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.


ZestFest Oration: Busting the Ageing Myth by Dr Norman Swan

Tuesday 23 October 

You've seen him on the ABC, heard him on Radio National and now can see him at the Adelaide Town Hall in October. Dr Norman Swan presents this year’s ZestFest Oration, Busting the Ageing Myth, joined on stage by Professor Alison Kitson.  

Date and Time: Tuesday 23 October, 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Adelaide Town Hall

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ZestFest South Australia’s  Festival for Modern Ageing runs from 10 – 26 October 2018.


Graham F Smith Peace Foundation 2018 Gala Dinner and Peace Award

Saturday 3 November

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation presents a gala night featuring the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Peace Award for artistic endeavour that raises awareness of social issues and generates social change.

Special guest speaker is William (Bill) Kelly) OAM – internationally renowned American born Australian artist, humanist and pacifist. Bill is currently exhibiting (to March 2019) ‘Can Art Stop a Bullet? William Kelly’s Big Picture’ studies and drawings at the Guernica Peace Museum in Spain and collaborating with the ‘1000 Roses London’ project commemorating the first anniversary of the terror attack on London Bridge.

Date and time: Saturday 3 November, 6.30pm for 7pm start
Venue: Star Room, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Cost: $120 pp (or ($110 pp for a table of 10) includes 3 course meal and drinks.

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UN Day Lunch - Creating an Appetite for Life

Sunday 4 November, 12.30 - 4pm

WHERE: “Our Place at Willunga Hill” Willunga Hill
GUEST SPEAKER: Iconic Food IdentityMaggie Beer AM
ENTERTAINMENT:The Rosalie Cocchiaro Flamenco Dance Troupe
DRESS: Smart Casual
COST: $85 per person. Two bottles of wine included for tables of 10. Wine available for purchase. No BYO.
Regional Sustainable Food.

Carparking located on, Range Road,1980 Brookman Rd, Willunga SA 5172

Book Tickets Here.

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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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 -

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