It's that time when everybody is recovering from the Queen's Birthday Dance Party & Ball in The Blue Mountains that was a huge success; it gets bigger and bigger every year so if you missed out like me because of work commitments... mark it in your diary and plan for next year...
It's that time of the year also when we come together for the Sydney PRIDE festival which runs from the 10th - 30th June for more info : www.sydneypride.org
RGT #2 Have you got what it takes to be Richards on the Park's next drag superstar?? Starting on Friday the 20May and then every second Friday (17Jun, 01Jul, 15Jul, 29Jul, 12Aug & 26Aug) with the Grand Final on Friday 26Aug with 17 contestants competing over 3 months to take home $1000. Who said there's nothing exciting happening in western Sydney? Don’t forget 'Showtime' is still running on the third Saturday of the month , That's this Saturday 18Jun from 8pm-2am and totally FREE..
Also on this Saturday is the Palms West Social Dance as they get ready to ''Do The Time Warp Again'' on 18Jun From 7pm-12am at The Coolibah Hotel, Merrylands. Shows By Sandy Bottom & Eilean Furter, PRIZES For Best Dressed in The Rocky Horror Theme Night in Merrylands.
As for me I will be packing my bags and off to Canberra with the show cast of 'Drags To Bitches' at Hellenic Club that weekend, so I will miss out on doing the time warp 'Thank god I got to do it at The Midnight Shift in April ’’ lol ‘’. Talking about The Shift three of western Sydney’s fabulous drag queens = Laydee Kinmee, Marilyn Mootrub & April Fools take over the shift every Sunday from 7:30pm drop in and say hi its totally FREE and fabulous ...
It's now officially winter!! And Wollongong GLBTQI community will come together for " Unity! ON ICE " on 25Jun from 7pm-1am at Wollongong Tennis Club, Cost $10, A Mixed Event , Mega Prizes , Absolute Sausage Fest! And Drag Show Bonanza... For more info about what's going on in the gong check out www.unitywollongong.com
It's also that time of the year as we are in full swing organising the Haven's Annual Charity Fundraiser and Heavens 9th birthday party at Heaven Social Dance on 16th July. In the past we've been able to raise over $15,363 (as of January 2016) For the Western Suburbs Haven Inc & Acon, and we hope it will be bigger and better than previous years so we are locking in some fabulous performances in 2 two shows '' 9:30 & 10:30pm '' and will be hosted by LayDee KinMee from 7pm. So get there early if you want a good seat !! Entry is $15 with all proceeds from the night going to the Haven. It's night not to be missed. www.heavensocialdance.com
In other exiting NEWS then is something new in the west ‘’ Rainbow Coffee Club ’’ on the Western side of the Mountains. A low cost, low pressure daytime event for the LGBTIQ community and their friends. 3rd Friday of the month starting 20 May, 17Jun ,15Jul at The Lithgow Tin Shed 69 Bridge Street, Lithgow, New South Wales, Lithgow, Come and hang out…
And we must not forget our sister program "Pink Nation 106.9 voxFm" Monday night from 9pm -10pm as Voice of the Illawarra / Wollongong and beyond on the radio and on the Internet you've got to love community radio they really get behind the community…
OMFG there is something in works for a NEW YEAR'S EVE Dance Party with a very successful drag production show + a Fabulous interstate drag Dj to keep everyone dancing all night long, and Heaven now in negotiations to lock in the dates for 2017 with some great new ideas and maybe a new club in 2017, To keep it running for the GLBTQI community to have somewhere to hang out !!
Now let's Talk about "show me the MONEY!! "
Which Western Sydney nobody drag queen asked a DIVA Award winning Dj to downland & edit some music for her but then refused to pay for it? ...
Until next time ( 13th July 2016)
Be Safe & Gorgeous,
Beverly is the producer for Queer Out West Radio on every Monday night from 22:00-24:00 on 89.3FM in Sydney, And the Founder/Co-ordinator of Heaven Social Dance and a monthly contributor to Guidetogay.com Beverly decided in October 2013 to going to semi retirement after doing drag for 21 years in march 2013, Will now focus on co-ordinator her social events/charity event and community radio program ”Queer Out West 89.3fm” every Monday night and leaving the performing up to the young ones.Website: www.beverlybuttercup.com