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  • Alice Sings performing on stage.

    Alice Sings

    WHEN: 11pm - 1pm Sunday 10 June 2018
    WHERE: Uniting Church Lawns, Todd Mall, Alice Springs

    WHAT: Join Alice Sings Pop Choir and special guest King Marong - learn and sing inspired West African sounds on the Uniting Church lawns.

    All welcome - come and join in!

    FREE EVENT

  • Thirty phrases that everyone living in Mparntwe should know

    Local Knowledge Arrernte Challenges!

    WHEN: 12.30pm - 1.15pm Wednesday 20 June 2018; 12.30pm - 1.15pm Wednesday 4 July 2018
    WHERE: The Yellow Shed, Uniting Church, Todd Mall

    WHAT: Apmere Angkentye-kenhe is putting on a series of lunchtime events designed to test and encourage your growing Arrernte Language knowledge, hosted by people from the Akeyulerre Healing Centre.

    A friendly and relaxed environment to try out pronunciation and accuracy of both the new "Thirty Phrases Everyone Living In Mparntwe Should Know" and the "Fifty Words Everyone Living In Mparntwe Should Know" from 2017.

    Prizes will be given for pronunciation and knowledge of meanings!

    Bring your lunch and have a laugh and a go, as we learn together. Pick up learning resources from the yellow house and listen to the fifty words and thirty phrases here:

    All events are free and child friendly.

    • Wednesday 23 May 2018, 12.30-1.15pm - 30 Phrase Lunchtime Challenge - Test your knowledge
    • Wednesday 6 June 2018, 12.30pm - 1.15pm - 50 Word Challenge
    • Wednesday 4 July 2018, 12.30pm - 1.15pm - 50 Word Challenge
  • Renown flutist Markus Kuchenbuch and some of Alice Springs most well known string players

    Classics in the Mall

    WHEN: 5.30pm - 7.30pm 14 June 2018
    WHERE: Uniting Church lawns, Todd Mall.

    WHAT: Renown flutist Markus Kuchenbuch is presenting a classical inspired music in the park series.

    Together with the Alice Strings players he invites you to join them for a soiree of classical inspired music on the southern lawns of the Flynn Church from 5 pm onward.

    Some of Alice finest String Players will attune your ears with works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, the Duke and contemporary Australian composers.

    Bring a blanket!
    FREE EVENT

  • Sally Mulda, Four Women Playing Cards for Money, 2017. Acrylic on linen © Tangentyere Artists.

    Seasonal Stories - Four Women Playing Cards
    Tangentyere Artists

    WHEN: 7.30pm 25 May 2018
    WHERE: NT Travelling Film Festival May 25.

    WHAT: Four women are playing cards for money at Abbott’s Camp. They play for a really long time, till night-time...anyone could win!

    Narrated in Luritja, one of the 12 Central Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in the art centre at any given time.

    Seasonal Stories are a series of animated paintings by Tangentyere Artists that share aspects of Town Camper’s lives in a warm and humorous way.

    Screenings:
    Alice Springs Cinema from May 10

    Showing before Breath, The Song Keepers, and Brother's Nest

    Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival: May 25th 7.30pm, Snow Kenna Park

    Artwork credit:
    Sally Mulda, Four Women Playing Cards for Money, 2017. Acrylic on linen © Tangentyere Artists.

  • Artwork Credit:Grace Robinya, Laramba Love Story, 2017. Acrylic on linen © Tangentyere Artists.

    Seasonal Stories - Laramba Love Story
    Tangentyere Artists

    WHEN: 7.30pm 25 May 2018
    WHERE: NT Travelling Film Festival, Snow Kenna Park

    WHAT: Winter time, mustering time... men gotta go muster the cattle - station work, women have a picnic. Paths cross and a love story blooms.

    Narrated in Western Arrernte, one of the 12 Central Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in the art centre at any given time.

    Seasonal Stories are a series of animated paintings by Tangentyere Artists that share aspects of Town Camper’s lives in a warm and humorous way.

    Screenings:
    Alice Springs Cinema TBC

    Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival: 25 May 7.30pm, Snow Kenna Park

    Artwork Credit:
    Grace Robinya, Laramba Love Story, 2017. Acrylic on linen © Tangentyere Artists.

  • Aboriginal dot painting in red and black colours

    Arrente Artists - Sharing Our Culture in our Country

    WHEN: Painting workshops 10am and 12noon, History walks 10.45am and 12.45pm
    7, 8, 9 June 2018

    WHERE: Adelaide House, Todd Mall

    WHAT: Join Arrente Artists Pat Ansell Dodds, Amelia Turner, Carole Turner, Carlene Dodds talk about their culture and country through painting workshops and history walks.

  • Afro-Mandinko-King-Marong

    King Marong African Drum & Dance Workshops

    WHEN: 4 - 5pm Saturday 9 June 2018
    WHERE: Uniting Church Lawns

    WHAT: Join King Marong and friends in high energy African drum and dance workshops.
    Open to all ages and experience. Drums provided.
    FREE EVENT

  • Local knowledge logo

    Local Knowledge

    WHEN: 10am - 9 June; 10am - 23 June and 5pm - 29 June 2018
    WHERE: Various locations

    WHAT: Local Knowledge invites you to see Mparntwe/Alice Springs through new eyes.

    Drawing on interviews of 14 different individuals and community groups, the project collective have created a beautiful hand drawn map and walking tour that shares stories linked to different sites around the CBD.

    The project offers visitors the opportunity to see the town through local eyes, and offers locals new stories about familiar places.

    Local Knowledge Maps are available throughout the CBD and online from 1 June.

    Walking Tour Schedule - Bookings Essential

    Tour One: Saturday June 9th 10am
    The Gateway
    Presenter: Betty Sweetlove
    Meeting Point: Council Lawns intersection of Stott and Todd
    Our first tour explores time, space and ideas across gateway places of arrival and departure.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-knowledge-tour-the-gateway-tickets-46097829850

    Tour Two: Saturday June 23rd 10am
    Coming Together
    Presenter: Kelly Lee Hickey
    Meeting Point: Snow Kenna Park
    Our second tour explores sites of community connection, and how we come together to create place.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-knowledge-tour-the-gateway-tickets-46097829850

    Tour Three: Friday June 29th 5pm
    Sunset Cruise
    Presenters: Kelly Lee Hickey and Betty Sweetlove
    Meeting Point: Snow Kenna Park
    Our final tour is a map makers guide to local knowledge, with a full tour of all the sites in conversation with project artists.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-knowledge-tour-sunset-cruise-tickets-46097899057

  • Screenshot from the film - Our Bedtime Stories

    ICTV Bedtime Stories Launch

    WHEN: 6pm - 8pm 21 June 2018
    WHERE: The Yellow Shed, Uniting Church Lawns, Todd Mall

    WHAT: Big screen premiere of ICTV's children's bedtime stories in first languages.

    "Our Bedtime Stories" presents stories for children in language, using traditional storytelling techniques together with animation, music and film.

    From ICTV General Manager (Interim) Catherine Liddle: "The series supports and strengthens Indigenous language, art, music and storytelling. “The episodes were filmed in remote communities all over Australia, with stories from Alice Springs, Wingellina, Warburton, Blackstone, Ti Tree, Port Hedland, Yule River, Petermarer Creek, and Maningrida,” Ms Liddle said.

    Ms Liddle said the series importantly also builds on ICTV’s commitment to the preservation of language and culture. “Our Bedtime Stories is an engaging way to transfer language and culture to younger generations and promote the importance of elders as holders of knowledge, lore and culture. This series is part of a comprehensive suite of work that will feed into ICTV’s online language portal due for rollout later this year.”

    The screening will be accompanied by kere - a BBQ and ure - fires to keep us warm. Bring swags and blankets to cuddle up for some outdoor viewing.