In honour of World Human Rights Day, we're hosting an evening of storytelling and music to raise funds for The Monthly. Join us for great food, great company, and stories from Lucy Peach and Nina Boydell around the themes of women's rights and womanhood.
The Monthly is a storytelling-meets-sewing circle that sews reusable sanitary kits for girls and women in Papua New Guinea. The group operates on a volunteer basis and relies on time and monetary donations to make the kits and have them posted overseas. Profits from this event will be used to buy materials, such as fabric and sewing machines, as well as postage to PNG.
Lucy Peach is a singer, songwriter, sexual health educator and performer from Fremantle, WA. She has released two EPs: ‘Wax and Wane’ (2011) and ‘Silver Tongue’ (2016), She's also the brains behind the highly acclaimed performance My Greatest Period Ever.
Nina Boydell is the coordinator of The Monthly. She was a volunteer with the Bougainville Women’s Federation during 2013 – 2016. During this time she observed the difficulty women and girls have in Bougainville with managing their monthly cycle in a dignified and hygienic way. As a result, she started making sanitary kits for the women, comprising of reusable, flannelette sanitary pads.
We'll be holding a raffle on the night with some special prizes, including a $100 Ilka voucher and a tee from their new collection. La Paleta will be providing some treats to cool us down and satisfy our sweet tooth. Thank you to these two generous sponsors for supporting this event.
Tickets: $40 including a light supper and drinks