So much has changed over the years in the community. Is it a case of me trying to hold on to something not worth holding onto anymore - That's the big question?
I am not sure of the future but not prepared to let go of the past. I feel people now just take it for granted that we will be here in the future but sadly this is not the case any more... I can finally say I've had enough of being the person that does everything! I'm just too old and sick of the politics and people just taking it for granted ! Recently I was told to take a long hard look in the mirror and I did and realised 'People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones' so some decisions have been made so we can move forward and keep Heaven running in 2017. All the dance dates have been locked in for 2017 – So fingers crossed to another successful year.
On a Brighter Note: A special thank you to everybody that attended Heaven's 9th Birthday & Haven Charity Night in July - helping us raise $1700 for the Western Suburbs Haven Inc. That means in the last 9 years in conjunction with kaleidoscope social dance we have raised over $25,073 FOR ACON & THE WESTERN SUBURBS HAVEN INC - HOW FABULOUS - More Fabulous news....
I"M SO EXCITED We had 6 fabulous years at The NBC Sports Club, Northmead and I want to say a special thank you to everybody which has helped us raise over $17,210 at Heaven Social Dance and a special thank you to (Acon) for their help by sponsoring us this year.
With that said I'm proud to announce that we will be making a BIG MOVE next year to a New Club, for many different reasons, Renovations at the NBC, Function Hire and Rising costs of running Heaven are some of the main reasons why we are relocating to a new club in 2017.
We been very lucky to lock in dates for 2017 at Mounties Bowling Club - Fairfield on the first Saturday of every second month starting on February 4th 2017.
A special thank you to the Mounties Group & LayDee KinMee for their support and understanding throughout this process, as most people are aware a lot of things have changed and we need to keep up with the changes and we hope everyone will continue to support us at the new venue and help us provide a safe place for the LGBTQI community and for the local Drag Kings/Queens to have somewhere to perform with some exciting things planned for 2017...
PS: We still have two Social Dances left At The NBC Sports Club!
A big thank you to the staff and management At The NBC Sports Club for supporting us for the last 6 years.
"KATH & KIM #2" will return and do their final production show on 17th September at the NBC Sports Club featuring : Pandora Box As Kath & Ricki Renee As Kim + Lola Del Arte As Sharon .. And our Farewell Party on 19th November with another New show " Drags Can Hear The Bells #2 Featuring: Fifi Fo'Fum , Coco Fox & Electra Kute. To keep up with heaven dates and news, please check out our website: www.heavensocialdance.com
In other exciting news RGT #2 will come to an end this month there is only 5 people left Electra Kute, Terra Part, Pomara Fith, Crystal Balls and Gloria Sass and the semi finals are this Friday 12th August at Richard's on the Park - Canley Vale from 9pm - 12am it's a free event, So will a Western Sydney Queen take-out $1000 dollars cash prize on Friday 29th August at the Grand Final?
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN PURPLE Wear it Purple Day is coming, what are you planning for 26 August this year to show support for rainbow young people? Make sure you get your Wear it Purple Day event registered! Head on over to www.wearitpurple.org to access the 2016 resources!
Unity Wollongong who takes on running the community radio program "Pink Nation" on 106.9 Vox FM Every second week on a Monday night from 21:00 - 22:00
Following this is Queer Out West 89.3fm every Monday Night from 22:00 - 24:00 - Celebrating 15 years of supporting the LGBTQI community on the radio and on the Internet www.queeroutwest.com with different presenters every week including: Myself, Nikki Facchin, LayDee KinMee, Fifi Fo'Fum, Pandora Box, Robert Manser & Jeremy Smith and special monthly interviews from Mardi Gras , Gavin Prendergast from ACON and a whole lot of fun, music and gossip. What more could you ask for on a Monday night www.queeroutwest.com
Tensions are brewing at a long running social event 2 popular queens who have been on the scene for a while are locking heads to such extremes that one of them walked out screaming and won’t return…. Who are these 2 queens gorgeous? Well let's just say that sometimes swallowing causes damage.
Until next time stay 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