May 27, 2021
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What’s on: National Reconciliation Week, Vegan Film Festival and fundraising

This weekend check out the Vegan Film Festival or do your part for charity. Plus, it’s National Reconciliation Week. Take the time to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements this weekend.


The inaugural Vegan Film Festival is a celebration of unique storytelling and compassion. Launching this weekend at Palace Nova Cinema, East End, the film Festival elevates another platform for pioneering artists to share their visions of a sustainable world, inspiring stories of kindness and food to live for. With veganism becoming one of the fastest growing social justice movements worldwide, there has never been a better time to gather audiences to explore the subject of animal rights. Tickets are now on sale via Palace Nova East End.


Tickets now on sale for The Feast, Kangaroo Island starting in September. From the team who brought us the Enchanted Fig Tree, the next Gastronomo instalment is a progressive dining adventure that draws inspiration from the stars, ancient cooking techniques and has a few stories to be told. Located at a secret location on Kangaroo Island, guests will be surrounded by flickering candlelight, in a venue hand-crafted by old sugar gum trees. The Feast dining experience is open for two-week intervals each month, starting from September 16 through until the end of November 2021.


Barossa Bushgardens invites the community to come and celebrate the building of respectful relationships with Aboriginal peoples for Reconciliation Day on Saturday, May 9. The day will be full of cultural activities and there will also be a weaving workshop. Spaces are limited and bookings for the workshop can be made via their website or Facebook page.


This Sunday, May 30, join the Kaurna walk to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort to bring about change. The event is a part of South Australia’s History Festival and National Reconciliation Week. The walk will be led by Frank Wanganeen, a Kaurna Elder and passionate cultural educator and will run for approximately two hours. Make reconciliation part of our story and our future. Bookings essential.


Take a journey through history this Saturday for a 90-minute walking workshop and easy walk through the Warriparinga park and wetlands. The Warriparinga History and Environment Tour is a part of South Australia’s History Festival and National Reconciliation Week. Presented by Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, City of Marion, the workshop will help you to appreciate the natural environment of Warriparinga and the Sturt River, and also understand the history of the area and the significance of the site and Dreaming stories. Come and get a sense of how things have changed over the years. Bookings essential.

Photo by Meaghan Coles


Catherine House is joining forces with Out in the Paddock catering for a night of fun and fundraising. All proceeds from the event will support South Australian women experiencing homelessness. There will be a live and silent auction as well as a raffle and live entertainment. The night will be hosted by journalist and radio host Rebecca Morse. The event will be held at the iconic Freemason’s Hall on Saturday, May 29.



The Logical Indian located in Rundle Mall Plaza has launched a “Samosa for a cause” campaign, raising much-needed funds for those struggling in India due to COVID-19. Customers can purchase samosas for $3 each, with 100% of proceeds being sent to charities Abundant Life Ministries and Capstone World Reach Centre in the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Owner of The Logical Indian, Mervin, has experienced personal loss due to COVID-19 in India. The campaign is running now until June 19, so don’t miss out.


Not for profit charity, Sight for All will be holding a fundraising event on June 17. Brekkie for Sight will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 7am to 9am. This is the first breakfast event that has been hosted in a number of years and is expected to raise vital funds to support Sight for All’s Diabetic Retinopathy Initiative. Guests will enjoy an exclusive breakfast that’s been influenced by Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed. Tickets are on sale now.


For more of what’s happening around SA this month, pick up the May issue of SALIFE magazine, out now.

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