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.
It is our 10 year Anniversary!
That’s right, we have been running monthly spaces to platform women’s voices 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.
March 8th 7pm-9pm
Doors open 6:30
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
Plus: Arrival Drinks, Light Catering, Alcohol-Free Bar*
This event will have captions for digital attendance.
*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
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 safety@Banyule.vic.gov.au 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (or via the “Contact Event Organiser” button on the ticket page)
Deaf/Hard of hearing
Auslan and Live Captioning: Thanks to the generous support of Women with Disabilities Victoria this event will have Live Captioning for our online Audiences. Unfortunatly due to insdustry shortages on a popular event day we were unable to secure Auslan Interpreters for this event. We acknowledge that this excludes some of our community from this event, and we are sorry.
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.
There will be no alcohol at this event.