Yes it’s back. The return of THE VALLEY’S GOT TALENT in 2020 to our own Ecotopia Festival!!
As amazing performers in our debut year of 2019 for this incredibly fun event we want to see if you are keen to enter again, with a new and exciting act. There are only 10 places available so if you are interested apply via the link below asap to secure a place.
If you want to be in it again but don’t have your performance ready with any details, do still contact me so I can hold you a spot while you let the creative juices flow and we can fill in the info down the track.
What will be different this year is;
- No judges or scoring this year, instead we will have words of affirmation as feedback after your performance
- Every performer will get a prize as a gift of appreciation
Looking forward to hearing from you again and having some serious fun!! See the flier attached and follow this link below to apply
Sat 29th Feb 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 – $25 AUD
Come along for an evening amongst the vege’s with Formidable Vegetable Sound System!
Permaculture funk-swing for a changing world.
“So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still”- Sydney Morning Herald.
With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin’ strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.
Having planted their tendrils into every corner of the globe from Glastonbury Festival to the United Nations (who acclaimed them for “singing about the important issues of the world”), Formidable Vegetable is using their quirky brand of musical activism to de-pave the problems and grow fertile, abundant solutions in their place.
Over the years, they have become a favourite on the Australian and international festival circuits, having played at some of the biggest events in the world alongside Radiohead, Tame Impala and The Rolling Stones.
Realising that music is one of the best tools for learning and inspiring new behaviour, frontman Charlie Mgee has dedicated his musical mission in life to composing fun tunes on a ukulele about creating the kind of world we want to live in.
At any given time, Formidable Vegetable consists of Charlie Mgee on uke and vocals, Mal Webb on slide trumpet & trombone, Kylie Morrigan on violin & Winx on beets.
What is Red and Blue Gathering?
A participant run, permaculture inspired gathering focusing on establishing thriving, sustainable communities and food growing systems to prepare for a range of future scenarios we may face in the next 50 years
The gathering will host a range of workshops, discussions and events focused on the background, skills, technology, systems and cultural issues surrounding preparation for these scenarios including: Permaculture Theory, Transition, Prepping, Food Growing, Practical Skills, Community, Food Systems, Refuge Design, Trigger Points Special Preps, Speed linking for Preppers
The event is being held at ECOSS eco education center at Wesburn in the Yarra Valley.
Early bird tickets close 17th of October
Second round tickets close 18th of November
For the full program and all other information please visit the Red and Blue website https://www.redandbluegatherings.net/victoria-2019.html.
Landcare for Singles 2019 is brought to you by Yarra Ranges Landcare Network together with partners – Yarra Ranges Intrepid Landcare, Yarra Valley Ecoss & Yarra Ranges Council with funding from Australian Geographic and Melbourne Water – for which we are truly grateful!
The Event is about having fun, getting down and dirty to take part in a worthwhile environmental project and who knows, maybe meeting that special someone!
We are raising awareness of the great work Landcare does in bringing communities together to tackle environmental issues. We are providing an opportunity for people aged 18+ to take part in an outdoor event which requires a medium level of fitness.
Morning tea and lunch will be available.
Being Spring we suggest you come prepared for any weather – wet weather gear, hats, sturdy footwear-gumboots are recommended.
Bring your fancy gumboots to win a prize for the fanciest!
KickAss Climate Action #2 Kick Ass Climate Activists meet at Yarra Valley ECOSS every second Tuesdays. (Aug 13th & 27th, September 10th). All welcome to come along!
Currently they’re developing a Climate Change Art Exhibition for the ECOSS SUN FEST on September 21st 2019. They’re also mobilising a lot of local students to meet them at Lilydale Train Station before the global strike on September 20th.
Come prepared to race for your life! Come at 10am with your helmet and parent/adult/ child team to embark upon a great obstacle race in our wheelbarrow!
It’s on Again!! The famous and hilarious but serious event- Recycled Fashion Parade 2019! Themed Slow Fashion, with guest speaker. Performances including the exceptional MC skills of Hans!!!