News & events

Seeking: Film Night Coordinator

The Foreign Film Group was started 4 years ago by two passionate film buffs who are members at the Ashburton Community Centre. It runs the first Wednesday night (from 7pm to 10pm) of every month between March and November screening a foreign film followed by a discussion and light refreshments. There is a loyal following […]

School Holidays: Get Growing at the Green Deck

These school holidays visit the Green Deck at the Ashburton Community Centre! Pot up a sunflower or tomato seed to take home, learn about what to grow now for a summer harvest and check out what we have growing in on the Green Deck. Drop in on Monday October 1st between 11.30am – 1pm. FREE […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘La Vie en Rose’ (France, 2007)

About the film Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) manages to achieve worldwide fame. Though her extraordinary voice and charisma open many doors that lead to friendships and romances, she experiences great personal loss, drug addiction and an early death. Rating: M for Moderate themes, Infrequent moderate coarse language. […]

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The President and Committee of Management of Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting Tuesday, 28 August 2018 Ashburton Community Centre 160 High Street, Ashburton Special Guest Presentation by Greenlink Please arrive at 10.45am for a 11.00am start. The AGM will run until 12pm. Everyone welcome. Morning tea supplied. RSVP by […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Facing Windows’ (Italy, 2003)

About the film Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her. (Source: IMDB.com). Rating: M for Medium level coarse language, Sexual references and low level […]

We invite you to join our Committee of Management

From our President… We invite you to join our Committee of Management As a not-for-profit organisation we are governed by a volunteer committee who are members of the local community, Centre participants and interested persons who wish to have an input into the policy and direction of the Centre. The day-to-day management of the Centre is delegated […]

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 […]