The Cruelty Free Festival is set to delight all who love animals and showcases groups giving voice to animals, alongside those who advocate vegan and cruelty free living. You'll find lots of inspiration and options at the festival which is being held on Sunday 11 November 2018 from 10am to 5pm at The Venue Alexandria, 55 Doody St, Alexandria.
With a huge range of stall holders, find delicious food and drink stalls, cruelty free merchandise, animal advocacy and rescue groups, groundbreaking documentary film screenings (Kangaroo and Dominion), Directors' Q&A sessions, kids animal activities corner, major raffle prizes, DJs and more, get your $5 tickets here online, or $10 at the door. Children under 12 go free. You're strongly encouraged to book online as not only is it cheaper, but the queue for online ticket holders will be significantly smaller on the day than the on-door ticket sales line.
Book your ticket online by Friday 19 October to go in the draw for your chance to win a CFF 2018 t-shirt and tote bag, and be the very first person IN THE WORLD to secure the brand new design merchandise package!
Kangaroo is a groundbreaking film that reveals the truth surrounding Australia's love-hate relationship with its beloved icon that is proudly displayed, yet considered as pests to be shot by some and sold for profit. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with writer/director Mick Mcintyre, facilitated by actress and passionate vegan advocate Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood.
Dominion exposes the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden and handheld cameras. It explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with writer/director Chris Delforce, facilitated by animal activist and clinical psychologist Apoorva Madan.
The Children's Activities Corner is where families and children can relax and have fun. There'll be animal themed activities for the kids with a target age group of 5-12 years, but younger children (accompanied by an adult) and older kids are welcome too. A limit of 10-15 children exists in the workshop area. Stay tuned and updated for more details on the activities that'll be running on the day via the Facbeook and event page and its discussion section. Same goes for the Monster Raffle for details closer to time.
One of the features of the festival is a digital exhibition display of photography by Veronica Rios. Raised a vegetarian and later turning vegan, find her beautiful work, The Forgotten Photography on the large screen at the DJ booth. It features the photos she's taken of animal victims to agriculture.
DJs Milky T and Stevie Dub will be providing entertainment of the musical kind throughout the day, with a focus on smooth, chilled tunes that'll add a whole other level to the awesome CFF atmosphere. Milky T hails from Sydney's inner west and plays a selection of sexy vintage vinyl that ranges from 50s to 70s, spanning RnB, garage, psych-rock, soul, funk, rockabilly, mod and surf rock. Stevie Dub is a reggae aficionado and plays a mix of soul, funk, reggae, RnB and Calypso.
If you'd like to VOLUNTEER, they need your help. Get involved and help to make this event even better than last year. There's a variety of roles available, and you can message to find out more via the Facebook page, or apply online.