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Not Waste Festival

Not Waste Festival

Now that the dust has settled were starting to plan the next not waste festival and we want to know what you thought about it. Please CLICK THIS LINK to fill out our festival survey. Were very excited to be planning the next one who knows what is in store. To be a part of our mailing list email us [email protected] Thanks again everyone.

 

Not Waste Festival

Not Waste Festival

What an amazing weekend. Thanks to everyone who was involved in making it happen. All that hard work payed off it was spectacular. Friday night we had our “Possible Futures, Waste reduction Discussion Panel” which was the start of many more discussions and the fashion parade to end all fashion parades. Slow fashion never looked so good. The Tip Shop DJ finished off the night with all our favorite Tip Shop records  Saturday night Harry Jakamarra and Elwood Grey’s captivating performance is one i’m glad i was there to witness. We have some ineradicable photo’s from Carbon Element our contemporary dance night exploring the dark side of waste through dance and experimental found object music. Sunday night we had Denmark’s first showing of “Well Weathered Piano” a film by local film maker Robert Castiglione. The film explored ruin and decay of old piano’s with experimental improviser/ composer Ross Bolleter. And that’s just the night time events.

The day time Saturday and Sunday  Not Waste Bizarre and morning workshops were a hive of activity. Ali Marshal had an endless stream of people wanting to learn how to repair there bikes including one couple who just turned up on bikes to go to the library and Ali serviced there bikes while they were there. Luca Gentle’s Nurf Gun Moding workshop  was by far the most popular. At no time did i see less than 10 kids hard at it learning to dismantle, repair and modify there Nurf Guns.Rob Gulley & Brenda Conochie’s workshop 3 ways to turn Foodscraps to Fertiliser  was a great success great information that will definitly help people to better reduce waste. As always Plastic Reduction Denmark were hard at it producing more planet friendly shopping bags.

None of this could have happened without the help of Denmark Shire (who donated the use of the Civic Centre) Denmark Arts (who donated the use of thier projector and lights), Denmark Community Resource (for the use of their projector), Denmark Upcycle Collective, and Green Skills/ Denmark Tip Shop for financial support putting this event together.  Also a huge thanks to Freehand Wines and there amazing food wine and Boston Brewery’s beer. So great to be a part of such an supportive and environmentally conscious community.

Look out for more events soon.

See you there

Freehand Wines at Not Waste Festival

Freehand Wines at Not Waste Festival

So many things to see and do at this years festival but don’t worry you won’t starve! Freehand Wines have got you covered with an amazing selection from their Mexican menu. That’s not all though, yes of course you can purchase their incredible selection of natural wines plus a selection of beer from Boston Brewing Co. A bar and food all weekend at the festival! You wont need to leave at all because you don’t want to miss a thing! See you there!

Not Waste Bizarre

Not Waste Bizarre

Come and enjoy the best of Denmark’s Up-cycling, Reuse, Repair. Gain some skills! Be inspired. Admire or even purchase some of the incredible art and craft on display. Or kick back and enjoy some food or drink. Freehand wines have a beautiful selection of wines for sale (and full sized glasses) while you listen to some music. Saturday at 1pm Digg’n the Jig will play an unplugged set and Sunday 2pm Leif Lebbing will perform some of his classic tunes. There is something for everyone and amazingly entry is free.
Carbon Element

Carbon Element

Denmark is known for it’s amazing contemporary dance performances and this night will not fall short of that. Three world class Denmark dancers will explore the darker side of waste! 6th April, 9pm, Denmark Civic Centre,$15 Waged $10 Unwaged

Annette Carmichael (barely off the plane from a U.K. project) in collaboration with Circular Box (James Gentle, Jex Von Kobra, Ruth Maddren, Jennie Newman, John Briggs) and projection artist Tim Dunn will blow your mind. The group will explore the unseen world the inner workings of the things we surround our selves with in our every day lives.  The dark moody projection sets the scene Circular Box’s Intonarumori  start to grind/screech/plink/howl away taking you to another world. Then enter Annette enters it all drops back and well the rest is for you to see for yourself!

Plastic Fish from the amazing mind of Nari lee’s is a multi dimensional projection/ dance piece looking at our obsession with plastic’s effect on the ocean and ocean inhabitants. We are all having to look very carefully at the things we purchase what will happen at the end of theses products life. This powerful works is yet another reminder that we need to change and fast.

Sumer Addy(Dancer) with experimental musicians James Gentle Mark Gretton dig deep into the piles left by fast fashion. Every day huge amounts of clothing that is perfectly good goes into landfill. It’s time to stop! There is enough clothing on the planet at the moment to keep us going for a long long time