Community Announcements 8 February 2011
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Friday 11 February
CRIME WITH SPECIAL ‘K’: KATHERINE HOWELL & KATHRYN FOX
Qld author Katherine Howell on her new novel featuring Sydney cop Ella Marconi, Violent Exposure, and Sydney doctor, Katherine Fox, on her latest, Death Mask, again featuring forensic physician Anya Crichton. With Sisters in Crime national convenor, Ann Byrne. 8 pm, Bell’s Hotel (upstairs), 157 Moray Street, South Melbourne (cnr Coventry). No need to book for the event or dinner (downstairs) from 6.30pm. Men – or ’brothers-in-law’ - welcome. $5/$10 (non-members) 10% discount from Benn’s Books stall. Info: Carmel Shute on 0412 569 356 or go to www.sistersincrime.org.au
Saturday 12 February
THE SHORT & GIRLY COMEDY GALA
7.30pm, National Theatre, St Kilda. The Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre (VAC/GMHC) presents its fourth ‘Short & Girly Comedy Gala’, featuring a line up of star female performers. Proceeds will go to support people living with HIV in Victoria, and assist in funding preventative initiatives to reduce the transmission of HIV. Tickets will be on sale through Ticketek from early January 2011. For more information please visit www.myspace.com/shortandgirly or call (03) 9865 6744.
Saturday 12 February - Sunday 27 February
SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL 2011
Hear from renowned environmentalists, and view the latest plans for Australia’s renewable energy revolution. The Festival also features a market, showcasing hundreds of green solutions. Find out how you can help to restore a safe climate at the Sustainable Living Festival’s big weekend at Fed Square. Visit slf.org.au/festival for more info.
Sunday 13 February
From acclaimed Indigenous film maker Richard Frankland, comes Among Us. To commemorate the third anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generations, Among Us tells the story of members of the Stolen Generations removed to the Ballarat area between the 1950’s and 1970’s. Among Us screens at ACMI, Federation Square, at 6.30pm and 8.15pm. Entry is free. Presented by not-for-profit Indigenous organization, Connecting Home.
Tuesday 15 February
ZERO CARBON AUSTRALIA
How can Australia use proven technologies to transition to renewable energy by 2020? Find out how with Beyond Zero Emissions! 6.30 Pm – 7.30 Pm, Environment Resource Centre, Altona Library, 123 Queen St, Altona. Book at 9932 1330 or www.zerocarbon.eventbrite.com.
Thursday 17 February
BOOK LAUNCH: THE DEVIL’S MILK: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF RUBBER, BY JOHN TULLY
This book, the product of exhaustive scholarship carried out in many countries and several continents, is destined to become a classic. Tully tells the story of humanity’s long encounter with rubber in a kaleidoscopic narrative that regards little as outside its range without losing sight of the commodity in question. With the skill of a master historian and the elegance of a novelist, he presents what amounts to a history of the modern world told through the multiple lives of rubber. 6.00 for 6.30pm, Readings Bookshop, Lygon Street, Carlton. MC: Professor Robert Pascoe, Dean Laureate, Faculty of Arts, Victoria University. Launcher: Dr Jeff Sparrow, author and editor of Overland. Drinks and light refreshments provided.
Friday 18 February
KOORI NIGHT MARKET
Epping Memorial Hall, from 6-9pm. Performers:Kutcha Edwards, Ilana Atkinson, Barney Austin & the Whittlesea Koorie Kids Choir. With live performances, Didgeridoo and dance performances, Locally made paintings, Handcrafts, Ceramics, Jewellery, Pottery, Bags, Scarves, Didgeridoos, Boomerangs, Food, Clothing and MUCH, MUCH MORE. www.koorienightmarket.com.au
Friday 18 February
SECRETS & LIES - HOW WIKILEAKS HAS CHANGED THE WORLD
The Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne, 6:15pm - 7:15pm. Without exception, the biggest news story to close out 2010 was the rise and rise of WikiLeaks. As cable after cable appeared in the world’s newspapers, and the governments of the globe dissembled as diplomatic niceties were washed away, journalists and citizens alike raised their voices in defence of the website and its controversial founder. But what are the lasting implications of WikiLeaks? Where does the public’s right to know begin and end? Presenters: Julian Burnside, QC, and Paul Ramadge (Editor-in-Chief of The Age and The Sunday Age). A Wheeler Centre free event. Booking recommended. Make a booking http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=7622
Sunday 20 February
FORCE OF NATURE: DAVID SUZUKI MOVIE SCREENING
8:30pm - 10:30pm, Moonlight Cinema, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist delivers a 'last lecture' what he describes as "a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die". The film interweaves the lecture with scenes from the places and events in Suzuki's life creating a biography of ideas forged by the major social, scientific and cultural events of the past 70 years. This screening is a feature event of the Sustainable Living Festival. Website: www.moonlight.com.au
Sunday 27 February
BIG GAY WEEK: ARMISTEAD MAUPIN
Much-loved author Armistead Maupin brings his new tales to the city of literature. In 1976, he launched his daily newspaper serial, Tales of the City, in the San Francisco Chronicle. The first fiction to appear in an American daily for decades, Tales grew into an international sensation. Maupin’s six volumes are now multi-million bestsellers published in eleven languages. His latest novel is Mary Ann in Autumn, a new Tales of the City story. Athenaeum Theatre, 7:30PM - 8:30PM. Info: http://wheelercentre.com. Tickets $20 and $12 concession. Make a booking: www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=6838
Monday 28 February
BIG GAY WEEK: GAY MARRIAGE AND THE QUESTION OF CONSCIENCE
While we’ve endlessly heard since the federal election that we’ve entered a ‘New Paradigm’ what does it mean for issues that have little support from the two major parties? Recent polls suggest a comfortable majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, yet federally Labour and Liberal seem united in their unwillingness to discuss the issue, holding firm to party lines. Despite repeated calls from the Greens and from the wider community to take the issue to a conscience vote, the new paradigm has so far failed to shift the debate. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Lt Lonsdale Sat, Melbourne, 6:15PM - 7:15PM. Info: http://wheelercentre.com. This is a free event. Booking recommended. Tickets can be booked from Friday 28th of January.
Friday 4 March
SPEAKING OUT FOR JUSTICE
Miscarriage of Justice Organisation (MOJO) presents Paddy Joe Hill of the Birmingham 6 and Gerry Conlon of the Guilford 4. Both men spent a period of about 18 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit and in Paddy Hill’s case the authorities knew he was innocent from day one. Gerry’s story appeared in the movie In The Name Of The Father. The MUA is hosting this event not only because both men are inspiring speakers but because their cases have some relevance today and they continue to fight on behalf of those who have been unjustly imprisoned. The Maritime Security Identity Card (MSIC) was introduced to stop terrorism. Our union supported its introduction to secure Australia against terrorism. Changes to the legislation mean that another 130 crimes will prevent people from having the MSIC renewed and effectively they will not be able to work on the wharf, ships or offshore facilities. Tickets $20. Enjoy Live Irish music and a BBQ. Drinks & signed merchandise for sale. MUA Auditorium, 46 Ireland St, West Melbourne, 5pm for a 6pm start. Tickets available through the Maritime Union, Craig Johnston – 0438 518 822 or Mick Bull – 0425 741 961.
Saturday 5 March
KOORI NIGHT MARKET
From 4:30 – 8pm, Hume Global Learning Centre, Broadmeadows. Performers: Jayden Lillyst, Illana Atkinson Barney Austin & young artist Jiarah Atkinson. With live performances, Didgeridoo and dance performances, Locally made paintings, Handcrafts, Ceramics, Jewellery, Pottery, Bags, Scarves, Didgeridoos, Boomerangs, Food, Clothing and MUCH, MUCH MORE. www.koorienightmarket.com.au
Tuesday 8 March
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
VTHC Women’s Committee party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IWD. 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm, New Ballroom, Trades Hall. A formal invitation will be sent out shortly with further details of the event.
Thursday 24 March
NATIONAL CLOSE THE GAP DAY
The next National Close the Gap Day will be held on 24 March 2011. Thousands of people around Australia will come together to hold events and raise awareness of the Indigenous health crisis. Show your support and get involved! Find out more http://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/close-the-gap-day
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