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Your ultimate guide to Living Smart Festival 2018

Saturday 22 September from 8am till 2pm at Speers Point Park!

Lake Macquarie’s largest sustainability event returns to Speers Point Park this September and we’ve got all the info you need to make the most of the event.

Living Smart Festival 2018

DATE: Saturday 22 September, 8am-2pm
VENUE: Speers Point Park

Craig Reucassel’s War On Waste

Special presenter, Craig Reucassel will bring his War On Waste message to Lake Macquarie as he headlines the annual festival. The founding member of the satirical group, The Chaser, won a Logie Award earlier this month for his ground-breaking three-part War on Waste series, which prompted nationwide action to reduce reliance on plastic bags, disposable coffee cups and other single-use items. Reucassel will give two presentations during the event.

Free yoga classes

We’ll be kicking off this year’s Living Smart Festival with a free morning yoga class in the park. The class will be run by Yogic Wisdom and is suitable for all skill levels, from complete newbies to experienced yogis. There will also be targeted kids’ and seniors’ yoga classes throughout the day. Bring your friends along for the perfect start to the day and then stick around to enjoy the largest sustainability festival in Lake Mac.

Lost trades

The Living Smart Festival is bringing together the lost trades and craftspeople who continue to create beautiful artisan goods by hand. Come along to the Festival to see these talented career artisans including blacksmiths, spinners and weavers, ceramicists, candle makers, demonstrating their trades.

Raid My Wardrobe

The region’s favourite pre-loved fashion event, Raid My Wardrobe, is returning to the Living Smart Festival for a special pop-up event! An exclusive collection of 15 pre-loved fashion stalls will feature at this special pop-up event in the Heritage Shed at Speers Point Park. Be inspired with fashion tips that refresh and reinvent your wardrobe, save you money and are kind to the environment!

A day of family fun

Here’s a list of other great things to see, do and experience during the Living Smart Festival on Saturday 22 September.

Tiny house exhibition
Electric vehicle display from Tesla
Native plant giveaway
Sustainable cooking demonstrations with Reece Hignell from Masterchef, The Sourdough Baker and Wholefood Family
Repair cafes
Schools garden bed competition
Live music
Kids’ activities including designated nature play area
Farmers markets

Free transport / Getting there

Ditch the car and enjoy the free transport options to and from the festival, including buses from Croudace Bay and Toronto, as well as park-and-ride shuttles from the Council Depot building. There will also be free valet parking for your bike, scooter, skateboard, and also for your canoe, kayak or SUP if you are coming by water!

Whether you want to be more sustainable at home, create ethically-produced meals for your family, revamp your wardrobe with pre-loved pieces, or just enjoy a fun day out with the family, the Living Smart Festival is for you.

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Written by Newcastle Live

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