ART – Town 2016
2-3rd April, 9-10th April, 11am-3pm
Returning to Melbourne for its seventh year, ART Town is a creative, live art-making event that is not to be missed. Over two weekends in April, diverse artists will be working to produce art in public spaces around the Chapel Street Precinct and visitors are encouraged to be involved with this unique celebration of art. There will be painters, sketchers, photographers and illustrators around Chapel Street Windsor, Prahran, South Yarra, Greville Village and Grattan Gardens. If you can’t make it to the live days, visit the official ART-TOWN exhibition which will house the completed works at Chapel Off Chapel from 26th April – 14th May. More info here!
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story Screening
Monday 4th April, 6:30-8:30pm
In partnership with the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, come and learn about the damaging effects of food wastage in the screening of this award winning documentary. For 6 months, filmmakers Jen and Grant stopped grocery shopping and survived solely on discarded food in an effort to highlight the current approach to food and waste. The film draws on chefs, environmentalists, food production experts and farmers to provide an entertaining look at a topic that is often overlooked. More info here!
Party for Change – Climate Change Crowdfunder Launch Event
Thursday 7th April, 6:30-11pm
Bar of Bengal – 212A Whitehall Street, Yarraville, VIC 3013, Australia
When a group of passionate young people with an idea come together, the possibilities can be endless and Climate for Change are an amazing example of this. Having started out as a few people interested in climate change, they’ve grown into a group of 40 volunteers and 1 staff member campaigning to shift social attitudes towards climate change. Over the month of April, they’ll be crowdfunding to get their program off the ground, and are kick-starting their campaign with a huge party. If you care about the future of the planet and want to be involved, head along for a night of music, great food and amazing speakers. Tickets are free here!
Just One Day
Just One Day is a campaign that asks primary school students and their families to live simply for one day, to experience what it is like to go without basic necessities and raise money for education in developing countries. It involves eating simple foods, limiting water consumption and going without electronic devices, while raising money that will help poor children continue their education. Get a team together, choose a date between April 18 and 29 and be prepared to gain a small insight into how difficult living in poverty can be. More info here!