Past Events

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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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Unwanted Australians: a panel discussion

Special event
Bookings are essential

Sunday 13 November, 2-4pm

Over half a century ago South Australia was home to a Greek migrant forced to wait 40 years to become an Australian citizen. This pabel discussion will explore this aspect of SA's history.

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Queering The Museum

Display/exhibition

Public conversation event: Saturday 5 November, 1-3pm & Pop-up exhibition: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November, 1-5pm

Come and help us put a rainbow coloured filter on our cultural heritage collections.

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The Democracy Machine - preview

Temporary exhibition

Monday, 24 October to Sunday 30 October 2016

Sandpit invites you to see a preview of The Democracy Machine – an interactive artwork which explores an eclectic slice of South Australia’s history of democracy. This event is presented by History SA, the State Library of South Australia and Arts South Australia.

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Art Class for Kids - OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Tuesday 4 and Friday 7 October, 12:30-1:30pm

Join Mita Chakraborty, the Migration Museum's Artist in Residence and new arrival to SA, for an art class for kids in the October School Holidays.

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The Game of Life - October School Holidays

School holiday activity

Saturday 1 October - Sunday 16 October | 10am-5pm weekdays & 1-5pm weekends

Come and play The Game of Life at the Migration Museum!

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