Events

Wildlife Photographer of the Year/Natural History Museum London

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 2014

29 March – 1 June, 2014

See a showcase of the world's finest wildlife photography at the Wildlife Photographer of The Year exhibition, once again at the Australian Museum in 2014. The exhibition includes beautiful, carefully chosen images ranging from landscapes and plant life to captivating animals, which were selected from almost 50,000 entries in the international competition. This year, one of Australia's best wildlife photographers, Justin Gilligan, is featured. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.

Where: The Australian Museum, 6 College St, Sydney, NSW.
When: Saturday 29 March – Sunday 1 June, 2014.
Cost: Adult- $15; Child- $8; Family- $38 (2 adults and 2 children).
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Mudgee Wine, Food + Art in Sydney

17 – 18 May, 2014

Taste more than 150 fine wines from the Mudgee region and savour Mudgee Region and Pyrmont produce from over 50 stallholders. A deliciously free-to-attend event, there will be live entertainment, rides and art exhibitions, including a sculpture installation and the 8th Pyrmont Art Prize. Don't miss the Culture at Work’s Art Science Schools Project, where five local schools have painted more than 200 canvases with the topic of ‘Water,’ exhibited in Pirrama Park. This two-day outdoor event is part of The Pyrmont Festival – ten days of wine, food and art in Sydney.

Where: Pirrama Rd, Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW.
When: Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 May, 2014.
Cost: Free to attend!
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Food+Tech Meetup

April 15, 2014

What goes in to our body is a major determinant of our health – we really are what we eat! If you are a parent catering for healthy family diets, a foodie, a farmer, a nutritionist, a fitness fanatic or an entrepreneur, this talk will bring together experts in dietetics and entrepreneurs to talk about changing health and food trends in Australia - and what you can do about it. Hosted by HealthTechSydney, we have a night of great talks, dinner/desert and networking for you.

Where: Muru-D Accelrator, Level 6, 363 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW.
When: 6pm, Tuesday April 15, 2014.
Cost: $25, including a healthy dinner and desert (incl. veg/vegan options).
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Cedar Woods Cubby

The Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge @ MIFGS 2014

26 – 30 March, 2014

Childhood memories recreated by country’s top architects for 2014 ‘Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge’. Considered as some of Australia’s top building and architecture firms, those involved are not only competing to be ‘Best in Show’, but more importantly, they’re fighting to prove to the disadvantaged young people of Australia that they are committed to making a difference in their lives. Their innovative, ‘creativity-fostering’ cubbies will be on display in the Cubby House Village at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) from Wednesday 26 March to Sunday 30 March 2014, with the auction of the cubbies taking place at 3pm on the Sunday.

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria.
When: Wednesday 26 March – Wednesday 30 March, with the Cubby auctions taking place on the Sunday of March 30.
Cost: Adults $27.00, Children $10, Concessions $19.00, Family $55.00.
Click here to purchase tickets, and you can also click here to purchase Cubby House raffles tickets for your chance to win one of this year's cubbies!

Sydney Vegan Festival 2014

Sydney Vegan Festival + Sideshows

29 March, 2014

The inaugural Sydney Vegan Festival will feature well known vegan chefs from around the world and host a range of speakers, live music, food and market stalls across the day and night. American vegan heavy hitters Isa Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero and the notorious Vegan Black Metal Chef head up a day of cooking demonstrations and audience Q&A’s with vegan identities Maz Valcorza Pugoy, founder of Sadhana Kitchen, Sydney’s finest organic raw and living foods café, Kathy Divine and Megan Young adding to the line up.

There are also sideshows in Melbourne (Wednesday 26 March at The Corner Hotel) and Brisbane (Sunday 30 March at Crowbar, Brisbane).

Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW 18+
When: 12pm -10pm, Saturday March 29, 2014.
Cost: $49 + bf via www.factorytheatre.com.au & www.ticketek.com.au
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Iloilo

Philippines Psy Fiesta Fundraiser

14 March, 2014

The devastation of the super typhoon Haiyan is no longer in the headlines, but over 11 million people are currently rebuilding their lives in the Philippines. A collective of Filipinos on the island of Iloilo are raising money to help livelihood rehabilitation including purchasing fishing boats and seeds for an agricultural village. You're invited to join a night of psytrance in Marrickville, Sydney, and dance to help rebuild a fishing community in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan. The final amount raised will be published on this Facebook page after the event. 50 cents of each ticket sold goes towards the Red Rattler to keep the venue environmentally sustainable and viable.

Where: The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville, NSW.
When: 8:30pm, Friday 14 March, 2014.
Cost: Early bird $10 (+BF), Online $15 (+BF), $20 on the door.
Click here to buy tickets.

Lone BOSA

Conservationist talks at orangutan fundraiser

9 to 13 March, 2014
Join international orangutan conservationist, Lone Dröscher Nielsen from Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia (BOSA), as she speaks firsthand about her near 20-year journey working to rescue and rehabilitate the endangered orangutans of Borneo. As founder of BOSA's Nyaru Menteng facility – the largest orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in the world - Lone's quest to save and rehabilitate Borneo's red ape has been showcased on Animal Planet's award-winning series Orangutan Island and the BBC's Orangutan Diary series. Seats are limited, so book early!

When/Where:
Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus. 5pm – 6:30pm, Sunday March 9, 2014.
Sydney: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street. 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday March 12, 2014.
Melbourne: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT University, 360 Swanston St. 6:30pm – 9pm, Thursday March 13, 2014.
Cost: Adults $25, Children/Concession $15. All proceeds go to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

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The Planet Talks: WOMADelaide 2014

7 – 10 March, 2014

WOMADelaide is an Australian festival launched in 1992. Since then, it has become one of the nation’s favourite outdoor festivals, not only because of the unique and extraordinary music it presents, but also because of its beautiful and friendly vibe.

Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA.
When: 7–10 March.
Cost: Prices range for 4-day, 3-day and single day or night passes, see website (kids free).
Click here for more information.

Transitions Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival

15 – 23 February, 2014

Australia's largest solutions-focused sustainability film festival features international filmmakers and local sustainability leaders. See our feature about a chat with the director of Future of Energy here. This year's festival also includes a 'Cinema by Demand' weekend where four short films are on offer.

Where: Cinema Nova, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria.
When: 15-23 February, 2014
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SLF-2014

Sustainable Living Festival

8 - 23 February, 2014

The Sustainable Living Festival is in its 15th year! Taking place in Melbourne, Australia's biggest green festival aims to inspire and empower everyday Australians to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living. This event was the Winner of the City of Melbourne 2012 Award for: Contribution to Sustainability, and last year more than 200,000 people ventured there. The Festival's 'Big Weekend' event at Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne has talks, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, stalls, films and anything else your environmentally conscious brain could consider.

Where: The Square, Deakin Edge + River Terrace, Federation Square, Melbourne, Vic.
When: 8 - 23 February, 2014. Main Weekend:14 to 16 February, 2014.
Cost: Free entry (some talks & seminars are ticketed).
Click here for more information.

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