Going stir crazy in lockdown?

Going stir crazy in lockdown?

Recent and forthcoming radio, YouTube and TV programs

  1. For anyone interested in Mens Sheds within and beyond Australia, the Australian Men’s Shed Association recently commissioned a series of programs on The Shed Wireless as part of its response to the global pandemic, that forced 2000+ Men’s Sheds around the world to close their doors. To 19 May 2020 four programs had been posted that include four approximate 15 minute segments with Barry Golding being interviewed by Aaron Kearney and David Helmers (CEO, AMSA) about the history of the Men’s Shed Movement, The segments cover the early history (#1), events leading up to and beyond the formation of the Australian movement (#2 & #3) and its internationalisation (#4). You’ll find these segments within these programs at  http://mensshed.org/theshedwireless
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic required the Hepburn Shire Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to creatively put our painstakingly planned 2020 RECONCILIATION WEEK TOUR: ‘Peaks, Wetlands and Rivers’ on line. What follows is advance notice of the forthcoming three programs. ‘This virtual tour supported by Hepburn Shire Council and to be made widely available online for Reconciliation Week is enlivened by collaborative on site description and narration by Dja Dja Wurrung Elder Uncle Ricky Nelson, and Professor Barry Golding. Join them as they stand together on Country sharing the history at contact in a three-part series of short films. For more information contact Donna Spiller, Arts, Culture and Reconciliation Officer, on 5321 6498 or dspiller@hepburn.vic.gov.au. My sincere thanks to all those involved (Donna, Inge, Uncle Ricky, Peter O’Mara) in bringing this to fruition. Our plan is to run a later on-site version when it’s deemed safe. Meantime Mount Greenock, Merin Merin wetland and Hamilton’s Crossing on the Loddon River are precious public reserves that anyone can visit independently with appropriate care.
  3. Much lighter and funnier, i strongly recommend Ray Martin’s series of programs on ABC TV Wednesday evenings, 9pm or via iView  https://iview.abc.net.au/show/at-home-alone-together.

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