Comedian Kiki Bittovabitsch, the foreign ambassador of funniness, will be one of the special guests at this year's Shoalhaven Women's Wellness Festival.
Blending stand up and physical comedy, her smack-you-in-the-face interactive show pushes boundaries and pulls no punches - yet somehow leaves you feeling loved up.
Kiki will be performing at the Women's Wellness Festival at the Nowra Showground on Thursday, March 19 from 5pm.
The seven-hour festival, from noon to 7pm, will be staged in and around the showground pavilion, committee room precinct, with the theme 'Her Vision; Celebrating different perspectives for the next decade'.
Kiki and the woman behind the silliness, Kiama's own Tamara Campbell who is also co-creator of Kiama's KISS Arts Festival, will delight you, entertain you and make you think as they perform hilarious acts and unexpected transformations.
Through a very funny exploration of Unmasking, they will get you thinking about what it means to be a woman and own who you are in a modern world, how we can triumph over the values that were placed upon us and how every single one of us has the capacity to be funny and powerful- just as we are.
The extreme vulnerability and the addictive silliness of this experience will leave you transfixed and inspired.
The forbidden lovechild of Dame Edna and Borat, Kiki knows no subtlety, but could occasionally do with subtitles.
She is from the little known European country of Kazador. Don't worry if you have never heard of Kazador, it is such a very small country, so small that since Kiki left, she cannot find it again.
Kazador is part of the Dors, you know like the Stans - Kazikstan, Azbecistan, Afganistan. You get to the Dors through the back end of the Stans.
Representatives from Wellways, Red Cross, TAFE NSW, Waminda, Flourish, Shoalhaven Women's Health Centre, NSW Health, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services are combining to present this year's free festival.
It is the eighth time the event has been staged locally and features presenters and keynote speakers sharing their perspective on what it means to them to be a woman in 2020 and beyond.
A host of events and performances are scheduled including the women's choir, drumming, Tai Chi as well as a host of information and market stalls and a wide variety of locally produced food outlets.
The Women's Wellness Festival has been initiated by local women and community-based organisations who are concerned about the high number of Shoalhaven women who experience a range of health conditions such as poor heart health, diabetes and fall-related injuries.
Organising committee member Kelly Watson said the festival's primary focus is on the health and well-being of women and how families and communities can support all women to be well with a specific focus on health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women.
For further information contact Kelly Watson at Wellways on 0427 191857.