Big Ideas Sustainability Weekend, The Point, Eastleigh

Big Ideas Sustainability Weekend, The Point, Eastleigh

by Catherine Collins.

The Point in Eastleigh will host the Sustainability Hub Big Ideas weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September, including a clothing sale and exchange event. 

The two full days of pro-planet ideas and local business involvement will include a mix of pop-up performance, arts and crafts, talks, poetry, storytelling, exhibitions and workshops.

The weekend’s must-see performances are the premiere of Turning Point by all-female dance collective Feet Off the Ground, Luke Brown Dance’s Walk of the Dandelion – a walkabout by nine foot tall puppet Daniel, who is made from recycled materials, and the Blue Apple Theatre Company will share immersive film Forgotten People, Forgotten Planet – which focuses on the perspective of people with learning disabilities on climate change. 

StoryTribe will offer a special version of their popular storytelling sessions, and Damian from Wellbeing Through Nonsense will write bespoke poems for visitors. Veronica Williams from Home Ed Creatives will demonstrate and assist children in making origami animals, using leaflet/magazine pages.

The Point’s team will offer free creative drop-in activities including blackberry tie-dye, seed bombs and an eco treasure hunt, and there will also be a visit from an electric tuk tuk from Eastleigh town centre’s TukShop

There weekend also includes a £5 a kilo clothes sale in aid of charity, and a Give and Take clothes exchange – where people can swap clothes they no longer need or want.

Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Rupert Kyrle, says: “This weekend will be a fantastic way of showcasing what businesses and individuals across the Borough are already doing to tackle climate change. 

“It will help to educate residents of all ages on how they can live a more sustainable life, through live performances, activities and talks from some of the environmental trailblazers.”

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