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CREATOR by Ramesh Mario-Nithiyendran
Until 12 May 2019 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran pushes the boundaries of figurative sculpture and ceramic conventions. Creator finds the artist channelling Hindu temple iconography, museum displays and colonial public monuments to form a dialogue with museum practices around the framing of Asian faith based objects.
Sartaaj at Opera House
Sat 27 April Satinder Sartaaj performs live in Sydney. At Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Pt. Details here.
Fri 26 Apr (9.15am – 12.00pm)
Indian stand-up comedy and YouTube superstar Kanan Gill is coming to Australia for the very first time with his solo show Teetar. At The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville. Details here.
Sydney Comedy Festival
22 April – 19 May Check out the work of South Asian origin stand-up comics, including Jeeves Verma, Kanan Gill, Nazeem Hussain, Neel Kolhatkar, Rowan Thambar and Suren Jayemanne. Details www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au
SYA’s Chill, Cha and Simran
Sat 27 Apr (2.00pm – 3.30pm)
Sikh Youth Australia invites you to relax and share with us a peaceful 30 minutes of Simran, and meditation followed by cha, food, hang outs and catch ups! At Alwyn Lindfield Reserve, Glenwood. Details here.
Saffron & Silk
Sat 27 April (1:30 pm – 3:30 pm) Blacktown City Libraries presents author Anne Benjamin talking about her latest book Saffron and Silk: An Australian in India. Married to an Indian national she met in Canada, Anne spent years struggling with the frustrations of being a ‘foreign wife’ and uses her personal experiences to explore the larger issues of India’s culture and history. She brings a unique insight into a country that is of increasing significance to contemporary Australia. Venue: Max Webber Library Function Centre, Level 1, Cnr Flushcombe Rd & Alpha St, Blacktown. Details 02 9839 6640.
Have an idea for a community project that needs funding?
Want to build a community garden? A safe and inclusive playground? Hold a cultural fair, maybe? NSW residents can now seek funding for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000, that will make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy. Shortlisted applications will be put out to community voting online. The NSW Government has announced a total of $24.4 million for its ‘MyCommunityProject’. Details www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject
Gandhi in my view
Consulate of India in Sydney organises a Velfie (video selfie) contest to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Record your thoughts about Mahatma Gandhi and the relevance of his thoughts in today’s context, in a video less than a minute long, and send it to email@example.com. Last date 30 April 2019. Attractive prizes for the three best entries. Details 02 9223 2702.
Indian Tabla exponent Aditya Kalyanpur presents two recitals
Sat 4 May (5.30 pm onwards) 31 Yeramba St, Turramurra.
Sun 5 May (5.30 pm onwards) 128 Riverbank Drive, The Ponds. Details Niranjan 0404 012 676.
Journey to Wellbeing
Sat 4 May (1.00pm – 5.00pm) Tamil Women’s Development Group presents Journey to Wellbeing an afternoon with inspirational speakers and a workshop addressing our mental wellbeing. At Parramatta RSL 2 Macquarie St, Parramatta. Details 0417 210 268.
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