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Thank You Body with Betty Grumble


Performance artist Betty Grumble infuses the joy of movement into this edition of Lunch Orders, served with a side of boogie.

About the Event

Emma Maye Gibson (aka Betty Grumble) has empowered bodies across the world with her aerobic psychic love energy dance classes. Her iconic Grumble Boogies make space for all bodies to express their gratitude and rejoice in movement. Get those bodies and brains moving with this special Lunch Order.

This event will be available to watch on this page from 12.30pm on Wednesday 12 June 2024.


Lunch Orders is generously supported by George and Rosa Morstyn.

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. 


Access to the livestream is free but bookings are essential. Click the Book Now button to register.

Registrants will also be able to access the recorded session after the event, and will receive accompanying resources at the end of Term 2.

The Wheeler Centre is committed to keeping the majority of its events free or low cost. If you’d like to help support the Centre to keep events accessible, please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.


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About Lunch Orders

While you’re nourishing your body, let us feed your mind. In Term 2, Lunch Orders is delivering a discourse on bodies. How do they work? How can we learn to feel good about them? How can we make space in society for all bodies?

Each serving will open with a 10-minute soapbox from an expert. They will then be joined by The Wheeler Centre’s Youth Programming Manager, Bec Kavanagh, for a Q&A that enriches and expands on their ideas.

Lunch Orders will have you back into the schoolyard with time to spare, and a few extra facts to pack in your lunchbox too. 

Lunch Orders


Betty Grumble

Betty Grumble is an access point of the spirituality of a woman (Emma Maye Gibson) burst forth across shared flesh riots and story. A site for catharsis and pleasure, a critter, a friend, a wish. Dedicated to poetry, presence and possibility. Thank You Body.

Bec Kavanagh

Bec Kavanagh is a Melbourne-based writer and academic whose work examines the representation of women’s bodies in literature. She has appeared at the Melbourne and Sydney Writers Festivals and on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily. Bec has judged a number of literary prizes, including the V... Read more

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