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Stringybark Festival 2017

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The Stringybark Festival is back and celebrating all things sustainable on the weekend of October 14th and 15th!

Come join in the fun at Rowville Community Centre and discover new and exciting ways to live more sustainably! Make Do Play Connect and unleash the 'maker', 'mover' and 'shaker' within!

Stringybark Festival aims to inform and empower the local community to make achievable changes in their daily lives which contribute to a more sustainable way of living.

Held from 10am to 5pm, each day will present a wonderful program of interactive activities and special events for all the family to enjoy.

Below are just some of the highlights to look forward to:

  • The Maker Space

    In the Maker Space, the community is invited into an artist facilitated 'assemblage' zone where the challenge is to resurrect, refashion and re-purpose life into the stuff we routinely discard.

  • I.C.Robotics

    This year, there will be a special focus on inventions that we use every day but often take for granted: gadgets, devices and instruments that create sound, change gravity and harness the power of magnetics. These highly interactive pods offer the audience a playful entry into the world of science and technology while simultaneously activating our imagination and creativity.

  • Giants of Knox

    Giants of Knox is an ambitious community art installation. Festivalgoers are invited into a Knox 'in miniature', a world of streets and buildings, parklands and playgrounds, intersections and carriage ways and can grab a brush, a pencil or a block of plasticine and 'make their mark' on what the future public spaces of Knox might look like. If your 'icon' is chosen, you'll be taking home a well-filled gift card and it may become the next giant artwork featured in Knox!

  • Backyard Buzz

    Meet inventors, tinkerers and makers whose 'game' is soldering, cutting, joining, grafting, measuring, building, moulding, and welding grand creations.

  • Compost Revolution

    The Compost Revolution takes the war on waste to the next level! Using interactive and hands-on learning devices, this large scale installation aims to explore the myriad ways we think about (or don't think about) the 'food stuff' we routinely throw away.

    This year's culinary exploits, dubbed Kitchen Revolution, sits hand in glove with the Compost Revolution. The kitchen warrior team will show you how to implement 'small changes' that make a 'huge difference' to the planet and to your purse.

  • Jurassic Knox

    Step back into a time when mega fauna of all shapes and sizes roamed Knox. Jurassic Knox is where archaeology and palaeontology intersect on a grand scale. Trowels, shovels, tape measures, picks and brushes all provided.

  • Wild Action

    Connect to nature through the practices, customs and rituals of the First Nations peoples. Plus investigate the rise and rise of 'urban tribal' the roots of Hip hop, breaking, up-rock, popping/locking, rap and the social/political influences on our society on the Tribal Stage.

  • Three Live Stages

    Enjoy music, dance, performance, education and entertainment.

  • Van Lifers

    Turning their backs on the mainstream and sharpening their gaze at a life of wanderlust and adventure, these crazy cats share their stories of life made on the road inside a very, very small home on wheels. Their stories of ingenuity, passion and thriftiness will amaze!

  • Fairground

    This 'low impact' ride zone is ideal for the whole family.

  • Wurundjeri Welcome to Country

    Held on Saturday 14 October at 11:30am

    Start planning your Stringybark Festival experience today! Entry is priced as follows: Adult $5, Children $2.50, Concession $4 and Family $12.

    Free entry applies to:

  • Seniors Card holder (card to be presented upon entry) - as part of Knox Seniors Festival

  • Community Bus users (token must be presented upon entry)

  • Bike Riders (a Bike Valet Service is available at the Fulham Rd entry).

    For more information on what's on and how to involved with the Stringybark Festival, please visit

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    When: 14-15 October, 10am - 5pm
    Where: Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Rd, Rowville
    Cost: Adult $5 / Children $2.50 / Concession $4 / Family $12
    Free entry applies to Seniors Card holder, Community Bus users & Bike Riders (conditions apply)
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