We're excited to announce that the Charlton Neighbourhood House, supported by the Buloke Wellbeing & Equity Network and the Buloke Cluster of Neighbourhood Houses, we will be showing a 'Movie That Matters'- SUPERNOVA, to coincide with Wear it Purple Day.
This will be followed by a panel discussion around the important and necessary conversations we have in our daily life; that centre around sexual orientation and gender identity.
Friday 27th August 2021 at Rex Theatre, Charlton.
Doors open at 6.30 pm, Movie at 7.00 pm, Panel Discussion at 8.35 pm, Supper at 9.10 pm.
"This is a film that will break your heart with truth and realism, and portrayals so beautifully acted, it's almost like hiding behind a door and overhearing a difficult private conversation. "
So wear a touch of purple and join the conversation, in what will be a fun and informative evening.
Ticket sale open now! Buy your tickets via this link
School holiday activities kicked off last Friday with the Charlton Neighbourhood House hosting a session of pencil case decorating in the foyer of the Rex Theatre. Hosted by Jo Phillips, 9 primary age children did some fantastic work with the free blank pencil cases and bags provided, and all walked away with a terrific personal creation. It was also a great catch-up time for the adults as well who could enjoy a cuppa during the fun session.
Next Friday, July 9, from 10:00am the good times continue back at the Rex, with decorated greeting cards. Again, ideal for primary age children, registrations are being taken now by calling the Charlton Neighbourhood House on 0473 759 456. This is another free activity for Charlton’s children.
Charlton Neighbourhood House is Celebrating Youth Week 2021
We are excited to announce that the Charlton Neighbourhood House will be celebrating Youth Week starting on the 26th of June until the 2nd of July. Youth Week is a state-wide celebration of the talents, achievements and contributions of young people aged 12 to 25, and we are proud to be celebrating the many ways that young people in Charlton can contribute to, and are valued by, the community.
Charlton Neighbourhood House are the proud recipients of a Victorian Government Youth Week Grant, to help fund a community initiative to mark the annual week. The funding grant will implement the ‘Charlton Means…’ Youth Art Project. A team of young volunteers, led by Tessa Fitzpatrick, a Charlton Neighbourhood House Committee Member will be going around Charlton with posters and prompts written on then, and encouraging fellow young people to write down what ‘Charlton Means’ to them on a poster. These messages will then be photographed and shared throughout the community via our Facebook page, and in the form of a photobook that can be viewed throughout the community.
You can also drop into the Neighbourhood House at any point during the week to be involved, and young people will also be able to contribute to the project, after Youth Week, at the Youth Space we are running on every Thursday afternoon during the school term, from 3pm till 5:30pm.
We are also running a social media campaign for the youth who grew up in Charlton but have moved away from the community to enable them to submit photographs of what Charlton Means to them, and of the places within the community that are important to them. These images will also be combined with the messages captured during Youth Week and form a part of the ‘Charlton Means…’ Youth Art book.
To get involved with either of these projects, contact us at the Charlton Neighbourhood House by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org, through our website, Facebook page or pop in and say hello.
The Charlton Neighbourhood is excited to announce they are offering free movie tickets for the 2:00pm screening of Peter Rabbit 2 at the Charlton Rex Theatre on Sunday 27.
With funding provided from their community partner Australia Post, this is the second opportunity Charlton residents have had to take advantage of a free film; the other being the recent showing of ‘Blackbird’. Tickets must be pre-booked prior to 1:00pm on June 27 through Humanitix via the following link. https://events.humanitix.com/cnh-kids-movie/tickets
As part of our school holiday programs, nine very keen participants were given the opportunity to make their very own felt animals under the instruction and watchful eye of Cheryl Kemp. A lot of fun was had as the children choose their design and colours of their creations, with everyone going home with a wonderful keepsake of the morning.
Charlton skies were recently filled with colourful kites as children up to primary school age were given free kites to celebrate Children’s Week. The Charlton Neighbourhood House was successful in securing a grant through the Victorian Governments Department of Education, which went the majority of the way to cover the costs. Initially it was planned to have a family kite flying day similar to the successful event held last year, but with COVID-19 guidelines still needing to be observed, that was not possible. Instead kites were distributed to the Charlton P-12 College, St Josephs Primary School, Charlton Pre-school and the Charlton Playgroup. Just as much fun was had by children decorating their kites as flying them, and if lack of wind was an issue, some imaginative children used household fans.
It is hoped to again see the return of the huge decorative kites that were flown last year in Charlton, and for families to bring their kites out anytime the winds allow it.