V-Day Byron Bay
- Where: BANGALOW BANGALOW A&I HALL, Station Street, BANGALOW, NSW 2479 AU
13th February, 2015, 9:00 AM - 14th February, 2015, 11:09 PM
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- Event Type: Charity/Fundraiser
- Email: ByronVDay@gmail.com
- Website: http://www.vdaybyronbay.com.au/
Following their sold out performance of The Vagina Monologues in 2014, V-Day Byron Bay will host the 2015 V-Day Women’s Festival at Bangalow A & I Hall on Valentine’s Weekend.
Friday February 13th, 2015 (5:00pm) will kick off the festivities with a reading of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues, alongside a fundraising raffle and silent auction for Assist-A-Sista Australia and the Byron Girls Group.
On Saturday February 14th (6:30am) all are invited to the V-Day flash mob / swim at Main Beach, Byron Bay to unite our community in joyful peace and justice.
Tickets also available here: www.eventbrite.com.au
From 10:00am on Saturday, the A & I Hall will behold empowering, free workshops for the community, including free yoga and self-defense.
A women’s film festival will follow to reclaim Valentine’s night.
Alongside the festivities, For the Love of Byron will host a one day pop-up shop featuring Byron Bay’s best and most romantic gifts for last minute V-Day purchases.
In 2014, V-Day Byron Bay raised more than $20,000 for Assist-A-Sista Australia, providing much needed assistance to survivors of domestic violence.
Over 5,800 V-Day benefits are held around the world, raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women.
Byron Bay has joined this global movement as part of the V Day 2015 Campaign and in unity with the 500,000 women affected by domestic abuse in Australia each year.
Schedule of events:
Friday, February 13th 5:00 pm– The Vagina Monologues Bangalow A & I Hall Station Street Bangalow, NSW, 2479
Tickets are $30.00 (plus $2.79 booking fee). Bidding on the silent auction will be held between 5pm and 7pm. Raffle between 5pm and 9pm
Saturday, February 14th – V-Day Flash Mob and Swim 6:30 – 9:00 am Main Beach, Byron Bay Free * participants are asked to wear RED
* Free, Fun, Empowering Workshops 10:00am - 3:30pm Bangalow A & I Hall Free entry Lovers Boutique 10:00am – 4:00pm Bangalow A & I Hall Free entry.
Women’s Film Festival 6:30 - 9:15pm Bangalow A & I Hall Tickets are $20 (plus $2.19 booking fee)
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works.
The V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq.