Hi all
Join others in the community for in-person events this Saturday and next Friday!! 

The Changemaker Career and Craft Hub is open from 10am to 12:30 in Dickson village. With a workshop 10:00am-11:00am and the Craft and Catch-up zone drop-in and open from 10:00am-12:30pm.

These events are designed to bring people together to meet others, learn from inspiring people, share ideas and have a good time. 

Family friendly with activities for kids and adults. The for-purpose craft activity is painting small 'Brave Bots' that will be given to sick children in Calvary Hospital.  

Remaining two events:
Have you ever wondered how you could change the world (or your little piece of it)? Visit Dickson Village during our pop-up morning workshops and talk with inspirational locals and career coaches.

We’ll help you get inspired, curious and maybe a little bit motivated. Could your next move be starting a business, changing your job or a volunteer project…?

Relax and have fun in our Craft and Catch-up zone for kids and adults. Get crafting ‘for-a-purpose’ or grab a coffee from a local business.


Saturday 28 November workshop theme: Sustainability, food, life

Many of the problems we face seem huge! A changing climate, messed up food supply chains, diminishing biodiversity. It’s natural to feel a bit lost and to ask ‘does what I do really matter?’. In this workshop you’ll meet gob-smackingly inspirational people who are fostering change and working hard to make the wider-Dickson area (and the world) a better place. Come along and ask your questions about anything… backyard sustainability, how to reduce your waste and carbon footprint or what a better food choice could be.

Be part of a discussion with:
  • Emma Mason, Co-owner of Source Bulk Foods (Dickson) and Leadership Coach
  • Mark Howden, Director, Climate Change Institute at Australian National University
  • Nicola Lambert, Founder & Director at Create and Sow Community Art Interventions
  • Lyn Stephens, Founding Member of Women's Climate Congress

Booking link for workshop: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=663527
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532448590431667   


Friday 4 December workshop theme: Changing: Business, culture, us

Dickson is known for its diverse cuisine. But dig a little deeper and you’ll see other facets of ‘doing things differently’. Come along to this speed networking session and hear from an interesting mix of Dickson business owners and locals creating positive change. They have been on winding career/passion journeys and are adding their own particular flavour to the area. 

After you get to know them a little, you'll have a chance to chat to them in small groups! 
Be quick to ask what you want to before the bell rings and you move to the next table. 

What other businesses or community initiatives could be on the horizon? What change do you want to be part of?

** MCed by Phil Dooley from https://philuponscience.com.au/ **

Booking link for workshop: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=662281
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/272363610619740

Events supported by the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s Dickson Grants program. Presented as part of the annual DESIGN Canberra festival (9-29 November 2020) which celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design. A Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre initiative. Promotional support provided by: RiotACT and Libraries ACT.

Claire Harris
Business founder & marketing-communication consultant (Innovate Communicate) | Cowork Coplay founder | Writer

In Canberra? Check out the up-coming Changemaker Career and Craft Hub, Dickson (Nov-Dec)

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