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Gala Dinner to launch the Sustainable Futures Festival – Media Release 12 May 2022

EcoNetwork Port Stephens invites you to the launch of the inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival at a Gala Dinner at Saltwater Restaurant, Fingal Bay on 4 June, the eve of World Environment Day. 

The festival launch marks the beginning of a series of events leading to the finale, the Sustainable Futures Festival on 11 September in the grounds of St Philips Christian College, Salamander Bay. In July we have a special movie screening of River, (a beautiful musical odyssey that explores the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers), followed in August with an exhibition of entries in TheaRRRRRt Awards, a special collaboration between Nelson Bay’s Artisan Collective and EcoNetwork Port Stephens. These awards will test participant’s ability to put the R into aRt: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose or Recycle.  The aRRRRRt Awards will also be launched at the Gala Dinner.

Alison Rogers, a member of the organising committee believes that, “The Festival will showcase innovative practical technologies and products while engaging the community in learning about sustainability in a practical & fun way.”

Tickets for the Gala Dinner in June are $75 per head. This includes a drink on arrival, a two course dinner, Refit Fashion parade presented by Asha Larkin and live music courtesy of Pocket Jazz.  

Roz Armstrong, also a member of the organising committee, commented, ‘You will be amazed at the beautiful fashions crafted by Asha from preloved clothing and any orders on the night will receive a 20% discount’.There will also be lucky door prizes and raffles on the night.

Tickets are available using this link or by contacting the Visitor Information Centre, Nelson Bay on 1800 808 900 or drop in and purchase your tickets over the counter.

At Saltwater Restaurant discussing the Gala Dinner – David Pollard, Saltwater Restaurant, Roz Armstrong, member of the organising committee, Felicity Hamilton from Ingenia Communities and Asha Larkin from Refit Fashion.

Sponsors of the evening are Saltwater Restaurant, Asha Larkin, Ingenia communities, Colorfast, Imagine Cruises and Koala Eco.