Culture and Heritage

FESTIVAL UPDATE

Irish Ambassador Breandán Ó Caollaí
Launches the Festival
Be Early for Thursday’s Film with the Ambassador from 7.30pm.
Launch party afterwards at PJ O'Brien's – Southgate

As sponsors of Saturday’s Bobby Sands: 66 Days Film, the final film
it’s back to the Celtic Club for the closing party
Free Finger Food & Drink Specials

Update for Saturday Afternoon Film: Starts at 4pm, NOT 4.30pm. 

 

THE PROGRAM FOR THE CINEMA IS:

KINO CINEMA, 45 COLLINS ST. MELBOURNE.

  • Thur 6th 8.45 A Date for Mad Mary Darren Thornton Drama
  • Fri. 7th. 6.30  Mammal Rebecca Daly Drama
  • Fri. 7th. 8.30  The Young Offenders Peter Foott Drama
  • Sat. 8th. 4.30 Sanctuary Len Collin Drama
  • Sat. 8th. 8.30 Bobby Sands: 66 Days   Brendan Byrne Documentary

 

Link to Irish Film Festival Website - Click here

 

 

The central aim of the Celtic Club is to be Victoria’s major venue for the celebration and experience of Australian Irish heritage and culture whilst also extending a welcoming hand to people of all Celtic nations as well as the broader community

The Cultural Heritage Committee (CHC) pursues these aims by presenting programs, events, activities and services that enrich our appreciation of our Australian Irish and Celtic culture and which develop community involvement and wider public interest.

 

THE  CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

CULTURAL RESOURCE CENTRE

The CHC manages and services the Cultural Resource Centre which comprises the Library, Sound and Film Centre and Senior's Computer Learning Centre.

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AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC PROCLAMATION COMPETITION (Closing date Australia Day 2016)

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ASSISTING VICTORIAN IRISH CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS EG:  IN BALLARAT, BENDIGO, GEELONG, VIC-SOUTH WEST, SUNRAYSIA & IN MELBOURNE

The Cultural Heritage Committee are continually supporting, meeting with and co-ordinating the networking of these Clubs; promoting and assisting with their programs and events  and encouraging their use of web sites, radio stations, newsletters, etc.

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CULTURAL EVENTS

Events include: music, theatre, book launches, readings, festivals, films, lectures, conferences and cultural tours. Some events are joint programs with related Irish groups across Victoria as well as with such notable organizations as: Immigration Museum, State Library, Federation Square, Universities etc.

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Calendar of Events - April 2017

Calendar of Irish Festivals across Victoria

 

ETHNIC RADIO PROGRAM - 3ZZZ  - 92.3FM

Irish Radio Program Time: Every Sat. 10-11am & Sun 6-7pm.

The CHC conduct a regular radio program broadcasting forthcoming cultural events and interviewing special guests. CHC dates: Sun 6-7pm – 15th March, 17th May, 26th July, 13th Sept. 8th Nov. Click for List of interviews - Note: CD recordings of program on file in Celtic Club Library

 

READING CIRCLE AND FILM CLUB

Every 2-3 months we conduct U3A (University of the 3rd Age) style sessions that include presentations, films and discussion on various themes, characters and places that are part of and contribute to our Australian Irish heritage, history and culture. This program encourages and creates the opportunity for members and friends to form book clubs and to utilize our library for research. 

Next Session - Date to be announced. Refer to Cultural Events Calendar for detail

 

ARTEFACTS AND PAINTINGS

The CHC is responsible for the custody and display of historical items, artefacts and paintings held by the Celtic Club. Cultural tours of the Club are presented from time to time including during Senior’s Week in October.

 

STUDENT IRISH HISTORY AWARD

Starting in 2004, the CHC instigated and presents the University Undergraduate Irish History Award of $200 to the winning students from Latrobe, Melbourne and Victoria Universities.

List of winners

 
OTHER AWARDS
 
Jageurs Literay Award:
 
Australian Irish Racing Award:
 
 
 

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