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.



African Street Festival

25 February, 3pm-11pm

An exotic place of longing, the world's poorhouse, an area of conflict. Our image of Africa is ambivalent and often dominated by cliches. Here to challenge perceptions, five exceptionally talented Kenyan artists will transform Eliza Street with inspiring and thought provoking street art, to be launched with a festival showcasing African music, cuisine, art and culture. Join them as they transform a city laneway into a buzzing and vibrant African bizarre. Street food, beverages, market stalls, beats and mandazi await, and don't forget your dancing shoes! Visit the SANAA website.


Adelaide Festival

3-19 March

For more than 55 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. 2017 will mark the first Adelaide Festival presented by Co-Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy. Full program information

AMRC International Women’s Day Event - Constance On The Edge

8 March, 9-11.40am

To celebrate the challenges and achievements of women during this year’s International Women’s Day, the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) is hosting a special screening of the documentary: Constance on the EdgeFor ticketing information, please contact Alma at the AMRC on (08) 8217 9547 or

Embracing Health and Diversity Migrant Refugee Forum

9 March

This forum aims to bring together health professionals and the local community to focus on the best health care practices for new arrivals and refugees in South Australia.  Time: Morning registration 9.30am - 1.00pm, Full day registration 9.30am - 6.30pm. Venue: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Blvd, Elizabeth. Further information and registration

WOMADelaide Planet Talks

11-13 March

Join some of the world’s great minds at WOMADelaide's Planet Talks in a series of fascinating live conversations about our environment and sustainable relationship with the planet. Set under the stunning tree lined canopy of Botanic Park’s aptly named ‘Speakers' Corner’, the Planet Talks is a unique outdoors ideas festival within the festival. The University of South Australia is proud to be the sole education partner for the WOMADelaide 2017 Planet Talks program.

Yoga for Peace and Harmony

25 March, 10.30am

Celebrate with United Nations Association of Australia SA Division (UNAA SA), our Patron, Lady Mayoress Genevieve Haese, with Dru Yoga and World Peace Flame in Veale Gardens, where we will celebrate the one year anniversary of World Peace Flame in Adelaide. MC Amanda Blair. Download flyer.

Details: 10.30am Saturday 25 March, Veale Gardens (South Tce Adelaide).  Come dressed in comfortable clothes including a white t-shirt and bring your yoga mat or a towel.

Free to attend, please RSVP to

Rumi - In our own Voices

25 March, 7pm

Stories from the Middle East through writings of the 13th century poet Rumi. Through music, dance, poetry and storytelling we trace the story of Australia’s Middle Eastern new arrival communities – their experience of journey and arrival, bringing with them a culture steeped in history and richness of human experience. Presented by Australian Migrant Resource Centre and Adelaide Festival Centre. More information.


Sunrise Cambodia

Sunrise Cambodia is a world-class charity working on the ground in Cambodia to give much-needed help to at-risk kids, struggling families and poor communities in some of the most poverty-stricken provinces of the country. Find out more about their latest work.

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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