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“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
~ Maya Angelou

Thanks South Africa

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I have spent eight years in Australia. I am an Australian citizen and very grateful for my life in this country. I moved here from the UK, where I had also lived for over 8 years, solidly, more than that on and off over a period of 15 years. I am in fact Scottish by descent but born and raised… (more…)

October 22, 2017 by

First Aboriginal Opera: Pecan Summer

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Songs from the first opera ever written by and for indigenous Australians were performed at the Esplanade in Singapore on Wednesday 21st June. In the first collaboration of its kind, Singaporean singers performed songs in the Yorta Yorta language from the opera "Pecan Summer". The production tells the story of Australia's stolen generation as it follows the attempts of an… (more…)

June 28, 2017 by

Artists Central, Central Coast NSW

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You may have noticed the beautiful Artists Central car on your travels between Sydney and the Central Coast. You may have asked yourself; What is this Artists Central and how do I get there? You may have said to yourself, I'm not creative so that’s not for me! But you would be wrong. Artists Central is about building a community and fueling every aspect… (more…)

June 23, 2016 by

FREE & Accessible Mental Health Support

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We often quote "You are what you think." to each other; it's a phrase that trips easily off the tongue. The implication: stop thinking about the bad stuff and you'll feel better, behave better. Those of us with mental health issues (which cross over into our emotional, physical and social health) know that we cannot fix ourselves. Mental health is… (more…)

June 6, 2016 by

KWAYA = Choir

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    KWAYA: Swahili for choir, an organisation you want to look into! https://youtu.be/yNYuXdQ8gp4 Their aim is to establish a strong network of support between indigenous and non-indigenous singers to enable them to experience once in a lifetime opportunities in a unique musical exchange . Whilst partaking in the Kwaya Cross-Cultural Connections Program singers and helpers will also have the opportunity… (more…)

May 26, 2016 by

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