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Gwenael Prié joined Florence Scialom's group

FrontlineSMS - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 04:28
Gwenael Prié joined Florence Scialom's group
Meet-Ups & Regional NetworksWe would like to encourage FrontlineSMS users and potential users to meet up with each other and share ideas and experiences on FrontlineSMS use. Please choose to 'add a discussion' to this group in order to suggest meet-ups or connect with people in your country/ region. Please use the name of the country you're based in within the title of discussion. Thanks! \o/ See More

Balaba Peter posted a discussion

FrontlineSMS - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:22
Balaba Peter posted a discussion
I lost my Database for Mfarmer program Dear Colleagues,I lost my Laptop which had the Database for Mfarmer during the Rainstorm which hit our premises on 9th February,2015http://www.nakasekecmc.blogspot.com/2014/03/blog-post.html Now I have a big task to rebuild the database! "See More

Hire Chambers Crescent Theatre

Darwin Community Arts - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:05

Are you looking for a venue to hold your regular gatherings or for just one-off events? Is your band searching for a rehearsal space? Does your organisation need a room for external meetings?

Look no further, all our spaces at Malak Shopping Centre including newly renovated Chambers Crescent Theatre are available for public use whether it is social function, workshop, performance, training or meeting. All venues are alcohol free. Become a DCA member and hire for just $25 per hour. All fees are negotiable for community groups and individuals with limited income. Contact us to request a booking - 8945 7347 or email at mail@darwincommunityarts.org.au

File:  Theatre Hire Agreement 2015.pdf
Categories: Community Arts

Kyendi Daniel posted a discussion

FrontlineSMS - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 22:19
Kyendi Daniel posted a discussion
FRONTLINESMS VERSION 2.5Hi everyone, i just downloaded the new version 2.5 of FrontlineSMS and i am having trouble connecting to the modem. I would appreciate your urgent help.See More

Underground Arts Saturday program resumes

Darwin Community Arts - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:52

Underground Arts is ready to kick off its Saturday Morning Program in 2015. And what’s on the menu? Art and Craft, Design, 3D Printing, Do It Yourself, Recycling & Upcycling, Pottery, Sewing, Painting and much more. This is a free and inclusive program for anyone who wants to get creative.

Everyone is welcome to 'Come N Try' sessions on Saturday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Malak Underground (former carpark of Malak Shopping Centre). Fore more info ring 8945 7347 or email dcafinanceassist@gmail.com

Categories: Community Arts

Tribute & Farewell to My Sisters’ Kitchen

Darwin Community Arts - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:29

What a wonderful time we've had at My Sisters' Kitchen over the years. With our funding from the Department of Social Services wrapping up at the end of February, it is time to reflect on the My Sisters' Kitchen journey and hopes for its future.

Our story began in 2008 when DCA worker and community leader Josie Mesiku wanted to bring women together to establish an 'African Kitchen' mobile catering business. Sadly, Josie passed away soon after. Wanting to honour her passion and carry on her project, Josie's co-workers at DCA applied for Diverse Australia funding. The application was shortlisted and My Sisters' Kitchen (MSK)- a program focussing on sharing recipes, stories, and cultural information - was born. 

Since then the MSK program has fostered a shared sense of belonging and social cohesion for women from across the world, with participants' backgrounds ranging from Burmese, Afghani, Sudanese, Bhutanese, Ethiopian, Iranian, Ugandan, Sri Lankan, Congolese, Filipino and further afield.

My Sisters' Kitchen in name reads as a cooking program, however in practice, the activities that have happened within our 'kitchen' are much broader than cooking. Over the years, our proverbial 'kitchen table' has been a place for important conversations, sharing of skills and coming together as a community. The women have shared their stories through theatre and multimedia, developed their talents in cooking and catering and, recently, have expressed their creativity through sewing, weaving and other textile arts practices.

In 2012 the program's original dream of establishing a social enterprise catering caravan came to fruition through a grant from the Ian Potter Foundation. After a few setbacks, the My Sisters' Kitchen Caravan came to life in 2014 catering at events such at Seabreeze, Bagot Festival, City of Darwin's Launch events and other functions.

This year we would like to see the My Sisters' Kitchen caravan grow as the social enterprise arm of DCA, catering for arts festivals and community events while also supporting DCA's core mission to make and share arts in our region. 

At the end of February the regular Monday night program will come to an end. However, the textile arts activities will re-incarnate as 'Our Common Threads', inviting women of diverse backgrounds to make textile art through sewing, weaving, screen printing, beading, dying, knitting and crocheting. This program will be on a smaller scale than MSK, running on Wednesday mornings beginning in May.

The absence of ongoing funding for MSK has been a great loss. However, the creativity, resilience and passion of the women involved inspires us to keep finding the means to support our programs. A great thank you to all those individuals and community groups who have supported us through the years with generous donations of their time and resources.

If you have an idea how to support these new 'MSK' programs please speak to us on 8945 7347 or email at mail@darwincommunityarts.org.au. Thank you!

Categories: Community Arts

Community Dinner in February 2015

Darwin Community Arts - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:05

Do not miss the first 2015 Community Dinner on Monday 23 February. This is a place to both meet new people and have a good time with family and friends. Everyone is welcome!

When: Monday 23 February 2015, 6pm
Where: Chambers Crescent Theatre, Cnr Malak & Chambers Crescents, Malak Shopping Centre
Entertainment: Local community artists including Keltikka Irish Dancing, Xango Capoeira, Swing dancers, All Girl Swing Orchestra/Mint Slices, Story-telling project Spun
Catering: Sandar, Yaqub, Meri, other volunteers...and maybe you?
Cost: By donation (suggested at least $5/person & $10/family)

This is a free event, but donations of at least $5 per head are strongly encouraged as there are no other funding sources at the moment. If you would like to sponsor these growing events, make a donation, perform, cook or volunteer your help, please contact us on 8945 7347 or at mail@darwincommunityarts.org.au

Date(s): Monday, 23 February 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pmFile:  DCA Community Dinner - February 2015.pdf
Categories: Community Arts

Auditions for a new theatre play

Darwin Community Arts - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:30

CemeNTworx Community Theatre will present a play 'Madeleine' by Jenny Kemp. Please note auditions are being held on Tuesday 3 March & Thursday 5 March, 2015 from 7pm at Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak Shopping Centre.

Please read the information below and make sure you are able to commit to the dates before auditions. Auditions will be relaxed and stress free - no need to prepare a monologue. However, you do need to have read the script beforehand. For more information about the process and to obtain an electronic reading copy, please contact Brenda Logan 0419 256 530 or brenda.logan@darwincommunityarts.org.au

Performance: 14-16 May, 2015 (Schizophrenia Awareness Week)
Where: Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak Shopping Centre
Rehearsals: Tuesday & Thursdays with some weekend rehearsals closer to opening

Characters required:
Daddy (Alex) & The King: Approx 60yrs of age - the father of Maddy and Charley
Mummy (Madeleine) & The Queen: Approx 50 yrs of age - the mother of Maddy and Charley
Maddy (Madeleine): Approx 19 yrs of age - the youngest daughter
Charley & The Princess: Approx 30yrs of age - the older sister of Maddy
Interior Minister's Voice: A man. A voice inside Maddy 

Synopsis: Maddy is turning 19 and her sister returns to the family home for the birthday. She finds Maddy very changed. Her world is becoming increasingly bizarre as psychic forces beyond her control take hold. She is showing signs of schizophrenia. The family begins to split apart as each tries to deal with the situation in radically different ways. Desperate to obey the demands of her inner voices, Maddy proceeds regardless, dragging the whole family towards a tragic outcome. Madeleine brings the uncertain world of mental illness into presence and provides a space within which these concerns can become a reality.

Date(s): Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 7:00pmThursday, 5 March 2015 - 7:00pm
Categories: Community Arts

Opportunity to perform at the Harmony Soiree

Darwin Community Arts - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 15:37

2015 Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree will be held on Saturday 30 May. The Soiree provides a great opportunity for groups to showcase their culture and talent to the wider community, who will be enjoying this social event. Multicultural community groups are being asked to register their Expression of Interest before the 27 February if they wish to share a performance which will be conducted on stage, professional sound and lighting supplied. If you have any questions, please contact Ulys Poirier, Harmony Soiree Performance Coordinator.


File:  Expression_of_Interest_-_Performance.pdf
Categories: Community Arts

Kultour on the Move

Darwin Community Arts - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:33

Kultour, the national key organisation working with the arts sector in advancing cultural diversity in the Arts in Australia, is moving from Melbourne to Western Sydney. This move forms part of a new national strategic direction responding to sector feedback as Kultour seeks to build continued national representation for the multicultural sector in all facets of cultural practice.  

Our Australian society is constantly changing and developing, our communities increasingly enriched by these changes. Kultour is reading these changes and is determined to overcome obstacles to positive futures for the expression of cultural diversity in the arts. Closer proximity to Canberra and immersion in significant and large communities of multicultural artists and organisations in Australia is critical as we advocate for greater representation of artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across the arts so that the national arts landscape in Australia reflects the society in which we all live.

The move to Sydney brings with it the search for a new Leadership role – Director, Advocacy & Opportunities, Kultour – to carve pathways for culturally and linguistically diverse artists and arts, from cultural policy to cultural and arts practice. This role and further information on recruitment processes will be released shortly. The Melbourne office will continue to operate through March until the Sydney base is established.

The Kultour Board thanks Julie Tipene O’Toole for her contribution to Kultour as Melbourne-based CEO since 2012, particularly to advocacy and the national delivery of the Kultour Gatherings.

Darwin Community Arts is a company member of Kultour, and our Executive Officer, Christian (Bong) Ramilo, is a member of the Board of Directors.

Categories: Community Arts

Multicultural Film Festival 2015 in June

Darwin Community Arts - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:06

DCA is organising Multicultural Film Festival 2015 on the 27th & 28th of June 2015 at Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak Shopping Centre. Right now we are seeking expression of interest from all multicultural community organisations.

Be involved in this unique grass-roots event and send us a movie representing your community organisation. Please include the title, cast, some pictures (if possible) and synopsis of the movie. For more info click here or visit Festival's Facebook page. Alternatively you can contact contact Silpi Dhungana Pant, Creative Producer, at silpi.dhungana@gmail.com

Categories: Community Arts

Theatre of the Oppressed group

Darwin Community Arts - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:52

Are you interested in being part of a group creating theatre for social and political change? If so please see the following call out from inspired and dedicated individuals from Darwin: "We want to work with a group of people to create performances that tell our stories as activists working for social justice. By sharing our stories of working for change and living in the current political climate we can build hope and community.

We will be working towards a performance using the work of Augusto Boal to tell our collective stories to effect change. We’d like people who can commit to working together over a couple of months. People with performance skills as well as non-actors are welcome." Come along to our first session on Thursday 19th February from 6-8 pm at: Multicultural Council NT community room Shop 15, Malak Shopping Centre, Malak Place, Malak NT 0812. For more information contact: Johnnie – 0404 963 975 or Sara - 0427 757 738

Date(s): Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Categories: Community Arts

Women's Wisdom

Darwin Community Arts - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:43

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2015 with a theatre show 'Women's Wisdom' and dinner cooked by My Sisters’ Kitchen.

Saturday 28 February 2015 - 7pm start
Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak Shopping Centre
Cost: $25 & $20 (concession) includes show & dinner (BYO alcohol & glasses)
To book: 8945 7347 or mail@darwincommunityarts.org.au

'Women's Wisdom' celebrates senior women and is based on their stories about the challenges of living in a youth focussed society. This is a community project which does not only highlight issues impacting on older women, but also paying homage to their artistic and creative talents. This is a CemeNTworx project and more info can be obtained from Brenda Logan, Creative Producer, on 8945 7347 or at brenda.logan@darwincommunityarts.org.au

Date(s): Saturday, 28 February 2015 - 7:00pmFile:  Womens Wisdom Poster.pdf
Categories: Community Arts
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