Past Events

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Revolting Girls and Rotting Boys

School holiday activity
Bookings are essential

Wednesday 19 April 2017 11 am - 12 noon

Come in, dress up, line up, and fess up to your crimes.

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Harmony Day in the City

Special event

Sunday 19 March 2017, 1-4pm

FREE fun for all at the Migration Museum for Harmony Day festivities!

Join us to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity and to learn more about the amazing world we live in.

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Where in the WOMAD world?

Special event

Saturday 11 March - Monday 13 March, 12-6pm

For three decades the Migration Museum has been sharing the stories of South Australians and celebrating cultural diversity. Join them at WOMADelaide to share your family's migration story and help create a giant interactive world map representing multicultural Australia.

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Game of Life

School holiday activity

Saturday 15 April - Sunday 30 April 2017

You are in Adelaide in the 1800s, where your luck is made by the roll of the dice. Your clothing may not be suitable for your age or the season, it might feel hot and scratchy – you have to make do with what you have!

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Public Talk: Peter Mares, 'Not Quite Australian'

Special event
Bookings are essential

Tuesday 7 March, 5.30 - 7pm

Independent writer and researcher, Peter Mares presents a public talk based on his recent book Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation.

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Adelaide Fringe comedy at the Migration Museum

Special event

Fridays from 17 February – 17 March 2017, from 7:30pm

Do you want to see something different at this year’s Fringe Festival? Every Friday night of the Adelaide Fringe the Migration Museum is hosting two shows, Celebrating cultural diversity in comedy and local comedian Loc Tran presents Loc & Lol: no need to call the police. Come along, enjoy some stand-up comedy and discover how culturally diverse the local comedy scene is!

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Persian Soul Food

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Sat 11th Feb 2017 1:30 to 3:30

Join the Iranian Women's Association for a taste of Persian food and culture. Learn about Nowruz (Persian New Year), listen to music and watch some dance, and enjoy a cooking demonstration by Akhtar Esmailzadeh, an expert on Iranian cuisine.

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Multicultural Soul Food - Forum exhibition

Temporary exhibition

18 December 2016 to 23 March 2017

The exhibition features stories of migrant contributions to food culture in South Australia. Presented by Ethnic Link Services, UnitingCare Wesley, Port Adelaide.

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Where are we from? - School Holidays

School holiday activity

Monday 19 December to Sunday 29 January

Join us at the Migration Museum as we build a giant interactive map that traces where we are from. Whether your family are recent arrivals, have been here for generations, or have always called this continent home, come and share a snippet of your family’s story with other visitors - and take your own map home.

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CHANGING PLACES: migration now

Temporary exhibition

Exhibition closes 27 August 2017

Who is migrating to South Australia right now? Where are migrants coming from, and why? How is migration experienced? How does government policy shape migration journeys?

These simple questions have very complex answers. Patterns of migration to South Australia have changed significantly in the last fifteen years. Changing Places: migration now presents migration stories of some of the newest South Australians and explains the contexts that have shaped their experiences.

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