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Friday, March 5, 2021

What's on in Melbourne?

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All the upcoming events happening in Melbourne’s Indian community

MOVIES

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Hindi Film

Tubelight
(HOYTS Cinemas)
Tubelight Movie Poster.Indian Link

Punjabi Film

Great Sardaar
(Village Cinemas)
Great Sardaar Movie Poster.Indian Link
Jattu Engineer
(Village Cinemas)
Jattu Engineer Movie Poster.Indian Link

Tamil Film

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan
(Village Cinemas)
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Movie Poster.Indian Link

Vanamagan
(Village Cinemas)
Vanamagan Movie Poster.Indian Link

Other Films (English)

Baywatch
(HOYTS & Village Cinemas)
Baywatch Movie Poster.Indian Link
Viceroy’s House
(HOYTS & Village Cinemas)
Viceroy's House Movie Poster.Indian Link

FUNDRAISING

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

Swachh Bharat
Help provide financial support for Swachh Bharat mission through the Sulabh Social Service Organisation. The ongoing campaign invites all persons of Indian origin to generously donate for Swachh Bharat. Donations can be made to Sulabh through Western Union. Bank details are below
In favour of: Sulabh International Centre For Action Sociology (SICAS)
Account No: 63012660749,
IFSC Code: SBIN0030262
MICR: 110002347
Name of the Bank: State Bank of India,
Branch Name: C 28 Community Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58
Contact: bharatramvasudevan@gmail.com

MUSIC

Haadu Baa Kogile
Melbourne’s first ever Kannada musical event held every last Saturday of the month. All welcome. Organised by Ankura Music School. Contact: 0432 192 424 or haadubaakogile@gmail.com
The Indian Music Collective Melbourne, Sundays 4pm
The Indian Music Collective Melbourne (IMCM) provides space for practice/jamming in a friendly environment for musicians to meet and practice. Anyone who plays a Hindustani classical music instrument (such as tabla, sitar, sarod, etc.) or can sing Hindustani classical music at any ability/level is warmly welcome at St John’s Catholic Primary School, 77 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill. Listeners are also welcome. Gold coin to contribute towards tea/coffee/snack costs. Contact: Harjinder Bhogal at oldmanindia@gmail.com

 ARTS

Buddha’s Smile Exhibition, until 8 Oct 10am-5pm
From the tranquil smile of an enlightened icon to the widely recognisable laughing Buddha, nine iterations and cultural interpretations of Buddha from throughout Asia will be presented in Buddha’s Smile, a FREE exhibition in the Asian Art temporary exhibitions gallery at NGV International. Located at National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006. Visit: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/buddhas-smile/
Asia TOPA: Bombay Talkies Exhibit, 8 Feb – 2 July, 2017
Presented by Australian Centre for the Moving Image, located at Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne, this free exhibition captures the excitement and glamour of early Indian cinema. The exhibition showcases, for the very first time, the Dietze Family Trust archive, a Melbourne-based treasure trove of more than 3000 cultural artefacts once owned by Himansu Rai. The archive is the most comprehensive collection of 1920s and 1930s Indian film studio ephemera in the world. Visit: https://www.asiatopa.com.au/events/bombay-talkies.

 COMMUNITY

Indian Young Women’s Group – Fridays 12.30pm-2.30pm
The Indian Young Women’s Group is delivered free by Wyndham Community and Education Centre (Wyndham CEC) every Friday afternoon at the Wyndham Park Primary School – Community Hub Room, Kookaburra Avenue, Werribee. Details: Contact the Wyndham Community and Education Centre, 3 Princes Highway Werribee, or www.wyndhamcec.org.au, Contact: 9742 4013
Let’s Talk: Conversational English, Saturdays 10am-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 are wanting to gain confidence and practice their English. All are welcome to attend, morning tea is provided and it’s free. Contact: 9741 6051 or visit werribeechurchofchrist.org.

The Gurukul Chopaal, every Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm
An Australian Indian Senior Citizens Club which hosts cultural activities as well as laughing yoga, computer literacy lessons and games. Held at Connections@Craigieburn, 59 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn. Details: Narinder Garg 0431 123 045 or infothegurukul@gmail.com
The Indian Music Collective Melbourne, Sundays 4pm
The Indian Music Collective Melbourne (IMCM) is providing space for practice/jamming in a friendly environment for musicians to meet and practice! Anyone who plays a Hindustani classical music instrument (such as tabla, sitar, sarod, etc.) or can sing Hindustani classical music at any ability/level is warmly welcome at St. John’s Catholic Primary School, 77 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill. Listeners are also welcome. Gold coin to contribute towards tea/coffee/snack costs. Visit: indmusicmelb.blogspot.com.au Contact: Harjinder Bhogal oldmanindia@gmail.com.
Pronunciation Workshop – 1st Sunday of the month 12pm onwards
Are you learning English as a second language and 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, Melbourne. ESL speakers and learners of all levels are welcome.
The Gurukul Hindi Classes – Saturdays 11am-12pm
Connections@Craigieburn, 59 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn. These weekly classes are taught by Manisha Gard and Bhupinder Kahlon. Contact: Narinder Garg 0431 123 045 or infothegurukul@gmail.com

MISC

National Blood Donation Drive by Sathya Sai International Organisation
Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG is again having a blood donation drive and is encouraging all of its members who are able to contribute in this wonderful and much needed service. Giving blood is giving life. What better way to ‘Love all; Serve all’ and honour Sathya Sai Baba. Contact: Mayavan 0404 059 093

 AUSTRALIA INDIA INSTITUTE EVENTS

Drop in Chai Every 1st Friday of the month 2pm-3pm
Visit: aii.unimelb.edu.au

For more Melbourne events visit: https://www.indianlink.com.au/melbourne/events-melbourne/

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