Purple & Gold - A Musical Celebration of Women's Suffrage in SA

In 1894 women achieved the right to vote in general elections and to stand for Parliament in South Australia. This was the culmination of a long and hard fought campaign by women and men from all levels of society.

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of this groundbreaking achievement, Fleurieu Folk Festival has brought together a group of women recognised for their work as musicians, poets and songwriters to develop this special presentation.

Written and performed by Adrienne Lovelock, Adrienne Piggott, Bron Lloyd, Caz Williams, Jane Bower, Jen Lush, Jodie Corfield, and Melanie Dancer, 'Purple And Gold' features new songs and spoken word pieces along with extracts from reports, letters and speeches of the time. Audiovisuals provide a backdrop to the story in this sometimes emotional, often humorous, but always heartfelt celebration of this milestone in our history.

The group will be joined on stage by special guests Kim Brown and Steve Lennox.

This performance is supported by the SA Government’s Office for Women, as part of their 125th Anniversary commemorations: Their Triumph, Our Motivation.

Saturday, 26 October from 12:15-14:00 at the Fleurieu Folk Festival Festival Hall