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June 2018
22
June
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Across Melbourne’s Outer North
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Emerge In The North 2018

Celebrating arts and culture from new, emerging and Indigenous communities in Melbourne’s outer north, the Emerge in the North 2018 runs over 9 days in venues across the north, from Broadmeadows to Epping, Thomastown to Coburg. Opening June 22 with the Arts & Craft Exhibition at Epping Community Services Hub, the Festival is a remarkable opportunity to discover the incredible and diverse cultures and talent that lives in the north. Comedy storytelling, Turkish marbling art workshops, artist talks, new musical…

22
June
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Epping Community Services Hub
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Art and Craft Exhibition

Emerge In The North 2018 kicks off with a grand opening at the Emerge Arts and Crafts Exhibition on 22 June at the Epping Community Services Hub. The exhibition celebrates local artists from migrant backgrounds showcasing their visual artwork including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts and film. The opening night will include dance, music and a fashion parade! The Art Exhibition will also be host to the launch of the Phone Film Fest on Saturday 23 June from 2-4 pm and…

23
June
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
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Phone Film Festival

The Phone Film Festival is showcasing short films with the theme: ‘My Cultural Heritage and Me’, encouraging young people to tell their stories about moving to, or growing up in a new culture. Abdi Aden will host the opening of the Film Festival at 2PM on Saturday 23 June. Come and celebrate the films, and join in some fun activities including film-making, hair braiding, craft activities, dance and more! Details: Saturday 23 June, 2PM Epping Community Services Hub 713 High…

23
June
7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
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Perfect Chord Concert

Melbourne based Bahá’í choir, Perfect Chord will be in concert with guest performers; Kundalila, Four Wings and Omid Master. Perfect Chord is a Bahá’í-inspired choir based in Mill Park, Melbourne, Australia. Their songs are based on the sacred writings of the Bahá’í Faith as well as songs based on the sacred texts of a variety of religions, and in many different languages. Perfect Chord has been in existence since April 2013. It has grown to a group of 20 singers…

24
June
11.00 am — 4.00 pm
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Art Workshop

Artist, Bushra Hasan, will lead a community Art Workshop for all ages on your journey as an immigrant, using mixed media. Your artwork will be part of the Emerge In The North 2018 Art Exhibition and later at the Northern Hospital. Come and learn to share your stories about you and your culture through art, poster making, and mixed media through new techniques. Details: Sunday 24 June, 11AM – 4PM Epping Community Services Hub – 713 High Street, Epping FREE…

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June
2.00 pm — 3.00 pm
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2 Degrees of Separation

A show about friendship, making a difference and knowing what it means to belong. Comedy Storytelling and Conversation – A show about friendship, making a difference and knowing what it means to belong with Abdi Aden and Justine Sless. About Abdi Aden Abdi Aden is the author of the books Shining Story of a Lucky Man and Yes I Can, and is a public speaker. “I was forced to flee my home in Mogadishu due to Somalia’s shattering civil war.…

25
June
10.30 am — 12.30 pm
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Spell of The Colours 2 – Ebru Workshop

Ebru Traditional Turkish Paper Marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns and flowers on the surface of a viscous solution and transferring this pattern onto paper. It is dated back to the 13th Century. Learn techniques from Oznur Ates who was recognised as Artist of the Year by the Istanbul Anatolian Cultural Centre in 2014. She has run many workshops, and is represented in collections at the Islamic Council of Victoria, Turkish Consulate of Australia, four Victorian Ministers of…

25
June
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
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Alariiya Music Workshop

Experience and engage with Nigerian culture through music, song, and drumming! Discover the traditional rhythms of afrobeat, worror and highlife music! Learn from Nigerian Afrobeat Master – Olugbade Okunade and drummer – Tony Priest from Alárìíyá, as they teach you the traditional songs and drumming patterns of Nigeria. Sing the songs, play the percussion and enjoy the vibes! Alárìíyá is best known for their high energy party vibes, delivering a sweet blend of afro-jazz funk rhythms – previously described by…

26
June
6.00 pm — 7.00 pm
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Peace, The Universal Language – Artist Talk

Peace, The Universal Language is a Photography Art Project promoting peace and harmony in the age of war and terror. The project intends to show that no matter what language we may use, peace is the universal language that all of us aim to speak and enact. This project is by Mohammed Yassin, a refugee from Iraq who has lived in Iraq, Iran and Syria before arriving in Australia in 2003. He is currently doing his PhD in cancer research…

27
June
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Lalor Library
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Intercultural Night

Local community groups and individuals will showcase their cultural backgrounds with story, song and dance at the Intercultural Night on 27 June at the Lalor Library. Building on the warm and celebratory event in last year’s festival, the Intercultural Night will see performers and speakers from Macedonia, Greece, Vietnam, India, China, and the Middle East sharing their migration journey and settlement in Australia. Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing multicultural communities in Australia with residents from over 140 countries.…

28
June
1.30 pm — 2.30 pm
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Spell of The Colours 2 – Talk & Demonstration

Oznur Ates is a leading and sought after Ebru Marbling Artist in Australia. Spellbound by the dance of the colours on water, Oznur set out to explore this art form several years ago. She is self-taught and amalgamates traditional materials and classical techniques with contemporary ideas to produce these unique artforms. Oznur has showcased her selection of vivid artwork in galleries and art festivals across Australia and now teaches her students in her own studio. During this talk and demonstration,…

28
June
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
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Drum & Dance Workshop

This hands-on workshop will introduce the community to African culture and music. Learn about the history of drumming and its place in the African community with African Star Drum and Dancing. African Star Drum and Dancing specialise in delivering impressive performances, workshops, and classes. They are experienced in providing authentic West African cultural experience and work with talented performers from West Africa. Details: Thursday 28 June, 7 PM Mill Park Library 394 Plenty Rd. Mill Park FREE EVENT for all…

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June
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
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Liberian Boy

Multicultural Arts Victoria, in partnership with Outer Urban Project, presents Liberian Boy – An intimate musical sojourn introducing a new talent, nineteen-year-old singer songwriter Melody Napoleon Gbiadiah and vocal duo, sisters Tangata Paea and Fokoaha Tupou. Melody will share his songs about justice, the street and soul music and the Tupou sisters will impress with their vocals and soaring harmonies. Joining them are Milad Norouzi (Vocals) and Melbourne music stalwarts Natasha Hanna (Violin), Dan Witton (Double Bass, Vocals) and Mark…

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June
11.00 am — 4.00 pm
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Festival Closing Concert | Emerge In The North 2018

Close the festival in style with a family-friendly afternoon of cultural stalls, music, dance, cooking demonstrations, workshops, fashion and more. Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of the outer north, browse the cultural stalls of community groups including Iranian, Kurdish, and Arabic-speaking amongst others; perhaps buy some unique crafts and products, from the Stepping Stones women’s group. Enjoy dance and music performances throughout the afternoon, including preformances by Sri Lankan Dance and Beatboxing, beautiful Iranian Dance and Music, a Nigerian…

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