Broadside: Things My Mother Never Told Me

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

9 Nov 2019

Broadside is the new feminist ideas festival from the Wheeler Centre. Over the weekend of 9 to 10 November at Melbourne Town Hall, Broadside will present two days of unabashedly feminist programming, spotlighting a remarkable line-up of international and local speakers, and delivering a powerfully feminist agenda.

Things My Mother Never Told Me

Lets hear it for mothers – the ones we choose, the ones who chose us, those who birthed us, mothers-in-law, step-mothers, foster mothers. There for us, before us, showing the way. But sometimes we learn as much from the absences and silences as we do from the considered advice and life lessons.

In a powerful evening of readings and performances, reflections and song, our all-star gala line-up will fill empty spaces in their own pasts with the conversations they wish they had and the things they needed to hear.

With Aretha Brown, Ariel Levy, Bhenji Ra, Clare Wright, Courtney Barnett, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fran Kelly, Maria Tumarkin, Mehreen Faruqi, Nayuka Gorrie, Nicole Lee, Patricia Cornelius and Raquel Willis.


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9 Nov 2019

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Melbourne Town Hall

90-130 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000

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