There's a new ladies night in town, but it's a far cry from the sessions of budget bubbly and trashy tunes you've encountered elsewhere. Instead, Camperdown's Lady Hampshire has launched a monthly pub session sans-stereotypes, promising a safe, fun and inclusive space for all female-identifying and non-cis bodies.
Proudly dubbed See You Next Tuesday (it runs the second Tuesday of each month), the event taps into the pub's laidback vibe, yet offers a program of kickass, female-friendly activities to boot. We're talking things like beer yoga, dancehall classes, clothes swaps and drives for local women's shelters, intergenerational trivia and workshops with the likes of cake queen Katherine Sabbath.
After a successful launch in November and a festive second effort in December, the third party will celebrate live music and ice cream on Tuesday, January 16. Taking care of the former is indie punk band Scabz, while the latter comes courtesy of Gelato Messina — and it's free. There'll also be an ice cream-eating competition, should you feel the need to devour a whole litre of frosty goodness in a ridiculously short period of time.
Plus, this instalment of SYNT will feature brews from Sparkke Change Beverage Company, an Adelaide outfit run by nine women, available for just $5. The gloriously named Vadge Draw will be back too — $5 will get you your very own bronze clam keyring and entry into the monthly prize pool, with prizes for January including a double pass to Gelato Messina's Creative Department degustation.
Image: Charlotte Koch.