Adult Learners Week in Australia is part of an international festival of adult learning and celebrated at the beginning of Spring.

Wed 01 Sep 2021

12:00 PM - 13:00

1 Session

Online

Popular culture has the power to reflect, shape and subvert the prevailing political anxieties of its time.  Through the lens of popular geopolitics, this taster event explores how ordinary citizens engaged with the concept of a Cold War through a myriad of cultural mediums.  From novels like Nineteen-Eighty Four and On the Beach to films such as Andromeda and Dr Strangelove, we will navigate the growing tensions post-WWII; the red scares of the 1950s; the Space Race; the Cuban Missile crisis; the pervasive nuclear fears of MAD; détente; and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.

Thu 02 Sep 2021

18:00 - 19:00

1 Session

Online

Hindi is the primary official language of India, and as such is crucial for a student with a passion for India and its culture and society. India lies just over the horizon of most Australians' perceptions, but the coming rise of this massive nation and its concomitant importance for Australia means that a knowledge of Hindi will be economically invaluable in the very near future.

Savour a “taste” of Hindi in this hour-long class and find out how it can enrich your life.

Mon 06 Sep 2021

18:00 - 19:00

1 Session

Online

Cinema tells stories through montage, where different characters, scenarios, and actions are juxtaposed into a sequence. While montage is an incredibly powerful tool, one that effectively allows us to manipulate and compress different times and spaces onto a single timeline, there is also a compelling history of cinema and video art which avoids the use of montage and instead uses just a single shot as the primary tool for telling a story or taking the viewer through a visual experience.

This taster will introduce the single shot, in various forms and contexts within cinema and video art. We will look at examples of how artists and filmmakers have created memorable works with just one take, a technique that isn’t necessarily as simple as it sounds!