The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever! 2017

Circus WOW organised and hosted The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever!, a free public dance event held in Wollongong Mall to raise awareness and funds to help support SAHSSI (Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra). WOW was keen to create a new partnership and outreach programs that offered women in our community a safe space to create and reconnect.

We tapped into Wuthering Heights Day world-wide dance craze that has been celebrated each year since 2013 on 14/15 July, where women gather in fun and frivolity to re-enact Kate Bush’s 70’s hit song and video, Wuthering Heights to raise funds for a women’s organisation. WOW justified that since this dance event happened around the world—Dublin, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Montreal, Wellington, Amsterdam, Atlanta—and major places in Australia—Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Katoomba—then Wollongong too should make it happen.

The community support and participation was fantastic as many people from all walks of life frocked up and frolicked alongside WOW, including members of the LGBTQ+ community and our State and Federal Members of Parliament, Ryan Park and Sharon Bird, to support SAHSSI.

Gabrielle Quigley

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