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Adelaide’s Own Feast Festival Takes Off For 2010

Running from November 13 – 28, Feast Festival is an annual festival celebrating the gay and lesbian community in Adelaiade and currently houses performers and artists from all over the world.  

Feast began in 1997 a by group of arts and community cultural workers. Margie Fischer, Damien Carey, Helen Bock and Luke Cutler worked together to create a community arts festival for the lesbian and gay community in Adelaide.

With a programme that boasts parties, theatre, cabaret, comedy, film, forums, literature, dance, visual arts, tourism, sporting and community events and much, much more – the annual Feast Festival has quickly become a major event on the festival calendar in South Australia. It is a truly international event, bringing performers from all over the world and attracting visitors from near and far.

What’s On This Weekend?

This weekend’s main event is the Feast Dance Party Sleaze Ball  with the theme for the year being:  2010 A Space Odyssey – First Bodily Contact.  Step into the future of bodily exploration and sexuality as this year’s theme promises to bring out creatures of all corners of the cosmos to come and play, sing, dance and chat the night away! 

Where:  The Old Queens Theatre
When:  20 November
Time:  10pm
Tickets:  Limited early bird tickets (200 only) on sale priced at $60
                  Pre- Event tickets:  $80
                  Tickets on the door:  $100 (if not sold out!)
Tickets will be on sale through FEASTiX, City Gym, Venue tix and other various venues leading up to the event.

Some Upcoming Events:

Quench:  To Satisfy A Thirst:
A world first for Feast 2008, Quench is back for 2010 bringing together over 40 activists, researchers, writers, performers, idealists, realists, radicals, visionaries and amazing presenters from Adelaide and around Australia.
34 different presentations offer as wide an audience as possible the chance to hear what LGBTIQ thinkers are thinking, writing, inspired by and passionate about, for conversations that energise and inspire.

The Great Wall of Feast:
Feast’s official posters old and new will accompany the entrants for the 2010 Feast Poster Competition in constructing the Great Wall of Feast, displayed in TheLounge, Feast’s Cabaret Space. Buy a ticket to a show (or sneak through in between) to browse Feast’s history and perhaps even its destiny!

The Feast Show:
The Feast Show at Picnic in the Park is the biggest, most amazing queer show in the world. The Show is all about
homegrown queer creativity. This year featuring brand new categories and all your favourites-mouth watering cakes, very queer collections, luscious jams, fantastic fruit and veggies, a plethora of pot plants, beautiful bonsai, fabulous fl owers and fl oral art, extraordinary eggs, quilting, leatherwork, knitting, photography and more, more, more. Do you bake, bottle, collect, create craft? It’s not too late. BYO entries on the day. Expert judging, rosettes awarded. Go to the Show.

Leith Semmens:
A collection of work Featured in the Feast Hub – Ballroom foyer are recent and very large oil paintings by Leith Semmens depicting rare and unusual plants. Inspired by the works of American artist Chuck Close; these large and brightly coloured paintings demonstrate an exciting new direction in Semmens’ artistic development.

Our Canvas:
Featuring the cream of Adelaide’s queer visual artists, Our Canvas will adorn the walls of the Halls at the Feast
Hub. Artists were selected from a list of applicants wishing to exhibit their work at the Hub, and we are
delighted to present artwork from the following 8 outstanding artists.

Others include:

  • Team Adelaide Golf Classic
  • Pink Diamond Race Day at Morphettville Racecourse (All proceeds from raffle and auction to go to McGrath Foundation)
  • ASVC Parri Estate Volleyball Tournament
  • Bearstock 10 – including wine tours, Bears At Picnic, Bair Art Opening
  • International Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
  • Big Bingo Feast

For all enquiries, program guide, tickets and merchandise, jump onto http://www.feast.org.au.

Follow Feast on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/FeastFestival
Facebook here.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adelaide-Australia/Feast-Festival
MySpace:  http://myspace.com/FeastFestival

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