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The Newcastle Fair Share Festival is On Again!

When: 9 — 11 March 2012, starting on the evening of March 9
Where: Hamilton Public School, corner of Tudor Steet and Steel Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Theme: "Transitioning to connected communities, localised fair economies and sustainable lifestyles."

Please put this event in your diaries, and ‘like’ us at!/FairShareFestival

In this second and expanded festival we will explore issues related to social justice, sustainability, innovative social enterprises and strong resilient communities through panel discussions, interactive workshops, and engaging debates.


Friday night, 9 March, 6.30 – 9.30pm hosted in partnership with One Just World

Can we tackle global poverty through sustained economic growth? What are the alternatives? Join us for an exciting Q&A panel debate on this issue with expert panelists including Daniel Ben Ami, author of Ferraris for All and Cheryl Kernot, Director of Social Business at the Centre of Social Impact UNSW.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March

The keynote speaker is Dr Shann Turnbull, Principal of the International Institute for Self-governance, an expert on fairer organisations and building financially stable communities.

There will be great entertainment including music and magic and stalls with interesting food options.

It will feature workshops and presentations on sustainable living; community and school gardens; workers’ cooperatives; permaculture beyond the garden; asset-based community development; spirituality & sustainability; kid’s drama workshop; sculpture building; on-line social activism for youth; build a pedal-powered sound system; an Ideas Expo to showcase great ideas and projects emerging in our community that are an innovative response to the present day challenges.

For more information or to find out how to get involved see our website at: or ring Graeme Stuart on 4921 7241.

The Fair Share Festival is presented by Transition Newcastle in partnership with Hamilton Public School, the Family Action Centre (University of Newcastle), Permaculture Hunter and One Just World, with source funding from Uniting Care Ageing (Hunter, Central Coast and New England). Our key sponsors are the Newcastle Herald, the Hamilton Business Improvement Association, Hunter United and YellowEdge.

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