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Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse - Launceston poet and actor Cameron Hindrum will read the novel—and he invites you to help him!
Aug.
17
10:00 am10:00

Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse - Launceston poet and actor Cameron Hindrum will read the novel—and he invites you to help him!

As part of the 2019 Tamar Valley Peace Festival, come and celebrate this classic novel which traces the rise of the Prince we now know as Buddha: Siddhartha Gautama.

Launceston poet and actor Cameron Hindrum will read the novel—and he invites you to help him! Read a word, a sentence, a paragraph, a page or more—or simply sit and listen as this extraordinarily beautiful novel comes to life as a celebration of peace, compassion, guidance and spiritual wealth.

 

DATE/TIME Saturday August 17th, 10am – 4pm

WHERE Stories Bookshop, St John Street, Launceston

Free to the public: participation invited.

 

What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find?

                                                Siddhartha

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Place of Peace 
Aug.
15
6:00 pm18:00

Place of Peace 

Place of Peace 

Closed event for Hazara men  

Hazara Men's Group - learning conversational English and developing friendships. 

 This is a conversational English session for Hazara men. 

Place of Peace is the Hazara Men’s Group’s contribution to TVPF. It will be our weekly program with a focus on peace and integrity. The Hazara Men’s group meets each Thursday during school term to learn conversational English, to learn about Tasmanian society and to build friendships. 

Anyone interested in joining the ongoing team of volunteers is welcome to contact Jeff McKinnon

Contact: Jeff McKinnon  jeff@citybaptistchurch.net  

Wheelchair access: Yes 

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Dr Simon Longstaff AO (Executive Director, Ethics Centre) in conversation with Professor Rufus Black (Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania)
Aug.
15
5:30 pm17:30

Dr Simon Longstaff AO (Executive Director, Ethics Centre) in conversation with Professor Rufus Black (Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania)

This session will feature a facilitated discussion and Q&A session between Professor Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania, and Dr Simon Longstaff AO, alumnus of the University, on the power of integrity and ethics.

Tickets: https://www.utasalumni.org.au/peace-festival-2019


Simon’s distinguished career includes being named as one of AFR Boss’ True Leaders for the 21st century, with Carol Schwartz noting; "I don’t know one CEO or chairman in corporate Australia who has not worked with Simon Longstaff". SimonLongstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt (Anindilyakwa) in the Northern Territory where he worked in the Safety Department of the then BHP subsidiary, GEMCO. He is proud of his kinship ties with members of the island’s Indigenous community.

Following a period studying law in Sydney and a brief career teaching in Tasmania, Simon undertook postgraduate studies in philosophy as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. 

Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre in 1991. Simon is a Fellow of CPA Australia and in June 2016, was appointed an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University – based at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies.

Formerly serving as the inaugural President of The Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics, Simon serves on a number of boards and committees across a broad spectrum of activities.

He was formerly a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. In 2013, Dr Longstaff was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy.

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The Synagogue
Aug.
15
2:00 pm14:00

The Synagogue

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The Synagogue 

All are welcome to attend a talk by George Goldsteen and there will be plenty of time for questions.

The Synagogue will be open at 1.45 pm and you are welcome to come in and sit down

Talk and questions at the Synagogue 40 metres from the corner of Elizabeth and St John's st. on Thursday 15th August starting at 2pm.

Other Information:   Dress warmly!

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 Launceston Toastmasters Club – A Pathway to Peace
Aug.
14
7:00 pm19:00

Launceston Toastmasters Club – A Pathway to Peace

LAUNCESTON TOASTMASTERS CLUB - PEACE FESTIVAL 2019

All are welcome to join us at the Launceston Toastmasters meeting on Wednesday 14th August, from 7pm – 9pm, at ‘Enterprize’, 24 Paterson Street, when the theme of the evening will be ‘PEACE’.

Free entry, and a light supper will be served with tea and coffee.

During the evening there will be a couple of short (5 – 7 minute) speeches and some impromptu questions on the theme, as well as fun, friendship and information about Toastmasters.

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that operates clubs worldwide to help members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

Toastmasters empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders, to improve their self-esteem and confidence, develop clear and quicker thinking skills, speak with confidence and enjoy doing so, and improve their management, communication and leadership skills.


DATE Wednesday 14th August, 7pm – 9pm
EVENT NAME Launceston Toastmasters Club – A Pathway to Peace
LOCATION ‘Enterprize’, 24 Paterson St Launceston
CONTACT Yvonne Gluyas yvonnegluyas@gmail.com
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS – Yes

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Welcome to Rostrum Club 9 Meeting - Theme: The Power of Integrity  
Aug.
8
7:30 am07:30

Welcome to Rostrum Club 9 Meeting - Theme: The Power of Integrity  

Welcome to Rostrum Club 9 Meeting - Theme: The Power of Integrity  

Members of the general public are invited to come along to our friendly and welcoming breakfast meeting. We will be speaking on the Festival theme of "The Power of Integrity".  

  

Rostrum Clubs meet each week around Australia to practice public speaking and join with friends.   

 
We use a structured meeting process to manage our one-hour meetings. We take turns to chair the meetings and to practice our public speaking. Speeches are generally between 2 and 10 minutes long.  

 
We really enjoy welcoming visitors to our meetings. You might be thinking about joining our Club, or you might just want to have a look. Either way, you are very welcome.  

 
Some of us order breakfast and/or coffee from the Pantry to have during the meeting. You are still welcome to attend and not order breakfast.  

  

Contact: Cath Ralston Cath.ralston@gmail.com  

wheelchair access: No  

Group /Organisation: Rostrum Club 9  

Website: https://www.rostrum.com.au/tas-club-list/tas-club-9 

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