Cultural Perspectives Group today dressed up in red to celebrate the lunar new year. Falling on the 16th February, it is the first day of the Chinese lunar new year, marking a beginning of the year of dog. We all indulged in a variety of dumplings together with a number of signature Chinese dishes such as Kongpo Chicken and Sichuan Style Tofu.
As a Chinese living in Australia, I go to see the New Year’s Eve fireworks as a ritual every year. It is always a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next when the firework spectacular lights up the sky from Sydney’s iconic attraction – the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This year’s display did not disappoint with photos shared on WeChat wowing many of my friends back home.
Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated annual festivals in the world, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. With Christmas fast approaching, our office has become an exhibition of Christmas delights of different cultural backgrounds.
We counted ourselves lucky last night to have Dr Rebecca Huntley present at the fourth and final Leichhardt Luminaries session for this year, talking about her recent book Still Lucky and sharing her insights into contemporary Australian society.
Cultural Perspectives wish you a very happy Chinese Moon Festival! We’d also like to present a factsheet for you to understand this important cultural occasion.
We celebrated the Chilean Independence Day at Cultural Perspectives with empanada lunch (baked stuffed pastry – traditional food in Chile) and Latin Guitar music, thanks to our lovely colleague Joshua Rebolledo.
For children of migrant parents, acting as translators is a norm that has been inculcated in them since a young age. These children are fulfilling big responsibilities from a young age, dealing with doctors to real estate agents on behalf of their parents
The 2016 census provided by the Bureau of Statistic has revealed the multicultural makeup of Sydney’s suburbs. The data has shown that there is no Sydney suburb where no-one is born overseas
Cultural Perspectives will tonight be hosting our guests at the 2017 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards to find out the winners of these prestigious awards at Sydney Olympic Park.
Cultural Perspectives Group is a proud supporter of the NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards. We’re looking forward to attending the Awards Night next Wednesday at Sydney Olympic Park, sharing the excitement of the winners of the prestigious awards.
Have you heard about the Chinese Valentine’s Day? It’s called the Qixi Festival that celebrates romantic love in the Chinese culture. It’s on the seventh day of the seventh month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and the Qixi Festival falls on 28th August this year.
Cultural Perspectives were thrilled to be invited to the official opening of the 2017 Arabic Film last night at Parramatta’s spectacular Riverside Theatre for the Australian Premier of “MAHBAS”.
It was our honour to welcome Mr. Vic Alhadeff to our second Leichhardt Luminaries event yesterday, talking to us about the Keep NSW Safe campaign.
Australia is renowned for its cultural and linguistic diversity, but just how linguistically diverse are we? And what does this mean for your business?
The Australian Human Rights Commission released the National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities (2017) yesterday that provides greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.
The 2017 Australian Digital Inclusion Index was released today. There is a particular focus on Digital inclusion of Indigenous Australians, Disability, Areas of Geelong, Newcastle and Townsville and Mobile-only Australians.
Mr Pino Migliorino AM, Managing Director of Cultural Perspectives Group and Founder of International Students Access, has recently been appointed Chairperson of Information and Intercultural Exchange (ICE), a leading Western Sydney arts organisation.
The staff at Cultural Perspectives Group has ended the week on a high after the first of our Leichhardt Luminaries series. Leichhardt Luminaries is a series of monthly guest speaker events held at our office in Leichhardt for staff to learn and to be inspired, offering precious opportunities for us to listen, question, and learn from some of the most interesting intellectual personalities in Australia about important issues for both our work and minds.
Do you know that interacting with a diverse set of people can make you happier and healthier? By looking at the image above it is not difficult to understand that personal confidence and cultural diversity actually go hand-in-hand.
magine you are an international student...
Do you know what surprises international students most about Australia? Do you know what the best thing is about being an international student? It can be challenging to imagine when you first arrive in Australia, and you realise you have come one step toward to a new culture, new lifestyle and new education system.
Hi, my name is Sylvan, I am currently completing my degree in PR as an undergraduate student at UTS and as part of my assessment I am also completing my internship at Cultural Perspective Group. One of my tasks at Cultural Perspectives is to review the daily online article. Today, I came across an article that I would really like to share with you, titled ‘Scared to talk about diversity? by Dominic Price.
Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is fast approaching. Also known as Duan Wu Festival, this is a traditional Chinese festival that commemorates the death of one of the greatest Chinese poets - Qu Yuan - and is celebrated by dragon boat racing and eating sticky rice dumplings (Zong Zi). The festival follows the Chinese lunar calendar, so the date of celebration varies year to year. This year, the Dragon Boat Festival falls on 30 May.
A picture worth a thousand words. The “Chinese Whispers and Other Stories” photo exhibition at Gallery PhotoAccess at Manuka Arts Centre presents a collection of curated photo-based artworks from four Australian Chinese artists: Pia Johnson, Tammy Law, Janelle Low and Siying Zhou, telling stories from their perspective about the complex and shifting nature of cultural difference, identity and migration experiences in the cultural melting pot of Australia.
Haven’t been to Spain yet? Not a problem. From 18 April to 7 May, the 20th Spanish Film Festival takes you on a cultural journey through its carefully selected films including the Goya award-winning film ‘The Fury of a Patient Man’, and the Festival’s closing film ‘A trip to Spain’ as well as a series of special events such as food and wine tasting and live music shows.
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is Australia’s flagship community event of the Anzac centenary. Toured at 23 locations around Australia from September 2015 to April 2017, the Experience brings to life an infant Australia still finding its feet on the eve of war. It follows in the footsteps of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses throughout the campaign, including a commemoration of Australia’s century of service.
When you see people wearing red poppies on the street, biscuits wrapped in national flag print in Coles and Woolworths, silver-headed men wearing medals at a march, and “Lest We Forget” banners everywhere, you know it’s ANZAC day in Australia. Newly arrived in Australia as an international student a few years ago, I was quite bewildered by the word “ANZAC” and the only thing I knew about it was I got one day off Uni.
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