Melbourne Social Forum

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. April 17 - 19.

Festival Launch
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

Indigenous community member, Adam Frogley will perform a Welcome to Country and the charismatic Gilbert Rochecouste from Village Well will introduce our speakers.  Speakers include:

Look at our Friday program to learn more about the speakers, topics and Friday night opening. 
Free give-aways - 'The Slow Guide to Melbourne'.  Please BYO water or cup to help us out.     

Vic Uni Location: Melways Map 43 H9,  Google Map & Parking.  Short walk from Flinders Street Station. Please BYO water or cup to help us out.

Weekend Festival
Saturday 18th April 10 am - 9 pm & Sunday 19th 10 am - 5.30 pm
CERES Community Environmental Park, Cnr Roberts & Stewart st, East Brunswick

The
festival program continues at the picturesque and inspiring CERES
Environmental Park. The program is busting at the seams and consists of
art, music, workshops, food, drink, films, children's entertainment and
much more including the premiere performance collaborative performance
project with two Moreland based schools, Voices of our Future. See Full weekend program details.

Festival Highlights Include:

  • Music from The Conch, Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde, Ainslie Wills, Radiant City, Lady Lash & MzRizk and more.
  • Collaborative
    art projects across the site including Photography, Sculpture and Found
    Art with contributions from the 'Outsiders Guide', Sudeep, Ero, Peter
    Hutchinson and spoken word by Geoff Lemon
  • 'Voices of our Future' schools drama performance
  • Children’s Clown, face painting and kids workshops
  • Food and drink from local and sustainable companies, including the infamous Good Brew beer bike
  • Workshops on a wide variety of subjects from environmental issues, open
    source technology, radical craft, alternative thought, green renting,
    Slow living and activism. Run a workshop or see list of workshops.
  • Community stalls to inform and educate. Apply for a stall or view confirmed stalls
  • 'Voices of the planet' Film night showcasing short films on environmental and social issues (6.30pm, Sat 18th)

Tickets at gate: One day concession $5.00 / Full $10, Two days concession $10 / Full $15, Under 18 free entry,  Film night $2
First 50 through to purchase ticket receive Free No Sweat Shop tote bag and Renew magazine.

CERES Location: Melways Map 30 B-7,  Google Map, Public Transport Tram 96 Bus 503 & bike, & Parking only at Cretan Brotherhood Car Park on cnr Stewart & Nicholson St.