Mark in your diary now June 8 – 11 pinkFEST – Don’t make any other plans!
After all, we don’t want you to miss out on the biggest, pinkest pride event in the Blue Mountains!
So, what have we got this year? Read on to find out.
Playback Theatre Fundraiser and pinkFEST Launch
This year pinkFEST will be launched at a special fundraising performance by Blue Mountains Playback Theatre on Sunday 3 June. The event will be held at Wentworth Falls School of Arts and use personal stories from the audience to create the entertainment.
Playback theatre is a form of improvised performance that began in 1975 in New York. There are usually four or five actors, a musician and an MC. The personal experiences of the audience become the source of the performance as the actors immediately play back the story with words, movement and music interpreting the story as they go along. The result is instant creative collaboration between performers and audience. Every performance is unique. Blue Mountains Playback Theatre began in 1997 and performs regularly throughout the mountains.
The theme for this special performance is Swimming in the Alphabet Soup which is a celebration of the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities in the Blue Mountains. Stories of people from these communities will be used for the performance to explore difference, inclusion and diversity.
Phone bookings : Phone 47824480- leave message- number of seats-return number.
Friday 8 June – Monday 11 June
Wentworth Falls School of Arts, on the highway at Wentworth Falls
Opening Night 6.30pm – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm
Monday 10am – 2pm
bentART is Australia’s largest LGBTQ art exhibition. The opening night is the place to be as terrific prizes are presented to the contributing artists and guests get the first glimpse of this bent four day exhibition.
Visit www.bentart.com.au for more details
Queens Birthday Bushwalk
Presented by Bush Lemons
Saturday 9 June
Easy and social walk out on Charles Darwin walk to Lookouts over Jamison Valley and Wentworth Falls
Grade: Easy, 6km
Contact: Jocelyn – phone 0414 572991 or email@example.com
Bush Lemons is a group of lesbians who enjoy bushwalking and other outdoor activities. It is a condition of participating in any Bush Lemons bushwalks that you read the Bushwalking Code.
Visit www.bushlemons.com for more details
Film Screening – Kawa
Presented by pinkFEST and QueerScreen
Saturday 9 June at 3pm
Scenic World corner Violet Street and Cliff Drive, Katoomba
Based on the novel Nights in the Garden of Spain by Witi Ihimaera (Whale Rider), Kawa is the story of a Maori man living a double life. With his marriage a mess and work pressures raging, Kawa lives out of a hotel and spends his evenings in a sauna having anonymous sex with men. A visit from his aging father, to pass on the Kahu huruhuru (a symbolic cloak worn by the family patriarch) precipitates a coming out with consequences that resonate through all generations of one family. New Zealand looks as beautiful as ever in this spectacularly photographed, sensitively nuanced and powerful film.
Bookings call 4780 0250
Visit http://youtu.be/3ncpmk2wXZ4 to watch the trailer
Queens Birthday Disco And Talent Quest
Presented by Three Sisters Social Group
Saturday 9 June
7.15pm – 1.15am
Tickets at the door $20 no need to book.
Blackheath Community Hall, just back from the highway at Blackheath
The Disco and Talent Quest is an annual event attracting hundreds of people from all directions. It is a relaxed BYO event and a fun night of dancing and entertainment. People are guaranteed a terrific night of socialising with friends old and new. Get in early to get a good seat. Music by Sound Affair. Snack bar and soft drinks available.
Visit www.threesistersgroup.com for more details
A Winter Masquerade Annual Queens Birthday Ball
Presented by Three Sisters Social Group
Sunday 10 June
7.30pm – 1.30am
Tickets $135 each
Fairmont Resort, 1 Sublime Point Road Leura
The Queen’s Birthday Ball is an infamous and planning begins almost a year out. It is an intimate and stylish evening with brilliant costumes, decorated tables and dancing. The theme for 2012 is A Winter Masquerade and tickets are limited to this night of nights. Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, bubbly on arrival and some wine. Bookings are essential so get in early!
Visit www.threesistersgroup.com for more details and to book
BBQ Brunch With Sandy Bottom
Presented by pinkFEST
Monday 11 June
Scenic World, Corner Violet Street and Cliff Drive, Katoomba
Join your host and tourist guide Sandy Bottom for a festival farewell at Scenic World for a BBQ brunch before taking the plunge to the valley floor on the world famous Scenic Railway. Here Sandy will guide you round the boardwalk giving you never-before-heard insights into the local flora and fauna in a fun-filled celebration of the long weekend events. Hilarity will prevail!
Tickets include the BBQ breakfast, refreshments and the return trip on the Scenic Railway.
Bookings essential 4780 0250
Get The App
And it is very exciting to announce that pinkFEST is now included in the Blue Mountains App for your iPhone so you can keep up-to-date and find other great things to do in the mountains.
We hope you enjoy the pinkFEST long weekend and that you get along to as many things as you can. Don’t forget that the long weekend is the perfect time to invite friends to stay with you or the area so forward this email to them so they can make their plans for pinkFEST too!
See you at pinkFEST !
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