Calling all sisters, girl bosses and allies. The Sydney Opera House’s All About Women fest is back with a plethora of top-shelf speakers, activists, writers and performers. The excellent line-up of events includes a roster of concerts, dances, workshops and panel discussions across three days. Championing the importance of representation, feminism and women empowerment, the festival runs from March 11-13 with 25 events scheduled and more than 60 international and Australian artists set to participate.
All About Women, Sydney Opera House
The festival is leaving no stone unturned in its 11th year. Highlights include an Australian exclusive conversation with Jennette McCurdy who made waves with her best-selling memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died last year. Legendary feminist punk band Bikini Kill will make an appearance on March 12 for a conversation about activism, music, and women taking up space. Other big names include Grace Tame, Clementine Ford and Sydney icon and powerhouse Wendy Whiteley.
One to keep on your radar is ‘Iran: woman, life, freedom‘ where Iranian-Australian women will give an inside look at the woman-led revolution in Iran and how to be allies in this key moment in world history. ‘Who is feminism for‘, an important conversation that spotlights intersectional feminism and women from culturally and racially marginalised backgrounds takes place on March 12.
Plus get excited for dance workshop by Bindi Bosses, a printmaking workshop and an opening night gala featuring names like Fatima Bhutto, Gelareh Pour, Germaine Acogny, Clare Bowditch, Eryn Jean Norvill and Jannawi Dance Clan.
There are far too excellent events and speakers to list in full, head here to see what resonates with you. The festival is an uplifting reminder of the achievements of women across different arenas and a must-visit this March.