Musical comedy trio, Tripod, will curate a free family arts festival in Penrith to mark World Environment Day on June 4.
Penrith Council will host the festival which will be held at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. It will include World Environment Sun-Day and the Talking Rubbish Comedy Gala.
World Environment Sun-Day will be family-focused event from 12-4pm at the Mondo greenspace outside the Joan. It will encourage western Sydney residents to get involved, and improve their own backyard by encouraging them to embrace recycling, upcycling and waste reduction to bring about change and benefits for the wider community.
There will be food trucks and entertainment throughout the day with a fun recycled and sustainable focus, including ‘The Fast and the Refuse-Rious’; ‘Wheelie?’ and ‘You Bin Busy’. Entries from the inaugural ‘Binema Film Festival’ will also be screened in the foyer of the Joan throughout the day. Budding filmmakers are invited to submit three-minute films on the theme of emptying recyclables with the winner to be announced on the day.
Roving musicians and main stage entertainment will also be a key part of the daytime activities. The line-up includes a variety of local bands – 11-piece brass band, Hot Potato; award-winning live music for kids, families and foodies from The Vegetable Plot; and four-girl indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live In Texas.
At night Tripod will headline the adults-only Talking Rubbish Comedy Gala from 7pm. They will be joined on stage by a stellar line-up of some of Australia’s hottest comedians including MC Rhys Nicholson, Luke Heggie and Becky Lucas, fresh from their comedy festival seasons around the country.
Tickets for the Talking Rubbish Comedy Gala are available from The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. The gala is free but requires a ticket for seat allocation.
This project is supported by the NSW EPA as part of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative and funded from the waste levy by Penrith City Council.