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.


Adelaide Festival of Ideas

12 - 15 July

Over three days, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas will bring thought-provoking speakers to Adelaide from around Australia and the world and mix them in exciting ways: scientists of all kinds, policy wonks, philosophers, social and environmental activists, journalists, former politicians, historians, architects, economists, educationalists, theologians and diverse futurists.

The majority of the sessions are free admission so that the audience can attend as citizens rather than customers. Speakers and the public come together to address a rich combination of blue-sky thinking and the urgent issues of our times.

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Learn Filmmaking

Late July

Are you interested in making short films about your life, family and community? Carclew is calling all young people (18-26 years) from culturally diverse communities to join! Carclew is presenting a 12 week program of workshops that teach film storytelling using smart phones. Learn simple storytelling, recording and editing techniques to tell your story and become savvy with online platforms. Participants will walk away with a short film to share and the opportunity to have it screened at a community event. Starting in late July, the workshops will run for 3 hours, once a week for 12 weeks at a central community space in the City of Playford area.  Full details online.
Register your interest: or phone Tess on 8230 1106.


Young Australians in International Affairs Quiz Night

26 July

Young Australians in International Affairs is excited to be hosting their first ever quiz night in Adelaide, 26 July at the Benjamin on Franklin! Grab a group of 6-8 friends for a fun night of trivia based on international affairs. From North Korea to Crimea and the South China Sea to the TPP we will test your knowledge on all things foreign policy and current events. This is a great opportunity to network and meet like-minded students and young professionals. Tickets are $10 per person plus booking fee. The quiz will being at 7.30pm and is an 18+ event. For any queries please email


2018 SALA Festival

Throughout August

2018 SALA Festival program was officially released Saturday 7 July

The cover features the work of Clare Belfrage, SALA Featured Artist and recipient of the 2018 SA Living Artist Wakefield Monograph. Her work also appears on this year’s poster, pictured, and at this year’s Icon exhibition at JamFactory as well as at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

This year Australia's biggest visual arts festival is bigger than ever with over 9000 artists across more than 700 events. The Festival runs throughout August with events all across South Australia; from city bars to suburban shopping precincts, wine regions and beyond.

SALA encompasses all forms of visual art from painting, sculpture and jewellery to video, multimedia and more. Events include exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, panels and more; grab the program and start planning your August. #salafestival @salafestival.

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