PepTalks Brisbane, 28 March 2019
$70.00 inc GST
Positive events to inspire, inform and uplift.
Don’t miss this amazing Brisbane PepTalks event at the fabulous Lightspace on Thursday 28th March 2019, supported by our good friends at Bank Australia!
We’re thrilled to be hosting Hollywood actor and environmental activist Isabel Lucas (in conversation with journalist and ethical fashion label founder Erica Bartle); Food Connect founder and ex-farmer Robert Pekin; and life coach and minimalist Carly Willoughby-Rolls. All this plus the lovely Leah Musch, aka The Unmaterial Girl – self-professed fast fashion addict turned slow fashion activist – will be our MC for the evening!
There’ll also be goodie bags, tasty treats and a glass of wine from Yealands Estate on arrival!
Brought to you by Peppermint magazine and Bank Australia, PepTalks features speakers from the pages of Peppermint and beyond who are making a difference in the world. Sharing the highs and lows of their journey, along with their most inspirational tales and how-tos, these speakers are sure to leave you feeling inspired and empowered. Come along, make authentic connections and go home feeling refreshed and more positive about the world. Let’s hear it for evenings with meaning!
DATE: Thursday 28th March 2019
ARRIVE: 5.30-6:30pm (for mingling and pizza food truck deliciousness – please ensure you arrive early if you are planning to come for dinner) – talks begin 7pm sharp
LOCATION: Lightspace, 30 Light Street (corner Scanlan) Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006
COST: $70 (tickets are strictly limited, so get in quick!)
Isabel Lucas is an Australian actor and environmental activist who splits her time between Hollywood and Byron Bay. Making her Australian TV debut in 2003 in Home & Away, she’s gone on to appear on the silver screen in films such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen amongst other Hollywood and Australian productions. As her star has risen, so too has her reputation for being someone who speaks out about the big issues: she’s passionate about climate change and conservation, and often lends her voice to these causes. In 2007, she was part of a group of people who narrowly avoided arrest after swimming into waters off Taiji, Japan, to protest against dolphin culling. In 2009, she climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with US friends in a large expedition to raise awareness about the clean water crisis in Africa, and recently she took part in an educational trip to Heron Island with the Australian Climate Council to learn more about the impact of warming temperatures on the Great Barrier Reef. Isabel will be appearing in conversation with journalist and ethical fashion label founder Erica Bartle, for an in-depth chat about why these issues are important to her, what drives her and the things we can all do to make a difference.
Erica Bartle (in conversation with Isabel Lucas)
Erica Bartle is Communications Director for Outland Denim, the Australian jeans company changing the lives of young women in Cambodia through its profit-for-purpose business model. The company began as a means to create employment opportunities for young women affected by sex trafficking emerging from NGO after-care programs, and has since developed to offer a more inclusive business model offering training, employment, living wages and personal development initiatives to people of varying vulnerabilities. Outland Denim was also one of the ethical and sustainable Australian brands selected to be worn by Meghan Markle on her recent tour of Australia. Previously Erica worked as a freelance journalist and blogger – writing for Marie Claire, The Sunday Telegraph and The Walkley Magazine amongst other titles – and lectured in journalism at QUT. She has appeared at the Sydney Writer’s Festival and Walkley Media Talks, and has a passion for issues affecting women and girls globally. She is mother to two girls and calls Tamborine Mountain home.
Ex-dairy farmer Robert Pekin was forced off his farm in the late 1990s, and has since been on a mission to create a fairer food system. In 2005, he founded Food Connect – a social enterprise connecting local farmers and eaters in South East Queensland. Food Connect ethically and transparently engages local farmers to supply food that’s in season and super fresh, and pays them about four times the amount of the big food chains, so more dollars go directly to the growers. It’s also a social enterprise that financially supports the Food Connect Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation with a vision of a world where all Australians can access healthy, fresh, ecologically-grown food that is fair to growers and eaters.
Carly Willoughby-Rolls, aka Minimalista, is a qualified life coach and educator, activist, changemaker and minimalist. In her workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions she shares tips and resources to help people ditch busy, clutter and overwhelm, get more done in less time, unlock a greater ease and flow to their days, and start to thrive in motherhood, business and life. Working in socially progressive campaigning for almost two decades, Carly is also a specialist in activist education and development.
Pizzantica Food Truck
If you’d like to come early and purchase dinner, the fabulous Pizzantica will be serving up delicious pizzas (with vegan and gluten-free options) from 5pm.
Drinks and Treats
There is a cash bar at the venue, however all tickets include free Allpress coffee (don’t forget your resusable cup!), one glass of wine on arrival from Yealands and gluten-free, sweet treats in the break from NoDo Donuts!
Thanks to our amazing partners, attendees will take home goodies and vouchers from brands including Biome, Zuii Organic, Loving Earth, Outland Denim, Lush, Good & Clean, Just Cause Flowers, Taprobane Tea, Brown’s General Store, Everescents, and Rosie Lou Paper Goods – all packed up in a limited edition Food Connect tote designed by local artist Moonshine Madness!