'In the Hothouse' - The 2009 Melbourne Social Forum

Friday 17th April - Sunday 19th: at Vic Uni & CERES Environmental Park.

Speakers, workshops, stalls, live music, childrens entertainment & more. A celebration of music, art, craft, dance, films and food with an exploration of the environmental and social challenges that exist in our own backyards and around the world. 

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th April - Vic Uni and CERES

The 'In the Hot-House' festival combines the celebration of music, art, craft, dance, films and food with an exploration of the environmental and social challenges that exist in our own backyards and around the world.  Learn how to take action on climate change as some of the best of Melbourne's environmental and community groups show you 'What you can do' and present alternatives perspectives on the crises facing us today.

Festival Launch – Public Speakers forum
Friday 17th April, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm Room 11.01 (11th Floor)
Victoria University City Campus, 300 Flinders St

The Festival opens with a public forum led by engaging and passionate speakers to open the mind, warm the spirit and give us hope of a better tomorrow with positive solutions to climate change. Entry $2

Speakers discuss responses to climate change and ‘what you can do’:
•    Tanya Ha - Television presenter, environmentalist and
successful green lifestyle writer
•    David Spratt - Co-author of Climate Code Red, co-founder of
Carbon Equity
•    Kirsten Larsen - Victoria Eco Innovation Labs policy
research manager
•    Mosese Waqa – Pacific Islands Network

Weekend Hot-House Festival
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th 10.00am – 5pm : CERES Environmental Park. Cnr Roberts & Stewart st, East Brunswick

Festival Highlights Include:
•    Music from The Conch, Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde, Radiant City and more.
•    30 Workshops  on a wide variety of subjects from environmental issues, climate change solutions, radical craft, alternative thought, green renting, Slow living and activism.
•    30 Community stalls to inform and educate
•    Collaborative art projects across the site including Photography, Sculpture and Found Art with contributions from the 'Outsiders Guide', Sudeep, Ero, Peter Hutchinson
•    'Voices of our Future' schools drama performance
•    Children’s Clown, face painting and kids workshops
•    Food and drink, Good brew ber bike.
•    Environmental short Film night (6.30pm, Sat 18th)

Tickets at gate: One day concession $5.00 / Full $10, Two days concession $10 / Full $15, Film night $2

If you want to step up and be a part of this exciting event, then drop us
a line, we'd love to hear from you.  Volunteer, run a stall, hold a workshop. 

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More info & full program: www.melbournesocialforum.org or call 0403 440 996