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Stroppy Dykes, Feisty
Feminists and Rebel Queers
Immerse yourself in wondrous words
and celebrate literature that brings to life
inspirational voices from yesterday and today.
Contemporary activists will present pieces
from Stroppy Dykes: Radical Lesbian Feminist
Activism in Victoria During the 1980s, Smash
The Church, Smash the State: The Early Years
of Gay Liberation, Revolution She Wrote
and poems from Yellow Woman Speaks by
Asian American lesbian, Merle Woo, and
Anonymous Premonitions by deadly Bidjara
woman, Yvette Holt.
Readers will include Jean Taylor, from Dyke
Books, and Dandy Nicholson and Tara
Mitchell, from Radical Women, with a host of
surprise guests still to be announced. Check
it out on Saturday August 18 from 4pm at the
Solidarity Salon, Sydney Road, Brunswick.
An Afternoon Out
A community event for young LGBT dubbed An
Afternoon Out, will take place on August 26 at
Blue Room Cinebar (Level 1, 151 Baroona Rd,
Paddington, Brisbane). Organisers will be showing
a local film, The Doctor’s Wife about a young
gay couple moving to live in a country town in
rural Queensland. After the screening there will be
afternoon tea and the opportunity to connect with
other LGBT folk in a safe supportive environment.
The event is free but you must register.
More info: http://tiny.cc/anafternoonout
Canadian Film Festival
It’s that time of year again when the Canucks
take over the city of Sydney with a festival of
fantastic cinema. Of special interest to LOTL
readers in this year’s line-up of 20 great indie
flicks is Thom Fitzgerald’s, Cloudburst, about
two ageing lesbians who hit the road for
Canada – their eyes on a same sex marriage.
It’s a cheeky, irreverent and uproarious oddball
comedy that stars Olympia Dukakis and
Brenda Fricker as Dot and Stella, life partners
who are threatened with separation when
Dot is taken away to a nursing home against
Stella’s will. The women decide to make a run
for it. Their destination is Canada, where same-
sex marriage is legal. On the way, they pick
up a hunky young hitchhiker with problems
of his own, and the unlikely trio barrel down
the highway in a last-ditch attempt to make
things right.The Canadian Film Festival plays
at Dendy Newtown and Dendy Opera Quays
from Aug 13-19.
More info: possibleworlds.net.au
The original Priscilla Diva, Amelia Cormack
plays a one night only engagement at Slide
on Aug 2. Cormack will be showcasing her
recent sellout one woman show which saw
her feted as the darling of London’s West End.
Cormack will remove the wig, heels, glitter
and sequins for an intimate show on the
Australian stage... Will there be show tunes?
More info: slide.com.au.
CWU present two concerts from award winning
muso Kerrianne Cox in Sydney this month.
Kerrianne’s music celebrates the spiritual
depths of her culture and the struggles of the
First People’s road to empowerment. Each
song is a story of transformation, a healing
journey towards Sovereignty. With a powerful,
soulful voice reminiscent of the great women
of jazz and blues, Kerrianne captivates and
moves audiences in a very special way.
Playing Sunday August 5 (Earlwood) and
Sunday August 12 (Red Rattler). Tickets
available at the door.
Sydney folk will be happy to note there is a
new club night on the north side for the ladies.
From Friday August 31 (and on the last Friday
of every month, thereafter) Manly Fishos will be
transformed into Kiss.
The brainwave of local couple Suzanne and
Karen, KISS will open from 8pm to 1am, with
an option to stay open later if that’s what the
punters want. Music will be supplied by Kat
Nughes – a.k .a. ‘DJ du Jour’ - who won the
2011 Mardi Gras Spin Off competition.
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