'Can We Eat Our Way Out?'

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Meat Market

3 Blackwood Street

Melbourne, VIC 3051


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Can We Eat Our Way Out?

With an estimated increase in plastic pollution that will see more rubbish than fish in the sea by 2050, there has never been a more important time to reduce food packaging. Add to that the fact that one in three mouthfuls of edible food is wasted – clearly we need some seriously creative zero-waste solutions, and we need them now.

This session sets out to prove that the solutions to waste and rising sea levels are not just on our doorsteps, they're on our plates.

What is festival21?

festival21 is a massive, grass-roots celebration of food, culture, and future.

Taking over the Melbourne Meat Market on Saturday 2 February 2019, festival21 will use knowledge, leadership, art and narrative to demonstrate the powerful potential of food.

What's in the program?

festival21 includes an all-day Main Program supported by workshops, masterclasses, performances and delicious food from local social enterprises.

The Main Program is a ticketed event and a separate ticket is required for EACH session.

  • A description of each session in the main program is provided on our website and upon registering for tickets.

The workshops and masterclasses will be held across three spaces.

  • Runs every hour for 45 minutes, from 11am until 5:45pm.

  • Seats are not ticketed and will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Note: We have had a large number of people claiming tickets for the whole day - although this is very exciting for us, we want you to consider which sessions you can actually attend. Remember, there will be a number of unticketed sessions throughout the day, so make sure to allow yourself time to go and check those out!

Please ONLY claim a ticket for the session you can attend. If your circumstances change, contact us at so that we can make your ticket available for someone else.

How do I get a ticket?

You must have a ticket for EACH session that you want to attend, as spaces are LIMITED!

  • You can claim a maximum of 1 x adult ticket and 2 x child (under 18 years) tickets, per Eventbrite user

As part of the ticket registration, we have a series of questions that will help us understand who will be attending. This will help us tailor festival21 to our attendees.

  • Please ensure that questions are answered by the individual ticket holder.

  • Due to the functionality of Eventbrite, you will be prompted to complete the questions for each session that you purchase. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you in advance for taking the time to answer our questions.

Important points:

Be prompt:

  • Due to the demand for tickets, if you do not arrive on time for the session to start, your seat may be given to another attendee in the waiting line.

Venue capacity:

  • Please note that if the venue reaches capacity, you will have to wait before being allowed to enter the venue. As such, we advise that you arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the start of your session.

Photography disclaimer:

  • festival21 will be taking photos throughout the day. These images will be used by festival21 to share news about the event. Images may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published on social media. If you would prefer for you or your child not to be photographed, please speak to the photographer on the day.

How can I keep in touch?

Make sure to follow us on social media to get all the latest updates.

On behalf of our team, our community, and the causes for which we advocate, we thank you; and look forward to seeing you at festival21.

- festival21 team


What if I can no longer attend the event?

Please cancel your order via Eventbrite as soon as possible. That way we can make your ticket available to someone else. If you have any issues with this, please contact us at

Who can attend?

Everyone - this is an all ages event for the community!

Do I have to bring my PRINTED ticket to the event?

No, we would like all tickets to be digital. Please download the Eventbrite app on your phone and your tickets can be easily found in the app.

You MUST present your ticket to be allowed entry into the session. So make sure your friends and family each purchase their own tickets!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Meat Market has no public parking available on site. We recommend utilising public transport options when visiting the venue. The surrounding area has limited permit, metered and timed on-street parking. Nearby hospitals have limited parking available for a fee. Limited parking is available at Secure Parking (14-20 Blackwood St, North Melbourne) from 7am to 7.30pm weekdays (hours may be extended to 10:30pm or on weekends by prior arrangement. Limited parking is also available at Wilsons Parking (33 Bedford St, North Melbourne) 24 hours a day.

Will the venue be accessible?

Yes, the Meat Market is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and accessible venue space for all events and visitors. The services and facilities are designed to make your experience at Meat Market accessible, comfortable and enjoyable.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at We will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible.

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