Mini Gras

A taste of the Mardi Gras Festival at the Joan celebrating the LGBTI community, culture and their allies in Western Sydney

MINI GRAS is a night to gather, to listen, to speak and to be heard. While the Mardi Gras festival burns brightly in the inner city the Joan will play host to a small spark of creative energy designed to engage the LGBTI community of Western Sydney and our allies.

New writings will make their way to open readings, local musicians will share the songs they love to share and community leaders will discuss, debate and debunk some of the mythologies around what it means to be ‘out’ and out West.

6.00 – 7.00pm: The Wild Wild West          

Join us for a panel discussion on art, Western Sydney, gathering spaces and the LGBTI community with speakers from ACON, Headspace, NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby and the Joan.

7.30 – 8.30: Uncle Harold (the Naked Young Man)             

Sit in on a play reading of a new work by established, local playwright Dale Turner. Uncle Harold is a presently poignant story of past sexualities, history and family.

8.30 – 9.15: Queer Sounds                               

Grab a drink and listen to the sounds of John Milligan. John is an up and coming musician and musical theatre maker who will be playing some of his favourite anthems to round out the perfect Mini Gras experience.

To make sure a spot is saved for you, click on one of the big red buttons at the top of this page.

All events as part of the Mini Gras program are free to attend. On the night there will be the opportunity to make a suggested donation of $15 per event or $40 for all three, to help the ghost of Mini Gras future keep on kicking.

The Wild Wild West Panel Speakers include: Madeleine Fabian (Headspace), Chris Pycroft (NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby), Gavin Prendergast (ACON), Michael Orchard (NSW Health).

Uncle Harold (The Naked Young Man) by Dale Turner cast include: Maudie Green, Shane Porteous, Georgia Adamson.

Queer Sounds (Music & Drinks): John Milligan.

 

Mini Gras has been developed by the Q.

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  • Saturday, Feb 28 2015 6:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 28 2015 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb 28 2015 8:30pm

MINI GRAS is a night to gather, to listen, to speak and to be heard. While the Mardi Gras festival burns brightly in the inner city the Joan will play host to a small spark of creative energy designed to engage the LGBTI community of Western Sydney and our allies.

New writings will make their way to open readings, local musicians will share the songs they love to share and community leaders will discuss, debate and debunk some of the mythologies around what it means to be ‘out’ and out West.

6.00 – 7.00pm: The Wild Wild West          

Join us for a panel discussion on art, Western Sydney, gathering spaces and the LGBTI community with speakers from ACON, Headspace, NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby and the Joan.

7.30 – 8.30: Uncle Harold (the Naked Young Man)             

Sit in on a play reading of a new work by established, local playwright Dale Turner. Uncle Harold is a presently poignant story of past sexualities, history and family.

8.30 – 9.15: Queer Sounds                               

Grab a drink and listen to the sounds of John Milligan. John is an up and coming musician and musical theatre maker who will be playing some of his favourite anthems to round out the perfect Mini Gras experience.

To make sure a spot is saved for you, click on one of the big red buttons at the top of this page.

All events as part of the Mini Gras program are free to attend. On the night there will be the opportunity to make a suggested donation of $15 per event or $40 for all three, to help the ghost of Mini Gras future keep on kicking.

The Wild Wild West Panel Speakers include: Madeleine Fabian (Headspace), Chris Pycroft (NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby), Gavin Prendergast (ACON), Michael Orchard (NSW Health).

Uncle Harold (The Naked Young Man) by Dale Turner cast include: Maudie Green, Shane Porteous, Georgia Adamson.

Queer Sounds (Music & Drinks): John Milligan.

 

Mini Gras has been developed by the Q.

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