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MUSIC Women With Standards do everything from
Gershwin to the Bee Gees with style and fun. Libby
O'Donovan and Melissa McCaig recently returned from
touring their hit show Flat On Your Bacharach, while Naomi
Eyers (Fabulous Singlettes) has shared stages with Shirley
Bassey, Tom Jones and Dionne Warwick. Feast of Female
Voice Jayne-Anne Power's acoustic soul/R&B, The Dolls'
gutsy country harmonies and Heather Frahn's raw acoustic
energy make for a celebration of original women
musicians. Fruit Susie, Sam & Mel go into acoustic mode,
proudly releasing "FRUIT the trio album -- live at the church".
Marie Wilson -- is she or isn't she? This sexy, intriguing rock
chick will leave you begging for more. The Standard
Deviations are the funky, jazzy duo of Vicki and Sue.
ART Nothing is Taboo features Jillian Hayworth's homage to
Leigh Bowery, arguably the most internationally renowned
contemporary Australian artist. Future Vision is a multimedia
exhibition celebrating the career of the cult DJ Josh, and the
launch features a retrospective set by Josh herself. Lovin'
Womyn Artist Silvia Hart brings lesbian life and love into
the public domain and allowed to claim a visible space
within society. Refractions explores the iconic tones in
water, lighthouses, the human form and the emotional
geometry of light by a lesbian artist.
PERFORMANCE Nice Jewish Girls Adelaide Jewish
dykes serve up the flavour of 3,000 years of Jewish culture in
readings, music, film and food. Explore Jewish identity and
lesbian sexuality with a dash of chutzpah -- former festival
director Margie Fischer and current director Fanny Jacobson
get in on the act! Le Freak C'est Chic features Tom Cho, Jodie
Joyce and Jules Wilkinson in the search for lesbian chic.
Wilkinson, who started performing "in order to pick up
chicks", and will continue to do so until she is successful,
delivers hilarious, twisted stories on queer life which sold-out at
Melbourne's Midsumma Festival. Pig Tales is a one act play
about a female child raised as a boy starring award-winning
UK performance artist Julie McNamara. The story explores
gender against the back-drop of psychiatry and the Catholic
church and is told around five vignettes dropped into the
children's toe-tugging rhyme This Little Piggy Went to Market.
COMEDYSue-Ann Post, Australia's favourite ex-
Mormon, lesbian comedian performs Opinionated Bint, in
which the Big 'Ole Lezzo is more opinionated than ever.
Catch her, fresh from her tour of the US.
DRAG King Vic, Melbourne's popular drag king cabaret
presents a sexy evening of gender-bending fun and filth with
LeeBruceLee, Tom Erge, Chic Magnet, Outlaw, Tony Pony &
Shasha Tzjuzji, Mr Vovo, Mr Hung Low, and Drastic Boy. Get
packing, there will also be a Drag King Workshop!
PARTIES As well as the Free Opening Night Party there
is Taboo -- The Dance Party, a hot and sweaty exploration of
your wildest dreams on the dancefloor featuring DJ Neroli
and DJ Josh playing the best house and trance style music.
FOOD First Queers Day Indigenous GLBTIQ music,
cabaret, food, fashion and kulcha also serves up the Hungry
Mob Pig-Out -- a free spit lunch. Sistas Shakaya perform their
pop hits. Pink Parents Picnic is on a beautiful safe beach with
plenty for the littlies: waterslide, Ferris wheel, bouncy castle
and the oldest carousel in the Southern hemisphere. BYO
picnic gear. Feast Feast Thrill your tastebuds with a 3-course
Asian-Australian fusion culinary spectacular prepared with the
freshest regional produce. Bette Midler impersonator Belinda
Lemon will tickle your fancy with a live spot.
PLUS there's the Film Feast, Forums on bisexuality, body
modification, alcohol, women with HIV, queer parenting, and
the steamy Women's Sauna. To take advantage of your
surroundings, visit www.southaustralia.com and plan some
lovely side trips.
"IT'S A VERY DYKE HEAVY PROGRAM," SAYS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FANNY JACOBSON OF
ADELAIDE'S FEAST FESTIVAL. A LOTL PREVIEW.
Feast Festival, November 5--28. Full program guide and bookings
are at www.feast.org.au
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