Are we just being jolly or talking about the stage acts ? As some of you may know, I have never been one for Christmas. I've never had a real reason to celebrate, and the thought of doing Christmas spots made me cringe...
However, this year the tables have turned and I'm feeling a little excited, just like Big Kev. A drama free Christmas ... Hopefully I don't get a sudden heart attack from all the excitement lol. 2018 will see me celebrating Christmas with my son now living with me and do the whole family thing OMFG. Will it be all turkey and pudding, or will it just be boring? But I do have something to look forward to next year I will become a Grandfather-Grandmother OMG !!
One good thing has come out of this year at Heaven Social Dance we raised over $28,092.10 since first starting with these funds going to The Western Suburbs Haven Inc & ACON. This money will be used to help support and promote the ENDING of HIV. I would like to say a big thank you to all the performers that supported us this year as well as the Heaven Committee: Ian Stumbles, Greg Robert & LayDee KinMee. Also, a big thank you to all of our regulars that have supported us throughout the year. Hopefully this will be a sign of what’s to come in 2019 and patrons will continue to support Heaven at Mounties Bowling Club – Fairfield. It is so great to be able to give back to the L.G.B.T.Q .I community.
In 2019 Heaven Social Dance will be looking for an array of drag talent to perform at our social nights in Western Sydney, which has provided Western Sydney drag performers a place to perform, build up a following and fine tune their talents. PopUp Drag is backkkkkkkk! On the 9th February & 10th August. Calling all Drag Queens and Drag Kings from in and around Western Sydney to come along with your best Spot number and WIN A SHARE OF $400!!!
For terms and conditions or register for PopUp drag check out the What's On Page at our website:
*Free entry to all participating entrants
*3 minute time limit
*All contestants need to prepare 2 spots- 1 spot for the 930pm show and the TOP 3 place getters will perform a 2nd spot in the 1030pm Show.
*Free entry to all participating entrants
*Winners are voted by the audience, so bring your friends!!!
1st $100 CASH
2nd $60 CASH
3rd $40 CASH
(Please note that cash will be handed out at the conclusion of the 2nd show)
www.heavensocialdance.com or sms 0433232425 your name & inquiry.
13th April we will present a new production show If you'd like to put a production show together for Heaven please contact us for budget information.
Over the Christmas break Pride Radio 893fm will showcase two of Western Sydney‘s most fabulous (DJ) with Tom Rogers doing a podcast for 2 hours on Sunday 23rd December and Justin Scott on Sunday 30th December online from 6 PM on the day or on demand/online at our website. Normal programming will return on Sunday 6th January with some exciting special guest login for January like Mary Kiani & Jye Bryant . PS Please donate at our website to keep gay radio on air PLEASE !? = www.prideradio893fm.com.
Our last program of the year is Sunday 16th December with myself and Melicious D’amage and special guest Daniel Turner.
In other exiting NEWS Western Sydney will come together on 31st December to celebrate everything drag with “ Drag in The New Year “ by Drags 2 Bitches and DJ Victoria Anthony a New Year’s Eve Party you won’t forget in a hurry at The Revesby Workers Club from 8:30pm - 2am Tickets $40 online now selling fast... PS keep an eye out for the new cast member I’ve been told this is someone to keep an eye out for a new up-and-coming Queen joins the cast of (D2B) for more info on tickets go to www.rwc.org.au
It looks to a BIG YEAR next year in Western Sydney with more drag queens working in the RSL and Clubs, hotels and Social Dance's providing entertainment like Bingo, Trivia, Drag Shows and productions for LGBTQI people. With less people travelling to the city now the West is ALIVE, here are a list of some of the things happening = Heaven Social Dance, Turbo Trivia, Turbo Bingo Balls, Gender Bender Bingo, Naughty Numbers, The 3 Sisters Social Group, Drag To Bitches, The Divas show, Drag Bingo, The Polly's Club & Pride Radio 89.3fm Every Sunday 6pm -8pm. OMG I told you so much happening in the west just search for them on Facebook or Google
Whilst on this subject, I do not do drag for a living as I have a full-time job, my first priority will always be to the LGBTI community; providing safe environments, raising awareness and money as Heaven and other social nights have done over the 11 years. They’ve raised more than $35,955.10 for ACON and The Haven in Western Sydney, I really hope that I can continue to do this in 2019 with your help. Please support our nights in Western Sydney. Please be aware that these social dances are not-for-profit social nights with all proceeds after initial costs being donated to charity. Initial costs are function fees, DJ hire and a small entertainment budget.
Until next time (09JAN19) gorgeous Merry Christmas and a Gay New Year. Be safe. Love BB www.beverlybuttercup.com
Bev is a DIVA award-winning contributor to Guidetogay.com - her monthly column highlights the best of the best of Western Sydney and the entertainment and Drag scene for our community.
She is producer and host of PRIDE Radio on 89.32GLF which you can listen to every sunday or on demand on the internet.
She also works with a great team of people to produce events out west for our community to celebrate and come together - so check out Heaven Social Dance or the radio show - whatever floats your boat! She is there for you.Website: www.beverlybuttercup.com/