Canberra Wise Women May Event – ‘Play’



‘Play isn’t frivolous. Play brings joy to others, breaks down barriers. Fosters patience and understanding. Play creates connections. Play is restorative, relaxing and rejuvenating.’

            – Fiona Keary


It’s time again for another fabulous event from Canberra Wise Women. This month’s event takes place on Wednesday 3 May at Hotel Vibe and explores the theme of ‘play’.



  • Fiona Keary is an image consultant, business owner, former corporate accountant and mother of two. As well as helping her clients express their personality through their wardrobe, Fiona is an ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Alliance ACT raising awareness and funds, as her second son Max developed the condition after a premature and complicated birth.
  • Alice Taylor is a freelance filmmaker who, in 2016, was the first female director of the Canberra International Film Festival. Alice is passionate about storytelling and the role it has in helping people connect, learn and play.
  • Heidi Silberman has many strings to her bow: she is a performer, writer, director, producer and improv artist. Her alter ego, Doctor Peek-a-Boo, is a much loved clown doctor at the Canberra hospital.


The facilitator of this event will be author and columnist Emma Grey.


As well as these three interviews, your ticket for the evening also includes live music from Afi A, delicious canapés and the opportunity to mingle with other guests.


Event Details

5pm, Wednesday 3 May

Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport

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Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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