Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. For more information, please contact us at 9362 8888 or [email protected]
Presented in partnership with the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, join us for breakfast and hear from inspiring WOW speakers Jude Kelly, Genevieve Grieves and Sadaf Saaz.
Light breakfast included in ticket price. Vegetarian options available.
Other dietary requirements please contact us at [email protected]
WHEN: Friday 24 March, 8am – 9:30am
VENUE: Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Jude Kelly is the Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre in London, where she created the WOW: Women of the World Festival in 2011, now in its sixth year at Southbank Centre as well as taking place in other parts of the UK and all over the world. She founded Solent People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, and was the founding director of West Yorkshire Playhouse. In 1997 Jude was awarded an OBE for services to theatre and in 2015 she was made a CBE for services to the Arts.
Genevieve Grieves is Worimi — traditionally from mid north coast New South Wales — and has lived on Kulin country in Melbourne for many years. She is an educator, curator, filmmaker, artist and oral historian who has accumulated nearly twenty years experience in the arts and culture industries. Some of her projects include the documentary, Lani’s Story; the video installation, Picturing the Old People; and, she was the Lead Curator of the internationally award-winning First Peoples exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. Genevieve has a role as a public intellectual and speaker and is currently undertaking her PhD in art, memorialisation and violence.
Sadaf Saaz is an entrepreneur, feminist, activist and poet. She grew up in the UK, and studied Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Cambridge. She now lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh with her husband, where she promotes South Asian arts and culture, learns Indian Classical Singing, and is a strong advocate for women’s rights. She is co-founder and producer of Hay Festival Dhaka. In 2013, Sadaf published Sari Reams, her debut collection of poetry in which she confronts injustices inflicted on women along with verses of passion and also a deep love for Bangladesh.
Presented in partnership with Queen Victoria Women’s Centre as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne.