Feast Festival 2015- Picnic in the park There is still plenty to see, do, and party!

Feast Festival concludes this Sunday with everyone’s favourite event; Picnic in the Park. But before that, there is still plenty to see and do. From forums, to dance parties to cabaret and theatre.



Hiroto travels the world as a speaker, business coach, lecturer for the Human Rights Education Team in Yoshinokawa, Japan and is chairman of Japan GID Friends, supporting people with Gender Identity Disorder. Join him for an intimate hour as he shares his inspiring life journey from being born a girl in Kobe City, Japan through to his struggles with gender identity and ultimate empowerment through public speaking and personal transformation. A special event not to be missed.

When: Wed 25th Nov, 5:30 pm (60mins)
Where: Feast Lounge, Lion Arts Centre Courtyard Cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide



This acclaimed interactive theatre show focuses on homophobia in high schools. It is presented by the award-winning theatre company ActNow. Speak Out explores homophobia, its effect on young people and provides opportunities to explore strategies to respond. First, the audience watches the performance without interruption. Then they are given the opportunity to interrupt the repeat performance and change the outcome. This forum theatre technique offers a sense of rehearsal for the real world. It empowers communities and individuals to take positive action when dealing with social issues. High school students, parents, family and friends are invited to this free thought-provoking and inclusive community performance.

When: Wed 25th Nov, 7 pm (90mins)
Where: Mt Barker Community Library, 5 Dumas Street, Mt Barker


DJ JoSH, Filip with an F, Feast Festival and Go Go Lady Boy presents “GO GO POP PARTY” taking you on a journey through the 80s to the noughties. There are only limited tickets for this capacity event so get in quick before the pre-sales sell out with part proceeds going to Feast Festival. DJ JOSH will be laying down the vinyl mixes from the 80s through to the nineties and Filip with an F will be taking you through the nineties and the noughties with the pure diva, disco, euro, new romantic and pop hits! The venue is a perfect backdrop to the event fitted with amazing decor and stripper poles! Drink specials on the night!

Tickets $21.50 available at stickytickets.com.au

When: Fri 27th Nov, 9 pm

Where: 9 Hindley Street Adelaide




Fresh from a smash-hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide’s own cabaret darling, Amelia Ryan, returns with this multi-award-winning show! When a girl’s been blessed with a gay father, a transgender step-mother, can add ‘Exotic Dancing’ to her resume, and has caused the spectacular demise of FIVE automobiles, what’s left to do but get it all off her chest in a candid yet hilariously delivered cabaret? With razor-sharp humour, she parodies the likes of 4 Non-Blondes, Belinda Carlisle and Kander & Ebb. Join Amelia as she takes Feast by Storm!

Tickets $30/$25
When: Fri 27th Nov, 8:30 pm (70mins)
Where: Nexus Theatre, Lion Arts Centre Courtyard Cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide


Join us for an intimate night with the best queer burlesque performers from across Australia. Prepare to be transported into our performers most intimate thoughts and relive their experiences, as they show us what identifying under the LGBTIQ* rainbow means to them. Both local and interstate beauties including Cherry Button, Vivienne Von Coffin, Leopard Lass, Jolie Mystique, Ivy Fox, and more. Get to know them both inside, and out!

Tickets starting from $28
When: Fri 27th & Sat 28th, 10 pm (60mins)
Where: Nexus Theatre, Lion Arts Centre Courtyard Cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide


With the explosion of interest in the experiences of young people in schools, it was only a matter of time until we turned our eyes to the experiences of LGBTIQ teachers. This performance animates transcripts from real-life teachers that ask audiences to critically consider the ‘performance’ of being an LGBTIQ teacher in today’s schools.  Using the metaphor of paper aeroplane flight, which models and mobilizes efforts to move bodies and identities “heavier than air,” this performance highlights how LGBTIQ teachers remain spectral/partial figures in schools that refuse to invite our ‘whole selves in.

Featuring Stacy Holman Jones (Monash University), Anne Harris (Monash University) & Rachel Forgasz (Monash University)

Forum discussion Saturday 28th at 4:30 pm in the Feast Lounge

Tickets $30/$25conc
When: Fri 27th – Sat 28th Nov, 7 pm (60 mins)
Where: Nexus Theatre, Lion Arts Centre Courtyard Cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide


Feast Garden Tours are legendary. Enjoy a perfect garden lovers day out in the Adelaide Hills. This year we visit four amazing gardens in a comfy 45 seater bus.
First a romantic formal garden with multi-level terraced rooms, herbaceous borders, a riot of colours, greenhouse, beehive and vegetable garden. Morning tea is served on the lawn.

Next, The Cedars are planted with exotic species, fragrant roses and massive trees- a joy to walk around, sit and admire. Plus two yet to be revealed extraordinary gardens with lunch at the Organic Market Café in Stirling renowned for its flavoursome food, good coffee and wonderful cakes.
A leisurely day of horticultural bliss. Bookings essential.

Tickets: $80 includes bus trip, morning tea, lunch, entrance fees.
When: Sat 28th Nov, 9 am sharp- 5 pm
Where: Tour departs/returns Veale Gardens, South Terrace.


A funny, in-depth journey into the life of the magic, unique, much-loved Vonni.
From her glamourous tours around Australia with world-famous LES GIRLS IN THE 70S AND 80S to working for underworld mobs in KINGS CROSS strip clubs. The Highs and lows and lots of laughs. A conversation event hosted by ABC 891 presenter and Sunday Mail columnist Peter Goers.
The 3rd in a popular series of FEAST in conversations with Peter Goers.

Tickets $25/$20
When: 28th, 4 pm (60 mins)
Where: Nexus Theatre, Lion Arts Centre Courtyard Cnr North Terrace & Morphett Street, Adelaide


Direct from a smash-hit run at Edinburgh Fringe, acclaimed cabaret performer Michael Griffiths IS Annie Lennox. From the gender-bending early days as one half of 80s new wave sensation Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career. Featuring unforgettable songs like Why, Thorn In My Side, Walking On Broken Glass and There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart).

Tickets $30/$25
When: Sat 28th Nov, 8:30 pm (60mins)
Where: Nexus Theatre, Lion Arts Centre Courtyard Cnr North Terrace & Morphett Street, Adelaide


Bring a picnic rug and come celebrate the last day of the Feast Festival in the leafy surrounds of Pinky Flat on the banks of the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri. This family-friendly frolic is always one of Feast’s most popular events and this year sees the return of all your favourites including the Feast Dog Show, a tug of war with the Metropolitan Fire Service, DJ’s from Hit 107 as well as gourmet food vans and great South Aussie wine, cider and beer.

Tickets $10
When: Sun 29th Nov, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Pinky Flat cnr War Memorial Drive and Montefiore Road