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    Sydney 26-29 November, 2018

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The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place will be a diverse and vibrant space where community can gather from all over the world to meet, share and learn from each other. It is a space for community to demonstrate the application of healing and good leadership. It is also a space that invites gathering participants to see how community action can work.

The Gathering Place is a diverse and vibrant space where community can gather from all over the world to meet, share and learn from each other. It is a space for community to demonstrate the application of healing and good leadership.

When you enter the Gathering Place you will be lovingly reminded that we are on the sacred land of the Eora Nation, Cadigal Country, holding reverence for Elders past and present.  Meandering through the Marketplace, you will find authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, with some International Indigenous products, a perfect array of items for gifts and mementos to culturally laden your luggage while supporting ethically community owned businesses. Stopping by the exhibits provides great insight into the first nations organizations who are dedicated to enriching the lives of our people. While you’re at it, why not try some Aboriginal cuisine, grab a refreshment, or pull up a chair and enjoy the entertainment.

We have a world class line-up of International and National First Nations artists featuring Grammy Nominees and local talent, keeping us entertained with a daily program of music and speakers. Ceremony will remain at the heart of the Gathering Place, with dance from around Australia and across the world featured in the program.

Dreamtime Stories with Nana Miss Koori will enchant young and old alike and inter generational workshops provide a chance to weave your way culturally through ancient practices still maintained by our people. Traditional healers will also lead you through the power of our Ancestral practices and the significance of our cultural remedies. With the youth zone, international zone, Two Spirits and Elders Tea room (a place for our most senior VIPs to enjoy their day), there is sure to be something for everyone.

The Gathering Place is the lifeblood of the Eighth Healing Our Spirit Worldwide. The vibrant central hub for delegates and community to come together in the spirit of unity and oneness, in freedom and respect. FREE ENTRY for the WHOLE COMMUNITY See you there!

Open Daily 27-29th November 2018
Times:  27/28th 9:00am-5:30pm | 29th 9:00am-3pm

The Gathering Place is located in The Gallery on Level 2 of the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Gathering Place Applications…

For all enquiries about holding a stall in the Gathering Place please email contact@hosw.com. Alternatively if you would like to put through an application please download and fill out the Marketplace and Exhibition Stall Holder Application Form or a  Performers, Film makers and Community EOI form and send it through to contact@hosw.com

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