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Neighbourhood Gathering, Season 1 2024

Coffee, chats and behind the scenes of a performance in the making

Presented in Season 1 2024

Hosted by Arts House


Wed 14 February  

90 mins 

This event is Auslan interpreted

Families welcome. 

Detailed access information is available to download below
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Arts House 
North Melbourne Town Hall 
521 Queensberry St, 
North Melbourne 

Assistance Animal
Auslan Interpreting
Quiet Space Available
Wheelchair Accessible

North and West Melbourne residents and community are invited to join us for a cuppa and free morning tea on Wednesday 14 February.  

Meet our team, chat with your neighbours and experience a rehearsal excerpt from Season 1 Artist Harrison Ritchie-Jones’ work CUDDLE prior to its premiere season.

You’ll also have the chance to learn about our Season 1, 2024 program as our new Acting Artistic Director Olivia Anderson and locals Lorna Hannan and Jonathan Craig chat through the performances, exhibitions and talks on offer. 

We look forward to welcoming you to North Melbourne Town Hall for a relaxed morning.  

Bookings are free. 


About the hosts

Lorna Hannan has lived in North Melbourne for over 50 years and watched the many changes that have made it a distinctive place to live in. From 2015-2022, Lorna was a leading contributor to Arts House’s Refuge project: it has given her the opportunity to harvest these local stories and to savour the art of conversation. Lorna is currently a member of Arts House Creative Advisory Group, founding chair of the Hotham History Project and Deputy Chair of The Centre’s board.

Jonathan Craig is a writer, policy advisor, audio producer and accessibility consultant. From 2018 to 2021 he was Editor of the quarterly magazine from Blind Citizens Australia, where he was credited with transforming the publication. He has been a consultant on several Arts House projects, including co-devising The Warehouse Residency program for Deaf and Disabled artists. Jonathan is currently a member of Arts House Creative Advisory Group and Access Advisory Group. 

Image Credit: CAAP Longhouse presented as part of Season 1, 2023. Photo by Jacinta Keefe

Image Description: A group of people sit around round tables, they are chatting and playing mahjong. The room is lit with pink toned lights.