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Champagne and Cinema: Private screening of Margaret Atwood Live

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Dendy Cinemas Canberra Centre

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Join Soroptimist International ACT and Monaro's fundraising evening for a private screening of Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinema.

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Soroptimist International ACT & Monaro invites you to attend this private screening of Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinema. Tickets include champagne (or your beverage of choice) on arrival and pre-screening introduction by international bestselling author Karen Viggers.

The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be revealed in this global cinematic event. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with this exclusive cinema broadcast filmed live.

The intimate evening will be a celebration of Atwood’s work. A number of remarkable actors will read from The Testaments, allowing audiences to be the first to discover the new book. Exclusive documentary content with rare archive will open a window on to Atwood’s rich and varied career.

The Handmaid’s Tale has come to represent a powerful symbol against misogyny and oppression and the evening will reflect on the real-world events that inspired the original story and the alarming political climate which has, in part, inspired this sequel. An evening of conversation and performance, filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre, with privileged access to this iconic author.

Karen Viggers is the author of three novels: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper’s Wife and The Grass Castle. She writes contemporary realist fiction set in Australian landscapes, and her work explores connection with the bush, grief and loss, healing in nature, death, family, marriage and friendship. Her books tackle contentious issues including choices at the end of life, whale rescue, kangaroo culling, scientific research on animals and logging of native forests.

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Soroptimist International (SI) is one of the oldest and largest women's organisations in the world, with over 80,000 members in 3,000 clubs in 130 countries. Through international partnerships and a global network of members, Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls by: advocating for equity and equality; creating safe and healthy environments; increasing access to education; and developing leadership and practical skills for a sustainable future.

Please email us at siactandmonaro@siswp.org if you have any questions or if you would like to be on a distribution list for invitations to our future events.

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