Exploring this year’s theme 'Origins and Endings', we’re hosting a series of events to coincide with the UK festival from 15 - 24 November.
Visconti’s ‘The Leopard’ and Filmmaking on its Own Terms
6.00–7.30pm, Thursday 15 November 2018
This interactive workshop is unmissable for fans of cinema or anyone drawn to Italian history and culture. Dr Mark Nicholls will lead participants in a discussion ofThe Leopard, exploring what Visconti's iconic film can tell us about Sicilian life in a period of social and political upheaval.
Bound for Botany Bay: Singing Australia’s Convict History
6.30–7.30pm, Friday 16 November 2018
A trip through Australia’s early penal history through song, beginning with execution ballads from Britain and Ireland, followed by songs about transportation to Botany Bay and Van Diemen’s Land, and ending with convict ballads composed here in Melbourne.
Origin Myths of the University, Melbourne and Rome: A Walking Tour
2.00–3.30pm, Saturday 17 November 2018
Part walking tour, part conversation over coffee, this unique exploration of the University of Melbourne’s beautiful Parkville campus will offer insight into the hidden stories behind the origins of its most significant architectural features.
Melbourne Classics Quiz
6.30–8.30pm, Monday 19 November 2018
Friends, Romans, Melburnians – lend us your minds! The Classics and Archaeology program at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Arts invite you to a trivia night on Monday 19 November from 6.30pm at University House.
Narrating (Un)Belonging from Origins to Endings: A Shared Meal
6.30–9.30pm, Friday 23 November 2018
A facilitated dinner exploring departure, journey and arrival, where migrants and refugees will share their stories of migration, multiculturalism and identity over a shared meal from Free to Feed.