CAN is pleased to promote Transition Newcastle's Fair Share Festival - 10 & 12-13 November!
In this email, forwarded from TN, you will find:
- The draft program and the latest flyer
- Information about a crowd funding campaign for the Tiny House and the Festival
- Details of our screening of The True Cost
- Information about the Upcycled Fashion Parade
- A call for volunteers
- Initial information about the upcycling workshops
- Details of a giant clothing and book swap
- Some ways to get involved Fair Share Festival
You can find a draft program here, so you can start planning (and thinking about when you might be able to volunteer!) We're hoping to attract a large audience so any help you can give us with promotion would be great. Our latest flyer is available online here, but we will soon have a paper version. Please contact us (
) if you can help distribute flyers to shops, cafes, libraries etc.
Transition Newcastle will be posting regular updates on the Fair Share Festival Facebook Page, the Fair Share Festival Webpage, and the Transition Newcastle FB page.
Crowd funding for the Tiny House and the Fair Share Festival
After considering seeking corporate sponsorship, we decided it didn't sit comfortably with the festival theme so we have decided to try crowdfunding. While the focus is the Tiny House, the funds will also help us run the festival. You can either donate through our page on MyCause, or you can contact us (
) to request details of how to make a direct deposit. We are hoping to raise at least $2000 and so far received a bit over $1000 (mostly through direct donations), so any support would be greatly appreciated.
They have started some preliminary work. Check out the great door they've started (at the end of the email). Does anyone have any used old-style hinges or locks they can use?
Screening of The True Cost
To open the Festival we are showing The True Cost (7:30 pm Thursday 10 November at Newcastle Museum). It is a compelling and confronting documentary on the impacts of our fast fashion world.
After the movie Jane Milburn (who will be speaking and running workshops at the Festival) will help us reflect on our responses to the issues raised.
You can see a trailer of the documentary athttps://youtu.be/OaGp5_Sfbss
If you want to help promote it, we've created a facebook event and there are details on the Transition Newcastle website
Upcycled fashion parade
Our last event of the festival will be the Upcycled fashion Parade on Sunday afternoon. As well as a range of locally produced upcycled clothing, we are excited to have Jane Milburn presenting some of the national Slow Clothing Project garments.
Do you have any upcycled garments you would like to submit for showing in the parade? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We'd also like to hear from people who could to help us with this event, such as modelling and helping dress models. Email us on
or ring Cathy (0411 434 013)
Can you help by Volunteering at the festival?
- We are looking for people to assist with:
- Staffing the info and volunteers table (1.5 hr time slots)
- Receiving and sorting goods for the clothing and book swap (1.5hr time time slots)
- Helping with sewing (hand or machine) at the sewing lounge and upcycle cafe (run in conjunction with the clothing swap on Saturday afternoon)
- Setting up and packing up for various sessions/events, especially clothing and book swap, Saturday night Community Music Jam session, Sunday afternoon Upcycled fashion parade, and at the end of the festival - Sunday 3.30pm.
- Modelling or assisting with dressing at the Upcycled Fashion parade (Sunday afternoon)
If you would like to volunteer, you can ring Erika on 0400 849 361 or Cathy on 0411 434 013, or email
and tell us what you'd like to do and when you're available
We are offering a range of upcycling workshops on both Saturday and Sunday. Some are free and there is a small cost for others - well below market value. Details will soon be on the website for part payment in LETS Mollys also.
We will soon be taking bookings for these workshops, as they will have limited places. Watch for details
Giant Clothing and Book Swap - Saturday afternoon
Bring your good quality, clean clothing and books (up to 10 items in total), trade them for tokens, then come swapping! You can drop off your clothing and books and receive your tokens at the hall from 9:30 am till 3 pm, with the Swap shop open from 2 - 5 pm. Items left over after the swap will be donated to charity, or upcycled in one of our workshops. From 4 pm, all items will also be available for purchase with a minimum gold coin donation (if you've run out of tokens!)
As you can see, a lot is happening over the Festival. We hope you will consider participating in some way. Options include:
- Sign up for a workshop
- Create a garment for the upcycled fashion parade
- Swap clothing & books
- Join the music jam session
- Listen & join in panel discussions
- Help spread the word
We hope to see you there