Local Fest a feast of fun. Films, food and heritage tours

☐ The walls of the Granville Town Hall will be lit up into an outdoor cinema and event experience for one night only during the Cumberland Local Festival.

LIGHTING up the Granville Town Hall, the historic building will be transformed into a projection screen during the annual Cumberland Local Festival.

Mobile projection specialists, Little Projector Company, will use the building as a canvas for ‘Our Stories Granville’ inspired by the stories, places and people of Granville on Saturday, May 25, 5pm to 9pm.
The free, family-friendly event for all-ages will feature short films, stories and visuals crowdsourced from the Granville community.
The Local Festival also includes a chance to explore Linnwood House which was built in 1881 in Guildford with a free open day on Saturday, May 11, from 10am to 4pm. Bookings are not required.
There are also free walking heritage tours of Rookwood Cemetery on Saturday, May 11, 10am to 3pm, although bookings are essential
Foodies can also explore all things delicious with ‘Feasting After Fasting’ at the Al Shami Syrian Restaurant in Merrylands on Sunday, May 12 and Hawa Chicken on Sunday, May 26. Tickets are $75 via online booking only.
Also offering a tastebud treat, the inaugural Ramadan Street Food Festival will be held in Auburn Road between Mary and Beatrice streets on Saturday, May 18, 6pm to midnight.
Sample food from a huge lineup of food trucks and street food stalls alongside Auburn’s famous eateries, and enjoy a special outdoor cinema screening of Window Horses from 7pm, and The Breadwinner from 9.30pm.
The festival will wrap up with an open day at the Auburn Botanic Gardens on Sunday, May 26, 10am to 2pm.
Cumberland Mayor Greg Cummings says the festival is a perfect opportunity to take in the sights and smells of one of Sydney’s most diverse communities, with a “little bit of everything for people to experience”.

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