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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras launch new event

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras launch new event
May 17, 2021

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras are launching a new event - Mardi Gras Pride Weekender - taking place over Friday 18th - Saturday 19th June 2021 at Sydney venue The Metro Theatre. Mardi Gras Pride Weekender is a part of Destination NSW’s Sydney Solstice initiative celebrating Sydney’s food and beverage, music, entertainment, arts and culture.

The weekend is the first time since the 1980s that Mardi Gras has staged large-scale celebrations for Pride Month. Mardi Gras Pride Weekender will also mark the grand reopening of the Metro Theatre since its closure in early 2020.

The two-day extravaganza features four impressive events designed to get you singing, dancing, thinking, laughing, and most importantly, celebrating.

Mardi Gras Chief Executive, Albert Kruger notes “last year in our largest survey of members and the community, respondents said they wanted more events, more partnerships and more opportunities for our communities to come together to connect and foster self-expression all year round.

“Pride Weekender is just the next stage of Mardi Gras delivering even more for the LGBTQI+ community throughout the year. We have some phenomenal events lined up to celebrate Pride Month that range from insightful talks, My Drag Story and Queer Thinking: Religious Discrimination and the Fights Ahead, to pumping nights of live entertainment with Express Yourself – Queer Discovery and the return of an old favourite, Spin-Off DJ Discovery and dance party.

Kruger added “as well as providing opportunities for people in the community to come together, it’s important that Mardi Gras acts as a platform to uplift and give opportunities to the next generation of LGBTQI+ artists and entertainers. And that’s why Express Yourself and Spin-Off are key components of Mardi Gras Pride Weekender.”

For information on the four events for Mardi Gras Pride Weekender and for bookings go to www.mardigras.org.au 

Details

What: Mardi Gras Pride Weekender

When: Friday 18th - Saturday 19th June 2021

Where: The Metro Theatre, 624 George St, Sydney.

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