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September 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Festival of Resilience kicks off with a fun, free community event celebrating resilience and showcasing local, practical approaches to sustainability, climate action and caring for country. Performances, talks, art, music. All welcome!

Starting from 11am at Carrington Place performers include:

  • Aria winner Mic Conway, better known from the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. Bring along a junk band instrument to join in!
  • Amelie Ecology whose songs will excite and inform on all things ecology and ‘Bee-related’.
  • Emily Cooper from Hands Heart & Feet will be running a drumming workshop at 1pm
  • The Climate Action Superheroes will be mingling with the crowd to entertain and encourage everyday actions to protect our precious planet.

From 2pm Carrington Ballroom will host an engaging panel discussion with Claire O’Rouke as she launches her book ‘Together We Can’ about communities taking positive action on climate change and planetary health. Claire will be joined by Blue Mountains local Allen Hyde who started the Mount Irvine Rainforest Conservancy following the 2020 bushfires, and Lis Bastian of the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative.

Venue: Carrington Place – the grassy lawn between Katoomba Street and The Carrington Hotel.


Carrington Place Katoomba
Katoomba Street
Katoomba, 2780
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