- Sat, Nov 18, 2017 07:30 AM
27 Munda Street
Latitude: -33.93, Longitude: 151.246
Less forgotten than unused, it's time to relearn some of those ageless skills like making your old furniture look like new again, making your own personal care products, learning the fine art of fermenting and learning the organic gardening art of pest management. The idea for these types of festivals was inspired by Mark Boyle's book 'The Moneyless Man'. In doing this Mark rediscovered some of those forgotten-but-not-lost skills that enabled him to live his year moneyless. Now, you too can learn them at the Festival of Forgotten Skills. At the same time we're celebrating National Recycling Week and we'd like you to celebrate it with us... by recycling some of the unused stuff you have gathering dust at home... you know... those things about which you say "I'll have to get rid of that someday... other people will find a use for it". So, dust it off, wash it if it is clothing, and bring it along to our Big Aussie Swap Party and exchange it for something that won't sit around gathering dust. Bring up to 3 good quality, clean items to swap like CD's, books, clothes, toys and homewares — things that you can carry easily to the Swap. No electrical or large items please. Here's what's on... Festival of Forgotten Skills workshops, kids activities and Swap Party... Bookings essential — when you book, choose one workshop at the 2:15 timeslot and one workshop at the 4:15 timeslot from the list. FESTIVAL OF FORGOTTEN SKILLS WORKSHOPSArrive 2:00pm — workshops run from 2:15pm to 3:15pm — 1 hour DIY personal care products with Tina Demetriou DIY renewing old furniture with upholsters, Green Staples DIY garden organic pest managment with horticultural scientist, Jon Kingston in the Permaculture Interpretive Garden DIY basic furniture restoration demo eg vanishing, waxing etc with The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre DIY fermenting demonstration with Cultured Artisan DIY kids activities with community artist, Karen Weiss and Emma Daniell (children must be accompanied by a parent or carer) BIG AUSSIE SWAP PARTY — 3:30 to 3:50pm 3:30pm REGISTER your items for the swap party Bring up to 3 good quality, clean items to swap — CDs, books, clothes, toys and homewares...whatever you can carry. No electrical or large items please Leave your items for swapping at the registration table in exchange for a token. Take a look around at what other people have brought to swap and then, at 4.00, the swap happens and off you go with an armful of pre-loved, incredibly useful—even beautiful—things. Want to know how the swap works? Watch Planet Ark's swap party video at http://youtube/Hqo8Zwku1C8 3:40pm CLOSE Registering your swap items3:40pm BEGIN Big Aussie Swap Party3:50pm CLOSE OF Big Aussie Swap Party AFTERNOON TEA — 3:50 to 4:10pm FESTIVAL OF FORGOTTEN SKILLS WORKSHOPS4:15pm to 5:15pm Workshops above repeated.