May
27
to Jun 1

The Sisters; or, Galileo's Penance

The Sisters; or Galileo’s Penance is based on the true story of Galileo’s two illegitimate daughters who became nuns. In the wake of the scandal about their father’s views on science, these women deal with the implications for themselves, their faith and their place in the world.

This is a personal story about two women who have been abandoned in the world, two women whose talents would never be widely known. Their frustrations and confusion and ultimately their bond is still relatable today.

May 27 - Jun 1, times vary

The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne

Tickets: thebutterflyclub.com

View Event →

Aug
8
to Aug 11

Women, science and faith

A week of events and art around the theme Women, science and faith. 

Featuring art by Alex Edsor, Vanessa Marijanovic, Paula Mills, Sharon Monagle and Pearl Taylor.

‘Me vs. Galileo: History, propaganda and bias’
A 20 minute monologue written and performed by Elise Kumar, 'Me vs Galileo' is a one-woman performance piece about the way we look back at a controversial scientific figure. Elise Kumar looks at Galileo’s life and legacy with humour and insight and a little bit of controversy of her own.
Aug 8 6.30pm, Aug 11 3.30pm

‘The Sisters; is, Galileo’s Penance’
A play by Sharmini Kumar, 'The Sisters; or Galileo’s Penance' is based on the true story of Galileo’s two illegitimate daughters who became nuns. In the wake of the scandal about their father’s views on science, these women deal with the implications for themselves, their faith and their place in the world. 
Aug 8-11 7pm

‘Celestial Things’
A concert featuring new music by Louise Peters, Dylan Hughes, Sarah Brown and Hannah Comrie-Weston. 'Celestial Things' is a concert of contemporary musical works by upcoming Melbourne composers exploring the themes of women, science and faith. They present personal and thoughtful responses to these themes that will resonate through a variety of experience.
Aug 9-10 8.30pm, Aug 11 4pm

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/WREB

View Event →
Feb
8
to Feb 11

Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice and Pictures Nightly Performances

Following the success of 'The Margins of Persuasion' at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2017, it is being presented again, this time as part of a double bill with a brand new adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice'. See one show or both in an inner city gallery with art curated specifically for these performances, and enjoy finger food and you immerse yourself in Jane Austen. 

Each night 'The Margins of Persuasion' and a new adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice' will be performed from 7pm onwards

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/persuasion-and-pride-and-prejudice-and-pictures-tickets-41916250634

View Event →
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Gala Opening

Celebrate the opening of the Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice and Pictures theatre productions and gallery exhibit. Join us for excerpts from the shows and an opportunity to meet the visual artists whose work will be on display all week. Finger food will be served and drinks will be available. 

Artists: Paula Mills, Pearl Taylor, Gorkie, Sean McKenna and Vanessa Marijanovic.

Free entry but RSVP required here

View Event →