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May 2015

Africa Day Friendship Cup – MELBOURNE

May 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road
Keysborough, VIC 3173 Australia
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Springers Leisure centre, Keysborough Dandenong is the venue for the Africa Day Sports Festival. In partnership with YMCA and City of Melbourne, The North Melbourne Football Club and the Huddle, City of Melbourne (Active Melbourne), and YMCA at JJ Holland Park. Among the several sports to be enjoyed by all is basketball, netball, athletics (5 km walk or run), and a soccer competition among representatives of various African-Australians for the Africa Day Cup. Free Event Start time on the Dot 10:00am and…

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African Disability & Ageing Forum – ADELAIDE

May 23, 2015 @ 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
West Torrens Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace
Hilton, SA 5033 Australia
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FREE

YWCA Adelaide in partnership with the City of West Torrens is hosting the African Disability and Ageing Forum on Saturday May 23rd and you are all invited. The focus for the day will be on Autism and features guest speaker Katharine Annear - Flinders University Lecturer, City of West Torrens Community Development Officer and disability rights activist. There’s also lunch so please come early! No need to RSVP - Please just turn up. When: Saturday 23 May 2015 Where: West…

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Africa’s Got Talent – MELBOURNE

May 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drum Theatre, Lonsdale Street & Walker Street
Dandenong , VIC 3175 Australia
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$10

This youth talent quest unleashed African Australian creative talents. Africa’s Got Talent is the performing arts competition part of Africa Day. It is open to young emerging African Australian artists to showcase their talent to the wider Australian community, enabling the bridging of the gap. AGT is the culmination of methodical auditions held across 11 municipalities. The final 10 artists from the pre-selections competed for the top prize. Africa’s Got Talent is a performing arts competition, open to young emerging…

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Africa Day Gala Dinner – MELBOURNE

May 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Peninsula, Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands , VIC 3008 Australia
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$139

Following on the success of last year’s Gala Dinner, which was attended by the who's -- who of Melbourne; This year’s evening will be even be bigger and better. It will be a great night of pomp and ceremony, culminating the week long activities celebrating Africa Day in Victoria. A cross section of Melbourne’s Multicultural Community composed of business people, political and community leaders and the general public will mingle in the true African spirit of “Ubuntu”. Cost for the night of…

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Africa Day – Adelaide

May 24, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Adelaide Airport Stadium, 1a Meyer Street
Thebarton, SA 5031 Australia
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FREE

ACOSA Presents the 2015 Africa Day Soccer Cup and Family Day Come along and celebrate all things Africa, there will be a soccer tournament commencing at 8.30am, african food and market stalls and live music!

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African Bazaar – ADELAIDE

May 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Prospect Plaza, 128 Prospect Road
Prospect, SA 5082 Australia
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FREE

Featuring Cultural performances by AfroOZ Igbo, Cultural Drummer Group and kids entertainment including face painting, jumping castle and so much more..... Come and sample mouth watering food, African arts and crafts, hair braiding jewellery and latest in African fashion & accessories Prospect Plaza (between City of Prospect Council Chambers and Cibos) For more information contact: Ms Catherine Mfundo-Maynard M 0433 809 956  E cmfundomaynard@gmail.com Ms Winnie Baraka  M 0407 611 515  E winniebaraka@yahoo.com The event is supported by the Australian…

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Africa Day – BRISBANE

May 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
African House Lawns, 38 Lytton Road
East Brisbane, QLD 4169 Australia
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Africa Day Festival is Brisbane's signature event on the lawns of African House Come experience rich and colourful African cultures at the Africa Day Festival 10am – 5pm Sunday 31 May 2015 African House Jean Howie Drive, Morningside The festival showcases African art, clothing, dance, music and food, with activities for kids. There are also workshops on African drumming and many more. Festival goers can enjoy lunch at the food marquees, browse the many stalls with African inspired items. Then…

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June 2015

Aware: An exhibition by Michael Adonai – MELBOURNE

June 5, 2015 @ 9:00 am - June 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street
Footscray , VIC 3011 Australia
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Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre as part of Refugee Week 2015. Celebrated Eritrean artist, Michael Adonai presents his rich and vibrant works offering a personal reflection on the effect of ones experience of the human condition. Using a unique blend of traditional Coptic art with contemporary techniques and colourful aesthetic, this solo exhibition showcases Michael’s bold, passionate, thoughtful, haunting and delightful style. Michael Adonai is an FCAC 2013 Emerging Cultural Leader. For more about Michael, visit michaeladonai.net. OPENING: Sunday 14 June,…

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An Evening with Dr Cornel West – PERTH

June 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Astor Theatre, 659 Beaufort Street
Perth, WA 6050 Australia
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$99

“You’ve got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it.“ This is the call for action from Dr. Cornel West – philosopher, academic, social theorist, educator, author, and poet – who is bringing his intellectual locomotive to Australia in 2015. A Harvard graduate in his Bachelor’s degree, and the first African-American to graduate from Princeton University with a PhD in Philosophy, Dr. West has spent his life –…

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An Evening with Dr Cornel West – BRISBANE

June 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
BCEC, Merivale Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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$99

“You’ve got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it.“ This is the call for action from Dr. Cornel West – philosopher, academic, social theorist, educator, author, and poet – who is bringing his intellectual locomotive to Australia in 2015. A Harvard graduate in his Bachelor’s degree, and the first African-American to graduate from Princeton University with a PhD in Philosophy, Dr. West has spent his life –…

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