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A Homegrown Feast
Adelaide's Feast festival was launched last month by Festival
creative producer, Kerry Ireland, who promised that the festi-
val would continue its support of our LGBT communities by
nurturing our talents and showcasing them to the wider com-
munity. In keeping with this mantra, this year's Feast is shaping
up to be a LGBT degustation of cabaret, comedy, theatre and
music that are bound to delight. There's even a queer poker
tournament! Some highlights for those of you lucky enough to
be in Adelaide are: the chameleon-like Bridge Markland from
Berlin; Sydney's Gurlesque presenting a new erotic-burlesque
show; for the ﬁrst time opening their doors to audiences of all
gender persuasions, comedian Anthony Menchetti with his
sell-out show Gay Conversion; the charismatic Nick Christo,
in his show The Fabulous Frances Faye; and Focus Theatre
(Sydney) return to Feast, after the success of Blowing Whistles
in 2008, with their new work Bison, directed by Pete Nettell.
Feast runs from November 14-29.
For more info visit feast.com.au
Best known for her no-holds-barred artworks, curator and artist Fiona Foley
will be delivering an exhibition of her oft times controversial works at the MCA
this month. The exhibition, titled Forbidden, encompasses a range of media
including printmaking, painting, sculpture and installation work. Foley, a Badt-
jala woman from Fraser Island in Queensland, is known for her incredibly di-
verse artistic practices and her uncompromising approach to her work which
often explores themes of identity and the individual within politics, culture, and
language. Forbidden is on show at the MCA from Nov 12 -- Jan 31. The exhibi-
tion will move to Queensland Art Musem from April 2, 2010.
nternational Women's Network,
illa, will be holding another one of
heir creative workshops this month.
o if you're in the neighbourhood of
Mori Gallery in Sydney on Novem-
ber 8, be sure to get along. Lilla was
established in 2007 by the Edmund
stice and Community Education to
bring together women activists and community organisers who are also prac-
ticing artists in the hopes of sharing their skills with the wider community. The
network was named in recognition of Lilla Watson, a Brisbane-based Aborigi-
nal educator, activist and artist who has had long-term involvement in various
social justice movements in Australia.
On November 8 you can catch Walking Together: an evening of original art-
work and ﬁlm. The festivities kick off at 6pm or you can check out the exhibi-
tion throughout the week.
Sexuality and Religion?
Looking for something to get the old grey matter ticking over once more after
the shenanigans at United We Dance? Look no further, the folk at AGMC are
holding a forum, Is My Sexuality More Important than My Culture or Religion?
The forum aims to discuss how we navigate and manage our various identi-
ties within our communities when we have multiple allegiances and contradic-
Join speakers Alyena Mohummadally (queer Muslim), Madelaine Imber (les-
bian Jewish), Maurice Wilson (gay Maori Mormon), Joseph Chetcuti (gay
Maltese former priest) and Shanton Chang (Australian Chinese Malaysian gay
Christian) in a lively forum and discussion of these issues. Nov 29 from 1pm to
4pm at the VicAIDS Council, 6 Claremont St South Yarra.
Three 2 Tango
If watching TV's So You Think You Can Dance whets your ap-
petite for Latin ﬂoorshows then you’ll want to get along to Slide
this month for the premiere of Three 2 Tango to see some sexy
sizzling dance moves. The Oxford St bar and cabaret venue will
give itself over to the dramatic rhythms of Argentina for a ﬂoor-
show that is certain to seduce you. Why not make a night of
it and partake in the meal and show deal which dishes up two
courses with matched wines plus a sultry sexy dance showcase.
Nov 4 & 11. Dinner and show $60. Show only $20. Doors open
7pm, show starts 8:30pm. More info three2tango.com.au
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