Saturday, 03. March 2018, Sydney, Sydney Gay & ******* Mardi Gras 2018

from 03. March 2018 - 11:00 till 23:00
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5789 people attending
Event description
Sydney Mardi Gras is a little like Vegas—what happens here, stays here. Still, keeping a party this great a secret isn’t easy, and every Australian summer, the city hosts the most anticipated *******, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event in the world. From a rowdy parade and film festival to day-time dance parties and academic discussions, this celebration is perfect for anyone who likes to have a good time—gay or straight.

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Pride, No Prejudice

For those who’ve experienced the San Francisco Pride Parade, there’s really little comparison between these two. San Francisco may have the heart and bigger crowds, but Sydney knows how to throw a fabulous pageant with even more glitter and glamour. Plus, unlike most of the gay pride parades, this is a nighttime procession, so people come ready to party.

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The parade starts in Hyde Park and winds its way down Oxford and Flinders streets by way of Taylor Square (a good spot for people-watching) before ending in Moore Park. Stake out a place on the street 2 or 3 hours early, and find a milk crate (or 6-inch heels) so you can get a good view. If you don’t like crowds, buy a ticket for the Glamstands, which gives you an elevated seat from where you can take in all the festivities. There are enough over-the-top floats, sexy dancing groups and skimpy costumes that you might mistake this for Rio during Carnival. This is a participatory event, and the audience is full of people decked out in their finest wacky wardrobes. You may think you’re a spectator, but the truth is people are looking at you as well, so come dressed for the part.

At some point you’ll follow the parade to the Fox Studios in Moore Park, where the all-night dancing is held. Given the friendly nature of the crowd, you can stop into any of the most popular bars—Oxford, Stonewall, Columbian—and ask about where there might be a private party. In the many primarily gay neighborhoods such as Darlinghurst, Surry Hills or King’s Cross, all you have to do is walk down the street and you’ll see someone’s front door open (most locals are proud to have so many out-of-towners visiting them). If you’ve still got energy, consider going to the official morning-after party at Luna Park.

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Saturday, 05. August 2017, Gorrin House 27 Albert Street Ararat, Ararat One Act Play Festival 2017

from 05. August 2017 - 10:00
till 06. August 2017 - 13:00
7 people attending
Event description
Ararat One Act Play Festival 2017
August 5th - 6th 2017
Gorrin House
27 Albert Street
Ararat, Victoria, 3377

Ararat one-act play festival is a competition based festival of one-act 'plays'. Plays are usually text based works written by either established playwrights or emerging new writers, directors or community theatre companies/groups.

Ararat OAPF is hosted by Ararat Theatre Company

The Ararat OAPF will be presented over the weekend of the 5th & 6th of August 2017. Performances will take place in sessions all day Saturday and pending the number of entries may present on the Sunday if required.

We have a range of prizes for the categories

The Ararat OAPF will be judged by an independent adjudicator (TBA) with an awards presentation held at the end of the festival (After the last play)

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Participants will receive feedback on their performance via an adjudicators report, either verbal or in writing.

Festival Guidelines

Running Time: Usually between 20 to 50 minutes per production

Number of characters: Minimum of 2 (No monologues)

"Bump in" time 10 minutes, "bump out" time 5 minutes

Royalties to be paid by the participant(s)

A copy of the script should be sent with the entry
Information and should include information about cast, play & company as this will be included in the program

Entry fees $55 per play

**The decision of the adjudicator is final and no further correspondence entered into

***If the Ararat OAPF receives more entries than can be presented of the festival the decision on what entries are accepted will be made by the Festival Coordinator Sue Brown

Finger food will be provided between the afternoon and evening session.

After the performances on the Saturday evening supper and drinks will be provided.

Entries can be submitted via email Sue Brown, Festival Coordinator E: pac@
P: 5352 2181
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