Community Events

RetroSuburbia – An Evening with David Holmgren

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Join an insightful evening with leading Australian environmental thinker David Holmgren at the Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine on Thursday 6 September from 7.oopm to 9.00pm.

David, who is best known as one of the co-originators of the permaculture concept, will present his highly engaging multi-media talk ‘Aussie Street’ which highlights the importance of incorporating household food growing and neighbourhood activity into everyday life.

Holmgren is the author of RetroSuburbia; the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future, which shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient.

Holmgren will also participate in a panel discussion and Q&A with local thought leaders and sustainability advocates. Local community and environment groups will hold an information display, with supper and drinks available for sale from 6.00pm.

This special event is hosted by Mount Alexander Shire Council as part of its Sustainable Living Workshop series, in partnership with Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG).

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Professor Gillian Triggs keynote for Refugee Week

Professor Gillian Triggs

Professor Gillian Triggs will speak at the Phee on Monday 18 June as part of Refugee Week 2018. Click here for more information and to book.

Castlemaine Library Community Events

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Join in fun and educational events for all ages run by Castlemaine Library, many of which are held in the Phee Broadway Theatre.

The Castlemaine Library program includes author talks, expert workshops, science and technology, activities for children and young adults, music performances and more.

Most events are free.

Some events require bookings – click here for the full program and to book for individual events.