Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has announced that Wendy Harmer, one of Australia's best-known comedians,who has enjoyed a highly successful thirty-year career in journalism, radio, television and stand-up comedy will be a master of ceremonies (MC) and special guest speaker at its 2018 International Women’s Day celebration.
Ms Harmer will speak about her experiences at the Quirindi Royal Theatre on March 3, as well as entertain locals with her very successful stand-up comedy.
LSPC mayor, Andrew Hope said he hoped to see plenty of locals attend the event.
“The Shire’s International Women’s Day Celebration will be held on Saturday 3 March at the Quirindi Royal Theatre, commencing at 7.00pm,” Cr Hope said.
We’d love to see as many people as possible come along to share the evening with Wendy.
“A two course sit down meal will be provided on the night, the bar will also be operating”.
Cr Hope said the International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress.
“With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away, there has never been a more important time for women, with the additional support of men, to keep motivated and #PressforProgress,” he said.
“With global activism for women's equality fueled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp, there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.”
Cr Hope said it is exciting to have the critically acclaimed Harmer speaking at the event alongside other local women.
“As a stand-up comedian, Wendy Harmer has performed her one-woman shows at the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Montreal and Glasgow Mayfest Comedy Festivals, in London's West End and the Sydney Theatre Company,” he said.
“She enjoyed huge popularity leading Sydney radio station 2Day FM's top-rating Breakfast Show for 11 years, winning 84 of the 88 ratings surveys for that period.
“Wendy was also the first woman to host a TV comedy show, the ABC's The Big Gig in 1989.
“There will also be several local women, yet to be announced, speaking on the night.”
Cr Hope said “LPSC is proud to annually mark International Women’s Day and all it stands for.”
“Tickets to the event are $50 for adults, $45 for students and concessions and $30 for children 12 and under.
“Tickets can be obtained at www.trybooking.com/UCHK and at the LPSC Administration Centre.
“We have had many fine guest speakers over the years and this year is no exception. Hope to see you there.”