LOCAL FLAVOUR: Ipswich author Jindie Jackson will be selling her book on Saturday.
LOCAL FLAVOUR: Ipswich author Jindie Jackson will be selling her book on Saturday. Inga Williams

Culture to shine at markets

IPSWICH Multicultural Projects Inc have been celebrating the wide variety of cultures in our city for years.

Now they are looking for support from local shoppers and market stall holders to boost their weekly Community Markets in the Mall.

Market organiser Heddy Keogh said that while the market had a regular following, the group was looking for more stall holders to add to its unique collection of cultural wares.

"People love the markets," Mrs Keogh said.

"But we could always do with more stalls.

"We have fabulous plants, craft, drumming workshops, dancing, soaps, incense and food and drinks on offer."

Ipswich author Jindie Jackson is one stall holder who will be selling her new book, Wild Yams, at the growing market on Saturday.

"It's based on a true story about an albino who was ostracised and taken in by a mob of Aboriginal people," she said.

"I've worked with Aboriginal women who gave me amazing insight into the culture.

"The book is now available in print and as an E-book on Amazon."

The Ipswich Community Markets in the Mall will be held on Saturday from 8am-noon in Ipswich City Mall at the Rotunda

A Czech-themed IMP International Café will start at 6.45pm on Saturday at the Masonic Hall, cnr Roderick and Nicholas Sts.

Tickets cost $25 for a three course meal and entertainment.

For more information on the markets or the upcoming café phone on 0414 703 842.

Event Details

  • What: Ipswich Community Markets in the Mall
  • When: Saturday, June 13, 8am-noon
  • Where: Ipswich City Mall Rotunda
  • How much: Free entry
  • More information: 0414 703 842

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