New Exmouth Community Festival to raise awareness of environmental issues

Exmouth’s water sports centre, Sideshore, has announced that it will host its first community festival in June. There will be outdoor silent cinema, live music, street food, stalls and more.

The Sideshore Festival will raise funds for the local charity Vitamin Sea Project, which aims to inspire and empower the next wave of ocean advocates. It will be held on Saturday June 18, from 10 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., at Sideshore on Queen’s Drive, Exmouth.

Visitors will enjoy a selection of local eco-friendly businesses offering household, beauty, clothing and craft items. Additionally, a series of silent film screenings will be available by advance reservation, and live music, carnival games and entertainment will be provided by local artists.

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Visitors can pre-book a free silent movie and enjoy Sir David Attenborough’s ‘A Life on Our Planet’ or Cal Major’s ‘Vitamin Sea’, both inspiring films about the environment. Exmouth’s Repair Café has also confirmed its presence at the festival, offering knowledge and skills to those who have clothes or electrical appliances to repair.

Sideshore Director Simon Findel-Hawkins said, “We are delighted to be hosting our first large-scale community event at Sideshore. The festival will be an opportunity for visitors to enjoy live music, food and drink, support local businesses and watch inspiring films.

“We chose to screen these two films because they both carry an important message about preserving our planet, which not only aligns with Sideshore’s vision, but is also something we feel for the values ​​of the community, especially when located in this beautiful natural site.”

The community event aims to bring people together and raise awareness of environmental issues, as well as supporting an important local charity. As part of its planning, the carbon footprint of event suppliers will be recorded and calculated by Sideshore, and the local company, Oxygen Conservation, will find a balanced solution to offset any carbon.

During the three days leading up to the festival, Sideshore is hosting a free educational event with Exmouth College to teach students in grades 7, 8 and 9 about the importance of climate action. More details about the Sideshore Festival and information on how to book your free cinema ticket can be found on the Sideshore website.