Happy International Women’s Day!
The Women of the World (WOW) Festival is coming to Melbourne for the first time on Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March. Footscray Community Arts Centre will come alive for the three-day festival celebrating women and exploring the remaining challenges to gender equality.
WOW – Women of the World has been identified as the largest network of women in the world, with its festivals engaging and inspiring women in the US, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the UK, and Australia. With over 80 speakers, and 90 events happening in three days, the Melbourne festival is a not-to-be-missed celebration and a timely call to action.
Check out the full program of conversations, music, film and performance. There are also free events and kid-friendly events. Here are some of the highlights for the families:
Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March:
WOW Café – FREE curated program featuring festival highlights such as conversations, short talks and performances. You’ll also find the WOW Marketplace there with stalls by local designers, artists and makers.
Thursday 23 March – Friday 24 March:
Fluidity – FREE walk with local artist (and my friend) Chantal Wynter who will guide you to contemplate what is cherished in our society and what is discarded, and to examine how Footscray’s unique environs reflect these thoughts.
Saturday 25 March:
Pushy Women bike rides – FREE bike rides with me! Discover diverse businesses run by Westie Women creators, makers and doers. The morning ride is especially for mums and bubs in a bike seat.
WOW kids – FREE workshops and games with 100 Story Building, The Stella Prize, Robogals, Women’s Circus and hula hoopers!
WOW Make Noise concert – FREE gig on the lush lawns of FCAC after the WOW Kids’ program. Featuring Sampa the Great, Mojo Juju, Electric Fields, The Black Sistaz, Sugar Fed Leopards, MzRizk and Thando. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and the atmosphere!
Full WOW Melbourne Program HERE. See you there!