There’s never been a better time to embrace and celebrate our cultural diversity, writes Premier Campbell Newman.

As the Premier of Queensland I couldn’t be more proud to have the city of Brisbane hosting the G20 Leaders Summit.

It truly is an honour for us and also a unique opportunity to show the rest of the world what we already know – that we live in one of the best cities anywhere in the world.

So while the spotlight is on Queensland, we will show the world what our State is all about, to celebrate our skills and achievements and embrace the economic and social opportunities that will come now and in the long term.

The program began on Friday 24 October, and our rich cultural diversity and impressive array of talent is now being showcased with the G20 Cultural Celebrations – three weeks of unique, free entertainment in the lead up to the Leaders summit.

With events on until 16 November, Brisbane and surrounding suburbs will come alive with free music programs, dance events, street performance, art and with Colour Me Brisbane, which is lighting up of the city in a spectacular way each night from 6pm.

Queensland’s own flagship arts companies including Opera Queensland, Queensland Ballet and Queensland Symphony Orchestra will also perform, demonstrating why they have gained such respect on the international stage.

The G20 Cultural Celebrations are a chance for Queenslanders to enjoy our cultural diversity and for us to show the world what a great place this is to live and visit.

To find out more about this fantastic program and how you can take part, click here.