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March 2018
6:15pm March 14
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8:30pm March 14
Screen Seeds presented by Film Harvest

A new micro-film-festival of Great Southern-made short films all about culture, innovation, food and fun! Film Harvest, in collaboration with Green Skills, Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival, presents this unique inaugural event, screened in premium surrounds at Orana Cinemas Albany. Come along and connect with local news, inspiring stories and creative goodness.

At Orana Cinema, Albany Highway, Albany

$10 (Tickets available for pre-purchase online late February at Orana Cinema or on the night)

For more information contact Adrian Gaspari on 0421 355 892 or at [email protected]

5:30pm March 14
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8:30pm March 14
Festival Launch

Join us for the Festival Launch, head a word or two from the organisers, have a mingle with like-minded people and enjoy the special Screen Seeds micro-film-festival. Light refreshments included.

At Orana Cinema, Albany Highway, Albany

$10 (Tickets available for pre-purchase online late February at Orana Cinema or on the night)

For more information contact Dawn Atkin on 9848 3310

5:30pm March 15
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6:30pm March 15
Eat the City Project – Meet the Artists

Come along and discover the artists behind the Eat the City project. Hear about the inspiration and genesis of this concept, what it has achieved/ inspired elsewhere and what we are doing in the Great Southern.

At the Vancouver Arts Centre, Vancouver Street, Albany

Register at foodforthoughtfestival.com

For more information contact Community Food Events on 0428 373 850 or at [email protected]

2:00pm March 16
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4:00pm March 16
Grand Opening – The Albany Community Development Enterprise Centre

Join us for an afternoon to celebrate the new building and hear about our plans for the future.

At 38 Graham Street, Albany

Free entry

For more information contact Rachel Pontin on 9842 1334 or at [email protected]

5:00pm March 16
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8:00pm March 16
Art Not Waste – Launch

Creating art from found objects. Re-thinking ‘waste’. This collaboration between Denmark Arts and Greenskills invites you to be creative and join in. To participate grab an entry form (entries close Mon March 12th).

At the Artshouse, Strickland Street, Denmark

Free!

For more information contact James Gentle on 0421 525 153 or at [email protected]

10:00am March 17
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12:00pm March 17
Community Wind a Winner

Find out how the windfarm works, what it contributes to the community and ask any questions you have about renewable energy. Registration required via event contact person.

Contact Dawn Atkin on 9848 3310 or at [email protected]

At the Denmark Community Windfarm, Ocean Beach Rd, Denmark

$5 pay on the day

10:00am March 17
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12:00pm March 17
Tip Shop Workshop – Basic Bike Repair

Basic Bike Repair – learn all the basic adjusting and repairs needed to keep you bike on the road.

At the Denmark Tip Shop, McIntosh Rd, Denmark

$10 pay on the day

For more information call 9848 3310

10:00am March 17
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12:00pm March 17
Tip Shop Workshop – Small Engines Maintenance

Small Engines Maintenance – learn the basic to keep your mower and whipper snipper running for years.

At the Denmark Tip Shop, McIntosh Rd, Denmark

$10 pay on the day

For more information call 9848 3310

10:00am March 17
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4:00pm March 22
Art Not Waste – Exhibition

Creating art from found objects. Re-thinking ‘waste’. This collaboration between Denmark Arts and Greenskills invites you to be creative and join in. To participate grab an entry form (entries close Mon March 12th).

Exhibition opening hours – 10am til 4pm: Sat 17th & Sun 18th, and Tues 20th & Thurs 22nd

At the Artshouse, Strickland Street, Denmark

Free!

For more information contact James Gentle on 0421 525 153 or at [email protected]

12:00pm March 18
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3:00pm March 18
Autumn Harvest Food Workshop

Learn how to make raw vegan hydrated wraps, preserve the autumn vegie glut, avoid food packaging, use up leftovers,ferment for gut health and mix up scrummy body recipes with Hayley Lawrence from Radiant Being.

Green Skills, Graham Street, Albany

$15 Bookings Essential

Call 9842 1334 or contact [email protected]

8:30am March 23
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5:30pm March 23
Eat the City Project – Scenario!

“There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” (Alfred Lewis) A provocative lock-in style participatory workshop centred upon the fictional (but entirely possible) premise that the food supply chain to the Great Southern region has broken down, exploring our communities’ responses and creative solutions to the food crisis.

At the Albany Town Hall Theatre, York Street, Albany

Register at foodforthoughtfestival.com

For more information contact Community Food Events on 0425 378 850 or at [email protected]

9:00am March 24
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2:00pm March 24
South Coast Sustainable Living Fair & Expo

‘Good Food, Good Living and Great Ideas’. Join us for a celebration and exploration of Sustainable Living in the Great Southern. Learn about what’s happening in sustainable transport, energy, food, communities, art and day-to-day living. Come and see colourful and creative stalls, information exhibits, entertainment, guest presentations and speakers, workshops and educational activities, and great food and music by locals, for locals.

At the Albany Town Square, York Street, Albany

Free!

For more information contact Jacqui Foster on 0419 559 235 or at event[email protected]

10:00am March 24
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11:30am March 24
Great Schools Cook-Off

Step inside the main marquee and let the Cook-Off begin. Young local chefs with fresh local food. Come along and cheer them on.

At the Fair & EXPO, Albany Town Square, York Street, Albany

Free!

For more information contact Andrew Bathgate on 0400 984 118 or at [email protected]

10:00am March 24
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5:00pm March 26
Katanning Landcare Community Workshops
  • Composting Systems Compared
  • Pop into Permaculture
  • Introduction to Aquaponics

Please contact Anrea Salmond to confirm details on 9821 4327 or at [email protected]

Location TBC

Entry $10 – $15

10:00am March 25
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12:00pm March 25
DecoHousing Denmark Eco-Village Project Site Tour

Get inspired by this 12 unit 8-9 star passive-solar sustainable housing project. The project is complemented by shared gardens, rainwater and grey-water systems, and a common house with a large kitchen/dining area, theatre and spare room. It is also the largest hemp-crete development in the Southern Hemisphere! Owner/builders collaborative construction and development is at the edge of future community living. (Please wear closed in shoes, sunglasses and a hat).

At Lot 11/40 Mt Shadforth Road, Denmark

Free; just turn up on the day

For more information contact Pam Rumble on 0428 482 015 or at [email protected]

April 2018
8:00am April 5
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8:00pm April 6
Catchments, Corridors and Coasts

Catchments, Corridors and Coasts (CCC) is a professional development event for environmental educators, providing a snapshot of environmental education in the Great Southern. CCC provides a rich experience, facilitates development of connections between practitioners, and develops an awareness of the education resources and support available across WA.

Event Organiser: Caitlin Jackson 9076 2204

Note that times given are nominal. To confirm these and for information on the events location(s) and registrations, contact the event organiser.

The Green Skills Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival boasts a range of engaging, exciting and fun family-friendly activities.

The Festival is a sharing and celebration of the wonder and diversity of our region and the many ways we can all make a difference: at home, work, play and in the great outdoors.

Come along, join in, be inspired, connect with others, and discover some cool new things.

The varied program covers a range of activities and events including health and well-being, sustainable living at home and work, home tours, gardening, home energy- water-waste, conservation and the environment, upcycling and recycling and more.

There are a number of independent community events including Screen Seeds (mini-fim-fest) and Eat the City (a creative scenario), a whole range of speakers, activities and interesting items at the South Coast Fair & Expo and a flock of fun and outings in the South Coast Bird Festival (link) program; check out the program, share with friends and family, and enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you around.


Regards


Dawn Atkin (Festival Director) and the Festival Team