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1 February, 2019 - 2 February, 2019

festival21 is a two-day celebration of just that: the potential for food to inspire positive change. 

Food is universal, and personal. Food brings people together, and means something to all of us. Yet today, the way we grow, process, eat, purchase, and waste food is causing serious harm to our health, our social system, and our planet. The food system contributes a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. The majority of the Australian population now overweight or obese. At the same time, 19 in 20 Australians don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables.

What’s exciting though, is that while food represents some of our greatest challenges, it is also key to overcoming them.

Taking over the Meat Market, festival21 will equip Melbourne with a practical toolkit to make better food choices – via TED-style talks, music, hands-on workshops and demonstrations, and panel discussions. And of course, lots, and lots of food.

See the full programme, of free and ticketed events, here.


1 February, 2019
2 February, 2019


Meat Market Pavilions
3 Blackwood St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia