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May 19 2022

Creative Universities: Reimagining Education for global challenges and alternative futures (Webinar)

The Centre for Sustainable Communities invites you to attend a webinar on Thursday 19 May at 4pm titled ‘Creative Universities: Reimagining Education for global challenges and alternative futures’. Dr Anke Schwittay a Professor of Anthropology & Global Development at the University of Sussex will be speaking about her book ‘Creative Universities’. Dr Ann Hill will lead a discussion with Anke and Margie Appel, Shang Fuentes, and Monty Nixon will all respond to provocations by Anke based on their own research work.  Please register here to attend via zoom on Thursday the 19th May at 4pm AEST.AbstractHow can we help students to better understand complex global challenges while at the same time imagining alternative responses to them? In this webinar, drawing on her book Creative Universities; Reimagining Education for Global Challenges and Alternative Futures, Anke shows that one way of achieving this is to combine critique with creativity in university classrooms. She argues, while students’ critical understanding of the complexities of global challenges and the limitations of many mainstream interventions are fundamental, it is equally important to enable students to move beyond deconstruction towards putting together again, in radically new ways. To this end, Anke proposes a critical-creative pedagogy that combines whole-person learning with creative design and arts methods, praxis and critical hope. Respondents will offer reflections on chapters of Anke’s book based on their own professional experiences.For more information:News and Events - CSC contact: 

16:00 - 17:00
Jun 2 2022

Holy, Holy @ UC Refectory

After a massive rejig and a whole heap of calendar juggling, we're thrilled to announce the brand new rescheduled dates for our HELLO MY BEAUTIFUL WORLD album tour. Based on how things are going, these dates should be a hoot and hopefully, by then, the powers that be will let us all sing and dance together again. It feels like forever since we have seen you all, and we can't wait to come visit and play these new tunes for you - so please hold onto your tickets! When these shows finally happen next year, it's going to be beautiful. We are also excited to announce that we are partnering with an organization called Carbon Co to calculate the emissions generated from our flights and driving on this tour and offset them. The system works by funding and supporting projects which reduce greenhouse gas emissions via a range of technologies in projects from around the world. More details can be found on the touring page of our website ??????.~Fresh from the announcement of their forthcoming fourth album, Hello My Beautiful Worldout Friday 20 August via Wonderlick Recording Company, today Holy Holy  shares their irrepressible new single The Aftergone (feat. CLEWS).   To mark the release, the sonic masterminds have announced a national tour in November and December.   Holy Holy’s exhilarating live spectacle will commence on Thursday 5 November in Perth, and continue throughout Margaret River, Bunbury, Torquay, Frankston, Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston.Recorded in a series of modest studios and spare rooms in Tasmania and Victoria, Holy Holy’s fourth album, Hello My Beautiful World is perhaps their most fully realised. Built upon a foundation of electronic beats and rolling synths, the record combines lush string arrangements, May-esque guitar riffs and chanted vocals to produce a heady and persuasive mix. The record moves fluidly through a collection of feverish moods and atmospheres, unfolding unpredictably and building to a series of fierce and manic highs. It’s a dense and ambitious record suited to close and repeated listening.Like many records you will hear throughout 2021, Hello My Beautiful World was largely forged in the midst of Australia's lockdown period.   The pair didn't tackle the album entirely on their own - Japanese Wallpaper added distinctive texture and flair across the album, CLEWS, meanwhile, have their voices featured on the incessant, electric cut The Aftergone, and of course there is the hyperactive, fiery guest verses of Melbourne rapper Queen P on Port Rd. Throw in the flourishes of composer Toby Alexander's string arrangements, plus collaborations with The Presets Kim Moyes, and you're looking at a record that sees the band redefining itself as a powerful force in the Australian songwriting landscape.Featuring lead single Port Rd. feat. Queen P, the grandiose second single How You Been and recent arresting album track Believe Anything, Hello My Beautiful World is an accomplished release from a band that is certainly not short on accomplishments. With their three full-length albums to date, the duo have built a loyal and dedicated fanbase with over 100 million streams across their body of work and multiple gold and platinum singles hanging on their walls. If that wasn't enough, there are nominations for ARIA Awards, J Awards and National Live Music Awards to take note of, all maintained through their fanatically attended live shows and unique songwriting.Hello My Beautiful World will be released through Wonderlick Recording Company on Friday 20 August.

20:00 - 23:30
Jun 11 2022

The Jezabels @ UC Refectory

THE JEZABELSPrisoner 10 Year Anniversary Tour MELBOURNE, AU (Nov 1, 2021) – THE JEZABELS have just announced a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their 2011 Australian Music Prize, ARIA & AIR Award Winning, ARIA #2, iTunes #1, Gold Album Prisoner! For the first time, the band will be playing their most successful record, in its entirety live on stage. “We couldn't be more excited to be getting back together again for an Australian tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our debut album 'Prisoner'. We are pleased to say we'll be playing this baby live in full for the first time. It's been a hell of a decade since it came out, but it's made us all the more grateful for some of the things we took for granted. Like so many bands, playing our records live was always as important, if not more important, than making those records. We can't think of a better way to celebrate 'Prisoner' and say thank you to our fans that have supported us over the years than to announce this tour. We hope you can join us,” says the band. Tickets go on sale at 12pm, Wednesday November 4. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 12pm, Thursday November 3.  For complete tour and ticketinformation, visit: Prisoner is a panoramic study of tension and emancipation, from the echoing stone cathedral of the title track to the sun-blasted morning of the first single, Endless Summer; from the cloistered atmospherics of the instrumental interlude, Austerlitz, to the chiming and climbing pop of Deep Wide Ocean and the quiet reflecting pool of Peace of Mind.  To mark the occasion, they will be releasing a limited collectors 7inch of a live recording of City Girl, captured at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne in 2011. The 7inch will only be available to ticket buyers to purchase. “Prisoner is also arguably the only Jezabels album that feels like an entirely cohesive body of work. The songs occupy the same musical universe — and more often than not, they bleed into each other, making the full 59-minutes feel like one great continuous ebb and flow.”Junkee “The Jezabels' immense sound isn't just imposing; it also upends familiar assumptions.” Sydney Morning Herald.

20:00 - 23:30
Jun 16 2022

UC Staff Giving Day 'Walk Together'

The University of Canberra’s inaugural Staff Giving Day, Walk Together, invites our community to join forces in support of our UC Students who are facing financial hardship.Hosted by the UC Advancement Team, Walk Together will include an accessible, mapped out, short walk around our beautiful campus, followed by a free BBQ on the concourse, with all staff and students invited to participate.This special day includes a Staff Giving Day, where everyone is invited to make a tax-deductible financial donation in support of our UC students in need. UC Staff’s generosity to our students through our Staff Giving Program is something that is extremely valued and has played a key part in giving our most vulnerable students’ the opportunity to continue their studies and achieve their goals.However, the need continues. In 2021 the UC Foundation saw 139 eligible applicants apply for a UC Foundation Scholarship, but due to funding, only 17 could be awarded. Your support to our Staff Giving Day has the power to change lives. Every dollar counts and together, makes an enormous difference!By joining us for this special event you will be a part of a vibrant and meaningful day that highlights UC’s bold values, bringing our university community together to make a positive difference to students within our community who need it most.Join us and Walk Together this Thursday 16 June. Together we have the power to change lives.Registrations required to help us coordinate catering, thanks!

12:00 - 14:00
Jul 10 2022

The Hard Aches @ UC Hub

Beloved rockers The Hard Aches have today announced their first new single since 2019, Party Ghost, a lightning strike of a song that explores finding comfort in the uncomfortable – out today.   The group have also announced a mammoth national tour to celebrate the release, kicking off in July and moving through major and regional cities across QLD, NSW, ACT, TAS and SA, wrapping up on Kaurna Land at The Governor Hindmarsh on August 6.  Party Ghost, which features Cahli Blakers of Teenage Joans on backing vocals, is the first taste of The Hard Aches’ new album, set to drop later in 2022. Party Ghost is one of those rare songs that hits the listener with a wave of nostalgia upon the very first listen – evocative and complete, brightly distorted guitars propel the song forward, reaching for tightly constructed arcs that follow the song’s lyrics in perfect tandem.  Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Ben David explains, “It’s all about finding yourself in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar smells and unfamiliar sounds…it’s about reflecting on your own existence, and your own experiences then learning from them, and doing everything you can to do better. Most of all, it’s about trying to understand how it must feel to be an animal, moved away from your safe place, put through big changes, and unable to understand them.”Recorded during lockdown at Southbank Studios in Adelaide, Party Ghost is a testament to The Hard Aches’ ethos as creatives – keeping empathy at the fore, passionate about society’s treatment of animals, and committed to exploring the emotional breadth that all living beings share. With this ideology in mind, the lyric “I’m sure you’ll come back when the parties get boring,”takes on a whole new meaning. After supporting Aussie legends Grinspoon on their national tour in 2019, touring came to an abrupt halt for The Hard Aches, as the band were directly affected by first the Black Summer bushfires, then the pandemic, keeping the band on home soil for two years. But they made the most of a bad situation, raising over $16,000 in bushfire relief funds, then using the coronavirus lockdown time to write and record their new album, which is expected to drop before the year is out. In the meantime, The Hard Aches are stoked to return to the national touring circuit in July and August to celebrate Party Ghost and the return of shows, as Ben says, “It’s been a huge shock to the system, not being able to share in the smiles and good times that come with touring and playing shows. It feels surreal to be back announcing shows – but it feels right. We are stronger than ever as a band with this new material, and with the addition of the amazing Eb Tonkin on bass. We really can’t wait to get back out there.”Listen to Party Ghost by The Hard Acheson your preferred streaming platform.

19:00 - 23:30

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