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Bringing the sexy back
Jackie Loeb, Imogen Kelly, Kathryn Bendall, Amanda
Gray, Portable Two, Kael Murray and The Margaritas
(Nathalie Cotte, Jackeline Laso and Natalie
McCormack) deliver a night of comedy, cabaret and
burlesque that will titillate your senses and tickle your
funny bone with Wicked Women.
Wicked Women started at Comedy on the Rox in
a reaction to the State of Origin football nights and
has since become a phenomenon of the Sydney
comedy and cabaret scene. Previous Wicked Women
performers have included: Kitty Flannigan, Fiona
O'Loughlin, Julia Clark (UK), Amber Ray (USA), Danica
Lee and Amelia Jane Hunter.
Wicked Women debuted in a new format in
2009 with a cavalcade of women comics, singers,
Japanese Geisha and beautiful burlesque performers
empowering women through laughter and joy. This is a
night of entertainment for everyone who loves to laugh
and celebrate all that is woman and female.
The range of comedic talent encompasses all
lifestyles, all ages and all varying life experiences.
These are women holding up a mirror to life's
expectations and celebrate all that is the same and
all that's different.
A Wicked Women evening is a mixture of hilarity,
belly dancing, a little retro boogie, and all things female.
It's a true celebration of woman. Wicked Women!!!!
Thursday 4th November - Harbord Diggers - 8pm
harborddiggers.com.au Phone: 9938 1444
Friday 5th November - Penrith Panthers - 8pm
panthers.com.au Phone 1800 061 991
Saturday 6th November - Hornsby RSL -8pm
hornsbyrsl.com.au Phone 9477 7777
Like many people her age, Sarah Helm
admits she was not particularly 'environ-
mentally conscious' growing up. at said,
she says her family "did live pretty 'green'."
"We didn't have a lot so we were conscious of
waste, we ate basic, clean food and were lucky
enough to live somewhere where we could ride
our bikes and walk to where we needed to go."
Her interest in sustainability is something that
grew as she got older. "I love the good things in
life -- good food, wine and great holidays -- but
I really wanted to be able to make better choices
about those things. I didn't want to give them up
completely but it was important that I could feel
con dent that I was making a choice which had a
lower environmental impact."
It was thoughts like these that got Sarah and
her partner thinking about starting their business,
Naturally Gi ed. "We had a real desire to create
something which enabled people to make positive
choices," says Sarah. " ere are lots of products
on the market which are more sustainable options
but it is not always easy to nd them. ere are
also lots of products that say that are eco-friendly
but really are not. We wanted to cut through the
greenwash to create a place where people could
nd eco-friendly products.
"When we purchased a property two years ago
we received a gi hamper from the real estate
agent. It was a lovely gesture but, quite frankly,
was full of low quality, crappy products. I am sure
this was not the impression it was meant to leave!
From that moment we decided to create a green
gi ing ser vice. A er receiving that gi hamper, I
immediate thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if every-
thing in here was actually nice and eco-friendly?'
I knew this was something I would love to receive
and to give to someone special." Voila! Naturally
Gi ed was born.
According to Sarah, the response from the gen-
eral public has "been overwhelming".
"Most people genuinely care about the environ-
ment and want to do their bit to reduce their im-
pact," explains Sarah. "So many people come to us
and specially want a gi that is organic, fair trade
or which has been produced locally. Food miles
(the distance a food has travelled before it reaches
the consumer) is becoming a much bigger concern
for people, so being able to nd a gi which is full
of gorgeous local gourmet goodies or local wines is
really important to them. People are really starting
to question where products are coming from, who
makes them and how they are made."
For more info on Naturally Gifted check out
our story online. Visit Naturally Gifted at
Sarah Helm turns her obsession for sustainable
products into a business.
Sarah Helm cuts through the greenwash with an environmentally friendly business.
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