Liverpool Plains Shire Council is delighted that Wendy Harmer, one of Australia's best-known humourist who has enjoyed a highly successful thirty-year career in journalism, radio, television and stand-up comedy will be MC and special guest speaker at its 2018 International Women’s Day celebration.
“The Shire’s International Women’s Day Celebration will be held on Saturday 3 March at the Quirindi Royal Theatre, commencing at 7.00pm. We’d love to see as many people as possible come along to share the evening with Wendy,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“A two course sit down meal will be provided on the night. The bar will also be operating,” he said.
“Tickets to the event are Adult - $50, Student and Concession - $45 and Children 12 and Under - $30 and can be obtained at https://www.trybooking.com/UCHK and at the LPSC Administration Centre,” he continued.
“There will also be several local women, yet to be announced, speaking on the night,” he said.
Councillor 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. With global activism for women's equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp, there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity,” he said.
“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. 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.
“A former political journalist, Wendy is the author of eight books for adults including her best-selling novel Farewell My Ovaries, Love and Punishment and Nagging for Beginners, a how-to guide for women. Wendy's children's book series about Pearlie the park fairy have sold more than 700,000 copies in Australia and internationally since the first title Pearlie in the Park was published in 2003. Wendy is also a member of the National People With a Disability and Carer's Council and a patron of Interplast,” Councillor Hope said.
“LPSC is proud to annually mark Imternational Women’s Day and all it stands for. We have had many fine guest speakers over the years and this year is no exception. Hope to see you there,” Councillor Hope concluded.