Posts Tagged ‘festival’
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 7th, 2011
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|18 September , 2011|
Starting off with a bike ride on Saturday 10 September, the festival will be officially opened on Sunday 11th September by Luke Chamberlain, Victorian Forest Campaigner for The Wilderness Society, at Yarran Dheran Reserve, North Mitcham.
The opening day will provide a variety of events from the local Aboriginal community and other performers as well as a BBQ supplied by the Healesville Aboriginal Arts coop. There will be organic cordial from the Good Brew Cart and walks and talks for both adults and children.
The Festival will continue on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September at a variety of sites in the Mullum Mullum Valley, and will include environmental, sustainability and climate change walks and talks and presentations at Currawong Bush Park, Warrandyte.
The program can be found at http://mullummullumfestival.org.au/
For hard copies of the program – contact decortis
@bigpond.net.au or 9719 7661 or download and print from here
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 11th, 2011
|18 May , 2011|
|12:00 pm||to||6:00 pm|
Explore your creativity and learn how easy it is to be fashionably green at RMIT University’s inaugural sustainability festival and conference day, Commune@RMIT Brunswick, on Wednesday, 18 May.
Commune@RMIT Brunswick will feature speakers, creative workshops and exciting market stalls selling textiles, crafts, reworked garments and Fairtrade products, as well as organic and vegan food. Other activities will include a clothes and fabric swap, bike repair workshops and “Conversations over Tea Cosies”, a community project led by RMIT students that found novel uses for old jumpers. Keith Cowlishaw, Head of RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles, said the event would engage students, staff and the community around Slow Craft and Design, local and global collaboration, and holistic approaches to creative practice. “This event is an opportunity for students and staff to come together with industry and the community to share and explore sustainability practice,” he said.
Popular Sydney based artist and director of Cloth Fabric, Julie Paterson, will conduct hands-on creative workshops at the festival. Other workshops will include heat transfer dyeing, Green Futuring, Zero-waste children’s clothing demonstrations and a Deconstruction/Reconstruction clothing workshop. Festival guests will include Peppermint Magazine, Zero Carbon Moreland and Ethical Clothing Australia, with speakers including Cecilia Granadino (MINKA Fair Trade), Grace McQuilten (The Social Studio), Georgia McCorkill (The Red Carpet Project) and Swedish fashion “hacktivist”, Otto von Busch.
Patricia Brien, Creative Producer of Commune@RMIT Brunswick said: “Creativity is essential in commanding a more sustainable fashion and textiles industry, but by actively engaging with our local and global communities, our intention is to make change happen together.”
Wednesday, 18 May, 12pm–6pm
RMIT University Buildings 513 and 514, 25 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Free (NB. some workshops attract a participation fee)
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 18th, 2011
|19 March , 2011|
|9:00 am||to||2:00 pm|
- Chook Tours
Cake Competition – more details on the website
Merri Harvest Dinner (including performance of Home)
CERES Seedlings for sale direct to public
Books, Magazines and Pet Accessories
Low Carbon Technologies
Saturday 19 March 2011, 9am – 2pm at CERES
For more details visit the CERES site.
|24 November , 2010 6:00 pm||to||28 November , 2010 12:00 am|
Bikefest is a community initiated celebration of bikes in everyday life.
Through partnerships with cultural, industry and community organisations, Bikefest places bikes at the centre of life in the city, offering a broad program of events addressing ideas around transport, health, sustainability, design, safety, planning, youth and cultural engagement. Our goal is to improve conditions for bike riders on the road by positioning bike riding as a high status, desirable and above all, enjoyable activity. We recognise bikes as important tools for change and celebrates the optimism, creativity and diversity within Melbourne’s bike riding community.
Bikefest aims to normalise bike riding in Australian culture by providing an accessible, non-competitive and celebratory event for bike riders of every ability and riding style. By showcasing the breadth of bike culture in Melbourne, we want to break down stereotypes around bike riding and celebrate it for what is really is – a fundamentally good way to get around.
Bikefest features art, design, forums, workshops, markets, music, screenings, bike rides and more. It is a non-competitive, celebratory event for bike riders of every ability and riding style.
24-28 November, 1000 Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
(see program for details including venue variations)
|4 November , 2010 6:00 pm||to||7 November , 2010 7:00 pm|
Again this year we will set up our Village swap shop. For all of you who have been swapping before you know how it works. The swap shop looks like a market stall with lots of clothes, books, toys, records, stuff and weird stuff and more. It has an op shop feel but STRICTLY NO CASH only swaps are the currency here. Anyone can take anything away, so long as they leave something behind. You can take a pair of shoes and leave behind the jumper that you are wearing. You can swap your shirt for an old Elvis Costello record. You can swap 4 Georgette Heyer novels for a dozen Sunflower seedlings.
HOW TO SWAP:
You could donate a bag of swapable items and leave it over to our lovely swap shop hosts or: The swap shop will provide labels so you can write down your name and phone number on your swap item but also your wish list like:
I want to swap this dress for: 1.a pair of funky sunglasses,2 red boots size 10, a neck massage etc etc.
In the case of particularly high quality items (a flash suit, a ballroom gown, an eligible bachelor…) you might agree to do some gardening, do a trick, paint a picture or provide a particularly good curry dinner.
This year we would like to get some produce swaps going as well so if you have a well producing lemon tree you might be able to swap them for a jar of home made pickles or a fancy shirt. We will accept any transaction so long as you are comfortable with it
This year’s Swap shop is being run by the lovely Claire and Zoe, who know all about bartering and will help the first timers to get going. Please look in your wardrobes, sheds and piles and see if you can find anything someone else might be happy with. The swap shop will be open at all times during The Village opening times:
Thurs.4 Nov from 6pm till 11pm
Fri.5 Nov 6pm till mid night
Sat.6 Nov 12noon till 12 midnight
Sun.7Nov noon till 7pm
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 11th, 2010
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Check out the website for more information http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mulfest/
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 9th, 2010
|16 September , 2010|
|17 October , 2010|
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 October 2010
|16 September , 2010||to||19 September , 2010|
From the 16th to 19th September 2010, Melbourne will see the launch of its only dedicated environmental film festival.
This smorgasbord of feature length documentaries on cutting-edge environmental issues will entertain, inspire and frighten even the most hardened environmental cynic. Covering topics from the social unrest in Nigeria caused by Big Oil, to the consequences of our society’s obsession with The Plastic Bag, to the philosophy and dinner plates of Californian dumpster divers, there is something to whet everyone’s appetite. Many of the films will be having their Australian premieres at the festival, and have won numerous awards at international film festivals.
The team responsible for putting together the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne (EFFM) hopes that people who share their concerns about environmental issues will help make this event a fixture in Melbourne’s cultural calendar. “Everyone knows about things like climate change and protecting old-growth forests,” says Festival Director Nicholas Aberle, “but this festival will also draw attention to other really important issues and details that don’t get much air time, like ocean acidification and the mysterious disappearance of bees around the world.”
Each night of the Festival there will be an expert discussion panel to explore issues raised by the films, providing a local perspective on these global problems. In future years, the organisers plan to provide a forum for young Australian film-makers to showcase work on local environmental issues.
The festival will be held at the Kino Cinemas in Collins St. For more info, check out:
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 17th, 2010
Source: Sustainable Living Space
Visit the website for more information.
Posted in Events by meggshp on March 4th, 2010
This event is a major fundraiser for the Heritage Fruits Society Inc. We are working to save heritage fruit varieties & have many residing at the Petty’s Orchard site at Templestowe. Come along for a great day of apple tasting & fun with a special performance by Peter Combe, Australian icon, produce stalls, great food, information from CERES, Slow Food Australia & Parks Victoria. Please remember to bring your picnic rug, hat & sunscreen, water bottles & friends! Folks wishing to join the Permablitz will need to register on their website www.permablitz.net before coming.
Location: Homestead Rd, Templestowe. Melway 22A12. No public transport. A long ride from Eltham station. Parking is available if you must bring your car.