Multicultural Arts Victoria's Emerge in Yarra festival

In support of our Producer Dorcas Utkovic, we are proud to share with you a festival that she programmed in her role as Project Officer | Manager at Multicultural Arts Victoria.

The festival is a celebration of artistic and cultural diversity in and around the City of Yarra. Among many cultures, it also features some talented African Australians including Youssef Maghraby, Clive Gono, Christopher James White, 1/6, Lamine Sonko, Lorraine Ngwenya, Lizzy Kouth, Jay Larkin (Ms Millie), Kyah Parrott and Soliana Ersie.

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents Emerge in Yarra 2018 that boasts 9 days of artistic and cross-cultural celebration by emerging artists and communities across the City of Yarra from 20 to 28 July, 2018.

In a series of free and ticketed events, the festival is proud to present a multilayered program with an array of artistic expression including experimental theatre, rare and exciting collaborations, film showcase, food & storytelling, live music and spoken word art.

The festivities feature some of Yarra’s iconic venues including, Budd Street gallery, Studio J, Long Play bar, Fitzroy and Collingwood community kitchens, Black Cat gallery, Abbotsford Convent, The Night Cat and Afrohub.

Emerge in Yarra is a celebration of artistic & cultural diversity of Yarra and has grown to encompass talented artists from refugee and emerging communities to promote diverse art forms, new collaborations and commissioned works.

More information available at http://multiculturalarts.com.au/event/emerge-in-yarra-2018/

 Art Exhibition: Within The Outline    Opening Night:  20 July, 6-8.30PM     Exhibition dates: 20 – 28 July 2018   @ Budd Street Gallery, 29 Budd Street, Collingwood FREE EVENT

Art Exhibition: Within The Outline

Opening Night:  20 July, 6-8.30PM
Exhibition dates: 20 – 28 July 2018
@ Budd Street Gallery, 29 Budd Street, Collingwood
FREE EVENT

 Film Showcase: In The Can    21 July, 6 – 8.30 PM @     Long Play Bar, 318 St Georges Rd Fitzroy North FREE EVENT

Film Showcase: In The Can

21 July, 6 – 8.30 PM @ Long Play Bar, 318 St Georges Rd Fitzroy North
FREE EVENT

 Community Event: South 2 South    22 July, 12.30 – 4.30 PM @     Atherton Gardens, 125 Napier Street. Fitzroy FREE EVENT

Community Event: South 2 South

22 July, 12.30 – 4.30 PM @ Atherton Gardens, 125 Napier Street. Fitzroy
FREE EVENT

 Ms  Millie’s Pop-Up Poetry Cafe     28 July, 7 - 9 PM@     Afrohub, 127 Nicholson Street, Carlton North      TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR

Ms Millie’s Pop-Up Poetry Cafe

28 July, 7 - 9 PM@ Afrohub, 127 Nicholson Street, Carlton North

TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR

3rd Nelson Mandela Lecture

 Main Lecture Speaker : The Hon Julia Gillard AC, 27  th   Prime Minister of Australia   Venue : Melbourne Town Hall Main Auditorium    90 – 130 Swanston Street, Melbourne     Date : 13 July 2018   Time : 6pm – 8pm   Dress:  Formal or Smart Casual

Main Lecture Speaker: The Hon Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall Main Auditorium

90 – 130 Swanston Street, Melbourne  

Date: 13 July 2018

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Dress: Formal or Smart Casual

In the honour of Nelson Mandela ‘CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF NELSON MANDELA’S BIRTH’

Nelson Mandela was and continues to be a global icon for peace and cohesion. We were lucky to have a chat with the Chairperson of Nelson Mandela Day Australia Arthur Moleko who talked about his involvement with the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the wonderful work that they at the Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee (NMDCC) are doing in Melbourne.

The Rolling Stone

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Directed by Adam Cook (Sydney Theatre Company, Sport for Jove, Belvoir St Theatre, Bell Shakespeare).

The Rolling Stone will star Nancy Denis (Cleverman – SBS TV, Sami in Paradise - Belvoir), Mandela Mathia (Sami In Paradise - Belvoir) and Elijah Williams (Antigone - Sport for Jove, Wolf Creek - Stan) with professional debuts from Henrietta Amevor, Zufi Emerson and Damon Manns.

 

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DATES: 5th to 21st July, 2018   

TIMES: Tuesday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturdays 2pm and 7.30pm

TICKETS: Adults $42 | Concession $35 | Previews $30

AGES: 15+

Outhouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre present the Australian premiere of

The Rolling Stone

By Chris Urch

Part of the 2018 Seymour Season

 Following on from their smash-hit, extended season of  The Flick , Outhouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre join forces once again to present the Australian premiere of  The Rolling Stone  by Chris Urch in the Reginald Theatre this July.  Dembe and Sam have been seeing each other for a while now. They should be excited about a future together and talking about when to introduce each other to their families. But this is Uganda. And Sam and Dembe are gay. The consequences of their relationship being discovered could be explosive and violent in an environment where a local newspaper, The Rolling Stone, is publishing the names and addresses of suspected gay people, with deadly and vicious fallout. Sam and Dembe, have to choose - love or family, freedom or fear, and ultimately, life or death.     Despite hard-won advances in gay rights, in some parts of the world, homosexuality is still illegal and punishable by death. Powerful and gripping,  The Rolling Stone  is a play where family, faith and fear collide and shines a light on the battle to be oneself in an unforgiving society.

Following on from their smash-hit, extended season of The Flick, Outhouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre join forces once again to present the Australian premiere of The Rolling Stone by Chris Urch in the Reginald Theatre this July.

Dembe and Sam have been seeing each other for a while now. They should be excited about a future together and talking about when to introduce each other to their families. But this is Uganda. And Sam and Dembe are gay. The consequences of their relationship being discovered could be explosive and violent in an environment where a local newspaper, The Rolling Stone, is publishing the names and addresses of suspected gay people, with deadly and vicious fallout. Sam and Dembe, have to choose - love or family, freedom or fear, and ultimately, life or death.

Despite hard-won advances in gay rights, in some parts of the world, homosexuality is still illegal and punishable by death. Powerful and gripping, The Rolling Stone is a play where family, faith and fear collide and shines a light on the battle to be oneself in an unforgiving society.

For further information, interviews and images:

KABUKU PUBLIC RELATIONS Ph: (02) 9690 2115

Emma Jones: emma@kabukupr.com.au or 0411 474 359

AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2018

 

 Saturday 1 Dec @ 5pm till late
Parramatta RSL, Sydney

African Music Awards (AMA) Australia 2018 celebrates African artists in Australia and international artists touring Australia.

The event features live entertainment, mini-buffet, distinguished guests including; Councillors, community leaders, business people and more