We have a double pass to To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? to giveaway!
It’s been more than 20 years since we first became anxious about sports shoes made in sweatshops, and yet cheap and fashionable clothing still seems like an unqualified good – another gift of the globalisation boom years to consumers in developed countries.
But as the recent factory fires in Bangladesh have reaffirmed, it’s a gift that comes at a terrible cost to others and to the environment. As we deal with guilt and the mountain of waste that ‘fast fashion’ produces, others deal with Dickensian conditions and subsistence wages, while the carbon footprint of our fluctuating wardrobes continues to expand. Is there a way out of this Faustian bargain that has seen fashion become a destructive force?
Lucy Siegle is a British author and journalist covering environmental issues and sustainability. She is the author of Green Living in the Urban Jungle and To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
This session is on Sunday 30 March at 12.45pm at the Drama Theatre at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney.
Thanks to the Sydney Opera House, we have a double pass to Lucy’s session to giveaway! To enter, email your name and contact details and name one of Lucy’s books to email@example.com
Terms and conditions: entry is open to Australian residents who are available to attend the session. Entries close at 5pm on Thursday 27 March 2014. Only the winner will be notified on Thursday 27 March 2014 at 5.30pm.
If you don’t win, you can book tickets to the session or any of the other terrific festival events, here.
Thanks to our friends at Text Publishing we are giving away 10 copies of Melinda Houston’s new book, ‘Kat Jumps the Shark‘!
‘An irresistible cocktail of intrigue, egos and insider information. A great read for lovers of TV told from the perspective of a no-nonsense, brave and funny heroine.’
– Kat Stewart, actor (Offspring, Underbelly)
Kat Kelly reckons she’s got life sorted. She has a man who cooks and does the dishes. A stepdaughter she adores. And her dream job: scouting locations for a TV production company. All the big dramas are behind her, right?
Before she knows it, Kat is out of love and has nowhere to live. Between her ditzy new intern and an amorous ex-footballer, work isn’t much better. And just when things couldn’t get any worse, disaster strikes Kat’s set, sending her spinning totally out of control.
Kat Jumps the Shark is a moving and at times hilarious tale about losing it all, only to find it again in the most unexpected place. Full of cheeky digs at television and celebrity culture, this fun-filled novel is for all readers.
To win a copy of Kat Jumps the Shark, sign up to the Round She Goes Melbourne newsletter hear how to win.
Entries will close on at 5pm Thursday 20 March and is open to anyone who can collect their book from the market on 23 March 2014 at the Coburg Town Hall, Coburg VIC.
Pop over to Instagram, as we’re giving away a $50 voucher to spend at the next Round She Goes Market! Our profile is here: http://instagram.com/roundshegoes
Step 1. Follow @roundshegoes on Instagram
Step 2. Repost this photo and include
the hashtag #roundshegoes and tag @roundshegoes (either in the comment or actual tag)
terms & conditions:Entries close at 5pm on Friday 21 March.
Competition is open to Australian residents who can attend the market on Sunday 23 March at the Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street Coburg VIC 3058.
Stallholders selling at the market are not eligible to win the prize but can share the pic!
The winner will be given a voucher to spend at this market only and it is not transferrable for cash and expires on 23/3/14.
Your profile needs to be set to public to enter so we can see you’ve entered.
Five runner up prizes will be able to pick from a lucky dip on the day.
The winners will be drawn and notified on Friday 21 March after 5.00pm via their Instagram account.
From Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, the Academy Award® winning producers of The King’s Speech, comes one of Australia’s most iconic and inspirational true stories.
Based on the best selling memoir Tracks tells the inspirational true story of Robyn Davidson’s 2700 km solo trek through the remote Australian desert to the Indian Ocean, aided only by her loyal dog Diggity, four unpredictable camels and, at intervals, the charismatic National Geographic photographer who chronicled this epic modern adventure.
Tracks stars Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, Adam Driver as Rick Smolan and is directed by John Curran (Praise, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, The Painted Veil).
Tracks is in cinemas nationally 6 March 2014.
Thanks to Transmission Films, we have 10 double passes to Tracks to giveaway!
- Sign up to our newsletter list (already on there? Great!)
- Email your name, postal address and the subject TRACKS to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and conditions:
entries close 5 March 2014.
The first 10 correctly drawn entries will win.
Australian residents only.
Only winners will be notified by mail.
Round She Goes is thrilled to be officially part of this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival takes place during the month of March. The Festival’s curated program of runways, activations, workshops and business events running from 17-23 March 2014, a diverse ‘Cultural Program’ of free and ticketed activities will also run throughout the entire month of March.
The Round She Goes Market event is part of the Cultural Program, and will take place on Sunday 23 March at the Coburg Town Hall. It’ll be out first market for the year, and we plan to kick things off with a bang! There will be 60 handpicked stallholders selling preloved designer labels and vintage fashion, jewellery and accessories.
There will be freebies from Time Out Melbourne Magazine and Yelp Melbourne, and we have our expert barista on hand, serving up top shelf coffee and vegan cupcakes from Mister Nice Guy. A well-known Melbourne food truck will also be stopping by for lunch.
Join our Facebook event page to stay in the loop on what’ll be happening on market day.
You can learn more about VAMFF here: VAMFF.com.au.
I hope you had a restful and enjoyable break over Christmas and new year. It’s just never enough though, is it?
2013 was a big year for Round She Goes – I expanded the market to Sydney (and they love it!) and had some new branding created by the unbelievably talented, Laura Blythman. I also tried out a new Melbourne location – Box Hill.
Everyone loved the Box Hill market, so I’ll be doing three events (in the Main Hall this time) there in 2014.
The Kingston City Hall in Moorabbin is undergoing some redevelopments this year, so I figured it’s a great chance to spread the Round She Goes love with the east of Melbourne!
I’m now busy processing applications for the 2014 market events. There are lots of other exciting things I’m plotting and planning for Round She Goes this year so stay tuned!
Thanks to you for your ongoing support. It means a lot.
Shoppers who attend the 8 December market at the Kingston City Hall in Moorabbin will receive a free* 2for1 film pass to see Philomena – starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan.
Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. After fifty years searching for him in vain, Philomena (Judi Dench) meets Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena is trusting.
Together they embark on a journey of discovery, revealing the extraordinary life of Philomena’s son. Warm, witty and compassionate, and featuring a powerhouse performance from Judi Dench, Philomena is not to be missed.
It’s in cinemas Boxing Day. See the trailer here. Big thanks to Hopscotch Films for the freebies!
*while stocks last!
It was so lovely to be visited by Kitty Von Tastique at the last Round She Goes Sydney market on 19 October. To learn more about Kitty and to follow her adventures, visit her Facebook page