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Now Showing: an exclusive girls night in

Elsie Adamo

Gather your girls next week and venture down a laneway.

Find the glass door and once inside you’ll be handed a glass of something delicious.

Take a sip and step into an industrial lift that takes you to a floor above and once there, you’ll be ushered into a space filled with a boutique shopping experience the likes of which Canberra has never seen.

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Doesn’t sound like your average Tuesday night, does it?

This coming Tuesday 8 November, the Kingston space known as A Flick of Hares (AFOH) is throwing the ultimate Girls Night In, and you’re invited.

A unique salon in both look and practice, AFOH is a little slice of New York in Kingston. The whitewashed, industrial space is a dream blank canvas for events. The organisers of Tuesday’s Now Showing: Girls Night In took their inspiration from both the possibilities they saw in the space, and the eponymous light box that sits high on a wall.

For Girls Night In organisers Kate Thackray and Erin Behn, the night is all about helping local Canberra businesses get a bit more exposure and to create “an intimate, personalised experience with a really cool vibe”. It’s also about showcasing AFOH, as a potential event space – and it’s all for free.

Kate and Erin agree that the space needs to be introduced to the Canberra community and have more than enough suggestions – bridal showers, photography studio, birthday parties, training space and even a wedding reception venue have all been thrown around.

“We decided to team up for the event to try and promote other small business who, like us are trying to get their name out there,” explains Erin.

Kate, who has been part of the hairdressing salon side of AFOH since it opened, immediately knew that the AFOH Space would be perfect for a Girls Night In and Erin didn’t need much convincing.

A Flick Of Hares

A Flick Of Hares

“Kate explained that she worked in this amazing space that had only just opened as an event venue as well as a salon. It’s a great opportunity to show off what the space is really capable of,” says Erin.

Erin and Kate have curated a selection of businesses to be at Girls Night In, including Wink Jewellery, local bakers Lulu and Sis, Erin’s One Hunted fashion label and Kate Lily Dressing Hair. The event will be happening from 6.30pm until 9pm and guests are encouraged to ‘drop in’ before or after work or dinner.

Canberra locals Vendulka and Kefilina will provide the live music and local florals by Nature Child will help transform the space.

Kate says the event is a great opportunity to meet the amazing women behind these businesses, one on one.

“People will be able to talk one on one with the owners, get to know how they started what they do, where they source their stock, where they usually sell and what their future plans are,” she says.

Erin is excited to have this opportunity to interact with the community herself, and to properly introduce her business One Hunted with a fashion show. One Hunted is sourced wholesale from Sydney and is all about “affordable, on-trend clothing” which Erin combines with curated op-shop finds.

Overall, the night will be a great opportunity to do something different on a Tuesday evening after work with some girlfriends and Kate and Erin encourage the women of Canberra to “come check it out, have a drink, have a shop and have some fun with your friends.”

Those attending, prepare to be snapped by local photographers from Studio Blanc on entry with the events’ #nowshoingafoh hashtag.

Download your invitation now, here.

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Elsie Adamo

Elsie originally hails from South Australia but after almost five years in the Capital likes to consider herself now as a local. A student at ANU she keeps herself busy on campus with student societies and now interning at HerCanberra. Her great loves include sitcoms, podcasts, bookstores, cider, brunch and online shopping. More about the Author

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