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Adaptation for a Hypothetical Scenario

Contribute your ideas, and listen to experts, about how we can adapt before an inevitable climate change disaster in the Blue Mountains. Isolated for over three months, without grid electricity, how could we survive, and even thrive, with the right preparation? Dr Roy Tasker, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Western Sydney University and the Chief … Read more

Drumming for Resilience

Drumming for Resilience and Wellbeing This will be a fun, hands-on experience of drumming suitable for all ages. Each participant has a drum, we sit in a circle and learn rhythms based on traditional West African Styles. No previous experience is necessary. Drumming is a very joyful and accessible way to experience connection and wellbeing. … Read more

Walanmarra Artists: Homelessness in the Blue Mountains

Short film and speakers – with some of the Walanmarra Artists and Sue Wildman. The Walanmarra Artists are a group of Aboriginal women based in the Blue Mountains who create hand painted scarves, cushion covers and eco-dyed clothing. The women take pride in their work and also conduct workshops for Aboriginal women in different regions … Read more

How to Save on Your Power Bills

Bright ideas to save on household energy bills – An Adaptation to Climate Change Community Workshop Climate risk expert Winton Evers from the Sunshine Project has conducted more than 300 audits to reduce household energy costs. Join him to learn simple, easy ways to keep your electricity and gas bills down. Learn how to understand … Read more

Re-Designing our Communities

The effects of climate change, the pandemic, and an unstable global politic have created a huge urgency to implement more sustainable practices in everything we do. This session outlines a framework for creating not just resilient towns and villages in the Blue Mountains but also vibrant communities thriving on local economy. The session will focus … Read more

Blue Mountains Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre re-enacts stories and moments told from audience member’s lives. The improvisations of troupe members are unique and they contribute to reflection, connection and community. The Blue Mountains Playback Theatre Company will bring a special focus on community and resilience – in recognition of the tough few years we have been through, and as … Read more

How can community be better involved in disaster prep & recovery?

Join Deputy Mayor Dr Sarah Redshaw, Prof Amanda Howard, Michael Morris and community voices to explore shared responsibility, what we have learned, and how communities are responding to an escalation of climate disasters. Beyond the Street: the need to develop the level of community? Contemplating risk, mutual understanding and shared responsibility as an individual, a … Read more

Imagining & Developing a Wellbeing Economy for the Blue Mountains

Imagining & Developing a Wellbeing Economy for the Blue Mountains Together An Action for Community and Environment (ACE) workshop for the Festival of Resilience. Is it possible for us in the Blue Mountains to survive the uncertain future we face with climate change?  Perhaps even to thrive? We think we can!  Join us as we … Read more

Gundungurra Aboriginal Cultural Concepts in the 21st Century

Join David King aka Dingo Darbo, a Gundungurra man, on his journey with Country, Culture & Community. 10am – 11:30am Saturday 24th September Mavis Wood Hall, Mid Mountains Community Centre, Lawson. This FREE workshop is part of ReIMAGINE – a headline Festival of Resilience event. For more information or to RSVP click here.