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Saturday, March 4, 2023
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The Pig & Whistle are extremely proud to be hosting its third International Women’s Day event on March 4th, 2023.

After the incredible positivity and inspiration that emanated from their previous Women's Day events in2021 & 2022, The Pig & Whistle IWD festival is coming back with a line-up of breathtaking talent, creativity and game-changing movers and shakers from the Mornington Peninsula community and beyond.

This year will feature headline artists such as Melbourne’s Miss Emilia and Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung singer-songwriter and storyteller Carissa Nyalu (based on Boonwurrung Country). Reflective music for the soul, honey lathered in roots and jazz, Miss Emilia has big hair, and an even bigger voice. Come and be pulled into her world for a little while, with a perfect blend of fiery vocals, tender moments, and a sense of watching sunshine on stage. Carissa expresses her stories through singing in language as well as taking you on a journey to a place where you can feel her deep connection to her ancestral roots. Her love for being out on Country mixed with stories of her family and culture make for some raw and real acoustic songs that come straight from the soul. Opening the main stage is emerging singer-songwriter, Lily Clancy. Lily is a local Mornington Peninsula artist whose music promises to spark a flame. Catch this amazing talent before the rest of the world claims her as their own.

Pushing boundaries with a live theatre improvisation, will be a multi-aged theatre group called, The Sponties (founded by Carole from Dreamhouse Theatre). Along with many others, they will be performing on the community stage throughout the day. A space for local creatives to share stories and art. Author, vibrational healer and kinesiologist, Nanette Abbott will be speaking and holding a balancing workshop. Hear Nanette’s inspiring story and check out her demonstration and workshop based on her book ‘The Infinite Potential of You’ (limited spaces on the day).

While less than 10 minutes’ drive from suburban Dromana, and 75 minutes from Melbourne, the casual,relaxed atmosphere and spectacular pastoral setting transports you to the quaint English countryside, and you’ll get to enjoy the surrounds during the festival with exciting food and drinks, arts and craft stalls,yoga and wellness activities all day long.