Vintage circus soiree celebrating deserving local women

The Wild Warrior Women Festival kicks off on Friday, January 11 with a vintage circus themed opening party sponsored by Scenic World’s Scenic World Shared program.

All genders and ages are welcome at this family friendly fun event, kicking off a weekend of celebrating femininity in all of its forms.

Attendees will be entertained in the character-filled tavern of the Fairmont Resort by vocal songstress Lynsey Mackay, hula hoop dancer Lupa Howl, local poi performer Jane Lane and representing the girls, 16-year-old lyra/aerial hoop performer Krista. There is the option of general admission or VIP table seating which includes canapés on arrival.

The opening address will be made by local Blue Mountains author Nikki McWatters and throughout the evening the results of the #LiftAwards will be announced.

The #LiftAwards include local Blue Mountains, western Sydney and Hawkesbury residents across four categories, nominating women who lift up other women in their professional or personal lives. Nominees for each category include:

STANDING FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

  • Kelly Heylen (Platform Gallery, Radio Blue Mountains and Ask A Curator)
  • Emily Cooper (Hearts, Hands and Feet)
  • Jo Clancy (Wagana Aboriginal Dancers)
  • Tracey Hardwick (TSH Drama)

STANDING FOR WOMEN:

  • Jessica Spence (Community Union Defence League and West Connect)
  • Andrea Turner-Boys (Women With Altitude)
  • Sharon (The Haven, Penrith)
  • Laura Watson (Jordan Springs Women’s Community Group)

STANDING FOR INCLUSIVITY:

  • Emily Cooper (Hearts, Hands and Feet)
  • Tracey Hardwick (TSH Drama)
  • Prue Hardgrove (Aged and Disability Services Development Officer, Blue Mountains City Council­)
  • Jo Clancy (Wagana Aboriginal Dancers)

WOMEN IN  COMMUNITY SERVICES:

  • Sarah Cuzner (Christmas Smiles Blue Mountains and Penrith)
  • Rosa Del Ponte (Earth Recovery Australia)
  • Linda and Cassidy Strickland (Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands)
  • Jessica Spence ((Community Union Defence League and West Connect)

Tickets can be purchased at www.vintagecircussoiree.eventbrite.com. More details about the full festival can be found at www.wildwarriorwomenaustralia.com.