The Castlemaine Town Hall will be buzzing on Saturday September 26th. Former Australian of the Year and leading advocate for action on climate change, Professor Tim Flannery, will be speaking and answering questions, local band, the Seducaphones will be entertaining and Growing Abundance will be providing a tasty dinner.
There will also be a buzz of a different kind. The speech and Q&A will be broadcast live over the internet, via popular websites.
Tim Flannery, who is Chief Councillor at the Climate Council, will argue that Australia is ideally positioned to transition towards a decarbonised economy, aided by the growth of Australia’s renewable energy sector. He will provide an update on the latest climate science, as well as outlining the current impacts of climate change in Australia.
Before and after Professor Flannery’s talk, there will be live music – with a Balkan funk vibe – from local sensation, the Seduceaphones. For those purchasing tickets downstairs, there will also be a light evening meal using locally-sourced produce prepared by Castlemaine’s, Growing Abundance.
We are thrilled that Tim Flannery has agreed to come to Castlemaine. He is arguably Australia’s leading protagonist for action on climate change. This event is sure to provoke, stimulate and inspire, said Jo Kaptein, Project Officer at the Hub Foundation, the not-for-profit organisers of the event.
We have tried to keep ticket prices affordable so as many people as possible can come. Prices start at $22 for concession ticket in the balcony with the top price of $45 for adults in the downstairs area which includes a delicious, light meal. To keep ticket prices reasonable, we are seeking sponsorship and support from private individuals. To find out more, please contact me for details, said Kaptein.
Profits from the evening will go to local organisations involved in tackling climate change as well as the Climate Council.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.mash.org.au and, from Tuesday 4 August, at Castlemaine Central Wine Store, 36 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine.
The Hub Foundation is pleased to have the following partners supporting this event: Mount Alexander Shire Council, Mount Alexander Sustainability Group and Universal Power and Light.