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Announcing our Executive Officer, Rachel Morley

July 12, 2018 To Members and Friends of the Ashburton Community Centre, The committee is delighted to announce that Rachel Morley has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Ashburton Community Centre and will commence on Tuesday. Rachel has previously worked with the City of Port Philip and was instrumental in the establishment of a new […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘The Fencer’ (Estonia, 2015)

About the film A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing. […]

Floortalk at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art with Catherine Bainbridge

Part of our Floortalks at Victorian Galleries with Catherine Bainbridge Series. We will be meeting outside the front entrance of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,  111 Sturt Street,  Southbank (just beside the Malthouse Theatre). Outside we will be looking at the architecture of the ACCA building and its surrounds including the Ron Robertson Swan […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Living is Easy with Eyes Closed’ (Spain, 2018)

About the film Living is Easy with Eyes closed is an easygoing seriocomic flashback starring Javier Camara as a Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher who pursues a chance to actually meet John Lennon in 1966 Spain. Purportedly inspired by a true story, David Trueba’s latest feature nonetheless throws most of its narrative weight behind a conventional if appealing […]

Position Available: Executive Officer

Executive Officer (Part Time – 25 -30 hours per week over 5 days)  Background Information The Ashburton Community Centre (ACC) is a friendly, vibrant and busy, community based neighbourhood house within the City of Boroondara. The ACC’s vision is to provide inspiration, growth and enjoyment. Our primary focus is to offer an extensive range of […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Tokyo Story’ (Japan, 1953)

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Tokyo Story (directed by Yasujirō Ozu ) tells the story of an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children. The film contrasts the behavior of their children, who are too busy to pay them much attention, and their widowed daughter-in-law, who treats them with kindness. Tokyo Story is […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘A Man Called Ove’ (Sweden, 2015)

About the film: Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Babette’s Feast’, (Denmark, 1987)

About the film: Beautiful but devoutly religious sisters Martine and Philippa grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette to serve as the family cook. Babette’s lavish celebratory banquet tempts the […]

The Green Deck Project

The Green Deck project is designed to educate and inspire our members and the local Ashburton community to adopt sustainable practices such as small-scale food and herb gardening, composting and recycling food waste, which are all actions that support the reduction of organic waste into landfill. It is an eco-friendly space located on the front deck […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Mia Madre’, (Italy, 2015)

About the Film: The story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from […]