Canberra's Queer Cultural Festival
November 2014

Welcome To SpringOUT 2014

Welcome To SpringOUT 2014

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Canberra Pride presents SpringOUT, a celebration of queer culture in the Canberra Region.

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

La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

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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.

Canberra Gay And Lesbian Qwire Concert

Canberra Gay And Lesbian Qwire Concert

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SATURDAY 29 NOV

LLEWELLYN HALL
CHILDERS ST, ANU

COST: $25 ($20 CONCESSION) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
HOST: CANBERRA GAY AND LESBIAN QWIRE

TIME: 7.30PM

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.

www.canberraqwire.com.au

 

Rainbow Rollers

Rainbow Rollers

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SUNDAY 30 NOV

AMF BELCONNEN
1 EMU BANK, BELCONNEN
COST: $25 FOR 2 GAMES,
SHOE HIRE AND NIBBLES

HOST: ALCHEMY OZ
TIME: 4PM

 

Come and enjoy a fun afternoon of ten pin bowling. Bring your friends to make a team or join some new friends in a relaxed and accepting environment Spectators/cheer squads are welcome and beer wine and soft drinks can be purchased on the day.

A Gender Agenda Let’s Get Trivial!

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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 sarastanley@genderrights.org.au or calling 6162 1924.

Rainbow Faith: Is It Safe To Come Out?

Rainbow Faith: Is It Safe To Come Out?

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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.

TO BOOK: http://www.trybooking. com/booking/bookingeventsummary.aspx?eid=104153

The Bit Bent Disco!

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SATURDAY 22 NOV

The Corner @ BCS

COST: The event is free however capacity is limited so contact bitbent@bcsact.com.au 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 bitbent@bcsact.com.au.

SpringOUT Photo Marathon

SpringOUT Photo Marathon

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SATURDAY 22 NOV

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!

Your Roller Disco Needs You

Your Roller Disco Needs You

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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

VDL is an inclusive roller derby league that welcomes all skaters, referees and non-skating officials to join.

Help us celebrate diversity this SpringOUT by strapping on some skates and trying out your favourite dance moves at ‘Your Roller Disco Needs You’.

Rainbow Storytime

Rainbow Storytime

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SATURDAY 15 NOV

DICKSON LIBRARY
COST: FREE
HOST: DICKSON LIBRARY
TIME: 10AM - 11.30AM

A morning of story telling for our Rainbow families and their children. Last year’s event was a great success and this year promises to be just as popular.