Nov
21
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the author of "Wish You Were Here" Sheridan Jobbins

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Come and meet the author of the memoir "Wish you were here". 
Sheridan was presenter on numerous TV programs, including Simon Townsend's Wonder World! and Good Morning Australia. She was a director of the film company Latent Image Productions which produced the award-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Since 2000 she has co-written screenplays with director Stephan Elliott for Disney, Warner Bros, Working Title, Hopscotch and Ealing Studios. 
We will be set up in the Kombi in the mall.

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Dec
1
5:15 PM17:15

Mardi Alexander Book Launch

Charlie Dickerson is desperate to get away from small-town minds and all the painful reminders of her ex. What better way than to travel halfway around the world? A wildlife rescue exchange program in Australia looks like the perfect solution to her current predicament. Pip Atkins has an innate affinity for wildlife, but people are another story. When she’s tasked with looking after an American wildlife carer on a work exchange, the thought of someone shadowing her every move for twelve whole months represents the ultimate nightmare. Worlds apart, but forced together, Charlie and Pip struggle to find a middle ground, as they discover they have more in common than they think.

Charlie Dickerson is desperate to get away from small-town minds and all the painful reminders of her ex. What better way than to travel halfway around the world? A wildlife rescue exchange program in Australia looks like the perfect solution to her current predicament.

Pip Atkins has an innate affinity for wildlife, but people are another story. When she’s tasked with looking after an American wildlife carer on a work exchange, the thought of someone shadowing her every move for twelve whole months represents the ultimate nightmare.

Worlds apart, but forced together, Charlie and Pip struggle to find a middle ground, as they discover they have more in common than they think.

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Between Art and Poetry: New Perspectives on Tablelands Flora

Between Art and Poetry is a recent collaboration between botanical poet John Charles Ryan and botanical artist David Mackay on the diversity and beauty of the natural environments and flora of the New England Tablelands. Held at Reader’s Companion in Armidale, the event will include a reading of poetry and an exhibition of art, as well as brief artist talks by John and David. Join us for an Exhibition, Reading, Performance and Book Launch With Music by Alana Blackburn

Between Art and Poetry is a recent collaboration between botanical poet John Charles Ryan and botanical artist David Mackay on the diversity and beauty of the natural environments and flora of the New England Tablelands. Held at Reader’s Companion in Armidale, the event will include a reading of poetry and an exhibition of art, as well as brief artist talks by John and David.

Join us for an Exhibition, Reading, Performance and Book Launch

With Music by Alana Blackburn

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May
5
1:00 PM13:00

NON VIOLENCE FILM FESTIVAL 1-5 MAY 2017 PROGRAM, PEACE STUDIES - UNE

SWING KIDS, 1993 (110 mins) 

It’s 1939 and Nazi Germany has declared war on freedom, demanding conformity from its youth. But a group calling themselves ‘Swing Kids’ rebel with the ‘swing’ music from America and dare to stand up against the powerful forces around them. Each member of the group is forced to face some tough choices about right, wrong, and survival. Featuring Christian Bale and Barbara Hershey, SWING KIDS, is an inspirational and powerful story about finding the courage to fight for what you believe in. 

All films are FREE and begin at 1 pm. This is a School of Humanities initiative. With a focus on youth, this year’s festival is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss important issues facing the world today.

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May
4
1:00 PM13:00

NON VIOLENCE FILM FESTIVAL 1-5 MAY 2017 PROGRAM, PEACE STUDIES - UNE

GIVE TREES A CHANCE, 1980 (47 minutes) 

This 1980 documentary tells the story of the first eco-blockade in the world - the Terania Creek forest protest in Australia in 1979. A historic event, it brought rainforest preservation into public consciousness and led to the formation of the Nightcap National Park. Narrated by Jack Thompson. This screening is followed by a discussion led by Dr Vanessa Bible, a lead researcher into non-violent activism and the Terania Creek blockade. 

All films are FREE and begin at 1 pm. This is a School of Humanities initiative. With a focus on youth, this year’s festival is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss important issues facing the world today.

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May
3
1:00 PM13:00

NON VIOLENCE FILM FESTIVAL 1-5 MAY 2017 PROGRAM, PEACE STUDIES - UNE

 

 VJ BURMA, 2009 (85 minutes) 

Using smuggled footage, this multiple award winning documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks. The acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Ostergaard, brings us close to Burma’s video journalists who insisted on keeping up the flow of news from the closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. ‘Joshua’, 27, is one of these young video journalists. 

 All films are FREE and begin at 1 pm. This is a School of Humanities initiative. With a focus on youth, this year’s festival is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss important issues facing the world today.

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May
2
1:00 PM13:00

NON VIOLENCE FILM FESTIVAL 1-5 MAY 2017 PROGRAM, PEACE STUDIES - UNE

 

 THE WORM IS TURNING, 2015 (103 minutes) 

This is the story of how corporate agribusiness is taking over the world’s food production revealed through historical archival footage, and shows how this system is destroying people’s health, economies and the ecology of the world. 

Filmed on location in India, USA, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia THE WORM IS TURNING shows, through amazing examples of ecological farming, that in fact small ecological farms are more productive, they can feed more people better, and at the same time restore the environment. Young farmers are leading the way in many of these initiatives. 

 All films are FREE and begin at 1 pm. This is a School of Humanities initiative. With a focus on youth, this year’s festival is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss important issues facing the world today.

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