Newtown Festival Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

Friday, 9 October 2015

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s (NNC) annual fundraiser event is back again for 2015! Newtown Festival boasts the vibrant creative, conscientious and inclusive community of Newtown, and will showcase a range of eco initiatives that reflect this originality and diversity.

Tomato Festival Sydney

14 – 15 February, 2015

GET RED-Y FOR TOMATO FESTIVAL 2015. The 2015 Festival will move down to the Band Lawn, where you can immerse yourself in the buzz of activity and revel in the surroundings with a wide range of local and organic produce for sale, pop-up cafe and bar, themed guided walks and children’s activities including hands-on pizza making, cherry tomato and spoon race! Put your palate to the test and be a judge for the best tomato variety, over 20 varieties to taste!

Where: Various venues in Sydney, NSW.
When: 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 14 – 15 February, 2014.
Cost: Free and Ticketed events.
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Corroboree Sydney 2014

Corroboree Sydney 2014

20–30 November, 2014.

Sydney’s second Corroboree festival features tours of major cultural institutions, an indigenous arts market and a film program. The largely free event will conclude with a free outdoor performance by Bangarra Dance Theatre on the Sydney Opera House forecourt, to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Australian Museum’s new exhibition Corrobborree Sydney is featuring a range of workshops and classes in conjunction with the festival, including Aboriginal Storytelling, an Education Program and a Behind the Scenes Tour.

Where: Across Sydney, NSW.
When: Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 November, 2014.
Costs: Various.
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The Planet Talks: WOMADelaide 2014

7 – 10 March, 2014

WOMADelaide is an Australian festival launched in 1992. Since then, it has become one of the nation’s favourite outdoor festivals, not only because of the unique and extraordinary music it presents, but also because of its beautiful and friendly vibe.

Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA.
When: 7–10 March.
Cost: Prices range for 4-day, 3-day and single day or night passes, see website (kids free).
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The sustainable living festival

Coffs Harbour sustainable living festival

3 – 9 November, 2013
The sustainable living festival is a celebration of all things sustainable. The festival offers workshops, presentations, performances, stalls, open days, food, children’s activities and art to inspire eco friendly living.

Where: Coffs Harbour, NSW.
When: 3 – 9 November, 2013.
Cost: Free.
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Adelaide Festival of Ideas

Adelaide Festival of Ideas

17 – 20, October 2013
The Adelaide Festival of Ideas celebrates the power of thought and plays host to avant-garde thinkers who are leaders in novel perspectives. In 2013 the Festival of Ideas will coincide with the Adelaide Film Festival to celebrate the creative ideas of the moving image.

Where: Adelaide, South Australia.
When: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 October, 2013.
The 2013 program is to be announced soon. To keep up to date click here to subscribe to their newsletter.

National Organic Week Australia

National Organic Week Australia

4 – 13 October, 2013
National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is a week of events and activities aimed toward promoting awareness of organic products and farming production systems. If you care about food safety, health, good nutrition and the environment check out NOW's website (link below) for events around your local area.

Where: Nationwide.
When: Friday 4 – Sunday 13 October, 2013.
Cost: Varies across events.
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Vivid Sydney Returns

24 May to 10 June, 2013
Vivid Sydney is returning for a fifth year as a ‘must see’ global festival boasting a greater variety of creative light, music and innovative ideas and technology. More than 60 immersive light installations and 3D projections will be featured upon Sydney Opera House sails, Customs House, Cadman’s Cottage and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). For the first time, the festival will be extended to the Darling Harbour precinct. Vivid Light will transform Darling Harbour into a spectacle of dancing water fountains, water screen projection performances and dazzling light and water shows. The Sydney Harbour Bridge will continue to be the centrepiece with a spectacular display of light every night during the festival. Vivid Sydney is an environmentally responsible event committing to low energy consumption and low carbon emissions. It is an ultimate incorporation of creativity, technology and sustainability.

Where: Sydney NSW.
When: 24 May – 10 June, 2013.
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San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Australia 2013

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Australia 2013

Tuesday 5 March - Saturday 23 March, 2013
The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival is coming to Australia, bringing with it an array of documentaries, narratives and animations from around the world that explore all aspects of our great oceans. The films vary in length from 2 minutes to an hour, and focus on topics such as conservation, wildlife, exploration, culture and sport.
The festival will be making six stops while in Australia.

Where: Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Townsville, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne
When: 5-23 March
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Byron Bay Film Festival, 2012

Byron Bay FIlm Festival 2013

Friday 1 March - Sunday 10 March, 2013
Celebrate local and international art, music and cinema at the Byron Bay Film Festival, which is screening over 200 films from more than 30 countries. Backdropped by a beautiful location, there is something to please the whole family, from documentaries, feature films, animations or short films.
The Byron Bay Film Festival, which strives to promote social, cultural and environmental awareness, features a host of environmental films, and caters to all audiences by offering both 'Adults Only' and 'Family' sessions.

Price varies depending on sessions.

Where: Byron Bay
When: Friday 1 March - Sunday 10 March
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