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.

Lesbian Film Festival

Matrix Guild, advocating for Older Lesbians, presents a Mini Movie Festival to celebrate our unique Lesbian culture and politics. A mix of rare and popular films. Bookings essential as seats are limited. refreshments provided. Disability access available. An alcohol free event.

When: Sunday 27th October 2019, 11am – 5pm

Where: Darebin Intercultural Centre, 59a Roseberry Avenue, Preston

Cost: Free

Information and bookings: Trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/559072

ph: 0421 236 895 or email: secretary@matrixguildvic.org.au

Getting there: Train Preston Station/Bus 527, 552, 553 and 903

More details about the Film Festival:

11.00 am DOORS OPEN. Registration. Raffle tix sold. Memberships taken. Morning Tea.

11.30am AUDIENCE SEATED. Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome. Safety and Security.

11.40am No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon (USA: 57 minutes)

Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon were partners in love and political struggle for over fifty years. Phyllis & Del founded the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, the first public organization for lesbians in the USA. 

12.40 – 1.10pm LUNCH

1.10pm The Journey (India: 107 minutes) 

Inspired by a true story of two lesbian lovers in Kerala, South India. Note: Subtitled.

3pm – 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA

3.30pm It’s Who We Are (Aust: 30 minutes)

Charts the birth of the Jewish Lesbian Group of Victoria and its continued activities in providing a social and support network, as well as being a powerful lobby group. 

4pm Just Me (USA: 22 minutes)

A young lesbian feels isolated in her large family, until she finds a stockpile of old photographs that reveal the hidden life of her great grandmother.  

4.30pm A Great Ride (USA: 33 minutes)

Looks at older lesbians—Sally Gearhart, Brenda Crawford, and several women who live in a lesbian-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa. They are aging with zest, determination and humour. 

5pm Raffle prizes drawn. Acknowledge and thank volunteers and donors. EXIT.

Matrix Café afternoons

Mama Says Cafe Fairfield, Matrix afternoons

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