Satur­day Food war­riors

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - PLANNER -

5PM FREE FES­TI­VAL

Food Fight, The Bat­tle For Food Se­cu­rity, Bigge Park, Liver­pool; food­fight.org.au Bigge Park at Liver­pool will go nuts this evening as the sub­ject of food se­cu­rity goes into the mix­ing bowl with a splash of art and a gen­er­ous sprin­kle of mu­sic and per­for­mance. Pic­tured here are five of the fab­u­lous Food War­riors who will en­gage in an artistchore­ographed food fight at the cul­mi­na­tion of the event.

Left to right, they are Dr Ja­son Reynolds who lec­tures in bio­geo­chem­istry at the Univer­sity of Western Syd­ney, Alexan­dra Il­jad­ica of the Youth Food Move­ment, artist and for­ager Diego Bonetto aka The Weedy One, Pas­tor Mick Agius, who runs a pro­gram to feed the home­less, and Pan­iora Nukunuku, whose work in­cludes vol­un­teer­ing with break­fast pro­grams for young peo­ple. Food se­cu­rity, we learn, is the univer­sal right to nutri­tious, af­ford­able, cul­tur­ally ap­pro­pri­ate food. This event aims to high­light is­sues like the num­ber of Aus­tralian kids who don’t get break­fast or who go to bed with­out food (nearly one mil­lion a day) and the amount of food that gets thrown away by the av­er­age house­hold (one fifth of the to­tal gro­cery shop).

To­day’s event is a C3West ini­tia­tive, where the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Aus­tralia unites artists with busi­nesses and lo­cal govern­ments in Western Syd­ney. With Food Fight, the MCA has col­lab­o­rated also with Ca­sula Pow­er­house Arts Cen­tre and Liver­pool City Coun­cil. At­trac­tions dur­ing the event will in­clude a night food mar­ket, live cook­ing shows, a DJ, soap box per­for­mances, nutri­tion chats with rov­ing Food Se­cu­rity Guards, and lots of lo­cal in­volve­ment.

9AM AIRSHOW

Wings Over Illawarra, Illawarra Regional Air­port, Air­port Rd, Al­bion Park Rail; to­day and to­mor­row, 9am-5pm, adult $45, child (5-16) $20, pen­sioner $35, fam­ily $110, wingsover­illawarra.com.au Feel the vi­bra­tions in the air as pi­lots take to the sky at the state’s best an­nual airshow. The Aus­tralian De­fence Force will show off their best ma­noeu­vres with amaz­ing feats of aer­o­bat­ics and for­ma­tion fly­ing, and planes of yes­ter­year will hit the skies once more. There will also be a free Kids’ Zone, sim­u­la­tors, car and mo­tor­bike dis­plays and the chance to go up in a chop­per.

10AM MAR­KET

The Fin­ders Keep­ers Mar­ket, Aus­tralian Tech­nol­ogy park, Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall, Lo­co­mo­tive St, Eveleigh (en­try via Hen­der­son Rd); 10am-6pm, adult $2, child (un­der 12) free, thefind­er­skeep­ers.com Want to find some­thing a lit­tle al­ter­na­tive, kooky or just unique for your home or your­self? Get brows­ing with more than 200 in­de­pen­dent art

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