We’re delighted to share with our readers the workshops that our Sister organization in Brisbane will be hosting during December 2019.
In December our big event is our combined Summer Solstice, Night Market and 25th Birthday
Fri 20 December 2019 – 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
We will be celebrating 25 years and launching our Monthly Friday Night Organic Market at the Summer Solstice. Brisbane’s first Organic Street Food Market will be set in Brisbane’s much loved Northey Street City Farm. In a relaxed atmosphere among the gardens, bush tucker and fruit forests, you will be able to eat locally sourced organic food for a wholesome delicious dinner. Plenty of vegan and gluten free options will be available, including some of the finest tasting desserts you can imagine. Organic juices, smoothies, and refreshing drinks will be on offer. You will be able to purchase fresh organic fruit and veg from local organic farmers, where your money goes directly to the farmer. There will be loads of artists, healers and ethical makers to assist you in your health journey and commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.
Our family friendly, organic, community-based night market, will provide local and international entertainers, inspiring films, and meaningful presentations on ethical choices and sustainable practice. An inclusive, kids friendly space, where everybody is valued and encouraged to live sustainably. We are very excited to announce that the Vanua Fire will be performing! Vanua Fire is a fire dancing troupe hailing from Vanuatu, performing a spectacular show of fire twirling, fire breathing and acrobatics. Vanua Fire performs with specialised fire twirling equipment, to produce a high energy fire show for all ages. With over 7 years of nightly performances and tours, we are thrilled to be able to host them for a Brisbane show before they head off to Woodford!.
It’s going to be a mid-summer night to remember.
Sat, 7 December 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm
Rustic Basket Making Weaving Circle
At this Rustic Basket Making Weaving Circle you will create your own unique basket/s made from a range of natural fibres including cat’s claw, palm fibres, raffia, banana coils and cane.
You can use Rustic Baskets to hold food, mail, pot plants, treasures, pencils and paintbrushes, food harvests, jewellry, make-up, bathroom supplies and for decoration in any spot! Come make one or two in this great workshop, using a range of natural fibres and recycled materials to create a unique piece for yourself or to give as a gift to someone you love. An ancient tradition is to gift your first basket and so this workshop is a great opportunity to give a wonderful gift to a loved one for Christmas as well as make a second for yourself! Please bring your own shells, beads, recycled materials or memento’s to weave into your basket or a sturdy wooden handle if you so choose.
Desi Achilleos has worked as a community artist for over 20 years. She currently works at Northey Street City Farm and completed her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2017. She has a passion for natural fibre art, basket weaving and creating art in community settings.
Cost: $100/$85 healthcare card (all materials included for at least two baskets)