We've held 4 events, funded 4 projects and we're stoked!
Ozone Walk Mural by Jimmi Buscombe
Local artist Jimmi Buscombe presenting his idea to paint a flock of Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos spanning the whole length of Ozone Walk at our very first event night in October 2017. I'm not sure Jimmi quite understood the mammoth task he had signed up for, but the community got behind Jimmi offering helping hands, resources and extra funding to make it possible. During March 2018 the flock came to life and it has added even more spark to the dynamic laneway.
Family Yoga with the Warrnambool Yoga Project
After winning the vote at Beers and Ideas Round 2, in December 2017, Peta, Cherie, Jane and Zoe get straight to work putting together a program of free family yoga days. Every Saturday morning in January, rain, hail or intense shine, the yogis were joined by a crowd of balanced bodies and smiles as they led these fun classes.
The Warrnambool Yoga Project used Beers and Ideas as a spring board to launch their group, who have gone on to host other wonderful yoga events and put together a much needed directory of yoga classes for Warrnambool and Port Fairy.
Sewing Station by Brenda O'Connor
The very popular Sewing Station, presented by Brenda O'Connor at Beers and Ideas Round 3 was open and buzzing for 2 weeks in June 2018. Sewing machines, recycled fabric and workshops were available for the community to make reusable shopping bags and beeswax wraps. The cloth bags were made available to the community instead of single use plastic bags. Sewing Station aimed to inspire and educate our community to CLOSE THE LOOP in our use of textiles.
Here are some stats from the project:
- 203 reusable bags made
- 90 sewers
- 300 visitors
- 11 workshops
- 32.56 kilograms of fabric diverted from landfill
- 24 local sponsors
- 388 members on Facebook group ‘Sewing Station Warrnambool’
- $430 raised in bag sales donation (which was used to purchase two sewing machines and $250 towards a CDF grant application)
We think this is just the start of big things for the Sewing Station!