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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 renee.jolly@unisa.edu.au or call 8302 7135 for more information.



Sanaa 2020 Program
3 - 21 February 

A colloborative multi-arts festival working with grassroots artists from across Africa and Latin America. In addition to the Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity exhibition and Sanaa Storytelling event, both co-presented by the The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, there will be various events and initiatives, including: Sanaa street art program (10-14 February); Sanaa Regional Tour (17-21 February); Sanaa Street Party (15 February). Full details.

Reconciliation SA 2020 Apology Breakfast
Thursday 13 February, 6.30am- 9.30am

Reconciliation SA is holding the 2020 Apology Breakfast to honour the survivors of the Stolen Generations and to inform the wider community about historical and current matters relating to the Stolen Generations. More Information

Adelaide Fringe
14 February - 15 March

The largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere; Adelaide Fringe program. The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa Ink, will co-present the Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity exhibition and Sanaa Storytelling, as part of the Adelaide Fringe. 

Adelaide Festival
28 February - 15 March

2020 will be Adelaide Festival's 60th anniversary: for 60 years, 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. More Information

Writer's Week
29 February - 5 March

In 2020, Writers’ Week contemplates one of the few things that incontrovertibly unites us all: Being Human. Through the words and minds of great thinkers, Writers’ Week explores how humans engage with each other, with technology, with the natural world. More Information


6-9 March

WOMADelaide, the iconic open-air festival set in Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park, is an award-winning celebration of the very best of the World of Music, Arts & Dance, Full Program. This year, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre will present the International Women's Day Talks at WOMADelaide,  More Information

SafeGround Climate-Driven Migration Meeting
Friday 6 March, 6pm

Despite Australia’s bushfire tragedy, and the appreciation of progressive loss of low-lying Pacific Islands, the full multi-faceted impacts of climate-change have yet to enter mainstream consciousness. In particular, an ever-increasing global problem of dealing compassionately, and fairly, with environmentally-forced migration is not yet on anyone’s agenda.  The extent of climate-driven-migrants will be huge, and will have a global impact. 

One of SafeGround’s projects is to heighten global awareness of climate-driven migrants, to initiate planning to cope with them, to avert climate-driven violence, and to reverse the current global trend of xenophobia towards CDMs (climate-driven migrants).

The start-up meeting for this new project on Climate-Driven Migration is at Hallett Cove Civic Centre in Southern Adelaide, South Australia at 6p.m. on Friday, 6th March 2020.  You are warmly invited.  More Information