Namaste India
This month we are all about India! 
Holding Space’ is our new immersion program that provides an opportunity for different cultural groups to design a series of 'cultural immersions’ - art and cultural events to share and express individuality and collective identities of each community.
Every month we celebrate a different culture and in October, we're focusing on the continent of India and the glorious colour, culture and art from her shores.

This is the third in our series of  'Holding Space'

Anu Bajwa space2b
WHAT'S BREWING - Saturday 3rd October 11am
Making Chai with Anu
Have you ever wondered what a true Chai really is? Growing up in India, I have vivid memories of sharing a cuppa chai every day. Sometimes with family and at other times with friends, neighbours, cousins or extended family. The smell of the chai spices would pervade the kitchen as we’d settle down with our chai – talking and exchanging little stories in my family’s kitchen – the sounds of laughter and merriment still rings in my ears. Let me share how a true chai is really made because it is not the one you buy in the coffee shops! ZOOM LIVE with good stories and Q/A.  Ingredients included for you to make Chai together with Anu.
Indian cooking with Anu

WHAT'S COOKING - Sunday 16th October
Cooking with Anu
Have you ever wanted to throw a tandoori on the barbie instead of the perennial shrimp or snag? I have memories of many, an Indian summer spent sitting together eating unending platters of tandoori chicken, naan and beer. This summer I challenge you to a tandoori cook off! It is easier than you think! The cool yoghurt combined with an array of spices, garlic make my mouth water. I invite you to cook with me. Once you sign up, an exclusive link will be sent for you to download the video to begin the challenge.

Slumwear 108: Perfectly Imperfect
Meet Kim Pearce and Kath Davis, founders of the Possibility Project and the Slow clothing range, slumwear108, made with the entrepreneurial slum communities in India. The Indian term for ‘slum’ is Jhuggi, it describes the ability to fashion what you want out of what you already have. Each piece is a stunning one-off, lovingly made with fabrics sourced in India, sometimes new, sometimes preloved, all stitched with pride. Anything is Possible when you connect with the heart and use what you already have!

WHAT'S ON THE WALL - Online: Friday 2nd October
Namaste India
NAMASTE INDIA brings together a taste of the diversity of art in India. A blend of Indian emerging and established artists, sharing their heritage, skills and taking you to a reflection of how art connect us all. Explore the paintings online at our Gallery Artspace page, listen to the artist and come along to see at our exhibition Art Gallery at 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda.

bollywood at Space2b
WHO'S MOVING - Saturday 31st October 3-5pm
Bollywood dancing is more than just changing the light bulb. That is so passé! It’s about coming together, throwing caution to the winds and getting a move on. It’s loud, its raucous and most of all, it is fun. So why not get together and shake an arm and a leg?
Learn the history behind Bollywood dancing, it's steps and challenge yourself by dancing in sync with a short film.
Rangoli for Children
RANGOLI is a beautiful way to represent happiness and joy. Traditionally, Rangoli is done on the floor, using flour, sand or grains to make the pattern and using colourful powders to decorate. Rangoli art is usually made during festivals, like Diwali. NAMASTE INDIA is bringing Rangoli to the kids during the month of October - an opportunity for the kids to indulge in creative work and get their hands on colours. From Friday 2nd October you can download patterns for free here. Send us your Rangoli art and we will showcase it at our social media.


Kindly funded by  

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Thank you to our organisers Anu, Clare and Mili