Nature takes centre stage at Real Festival

Gardening guru Costa Georgiadis returns for an interactive Q&A session.
Gardening guru Costa Georgiadis returns for an interactive Q&A session.

ABC TV presenter Craig Reucassal hosts a jam-packed program of fun activities, demonstrations and entertaining performances as MC of the EnviroLife Stage at this year’s Real Festival. There’s also the Lorax Show, a hands-on native animal talk, a cooking competition for junior chefs, and an all-singing all-dancing vegetable band. Details: Tench Reserve, Nepean River on Friday, November 3, 5pm-10pm; Saturday, November 4, 2pm -10pm; and Sunday, November 5, 8am -12pm (pre-registered workshops only). Visit: realfestival.com.au.

Penrith mayor John Thain said understanding the impact you have on the environment and how to change your behaviour has never been so much fun.

“A key focus of Real Festival is to promote sustainable living and I’m really excited by how our vision has come to life in the program of free activities and entertainment at the EnviroLife Stage on Saturday and throughout the event,“ he said.

“There’s a crazy cardboard world that promotes recycling, a planetarium for exploring the night sky, furniture upcycling activities for kids and adults and more. Across the entire weekend there are lots of other ways to learn how to live well and make better choices.

“Head to the Real Festival website to see what’s on offer across the weekend; there is just so much to see and do, and the best part is that it’s all for free.”