The Giants (film screening)
Saturday, June 3 from 6-9pm
Queanbeyan Uniting Church
Tickets are $10, $15 or $20 depending on what attendees are able to contribute, with all proceeds to be split between local not-for-profits.
Be inspired to take action for this year’s World Environment Day by attending a screening of Bob Brown’s biopic The Giants occurring alongside a showcase of local environmental groups.
The film will screen from 7pm. Before and after the screening there will be an opportunity to talk to local leaders who are passionate about the environment and working towards a sustainable planet.
The Giants screening is part of Project Alchemy, a cross-disciplinary arts project to build community connection across south-east Australia.
Project Alchemy artist Helen Ferguson is following Bob Brown’s catch cry: “Don’t get depressed, get active!”.
“I hope this film inspires others to take action and connects more people with urgent climate conversations,” Ms Ferguson said.
“Plus, it is an awesome and powerful film not to be missed.”
Project Alchemy is facilitated by Canberra based Rebus Theatre and involves artists from Bega Valley Shire, Eurobodalla Shire, East Gippsland, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, and the ACT.
It is made possible thanks to funding from the Australian Government for the Black Summer Bushfire Grant Program. Rebus is also supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and the ACT Government.
Hot and cold drinks will be available from the fundraising licensed bar at The Queanbeyan Hive from 5-7pm, across the road from Queanbeyan Uniting Church.
Southern Harvest Association is providing dinner and dessert boxes made from 100% local ingredients which can be purchased as an add-on to movie tickets.
Tickets can be purchased at https://events.humanitix.com/the-giants-qbn
From 5-6pm at The Queanbeyan Hive local artist Dennis Mortimer will be talking about his visual arts project ‘Silent Canary’ (on display in the gallery) which responds to the concerns and issues revealed by the environmental impacts of plastics, pesticides, forest decimation, monocultures and fossil fuel burning.
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 and this year is focused on ways to beat plastic pollution.
For more information please contact Helen Ferguson on 0403 994 446