Women of Banyule: An International Women’s Day Event

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Women of Banyule: An International Women’s Day Event

An Evening Gala to Connect and Celebrate All Women.

Mother Tongue lives, works, and creates on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation.
We Acknowledge that this is, and always will be, Aboriginal Land.

Mother Tongue Poetry has been running monthly spaces to platform women’s voices in Melbourne and beyond for a decade.
To celebrate we are going BIG this International Women’s Day with a gala at the Centre Ivanhoe celebrating women’s voices through spoken word, poetry, and song.

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March 8th 7pm-9pm
The Centre, Ivanhoe
Presented by Mother Tongue Poetry
Hosted by Fleassy Malay

An Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry from Women of Banyule and Beyond

Ebony MonCrief
Sam Petersen
Georgia Fields
Nikki Viveca
and more

Plus: Arrival Drinks, Light Catering, Alcohol-Free Bar*

*In the spirit of inclusion and culture shifting this is an alcohol free event with tiered ticketing prices for all.

How Our Ticketing Works
Mother Tongue is committed to ensuring our events are as accessible as we can make them.
We do that by providing a range of ticket pricing options on an honesty basis.

Free – Book via the ticket link

General Ticket: $20

Mother Lover Ticket: $30
(This tickets supports others to attend for less)

Inclusion Ticket: $10
(For people who need a lower priced ticket)

Mob Ticket: $5
(For all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community)

This is a seated event, cabaret style, around circular tables.
We encourage groups and organisations to book a table for 10 to ensure they will be seated together.

Full Table: $200
(10 seats)

Mother Lover Table: $250
(10 seats for organisations who want to support others to attend for less)

If, for whatever reason, you are not in a financial position to buy a ticket for this event please contact Bianca Ellis from the Banyule Community Impact Team at [email protected] and ask about accessing a ticket to this event. We are very grateful for their offer to support our event and community in this way.

All genders may attend this event with the intention to celebrate women and gender diverse people who identify as women.
This event is an LGBTQI+ led and mindful space.

Supported by a Banyule City Council Arts and Culture Project Grant and Community Bank East Ivanhoe

Venue and Accessibility
This venue is wheelchair accessible. We will do our best to accomodate access requests. Please indicate your accessibility needs or requests please via email at [email protected]. (or via the “Contact Event Organiser” button on the ticket page)

Deaf/Hard of hearing

Our small team is currently trying to secure both Ausland interpretation and Captions for this event. Please keen an eye on our main event page for updates and confirmation.

Sensory Awareness
The event will have amplified sound and the venue is very large and spacious. The audience will be up to 250 people.

The audience will be seated around circular tables. There will not be a dance floor. People may leave their seats at times but the general intention is for them to stay seated.

The performances will mostly be spoken word with one singer-songwriter on accoustic guitar. There will not be any extreme flashing lights or sudden lighting or sound level shifts.

There will be a short intervall for networking when ambient sound may increase as people talk amongst themselves.

This will be an alcohol free space with the intention of inclusion and a culture shift to decentralise alcohol from LGBTQI+ and Arts spaces.

For more information visit http://www.mothertonguepoetry.com/iwd2023/