'Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' flashmob comes to Canberra

'Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' flashmob comes to Canberra

About a hundred Cathys nailed the moves at Canberra's very first 'Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' at Glebe Park on Saturday.

It was a sea of red with flashes of green eye makeup and plenty of floral hairpieces as dancers gathered to perform a series of graceful moves to the 1978 hit Kate Bush song.

The four-and-a-half minute choreography included moves such as the zombie walk, the totally Kate Bush lateral kick, something called a 'Healthcliff-up-down' and a fancy arm flutter dubbed 'the pterodactyl'.


ACT public servant and belly dancer Brooke Thomas said Glebe Park was the perfect location and the overcast skies added all the more drama.

Naomi Zouwer, Ross Slater and Elmi Slater.

Naomi Zouwer, Ross Slater and Elmi Slater.Credit:Dion Georgopoulos

"The naked trees in the winter and that lovely crisp Canberra blue sky behind - it was just perfect," she said.

"Everyone had green eye shadow, that's a must. I was so impressed by the number of people that went to the trouble of getting wigs and roses in their hair."

There were Cathys large and small, and with plenty of blokes turning up, some with beards.

Baldey, Joel Judge and Shane Holder.

Baldey, Joel Judge and Shane Holder. Credit:Dion Georgopoulos

And yes, social media went wild.

Jo Fooks from Queanbeyan.

Jo Fooks from Queanbeyan. Credit:Dion Georgopoulos

The event was also a fundraiser for Domestic Violence Crisis Service and, after all the dancing was done, organisers counted $1000 raised on the day and expected a similar amount from online donations.

Ms Thomas said she was "blown away" by all the dancers' commitment to learning the moves and throwing their energy behind the event.

She had "already begun thinking about where next year's showcase will be held" and felt confident the 'Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' was an event Canberra would enjoy for many Julys to come.

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