A family fair day, pride party, film night, an art exhibition, workshops and forums are all part of this year’s exciting Alice Springs Pride Carnivale, beginning this Thursday July 30.
“In the middle of the desert we celebrate and embrace lesbian, gay, trans, intersex, queer, sister girl and brother boy diversity,” says Thea McDiarmid from the organising committee.
“This year’s annual Pride Carnivale is crafted to include arts, performance and celebration in the centre of Australia,” McDiarmid says.
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous Australians from the Northern Territory and beyond continue to be the key focus of the Carnivale this year.
Performers, visitors and artists from throughout the Northern Territory and Australia will converge for the festival, which opens this Thursday night, continues Friday and runs over the weekend in Alice Springs.
Here’s the schedule of events:
FESTIVAL LAUNCH & EXHIBITION OPENING
Thursday Jul 30, 6pm
Yubu Napa Gallery, 65 Hartley St
Homage – an Expression of Human Diversity exhibition runs Jul 30 to Aug 9
WORKSHOPS & FORUMS
Friday Jul 31, 12-4pm
Totem Theatre, Snow Kenna Pk, Wills Tce, entry by donation
Out & educated workshops featuring stalls & activities in conjunction with Sisters & Brothers NT. Forum on gender, sexuality & intersex diversity. Speakers Crystal Johnson, Que Kenny, Rosalina Curtis, Brie Curtis, Starlady Nungari, Kai Clancy & more.
FILM FESTIVAL NIGHT
Fri Jul 31, 6pm
Totem Theatre, Snow Kenna Pk, Wills Tce, $5 entry. Bar open from 4pm
PRIDE CARNIVALE FAIR DAY
Sat Aug 1, 11am- 3pm Snow Kenna Park, Wills Tce, free entry
Food stalls, camp dog show, kids space, market stalls, fashion on the field plus novelty and feature events. Stage shows from Crystal Love, Destiny Haz Arrived, Yagan, Cook Islander dancers and more. Broadcast live on the CAAMA radio network
Sat Aug 1, 7pm – 2am
Watch This Space, 4/9 George Cr, $10/$15
Entertainment from Crystal Love, Yagan, Smooth Operator, Koailia, Kanibal Kitty, Fairy Princess Power, Latin Satin, Huckleberry Spin, Flangipani and more.