Fair Share Festival 2012

Transitioning to a connected community;
a localised fair economy; a sustainable lifestyle

At the Hamilton Public School (Newcastle)
Friday 9 March to Sunday 11 March 2012.

The second and expanded Newcastle Fair Share Festival is your opportunity to meet with people passionate about social justice, innovative social enterprises and strong resilient communities. The festival combines speakers, workshops, music, stalls and exhibitions which will inspire, motivate and inform.

The themes of the festival are:

  1. Connected communities
  2. Localised fair economies
  3. Sustainable lifestyles

Would you like to help make it happen?

We are looking for suggestions of inspiring speakers and workshop presenters; people who have skills or experience they are happy to share; and other offers of help. Please let us know if you can help with:

  1. Suggesting speakers or workshops
  2. Presenting a paper or workshop around one of our themes
  3. Providing music, entertainment or art works
  4. Running a stall
  5. Sponsoring the festival
  6. Offering specialist skills that could help us (e.g. graphic design, promotion)
  7. Planning and organising the festival
  8. Volunteering on the day.

You can download more information and an expression of interest form here.

The Fair Share Festival is being organised by Transition Newcastle in partnership with the Hamilton Public School, the Family Action Centre (University of Newcastle) and Permaculture Hunter.

We gratefully acknoweldge our sponsors: UnitingCare Ageing (Hunter, Central Coast and New England), the Newcastle Herald and Hamilton Business Improvement Association. Others are welcome to join us.


About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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