By Ellen Morgan
Published: Monday, March 21, 2022
Are you sad that Mad March is coming to a close for 2022? Reminisce with us on the festival as we hop in an EcoCaddy and chat to some of the people behind the festivities.
During this year’s Mad March, we met with our friends at EcoCaddy to test out this fun and sustainable way to get about the city.
The eco-friendly transport solution uses batteries as well as leg power to peddle you about the CBD. What better way to see Adelaide in all its March mad-glory?
Starting off at EcoCaddy HQ on Pulteney Street, we journey to the Festival Centre (Adelaide Festival’s home-turf) to pick up Sustainability Coordinator and Producer of Climate Crisis and the Arts, Bea Jeavons.
We go for a spin through the city streets in the caddy as Bea shares her passion for our planet, the undeniable climate crisis and the importance of events in Adelaide.
Next, we welcome Farhan Shah, an Adelaide-based composer and Qawwali singer who performed traditional Sufi music with Sufi Oz at WOMADelaide this year.
He tells us a bit about his background, what Sufi music is all about, and what he loves about the Adelaide music scene and WOMADelaide. As we near his drop-off point at Botanic Park, he even gives us a taste of his talents, and his rendition of the RAA theme song.
You can join us on this tour of Adelaide in the video below.
Free EcoCaddy rides for RAA members ended 20th March, 2022.
Don’t forget, there’s plenty more South Aussie delights coming up in the events calendar, including Tasting Australia, which begins next month, and Illuminate starting 16 July. Keep an eye out on RAA member benefits to see how you can save.