WHAT'S ON FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

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What’s on for women and girls in Melbourne this school holidays and beyond?

We’ve compiled a snapshot of activities and events to bring out the best in women and girls in and around Melbourne.

All events listed via Engaging Women must reflect girls and women in a positive way.

It’s even better if the activity or event challenges gender stereotypes.

If you have a listing please send it our way and don’t forget boys are welcome at most of these activities.

 

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FOOTY FAN CLUB FOR GIRLS

Inspired by the phenomenal debut of Women’s AFL.

Want to give your girls a free kick this school hols?

Want to expose them to a star role model of the game?

Join the authors of a new book for kids, The Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017′ at this special event.

Collingwood recruit Emma Kind will be there for a fun footy talk and a free hour of footy fandom.

Location

The Wheeler Centre Books Writing Ideas
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

03 9094 7800
ticketing@wheelercentre.com
www.wheelercentre.com/events/f…

Dates and times

04/04/2017

Tue: 11am – noon

Price

This is a free event

Bookings

Book online

03 9094 7800

ticketing@wheelercentre.com

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

ACMI FAMILY SUNDAYS TECH GAME PLAY

Game on with a free day of live gaming, virtual reality and giant board games. Face off against friends and family on 1 2 Switch on the brand new Nintendo Switch, burn rubber and hurl turtle shells in high-octane classic Mario Kart and get down with Just Dance on the giant screen.

Unleash your inner artist and paint, draw and create a masterpiece in virtual reality with Google’s Tilt Brush, and journey into the human body or experience a prehistoric Jurassic adventure in the VR Playzone.

Location

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square
Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

03 8663 2200
www.acmi.net.au/events/family-…

Dates and times

04/06/2017

Sun: 11am – 4pm

Price

This is a free event

Bookings

Not required

BRICK MAN WONDERS of the WORLD LEGO AMAZINGNESS

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Ever dreamed of visiting the Empire State Building, Arc de Triomphe, Big Ben and other world-famous landmarks?

Thanks to Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, Melburnians can explore a world of epic LEGO masterpieces and learn about some of mankind’s most amazing achievements from all over the globe, in a fully interactive, educational experience.

The global exhibition, and the largest LEGO exhibition to ever come to Melbourne, opens at the Melbourne Museum in April. More than fifty awe-inspiring models will be on display, taking visitors on a hands-on, educational journey through history. Kids and adults will come face-to-face with LEGO versions of world famous landmarks including a giant LEGO Arc de Triomphe, LEGO Empire State Building with King Kong, LEGO Big Ben, a LEGO Leaning Tower of Pisa and even a LEGO version of Michelangelo’s statue of David.

Exhibition visitors will have the opportunity to learn along the way and discover more about each attraction – real life and LEGO life! As well as being immersed in the incredible LEGO creations, there will also be a number of interactive hands-on activities to take part in.

Location

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Contact detailswww.brickmanwonders.com.au

Dates and times

01/04/2017 to 07/05/2017

Mon: 10am – 5pmTue: 10am – 5pmWed: 10am – 5pmThu: 10am – 5pmFri: 10am – 5pmSat: 10am – 5pmSun: 10am – 5pm
Duration is approximately 1.5 hours, all customers are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their timed session.

Price

$25-$35, family $95

Bookings

Book online

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

Features

All ages

FREE LEARN TO CODE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

Do your girls want to learn coding, developing websites, apps, games or exploring tech in an informal, safe and creative environment?

Coderdojo could be for you.

No prior coding or programming knowledge is required and computers are available for everyone.

Club for kids aged 7 to 17 to learn coding with help from volunteers.

Location

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday Street
Carlton VIC 3053

Contact details

03 9658 7304
carltoncoderdojo@gmail.com
www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/commu…

Dates and times

02/02/2017 to 22/06/2017

Thu: 4.30pm – 6pm

Price

This is a free event

Accessibility

Bookings

Book online

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

MBOTS FREE BALLOON POPPING CHALLENGE

For budding engineers aged 7 – 12.

Location

Library at The Dock
107-117 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands VIC 3008

Contact details

03 9658 9998
bit.ly/2mUnbik

Dates and times

05/04/2017

Wed: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Price

This is a free event

Accessibility

Bookings

Book online

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

WOMEN’S ART EXHIBITION

Titled ‘No Woman is an Island’ this exhibition explores the shift in perception that often comes with different ages and phases in life.

The works also explore the theme of woman as Object vs Subject, thereby challenging, complicating, and confronting the traditional notion of the ‘male gaze’ in art.

Curated by Sophia Cai.

Location

Blindside Gallery
Room 14, Level 7
Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

03 9650 0093
infor@blindside.org.au
blindside.org.au

Dates and times

10/05/2017 to 27/05/2017

Tue: noon – 6pmWed: noon – 6pmThu: noon – 6pmFri: noon – 6pmSat: noon – 6pm
Opening event 6pm-8pm, 11 May

Price

This is a free event

Bookings

Not required

ACMI is hosting free Sunday kids events

Free events and interactive fun for all the family, inspire your girls to explore STEM and ICT.

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MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT MORNINGS

Celebrate the wonderful women in your life. Little ones love to explore the range of crafty treasures available.

Location

Library at The Dock
107-117 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands VIC 3008

Contact details

03 9658 9998
www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/commu…

Dates and times

09/05/2017

Tue: 11am – 1pm

Price

This is a free event

Bookings

Not required

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

CELEBRATION DAY FOR GIRLS

Run by one of our empowering Ambassadors for Good, Melissa Jeffcott.

A Celebration Day for Girls is a one-day workshop for 10-12 years old girls with their mother or female carer. This carefully crafted workshop was designed by Jane Bennett to support girls and mothers at this special threshold in both their lives, and to provide an affirming, grounded and connected celebration of the journey to womanhood.

At the Celebration Day girls enjoy lively discussion, fun craft activities, women’s stories and gentle celebration of the magical threshold of puberty and menarche.

Many participants report that their mother-daughter relationship is enriched and enlivened as the doors of communication in this key area of female experience and development are opened.

More information can be found here at Melissa’s website..

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL – MANSPLAINING

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How do women survive in a man’s world? Allow Alice and Ned to mansplain.

Award-winning duo Alice Tovey and Ned Dixon are rewriting the man-ual with their brand new show, Mansplaining.With their iconic razor-sharp humour and unforgettable original songs, Tovey and Dixon will take audiences on a journey of how men made the world, and how the world has made ‘the man’.

Following much acclaim for previous productions Malice and Personal Messiah, Tovey and Dixon will premiere Mansplaining at the Butterfly Club as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Location

The Butterfly Club
Carson Place, off Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

03 9663 8107
boxoffice@thebutterflyclub.com
thebutterflyclub.com/show/alic…

Dates and times

10/04/2017 to 16/04/2017

Mon: 7pm – 8pmTue: 7pm – 8pmWed: 7pm – 8pmThu: 7pm – 8pmFri: 7pm – 8pmSat: 7pm – 8pmSun: 7pm – 8pm
Note: Wednesday 12 April performance will be Auslan interpreted

Price

Full $32, concession $28, group (6+) $25

Bookings

Book online

03 9663 8107

boxoffice@thebutterflyclub.com

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

Features

Over 18 event

Licensed

 

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WEAVING THE WATERWAYS: WOMEN AND FISHING

Don’t miss this installation of new and existing works by Wadi Wadi, Yorta Yorta and Ngarringeri artist Glenda Nicholls showcasing techniques passed down through generations of Aboriginal women living in and around South-East Australian Waterways.

The objects are imbued with deep cultural significance. The exhibition is presented as part of The City Of Melbourne’s Yirramboi Festival, Melbourne Design Week and the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

Location

Koorie Heritage Trust Inc
The Yarra Building
Levels 1 and 3
Federation Square
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

03 8662 6300
info@koorieheritagetrust.com
koorieheritagetrust.com.au/exh…

Dates and times

11/03/2017 to 14/05/2017

Mon: 10am – 5pmTue: 10am – 5pmWed: 10am – 5pmThu: 10am – 5pmFri: 10am – 5pmSat: 10am – 5pmSun: 10am – 5pm

Price

This is a free event

Bookings

Not required

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

Features

All ages

MINDFUL WOMEN

Hundreds of women are expected for an evening of mass meditation and visualisation.

Presented by Girlinspo.com, Mindful Women will feature experienced facilitators and a Tibetan Bowls sound meditation by Bette Rankin.

Location

NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

Contact details

events.ticketbooth.com.au/even…

Dates and times

04/04/2017

Tue: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Price

$38 (women only)

Bookings

Book online

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

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EXHIBITION – THE WOMEN BEHIND THE WOMEN’S

The Royal Women’s Hospital is staging a photographic art exhibition to celebrate the diversity of women and break down stereotypes.

It takes us behind the women who work in the hospital, contrasting their professional life and achievements with their private lives.

Nine of Victoria’s top photographers have lent their support including Penny Stephens, Meredith O’Shea, Melanie Dove, Teagan Gienane and Angela Wylie.

Location

The Royal Women’s Hospital (Atrium)
20 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052

Contact details

03 8345 2232
andrea.baranski@thewomens.org.au
www.thewomens.org.au

Dates and times

08/03/2017 to 01/06/2017

Mon: all dayTue: all dayWed: all dayThu: all dayFri: all daySat: all daySun: all day

Price

This is a free event

Bookings

Not required

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

ST KILDA MUM’S MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON

If you haven’t heard of the good work of these women you’ve been living under a rock.

St Kilda Mum’s supports families in crisis and they’re holding a luncheon to raise much-needed funds.

Date and time

Friday 12 May

12pm – 4pm

Lakeside Events & Functions
Level 1, 31-33 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park

Price

$160 per ticket
$1,600 per table of 10

Delicious 3-course meal
Glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival
Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages
Entertainment and guest speakers
Gift bag with beautiful goodies
Raffle and exciting prizes to be won!
Tickets are available on our online gift shop. Tickets are selling fast!

SHARE THE DIGNITY ‘DigniTEA’

A fantastic cause, bringing awareness of the daily challenges that homeless women face. No woman should choose between eating, feeding her children or buying sanitary items.

DigniTEA is an opportunity for friends, family and community to come together for an afternoon of entertainment, food and amazing raffles.

Location

Peninsula A, Shed 14, Central Pier
161 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands VIC 3008

Contact details

nationalevents@sharethedignity…
www.sharethedignity.com.au/dig…

Dates and times

28/05/2017

Sun: 12.30pm – 4pm

Price

$59 each, table of ten $550

Bookings

Book online

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria

Features

Over 18 event

Licensed

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EXHIBITION – BEHIND THE BADGE

Compelling portrait exhibition of ten women currently serving in Victoria Police.

Photography by Morgana Magee.

Location

Victoria Police Museum
World Trade Centre
637 Flinders Street (enter via Siddeley Street)Melbourne VIC 3008

Contact details

03 9247 6354
policemuseum-mgr@police.vic.go…
www.policemuseum.vic.gov.au

Dates and times

05/08/2016 to 30/06/2017

Mon: 10am – 4pmTue: 10am – 4pmWed: 10am – 4pmThu: 10am – 4pmFri: 10am – 4pm

Price

This is a free event

Bookings

Not required

Have listing to share?

Want to share your an event for women and girls with our community?

Send your listing: info@engagingwomen.com.au

 

About Martine Harte

Martine Harte is founder of Engaging Women, a platform for social good.
She is dedicated voice in the advancement of women & girls. Contact: info@engagingwomen.com.au to learn more about mentorship or the Ambassadors program.

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