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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 […]

Ride to the Ashburton Community Centre

Next Wednesday we are supporting the Ride2Work project with our own spin – Ride to the Ashburton Community Centre on Wednesday October 18 and visit reception between 9am – 12pm to try your luck at winning one of our bike prizes and grab a power snack* for the ride home. Just visit us at reception […]

Staff Changes at the Ashburton Community Centre

To Members and Friends of Ashburton Community Centre, I wish to advise members that Sue Herbst has decided not to continue as Executive Officer at Ashburton, and has left to pursue other roles. We thank Sue for her efforts during her short stay. The Ashburton Community Centre Committee is fortunate to be able to announce that Elana […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Play Time’, (France, 1967)

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Clumsy Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati) finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist (Barbara Dennek), and as they weave through the inventive urban environment, they intermittently meet, developing […]

Position Available: Reception/Administration

Applications close September 11, 2017 Ashburton Community Centre is seeking a customer focused Receptionist and Administrator for 15 hours per week Monday to Wednesday 9.00am – 2.30pm. Our Centre’s services include short courses in a range of areas including Art, Cooking, Health Well Being, Language and Textiles and social group programs including Book Groups, Cryptic […]