The discount offer for tickets for the Grand Finale of Mr. GSA 26 Nov. 2011, is only valid until 30 Sept. Tickets start at R130, the VIP section is the Balcony section which will include a gift bag, as well as free entry to the after party at Babylon with your VIP ticket stub. Book at Computicket or buy at any Shoprite or Checkers.
Bookings for the Mr Gay South Africa Grand Finale on Sat. 26 Nov. 2011 at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City have opened! EARLY BIRD SPECIALS – VIP Balcony tickets are priced from R230 only if you book within the next few weeks – own bar, gift bag with other benefits to be announced. Stall tickets prices from only R130 now! Book here: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/mr_gay_south_africa_tm_2011/419163511/
Please note that entries for Mr. Gay South Africa 2011 have opened. Candidates are advised to read the rules and instructions carefully before filling in the form, even waiting a day or two before submitting, as those who will be interviewed by the judges for places in the semi-finals are selected based on their answers to the questions stated on the entry form, and photos provided. See ‘Entry Form’ on http://www.mrgsa.co.za/. Good luck to all!
Press Release 9.2011: MR. GAY SOUTH AFRICA™ NEW LOGO ANNOUNCED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact : Operations – Coenie: 012.3483717 email@example.com
: Finance & Website – Barry: firstname.lastname@example.org
: Logistics & Sponsors – John-Louis: email@example.com
Web address : www.mrgsa.co.za
Date : 17.06.2011
Press Release 9.2011: MR. GAY SOUTH AFRICA™ NEW LOGO ANNOUNCED
A design by Jaco Opperman from design firm Visual Candy (www.visualcandy.co.za) was chosen as the new logo for Mr. Gay South Africa™ through a nationwide competition in which more than 50 entries were received. A bit overwhelmed by all the entries, the board of directors consulted the LGBTI community through Facebook, e-mail and SMS voting in which Jaco’s entry did very well. The initial entry was redesigned after input from both the community and the board of directors and endorsed by the directors in the current design.
Director of Operations, Coenie Kukkuk, said: “The new logo was chosen as to be instantly recognisable as South African, seeing that the LGBTI eyes of the world will soon focus on South Africa with Mr. Gay Wprld 2012 coming to Johannesburg.”
Kukkuk stated that it gives the directors thus much pleasure in announcing that Visual Candy CC has been appointed “Official Designer Sponsor” of Mr. Gay South Africa™ which official status is valued at more than R100,000 and a year-long contract was signed to solidify the relationship between the companies.
John-Louis O’Neil, Logistics and Sponsors director, said: “We had to take into account certain practical issues such as does the logo embroider well, does it stand out in a distance on a shirt, is it black and white print-friendly and more. The new logo does just that. It also displays the correct abbreviation, namely “Mr. GSA”.”
A launch party for the 2011 season and new logo will be held on Saturday 25 June 2011 at Kat-Man-Doo Gay Male Resort in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga from 8 pm, which will be attended by all the directors of Mr. Gay South Africa (Pty) Ltd. as well as some 2010 finalists and 2011 entrants. Any gay male is invited to spend the weekend of 24 – 26 June with the Mr. Gay South Africa™ team in splendid luxury surrounded by log fires, excellent food and great company or just attend the launch party. For enquiries and bookings, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
PHOTO: NEW MR. GAY SOUTH AFRICA™ LOGO
Press Release 4.11: Kat-Man-Doo presents Arabian Nights weekend and Mr. Gay South Africa™ 2011 launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact : Chris Tel: 0785696910 E-mail: email@example.com
Drawn up by: Coenie Kukkuk
Date : 16.06.2011
Dullstroom, South Africa 16.06.11 –
Join us at Kat-Man-Doo for another gay male only weekend with a wonderful mosaic of Tajines and tastes of Morocco, full of exotic scents and spices from 24 to 26 June 2011… a sizzling weekend not be missed attended by amongst others, the board of directors of Mr. Gay South Africa™ and some of the 2011 entrants.
Friday night is designated for a Moroccan themed dinner, inside our own Bedouin tent and featuring a performance by Tanya Honiball and her sexy male belly dancers in a production of Harem, cushions, exotic food, drinks and even hookahs with fruit flavored tobacco. Saturday the Mr. Gay South Africa™ 2011 season launch Arabian Nights Party happens and everyone is expected to party until the early hours of the morning. Sunday night will see a quiet dinner with your new friends reminiscing over the weekend’s escapades.
There is a wide variety of clothes that guests can wear for the Arabian Nights Party on Saturday. Get inspiration from characters like Princess Jasmine, Lawrence of Arabia, Aladdin or simply a genie or a belly dancer – dressing up is optional.
Limited space is available and bookings are essential. If you book Friday and Saturday, Sunday night is on the house.
Michael Smith, proprietor of Kat-Man-Doo, says: “It is an honour to have the Mr. Gay South Africa™ with us and we are looking forward to a splendid launch party”.
Saturday night is open to all LGBTI people from Dullstroom locals or elsewhere to party the night away. Entry will be R50 per person and doors open at 8 pm. (To book for the Saturday night party only, mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Offering an excellent restaurant, spa facilities, steam room, jacuzzi, sauna and excellent service, Kat-Man-Doo takes place once a month at Dullstroom’s leading boutique hotel. It is AA superior graded and has a 5 star rating from the SA grading council. Its rooms range from 107 square meters with mini-bar, fireplaces, satellite television and all other mod-cons like underfloor heating in the bathrooms to other that are more intimate and small: like a tin with marshmallows and skewers to treat your lover with a barbecued sweet treat …
Kat-Man-Doo is an exclusive gay-run retreat, set in the heart of the magnificent trout fishing village of Dullstroom. It reveals the timelessness of a bygone era combined with the luxury, elegance and breathtaking surroundings. Your hosts welcome you to this exceptional retreat and gracious country house with personal service and attention to detail.
Dinner, bed and breakfast are all included. The rate is R800 per person sharing per night or R1000 single; and if you book for Friday and Saturday you get Sunday night for free – there is no charge for the third night and it then works out at R533.33 pppns.
TO BOOK for 24 – 26 or 27 June, mail Chris email@example.com or phone 078-569-6910.
See web details below.
PHOTOS : Kat-Man-Doo Country Retreat (available in high resolution on request); Logo Kat-Man-Doo Valentine’s
Contact : CHRIS 078-569-6910. firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawn up by : Coenie Kukkuk
Date : 16.06.11
Hidden away 1200 km south of Johannesburg and east of Port Elizabeth, lays the charming harbour town of Knysna (a local Khoikhoi word that quite possibly may mean ‘ferns’). One of the best kept secrets of South Africa, the town of Knysna is located in the Garden Route and is surrounded by lush native South African rainforests, spilling out into a crystalline estuary fed by the Knysna River. For the past eleven years at the end of April and the first week of May, Knysna has also become home to one of the freshest and most exciting LGBTI celebrations around the world – the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival.
Initially started by local businessmen to entice tourists to the town during the slow month of May and reinvigorate the local economy, the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras was also an event that that would not only incorporate the region’s gay identity but celebrate the cultural contribution the gay community made to the region and overcome histories of suppression. And with an ever increasingly visible gay population, Knysna and the Pink Loerie has very quietly become one of the must-see annual celebrations within the global gay community.
During the early days of the events creation, the organisers had first thought to have the event as a parade similar to the famous Pride events found throughout Europe and Johannesburg. The next option was to hold a parade and party akin to that of the Sydney Mardi Gras. Whilst acknowledging that the region was in need of an event that provided a celebratory and creative outlet for the gay community, the organisers agreed that whatever it was that was created should go beyond that of the traditional, better known Pride parade. It should be a celebration, a carnival. This would allow the event to then become something that incorporated all residents and visitors in the town regardless of their sexuality, thus celebrating the rich diversity of people there. It would be an event that would truly embrace the ideals of equality and freedom. Whilst essentially still being a celebration of gay culture and queer freedom, it would also be a platform where LGBTI cultural and political issues could be debated and addressed. Issues such as sexual education, HIV/AIDS and acceptance from both sides of the community are often primary themes of discussion and celebration. After some initial discussions with the local government and a whopper of a fund raiser that proved just how much support they had from all areas of the community, they were ready to begin…
And so in 2001, the very first Pink Loerie Mardi Gras was celebrated and to say it was a huge success is an understatement. A more culturally aware version of the worldwide Pride events, Pink Loerie Mardi Gras (and now with the added Arts Festival) provided a wider range of events, exhibitions and gatherings that focus on creative and political endeavours within the South African and international gay communities. Performing art shows, art exhibitions and charity drives are held that provoke thought and debate and provide many a creative platform to share their opinions and experiences. And, for the more outdoor oriented, there are excursions to local tourist attractions such as Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, as well as lagoon rides on the passenger speed inflatable boat, Knysna Rib Adventures. But at its heart, the Pink Loerie is a festival and celebration so dancing, fun and music also played an enormous part of the event, with almost daily concerts held at various locations throughout the city. The grand finale of the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, the Parade and after-party, is held on the final weekend of the week-long celebrations. Spanning over five days, the festival attracts floats, performers and DJ’s from all over the world and local businesses also get into to the spirit, competing for the best Pink Loerie window display for the year. This is the event where Knysna comes into its own, with the locals showing the full extent of hospitality, fanfare and festive spirit that is the backbone of the event and the reason that people keep coming back every year.
This year, 2011, proved to be even bigger than ever, with a few unique little twists. Not a party to miss an opportunity, there was even a Royal Wedding Variety Show hosted by Mr. Gay World 2011, Francois Nel – celebrating the nuptials of the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Turbine Hotel & Spa. A nationwide competition from which six local charities benefited (listed below) and where the main prize was a US $28500 break-away weekend for ten people, all included, at the most exclusive address in South Africa, Pezula Noetzie Castles, was held, as well as four performance art shows, one an Afrikaans one-man play about living and growing old as a gay man, called “Kuifman”, by the Mr. Gay South Africa™ 2010 and 2011 producer team of Kosie Smit (director) and Wim Vorster (actor and writer). “Little Poof”, a cabaret where the artist, Bruce Little, portrayed 10 different gay stereotypes – from Sakkie, the sash queen to Lizaan, the emo lesbian, was a sold-out success. A nationwide fine art competition was held for LGBTI artists at Knysna Fine Arts, which was won by the editor of CD4, a local HIV-themed magazine, Yngve Sjolund. The Mr. Mardi Gras was won by the now newly-elected Buffalo City councillor, Lance Weyer, Miss Mardi Gras 2011 is Logan McGregor from Cape Town and for a third year in a row, Cameo aka Kevin Ellis from Knysna, won Me Mardi Gras. Best in parade was Robert Collins from Knysna, with the biggest single outfit worn yet and Best Window Display was Harry B’s of Main Street, Knysna with Crystal and the team at the helm.
But the most notable accomplishment of Pink Loerie this year the charity drive for six local charities – Loeriehof Old Age Home, Graham Street, Knysna: repaint of the premises sponsored by Plascon; a make-over for two lucky aged ladies by Mr. Gay South Africa™ 2010 and Mr. Gay World 2011, stylist Francois Nel and his first prince, André Lammers, the make-over specialist of TV channel SABC3’s “Expresso” and gifts to all the residents of Maria Garcia Skincare™ International; stock for Masizame Art Project (township disadvantaged kids) and stationery for Paula Witney Pre-School (township kids nursery) – both donated by Mr. Avon Reyneke; Vermont Care Centre (township frail care) – cash donation; pet food for Animal Welfare (sponsored by Royal Canin) and Isis Legal Centre for Women & Children (PC and printer sponsored by Mr. Avon Reyneke).
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is therefore a time of celebration, but celebration with a purpose.
Photos Courtesy of Justine Edwards
MR. GAY WORLD 2011 FRANCOIS NEL’S IDAHO (INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA) MESSAGE
The VIP invitation from the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras to enjoy cocktails and canapés at Pezula’s Montrose Castle was the perfect ending to the day of the Royal wedding. Guests met at 6pm at the 5-star Pezula Hotel & Spa and from the spectacular location we were able to catch glimpses of the sunset on the Knysna lagoon below while we were shuttled down to Noetzie Beach. The cobbled path leading to the castle entrance was lit with candles and guests were greeted by smartly dressed hosts with trays of champagne. I can’t think of a nicer way to enter a castle! Outside, on the veranda overlooking the beach, guests mingled and chatted while enjoying fresh oysters and delicious snacks and canapés with prawns, smoked salmon, beef, duck and other magnificently prepared and presented treats. These were plentiful, as was the wine and the chatter of the guests. Huge candelabras and open fires added to the romantic medieval feeling and also kept the evening chill comfortably at bay. Surrounded by old stone castle walls, a sandy beach and the Indian Ocean, lush coastal vegetation indigenous to the area, a very starry night sky and, of course, beautiful LGBTI guests who had dressed appropriately for the occasion, made the evening more memorable and special. A right royal treat!
Gary de Klerk is editor of The Pink Tongue, Independent Newspapers’ free monthly publication for and about the gay community in South Africa.
TO: Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies and the Knysna Municipality; Shaun van Eck (Knysna Tourism); Jacques & Nicci (Knysna PR); Samone, Neville, Justin, Jason and Staff (our main sponsor: Foreplay Energy Drink); Maria, Nerissa & Christian (Maria Garcia International); Jo-ann & Madelein (Globeflight); Juanita, Samantha, Carolyn & Cindy (Tempest Car Hire); Mike, Kevin & Chris (Peebles & Kat-Man-Doo); Geoff, Dandre, Adel, Allen, Debbie and staff (Turbine Hotel & Walkersons); Greg, Cindy & staff (Zanzibar); Derek & Charmaine (The Swing Cafe); Wilco (Club Travel Honeydew); Andre & Brenda (Royal Canin); Patrick (Plascon); Cyprian, Annelies & Liz (Schwarzkopf); Avon (Werksman & Reyneke); Jaynie (Bamboo Guesthouse); Bonita & Stoney (Van Loveren & 4 Cousins); Sean (Southern Comfort); Candace & Chantal (RGBC); Vlooi (Upstairs on Main); Bruce Little; Catherine Hopkins; Rene van Reenen; Emile Minnie; Kosie Smit; Wim Vorster; Dawid Boverhoff; Piano Dou Multo; Catherine & Kevin; Sam & Tony; Red Richard; Chris (CW Design Jewellers); Grant & Wilco (Bonewear); Karin (Wonderguy); Christa & Antonie (Guvon); Craig (Gaydar); Dean (Minit Print); Henk & Dominic (2Heads); Gary (Pink Tongue); Rubin (Gay Pages); Gavin (Exit); Cecil & Colleen (Hideaway Guest House); Jacques & Nicci (Knysna PR); Yngve & Derick; Robyn (Sparrebosch); Jeannine, Jacqueline, Zoe & Tracy (Pezula Resort & Spa); Jessica (Mantis Collection); Johan (Bodyworks); Trent & Sandy (Knysna Fine Arts); Luiz & Gennaro(Mambaonline); Natasha (S.k.I.N.); Eugene (Protea Hotel Knysna Quays); Yolanda (The Rex Hotel); Riaan (The Pink Guide); Jacques (Beacon Island); Sharon (Queerlife); Suné (Libellula); Tim (Cunningham’s Island Guest House); Sandra & Venessa (Watermark Creative Studios); Marelene (Falcons View Manor); The Lofts Boutique Hotel; Kevin Ellis & Gareth; Shannin Brown for all the MC work; All the entrants for Miss, Me & Mr. Mardi Gras and Art competition; Sebastiaan (Klein Karoo Feathers); Premier Hotel Knysna; Harry B’s who won Best Window Display; Protea Hotel Victoria Junction; Oyster Creek Lodge; Bekaru Lodge; Tonquani Lodge; Tharfield Estate; African Jewel Lodge; Brett (Knysna Rib Adventures); Eon (Look for it); Hanlie & Julie (Action Ads); Francois Nel (Mr. Gay South Africa 2010 and Mr. Gay World 2011); André Lammers (Old favourite); SA GLAAD; Joe & Jaco (Namibia JJ Tours); Walter Rawlisson; The staff at Loeriehof Old Age Home; Tannie Joan and Miss Phyllis at Loeriehof for being such good sports in the make-over; Knysna Plett Herald; SABC2 and SABC3 news for showing the parade; The Glen Boutique Hotel; Views Boutique Hotel & Spa; Lara (Monkeyland); Bruce (Babylon); Pieter (QC); Hynn Munro (Cape Oysters); Tjaart van Heerden; Paul Kunneke; OUT Rhodes; Dustin (Mr. Mardi Gras 2010); Megan (Miss Mardi Gras 2010); Cameo (Me Mardi Gras 2010); Selene (GoTravel24.com); Robert Collins & William Cumming; Raymond Maddock & Juan Beukes; Edward Strydom & Johan van Zyl; the judges at all the competitions; Darryl Rabie for all the photos and being at all events nearly; Wayne Botha; Gerrie and the Leathermen for participating; Natasha Quin for S.k.I.N.; Sade Gilliberti; Justine Edwards for your invaluable photos; Councillor Richard Dawson; Franco Human for the Zumba classes; Yolanda Haasbroek for keeping Coenie company when he could not sleep; André (The Shebeen); Wayne (ZAR Cape Town); Rika (Omega Gauteng); Davey & Derek (Lounge Maximus); Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre; Leon (Alternative Travel); Karoo Café in Pta for all the meetings; All the attendees of the VIP and Art events; Knysna ER ; Knysna Metro Police, Fire Brigade and SAPS; All the supporters coming from near and far; the marshals; the silent majority of Knysna residential supporters who supports the Pink Loerie; All the advertisers; the new Miss Mardi Gras 2011 Logan McGregor and friends; the new Mr. Mardi Gras 2011 Lance Weyer and his deputies; Cameo for again taking Me Mardi Gras Drag – 3rd year in a row; Franco Human, Mr Underwear; Yngve Sjolund who won the art competition; Kevin West who won the Noetzie Pezula prize; Harry B’s & Crystal who won Best Window Display; Robert Collins for making the parade; All the goodie bag sponsors; And last but not least, our own near and dear helpers Johan Vorster, Antonie Meyer, Babie van Heerden, Johann van Niekerk, Jared Smit, Peet Prinsloo & Hendrik van Vuuren. And finally – Dayne Davey & the students from Chester University (Edge of Africa) for all your volunteer work: Heidi Coventry, Mike Gregson, Hannah Clewley, Kerri Coll, Hana-Reigh Zubka-Hill and Jenny Smith. Last but not least, Wayne Maree for the “Pink Police” t-shirts!
The PLOCCIES – or Pink Loerie Organising Committee – Coenie, John-Louis, Julia & Gerrit.
SOME MEDIA REPORTS:
Knysna Plett Herald: Pink Loerie Festival organisers spoil Loerie Hof Centre residents http://www.knysnaplettherald.com/gallery.aspx?gpid=462&gid=1
Mamba Online – Three Galleries: http://www.mambaonline.com/
Look for it – Knysna Newspaper http://www.freewebs.com/lookforitcx/Look%20for%20it%20Issue%2040.pdf
Please note that dogs are more than welcome during the parade Sat. from 14:30 pm, as one of the sponsors, Royal Canin, has sponsored a doggy walk with prizes for best dressed dogs and watering points along the route.
Foreplay Energy Drink Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival 2011 in association with Southern Comfort:
Theme: “Celebrate Life!”
Wednesday 27 April – 1 May 2011
DATE TIME VENUE EVENT PRICE BOOKINGS
27 APRIL 12:30 SWING CAFÉ OPENING OF ARTS FESTIVAL R80 incl. show to follow email@example.com
27 APRIL 13:00 SWING CAFÉ ‘LITTLE POOF 2′ WITH BRUCE J. LITTLE (CABARET) R80 firstname.lastname@example.org
27 APRIL 14:00 THESEN ISLAND HARBOUR KNYSNA RIB ADVENTURE CRUISE R250 – R585 depending 076 393 0197
27 APRIL 19:00 ZANZIBAR MEET AND GREET R20 OPEN TO ALL – DOOR
27 APRIL 19:00 UPSTAIRS ON MAIN GIRLS COCKTAILS WITH FLAIR R10 OPEN TO ALL GIRLS – DOOR
28 APRIL 09:00 THESEN ISLAND HARBOUR MEDIA AND SPONSORS RIB ADVENTURE CRUISE FREE INVITE ONLY
28 APRIL 10:00 – 12:00 LOERIEHOF GRAHAM ST. & MASEZANI ART CHARITY HANDOVER AND MAKE OVER FREE INVITE ONLY
28 APRIL 11:00 SWING CAFÉ ‘DIVAS’ (SINGER) – RENé VAN REENEN R80 email@example.com
28 APRIL 13:00 SWING CAFÉ ‘KUIFMAN’ (PLAY) – WIM VORSTER ET AL R80 firstname.lastname@example.org
28 APRIL 15:00 SWING CAFÉ ‘DISCO’ (CABARET) – EMILE MINNIE R80 email@example.com
28 APRIL 18:00 KNYSNA FINE ART ART EXHIBITION OPENING CHAMPAGNE & OYSTERS, WINNERS ART COMPETITION FREE BY INVITE
28 APRIL 19:00 UPSTAIRS ON MAIN MISS L R30 OPEN TO GIRLS – DOOR
28 APRIL 21:00 ZANZIBAR ‘DRAGVAGANZA’ AND MISS. AND ME MARDI GRAS R50 OPEN TO ALL – DOOR
29 APRIL 09:00 THESEN ISLAND WATERFRONT KNYSNA RIB ADVENTURE CRUISE R250 – R585 depending 076 393 0197
29 APRIL 10:00 TO BE ADVISED SPORT ALL
29 APRIL 11:00 SWING CAFÉ ‘DISCO’ – EMILE MINNIE R80 firstname.lastname@example.org
29 APRIL 11:00 – 15:00 THE TURBINE HOTEL – THESEN ISLAND ‘ROYAL WEDDING ON BIG SCREENS’ R120 email@example.com
29 APRIL 13:00 SWING CAFÉ ‘DIVAS’ – RENé VAN REENEN R80 firstname.lastname@example.org
29 APRIL 15:00 SWING CAFÉ ‘LITTLE POOF 2′ WITH BRUCE J. LITTLE R80 email@example.com
29 APRIL 17:00 – 21:00 THE TURBINE HOTEL – THESEN ISLAND ‘PRINCESS PARTY’ R140 firstname.lastname@example.org
29 APRIL 18:00 PEZULA FOR NOETZIE CASTLES ‘VIP 5 STAR DINNER’ WITH CHAMPAGNE, OYSTERS & MORE R290 INVITE ONLY
29 APRIL 19:00 UPSTAIRS ON MAIN BEACH “GAT PARTY” R30 OPEN TO GIRLS
29 APRIL 20:00 – 21:30 ZANZIBAR SCHWARZKOPF “STYLE ME FAB” PARTY R60 ALL NIGHT
29 APRIL 22:00 ZANZIBAR ‘MR MARDI GRAS’ WITH DJ SAM AND RED RICHARD (USA) R60 ALL NIGHT OPEN
29 APRIL 23:00 ZANZIBAR ‘MR UNDERWEAR’ R60 ALL NIGHT OPEN
30 APRIL 10:00 – 11:00 THE TURBINE HOTEL – THESEN ISLAND PRE PARADE BRUNCH TO BE ADVISED OPEN
30 APRIL 12:00 SWING CAFÉ MAIN SHOW: ‘KUIFMAN’ WITH WIM VORSTER R80 email@example.com
30 APRIL 14:30 TWO DOGS ‘DRAG QUEENS – TOSS YOUR HANDBAG!’ FREE OPEN
30 APRIL 15:00 QUEEN STREET – ‘PARADE’ R100 FOR FLOATS – PEDESTRIANS FREE firstname.lastname@example.org
30 APRIL 17:00 ZANZIBAR PRIZE GIVING WITH MR & MISS MARDI GRAS R60 ALL DAY AND NIGHT OPEN
30 APRIL 18:00 – 21:00 THE TURBINE HOTEL – THESEN ISLAND ‘THE ROYAL VARIETY SHOW’ AND DINNER WITH EXTRACTS FROM ‘DISCO’, ‘DIVAS’ & ‘LITTLE POOF 2′ R350 INCL. 3 COURSE DINNER email@example.com
30 APRIL 18:00 ZANZIBAR OFFICIAL AFTER-PARADE ‘PINK PARTY’ WITH DJ SAM, RED RICHARD, KEVIN GRENFELL AND CATHERINE ( 5FM ) R60 ALL DAY AND NIGHT OPEN
30 APRIL 19:00 UPSTAIRS ON MAIN FOREPLAY PINK LOERIE ‘SkIN PARTY’ R50 GIRLS ONLY
1 MAY 10:00 UPSTAIRS ON MAIN POOL COMETITION AND BRING AND BRAAI R10 OPEN TO ALL
1 MAY 11:00 THE TURBINE HOTEL – THESEN ISLAND AFTER PARTY BRUNCH INCL. ‘KUIFMAN SHOW’ R150 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESS RELEASE 3.11 NATIONAL LGBTI ART COMPETITION AT PINK LOERIE MARDI GRAS 2011
For immediate release
PRESS RELEASE 3.11 NATIONAL LGBTI ART COMPETITION AT PINK LOERIE MARDI GRAS & ARTS FESTIVAL 2011
Knysna – 8 Apr. 2011 –
A nationwide LGBTI fine art competition was launched by the Foreplay Energy Drink Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival recently. LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) artists from across Southern Africa are invited to submit three of their works to the organisers in any medium.
The works will be adjudicated on photographs submitted, from which three artists will be invited to exhibit at the prestigious gallery Knysna Fine Arts. The judge will be the owner of Knysna Fine Arts, renowned gallery owner and art critic, Trent Read.
The winner will be announced at a cocktail and oyster party at Knysna Fine Arts, 6 Long Street from 6 pm on Thursday 28 April 2011.
The winning prize will be an exhibition at Knysna Fine Arts if the standard of the winning entry is of exhibition calibre.
Artists are invited to submit at least three different completed works by sending different photographs as well as a title, dimensions and media used to email@example.com . The final date for submissions is 14 April 2011.
Attendance of the event is open to all sponsors, performers and guests invited to the VIP dinner at Noetzie Castles on the Friday.
For further info on accommodation, car hire and events during the Foreplay Energy Drink Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival, see www.pinkloerie.co.za .
Drawn up by: Coenie Kukkuk
Contact Person: Coenie Kukkuk
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 08 Apr 2011
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