DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 19 May to Sunday 21 May: Creators of Peace Circle on the Central Coast, NSW. The weekend starts on Friday evening, 7-9 pm. Sessions on Saturday and Sunday are 9 am to 4.30 pm. Stay at the beautiful rural location, Rumbulara Retreat near Ourimbah, NSW. Costs of accommodation and meals will be announced. For more information, see www.waveofwisdom.org  or email creatorsofpeace.nsw@gmail.com.
 
Saturday 20 May: Reunion of participants in the Basketball Life Skills camp. This will be first at a basketball court and then at Armagh, 1-3.30 pm. For details, contact Rob Wood, rob.wood@iofc.org
 
Sunday 21 May: Hills Creators of Peace meeting. Topics: ‘Listening’. 1.30 for 2 to 4pm at the Small Meeting Room, Rowland Village, 301 Galston Road, Galston, NSW.
 
Sunday 21 May: Workshop for Life Matters alumni at Armagh. James McIvor will speak on the topic, ‘Leadership: What’s It All About?’
 
Saturday 27 May: Council of Management meeting at Armagh, 9 am to 6 pm.
 
Monday 29 May: Film fundraiser for South Sudan, organized by Creators of Peace South Australia. The ‘Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe’ will screen at the Capri Cinema, 141 Goodwood Road, Adelaide, 7.30 – 10 pm. Tickets are $25 and proceeds will go toward helping the South Sudanese community in South Australia raise a target of $35,000 to get two containers of much-needed supplies to South Sudan. You can book tickets via the trybooking site, or contact Bek Brown on 0432-834-769 or bek.brown@iofc.org
 
Saturday 3 June: Sustainable Impact Mentoring project workshop, 9 am – 4 pm at Armagh.
 
Thursday 15 June: Sustainable Impact Mentoring (SIM) project showcase, 7 – 9 pm at Armagh. Participants from the first cycle of SIM will be presenting their innovative sustainability initiatives. If you’re interested in supporting local sustainability initiatives or taking part in the next program to develop your own sustainable impact idea, do come! This is a free event, and we’d like you to RSVP here by 30 May: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sim-public-showcase-tickets-34495891139
 
Friday evening, 16 June to Sunday afternoon 18 June: National Meeting at Armagh See ‘National Meeting’ above for details.
 
WINTER FILM SERIES: This regular series of peace-related documentaries returns to Armagh after a successful trial as a Next Step Experiment last year. Details below. Contact Delia Paul, delia.paul@iofc.org  for details of the Melbourne screenings, and if you are able to help with set-up or front-of-house management on any of the screening nights.
 
Saturday 24 June: ‘Demain’ (Tomorrow). Concerned about the impending collapse of the ecosystems that support life in our world, a group of French parents explore the globe in search of solutions for their children and future generations. Drawing on successful experiments in agriculture, energy, education, and democracy, they seek to tell a new story of the future. This film won the 2016 César Award in France for Best Documentary. After the film, we will have Q&A from some of our project developers who participated in the first round of IofC Australia’s Sustainable Impact Mentoring programme, about the changes they are making in their neighbourhoods and communities.

Saturday 22 July: The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe screens in Melbourne. Contact Delia Paul, delia.paul@iofc.org
 
Monday 24 July:  The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe screens in Brisbane. Contact Barbara Lawler, barbara.lawler@iofc.org or Francine Berabose, franceberabose@gmail.com.

Saturday 19 August:Freedom Stories’ shorts. This series of short films explores the achievements and stories of former ‘boat people’ who arrived seeking asylum from the Middle East around 2001. Some of you would have come to the ‘Freedom Stories’ screening last year and heard from director Steve Thomas. These now are six new stories about other asylum seekers who have built new lives in Australia.
 
All Melbourne screenings are at 7 pm. Pizza will be on offer from 6.30 pm. We ask for $10/head to cover costs. If you are able to donate more than $10, this will help raise funds for the Sustainable Impact Mentoring, Creators of Peace, and Life Matters.
 
SAVE THE DATES:
The 4th Southeast Asia Life Matters course will be in Indonesia, 12-19 August 2017. The theme will be ‘Finding a path and purpose in life.’ There are 50 spots available for participants. For information and registration, see www.lmcindonesia.id.
 
Armagh Open Day Market on Saturday 1 July will exhibit the many different spaces available to hire to the general public. There’ll be live music, food stalls, craft stalls and tours of Armagh. If you can help with guiding tours around Armagh or being part of the ‘human library’, contact Katrina Grantham, events.au@iofc.org