"Karen Pickering has developed a cult following on her mission to promote equality."
- Alana Schetzer, The Weekly Review
"If you missed your chance in the 1970s to dress a sheep as Miss America and set your bra on fire, never fear - CLF is here, bringing a sophisticated blend of feminist hijinks, solidarity and acute commentary to rising activist generations."
- Van Badham
"The event has that feminists-keepin’-it-real-with-booze vibe. You really could just be sitting in a pub, drinking a beer and having a conversation with the panelists. It’s women’s voices, expressing what life is like for women in Australia."
- Amelia Theodorakis, RMIT Catalyst
Cherchez La Femme is Melbourne’s monthly talkshow of popular culture, news and current affairs from an unapologetically feminist angle. Held on the first Tuesday of every month in Melbourne at theMelba Spiegeltent in Collingwood, and with touring shows taking in capital cities and regional areas, Cherchez la Femme is feminist consciousness raising for a new generation.
Since 2010 Melbourne audiences have flocked to see smart, funny feminists engaging with topics as diverse as sex, cabaret, dating, sport, crime, pop, digital culture, hair, music, sluts, faith, teaching, comedy, film, fashion, public space and fat. Cherchez la Femme's format encourages frank insights, unexpected questions and a rolling discussion between feminist peers. You can check out podcasts of past shows and explore these topics.
Cherchez La Femme features thoughtful, uncensored, and irreverent takes on pop culture and current affairs from an unreservedly feminist perspective. So join us for a night of real talk, guaranteed lols and big-mouthed-feminist love!
We would love to see you at our shows, which usually sell out before the night. Cherchez La Femme is held at the Melba Spiegeltent on the first Tuesday of every month. You can find tickets for the next Cherchez la Femme event here.
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