aka International Women’s Day in taking place on Tuesday March 8.
This year IWD turns 100, and for those out of the loop, this is not a day to celebrate boobs, sandwiches and PMS. Instead it is a day where we celebrate the achievements of women all around the world and use these achievements to inspire and empower others.
Unfortunately IWD doesn’t really have the same standing it does in other countries. Did you know it’s an official holiday in almost 30 countries and women get honoured with small presents and flowers?!
Anyways, there will still be a few cool events running on Tuesday if you’re feeling the lady love.
Crafternoon Tea @ Reverse Garbage
This place is so rad. You can get lost in here for hours looking through piles of old children’s video boxes and kitsch 3D pictures of puppies and flowers. If you have never been to Reverse Garbage, it’s basically a not-for-profit co op not unlike a giant industrial style reject shop. There are two in Sydney, the original giant shed within the grounds of the Addison Road Centre in Marrickville and more recently a more designer/artist friendly addition in Taylor Square. This Crafternoon Tea will be taking place at the former from 2.30 – 4pm, so make sure you’re there to get creative, help the planet and eat cake with a bunch of other lovely ladies.
If you haven’t had enough of short films since Tropfest, pop into Customs House from 12.15 – 1pm. To kick off the Annual World Of Women Film Festival and celebrate the centenary of IWD, the event will showcase a selection of short films made by women. There will also be a Q&A session with the Festival Director Sil-Nyin Cameron so head along to see some great shorts and support women in film.
If you have $130 dollars lying around, why not join Leona Edmiston to celebrate her label’s 10 year anniversary and IWD all in one hit. You’ll get to enjoy a 3 course lunch with matching wines, a fashion parade of Edmiston’s AW11 collection and a few words from the lady herself about her inspiration for the collection and views on & tips for this season’s trends. The luncheon will take place at Pendolino in the Strand Arcade at 12:30pm.
If you have another $130 lying around after you’ve booked your ticket, why not take me with you?
Jurassic Lounge is going all girly on us, adding a few lady bits to their regular Tuesday night activities. Alongside the creepy skeletons and pythons doing the rounds, there will be tarot card readings, Cunningpants of Snatch & Grab Dj’s in the Silent Disco, as well as a screening of Dena Curtis’ documentry 8 Ladies (don’t worry, there will almost definitely be more than 8 ladies there on the night!).
$15 entry on the door includes a free drink, so head to the Australian Museum between 5:30 and 9:30pm.
Happy IWD! Don’t forget, small presents and flowers would be greatly appreciated.