3, Aimee Davies, 4, Elizabeth Zheng, Joyce Yang, 9 months, and Shan Su.
Camera IconJayden Davies, 1, Summer Chan, Eric Yang, 3, Aimee Davies, 4, Elizabeth Zheng, Joyce Yang, 9 months, and Shan Su. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

During the evening there was a series of cultural dances and performances, including Filipino, Venezuelan, Thai and Maori dances, a bagpipes performance, and singing by a woman from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

Pansy Hicks and Angie Mitchell.
Camera IconPansy Hicks and Angie Mitchell. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

The markets are held monthly until December, on Saturdays between 5pm and 9pm.

Vinod and Manjula Patel.
Camera IconVinod and Manjula Patel. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

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