LIVING EARTH FESTIVAL – Sunday 1st September, Father’s Day @ Mullumbimby Community Gardens 10am – 10pm
What is Living Earth without kids? Empty! Lifeless! Futureless! In addition to the vast all day program of of lifestyle/gardening/community solutions, The LIVING EARTH FESTIVAL has engaged Donna Grey of Green Gene Kids to create a genre-bending, experiential, educational and creative program, for kids of all ages at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens.
“The Community Garden is an ideal playform! Money raised from this festival will go towards building a complete outdoor education centre for the entire community, something that will catapult the gardens into the next level of educating our sustainable children and community in the future,” explains Donna, who’s incorporated meaningful and fun kids’ activities at a number of festivals.
All around the garden, from 10am – 6pm there’ll be: Father’s Day Gift Making, Roundabout Theatre’s – The Slow Show, ‘Helix the Snail’, Elfin and Zephyr- beautiful ME face painting creations and Elfin’s- The Magical Butterfly, Shorty Brown- Circus Arts, Fun and Play, Mr Recycle- construction with recycled materials (bring clean old stuff to recycle!) plus puppetry and a character show,
Creative Arts and Healing Clay Corner, Tight Rope Walking, Bamboo Cubby Construction, Family Treasure Hunt, not to mention healthy eats for all tastes.
From noon until 5pm, some of the don’t miss workshops for kids will be: Growing Fun with ABC TV’s Costa Giorgiadis, Alison Drover’s- Fork in the Field, Living Foods, Donna Grey’s infamous ‘Green Smoothies’ helping children transition from processed to living foods, some wild banging, I mean drumming on things with national treasure Greg Sheehan in a session of Percussion and Live Sound, Rainbow Eagle’s Interactive Indigenous Story Telling, and Ljudan Michaelis’ Free Form Dance / Indigenous Connections.
The Living Earth Festival expands into the Mullum Skate Park for the 7th annual RUKKUS SKATE COMP. BYO skateboard; entry fee is $5 (meal included), and check out the non-stop action. With six age divisions, pro skateboarder judges, and prizes and giveaways in each category, register from 10am-12 noon to have a go.
And at 7pm in the Skate Park, there’ll be an open air screening of the dazzling Cirque du Soleil/James Cameron film ‘Worlds Away”. Bring a blanket, your camp chairs, and a hamper from the Community Garden. Support for this nationally recognised event comes from the generosity of the Byron Shire Council, Byron Bay Skateboard Coaching, Mullumbimby Youth Recreational Facility, and funds raised from the barbie on site go towards the construction of a shelter and seating for the busy Skate Park. For further info on this, please contact Rangimarie on 0431854037.
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