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Wahine Auaha Whakanui- Celebrating Creative Women


This event celebrates creative women’s artistic achievements with a concert, art show, and video. Offering you entertainment that highlight’s women artists, both in musical and visual arts.
We are proud to present a night with such a creative vibrancy that you will be assured that the ground-breaking work of the Women’s Suffrage champions has pathed a way for women to excel and receive much deserved recognition of talents.

Featuring a concert of four sets showcasing local musicians: INLIMBO, Deborah Wiling, Hannah Everingham and Keren Mara.

The visual exhibition of Stephanie Cartwright’s art.

Deborah Wilding

Christchurch singer-songwriter Deborah Wilding’s music meets at the crossroads of folk and pop. Combining her Celtic roots and Jazz School experience, her introspective songs and soothing vocals impart a refreshing warmth to the listener.

Cutting her musical teeth on the likes of the Beatles and Neil Finn, she always found herself inspired by music. At 14, she met Lester, her second-hand Seagull guitar and her song writing became second nature. With her Kiwi upbringing and instinctive pull towards melody and harmony, Deborah pens relatable, catchy tunes, complimented by her distinctive guitar style.

With a love for live performance, her music will take you on a journey – one that’s not to be missed.

Hannah Everingham

Hannah Everingham a child of four born during the year of the rabbit. After spending some time in her mother’s womb, thinking about life and growing her own ears, she developed a penchant for writing songs and drinking oxygen. Her upcoming album, Between Bodies, is due for release later this year


Keren Mara

Inspired by powerful songstresses such as LeAnn Rimes, and the soulful musings delivered by Amy Winehouse, seduced by Sade, and schooled in life by Leonard Cohen, Christchurch based Keren Mara is a singer/songwriter/producer attracted to raw heartfelt vocals and acoustic vibes. And with a love of emotional expression through song narrative, Keren Mara has developed her art form, over the past 5 years, through her completion of a music degree at Ara Music arts. Her musicality serves as a form of self-healing from trauma and loss, and she expresses this through the medium of easy-listening, electronic, pop/folk music.”

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kerenmarachch/
Website: https://kerenmara178.wixsite.com/kerenmara1


Quirky, fun and fresh are words that describe INLIMBO perfectly. INLIMBO is a duo made up of Danice Dearborn (guitarist/singer/songwriter) and Shelley Wright (guitarist/singer/songwriter). Danice and Shelley play a combination of covers and originals in their own authentic, unique way.
INLIMBO have wide experience as musicians, supporting major performers The Topp Twins and Jenny Morris and sharing the stage with Jan Hellriegel. They have also recorded at both Tandem and Nightshift Studios and were awarded a NZ Performance Grant to play during the ‘International Year of the Woman’. They are also known for playing at private events such as birthdays, house concerts and weddings.
Danice has been playing guitar since she was 8 years old and has a particular talent for arranging music and creating gorgeous harmonies. Danice is known for her original song “Rotissary Jaine”, which was No.1 on Canterbury University Radio (RDU) for 8 weeks, with her all-female band “EYEBROWZ– UP”.
Shelley has over recent years recorded her album of original music and was nominated for the Tate music award in 2021. She is known in particular for her catchy memorable songs such as ‘Julia’. She has an innate ability to draw people in and engage with the audience.
Together, they create an un-missable show that is uplifting, highly skilled and enjoyable.
To find out more about upcoming performances, please see the INLIMBO Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/inlimbonz/

Stephanie Cartwright

Ever since I was a child I loved the experience of capturing moments. My father Steve Gainsford was a joyful man, talented musician and a wonderful connector of people, who either had a guitar or camera in his hand. As my father was dying of cancer, I asked if I could have his Nikon DSLR and promised I would learn to use it. I attended Hagley night school and began my journey to becoming a photographer.

I naturally gravitated to the things my father inspired and nurtured in me, nature, joy and music. I feel a great connection to him behind the camera and finally understand this zenith zone my father spoke of when he played music.

My style is candid, unstructured and evocative. I love to capture the emotion of a moment for the viewer to experience. Whilst most at home photographing a live gig, moments of love, flora and fauna, I also enjoy portraiture and challenging myself to try new things, recently branching out into commercial and event photography.

Members $15, Non-members $20 and Students with ID $5

Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon. The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking..
DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Folk Club and Irish Society members please remember to bring your membership card. Non-members sign in at bar.


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