We Were There is the powerful new theatre work which focuses on the women of the HIV/AIDS response. A brave project from talented theatre makers Dirk Hoult & Gavin Roach, We Were There transports us back to the scary, fragmented beginnings of the emerging epidemic through to now, not quite triumphed over the virus, […]Read more "‘We were there’, a new theatre work"
It’s been 40 years since the police and paddy-wagon brigade turned up to restore ‘civil order’ and incarcate the elders of our community. Over its many years of good health (not to mention the few scary years when we thought we might lose you), Mardi Gras remains a beacon for LGBTIQ+ community to gather and […]Read more "Equally queer: Queerly Beloved comes to Mardi Gras"
Picture dated 17 September 2015, ASHM conference. 64 likes, 1 share Comment from Sebastian Zagarella: You look happy in my bubble of undetectable white 🙂 As a gay man, I am unashamedly obsessed by this pesky, dangerous and intrusive virus. From the moment I wake until I go to bed at night, it’s not there […]Read more "Inside/Out Exhibition for Midsumma"
Bringing communities together through song: the centenary of the birth of poet and hymnodist James McAuley (1917-1976) Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 2 pm ($25). A Concert hosted by St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 585 Toorak Road, Toorak. The hymns of James ‘Jim’ McAuley (12 October 1917- 15 October 1976) are sung throughout the Western Christian world. […]Read more "A concert for James McAuley (1917-1976)"
The World Premiere of S_T_I_G_M_A on 27 September is the next exciting installation from the Victorian artistic establishment’s contribution to the conversation about HIV. Following on from James Welsby’s impactful work ‘HEX: a gen Y interpretation of the AIDS crisis’ and Phillip Adams ‘Live With It: We all have HIV’, both dance/theatre works dating from […]Read more "The sinews of S_T_I_G_M_A"
It’s time to go home. And I am looking forward to getting back home to see how my orchids are faring and wave a special hello and subsequent cuppa with Linda, my neighbor. Last night, as Pacific Islander friends were adorning us with shell-necklaces and gifts for the journey , I was told repeatedly that […]Read more "Mai Suva nanuma tiko ga – Precious moments in Suva"
Talanoa means getting together, talking, exchanging material gifts and gifts of the mind. Last week there was a lot of Talanoa. With groups, colleagues, new friends and with nature. Professionally, it was a milestone week with a heap of action packed into every day. But firstly… To darling Basti: I’m so relieved that you are […]Read more "Talanoa: we’re talking, Pacific style"