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Student of the Year 2
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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.
Curry Kings of Parramatta
18 – 20 April Lennox Theatre, Riverside Parramatta. Details 02 8839 3399 or online at www.riversideparramatta.com.au
Thu 18 Apr (8.30pm – 3.00am)
Urban Asian icon Mickey Singh will be bringing his headline World Tour to Sydney this Easter. Home The Venue, 101/1-5 Wheat Rd, Darling Harbour. Details 0431 026 656.
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
Documentary movie screening: Ride For Rights: An Indian Odyssey
Wed 24 April (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm) In 2016, four friends began a motorcycle journey through India, visiting and advocating for child rights. This is a documentary about their travels. Palace Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford St, Paddington. Details 02 9361 5398.
Pilgrims Paada Yatra
Fri 19 Apr (5.30am start) LETSGIVEHOPE along with Hindu Council of Australia is organising a ‘Walk to Temple’ event. This is strictly a devotional, non-profit endeavor to promote tradition and culture to pass on the legacy to our future generations. It is a FREE event open to all the members of community in general to participate and enjoy walk with friends and family. There are three planned walks, starting at Sri Murugan Temple, Westmead
1.Sydney Murugan Temple, Mays Hill to Shrdi Sai Mandir, Strathfield
2. Shirdi Sai Mandir Sydney to Sri Venkateswara Temple, Helensburgh
3. Full walk from Sydney Murugan Temple, Mays Hill to Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Helensburgh
Details 0433 972 160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/pada.yatra
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.
Desi Swag Bhangra
Thu 18 Apr (9.00pm onwards) An invasion of Bhangra and Bollywood at Sydney’s best party spot. At Zeta Bar, Level 4, Hilton Sydney. Details 0412 739 020.
Building livelihood capabilities for women’s economic empowerment
23 Apr (5.00 – 6.30pm) What do we mean by women’s empowerment? What pathways can lead to the empowerment of women in different contexts? Join London School of Economics Professor of Gender and Development Naila Kabeer as she discusses women’s economic empowerment through the lens of livelihoods and capabilities. Naila will then explore the challenge of how we transfer learnings from empowerment activities into an evidence-based theory of change. Location: NSW Business School Lounge, Level 6, UNSW Business School. Details 02 9385 3189.
Saffron and 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.
Sartaaj at Opera House
Sat 27 Apr (7.00pm – 10.00pm) Sartaaj performs live at Opera House in Sydney. At Sydney Opera House, Bennelong. Details 0411 709 559.
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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