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Pandora's Bag

7 PM - 8.45 PM
Friday 6 April 2018

Image courtesy of Joanna Weinberg

Following Emmanuel Coquery’s keynote on Thursday 6 April at MAAS, celebrate the opening night of our on-site programme at SCCI with a comical cabaret about handbags and the women who wear them.

Pandora’s Bag is a journey into the farthest reaches of the handbag as metaphor for all things female – adornment, status symbol and keeper of memories – with award-winning writer/performer Joanna Weinberg and her all-girl jazz band. Dressed in gowns made from garbage bags, this multi talented performer and her band deliver hilarious original songs, monologues, one-liners and visual gags about these must-have accessories. With flair and fire, Weinberg addresses the ethical quandaries involved in manufacturing handbags and playfully muses over the handbag as metaphor for the female body. Model Chantelle parades a range of famous fashion bags, essential accoutrements for the serious fashionista.

The audience is invited to share personal stories of their treasured or notable bags, with the winning story taking home a special prize. Surprising, intimate and lots of fun.


Booking Information

Paid event $50. Includes wine and nibbles. Please book via Eventbrite

Please read our Ticketing Policy & Terms & Conditions below prior to booking.

For further information, please call Daisy on +61 (02) 9357 0713 between 10 AM - 6 PM, Monday to Friday, or email 

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Pandora's Bag
Friday 6 April 2018
7 PM - 8.45 PM
SCCI 20 Goodhope St Paddington

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Joanna Weinberg

Joanna Weinberg is an award-winning Sydney-based performer, writer, songwriter and director. She has written and performed in 14 one-woman shows; recorded five albums of original songs; written the book, lyrics and music for three full-length musicals, including the award-winning Lifeforce (2013); and was songwriter and co-script writer of the romantic comedy film Goddess (2013), for which she was nominated for a FCCI music award. Weinberg is a Music Maestro for the Arts Health Institute and directs a community choir in Millers Point. Weinberg appears in: