Lunar Chinese New Year
13th March 2021
A big thank you to everyone who came to our Chinese/Lunar New Year Celebration 2021 (The Year of the Ox). Even though it was a rainy afternoon a number of our neighbours made the trek to the Notting Hill Neighbourhood House on 13th March 2021.
We had a Chinese cooking demonstration followed by a lip-smacking feast organised by community chef Jenny Chua and her incredible volunteers. Dinner was followed by a mesmerising performance by the Hung Hing Lion Dance Association.
We want to extend our thanks to the Notting Hill Neighbourhood House staff and volunteers who worked very hard behind the scenes for weeks to ensure we had a smooth and successful event (and also many times rescheduling the event due to COVID-19 lockdowns).
We are so grateful for all the loving and inspiring people we met over the course of the evening. We hope this new year brings lots of love, prosperity and abundance to you and your loved ones.
27th March 2021
A big thank you to everyone who came over last Saturday the 27th of March for our Neighbour Day Morning Get Together. It was lovely to meet and chat with many new and familiar faces in the Notting Hill community.
We are stronger when we are connected! Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with their neighbours. Neighbours matter (whether near, far, or online), and now, more than ever, is the time to make creative connections and to stay connected.
We hope to see many of you again at the neighbourhood house!
Sinhala and Tamil New Year
18th April 2021
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our first Sinhala and Tamil New Year at Notting Hill Neighbourhood House on Sunday the 18th of April. Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a Sri Lankan holiday that celebrates the traditional New Year of the Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka.
The event began with the traditional lighting of the oil lamp, followed by a short video documentary (explaining the cultural holiday) and a captivating Sri-Lankan dance.
Before everyone feasted on the delicious home-cooked Sri-Lankan food, we hosted a series of fun games including Kana Mutti Bindeema (Breaking Pots), Banis Kaema (Donut Eating Contest), Spoon and Lime race and Tug of War!
A big thank you to local neighbours Ramona, Layani, Menik, Pasi, Vidu and Natasha for coming together for many weeks to organise this wonderful event. Well done team!
Calligraphy 101 Workshop
10th July 2021
After postponing this session for the greater part of the 2021 we finally held a FREE Calligraphy Workshop at Notting Hill Neighbourhood House on 10th July 2021. Big thanks to our tutor extraordinaire – Jan Cahill. Jan has been teaching calligraphy at our neighbourhood house for over 10 years
Even after all these years her passion for this art continues to be joyful and infectious. We had 10 lovely participants, from ages 8 – 80. Thank you everyone who came for the class. We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you again very soon!