What’s on this weekend in Melbourne’s Indian community


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Wyndham Holi 2019
Sat 23 Mar (12.00pm – 8.00pm)
Wyndham Holi, a multicultural event where you can celebrate the festival of colours with lots of entertainment and yummy food. At President’s Park, McGrath Rd, Werribee. Details here.

RANG BARSE – Festival of Colours
Sun 24 Mar (11.00am – 6.00pm)
Sankat Mochan Samiti Inc. is delighted to announce its fourth year grand initiative of community building in conjunction with the City of Monash and Monash University and will be organising Rang Barse – Festival of colours. At Monash University Clayton Complex. Details here.

Holi Paint and Glow
Thu 28 Mar
A hybrid event joining the forces of our rich Indian culture of colours while we make you glow with paint. Join us as we dance and party our hearts out at the conclusion of the Holi calendar. At Room 680, 680 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Details here.


Movie Night – Bend it like Beckham
Sun 24 Mar (7.00pm – 9.00pm)
A movie screening of Bend it like Beckham. At Point Cook Pop Up Park, Stockland Point Cook Shopping Centre, Murnong St. Details here.

Vir Das in Melbourne
Sun 24 Mar (7.00pm – 9.30pm)
India’s favourite comic Vir Das is back in Melbourne. At Robert Blackwood hall Monash University Clayton, 49 scenic boulevard, Clayton North. Details here.

Bollywood Hip Hop Workshop
Tue 26 Mar (7.00pm – 8.00pm)
Inspired by the high energy music from Indian/Bollywood films, we will combine Bollywood and Hip Hop styles into our routines. At Boyd Community Hub, Southbank, 207 City Road, Southbank. Details here.

Bollywood Dance Performances
Sun 24 Mar (1.30pm – 3.00pm)
Holi and Bollywood Special Day at Point Cook Pop Up Park. Local dance groups performing and also doing a Bollywood dance workshop. At Point Cook Pop Up Park, Stockland Point Cook Shopping Centre, Murnong St. Details here.



Gujarati Food Festival
Sat 23 Mar (5.00pm – 7.00pm)
Gujarati Food Festival organised by Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple Rockbank. At
27 Sheahan Rd, Rockbank. Details here.


Exhibition: Visions of Paradise
Till Apr 26 (10.00am – 5.00pm)
The exhibition features a selection of works from a major 1980 Felton Bequest acquisition of over 270 paintings that document the princely lifestyles of the Rajput courts of Bikaner, Marwar (Jodhpur), Jaipur, Kotar and Mewar (Udaipur). At NGV International
180 St Kilda Road. Details here.


Harmony Day Celebration
Thu 21 Mar (7.00pm – 9.00pm)
Join in for a night of global music and storytelling celebrating the diversity of Boroondara. Vinod Prasanna, an exquisite flautist who will perform Indian classical, world and meditation music in both traditional and contemporary styles of Hindustani, accompanied by tabla player Aman Kalyan. At The Parkview Room, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell. Details 9278 4794.



A talk with Senator Lisa Singh
Tue 26 Mar (1.30pm – 2.30pm)
Australian senator Lisa Singh on why Australia needs to forge stronger bonds with India and steps that can be taken to improve Australia-India relations. At Australia India Institute Seminar Room, 149 Barry Street, Carlton. Details here.

Monash Multicultural Indian Club (MMIC) 2019 Membership
Mon 25 Mar 1.30pm – Sat 30 Mar 11.00pm:
A platform where you can find a new family of friends, celebrate occasions, and taste cuisines with new international meet-ups of cultural exchange. Here, it’s easy for you to learn about other cultures but also to share your own. At Monash University Caulfield Campus900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East. Details at club.mmic@monsu.org

Indian Professional in Victoria (IPV) A not-for-profit, membership-based and member-owned association that aims to train and support Indian professionals and entrepreneurs through workshops, seminars, webinars and mentoring programs. Membership details www.ipv.org.au

Indian Community Mental Health Support Group
For families and carers both who are experiencing mental health concerns. Every First Friday of the month. From 2.00pm-4.30pm. At Yarra Plenty Reginal Library (Mill Park Library), 394 Plenty Rd, Mill Park. Details Carer helpline 1300 554 660 or email carers@mindaustralia.org.au

Let’s Feed
A volunteer-driven campaign and fundraising group working to organise activities, source food and deliver it to different agencies and also assist family violence victims with food related needs. Let’s Feed fills food-related gaps in existing services using micro donations. Let’s Feed collects non-perishable food from local groups at temples, participating grocery stores and delivers to Youth Resource Centre, Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and other agencies. Visit: letsfeed.org or email: jasvinder.sidhu@letsfeed.org

Indian Young Women’s Group
Fridays 12.30pm-2.30pm

The Indian Young Women’s Group is organised free by Wyndham Community and Education Centre (Wyndham CEC) every Friday afternoon at the Wyndham Park Primary School, Community Hub Room, Kookaburra Avenue, Werribee. Contact the Wyndham Community and Education Centre, 3 Princes Highway Werribee, wyndhamcec.org.au or call 03 9742 4013.


Australia India Institute’s Drop in Chai
First Friday of every month (2.00pm to 3.00pm) Come chat to other South Asia enthusiasts over samosa and chai and catch up on what different people are doing in relation to India (feel free to bring announcements or new publications!).The chai and conversation is free and open to students, staff, faculty, and members of the public at Upstairs Seminar Room, Australia India Institute 147-149 Barry St, Carlton. Details 03 9035 8047 or visit www.aii.unimelb.edu.au


Gurukul Hindi Classes Saturdays 11.00am-12.00 noon
Connections@Craigieburn, 59 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn VIC 3064. These weekly classes are taught by Manisha Gard and Bhupinder Kahlon. Contact Narinder Garg 0431 123 045 or infothegurukul@gmail.com

Let’s Talk: Conversational English Saturdays 10.00am-11.30am
Practice and develop your English speaking skills in a relaxed small group that has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Meet every Saturday at Werribee Church of Christ, 200 Tarneit Road, Werribee. This is for people who want to gain confidence and practice their English. All are welcome to attend, morning tea is provided and it’s free. Contact 03 9741 6051 or visit werribeechurchofchrist.org

Pronunciation Workshop 1st Sunday of the month 12.00 noon – 3.00pm
Are you learning English as a second language and are interested in working on your pronunciation? Join Kaled – a friendly ESL (English as a Second Language) expert who will help you work on your English language skills for free at the Library at The Dock, Activities Room, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands.

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