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Neighbourhood Gathering

Join us for a cuppa, learn about our program and enjoy a live performance

Hosted by Arts House


Wed 5 Jul

90 mins

Auslan Interpreting available on prior request –
email artshouseticketing@melbourne.vic.gov.au 
by Friday 30 June.

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Assistance Animal
Auslan Interpreting
Companion Card
Quiet Space Available
Wheelchair Accessible

North and West Melbourne residents and community are invited to join us for a free light morning tea on Wednesday 5 July.

Meet our team, chat with your neighbours and enjoy a live performance from cellist Zoë Barry.

You’ll also have the chance to learn about our Season 2 program as Co-Artistic Director Nithya Nagarajan and locals Lorna Hannan and Jonathan Craig chat through the performances, exhibitions and talks on offer.

We look forward to welcoming you to the sparkling, freshly painted North Melbourne Town Hall for a relaxed and welcoming 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.

Zoë Barry is an award-winning cellist, composer, performance maker and educator. She creates immersive installation/theatre works for multigenerational audiences. Zoë is a member of The Letter String Quartet and Iranian trio Dafta Avaal, and a collaborating artist with Back To Back Theatre. She is currently developing The Nervous Atmosphere for Arts House Season 2 program

Supported by Arts House through the City of Melbourne

Image Credit: Ruth Crow Corner, Refuge 2021. Image by Bryony Jackson