The Woytopia sustainable dwelling pageant is about to return greater and higher than ever on Sunday, October 30.
Woytopia is the Central Coast’s largest inexperienced occasion, with inexperienced dwelling talks and a big “eco-market”.
Nevertheless it’s not only for Greenies; it features a packed line-up of dwell music, children’ leisure, meals stalls and extra.
Heading an thrilling music stage this 12 months can be up-and-coming Sydney/Central Coast indie-pop quartet Jet Metropolis Sports activities Membership.
They are going to be supported by native soul six-piece Rosie and the Quest, politico-punk-pop from GI Jane and Kirsty Bolton’s cool soul-jazz.
For teenagers, there can be a heap of enjoyable actions, together with Roundabout Circus, the colorful CrudMuffins’ artwork tent, soccer, a retro video games house, drumming with Drumbala and drawing workshops with main kids’s illustrator Sami Bayly.
There can be all-day storytelling for littlies, and the children’ enjoyable culminates in a wonderful silent disco occasion within the afternoon.
Again on the inexperienced facet of issues, Woytopia will characteristic talks on such subjects as conserving chickens and bees, permaculture, solar energy and energy-saving – all extra related than ever as power and meals costs soar – in addition to stalls by Walkabout Wildlife Park and Jake Cassar’s Wild Plant Present.
Tim Selwyn from Girri Girra Aboriginal Experiences and Tracey Howie from Guringai Tribal Hyperlink will share native Indigenous views, whereas famend environmentalist John Seed will take festivalgoers on a journey to Deep Ecology.
“We need to give individuals an opportunity to discover sustainable dwelling and join with native inexperienced teams,” occasion co-organiser, Mark Mann, mentioned.
“However importantly, we additionally need to make sure that it’s an important family-friendly day trip.
A brand new factor at Woytopia this 12 months would be the Wellness Area, that includes free meditation, yoga, qi gong and tai chi classes.
The pageant’s eco-market will characteristic a variety of stalls together with clothes, jewelry, bodycare, meals and homewares.
There may even be a collection of meals stalls with cuisines from around the globe in addition to espresso, gelato and candy treats.
“We’ve obtained greater than 60 stalls this 12 months so our market goes to have one thing for everybody, from sourdough bread to solar energy,” Mann mentioned.
“We go to a number of bother to trace down stalls that match the inexperienced theme of the pageant – as an example, merchandise which are natural, chemical-free, ethically and sustainably sourced – which makes it a bit of completely different to different markets.”
Mann mentioned the pageant can also be an opportunity to see some renewable energy in motion, with a solar-powered sound system, a photo voltaic cooking demonstration and a bicycle-powered cinema, which can be exhibiting Damon Gameau’s inspiring Regenerating Australia.
Woytopia is organised by the Peninsula Atmosphere Group.
It’s held each second 12 months and has been operating since 2010, though the 2020 occasion was cancelled on account of COVID-19.
Entry is free with an non-compulsory door donation).
No canine are allowed on account of faculty rules.
Woytopia can be held within the grounds of Woy Woy South Public Faculty, on Sunday, October 30, from 9am-4pm.
See full program particulars on-line at woytopia.org.
Supply: Media launch and interview , Oct 17, 2022, Peninsula Atmosphere Group