Community Events

Below is a list of community events which may be of interest, offering you the opportunity to learn about and participate in local activities. This listing is offered as a service to the community and community event organisers. Please contact the organisers directly for additional information, as generally, the Hawke Centre is not involved in these community events.

If you have a community event you would like to promote through our website, please forward details to or call 8302 7135 for more information.


Patch Theatre - Yo Diddle Diddle

from 12 August

Patch Theatre's Adelaide family season of Yo Diddle Diddle is opening in August at the Odeon Theatre Norwood. Exploring the theme of resilience, the fun-filled Yo Diddle Diddle is the first work by Patch’s new Artistic Director Naomi Edwards - who recently presented at the Hawke Centre, as part of our Art Talks series. Presented by Patch Theatre, and adapted from the book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Tony Wilson. This was the simultaneous story time book for 2017. Perfect theatre for 4-8 year olds - Patch Theatre are offering the opportunity to win a family pass - see their Facebook page for details.

The Inaugural John Mansfield Lecture
Indigenous Land Rights: Australia's response following Mabo

17 August, 5.30pm 

Marking its 10th Anniversary, the UniSA School of Law are hosting a new lecture series in recognition of The Honourable John Mansfield AM QC and his significant contributions to law and justice in Australia. At the inaugural lecture, hear from his honour as he considers the substantive and procedural effectiveness of the Native Title Act 1993 to date, including the assessment of compensation for Indigenous land rights taken away, and the challenges and options for future effective recognition of Indigenous land rights.  This is a free public lecture and seating is limited.  Please register through Eventbrite to attend.

National Science Week

12-20 August

Festivals, talks, demonstrations, forums, walks, performance and open days. There are hundreds of public events every year in National Science Week to attend in cities and towns right across the country.

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation - Quiz Night

26 August, 6.30pm

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation will host a quiz night, with Frances Bedford MP as MC, cost is $20 per person for tables of 8 to 10 guests. All funds raised will go towards supporting the Peace Foundation’s projects. Bookings are essential - pre-book a table place by emailing: More information about the Foundation and its projects.

The views presented by speakers/organisations at these events are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia or the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.  Information supplied by community groups involved and may change without notice





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