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Blogs, Campaigning for change article written on the 01 Sep 2014

Films for Change Oxfam Film Fundraiser – 12 September

BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. This drama charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Boyhood review.

WHEN: 6.30 pm Friday 12 September
WHERE: Palace Nova – 250 Rundle St ADELAIDE
COST: $25/$20 inc. film, wine, beer or soft drink & a raffle ticket.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: email filmsforchange@hotmail.com by 8pm Wednesday 10 September. Tickets cannot be purchased on the night.
PAYMENT: Cash only on the night

Films for Change is a group of passionate like minded people who love film and supporting a good cause. Films for Change hold a film fundraiser most months and support a number of charitable organisations. So far they have raised over eleven thousand dollars.

Politics of Poverty – Dr Helen Szoke, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia

We now live in a world where the richest 85 people on the planet own as much as the poorest half of humanity. Seven out of 10 people on the planet live in countries where economic inequality is worse than it was 30 years ago. Australia is no exception. The richest 1 % of Australians owns as much as the bottom 60%.

As an organisation working towards a world free from poverty, Oxfam is clear that it must tackle inequality as one of the key threats to our mission.

On Wednesday 29 October hear Dr Helen Szoke discuss how Oxfam will be addressing this issue both globally and nationally.

Free event proudly brought to you by the Hawke Centre and Oxfam Australia

WHEN: 6pm Wednesday 29 October

WHERE: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke building, UniSA City West campus

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: click here

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The Stirling Oxfam Group theatre fundraiser, The Stirling Players Olivier Award winning play Collaborators

Inspired by history, John Hodges’ dark comic drama, Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey in which the writer loses himself in a macabre, and disturbingly funny, relationship with his omnipotent subject. As Stalin takes over writing the play, Bulgakov finds himself getting on with the business of running the country!

London’s Daily Telegraph said Collaborators “thrills, chills and makes you laugh out loud  – even though you know you shouldn’t”

This is The Stirling Players’ second Australian premiere in two years and sixth South Australian premiere in a row, further strengthening their reputation for staging new and challenging plays.

All profits from ticket sales will be supporting the program work of Oxfam Australia.

WHEN: 8pm Saturday 18 October 2014

WHERE: Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road Stirling

COST: $25 Concession $20 Supper is included

TO BOOK: email dld@internode.on.net or phone 8339 5639 a.h.

The Peace Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner Celebration

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gala dinner and silent auction on Saturday the 20th of September.  The event is timed to coincide with United National International Day of Peace, which is on the 21st of the month.

The recipient of the Foundation’s $10,000 annual arts grant will be announced during the evening. The winner will be chosen from applications submitted by artists and community art organisations from across Australia for art projects that reflect the Foundation’s vision.

Special guest speaker  – Ms Sophie Hyde, an award winning South Australian film writer, director and producer

WHEN: 7pm for a 7.30pm start Saturday 20 September 2014

WHERE: Adelaide Festival Centre Function Room

COST:  $120 (includes food, wine, soft drinks)

To purchase tickets please click here

For more information on the foundation go to The Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation