Community Events 

Community is important and we like to celebrate with all our neighbours. We organise music events, festivals, children's activities and much, much more. 

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Bands & Burgers in the Park 2021

Join us for an evening of live music, food stalls and more, celebrating Mental Health Week and the diversity of our community. We are proud to be putting on:

Bands and Burgers in the Park 2021

Friday 8 Oct 2021, 5pm-8pm

Come watch local bands, bring a picnic or buy a burger from our bbq stand, plus much more.​​

Gold Coin Donation accepted for all activities.

BYO picnic rug and chairs.

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Recollections Book Launch 2021

Recollections Reunion Edition

Stories and Poems from 2019 and 2020

The innovations introduced by the Hawthorn Community House team ensured
that our creative community of Life Writers stayed connected and the stories
continued throughout 2020. Observing and discussing together this strange
time of contrasts and uncertainty helped balance out the distractedness of life
in the time of Covid.


Writers, tutors and Encouragers listened to each other’s fears for health and
family wellbeing, also nodding in recognition at the frustration of having so
much time and yet so little motivation. The soothing influence of nature was a
shared inspiration. As keen observers of their life and surrounds, our group noted
many of the anomalies of the restricted and locked-down days and took the
opportunity to write about this strange moment in history.

 

Thank you to all involved in the Life Writing Program for continuing – even in
the difficult times – to pay attention, take note of the tiny details and then tell
your stories.


Carolyn Cuming
Coordinator, Life Writing Program

For an excerpt click here