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Cracking the Code

International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The UN theme for 2023 is Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender-equal future. City of Palmerston has put together an exciting program of events to help you get involved. Let’s hear it for the ladies!

COST FREE
INFO palmerston.nt.gov.au


IWD23 Launch

Join City of Palmerston Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell to officially kick off a week of events in the 2023 program.

WHEN MON 6 MAR | 10-11.30AM
AT PALMERSTON REC CENTRE


Art Jam - Introduction to Watercolours

Join local artist Polly Johnston from Art Jam, and learn how to create with watercolour paints, pen and ink, exploring a number of different styles and techniques. Get creative!

WHEN MON 6 MAR | 5-7PM
AT DURACK COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE


Hire a Grandma – Storytime in the Library

Whether you’re missing your grandma or just want to enjoy the company of one, a special group of women aged 50-plus lead this heartfelt event with storytelling, interesting chats and lots of love. It’ll warm the cockles of your heart!

WHEN TUE 7 MAR | 10AM-11AM
AT CITY OF PALMERSTON LIBRARY


Larrakia Cultural Event

Join Larrakia Elder Aunty June Mills, Kay Villaflor and rising artist Taleena Lui-Villaflor for this special event, featuring a Larrakia presentation, art stations and a light lunch. Be inspired by three generations, their amazing stories and talents.

WHEN TUE 7 MAR | 12.30-2.30PM
AT LARRAKIA NATION FAMILY & CULTURE CENTRE


Embracing and Celebrating Women and Culture in Palmerston

Set to be a biggie on the IWD23 calendar, this special event is a true celebration of women and diversity in Palmerston. It features live music from local musicians and choirs, belly dancing, and a panel of inspiring local women speakers. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by STEPS, featuring home-cooked meals from the many cultures that make up the Palmerston community.

WHEN WED 8 MAR | 11-1.30PM
AT PALMERSTON REC CENTRE


IWD23 Game Jam

Ready to put your coding skills to the test? Showcase your skills, collaborate with other developers, and take your coding game to the next level by creating the ultimate IWD-themed game at this fun session.

WHEN WED 8 MAR | 3-6PM
AT CITY OF PALMERSTON LIBRARY


Australia Reads - Reading Hour Celebrating Women Writers

Celebrate women writers with this hour of literature at Goyder Square, and enjoy an afternoon of reading, picnicking, and chatting with old and new friends.

WHEN THU 9 MAR | 5-6PM
AT GOYDER SQUARE


Late nights at the Library – Boss Babe Bingo

Round up the crew and make tracks to Boss Babe Bingo to celebrate some amazing women that changed the world.

WHEN FRI 10 MAR | 6.30-7.30PM
AT CITY OF PALMERSTON LIBRARY

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