Queer Sydney was the theme of Powerhouse Late X Vivid Ideas 2022 where I was Mistress of Ceremonies at the pointy end of the night, introducing the seminar and lecture series.
I also had the great pleasure of chatting with my old friend Gillian Minervini who brought a queer lens to Vivid this year as Festival Director. Gill told us all that the gig made her job at the helm of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras look like her 18th birthday party! There were 830 people at the event, making it by far the most successful of the Late Nights at the Powerhouse so far.
The evening was curated by John Allen who kindly said “your presence added both gravity and warmth to the Theatre presentations”. John produced the first Aquarius Festival in Nimbin, an infamous event that celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. I interviewed him about it on my show on BayFM’s Roadtrip. Listen to the full interview and hear the manifesto for the original event Tuesday June 7 at the 4.30pm mark here.