Fair Share Festival Program

The Fair Share Festival 2016 Program

fsf-2016-programWe have an exciting program for this year’s Fair Share Festival and hope you find it informative, enjoyable and maybe even challenging. Click on the links to discover more about the individual sessions.

You can also download program with a venue map.

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Thursday 10 November at Newcastle Museum

7:30 – 10:00 pm screening of The True Cost (a story about clothing) followed by discussion with Jane Milburn (part of the National Slow Clothing movement)

Saturday 12 November at Hamilton Public School

09:30-10:30Main HallOpeningWelcome to Country, opening, and members of Ukastle Ukestra.
10:30-11:30Main HallPresentationFast fashion, slow clothing (Jane Milburn)
10:30-12:00Marquee 1 (M1)Panel discussionFood waste & what can we do about it
10:30-11:30Marquee 2 (M2)Interactive workshopChange making – how to think outside the square (Bonnie McBain)
10:30-12:30Workshop 2 (W2)Interactive workshopCreating time for a fair and sustainable life (Tricia Hogbin)
10:30-3:30Front of main hallKids activityKids creative workshop (David Sivyer)
10:30--5:00PlaygroundOther eventBuilding a tiny house
10:30-12:30Grassed areaKids activityGround based circus activites for kids - and adults (Circus Avalon)
10:30-12:00School gardenWorkshopComposting workshop (Mark Brown)
11:00-4:00Front of main hallUpcycling workshopTiny House Project workshop
11:30-12:30Main HallPresentationDe-growth economy and well-being (Shann Turnbull)
11:30-1:00Shade sailsUpcycling workshopMosaics workshop - part 1 (Angie Parkes)*
11:30-1:00Marquee 2 (M2)Panel discussionParenting in a consumer world
12.30-5:00Main HallOther eventMoon Fun interactive computer game
12:00-3:00Workshop 1 (W1)Upcycling workshopBeginner textile upcycling (Jane Milburn)*
12:30-1:30Marquee 1 (M1)EntertainmentMatthew Clarke (from Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar)
1:00-1:30Marquee 2 (M2)PresentationJobs, growth...and sustainability? Exploring approaches to some difficult questions (Caroline Veldhuizen)
1:00-3:00Workshop 2 (W2)WorkshopEating without consuming (the planet) (Kate Beveridge and Mark Brown)
1:30-2:00Marquee 2 (M2)PresentationManaging waste (Samantha Cross)
1:30-3:00Marquee 1 (M1)Panel discussionBuilding community for sustainability
2:00-5:00Main HallOther eventGiant clothing and book swap
2:00-5:00Main HallOther eventSewing lounge and upcycle café
2:30-3:30School gardenWorkshopNo dig gardening (Brett Thompson)
3:00-3:30Marquee 2 (M2)PresentationSustainable hairdressing (Lou Day)
3:00-3:30Shade sailsUpcycling workshopMosaics workshop - part 2 (Angie Parkes)*
3:00-5:00Workshop 1 (W1)Upcycling workshopVintage ceramic jewellery (Fee Madigan)*
3:30-5:00Marquee 1 (M1)Upcycling workshopGuitar making from junk (Garry Petrisic)*
3:30-5:00Marquee 2 (M2)Panel discussionUrban farming
5:30-6:30 BBQ
6:00-8:30 Music
Main HallEntertainmentFestival Shindig

* Booking required

There will also be

  • Stalls, food for sale and refreshments
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Moon Fun interactive computer game
  • Screenings of some interesting documentaries

Sunday 13 November at Hamilton Public School

10.00-1.00Workshop 1 (W1)Upcycling workshopIntermediate textile upcycling (Jane Milburn)*
10.00-1.00Marquee 2 (M2)Upcycling workshopRe-upholstery (Art Mania Studio)* Day 1 of 2 days
10.00-2.00Marquee 1 (M1)Upcycling workshopPallet upcycling (David Sivyer)*
10.00-2.00PlaygroundOther eventTiny House Project
10.00-2.00Front of main hallUpcycling workshopTiny House Project workshop
11.00-1.00Main HallPublic forumCreating an Ecology centre for Newcastle
2.00-3.30Main HallOther eventUpcycled fashion parade

* Booking required

There will also be stalls, food for sale and refreshments