Help us Launch Raspberry Ripple Productions

Raspberry Ripple Productions, a disability led theatre company, is calling on the Australian public to help them create an accessible website and officially launch. The Pozible campaign launched on 05 May, 2017, aiming to raise $9,500 or more to help the organisation achieve its mission.

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As a new entrant to the theatre scene, the organization relies on community and government funding. The Pozible campaign will help Raspberry Ripple build an accessible website to host information about its events, workshops and advocacy work. The website will be accessible to all people, no matter their disability. An important aspect that many websites overlook.


The funds will also be used for marketing and promotional services to get the word out there and advocate for disability in the arts. Finally, they will launch Raspberry Ripple Productions officially to the world, with a party and event to be hosted at Footscray Community Arts Centre on Saturday 3 June, 2017.


Raspberry Ripple’s remit is to create compelling theatre of a professional standard, using disabled and mainstream performers, writers and technical artists to tell stories of living in the world together.


Critical acclaim and opportunities followed the new disability led theatre company’s first official performance, ‘Enunciations’, at Footscray Community Arts Centre in 2016. Raspberry Ripple Productions is coming into its stride as a theatre company making a difference in the arts.


Kate Hood, Artistic Director and Founder of Raspberry Ripple Productions is the driving force behind the campaign. She’s passionate about making an inclusive and level playing field in the arts. Kate says:


“After being diagnosed with a neurological disease, I became a full time wheelchair user and struggled to keep my place as an actor in the mainstream performing arts.

Then I began to work with my new tribe of disabled artists – and realised that there is a rich seam of material that has never been explored in the mainstream. The dimension that could be created by performers with disability has been ignored for too long.  

That’s why I started Raspberry Ripple Productions. I want to see a pathway made for performers, writers, directors, and any disabled artist who has the talent and desire to work professionally in the performing arts.”

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The Pozible campaign will run for four weeks and offers rewards from as small as a thanks on Facebook to tickets to the company’s productions, or being a named sponsor on the website.

Visit the campaign here:

Hood adds “We want the mainstream industry to celebrate the deliciousness of diversity!”


To learn more, visit the Raspberry Ripple Productions Facebook page.  For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Lovelly Communications at or 0413 955 970.

Viking Biking TV

Introducing you to an amazing initiative by two young men who are giving LIFE A GO!

The Viking Biking Project.

The guys started this adventure after taking on an incredible Inspired Adventure which I love to go on, and learnt more about Amnesty International and the amazing country of Cambodia. This led them on to their next epic adventure:

The Viking Biking adventure isn’t just about having fun and showing the beautiful people and countryside of Cambodia, it’s about two mates learning who they are and finding out what they’re capable of. This is a story of friendship, adversity, beauty and inspiration that will not only entertain, but inspire people to get out there and make a difference themselves, to discover the world, to challenge their ideals and to make the most of this beautiful life we are given.

Learn more about this great project at:


A message from the lovely Dave Zwolenski who is running this great initiative:

“Without your support we really cannot make this dream happen, and so we ask from the bottom of our hearts for your support. Small amounts are great. $10, $20, whatever you can spare… but if you can go a bit higher into the $50’s and $100’s, then that’s even more amazing. – that is our site

If you really can’t give (and we totally get it) then please tell your friends about us. Tweet about us. Facebook about us. Blog about us. Whatever you can to spread the word about two best friends riding their bikes around the world, dressed as Vikings, because they want to experience life to the fullest and to turn those experiences into entertainment for you to watch and hopefully laugh at.”



Our aim is that once this pilot has been made, we present it to as many networks and production companies as we can, and, as it will be the most entertaining and wild pilot anyone has ever seen, a network would be crazy to say no to turning it into a full series. Our overall goal is for us to ride six (maybe more) countries around the world dressed in our Viking gear, making new friends and exploring parts of the world many dare fear, filming the entire trip, show you aspects of the world you never knew existed.

This is our dream guys! We want to open people’s eyes to the world, inspire you, make you laugh, entertain you and hopefully add to the current Australian television landscape by producing home-grown, good quality TV that people can relate to. We appreciate your support and promise to deliver a TV Pilot that will make you laugh, cry (honestly there is one scene that you will need a box of tissues for) and above all, entertain.

We sincerely Thank You from the bottom of our hearts! (SERIOUSLY, THANK YOU THANK YOU!!)

Lots of love and respect from Viking Dave and Viking Redd (and Viking Camera-Man Dan).

So get behind these guys and help them make a difference!

Opportunity with a soon to be launched BOOK!

My dear friend and mentor, Johanna Baker-Dowdell, will soon be launching her first ever book – Business & Baby on Board.

Paperback: Business & Baby on Board $25 AUD

A business mum’s bible on starting, running and succeeding in business. Using case studies and advice from 20 incredible business women, be inspired by:


  • Janine Allis, Boost Juice
  • Rebecca Mezzino, Clear Space Organising
  • Naomi Simson, Red Balloon
  • Polly McGee, StartUp Tasmania
  • Alycia Edgar, Roaly Group
  • Alli Price, Motivating Mum
  • Sarah Allen, Sarah Allen Consulting
  • Sara Redman, Sara Redman & Associates
  • Celine Egan, TCY Coaching & Training
  • Janet Beckers, Wonderful Web Women
  • Kristy-Lee Johnston, Footprint Recruitment
  • Annalisa Holmes, The Transcription People
  • Amanda Cox, Real Mums
  • Anita Lincolne-Lomax, Babes in Arms
  • Amanda Gonzalez, Untangle the Web
  • Renee Mayne, Bra Queen
  • Susan Pearse, Mind Gardener
  • Kaz Cooke, Women’s Stuff author
  • Carolyn Cresswell, Carman’s Muesli
  • Johanna Baker-Dowdell, Strawberry Communications


There are still some wonderful opportunities for you to get involved and promote your business to the mumpreneur market as well as a much wider market once the book is released.


Ads will appear after the Business Toolkit resource section in both the printed and electronic version of the book. Around 100 copies of Business & Baby on Board have already been pre-sold so you’re looking at a proven captive audience.


$200 coupon ad – make a special offer to readers via this coupon 

$550 half-page ad – have a half page of the book devoted to your business (Just one spot left!)


Johanna is also signing the first 500 copies of Business & Baby on Board sold if anyone wants to secure a pre-sale copy, head over to the ‘Books’ tab at Strawberry Communications[] and buy one copy for $25, or two for $40.


You can also take advantage of the Pozible rewards (offered during the crowdfunding campaign), like the $150 one hour strategy session, $300 media release and half hour consult, $500 day PR strategy consult Johanna can invoice for you. More details at


This is a great opportunity to promote your business to many people who will be inspired as they read this great book and look to start work on their own business adventure.

Business & Baby on Board Book

Business & Baby on Board is a book written by PR expert Johanna Baker-Dowdell. But we need your help to get it to book shelves!

Could you do with a PR strategy session for your business, a professionally written media release for your big news, or a VIP round table with nine fellow business owners? Read on to find out how you can make these things happen by pledging to my book project.My Business & Baby on Board crowdfunding project on Pozible is now 31% funded. While I am very grateful to the people who have made pledges so far to get it to that point, I need to make the remaining 69% by September 24 or I won’t see any of the money committed to help me self publish. Visit to see what rewards are on offer in return for a pledge.

I am also signing the first 500 copies of Business & Baby on Board sold if you want to secure a pre-sale copy, head over to the ‘Books’ tab at Strawberry Communications and buy one copy for $25, or two for $40.




More about Strawberry Communications
ImageStrawberry Communications generates amazing publicity. Our agency tells business stories using public relations and writing through a number of online and offline mediums.

Writer and PR consultant Johanna Baker-Dowdell started Strawberry Communications in 2007 to help businesses tell their story. Strawberry Communications is based in Launceston, above the Tamar River, Tasmania, but servicing clients all over Australia (and sometimes the world).

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