We are excited to be celebrating Midsumma Festival 2021 in the west with three fantastic events happening in Brimbank! Join us to celebrate our diverse and creative LGBTIQA+ community with theatre, exhibitions and storytelling. The festival draws together the wonderful array of events that take place between 19 April and 5 May. For full festival program visit www.midsumma.org.au
Events in Brimbank
Let Me Get Something Off My Chest
Presented The Gender Whisperers, produced by Sam Elkin and the Bowery Theatre
Let Me Get Something Off My Chest is a night of polemical rants and righteous queer rage. Ten LGBTIQA+ activists, artists and storytellers will join us at the Bowery Theatre to let the world what's been making them angry, bemused or confused this year.
Duets with a Shapeshifter – Exhibition and Special Film Premiere
Presented by James Welsby AKA Valerie Hex
Duets with a Shapeshifter is a drag fusion project by award winning choreographer James Welsby (AKA Valerie Hex). Lush landscapes, breath-taking costumes, intricate choreography, and striking digital effects create a virtual reality where a human body duets with a surreal world in a 10-minute video project. Separated into four sections, the seasonal theme charts life cycles and enduring transformation.
Join us at the Special Film Premiere on Friday 23 April at the Bowery Theatre to view this short film, hear about the process, and witness the costumes up close.
I Have a Face
By Jude Perl
In her award-winning show, I Have A Face, Jude Perl is embarking on an adventure to solve all of our collective inner angst with lots of bright colours! Dazzling sounds! And prizes!* Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you perpetually confused about everything? Well, look no further, because when it comes to confusion, Jude Perl has all the answers. *Kidding
Supported by Regional Arts Victoria, Creative Victoria and The Australian Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund
Our program is also part of Midsumma Westside, a partnership with other western suburbs councils to bring you the best LGBTQIA+ events from Melbourne’s west.
For the full Midsumma Festival program visit midsumma.org.au. Supporting ‘Speaking Up Speaks Volumes’ initiative from NWMPHN to address LGBTIQ stigma and discrimination.