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.
AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC PROCLAMATION COMPETITION (Closing date Australia Day 2016)
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.
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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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.
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