Monday, July 16, 2018

festival program

Courtyard Main Stage

 9.45 Official Opening with Jennifer Howard,
Member for Ipswich, and
Assistant Minister of State assisting the Premier

         Senator Chris Ketter 

         Councillor Greg Christensen, 
Mayor Scenic Rim Regional Council

10.00 Fassifern Gymnastics Acro Display

10.30 Lilly and Steve 

11.00 Roman Sakzewski and Buddy Moyes

11.20 Tradition of Acknowledgement with Douglas James 

11.30 Talkin' the Drum Performance

12.00 Nobody’s Baby 

12.30 African Drumming Circle for Children

1.00 Centi Pede

1.40 Ian Gasking Bush Poet

1.50 Raffle Draw One

2.00 Dan White

2.30 Raffle Draw Two

2.40 Lunadorn Gypsy Caravan Tribal Dancers

3.00 African Drumming Circle

Discussions - Media Room

 Trevor Berrill, award winning, private sustainable energy consultant will present 

10.45 - 11.15 Solar PV with storage revolution – the pros and cons of going off-grid

12.30 -  1.00  Sustainable Housing – good design for a changing climate

  1.00 -  1.30  Electric Vehicles – shifting even more away from our fossil fuel addiction


 10.30 - 11.30 Native Wildlife  (grassed area right of entrance)

10.30 - 11.30 and 1.00 - 2.00   Floral Garlands (courtyard)

12.00 - 2.00   Magic Tie Dye (grassed entrance)

10.30 - 12.00 and 1.00 - 2.30   Treasures from the Kitchen (grassed entrance)

12.30 - 1.00   African Drumming (children's workshop)   (courtyard)

3.00 - 3.30    African Drumming Circle  (courtyard)


Laser Cutting a Fire Pit with Colchameleon Designs

Treasure from Landfill Bound Materials with Terina Smith

Plastic Waste Weaving with Susan Nitz

Spoon Ring Making with Lorenzo

Days for Girls Components Making with Hazel Overfield

Here's what you can to expect to see and do on the day - 

  • Experience a moving tradition of acknowledgement ceremony
  • Choose from the wonderland of original designs created by eco-artists from materials normally destined for landfill - combining recycling and imagination to create practical and beautiful bespoke homewares and artwork, jewellery, bags and clothing
  • See bunting made from grain bags and baling twine, mail boxes and garden ornaments from old gas bottles and garden tools, and loads more
  • Buy from a range of environmentally friendly stalls stocking reusable products like stainless steel straws, shopping and produce bags, water bottles and keep cups
  • Learn about solar, sustainable housing and electric vehicles
  • Get a discount on your coffee when you use your keep cup
  • Make a Polynesian floral garland
  • Try beeswax wraps
  • Interact with the Australian Bush Buddies native wildlife
  • Watch Gypsy Caravan tribal dancers
  • Hear a bush poet
  • Watch a fire pit be created by laser cutting a 44 gallon drum
  • Tie dye a tshirt
  • Watch recycled artwork being created from old cross beams and ceramic insulators
  • Watch components of a Days for Girls kit get made
  • See plastic waste weaving and learn how 
  • Join the African drumming circle
  • See the thousand flower community made Flowers of the Fassifern tree jumper
  • Choose a spoon, and watch it being made into a ring
  • Get a free tree from Stinky Bill 
  • Get inspired by the TreeSisters
  • Make a treasure from kitchen waste plastic
  • Learn about composting, worm farming, wicking beds, aquaponics and permaculture
  • Learn about native and introduced fish 
  • Get tips on recycling from Madam Mulch
  • Take home a mermaid
  • Buy some plants and alpaca poo for your garden
  • Get lucky in the multi prize raffle
  • Relax in the community cafe with delicious food while listening to local original musicians.
  • Stock up on fresh local produce.
  • See lots of alternatives to plastic - it can be done
  • Use the 100% compostable crockery and cutlery and use our organics bins


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