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Rebirthing the North Coast Women’s Festival?

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In the late 90s and early noughties The North Coast Women’s Festival was held annually for six years, encouraging women to participate in community through cultural and artistic events.

‘With the coming together of women, challenges were understood and bonds strengthened to nourish and inspire healing of ourselves and others,’ said Ayla Garlick, one of the original organisers.

‘The festivals had a direct effect on people’s lives, enhancing self-empowerment.’

Features of the festival included women’s performances, a writers cafe, Feminenergy Art Exhibition, dance night, Women’s Film Festival, Women’s Health panels and more.

‘Like Persephone, the festival has been hibernating and gathering energy to be reborn,’ said Ayla.

‘We are inviting women to support the feminine though her diverse needs, empower her through our dreaming and celebrate her through our diversity.’

If you’re interested in getting involved in running the festival or have a woman-focused group that would like to participate, send a one-page submission to [email protected]

‘We are looking for expressions of interest from women with fresh ideas and enthusiasm who are willing to carry the vision forward,’ said Ayla.

n Read more online at www.echo.net.au/rebirth-north-coast-womens-festival

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