Fusion Festival

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Welcome to Fusion Festival – an online celebration of unity in diversity for the Southern Cross University community.

Fusion Festival has a long and rich tradition at the University, held annually since its inaugural launch in 2008 and provides an opportunity to acknowledge, learn from and celebrate our diverse communities.

The festival brings together and showcases the cultural diversity within our University communities, spanning locations around Australia and the world. Diverse cultural and knowledge perspectives enhance and enrich our learning and our lives and the University is committed to being a place of belonging for all students, staff and the communities in which we work and study.

The 2021 Fusion Festival features an encore release of our music and performance showcase from 2020 which includes student and community performers from our regions alongside a headline act; our annual online cookbook filled with recipes and stories from staff and students; a curated playlist and podcast selection and a student video showcasing their culture. 

Bring your cultural senses and awareness alive and enjoy Fusion 2021!

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Encore 2020 is a release of our music and performance showcase from last year which includes student and community performers from our regions alongside a headline act. There are 3 videos available for you to enjoy.

Watch performance 1 on YouTube
Watch performance 2 on YouTube
Watch performance 3 on YouTube

recipe book

Celebrating our diversity through sharing the food we love!

Enjoy the recipe contributions from students and staff from their cultural or family cuisines. The tastes of fusion and warmth in the stories of culture leap off the pages of this beautifully curated online cookbook. Thanks to student run Flunk Magazine for bringing this to life!

To view and and download, visit 2021 Fusion Festival Cookbook

You can also view and download the 2020 Fusion Festival Cookbook here

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Sharing the heart of your culture!

We asked students and staff to share favourite aspects of their culture with the broader Southern Cross University community including talking about and demonstrating the special significance of place, cuisine, national dress, language, performance, art or craft and more.

Enjoy this feature video which is our favourite of those submitted by our student contributors.

Video by Rahat Azhar: 

"Hi everyone, I'm Rahat and I'm from Pakistan. I recently moved to Australia and love it here. Yet, we miss our home country so much. It was a pleasure making this video about Pakistan and I hope everyone who watched enjoyed it and learned something about our beautiful country :)"

Video: Pakistani Culture 


The power of music can bring people together!

Our Spotify collaborative playlists have been curated by staff and students in keeping with the theme Unity in Diversity. During the Festival, be sure to indulge in this musical feast and engage with thought provoking dialogue on diversity and inclusion.

Go to Spotify music playlist
Go to Spotify podcast playlist

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What can you do this week to further your awareness and understanding of our increasingly diverse society and university community?

We invite you to visit the SBS Cultural Atlas that explores the biggest migrant populations in Australia.

Choose a culture different to yours and learn something new. 

SBS Cultural Atlas