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I'M SO EXCITED 

We had 4 fabulous dance's  at Mounties Bowling Club,  and I want to say a special thank you to everybody which has helped us raise over $29,000 at Heaven Social Dance for The Haven and Acon . With that said I'm proud to announce that we been very lucky to lock in dates for 2018  at Mounties Bowling Club - Fairfield on the first Saturday of every second month starting on February 3rd 2018, 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 Mounties Bowling Club  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 2018... 

EQUALITY = Now that the same-sex marriage plebiscite has been defeated, it all comes down to a non-compulsory postal vote. Ballot papers are expected to be sent from September 12 and voters will have until November 7 to send back their votes. A result will be declared on November 15. Unlike with regular voting, you are not legally required to vote unless you want to. To make sure your opinion on the matter is heard, it's important that you're properly registered. Now's the time to check that you're enrolled to vote and your details are up to date. If you're 17 with an upcoming birthday, you can enrol now and be eligible to vote. Appropriate proof of identity is necessary (such as a passport or driver's license).... www.aec.gov.au/enrol

Richard's Got Talent #3  Have you got what it takes to be Richards on the Park's next drag superstar?? Well it all started on Friday the 11Aug  and then will run every second Friday 25Aug, 08Sep, 22Sep, 13Oct, 27Oct, 10Nov with the Grand Final on Friday 24Nov with 12 contestants competing over 4 months to take home $1000 + 6 Month residency at Showtime .  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 19Aug from 9pm-3am with Danger Delray  & Conchita Grande and its totally FREE.. www.richardsonthepark.com.au

SANDYOKE Karaoke with twist and a limp wrist from 9pm on last Saturday of each month with Miss Sandy Bottom (26Aug , 30Sep) at Bankstown Hotel , 102 Bankstown City Plaza , Bankstown n.s.w 2200

WOW somebody nominated me for " Australian LGBT Awards " A big thank you to whoever nominated me , Now I have to just write about myself is it possible to do 300 to 500 words how do I fit it all ln lol ...  Last year they launched the Australian LGBTI Awards at the Sydney Opera House with over 300 guests attending the GALA dinner and many high profile individuals showing their support and receiving acknowledgment through their work within the LGBTI space. The Awards are also labelled "The Gay Oscars" with red carpet appearance by The Veronika's, Lucy Lawless, Molly Meldrum, Samuel Johnson, Danielle Cormack and many more . The main agenda of the event is to work with our Allies in the Corporate world and the entertainment industry to have our message of equality endorsed and to reach a wider audience to achieve acceptance . The media personalities attract main stream press attention which not only helps in our quest for equality but provides businesses and corporation a platform to align their brand with the message of equality. The process is as follows: Nominations: are open now to the public. We are receiving thousands of nominations across our 16 categories as we speak . The nominations are public and at this stage we simply let organisations and Nominees know about that they have been nominated. The Nominee can decline or accept the nomination - if accepting we require a 500 word synopsis on the company including and highlighting any work that has been done on LGBTI inclusion . Once all Profiles been received - we will create a shortlist (The Top 10) based on numbers of nominations received and the profile submission received . The shortlist will then be announced beginning of October - and public voting will start - with the winner announced at the GALA dinner - Friday 2nd March 2018 . www.australianlgbtiawards.com.au

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN PURPLE Wear it Purple Day is coming, what are you planning for 25 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 2017 resources!

 Queer Radio Sydney  89.3fm  every Monday Night from 22:00 - 24:00 -  supporting the LGBTQI community on the radio and on the Internet www.893fm.com.au with different presenters every week including: Myself, Nikki Facchin, Fifi Fo'Fum, Pandora Box, Kitty Puss & Jeremy Smith  and special monthly interviews from  Gavin Prendergast from ACON and a whole lot of fun, music and gossip. What more could you ask for on a Monday night  
 
DRAG GOSSIP: 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 Bx   www.beverlybuttercup.com 

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Western Sydney sizzles in Winter

 

Sizzle sizzle sizzle. Oh yes Western Sydney, it might be cold outside but the venues are getting hot with events all over the place. For Drags To Bitches they are selling out shows all across Western Sydney and so many other shows coming up which even includes a trip to New Zealand, it's going to be crazy and stressful buy they are professional and work so hard and deserve all the rewards they are reaping.

 I'm so excited that there is so much happening in Western Sydney during winter - the next few weeks are going to be crazy! " Drags to Bitches " presents Drag Out The Christmas Tree (Christmas in July )  at St Johns Park Bowling Club  on Friday 21th July and also on  Saturday 22nd July at East Cessnock Bowling Club. The show is $18.00 Show onlyfeaturing  some of Western Sydney's most successful drag queens ; LayDee KinMee , Ru Bella , Ophelia Shaft , Marilyn Mootrub , April Fools , Crystal Ball, Maureen A’Moans and dancing boys Thomas Peisley, Graham Llewellyn, Tim Wright and Justin Hitchcock.  Don’t miss your chance to catch this fabulous show as there are very limited tickets left.

 For more about the show: www.dragstobitches.com.au

 

With the growing amount of acceptance also comes change with a lot of LGBTQ venues either closing down or don't exist anymore. We no longer need to travel into the city for a safe refuge as our local pub and clubs are no so accepting and we can hang out with all of our friends both gay and straight and in venues much closer to home, and  Western Sydney is BOOMING at the moment with drag trivia’s and bingos popping up everywhere. Portia Turbo is the head queen at the ever popular and expanding TURBO TRIVIA and writes up a fabulous variety of questions and games each week for you to enjoy.  You ain't never seen trivia quite like this.
It's Free to play and all the venues have excellent kitchens, so bring your friends for a fun and inexpensive night out.

Tuesdays :
Parramatta RSL 7pm With Portia Turbo
Penrith Hotel 7pm With LayDee KinMee
Wednesdays:
Mounties Triglav (in St Johns Park) 7pm With LayDee KinMee
Thursdays:
Kings Park Tavern(Blacktown area) 7pm With Portia Turbo
Fridays:  (last of every month) (28JULY/25AUG/29 SEPT ) at Campbelltown RSL , 7pm With LayDee KinMee.
 Sundays:
 Austral Bowling Club (Liverpool Area)  6pm With Portia Turbo

For those of you who like your bingo fix, there are a few options: Turbo Bingle Balls (Drag Bingo) Every Tuesday Night from 7pm at Overlander Hotel Motel (Cambridge Gardens/Penrith Area )With April Fools or there is “Naughty Numbers  - BINGO with a Twist” on the second Friday of every month at Campbelltown RSL from (14 JULY/11 AUG/8 SEPT )  from 7pm With LayDee KinMee.

 

 

Also going very well out west is Heaven Social Dance…..WOW ... Over the years, Heaven has raised more than $21,000 for charity since first starting in 2007 and Kaleidoscope Social Dance also raised $7,863 in its 4 years of running = THATS A combined TOTAL OF $29,076 (as of June 2017) for the Western Suburbs Haven Inc and ACON , both registered charities doing great work in the western suburbs. Hopefully we can get that figure up and over $30,000 this year with your support, so please come along and support us at  HEAVEN SOCIAL DANCE. Our next dance is on 05AUG  at Mounties Bowling Club , Cnr Ulverstone st & Lawson st Fairfield  From 6pm -12 , Entry $10  , Shows at  9:30pm & 10:30pm  With  PopUp Drag Pop on stage with Cash prizes for our top 3 performers. Hosted By Penny Clifford + S/Guest Jace Pearson

 For more info check out our official website: www.heavensocialdance.com 

 

 

Richard's Got Talent #3  Have you got what it takes to be Richards on the Park's next drag superstar?? Starting on Friday the 11Aug  and then every second Friday 25Aug, 08Sep, 22Sep, 13Oct, 27Oct, 10Nov with the Grand Final on Friday 24Nov with (TBC) contestants competing over 4 months to take home $1000 + 6 Month residency at Showtime .  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 15July from 9pm-3am  and totally FREE.. www.richardsonthepark.com.au

 

DRAG GOSSIP: With the Shift closing, what will happen to all the fabulous showgirls? Who is giving up forever, who has moved in with the illegal refugees in Villawood, who has considered returning to their formal porn career, who is moving to Byron Bay and who is considering a career change? Only time will tell gorgerous. …In other drag news what award winning western Sydney drag queen will soon have her day in court and rumour has it is trying to be the new face of weight watchers for 2018? lol I'll never be 85kg again but will she ???  Just keep that gossip coming in, drop me an inbox or an Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I love to hear about what's going on!

 

    Until next time ( 13AUG2017) Be Safe & Gorgeous, BB   

www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

 

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Giving Back!

Well,  celebrated it’s 10th year on the 3rd of June with a BIG Birthday Party and Charity Night! We raised $3,003.10 on the night for The Western Suburbs Haven Inc and had over 150 people attend the night. It just gets better and better and every dance...
THAT'S A TOTAL OF $ 21,213.10 over the years. My thank you’s are endless.

Firstly to Laydee Kinmee who organized the entertainment and the raffle, the performers Fifi Fo'Fum, Pomara Fifth, April Fools , Danger Del Rey, Melicious Damage, Damien Mancell, CoCo Foxx, Lola DelArte & Felicity Frockaccino.

The performances were brilliant and we appreciate the time you all donated.
Thank you to the people who assisted us on the night Ophelia Shaft for the music, George for the videos, Rob Manser & Ego Media for photos, Cliff for the t-shirts, setting up and pulling it all apart, Louise, John and anybody we may have overlooked.

Thank you to the people who donated the raffle prizes Mr X Adult Lifestyle Fairfield, Bowlerama Wetherill Park, The Dragmaker, Rhonda and Rita, Darryle and also a huge thank you to Mounties Bowling Club.

Also a big special thank you to Ian Stumbles, Greg (aka Gracie Lou) and Ann-Marie Calihanna and Star Observer for their ongoing support and also a huge thank you to all the people who attended and made it a brilliant and exciting Birthday and Charity event.

We look forward to seeing you all at our next dance on Saturday 5th August.

www.heavensocialdance.com

It's now 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 this year, mark it in your diary and plan for next year...

It's also that time of the year also when we come together for the Sydney PRIDE festival which runs from the 09th - 28th June for more info : www.sydneypride.org

WOW ... After 5 SELL OUT SHOWS at Campbelltown RSL, they’re back AGAIN!!! Drags To Bitches on the 24th June and it will sell out so be quick (only 3 tables left). So come and join us as we celebrate all that is DRAG and those fabulous BITCHES we all know and love. For more info : www.dragentertainment.com

On the 8th of July The Polly's Club will celebrate 53 years as a major part of Sydney LGBTIQ scene. They will be presenting '' The Farmer Wants A DRAG QUEEN '' Show. The show is produced by Sue Ellen and The Pollys cast and she has been working her butt off at rehearsals I believe, So Come on DOWNTOWN (where all the lights are bright) and we will be waiting for you at Marrickville Town Hall at Polly's Birthday Party 7pm -12am , $25.00 at the door and I will be giving wrist bands, The rest of the Housewives will be there to entertain you as well. Fabulous Hampers and prizes to be won. www.thepollysclub.com.au

 

draggossip

Heaven has locked in their dates for 2018. What will change in 2018? It is so great that the committee and I get to keep it running the night for the GLBTQI community of the west to have somewhere to hang out!! Now let's Talk about show me the MONEY!! Which Western Sydney drag queen is being sued and might just end up in court !? 

The poor luv does everything right by people and she is having one pulled over her.

Hopefully her solicitors can help her out and save her from the stress of the courtroom – though, I would love to see the look on the judges face when she walks in….lol Until next time (13th July 2017)

Be Safe & Gorgeous,

BB

www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

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COMMUNITIES UNITE AND MY BABY HITS DOUBLE DIGITS?

The community will come together next week for IDAHOT celebrations and for the second time in its history the Parramatta City Council will fly the rainbow flag. The council will raise the flag at Centenary Square in Parramatta on Wednesday 17 May to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. the Parramatta Queer Forum (PQF) will be hosting an information stall in front of the Town Hall from 11.30am to 2pm, supported by PFLAG, ACON, PCC, NSW POLICE, Headspace and Twenty10, So come along and witness history and take a moment to reflect on how important IDAHOT is.

Speaking of fabulous – two years on and going strong, 'Turbo Trivia'  at  Campbelltown RSL is on Friday the 26 May, and is held on the LAST Friday of every month. Also at Campbelltown RSL on the 2nd Friday of every Month is Naughty Numbers – Bingo with a Twist. Both nights starting at 7pm with hostess LayDee KinMee and concluding with a live performance at 9pm by my very talented daughter. All of this in a fabulous gay-friendly environment and it’s FREE to play with$150 in club vouchers to be won on both nights. Drags to Bitches will also return to the RSL for 6th  time on 24 June but be quick it will sell out it always does  For more info :  www.campbelltownrsl.com.au

The following weekend on the 3rd of June Heaven will Celebrate Our 10th Birthday Party & Haven Charity Night at The Mounties Bowling Club, Fairfield From 6:30pm-12:30am.Shows at 8, 9 & 10 pm with Dj Shaft on the decks and an array of Special guest performers AND it's only $15 entry on the door with All proceeds from the night going directly to The Western Suburbs Haven Inc. I hope to see you at Heaven to celebrate it’s first double-digit birthday (10 years) and giving back to the community. We a Heaven Social Dance have raised well over $18,210 for charity since first starting in 2007 + We raised over $7, 863 dollars going to Acon & Western Suburbs Haven Inc in the 4 years of running Kaleidoscope Social Dance, that is a total of $26,073 (As Of March 2017) We hope to make it $30,000 by the end of year with your help that was my dream goal 10 years ago and I’m hoping  it will come true this year ..  So come early for dinner (from 6pm) and catch up with friends and have chat before the shows that start at 8pm.  For Info : www.heavensocialdance.com

Wow - Congratulations to LayDee KinMee She will make her way overseas to Vienna for a week to Represent Australia at EUROpride in Vienna at the Rainbow Island Party on the 9 June and will team up with Conchita Wurst & Courtney Act ... I am so proud of my little girl she's all grown up NOW :)

OMG how time flies it will be soon time to plan for the June long weekend when the GLBTQI Community take over the Blue mountains with something for everybody from exhibitions to dance party to a ball and it all starring on Friday with BentART. BentART is an annual exhibition held on the long weekend in June at Wentworth Falls.  The annual event attracts approximately 60 artists and over 150 works of art and is visited by hundreds of people over the weekend from Friday night the 9th of June at 6:30pm ( Opening ) til  Monday the 12th of June. Will be open to the public on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-5pm, + Monday between 10am-2pm only. For more info :  www.bentart.com.au

Here are a few things to pop in the Diary…

On Saturday The 10th June, The three sisters social group will  be holding their 36th Annual " Disco - Dance Party " at the Blackheath Community Centre from 715pm - 12:15am.  Entry  $25 + There will also be a performance of the fabulous GAYNOR TENSION  & Madani Trani in '' Divas Las Vegas". Take it from me be there early if you want to get a  table as it's the biggest event of the year in the mountains with over  400 people packing the community centre.  Following this is the 36th Annual queen's ball  - '' Fabulous Fifties '' on Sunday 11th  June at the Fairmont Hotel, Leura  … $140  OMG the ball will sold out completely.  For more Info:  82300889 or www.threesisterssocial.asn.au

DRAG GOSSIP: It's been two years since she CLUTCHed her ham bag and left a very successful production show to launch her own show two years later !! But is it slowly catching up to the successful Drags to Bitches production shows that have sold out over 30 shows in the last 3 years at venues across Sydney & Canberra !! ..  And with the cold weather just around the corner and a lack of work  and venues .. it seems a lot of drag queens are rushing to enter talent quest " RGT #3 " but who will make it through the three-month ordeal to win a $1000 what a fabulous idea free entertainment for three months From 11Aug - 24Nov NOW that's what I call a marathon talent quest !! only time will tell gorgeous. Sometimes it's just so hard keeping up with gossip and recently so much is going around. So if you have any gossip email me or message me -  Totally confidential gorgeous!!!

Until next time ( 14June17)

Be Safe & Gorgeous, BB   

www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

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DISCO FEVER TIME

OMG ... So much as happened in the last four weeks, where will I start ?  OMG So much happened, Heaven's first two dance's at our NEW club Mounties Bowling Club, Fairfield has been bigger & better than what I expected with hundreds of people turning out making the first two dance's for this year a huge success and my 50th birthday party went off with a bang on 18th March with my friends & family donating money on the night a $1000 dollars was given Twenty10 .  Thank you so much for your support ..And BIG Congratulations to LayDee KinMee and the cast of Drags to Bitches for being nominated for the third time for (Production Show of the year) at the 19th ACE Awards Tuesday (11April) night and looking fabulous making mommy proud to think in three years you've sold out 30 shows a cross Sydney get ready campbelltown RSL they coming back for the fifth time this show will sell out 24 June Getting early or you will miss out www.dragentertainment.com

NOW we will celebrate the Easter weekend and recover from overdosing  on chocolate .  And the school holidays  are here YUCK !!!

We can NOW get excited about a brand new night coming to Western Sydney.  If the first one is a huge success on 29th April it will return as regular event in Western Sydney with Amanda Honey presenting RED RAW Parties "Women in Uniform" night for our friends around Penrith and surrounding suburbs. .. They hope you'll  come dressed in uniform but of course its not compulsory. The resident Dj Ruby Red will be bringing you the classic dance hits of the 70's 80's 90's + A special guest Dj T.B.A  from 7pm-12am at The Peachy Penarth , 54 Peachtree Rd , Tickets $15..  A wonderful night of sensational music aimed at women and their gay friendly friends (that means no one at all is excluded, straight, male, female, non binary, fluid, trans, etc etc) and come have some fun. If you're smiling, you're in! If you're affecting our enjoyment you're out - simple.

And then its DISCO TIME - The Polly's Club presenting Disco Fever ! return to the 70's with The Polly's in their glittery new show at The Marrickville Town Hall , 303 Marrickville Rd, on 06th May From 7pm - 12am  $25 www.thepollysclub.com.au

A quick reminder most social events are not-for-profit organizations which organize social events in the community to provide a safe place for the GLBTI community, to socialize and raise a little bit of money along the way for great organizations in the gay community.  So if you have the opportunity get out and check out social events like : Heaven Social Dance , The Polly’s Club , Unity Wollongong  & The Three Sisters Social Group in Blue Mountains ... Because they might just become a  memory like all the other fabulous nights that have come and gone in our community. so people need to make more of an effort .

And we must not forget the venues that support the LGBTQ  Community in western Sydney put on nights like trivia and bingo and provide fabulous free live entertainment there is something for everyone to do in western Sydney  

DRAG GOSSIP ;  On .. OFF... And NOW!?  It's on again take 2, rumours has it V-Bar is returning to a new club and on a NEW  night '' Saturday ", I believe at  Merrylands Bowling Club, date to be confirmed next month, who will the designated charity be and how long will this one last ??  Fingers crossed it lasts longer than last time, so much is happening in Western Sydney and I love to get out to other social events in Western Sydney.  That will make two new social events taking place in the West on a regular basis, how fabulous  =  That will be a total of 4 ongoing events in Western Sydney, it's all happening.

 

Until next time (10th May) Stay gorgeous! luv  Buttercup xxx     www.beverlybuttercup.com  

 

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FIFTY: THE ULTIMATE F-WORD!

So Mardi Gras has come and gone…  after 16 times marching in the parade, I made the decision, after well-made plans backfired on me (and being the lazy old Queen I am) to finally front up to the parade and party as… you guessed it – a boy!


I decided for the third time in 25 years of being a drag queen that enough was enough. Was I scared? You bet. But boy was I mistaken. I have mixed feelings about Mardi Gras as I didn't see much of the parade because I avoided the rain lol .. Then off to the party I went. The Veronica's were pretty good but the rest of the entertainment was a little average and what happened to the two girls that was supposed to perform ?? I ended up leaving at 4am  and was in bed by 6,that's an early night! Maybe it's a case of me just being a little bit old and my legs started to kill me and let's not talk about Lola and Danger's feet so glad i did not walk in the parade. I actually enjoyed myself a little bit more just as a boy. Over 10,000 performers took part in the parade to help celebrate 39 years of Mardi Gras…the best night ever at a MG party... I hope you all had a blast too!

This month I celebrate 25 years of doing drag, meaning I'm “technically” 50 years young! OMG it's my birthday  - the big five 0  in March = ''YUCK"… That means i will reduce my responsibilities and push it onto my drag daughters and other high-profile queens in the community.

Oh how time flies! In this time I've seen so many venues come and go, we've lost many in Western Sydney as well as the City. Even knowing what goes into a social night – I couldn’t imagine running a full time venue – but many have tried and I congratulate them. Our increasing patronage at the HEAVEN SOCIAL DANCE  in Western Sydney means we made the right decision to move to a new club with the first dance in February being a huge success. I am really looking forward to the second dance on the 1st April at Mounties Bowling Club Fairfield from 6:30pm - 12:30 , Entry $10 , Shows 9:30 & 10:30 With PopUp Drag Upsize  Hosted By LayDee KinMee ,  If you want to take part in our pop-up drag  – please register with LayDee, before April So you can be in the run for cash prizes (Valued $200).  For more information go to our website (Click on What's On)  www.heavensocialdance.com 

Newsflash !!  V-Bar  at the Coolibah Hotel,  Merrylands. Brought to by Victoria A Bitch '' CANCELLED ''  after its very first dance on 20 January. The announcement was made two days before the second dance in February by co-ordinator Victoria A Bitch as post: (Due to very little interest in v bar a verdict has been made and will be closing its doors in February . It was one of the hardest things to do. But firstly i must find myself again and i am shattered and in tears whilst i write this)  ... It's very sad to hear that you've given up after only one dance, but I hope you find yourself ok gorgeous. When we first started Heaven Social Dance for the first year we were only getting 60  people and you need to get performers which will do it for a few dances for nothing and then pay them when you get busier but I totally understand where you're coming from there is a lot of stress involved and a lot of costs going to running an event like this we are so lucky that we have the support of our venue that do not charge us room Hire, we only have the cost of Dj & a small entertainment budget. Maybe someone else might step up and take over running it because I really believe two nights in Western Sydney would work.. but in saying that I Want to wish you all the best in the future with whatever you choose to do that makes you happy :Bx

In other exciting news, free events & entertainment in Western Sydney include:


TURBO TRIVIA - you ain't never seen trivia quite like this. Trivia nights hosted by  fabulous Drag Queens AND it's Free to play. The various venues have excellent kitchens, so brings your mates and family for a fun night out. 
Tuesdays - Parramatta RSL 7pm With Portia Turbo (Millennia Alcox covering in March). Tuesdays - Penrith Hotel, 7pm With LayDee KinMee . Wednesdays - Mounties Triglav Club (in St John’s Park) 6:30pm With LayDee KinMee.
Thursdays - Kings Park Tavern (Blacktown area). 7pm With Portia Turbo (LayDee KinMee covering in March)
Sundays - Austral Bowling Club (Liverpool Area)  6pm With Portia Turbo (Millennia Alcoz covering in March). 
Fridays (last of every month only) Campbelltown RSL 7pm with LayDee KinMee

ALSO starting on the second Friday of every month (THIS WEEK) at Campbelltown RSL 0n the 10MAR & 14APR is Naughty Numbers“BINGO with twist”  from 7pm With LayDee KinMee.  This is also FREE to play, and she’ll be giving away various prizes as well as $150 in club vouchers.

SHOWTIME at The Richards On The Park , Canley Vale is still on the third Saturday of every month From 9pm-1am ( 18MAR & 15 APR) with (drag) shows at 10 , 11 & 12 (or DragTime ) it's A Free night also, but I hear numbers have dropped significantly gorgeous, so this could be another night that gets the chop! Oh well, what goes around comes around, KARMA is a bitch.

Stay gorgeous! luv 

Buttercup xxx     www.beverlybuttercup.com  

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2017 - New Beginnings

A brand new year and a brand new me ! WoW hasn't it started with a bang?

 

With over 350 people packing the auditorium at Mounties for "Drag In The New Year" by the show casts of Drags to Bitches what a fabulous show what a fabulous way to end the year and start the new year!  

 

It looks like its going to be an interesting year in Western Sydney.

 

NEWSFLASH!

89.3Fm 2GLF is the local non-profit community broadcaster for the Liverpool and Fairfield region. Our programming covers all aspects of the community with local information, ethnic programming, specialist music and local event coverage. The station is run and managed by volunteers from the local area. In addition to the station FM broadcast, it is streamed on our website www.893fm.com.au and all program are available On Demand for a four week period after broadcast  and have supported fabulous LGBTQ  Programs like : Out West And Proud Program , Lesbians On Air , Queer Out West & NOW Queer Radio Sydney over the last 35 Years.

 

By now you know that we have put Queer Out West to rest on 2 November I spat the dummy and cancelled the program for many different reasons? After Guide To Gay and the gay newspaper, SX, ran a story on the program I was inundated with feedback in regards to the need to continue with the program so I met with some of the presenters and ask them what they like to continue doing the program in a different format as I (Beverly) did not want to return to the studio weekly after doing the program for 15 years I feel new people need to step up.

 

So former Out West & Proud 89.3Fm and Queer TV Presenter  Pandora Box & Kitty Puss have agreed to come in fortnightly so I can have some time out. 

 

Also Nikki Facchin and Jeremy Smith and Fifi Fo'Fum will return The NEW program Will be QUEER RADIO SYDNEY as from 16 January 10pm-12am On the Radio & Online www.893fm.com.au

 

The first and third Monday of every month will be Beverly Buttercup, Nikki fashion and Jeremy Smith.

 

The second and fourth Monday of the month will be Pandora Box, Fifi Fo'Fum & Kitty Puss.

 

The fifth Monday = 29May, 31Jul, 30Oct 2017 will be just a music program with a special guest (LGBTI) Dj in the studio.

 

I look forward to hearing your feedback in regards to the new program which will mainly focus on supporting LGBTI singer/songwriter's Gay music with a little community info special guest interviews and a lot of fun along the way. 

 

We will also be do a LIVE chat during the program every Monday night from 10pm-12am on www.facebook.com/groups/queerradiosydney

 

 

Not very often my GOSSIP comes true.

But this time it has with Palms West Social Dance calling it a day after 6 social dances they have decided to walk away after discovering you can't please everybody. 

 

Two events in 2016 were still able to write a $1500 cheque for Twenty10 so that was pretty fabulous... don't you think?! but don't despair out with the old and in with the new? 

 

The new you say???

 

There is a brand-new nights starting on Friday nights to replace the gap left by Palms it will be run by one of Western Sydney's baby drag /up-and-coming drag queen Victoria A Bitch. 

 

The night will be call V-BAR at the Coolibah hotel, Merrylands from 20th Jan, 17Fab & 17Mar to start with from 7pm-12am $10 Shows 9:30 & 10:30pm with Dj Jay Cee, Fingers crossed it lasted longer than PWSD did at the Coolibah So come on Western Sydney you need get out and support the social events.

 

Also in other news...

 

After 7 years at the same club (OMFG) Heaven Social Dance make the big move to a NEW Club on 4th February @ Mounties Bowling Club, (5Minute Walk From Fairfield Train Station) from 6:30pm -12:30am $10 Shows 9:30 & 10:30pm Hosted By LayDee KinMee with PopUp Drag Upsized = Prizes 1st $100, 2nd $60, 3rd $40 who will take home the CASH with 4 fabulous performance lock in of the opening night.

 

Looks to be a big one so come and check it out new club we have the whole club to our self to party in. 

 

We at  heaven look forward to celebrating 10 year this year supporting LGBTQ Community and hopefully  we can break our record of donations over $30,000 in 2017 with your support.  www.heavensocialdance.com

 

 

DRAG GOSSIP:  

 

K is for Karma what goes around comes around, remember that Girls and Boys not mentioning any names  it has happened to all of us in the past. I could also say people in Glass Houses shouldn't throw stones. Being a bully and a hypocrite and spreading rumours does not make you popular...

 

 

Until next time gorgeous! Luv BB

www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

So for now I leave you with my resolutions - what's yours?  

(1) Discover who my real friends are.

(2) Do whatever makes me happy, And be with whoever makes me smile.

(3) Put me first this year 

 

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Give It To Me Santa ! Ho Ho Ho

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. 

 

2016 will see me celebrating Christmas with my son now living with me and doing the whole family thing OMFG. Will it be all turkey and pudding,  or will it just be boring?

 

 

One good thing has come out of this year is that Heaven Social Dance is that we raised over $17,210 dollars since first starting at heaven going to Western Suburbs Haven Inc &  ACON this money will be used to help support and promote the ENDING HIV.

 

I would like to say a big thank you to all performers that supported us this year and Ian Stumbles, Greg aka Grace Lou & LayDee KinMee.

 

Also a big thank to all our regulars that have supported us. Hopefully this will be a sign of things to come and patrons will continue to support Heaven at it's new venue (Mounties Bowling Club - Fairfield) in 2017 so we can continue raising funds for charity and keep giving back and to give Western Sydney queens a place to perform.

 

Heaven social dance will present PopUp Drag Upsize at our by monthly dance's staring on 04 February then following every second month on first Saturday of the month in 2017 

 

Drag Queens and Drag Kings mainly from Western Sydney will be able to come along and pop on stage and WIN SOME CASH!! 

 

www.heavensocialdance.com  

 

By now most people know that Queer Out West 89.3Fm is celebrate 15 years this month on air on the radio and online and will come to an end on 19 December :(   I just want to say a big thank you to everybody that has supported the program of last 15 years.

 

In other good news they might be a new program starting on 16 January 2017 on 89.3fm 10pm-12am on Monday night  Will keep you posted in negotiations NOW for a all NEW program in 2017 (T.B.C) www.893fm.com.au 

 

I'm so EXCITED !!! because I do have travel into the city to celebrate NEW Year's eve this year because "DRAGS TO BITCHES" will present A BRAND NEW specially designed show includes all of your favourite anthems and divas in a 2 hour spectacular so you can Drag In The New Year in ultimate party mode.

 

Party hits including Get This Party Started, Dancing Queen, Nutbush and Firework, as well as chart topping songs from your favourite Divas including Celine Dion, Cher, J-Lo, Tina Turner, Spice Girls & many more! The ALL STAR cast features LayDee KinMee - The Yodelling Drag Queen from Australia's Got Talent, Singing sensations Maureen A'Moans and Ru Bella , Showgirls: Ophelia Shaft , April Fools , Crystal Ball .. along with dancing boys Thomas Lj Peisley ,  Brayden Moise , Corey Wilson and Graham Llewellyn. For the first time ever – party on before and after the show with world renowned Drag DJ Sensation – DJ Feminem.  At  Mounties, 101 Meadows Road, Mount Pritchard  2170 , Tickets  $30 & $35  From 8pm -2am but the club does not close till 6am how FABULOUS !!  Info: www.eventopia.co/event/Drag-in-the-New-Year-DJ-Feminem/336108

 

DRAG GOSSIP

Its official - I am officially DEAD!!  My drag daughter has taken over as entertainment co-ordinator Laydee KinMee at Heaven in 2016/2017.

 

Don't get me started about the Palms West Social Dance which will finish on 10 December (or will it?) with rumours/renaming next year someone new will take it over?

How much did they raise over the year for Twenty10 $$$$ (TBC) ...  hmmm

 

Time will only tell because I sometimes believe people are complacent and may not support everything remember one day they could be gone! 

 

How many will be left in 2017?  

OMG Heaven next year will turn 10 years old holy shit that means I will be 50 :(  

 

OK It will be very interesting to see how many of my drag friends stay my friends in 2017  because I am unable to give them all paid work now. 

 

Until next time (11JAN) gorgeous Merry Christmas and a Gay New Year.  

Be safe.  Love BB   www.beverlybuttercup.com

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FAREWELL Goodbye & Good Luck

OMG after being nominated 8 times for the "Queen Of Hearts Diva Award" it's been fabulous to have won 3 times in the 21 years of doing drag , After I decided in 2013 To go in semi retirement after doing (drag) for 21 years OMFG !!  and I did not attending the 26th Annual Diva Awards this year NEVER  to receive a nomination again as the queen of hearts award was removed from this year event never to be seen again time will only tall , with me deciding to walk away from the radio program  Queer Out West 89.3fm in December as I'm no long in the loop (drag) loop the circle of life "DRAG LIFE'' ... lol

 

Heaven Social Dance  - We'll celebrate its last dance for 2016 on the 19 November at The NBC Sports  Club, 166 Windsor Rd, Northmead NSW,  This will be now very last dance at The NBC Sports Club after 7 years at the club it's time to move forward to a NEW CLUB IN 2017 ... So we are having a 'Farewell NBC Party"  Hosted By:  LayDee KinMee. With 3 Shows featuring some of your favourites return to the club for 1 night only PLUS a return of one of our favourite production show ''Drags Can Hear The Bells #2" Featuring: Fifi Fo'Fum , Coco Fox & Electra Kute .. that's a total of 13 Performances, From 7pm Shows 9 , 10 & 11pm Entry $10 or $15 after 10pm .   www.heavensocialdance.com

 

Also very evicted to announce that heaven social dance has locked in all its dates for 2017 after a few months of confusion & stress we were able to lock in the new club for heaven in 2017 '' MOUNTIES BOWLING CLUB AT  FAIRFIELD ''  on the first Saturday of every second month starting on the 04 February 2017 We will have the whole club to our self how fabulous a BIG thank you to The Mounties Group & LayDee KinMee in  Helping us provide a safe environment for the GLBTQI Community in western Sydney so please support us in western Sydney..

 

Unity - Wollongong will come together  on Sunday 20th November  for a PRIDE PICINC From 11am a family day out in the sun , Its A FREE event at Wollongong Botanic Gardens www.unity-wollongong.org

 

So much is changed in our community but then is one day we should not forget and that is WORLD AIDS DAY 01 December we should all reflect on the ones that we lost !! But If you able to volunteer some time to sell red ribbons or make red ribbons or would like to buy a red ribbon for more info please contact : www.redribbonappeal.org.au   www.redribbonday.org.au

 

The Polly's Christmas Dance  will and the Present  ' Give It To Me Santa  ' on the 03th December  at the Marrickville Town Hall from 7pm -12am, Entry $25 with Dj Ian Mclean and Prizes for best dressed show at 9:30pm  so be early if you want a good seat.    www.thepollysclub.com.au

 

Drag  Gossip : I'm a big believer of KARMA ! What goes around comes around! A certain drag queen is name dropping to get bookings and undercutting to take other drag queens booking and they have not been around very long and most like won't last very long ..''REMEMBER YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET" And with another queen/diva lol .. after a recent trip to Thailand for even more cosmetic procedures, which Western Sydney Queen has lost her only weekly paying gig because she was too tight to pay commission to her boss? Maybe she should learn the values of working hard for your money instead of relying on Mummy and Daddy to pay for everything...

 

 

Until next time gorgeous! (07DEC) Luv BB 

INFO: www.beverlybuttercup.com  

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Coming Together

It's that time of the year when I get more excited than getting a new dating app message : it’s Heaven Social Dance’s 9th  Birthday!

Who would've thought that we would’ve lasted nine years  - how quickly time flies!

I'm so excited that there is so much happening in Western Sydney during winter - the next few weeks are going to be crazy.

 

"Drags to Bitches" presents Drag Out The Christmas Tree (Christmas in July) at Penrith RSL has SOLD OUT, but never fear, you have one more chance to see ''Drag Out The Charismas Tree'' on Sunday 31st July at Cabra-Vale Diggers Club - Canley Vale at 3:30pm $18.00 Show onlyfeaturing  some of Western Sydney's most successful drag queens ; LayDee KinMee , Ophelia Shaft , Marilyn Mootrub , Mya Lusion, April Fools, Crystal Ball and Maureen A’Moans. Don’t miss your chance to catch this fabulous show  as there are very limited tickets left.
For more about the show: www.dragstobitches.com.au



Following this is the Heaven Social Dance 9th birthday and Haven charity night on Saturday night the 16th July at the newly renovated and renamed NBC Sports Club from 7:30pm.

$15 entry with all proceeds from the night going to the western suburbs Haven. 

2 spectacular Shows featuring some wonderful acts including: Kaala Moxy ,Elektra Kute, Stacy Aphrodite, Ophelia Shaft, Fifi Fo Fum, April Fools, Pandora Box , Ricki Renee, Lola Del Arte, Lena Ova Backwards, CoCo Fox, Nikki Facchin, the return of Rusty Boxxx, the powerhouse vocals of Sabrina Batshon from The Voice and all hosted by LayDee KinMee.

Over the years, Heaven has raised more than $15,500  for the Western Suburbs Haven Inc and ACON , both registered charities doing great work in the western suburbs. Hopefully we can get that figure up to $17,000 this year with your support,  So please come along and support us for our very last birthday party at The NBC Sports ,  For more info check out our official website: www.heavensocialdance.com



In other news, the sky's the limit for my Drag daughter LayDee KinMee, taking over where I left off as the biggest Drag queen in Western Sydney. It's been a roller coaster ride for her since winning The ACE Award for Production show of the Year 2014 and has just recently  been nominated for a MO Award for Production Show of the Year 2015, I am so proud of her, and I truly hope that she will take out a Diva Award this year – I mean l have won a Diva or two, and she has worked her butt off the last few years – so it is her turn.

On the 23th July  The Polly's Club will unleash THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MARRICKVILLE. Ms Sue Ellen has been working her butt off at rehearsals I believe, So Come on DOWNTOWN (where all the lights are bright) we will be waiting for you at Marrickville Town Hall at Polly's Birthday Party  7pm -12am , Ms Suzie Slush will take your $25.00 at the door and I will be giving wrist bands, The rest of the Housewives will be there to entertain you as well. Fabulous Hampers and prizes to be won. Come and join us for a bit of HOUSEWIVE REALNESS. www.thepollysclub.com.au


DRAG GOSSIP: 

Not really gossip but because of gossiping people, a room hire fee of $300 and renovations taking place next year at the NBC Club, means Heaven is now looking for Home/Club for 2017 – KARMA is BITCH (I know who you are).  

With RGT #2 in its final few night (15Jul, 29Jul, 12Aug & 26Aug) contestants are dropping like flies or just not tuning up Who will take home the $1000 dollars if then is no contestants left on the 26 Aug will there be last minute ringing?

Keep that gossip coming in just drop me an inbox or an Email  - love to hear about what's going on!

 

Until next time

Be Safe & Gorgeous, BB   

 

 

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