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July 2018
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
Emerge Gathering Epping 19 July

Invitation to Emerge Cultural Network Gathering (Outer North)

Emerge – Culture Empowering Community Are you from a culturally diverse or Aboriginal background, living in Melbourne’s north, and interested in your arts and culture? Come and join us for a free informal gathering to discuss what’s happening in the local arts and culture scene, hear from local author Abdi Aden about how to promote yourself, and share a delicious dinner at the Epping Community Services Hub. – Meet other artists and community leaders from your neighbourhood – Hear from…

6.30 pm — 9.00 pm
EiY Camp Fire Stories

Campfire Stories

Multicultural Arts Victoria, in partnership with Welcome to Australia and Ethnic Communities Councils of Victoria, presents Campfire Stories as part of Emerge in Yarra 2018, back by popular demand. Storytelling has the capacity to nurture understanding and compassion. Listen to stories that enrich and influence Melbourne’s culture. Audiences are engaged by everyday Victorians sharing their experiences of being a refugee. Beginning at 6.30 PM with hot Arabic chai provided by former Syrian refugees, the event will be officially opened by the Djirri Djirri…

7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
EiY Ms Millie

Ms Millie’s Pop Up Poetry Café

Ms Millie’s showcases spoken creativity via storytelling, song and poetry. The night will feature lyrical spoken word artist, Kyah, supported by the acclaimed contortionist, Soliana, and an open mic session. You can also enjoy sweet treats baked by your host, Ms Millie. Ms Millie’s is the brain child of Jay Larkin after she greedily wanted to enjoy two of her favourite things in one night, poetry and sweets. With a variety of vegan and non-vegan sweets that are variations of…

August 2018
11.00 am — 2.00 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
Recalling the journey - book launch

Launch of the book: ‘Recalling the Journey’

RECALLING THE JOURNEY II is a rich collection of mini biographies that reflect the experience of migration from 28 angles. On a broad level, these stories, seamlessly, reveal aspects of significant historic events such as: the 1922 conflict between Greeks & Turks, WWII, and the more recent displacement of people from the former Yugoslavia, just to mention a few. “I hear several gunshots and hear Grandma scream, ‘Get on the floor!’ from the kitchen. She is clearly OK, she is…

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