Broadside is the new feminist ideas festival from the Wheeler Centre. Over the weekend of 9 and 10 November at Melbourne Town Hall, Broadside will present two days of unabashedly feminist programming, spotlighting a remarkable line-up of international and local speakers, and delivering a powerfully feminist agenda. It’s about smart, funny people sharing their expertise and their stories.

The inaugural Broadside draws from the long history of Melbourne’s feminist organising and culture, struggle and collaboration. Our deepest thanks to all of those who came before us; to those doing this work every day; and to the feminists to come after us, who will leave an unimaginable legacy of their own. We can’t wait to see you there and warmly welcome you: it’s time for a shout, for a cheer and for a broadside. The patriarchy has it coming.

Tam Zimet
Festival Director


About Teen Day

And before the public programme, on Friday 8 November, young people from public high schools and youth organisations across Melbourne will gather at the Wheeler Centre for Broadside Teen Day, a tailored day of free talks and workshops designed to inspire community and action. It’s a space for young people, particularly those from marginalised communities, to come together to talk, to learn, listen and create, to develop their individual creative practice and make some collective noise. For more information, please contact bec.kavanagh@wheelercentre.com.

Broadside and the Wheeler Centre respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nations and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.