The Sydney Opera House's Antidote festival, a weekend of ideas, action and change, will be putting ideas into action by hosting a series of 'how to' workshops, focusing on conscious consumption, sustainable living, community activism and combating social isolation.
Sam Thorp will host How to Get Bang for Your Charity Buck, which will help you to put your money where your heart is, by giving independent advice on choosing what causes you should support. Sat Sep 1, 10.30am. $29.
Got your own cause to champion? Campaign director and executive director of Change.org, Sally Rugg, will teach you How to Be an Activist. Given her experience (and success) in leading GetUp!'s campaign for Same Sex Marriage in Australia, you can bet she'll have some pretty sage advice. Rugg will share all in this open discussion on the nitty-gritty of starting (and sustaining) a social movement. Sat Sep 1, 2pm. $29.
Using lyrics inspired by interviews with Sydney’s cultural and environmental activists, the Gauntlet presents a musical experience that echos social change. The choir of 50 performers will follow the choreography of Coco Karol and music by Sxip Shirey to create a haunting soundscape reflecting personal and global issues. Sat Sep 1, 3.30pm; Sun Sep 2, 11am, 2pm and 4.15pm. $49.
Also, Kirsty Mootz will host a hands-on workshop, showing off How to Make Your Own Eco-products. From re-usable beeswax wraps to earth friendly skincare options, Mootz will teach you how to DIY each of these wallet-friendly, environmentally conscious household items. Sat Sep 1, 10.30am. $99.
There's a bunch more workshops taking place all throughout Antidote, so you can pepper your day of inspired talks with hands-on, practical advice.