Captain Sustainability and NESS Forum 2010

Posted: December 13, 2010 in Uncategorized


Publicity Photo by Rose Mort for Armidale Independent
All other photos by David Doyle (also documented NESS 2008)

Reuben Mellor & Jimmy Greaves just off stage after performing a comic skit “Captain Sustainability” to open the NESS 2010 Public Forum.
They are posing in front of the Opera House Chicken Coop that Reuben’s dad had made and which was showcased at this year’s SLEx( Sustainable Living Expo).
The boys had recently created the “Captain Sustainability” sketch as a short presentation on the final day of the local YouthLead Congress held in November at UNE.
With a couple of rehearsals and some graphics for screen projection, created by UNE student Matt Wittingham – the boys knocked everyone out with a witty take on “Saving The World”.
Local State member of parliament and UNE Cancellor Richard Torbay & behind him Armidale Dumaresq Shire mayor Peter Ducat behind him – picture right.
NESS Chair, Adam Blakester centre back.
For the NESS 2010 Public Forum SVM provided, event design ideas, A/V displays showcasing locally made digital media from various local “sustainability” groups and enterprises, 5 short video pieces and produced the theatre piece with Reuben, Jimmy, Matt and Duval High Arts & Entertainment student Peter Hutton who were brought in as SVM mentorees to participate in hits major community event 
SVM also supplied the “Boast Card” Concept – a chance for locals to brag about their achievements in the last 2 yrs since the previous forum. The Boast cards were designed and produced by event co-ordinator and exhibition curator Irene Lemon. 




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