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watch - FREEMAN

An intimate look at Cathy Freeman’s life starting from her earliest grassroots years to competing on the grandest of stages in the 2000 Olympics. A beautifully told story with scenes from the Bangarra Dance Company.

“I’m really proud to be a Kuku Yalanji woman, to have a place in the history of this country; in a sporting context and in a social justice context, in matters that are so important for the future of this country. That’s the most inspiring part for me.”

Watch 'Freeman' on iView (58mins): https://iview.abc.net.au/show/freeman

Learn about the Cathy Freeman Foundation: https://www.cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au/about-us

Cathy Freeman

Virtual Y by the YMCA

The YMCA have developed a online platform for young people and the community called the ‘Virtual Y’. This online platform offers young people and the community free access to a range of online resources and activities. From keeping fit through workouts and training at home; learning all about nutrition with our delicious recipes and Healthy Living Magazine; looking after your wellbeing with mindfulness practices; learning with your family with home activities; to engaging with the youth community through their Youth Hub. Check out the Virtual Y here: https://virtualy.ymca.org.au/

Virtual Y by the YMCA

Online music sequencer

Access this online music sequences ad create your own music in your web broswer to share with your friend. 

https://onlinesequencer.net/

Online music sequencer

Animals at Home LIVE

Bring the zoo to life from anywhere around the world with live cams, keeper talks and other virtual updates, hosted by Zoos Victoria.

https://www.zoo.org.au/animals-at-home/

Animals at Home LIVE

Together Gallery - Free Colouring In Downloads

Free downloadable colouring in sheets! Check out the huge range of awesome colour sheets through brought to you by the Together Gallery.

https://www.togethergallery.co/project-one

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Welcome to NGV Friday Nights In

NGV FRIDAY NIGHT IN WITH SOJU GANG. Spend Friday Night in with sets by Melbourne-based DJs broadcast from NGV to your lounge room.

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/multimedia/ngv-friday-night-in-with-soju-gang/

 

Welcome to NGV Friday Nights In

Sessions from the vault

A series of digital concerts from the iconic Hamer Hall stage, featuring a line-up of home-grown musos. Streaming to you on Thursdays from the best seat in the house, your couch.

https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/community/content-hub/together-with-you/videos/vault-sessions

Vault Sessions

The Melbourne Writers Festival - Emerging Voices

Discover your next great read in this five-part interview series with some of the country’s most exciting emerging talent. Each Festival weekday will highlight a new voice in Australian writing, introduced and interviewed by a fellow author.

https://mwf.com.au/the-mwf-interview-emerging-voices/

The Melbourne Writers Festival - Emerging Voices

Music with the Mob - Brent Watkins


Didgeridoo player, artist, Aboriginal educator and dancer Brent Watkins shares a dance and breaks it down for you to learn!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRwGeOANII

Check out more episodes of Music with the Mob via the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency's (VACCA) youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgovc17dQq3FoxDZj_nl02w

 

Brent Watkins

Deadly Yarns with Lachlan Johnson (12min video)
Lachlan Johnson (Gunditjmara), Essendon recruit and midfielder number 36 joins Deadly Story's Emma Bamblett (Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Ngadjonji & Tangurung) to talk all things family, footy, food & films. Lachlan is the son of Brisbane triple premiership player Chris Johnson.

https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/my-stories/Lachlan_Johnson

deadly yarn

Free State Library membership

Membership to the State Library of Victoria is free and open to all. Not only can you have access to over 5 million items in their collection you can access their e-resources and data bases and even get discounted coffee in coffee shops near the SLV. All members receive a monthly newsletter so you'll be the first to hear about events, news and exclusive offers.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/get-involved/free-access-membership

 

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Scienceworks at Home

Whilst Scienceworks is temporarily closed, you can enjoy a world of museum experiences at home, school or anywhere. Check out Scienceworks virtual tours, a huge range of science related activities, puzzles and heaps of things other to do. 

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/

 

scienceworks

Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service

Our local library service have an enormous range of eBooks, eMags, AudioBooks and Podcasts for you to access.  The best bit – it’s all for FREE!  Sign up as a digital member online and get instant access to all of the great content

https://www.yprl.vic.gov.au/join-yprl/

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Go on a Museum Tour

Museums all over the world are doing amazing virtual tours.  See museum exhibitions all over the world from the comfort of your home.

Australian

National Gallery of Victoria  – https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/channel/ 

International

The Smithsonian - https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour 

The Louvre - https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne 

Van Gogh Museum -- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en 

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DuoLingo

DuoLingo is a fantastic website/app that you can access to learn a new language. DuoLingo makes learning a new language fun, because it has heaps of games and tasks that you can complete as challenges to help you earn points and learn a language at the same time.

https://www.duolingo.com/

 

duolingo

Do Online Now Guys

A YouTube playlist of Do Online Now Guys videos from Vsauce that will take you through a range of interesting, weird, and amazing websites, which feature things you can do, online, (now guys).

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL0602iqqyiy6_ude-mFEJ7DRqqf0p-9o

Do Online Now Guys

Music/Literature/Movie Tourist Maps

Use this interactive visual map to find musicians, authors, and movies that are similar to the name entered. Built using AI and user generated information, the closer together these maps display names, the more likely it is a person likes both of them.

https://www.music-map.com/ https://www.literature-map.com/  https://www.movie-map.com/

Music/Literature/Movie Tourist Maps

Dear Future Me

Write a letter that will be emailed in one, three, or five years’ time to your future self, or check out the public letters that other people have written to remind themselves of who they once were or who hope they’re doing okay.

https://www.futureme.org/

Dear Future Me

The Korean Film Festival 2020

FROM OCT 29 TO NOV 5

The full program is available to stream anywhere in Australia for free. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the best of Korean cinema from the comfort of your couch.

https://koffia.com.au/2020/

Korean Film Festival

Internet Archive

A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Check out their Live Music Archive for over 200,000 recordings of live music events from all over the world, and all free to download

https://archive.org/

Internet Archive

Mmusic Isolation Improvisation Collective IRL Online

Join the Isolation Improvisation Collective (IIC) for their interactive live-streamed event, comprising of musicians, artists, dancers, poets, animators and other creatives with a shared passion for innovation and experimentation. Wed 2 Dec 2020, 6pm—7pm

https://mpavilion.org/program/isolation-improvisation-collective-irl-online/

Or check out some of Mpavilion’s other upcoming events (both physical and online) here -> https://mpavilion.org/program/       12 Nov 2020 – 5 Apr 2021

Mpvalion

Industry Connections gives teens the chance to meet artists, industry leaders and creatives in this online event series. Through informal discussion and illustrated presentations, find out about their creative careers and gain insights in to the diverse roles and opportunities in the creative industries. Bring your questions!

Speaker: Eugenia Lim

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/ngv-teens-industry-connections-eugenia-lim/