After months of discussion and feedback from other people, I have decided to reduce the amount of social dances that I'm running in western Sydney, from 17 dances a year, to 12 in 2014, with the dances running from 7:30-12:30 and shows 9:30 & 10:30 to encourage people to come early, and to eat at the bistro, which means we will not have to pay a function fee anymore. With a full time day job, drag and producing Queer Out West 89.3fm, I feel it's all just a bit too much for an old has-been like me to handle anymore. Also on that note I have decided after the 28th September, I will no longer be performing at the "house of drag" at the Imperial Hotel, as an on-going special guest as it is not practical for my schedule anymore. Between work, life and my charity commitments, it's all become too hard for this old diva. OMG this is my last on-going paid booking, so will this mean Beverly Buttercup will be going into Semi-retirement as of October??
The new format for Kaleidoscope (KSD) and Heaven (HSD), will now be on alternating months, starting with HSD in Jan at the Northmead Bowling Club then KSD at the Parramatta Golf Club in February, and so on. Hopefully this structure is easier for our patrons to remember and plan for, so our numbers can increase and our events don't clash. My first priority was to keep HSD alive as it has been going strong for 6 years. I think maybe, people have become complacent that there will always be something there for them in western Sydney, But as I always say, support these nights or they will be gone.
Next Saturday 14 September, Heaven & Frock You Productions Presents: " Sisters of SIZE " FEATURING: Felicity Frockaccino , Lola Del'Arte, and Eliza Downe.. PLUS A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE BY: Daniel Stuart Turner: Live and intimate at 10pm, followed by the "Sisters of SIZE" show at 11:30pm. Doors open at 7:30 with music by DJ Shaft.
Parramatta Park will be bathed in colour on Sunday as the local gay and lesbian community, along with family and friends, celebrate the annual Parramatta Pride Picnic on the 22 September from 11am-4pm At Site 23, Parramatta Park. The question is, Will I be attending in tradition with my drag daughter in drag myself. Or just as a boy?? But I will be there. We will again met up with old friends, and make some new ones along the way, so why not come down. Don't forget to bring your dog along for a great day of games, doggywood and western Sydney's biggest BBQ provided by the haven, with the fabulous DJ Sass pumping out the tunes from 11 am.
The next KSD is on the 5th of October, which is the long weekend. It boasts two fun filled Spot Shows at 9:30 & 10:30pm , hosted by the always fabulous Sandy Bottom, with a variety of guests, from newcomers to seasoned professionals. RSVP to KSD and Heaven on the Guidetogay.com What's On Guides on the site or APP!
Also don't forget to tune in to Queer Out West 89.3fm on Monday from 10pm to keep up with all the Goss! Can you believe it's been 30 years of 89.3Fm ON AIR and on the 7th of September we celebrated again, with our grand opening of the new million dollar studio, based in Liverpool NSW.
It's a bit too high tech for a simple girl like me, but with the help of our regular cast and our new presenters, I'm getting the hang of it and we're going strong. QOW will also be celebrating our 12th year on air in December! I love how you can now listen to the show live in HD or on demand, so now I can go back and listen to the last 4 weeks shows, have a laugh at my hiccups and hear what was said when I wasn't paying attention like usual, and so can you NOW, so check it out www.queeroutwest.com - make sure you jon the QOW Group here on Guidetogay too!
Diva is locked in for the 28th October, and preparations are underway with rumours flying! Who will be on the poster? A Legend? A Diva Winner? A Tranny or a Social Queen? Perhaps all of them...
Will the host stay upright all night?
The most important question of all is what on earth will I wear?
For more info on the night and past winners check out: www.divaawards.com.au
Until Next Time Gorgeous! Leave your comments and thoughts below! Love BB