Woytopia to be held on October 14

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Woy Woy’s sustainability festival, Woytopia, will be held at Woy Woy South Public School on Sunday, October 14.

It will feature a full program of entertainment, exhibitions and activities for festivalgoers. “The Woytopia festival has an environmental theme, with talks this year on organic gardening, solar panels, energy saving, fermenting, keeping bees and chickens,” said event organiser Mr Mark Mann. “There’s also a large eco-market of local green organisations and sustainable living products, from natural cosmetics and eco-friendly clothing to native plants.

“But whether you’re a hardcore greenie or just looking for a great morning out with the family, there’s something for everyone, with live music from the Rhythm Hut’s Five Lands Band, Gypsy Dub Sound System and Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes plus some great young local talent. “A wide range of food stalls will be serving delicious food from around the world, plus coffee, chai and juice stalls. “But if you’d rather relax, the Tranquil Tipi offers yoga nidra and mindfulness relaxation sessions,” he said.

There will also be a full line-up of activities for children including Walkabout Wildlife Park shows, bouncy castle, face painting, Indian dancing, games, storytellers, kids’ pottery and craft activities. Woytopia will commence from 9am and will be officially opened on the day with a smoking ceremony performed by Darkinjung representative Gavi Duncan. “The aim of Woytopia is to celebrate what a great place the Peninsula is, surrounded by beautiful national parks and beaches, and to celebrate the great community here,” Mr Mann said.

“We particularly want to show there’s plenty of creative people, artists and musicians, and also a strong eco-aware community,” he said. “Woytopia aims to be plastic free, and is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy through GreenPower. “No drugs, alcohol or dogs are allowed on school grounds. “Bicycles can be chained to school fencing.

“Interested parties can find out more about the festival by visiting the Peninsula Environment Group’s website,” Mr Mann said.

SOURCE: Media release, 17 Sep 2018 Mark Mann, Woytopia Festival