[YarraBUG-list] No Tunnel Rally + Benefit Gig + Dreams on Wheels Exhibition

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Sat Jul 26 11:02:49 AEST 2008

Hi all,

Three upcoming events for your information. There won't be a Yarra BUG
meeting this Sunday (27th) due to the Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel
(YCAT) Community Day/Rally at Smiths Reserve, next to Fitzroy Pool at 1pm.
See you there instead!

- Family Day Rally this Sunday to Stop the Tunnel - 27 July 2008
- Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel Benefit Gig - 8 August 2008
- Dreams on Wheels exhibition at Federation Square - 12 to 19 August

1. Family Day Rally this Sunday to Stop the Tunnel - 27 July 2008

Join Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel, local residents, Councillors,
Members of Parliament, Connies and news crews in Smith Reserve this Sunday
at 1 pm to add your voice to the campaign to:


MC’s: Corinne Grant & Rod Quantock.
Activities: Have a Sausage and hear speakers (from 1:15pm): Freda Watkin,
YCAT Campaign, Key Note: Dr. Paul Mees, Transport Planner, RMIT, Cr Judy
Morton, Mayor City of Yarra, Greg Barber, MLA, Richard Wynne, MLA for
Richmond, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs,
Cr Stephen Jolly, Yarra City Councillor

Tram Conductor Roberto D’Andrea from ‘The Connies‘ will be handing out
cards on the endangered animals, birds & marsupials on the Yarra River.

Children’s Drawing Competition on the theme of Climate Change and Roads.
The best drawings will be displayed on YCAT.org.au web-site. Children of
All Ages Welcome.

When: 1 pm - 3 pm This Sunday, 27th July

Where: Smith Reserve Fitzroy is the park on Alexandra Parade between the
Fitzroy Pool and Napier St, halfway between Smith St and Brunswick St.
Melway Map 2C ref D5

2. Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel Benefit Gig - 8 August 2008


A night of reggae / hip hop / dub / dubsteb / afro beat and jungle boogie.
Culture Connect, with special guest Elf Transporter, School of Dub, Natty
Sistren, DJVJ

$10 entry, party all night! Friday, August 8, 2008 at 8:00pm, The Laundry,
50 Johnston St, Fitzroy. Phone: 0433 113 421 Email: notunnelATgmail.com

3. Dreams on Wheels exhibition at Federation Square - 12 to 19 August
Dreams on Wheels finally comes to Melbourne after shows in Canberra,
Brisbane & Sydney!

The Dreams on Wheels exhibition will in the Atrium at Federation Square in
Melbourne from 12 to 19 August.

The exhibition is a showcase of Danish culture of cycling and innovative
Danish bicycle design. This exhibition has been brought to Australia as
part of celebrations marking the re-opening of the Royal Danish Embassy in

Dreams on Wheels is curated by Thomas Ermacora, founder of Etikstudio, and
has previously been shown at the Danish House in Paris, Danish Design
Center in Copenhagen and Harbourfront Centre of Toronto.

Motivated by how a ‘cyclocentric’ approach to urban development can
stimulate sustainable civic behaviour, the exhibition promotes cycling in
a broader cultural context, displaying Danish urban cityscapes alongside
urban visions for Australia by Danish architect Jan Gehl.

Ranging from family friendly to high tech, the bicycles exhibited include
the Christiania bike, the LeitraVelomobile, Biomega designer bikes, the
unique Mountain Goat, and ultimate classics from Velorbis.

Also on display are Copenhagen City Bikes, bicycles that are identical to
those used in the Danish free bicycle program currently being adopted in
Paris and considered for introduction in Australia.

Filmmaker and photographer Mikael Colville-Andersen contributes to the
exhibition with a number of photographs documenting Copenhagen's bicycle
culture from his ongoing series.

Exhibition opening hours: 12 to 19 August 2008

Open all hours

Admission is free

The Atrium, Federation Square


Yarra Bicycle Users Group Inc.
PO Box 253
Clifton Hill VIC 3068
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Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North,
Clifton Hill, Cremorne, Collingwood, Fairfield,
Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill, Richmond
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