Foodbank SA provides food relief to 85,000 South Australian’ s every month, one-third are children. Join us in providing food relief for the vulnerable South Australians. Please go to our website www.foodbanksa.org.au to find out more. #FightingHungerinAustralia #EndHunger #FightHunger #PleaseDonate #Donation #YourDonationMatters #MakeaDifference
Feeling lonely is a common problem for many people, yet it’s something we don’t often admit. There may be things you can do to meet new people and turn acquaintances into friends. But what if you struggle with shyness, social insecurity, anxiety or find it difficult making friends? Take this opportunity to speak anonymously online to our mental health clinicians, hY NRG members and other young people talking about their challenges and experiences. Join this group chat on Sunday 13 August between 7 – 8pm (AEST). You can register and set a reminder for the day: www.bit.ly/ehschat130817
For the past year, the Canberra community has rallied together to make Kris' car restoration #StarlightWish come true. Now, the car is complete - and we'll be unveiling it to Kris (who hasn't seen his beloved Ute since it all began) NEXT TUESDAY! Read more.
Suicide is the leading cause of death of young people, and sadly there is an increasing rate of suicide amongst young men. Tomorrow, be part of an exclusive Facebook live event where HuffPost Australia, headspace, Lifeline and Orygen are coming together to talk about their work and answer audience questions. headspace CEO Jason Trethowan will be discussing the recent Fathers Campaign, which focused on encouraging dads to start the conversation about mental health issues. Check the HuffPost Australia page between 10-10.30am (AEST) to join this event.
No equipment? No experience? No problem. For children between the ages of 6-10, the Canadian Tire First Shift could be the hockey program for you! To learn more, visit www.firstshift.ca. #CTFirstShift
“There are so many wonderful volunteers that become part of the family: those you lean on when you've had a bad day at the hospital, and who greet your children with love and kindness." -Robyn Cartwright, Mother to House Hero Jordan. Apply to become an RMHCNA volunteer here: rmhcna.org/volunteer/individual-volunteer-opportunities/
Join the SLSO for a momentous season—the legacy of David Robertson and the 50th Anniversary of Powell Hall—with Hollywood blockbusters, Broadway stars, classical favorites, family concerts, rock tributes and more!
Whilst the beep of a pager is what our crews respond to these days, before pagers were around a maroon flare was fired from the lifeboat station to bring the crew running. However, there was some overhead interference which often caused confusion, as Mrs Allam explains…
Front cover of tomorrow's The NT News: "The time for talking's over. The public are sick of the bickering and political point-scoring about same-sex marriage... The legalisation of same-sex marriage is inevitable. It's time to end this farce. DO IT NOW."
For more than 130 years, our services have been on the frontlines to support Australians in crisis. This week is Homelessness Week, where we are reflecting on the active & innovative ways our services are responding to this issue in Australia. Like Common Ground, our social housing service in Hobart, Tasmania. Our service provides those who have experienced homelessness with affordable, long term housing. It strives to create an environment where all community members feel welcome and included, with all tenants having access to an art studio, IT space, meals and community garden. A huge well done to the team at Common Ground who were recently awarded for 'Excellence in Social Housing' by the Australiasian Housing Institute. #HomelessnessWeek2017
Team #Buoyed are in the field today!! You can get live updates at https://twitter.com/louisa_evans Audio content being recorded as you read in #Hastings ! #art #science #collaboration #geography #impact
Channels Festival 2017 Artist profile: Wura-Natasha Ogunji is an artist based in Austin, Texas and Lagos, Nigeria who explores the physicality, endurance, and gestures of the body. Focussing particularly on the relationship of women’s bodies to geographical, architectural, social, and filmic spaces, Ogunji’s interdisciplinary works often relate to memory, history, and “impossible moments in time.” As a member of the diaspora, Ogunji works are inspired by cross-continental connections and histories Look out for Ogunji’s work as part of the group exhibition Future Tense at The SUBSTATION opening Friday 1 September. Check out full festival program here: channelsfestival.net.au/program Wura-Natasha Ogunji, My father and I dance in outer space (still) 2011 Courtesy of the artist
Instagram is the worst app for your mental health Wendy from VICE Australia looks at how the 700 million monthly active users are constantly scrolling through images that can make you laugh, make you cry; build you up or tear you down. You can read Wendy’s piece here: www.bit.ly/hsp-v-insta
#StarlightWish alert! Ruby and her family are at Mt Buller right now - sled dog rides, snow angels and quality family time are on the agenda! A special shout out to our amazing supporters and the Mt Buller community for helping Ruby’s wish to see the snow come true! 🌟
We have VERY exciting news! The BBC series Saving Lives at Sea, showcasing our lifesaving work, will be on TV screens from Wednesday 16 August at 8pm on BBC Two. The 12-part documentary series features real rescues carried out by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland. Episode 1 will include Whitby lifeboat crew members (pictured) launching to a father and daughter swept out to sea.
SHEPPARTON AFROBEAT CELEBRATION AT AFRICAN HOUSE A special event paying tribute to the iconic music of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and renowned visual artist Lemi Ghariokwu! Lemi Ghariokwu, the award winning visual artist famous for creating most of Fela Kuti’s album covers, is coming to Australia to present his work and co-host a series of events marking the 20th anniversary of the death of his friend and mentor, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Presenters Multicultural Arts Victoria and Flight 1067 to Africa on PBS, are very pleased to announce that Shepparton is on the itinerary for this special commemorative tour, with a special FREE Afrobeat Celebration happening on Saturday 2nd September from 5pm – 9pm at St. Paul’s African House. The evening will feature an exhibition of Lemi Ghariokwu’s album covers and will kick off at 5pm with an artist talk from the man himself. Completely self-taught, this "Lagos Afro-pop art exponent/Afro-visionary artist" gained worldwide fame as the designer of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's album covers; and between 1974 and 1993, he produced 26 of those, apart from hundreds of covers for musicians like Bob Marley, Kris Okotie, Osita Osadebe, James Iroha, Gilles Peterson, Miriam Makeba, and Lucky Dube. Following the artist talk, local hip hop and African gospel music collective, the Ignite Project Crew and mentor Momo (aka Mohamed Komba), will take the stage to rock you with some original tunes they have cooked up in weekly music mentoring sessions at African House. The group includes 15 local young artists from African backgrounds who are extraordinarily talented and creative both on the mic and with the pen. To wrap up the night, six piece Melbourne based band, Public Opinion Six will deliver a high energy set of afro-beat medicine administered directly to your soul. Fronted by Senegalese griot musician, Lamine Sonko, Public Opinion Six breathe new life into the sound of West Africa and bring a powerful message of resistance to the next generation of afro-beat. The band performs original compositions that fuse traditional Senegalese Sabar music and dance forms with a first- hand afro-beat authenticity. The songs flip in and out of traditional tongue, street pidgin chants and English verse regularly punctuated by impossible percussion. Don’t miss this special evening that brings together local and international talent in an amazing celebration of afro-beat music, art and culture!
Always a plethora of choice on at Melbourne International Film Festival. If we had to narrow a choice pick of one, this might just get our vote. Still one screening left! http://miff.com.au/program/film/a-life-in-waves
The Big Issue is on the Gold Coast! Thanks Councillor Pauline Young for selling copies of our latest edition with local vendor Mark in Burleigh this morning. There's still time to grab a copy of the Hamish and Andy edition - look out for vendors, like Mark, selling The Big Issue this week! http://bit.ly/2vNDMqf