Little Baghdad: Cafes & Gardens

This unique event set inside the Parents Café gardens at Fairfield High School will continue our collaboration with the local Fairfield Iraqi community following the success of 2015’s Little Baghdad Long Table series.

This season of Iraqi inspired performances and garden-dinner events brings together members of the community, artists and audiences to highlight the amazing work of the Parents Café, acknowledged by the United Nations as one of the best refugee re-settlement programs in the world.

dates 16–24 March

creative team Haitham Jaju, Layla Naji, Maria Tran, Karen Therese, Jiva Parthipan, Caitlin Gibson & Tom Quinn

Want to get involved before the event?

PYT | Fairfield in association with Sydney Festival and the Parents’ Cafe Fairfield present


Come to Fairfield High School to support the refugee and asylum seeker organisation, Parents’ Cafe. Spend the morning working alongside the Parents’ Cafe team in their community garden, make new friends, get some Iraqi cooking tips and then kick back and enjoy a delicious Iraqi feast in the gardens.

The Parents’ Cafe at Fairfield High School is a program that helps newly arrived parents to get involved in the Australian school system, support their kids and resettle in Australia. It has been recognised by the United Nations as one of the world’s best models of resettlement practice for asylum seekers.

FREE to participate but capacity is limited. Register to Volunteer HERE

Please note:
This is an event for volunteers capable of performing small physical tasks to improve the community gardens of the Parents’ Cafe. Please contact us with any specific access needs and we will endeavour to accommodate them. Volunteers should wear comfortable work clothes that can get dirty, a sun hat, water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots. Volunteers will be sent instructions closer to the day regarding the specific activities, and we are happy to help answer any questions.

Little Baghdad: Cafes & Gardens is supported by Department of Social Services and the The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation