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The Image Makers Seminar Series: Sarina and Anat
22 Sep 2017, Photography Studies College (Melbourne)
In this Image Makers session, Anat Cossen, Sarina Lirosi and Jo White discuss their TXT project and the nature of collaboration.
Mindful Women: A Mass Meditation for Women
12 Oct 2017, NGV International
Come and experience the power of hundreds of women coming together for an evening of mass meditation and visualisation in a beautiful space.
Harnessing the Craziness by Robina Courtin
5 Sep 2017, Victorian University Conference Centre
Melbourne-born Buddhist nun, Robina Courtin, will give a talk on 'Harnessing the Craziness'.
From Ancient Voices to Modern Artists
15 Sep 2017, Ian Potter Museum of Art
Join Dr Craig Barker from the University of Sydney as he discusses the excavation of the Ancient Theatre of Nea Paphos in Cyprus.
Kevin Rudd on China's Rise and a New World Order
26 Oct 2017, The Sofitel
Join Kevin Rudd and a panel of experts as they discuss China's emergence as a power of the first rank and what that means.
The La Trobe Three
24 Aug 2017, State Library of Victoria
Forty-five years since they were released from Pentridge Prison, hear the full story of university student protestors dubbed The La Trobe Three.
Dome After Dark: A Prince and his Poodle
7 Sep 2017, State Library of Victoria
Meet Prince Rupert of Bohemia (nephew of Charles I of England) and his pet dog, Boy, in this after-dark talk beneath the State Library Dome.
The Courage to Be Simply Me
22 Aug 2017, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
Wellbeing expert Jossy Jimenez introduces the core practices of wellbeing: mindfulness, imperfection, vulnerability, self-compassion, forgiveness.
ArtPlay for Artists: The Pizzicato Effect
19 Sep 2017, ArtPlay
Hear from three musicians working with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's community-based after-school orchestral program, the Pizzicato Effect.
Utopia for Realists
27 Aug 2017, Federation Square
In this free Melbourne Writers Festival session, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman makes the case for transforming the way we live and work.
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