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Project Lyttelton Speaker Sessions at the Wunderbar

When: Thursday 24 June, 7.30pm

Where: The Wunderbar

How much: $10, door sales

speakers_festival_of_lightsCome into the warm, nestle in with a tasty beverage and join us for an evening of enlightenment, education and entertainment. Five talented and intriguing speakers from the vibrant community of Lyttelton will share their wisdom, ideas and tales with punters in the backroom at the Wunderbar.


Jo Burzynska (Wine Writer & Columnist) with Adventures in Wine

Dr Colin Meurck (Senior Ecologist for Landcare Research) with Biodiversity is Life – Life is Art

Adam McGrath (Frontman for band The Eastern) with Hard travellin'- using guitar strings to follow shoe strings along state highways and beyond

Dr Sanchez/Duke Mule (Musician, Photographer, DJ, Graphic Artist) with Online Music Promotion and Presentation Tips - How to Promote your band to the world

Dr Graeme Inglis (Principle Scientist, Marine Biosecurity, NIWA) with Aliens in our midst! - What foreign creatures lurk at the bottom of Lyttelton Harbour, how did they get there and what are we doing about them?

Proudly produced by Project Lyttelton with thanks to the Wunderbar.



Reusable cups

Only Globelet reusable cups are being used at the street party for ALL drinks and soup. Globelets are New Zealand-made and are recyclable, reusable, BPA-free. You buy your globelet for $2 when you buy your first drink, then the Globelet is yours to use for the night (you can even rinse it at our rinse station!). At the end of the night you can take it home or return it for a refund.

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Glow Paint not Glow Sticks

Glowsticks are lots of fun, but not so great for our environment. The chemical generally used in them is Dibutyl phthalate, which can cause irritation or nausea.

The outer of glowsticks is made of plastic. The combination of Dibutyl phthalate and plastic is a nightmare! We think they would take 1000+ years to breakdown in landfill. If they don't make it to landfill (which they often don't) they're not something we want polluting our waterways.

So we have come up with something that has less of an impact on our environment: Resene have a paint called "Nightlight" ( Follow the safety instructions for this paint and combine it with the idea in this video ( to make glow-in-the-dark bracelets that your children will want to keep and bring out every night! You could also create glow in the dark wands using sticks if short of time. And there must be many other creative ways to play with this stuff!

Happy glowing!