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Centre for Hope Benefit Concert & Creativity Showcase
Saturday 2 September @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Award-winning Centre For Hope is all about empowering disadvantaged young people to respect themselves, to connect to the wider community and to create an inspired life.
The Centre for Hope Charity & Social Enterprise Benefit Concert & Creativity Showcase will be held on Saturday 2nd September, 2017, at the Adamstown Uniting Church. The concert program includes:
- the ‘ONE VOICE MOB’ Choir of Children to Elders from Windale Village.
- the internationally acclaimed dancers/choreographers Bron White (founder ‘Spirit of Movement’ health & wellbeing program) & Carole Johnson (creator of the globally renowned Aboriginal Bangarra Dance Theatre) performing with the ‘Spirit of Movement’ Aboriginal Cherubs from the Windale CommUNITY.
- a Ceremony with the ‘ONE NOTE Sacred DIDJERIDOO of Harmony + Healing+ Unity’.
- and Australia’s own Pete Seeger the singer & songwriter troubadour John Queripel with his musical friends.
In harmony with Adamstown Arts, there will also be a “CREATIVITY Gathering & Galvanizing Showcase” in the adjoining Hall.
FREE Donation ThanksGiving entry.
About the Centre for Hope
Centre For Hope is all about empowering disadvantaged young people to respect themselves, to connect to the wider community and to create an inspired life.
Our team works with Australian youth aged 6 to 18 years who are suffering adversity through causes such as financial hardship, mental disorders, physical and learning disabilities, mental, physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies and who, because of their circumstances, suffer a significant degree of helplessness.
We work with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to assist them to find their place in their world. Centre for Hope offers opportunities for young people to be heard, connect to the community and to grow within a safe and supported environment. Some of our programs include Mitji Ngwali – coaching and mentoring, Wheels for Hope, The Drop – drop in centre, Leadership Velocity, homework centre, parents group and more. For more information please visit their website.
About the One Voice Mob
The With One Voice Windale Choir – known as “One Voice Mob” are a community choir facilitated by Centre For Hope in conjunction with Creativity Australia. CEO of Centre For Hope Geraldine Moran applied to Creativity Australia and was the successful applicant out of 78 communities around the country. We are only the 8th choir of it’s kind in Australia whose aim is simple “Together we can change the world – One Voice at a time”. The choir is an extension of the work that Centre For Hope does in our local community – working with disadvantaged kids and their families and empowering them to lead creative and inspired lives.
One Voice Mob welcomes all walks of life and all ages with no singing ability or music experience necessary. The sole purpose is to bring a diverse range of people together and create joy, acceptance, inclusion and fun through the power of music. The choir is conducted by the experience of local Yolngu vocal teacher, performer, cultural educator and artist Gambirra. Gambirra has a depth of knowledge in connecting people through song and is a great believer in music transforming and healing lives.
One Voice Mob started at the end of April and have already had some live performances including our launch and as part of NAIDOC week – a new exciting experience for our members! We look forward to many more with the support and encouragement from the Newcastle community … uniting community through song! We meet every Thursday from 6pm to 7.30pm – The Centre For Hope Drop In Centre – 56 Wilsons Rd Mt Hutton (Lake Macquarie Fair) – phone 0425 281 367