The North Sydney Living Futures Festival will be filling The Coal Loader with ideas, colour and sustainable fun this October
The North Sydney Living Futures Sustainability Festival will be an event not to be missed! This is a day not only for inspiration and information but for entertainment, fun, networking and socialising.
Stage entertainment, workshops, stalls, kids' activities, guided walks and tours are just a few of the things that will be on offer for a great day out at one of Sydney's most iconic harbourside sites. Be sure to meet our amazing festival ambassadors; TV favourite Costa Georgiadis and Indigenous educator and performer Charleen Aguiar Dos Santos.
Join us at the main stage on The Platform for a jam-packed day of music, mini-talks and cooking demos. Full program to be announced soon.
Visit the Eco Kids stage on the lower lawn for a fun day of music, plays, wildlife encounters and more! Full program to be announced soon.
As well as expert advice from all of our stallholders, and mini-talks on the main stage, there will also be a series of talks in Tunnel One:
Food Dehydration for Kids 10.30 to 11am
The All-Electric Home 11.05am to 11.30am
Pathways for Futureproofing Apartments 11.40am to 12.10am
Top 5 Ways to Reach Net-Zero 12.15pm to 12.45pm
Trashion Talk and Button Mending 12.50pm to 1.20pm
There is so much for children to enjoy at the festival with a whole stage and secret garden dedicated to Eco Kids! There will be plays from The Kings and Queens of Green, live music from The Vegetable Plot, bubble play and eco face-painting from Little Feet, Storytime from Stanton Library, discover sessions from Sydney Wildlife Displays, art from The Sydney Seahorse Project, a box city to help create with Reverse Garbage, a scavenger hunt, and maybe even a drop in from everyone's favourite gnome, Costa! Plus there's kid-friendly (and planet-friendly) food and a solar-powered ice cream truck!
There are a range of free swapping activities all day long!
Salon de Refuse The Workshop, 10am to 4pm
Save, donate, and adopt art! Bring your old works along to swap or browse the collection to take home something new... FOR FREE! No bookings required
Kids Clothes Swap Tunnel One. 10am to 11:30am
Update your kid's wardrobe for free! Bookings advised
Family Clothes Swap Tunnel One 1.20pm to 3.30pm
Upgrade your wardrobe for free! Bookings advised
Free Book Swap The Genia McCaffery Centre. 10am to 4pm
Bring along some books to swap or re-home a new book for free! No bookings required
Free bike tune-ups: In collaboration with Council, Pedal Set Go will be offering free bike tune-up sessions. Drop-in appointments are available 10am to 4pm. Located on Balls Head Drive at the entrance to The Coal Loader.
Sydney Textile Repair will be on hand to mend all textile items including clothes, stuffed toys and more!
Learn more about The Coal Loader's newest addition: The Fix-It Hub
Head to The Sydney Library of Things in the workshop to sign up to this popular program. Why buy when you can borrow?
Visit the Stanton Library Discovery Collection on The Platform to peruse their free borrowing collection
There will be a variety of planet-friendly food vendors plus ice cream and coffee, all using renewable power and reusable plates and cups!
Electric Vehicle Display: Festival attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with eight different types and brands of electric cars. EV experts and owners from The Australian Electric Vehicle Association NSW will be on hand to answer any questions you have on the day as they share their first-hand experience of owning and driving EVs. The Platform 10am to 4pm.
E-bike demo: This is your chance to ride an e-bike and try before you buy! Electric bikes or e-bike popularity has skyrocketed over the last couple of years. Many users would say they travel further, faster and 'funner' than regular bikes and e-bikes are fast becoming the preferred form of transport for many residents living in the city. Lug & Carrie will be providing a variety of e-bikes on the day and they will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reserved bookings are required. Located on the north side of The Platform.
Bike: Cycling to the event? We've got you covered with bike valet parking... is like a coat check for bikes. We’ll give you a ticket when you drop off your bike, you get to enjoy the festival, stress-free! Located on Balls Head Drive at the entrance to The Coal Loader.
Bike hire: Lime will have bikes to borrow on the day to get you to/from the event. Just looking to rent one to get you and your new swaps home? Head to the pick-up point on Waterhen Drive
Train: Waverton train station is an easy 8-min walk away! Plan your trip here.
Bus: There are several bus stops in Waverton. Plan your trip here.
Share Car: Taking an Uber to the event? Scroll down for the Uber Green option, a more sustainable way to travel by car. Pick-ups and drop-offs happen on Waterhen Drive
Drive: Parking is limited so try and leave the car at home. For those who need to drive, there are free parking spaces between Waverton station and the venue and limited ambulant spaces directly opposite the main entry on Balls Head Drive
Check back to this page as more details are announced.
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