Events

We sincerely hope that you can come along to our Matrix events and support the Matrix Guild and allow us to thrive and to continue our good work in assisting the lesbian community.

IWD Dance

Come along and join us on Sunday 22nd March 2020 from 2-5 pm.

Matrix Guild Dance

Matrix Café afternoons

Mama Says Cafe Fairfield, Matrix afternoons

Café resumes Thursday 6th February from 12.30pm to 2.20pm. The weekly lunch catch ups at MammaSaysCafe are a welcoming place for older lesbians to chat over a cuppa or a full meal, and the friendly staff now see us as part of the furniture. But Matrix desperately needs volunteer hosts to continue Café in 2020. Contact Loretta 0477 287 625 to be a volunteer host. Hosting involves arriving a bit before 12.30 pm to secure tables for Matrix in the rear courtyard, and then welcoming arrivals. Visiting lesbians from overseas or interstate are welcome to attend.  Mamma Says Café is at 120 Station Street, Fairfield. It is a green, shady and cool space with big fans and an accessible toilet. Dog friendly.

Our Matrix café afternoons are in full swing again this year, at Mamma Says café120 Station Street, Fairfield.The café is on the left side of Station Street heading north, between Wingrove St and Duncan St. The nearest railway station is Fairfield, on the Hurstbridge line, accessible from Wingrove Street.   (Melways Ref Map 30, K10)

When you arrive at the café, go through to the outdoor covered area (pictured) at the rear of the café, and you will find us there. There is street parking along Station Street, but you can also park in the carpark behind the shops, which you enter from Gillies Street.

The Café afternoons are held every Thursday from 12 – 3 pm. 
We can guarantee good company, good conversation and good food. Have lunch, or just a cuppa. Have a game of Rummio or just have a chat.  Bring a friend along. It’s a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and everyone is made welcome.
Check out the menu here: www.mammasays.com.au

If you want more information phone Loretta on 0477 287 625 or via email at: lorettasmithwriter@gmail.com


Ballroom Dancing

Moving for Life Project

Matrix Guild Ballroom Dance classes continue from Monday February 3rd until April 27th, at the Reservoir Senior Citizens Hall, 2-4 Wright St, Reservoir.

Classes are free and open to all Matrix Guild members. Dance classes are a fun way to get moving or move more and are suitable for all women, from those who haven’t danced since the disco days to those who have never stopped.  No dance experience or partner needed.

Classes run from 1.00pm to 2.00pm but the hall is open from 12.30. After the dancing, you are invited to stay for a light afternoon tea. 

The music will take you back in time. The teacher, Marinda, is a very experienced dance teacher who clearly loves teaching dance and judging by the smiles on the faces of participants, they’re having plenty of fun too. There is plenty of room in the class for as many members who want to come along, and it’d be great to see more Matrix Guild members take advantage of them. So, if you’re free on a Monday afternoon, come along. 

We were initially offered ten classes through the Moving for Life Program under the auspices of Australian Multicultural Community Services. Because of the popularity of the classes we’ve accepted the offer of another ten lessons. With Moomba and Easter considered, we will be running through to Monday April 27th.   For more information, contact Lyndel Robinson,  Deputy Chair, 0410 026 214