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.


Voices from the inside - Prison radio stories from the UK and South Australia

Tuesday 6 November, 6pm start
BH2-09, City West Campus 

Research Centre for Creative People, Products and Places (CP3), School of Creative Industries presents: Voices from the inside. Prison radio stories from the UK and South Australia Presenters include Phil Maguire (Prison Radio Association, UK), Dr Heather Anderson (University of SouthAustralia) & Dr Charlotte Bedford (University of Adelaide).

Internationally, radio made for and by prisoners is becoming increasingly recognized as an effective means of maintaining family and community links vital for surviving prison and successfully reintegrating on release. In Australia, there is a strong history of community radio programming for prisoners. Yet such programs tendto operate in isolation and survive on the work of volunteers.

Prison Radio has seen steady growth around the world in recent years, and is increasingly receiving mainstream interest and recognition. Content produced by and for people with lived prison experience both enriches the quality of public discourse on criminal justice issues and provides information to support prisoners during their sentences.

In the UK, National Prison Radio is the world’s first internal radio service produced by and for prisoners. Developed by the Prison Radio Association, the service demonstrates the potential of radio as a powerful tool for prisoner rehabilitation. In Adelaide, the University of South Australia, with support from the SA Department for Correctional Services, have been trialling audio production workshops to create support materials for the prisoner induction experience. At the same time, community radio stations are providing a platform for those with lived prison experience to dismantle myths and stereotypes that often accompany those affected by the criminal justice system.

What lessons can Adelaide take from the UK experience? In this seminar we hear from prison radio producers from the UK and South Australia working both inside and outside of correctional institutions, to investigate how South Australia can capitalise on the UK experience to develop its own unique prison radio services. Following presentations from our guest speakers there will be a panel discussion with radio presenters from Three D Radio’s Prison Show and  
WOW-FM’s Radio Seeds.

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Spirit Festival

8 - 17 November 2018 

Wauwi (Light Square), nthspace, Space Theatre
Spirit Festival is South Australia's premier Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Culture Festival, held 8 to 17 November 2018, across Adelaide. Click here for further information including the program.

Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast

Friday 23 November 

The eleventh annual Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 23 November 2018. 

In a first for this long-running event, local students will have their opportunity to take centre stage.

Veteran South Australian journalist Ron Kandelaars will engage with students from schools across our state who have embraced the "Breaking the Silence" program, giving them the opportunity to share with the audience how they and their schools are committed to this program which promotes respectful relationships, gender equity and how to challenge attitudes that support violence. 

"Breaking the Silence"is an award-winning professional learning initiative developed by White Ribbon Australia to equip principals and teachers to implement domestic violence education in schools, both primary and secondary, as schools play a pivotal role in White Ribbon's aim to create real generational change to prevent violence against women and children in our community.  Click Here for further information. 

You are invited to join us for this unique event, which will be opened by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, AC, Governor of South Australia. 

Bookings open at 6.00am on Monday 24 September 2018 -



Young Australians in International Affairs Networking Event

Thursday 13 December
Cumberland Arms Hotel

Join Young Australians in International Affairs in Adelaide to cap off the year with a few drinks and nibbles at the Cumberland Arms Hotel in the beer garden on Thursday, December 13.

It's been a tremendous year of events for the Young Australians team in Adelaide, we invite you to come celebrate the end of the year with us over a few cold drinks and great conversation. This event will be a great opportunity to meet other-like minded students and young professionals interested in or currently working in international affairs. This is a great opportunity to meet our Adelaide-based team members and learn more about Young Australians in International Affairs.

This is a free event but registering on Eventbrite is essential, and drinks/food will be available at the bar. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to your friends and networks and we look forward to seeing you there.

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