Friday 1 May 2020, online @ 8pm
A speech from Mayor Alison Champion starts the event, then Lottie Liams will perform immediately after.
See Mayor Alison Champsion's speech here https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=570330083589628
Lottie is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from Banyule, specialising in vocals, guitar and ukulele. Her angelic vocals and unique sound will steal your heart. Performances by Lottie are always special, intimate and spell-binding.
Watch Lotties performance at the bottom of this page.
Artist talk and performance
Thursday 7 May, online @ 8pm
Listen to poet, speaker and coach, Fleassy Malay, speak on the reclaiming of self-worth, your voices, and your power in response to marginalisation/silencing.
Malay is a TEDx speaker and an internationally renowned, evocative and powerful spoken word artist, speaker and coach. She is a global advocate for women's rights and a fierce voice for the power of authenticity and courage as a social change tool. Identifying as queer, erotic, spiritual and mother, she has a theatrical and yet deeply authentic performance and speaking style, renowned for captivating her audiences with depth, honesty, and humour.
She will present an inspirational talk around the reclaiming of self worth, our voices and our power in response to marginalisation/silencing; and some poems on the topic of visibility.
Sunday 17 May, online @ 8:00pm onwards.
Performances include LGBTIQ artists Nikki Viveca (she/her) and Artemis Muñoz (they/them).
Artemis Muñoz is an active theatre and cabaret performer, with recent credits including their 2020 Midsumma Ace Pride Extravaganza, ‘Acetravaganaza’, their solo Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019 show ‘Artemis: Utter Mess’, and their devised play ‘Helping Hands’, part of La Mama’s 2019 Season. Artemis has also performed in a variety of cabaret and comedy shows and choral performances, and is a public speaker and activist and a proud member of Equity’s Diversity Committee.
Artemis will play piano, keyboard and perform a selection of engaging, often funny, and frequently moving songs about queer identity and community solidarity.
Nikki Viveca is an award-winning poet, comedienne, spoken word performer and actress. Her recent credits include performing in Cyber Electric 2020 for the Melbourne Theatre Company, performing in the Green Room Award nominated Gender Euphoria at the 2020 Sydney Mardi Gras, producing and hosting ACEtraveganza at Midsumma Festival 2020 and her solo shows Wasp Movie, The Lazy Show and Asexual Healing. In 2019 she was a winner in the Trans Poetry Slam and the Midsumma Poetry slam and she also received an Honourable Mention in the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Nikki will address asexual and transgender identity through her signature style of standup, poetry and personal stories. Her performance will feature prize-winning poems Asexual Love Poem and A Transgender ABC. Throughout the performance Nikki will explore her experiences including growing up queer in rural Australia, life in the closet vs coming out, the power of identity labels and navigating relationships as an aro ace trans woman.