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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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SHINING A LIGHT !!! On mental health and well being in the GLBTQI Community in western Sydney this Saturday the 14th May in Penrith for IDOHOT - International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia with a picnic at Regatta Park , River Rd, Emu Plains, from 11am til 4pm. The day will include live entertainment by LayDee KinMee, Sheryl Scharkie aka ShElvis + Sia Tequila & Kodi Amos there will also be a variety of stalls from local groups and businesses + a jumping castle, Face Christ Cranebrook. it's a fabulous day to come together with friends and family..

The AIDS Candlelight memorial has been held annually for over 18 years. It is the time when members of the community can come together and reflect on and remember all those who have died from HIV/AIDS. At the memorial, names are read out by a cross section of the community, including family members, partners, young and old. The annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial is now held on International Remembrance Day, which is on the 3rd Sunday of May each year this Sunday 15 May at the Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, 3.30-4.30pm, doors open 3pm For Info : www.candlelight.org.au

IDAHOT celebrations for the first 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 Tuesday 17May 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 and the MCC , So come along and witness history and take a moment to reflect on how important IDAHOT is.

thumbnail Kath Kim PosterThe following weekend on the 21st May, "KATTH & KIM '' will take to the stage with SHARON at Heaven Social Dance at the NBC Sports Club from 7:30pm-12:30am. with PopUp Drag at 10pm & Kath & Kim show at 11pm It's only $10 before 10pm or $15 after 10pm ... So come early for dinner and catch up with friends and have chat before the shows then you can dance the night away with DJ Shaft till 12:30am , For Info : www.heavensocialdance.com

Speaking of fabulous – One year on and going strong at Campbelltown RSL "FAB-U-LASH Fridays'' . It will be on Friday the 27 May, and then will be held on the LAST Friday of every month after that. It will be starting at 7pm with Turbo Trivia hosted by LayDee KinMee and will also include a live performance at 9pm by my very talented daughter LayDee. Western Sydney’s favourite Dj Shaft will hit the decks from 9pm -1am for a night of camp music & dancing in a fabulous gay friendly environment and Its FREE to play and there is $150 in club vouchers to be won, For more info : www.campbelltownrsl.com.au

Also not to forgetting about the fabulous '' Drags to Bitches " returns to Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club on the Saturday 28 May with ALL STAR cast features LayDee KinMee - The Yodelling Drag Queen from Australia's Got Talent along with The Drags to Bitches Show Girls Marilyn Mootrub, Ophelia Shaft, Bette Saronne, April Fools and Mya Lusion... Be Quick because it will sell out Tickets available at club reception or over the phone : (02) 9807 2444

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 staring 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 10th of June at 6:30pm ( Opening ) til Monday the 13th 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 11th June , The three sisters social group will be holding their 35th Annual " Disco - Dance Party " at the Blackheath Community Centre from 730pm - 12:30am. Entry $25 + There will also be a performance of the fabulous GAYNOR TENSION performing classic hits by Basely, Garland, Minnelli and others . 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 35th Annual queen's ball - '' Bleu, Blanc et Rouge - French Chic '' on Sunday 12th June at the Fairmont Hotel , Leura ... OMG the ball has already sold out completely. For more Info: www.threesisterssocial.asn.au


DRAG GOSSIP

It's been one year since she CLUTCHed her ham bag and left the very successful production show to launch her own show one year later !! But it didn't sell out will it last as long as the very successful Drugs to Bitches production show selling out at venues across Sydney!! .. And with the cold weather just around the corner and a lack of work .. venues .. it seems a lot of drag queens are rushing to enter talent quest "RGT" but who will make it through the three-month ordeal to win a $1000 what a fabulous idea free entertainment for three months 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 ( 15June16) Be Safe & Gorgeous
BB www.beverlybuttercup.com

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HO HO HO It's Christmas

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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.

2015  will see me celebrating Christmas with my son who is now living with me and we will not do the whole family thing due to work commitments this year. OMFG. Will it be all turkey and pudding or will it just be boring? Let’s see.

One good thing has come out of this year; the World Aids Day Red Party #5 at the last Heaven Social Dance at the NBC Sports Club!  We raised $1397 on the night which went directly to ACON. This money will be used to help promote the ENDING HIV campaign which aims to reduce transmission of HIV by 80% by the year 2020...  I would like to say a big Thank You to the 15 performers and the 3 fabulous hosts Kerry Ann Canally & LayDee KinMee + Myself.  It was not one of our  biggest nights - but it was okay - with over 130 people attending Heaven.

Also a big thank to all our regulars that have supported us in 2015 and my partner in crime Ian for helping me this year.

Hopefully this will be a sign of 2016 and patrons will continue to support social nights in Western Sydney that give back to the gay community. We can’t do it without you all – so we look forward to seeing you at all the events in the new year!

By now most people will know that we have reduced all the different social dances Western Sydney was organising to just one Social Dance “brand”. The incredible Heaven will be returning on the 09th January with the committee looking for some new talent to perform at our social nights in Western Sydney and give Western Sydney queens a place to perform.

We present "The Drag Factor" on the 9th of January, a fun night out – where we will be looking for our show cast to represent western Sydney in 2016!
 
Drag Queens and Drag Kings mainly from Western Sydney will be allowed to audition with cash prizes on the night and paid gigs for the 2 finalists. We hope this will encourage local folks to develop their drag and performance skills! The competition will be a part of Heaven in a one off night on the 09th January proudly sponsored by The DragMaker & Acon – if you are interested in taking part, please visit the whats on link of the Heaven website for all the details.

Whilst on this subject I do not do drag for a living as I have a full time job and my first priority will always be to the GLBTI community providing safe environments, raise awareness and money. (As Heaven and Kaleidoscope have done over the years raising over $24,400  for ACON & The western suburbs haven).

I really hope that I can continue to do this in 2016 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, Small Entertainment Budget.  On average we will need now 80 people to attend every heaven dance otherwise the only dance left in the western suburbs will come to a END in 2016 due to increased costs of running the dance.

A big thank you to ACON that have come on board to sponsor Heaven Social Dance in 2016 and see my vision in providing a safe place for the GLBTQI Community to socialize in western Sydney.


DRAG GOSSIP

Its official - l am officially DEAD as a queen!! (LOL)

My drag daughter, the incredible Laydee Kinmee will take over as entertainment co-ordinator for Heaven in 2016,  don't get me started about my other drag daughter who went to get a latte and hasn't come back and has never been seen or heard from since! (hopefully she isn't dead like me!)  

I sometimes believe people are complacent and may not support the one social dance left in 2016 so changes had to be made to keep it "FRESH" at heaven social dance that is!!

Time will only tell if we will be around in 2017 – it’s all up to you guys – if you want it to continue – it will make it 10 years old! WOWEE!! And holy shit I will be 50.

It will be very interesting to see how many of my drag friends stay my friends in 2016  because I am unable to give them all paid work now.

Until next time gorgeous Merry Christmas and a Gay New Year.  
Be safe.  

Love BB   www.beverlybuttercup.com



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