The Green Ball

February 23, 2013

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The Green Ball is Australia’s first Green Carpet Event – a glamorous celebration of sustainable food, fashion and fun, created by Melbourne’s own sustainable events company, Grassroots Productions.

This new exciting, not to be missed event takes place Saturday 23rd of February 2013, as part of the Sustainable Living Festival calendar. The Green Ball will be held in one of Melbourne’s best kept venue secrets – a stunning bluestone heritage building overlooking the Maribyrnong River, quietly nestled amongst the lush wetlands of Pipemakers Park. This unique venue also offers picturesque views towards Flemington Racecourse and the city, a mere 6km from the CBD.

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Sun Beats Down

November 24, 2012

Sun Beats Down will be Australia’s biggest ever street party powered entirely by solar energy!

The event will entail a gathering of artists, dancers, citizens and Solar Sound systems on bikes, BBQ’s, shopping trolleys, skateboards & trailers that will meet at Federation Square to celebrate music, sustainability, good people & good times.

Details: Federation Square (meeting point) & Birrarung Marr (event site) on Saturday November 24 from 2pm until 9pm.

The Sun Beats Down event is presented as part of the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Music Week Self Made Series. We thank the City of Melbourne for their support and assistance.

United Struggle – Global Justice

November 3, 2012 2:00 am 2:00 am


United Struggle -Global Justice Tour CD/DVD Launch
United Struggle Music videos and Documentaries screening from 8pm
Music from 9pm
Performing- Shoeshine Boy from Kenya
Combat Wombat

Burn City Queens
Dj So-fire
Puzzle Jumper
Saca La Mois DJ!!.. more acts to be announced
Entry $10 or $15 with CD
Free entry for those people that donated to United Struggle on Pozible .. come down and get ur free CD on the night..

Melbourne New Folk

December 31, 2011 12:00 am to January 1, 2012 5:00 am

Melbourne New Folk have opened a new warehouse space in Brunswick. The space will serve as a bit of a home for Melbourne New Folk and it features a top notch PA and light systems. It’ll be a space available for parties, gigs, shows, showcases and workshops available to all of us who have an interest in making great art for a good cause.

Melbourne New Folk are welcoming members to  join them for Armageddon High for New Years. Band’s, Dj’s, roving performers, wicked drinks, live art and those of you that want to get involved there’ll be ample space to play and get involved. 10% of all of our takings for this and all events will be going to forest activists in Victoria and Tasmania.
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Wild Things Forest Fundraiser calls for art and energy

November 4, 2011

New Folk are looking for donations of artworks and energies to auction at the Wild Things Forest Fundraiser. This festival event will be a celebration of all the hard work and incredible energy that goes into the ongoing battle to protect our forests. Artists and artisans are sought after for three main happenings at the event.

  1. A Silent Art Auction will feature as part of the festival, showing some of the amazing art that our natural world inspires. Artworks will auctioned and bids placed over the evening with a reserve price nominated by the artist. 30% of the winning bid will be returned to the artist and the remaining 70% will be donated to the ongoing campaign to protect Victoria’s native forests and to assist with the Save Sylvia Creek campaign.
  2. The Wild Things Bizarre will also be featured as a lounge space hosting lots of other random fundraising happenings. Face painters, body painters, hairdressers, tattooists and the like are also sought after for the event.
  3. The Restorative Gallery will be a healing space and is looking for healers who can give massage, reiki, shiatsu, etc to help raise funds.

Please contact New Folk or email if you have skills, energy or artwork you would like to contribute.

Sydney Greenups Drinks featuring Sustainable Design

August 2, 2011 6:00 pm

The August GreenUps theme is design. Taking the lead this month is Liane Rossler & Dave Gravina – two of Sydney’s finest sustainability thinkers.

The venue for our event is Muse Gallery, 695 Harris Street, Ultimo. The gallery is located in TAFE NSW Sydney Institute. (It’s near UTS and the ABC.)

The Gallery is holding an exhibition of historical work and designs from the Sydney Institute’s graduates in jewellery, architecture, fashion and 3D animation as part of the Sydney Design event – called ‘Sparkies, Foodies and Fashionistas’.