In 2014 SpringOUT turns 15 and spans the whole of November. In addition to signature events such as Fairday and Bushdance, there are many opportunities for people of all ages to meet, watch, learn, flirt, bake, dance, swim, listen, discuss, network, sing, inquire, eat, drink and soak in the best of the ACT’s queer culture.
We acknowledge and thank our major supporters: Telstra, Her Canberra, The Street Theatre, Typeyard Design & Advertising and FUSE Magazine for their partnership and support in celebrating queer culture in the ACT.
We look forward to seeing you throughout the festival and wish you a Happy SpringOUT 2014.
CANBERRA PRIDE COMMITTEE
7 – 22 NOV
ANU ARTS CENTRE, UNION CT, ANU
COST: $39 / $52 HOST: ANU ARTS CENTRE
La Cage aux Folles, which inspired the film The Birdcage starring the late Robin Williams, is a wickedly funny farce about love and family.
The action centres on a St. Tropez drag-show nightclub owned by Georges and headlined by his longtime love Albin. The couple raised Georges’ son (the product of a youthful one-night stand) together. When young Jean-Michel gets engaged to the daughter of a right-wing politician determined to crack down on gay nightlife, the family feels compelled to “straighten up” their act.
We are pleased to be able to offer a SpringOUT special on Thursday 13 November and Thursday 20 November.
You can choose either of these great offers:
- Show only tickets for the concession price of $39 (instead of the usual $45); OR
- Club La Cage tickets (show, interval drinks and canape?s) for $52 (instead of the usual price of $57).
To take up this offer, bookings must be made by phoning Supa’s ticketing agent, Canberra Repertory Society on 6257 1950 and quoting “SpringOUT” when booking.
SATURDAY 29 NOV
LLEWELLYN HALL CHILDERS ST, ANU COST: $25 ($20 CONCESSION) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL HOST: CANBERRA GAY AND LESBIAN QWIRE
With an engaging repertoire to suit all tastes, the Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire presents ‘from the Sublime to the Ridiculous (and everything in between…!).’ Fresh from the Various Voices Choral Festival in Dublin and proud to be part of SpringOUT 2014, Qwire promises to entertain and dazzle you with their bling and continue to put the Q in choir.
SUNDAY 30 NOV
AMF BELCONNEN 1 EMU BANK, BELCONNEN COST: $25 FOR 2 GAMES, SHOE HIRE AND NIBBLES HOST: ALCHEMY OZ TIME: 4PM
SATURDAY 29 NOV
MAJURA HALL ROSEVEAR PL, DICKSON
COST: $15 HOST: A GENDER AGENDA TIME: 7PM - 9PM
Members are encouraged to put together teams with family and friends – a great chance to introduce them to AGA. Money raised will go directly to supporting all the unfunded work of AGA.
Tickets can be be purchased by contacting Sara at AGA on email@example.com or calling 6162 1924.
THURSDAY 27 NOV
BELCONNEN LABOR CLUB CHANDLER ST, BELCONNEN COST: $10 WAGED $5 CONCESSION / STUDENT HOST: JENNI ATKINSON (TRANZ AUSTRALIA) TIME: 6.30PM - 8.30PM
Join us at the Belconnen Labor Club in the Whitlam Room for a big queer religious discussion and Q and A session featuring representatives from different faiths, including a representative from the Sunday Assembly, a congregation / community where God does not feature.
The discussion will centre on how each group feels about people from the rainbow community, how accepting each is and how welcomed queer people are within their faith.
SATURDAY 22 NOV
The Corner @ BCS
COST: The event is free however capacity is limited so contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jen on (02) 6278 8144 to secure a ticket!
HOST: BIT BENT TIME: 6PM – 10PM
Bit Bent is hosting a Heroes and Villains Disco in honour of SpringOUT for young LGBTQI people ages 12 to 25 years. Dress up as a famous hero or infamous villain for some disco dancing, karoke singing, competition playing fun! We will also have a photoboth to help you capture some memories to last a lifetime.
Bit Bent is a support group for same sex attracted and sex & gender diverse young people that operates from the corner@bcs on Mondays from 6pm – 8pm and from Woden Youth Centre on Thursdays from 5pm – 6:30pm. Bit Bent Belconnen is a group of Belconnen Community Service and has been operating in the community for over 10 years. For more information about Bit Bent or the Disco please email email@example.com.
TBA ON REGISTRATION
COST: ENTRY $10 HOST: THE SPRINGOUT COMMITTEE
TIME: 7AM - 6PM (WITH AN HOUR FOR A GROUP LUNCH)
Take 10 photos of 10 themes over 10 hours. The SpringOUT Photo Marathon is an event designed to work your sense of creativity without causing you to raise a sweat. Registration is a must so please check the SpringOUT Facebook page for details. Great prizes on offer!
SATURDAY 22 NOV
SKATE NATION 5 LEETON ST, FYSHWICK COST: $15 INC. SKATE HIRE HOST: VARSITY DERBY LEAGUE TIME: 6PM - 7.45PM AND 8PM - 10PM