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6 – 8th of November in Breeza – Liverpool Plains Harvest Festival

Saturday, 7 NovtoSunday, 8 Nov

We are excited to invite you to the beautiful and productive Liverpool Plains for a fun and family friendly weekend at the “Harvest Festival against Shenhua”. The festvial will include talks, a machinery display, music and tours and will be held at our property, “West Garawan” part of “Breeza Station”, Breeza.

Our livelihoods and farms are at stake here and we’re calling on your help. We especially need local people to come together now, to involved or to newly join the battle. This event will be the first time locals will be joined on the Plains by hundreds of supporters from the city and the coast and even inter-state. Hundreds of everyday people are coming to the property and we need you to come too! Please register here to help us with planning.

The whole event, from Friday 7pm to its close by around lunchtime on Sunday will be a memorable and historic occasion. However if you can’t come for the whole time perhaps you can just come on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning?

Some program highlights will be packed into Saturday afternoon and evening from 1.30pm to 11.30pm. This will kick off with a big forum of community and political leaders followed by a facilitated creative planning process to ‘Harvest Ideas’ about stopping the mine from the crowd. We will walk away inspired, with clear next steps and ready to win after this! At 5pm we will take a massive photo of all participants to demonstrate the strength of our numbers. In the evening we will get into the groove with a bush dance from The Steel City Su Scratch Band and Gary Roberts dance caller plus great live music from country star Luke Vasella, and the country-rock band Mick Daley and the Corporate Raiders.

On Sunday morning from 9am we will journey together the short distance through the fertile fields to the edge of Shenhua’s land and the site of its first planned open cut coal pit. We will then take a symbolic action together by lining up along the pit’s edge to show the world the coalface site and our united opposition.

Entry is via suggested donation. We ask at least $10 per person, or more if you can afford it. Please pay your entry donation in advance here if you can (we will keep a record of payments so we don’t ask you to pay twice)!

Delicious meals, plus real coffee and homemade gelato will be available for purchase on site from Pilliga Pottery, plus the Liverpool Plains Youth will be running a soft drink and water stall. Please bring cash for food and entry with you, the farm has no ATM!

Click here to see answers to FAQ, click here for further program info, and click here for directions. 

If you haven’t yet registered please do so here

Looking forward to seeing you at the festival,

Andrew, Cindy, James, Hugh, and Anna Pursehouse of “Breeza Station”

Supported by Caroona Coal Action Group, the Liverpool Plains Youth, SOS Liverpool Plains, Gomeroi Traditional Owners and others

For more info check out the facebook event or the Liverpool Plains Alliance.

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