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The Sunny Bins Solar Cinema

On Sunday 30th October 2016 Sunny Bins launched its Solar Cinema, off grid movies under the stars, well actually under a marquee as it was raining. Luckily the batteries were fully charged so no sun was needed to run the show. A few brave souls ignored the rain and rocked up at ‘The Save Sydney Park’ camp for the night. The community blockade camp having stalled destruction in one part of Sydney Park had recently moved to it’s new location on the corner of Euston rd and Campbell rd in order to put more pressure on the disastrous Westconnex project.
The Lorax was screened, Halloween Pumpkins created and a great night had. The whole event was be run by the new crowdfunded Sunny Bins Solar buggy that ran a Solar Stage at the Northern Beaches Music Festival the previous weekend.
The night was a test to see if it could run a cinema and it passed with flying data projected colours.

Check out the slideshow of the night and stay tuned for more Solar Cinemas in the future…

The Save Sydney Park camp occupation is there 24/7 and is helping oppose with direct peaceful action Westconnex’s plans to destroy our beloved and culturally significant Sydney park. Drop in and have a cuppa and see how you can help the campaign. If you want to book the Solar Cinema contact us through our contact page

Northern Beaches Music Festival Solar Stage

The Lurkers
The Lurkers
Check out the live feed from the launch of the Solar Stage at the Northern Beaches Music Festival at Collaroy on Saturday October 22nd. Clip includes interviews with ‘Under The Weather’ from Walgett,Members of Lock The Gate and Knitting Nana’a and a tour of the off grid zone.
Despite cloudy weather the stage worked with Solar powered Sunny Bins and a Solar inverter/generator crowd funded for this event and beyond.

Although it was cloudy the Sunny Bin generator was previously sun charged so was able to provide stage power for the bands on the day . As whales breached out the back of the near perfect 3ft grey long waves Mal riders lazily surfed beachwards.

Sun powered sounds filled the air, global beats D.J’s Mashy P and Dr Kalimantan spun sets and live bands played for about 5 hours.
The crowd funding campaign that raised the money for the Solar generator buggy to be made for the festival also got the Walgett band ‘Under The Weather’ to come down from Northern N.S.W and play on the stage.
Finally the sun came out late mid afternoon and topped up the batteries from the quite heavy current draw from the Walgett band with their Marshall and Bass amps and the zones stage mixing equipment. Other live acts, Stu Tyrrell, The Lurkers, Scarlet’s Revenge weaved acoustic, folky, celtic post punk vibes through the day. Stay tuned for more off grid cinemas and gigs with this Sunny Bins Solar Sound System this summer and beyond. Click and surf the slideshow of the day…