MEDIA RELEASE November 30, 2014
Talented local musicians, fresh organic food and smiling faces were the theme of the ‘Pachamama House Community Hub’ inaugural annual open day.
Over one hundred volunteers and local residents met up on Sunday afternoon to celebrate a vibrant first year of the Pachamama House Community Hub in Hamilton.
The successful event involved local change-makers and socially-minded organisations, working to drive social change in their community. Amongst them are The Wilderness Society Newcastle, Octapod, Getup, Newcastle Makerspace, University of the Third Age Newcastle (U3A), Refugee Action Network Newcastle (RANN), Newcastle Greens and an Independent Film Maker.
Building manager John Mackenzie states, “it was a landmark event in cementing the progressive social, cultural and political community of Newcastle”.
“It just goes to show the strength of community and the capacity to solve problems in a collaborative way, that is what Pachamama House is all about.”
“It was a real treat to celebrate with such talented local musicians and enjoy local organic wine direct from Gloucester, fresh food and great vibes”.
“Pachamama House is a community managed co-working hub that harnesses the energy and innovation of local people working for social and environmental justice in Newcastle and the Hunter region”.
The space features artwork by artist Jessica Coughlin and the co-ordinating team at Octapod in the form of a mural, which enlightens the full front of Pachamama House. Out the back of the building, the courtyard plays host to a creatively designed garden by Pete the Urban Gardener.
Newcastle Makerspace, whose projects have included the construction of 3D printers and robots ran free workshops on the day.
There are still office spaces available for rent and people wishing to get involved in the Hub should go towww.pachamamahouse.wordpress.com.
For further information or comment, please contact:
John Mackenzie, Pachamama House Community Hub Building Manager on: 0405 433 550