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HIV Awareness Week 2017 Events

In the week leading up to World AIDS Day on 1st December you will find a programme of events aimed to promote the day as well as help change attitudes and the stigma surrounding HIV. Details of these events are listed below:
Tuesday 28 November

28
Nov

Puawai Festival

Basement Theatre
Whakapapa Panel, 7pm (Koha)
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Kindly Sponsored By:
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Wednesday 29 November

29
Nov

Gay, Sex & Drugs Open Mic

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7.30-10pm, The Tin Room, 25 Cross St, Auckland
Talk about ‘party and play’, chillouts and high & horny culture – without stigma or shame
A safe space to talk about sex and drug use in the gay community. No shade allowed - just people sharing their experiences. 5 minutes max per speaker. Respect the speaker and keep the space safe. Special guests will be attending.

Free Entry - open to everyone
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Wahine Toa Show & The Female Voice

Garnet Station Cafe, 85 Garnet Road, Westmere

Sexy Voices Workshop
11am-1pm
(Koha / Women Only)
Free Workshops for anyone who identifies as female on empowering and releasing your inner monologue

Wahine Toa Show
7pm
Powerful evening performances interpreting the stories of women who's lives have been affected by HIV
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Puawai Festival

Garnet Station
Sexy Voices Workshop, 11am-1pm (Koha / Women Only)
Wahine Toa Show, 7pm

The Tin Room
Gay, Sex & Drugs Open Mic, 7.30pm (Koha)
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Kindly Sponsored By:
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Thursday 30 November

30
Nov

Street Collectors Collecting

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Volunteer street collectors will be on the streets in Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland on Thursday 30th November, collecting funds to help those living with HIV in New Zealand:

Please support them by donating what you can


To become a volunteer for the World AIDS Day street appeal, simply enter your details here and one of our team members will be in touch.

Upside Down Cabaret

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The Wintergarden at The Civic
Gold VIP Hosting 6pm
General Admission 6.30pm

Featuring: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Jackie Clarke, Neil Thornton, Caitlin Smith and more!
Aotearoa’s home of musical theatre welcomes The Upside Down to The Civic, Wintergarden, for a night of musical magic with you.

Join us for a spectacular evening of storytelling cabaret style, spanning Broadway hits to home spun classics and comedy with a stellar cast including, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Jackie Clarke, Caitlin Smith, Neil Thornton and more! This will be an unforgettable night of music and connection in commemoration of World AIDS Day. We invite you to incite conversation and celebrate life with joyous abandon in an unforgettable musical experience!

We don’t want anyone to miss out, so we’ve got some great options for every budget! Gold, Silver, Bronze and Concession:

GOLD
VIP Hosting: doors open 6pm
For an extra special treat, rally your whanau and book a VIP Hosting GOLD table to enjoy delicious catering treats, wine and the musical styling of Caitlin Smith to start your night off with a bit more of a pow! Then sit back and be entertained with The Upside Down Cabaret 2017
$85pp/$800 table (10)
Antipasto Platters & Wine included until 7pm


SILVER
General admission: doors open 6.30pm
Need to come from work? Arrive knowing that you’ll be able to relax in to the night with a drink on arrival ready to be entertained with The Upside Down whānau!
$55pp/$500 table

BRONZE
General admission: doors open 6.30pm
On a strict budget but you want to celebrate with us? No problems! Our general admission price is affordable and allows you to enjoy an evening of joyous music and comedy in the beautiful Wintergarden
$35pp/$300 table

CONCESSION
But wait there’s more! If you’re a student, un-waged, industry, you can get a concession deal o the general admission price, and if there’s enough of you to buy a whole table its even more affordable! Don’t miss out!
$25pp/$200 table

PAY IT FORWARD
“The greatest effects we have on the world are the ones we can never see.”
- Chris Matakas, The Tao of Jiu Jitsu

Here’s a thought! We believe it’s possible to inject some joy in many different ways. We’d like to encourage everyone to participate and think of passing on an act of kindness. Whether you want to thank your staff for an amazing year, your friend needs a pick-me-up, or you notice someone being exactly what the world needs to bring us to a better place. That act could be to gift an evening of joyous abandon with The Upside Down Cabaret festival. You can pay it forward!
If you would like to pay it forward, by purchasing a seat or table, for a special someone or to sponsor a group you feel needs a little sunshine, just contact us to discuss what we can do to help you show your support! Contact by emailing: bterongopait@gmail.com

Wahine Toa Show & The Female Voice

Garnet Station Cafe, 85 Garnet Road, Westmere

Finding Your Voice Workshop
11am-2pm
(Koha / Women Only)
Free Workshops for anyone who identifies as female on empowering and releasing your inner monologue

Wahine Toa Show
7pm
Powerful evening performances interpreting the stories of women who's lives have been affected by HIV
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Puawai Festival

Garnet Station
Finding Your Voice Workshop, 11am-2pm (Koha / Women Only)
Wahine Toa Show, 7pm

The Wintergarden at The Civic
Upside Down Cabaret, Gold VIP Hosting 6pm, General Admission 6.30pm
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Kindly Sponsored By:
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Friday 1 December

1
Dec

World AIDS Day

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Street Collectors Collecting

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Volunteer street collectors will be on the streets in Christchurch, Hamilton and Auckland on Friday 1st December, collecting funds to help those living with HIV in New Zealand:

Please support them by donating what you can


To become a volunteer for the World AIDS Day street appeal, simply enter your details here and one of our team members will be in touch.

BRIEFS: Close Encounters

Hot on the (high) heels of last year’s silly season smash hit, the world’s hottest all-male boylesque stars BRIEFS are headed back to Q with a brand new show that promises galactic glamour, astro-athleticism, and interstellar aerials!

The company’s new show, BRIEFS: Close Encounters, promises ‘dizzying thrills that are out of this world’ with a rocket-fuel blend of dancing, tumbling, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip-syncing, sequins, feathers and frocks.
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Wahine Toa Show & The Female Voice

Garnet Station Cafe, 85 Garnet Road, Westmere

Using Your Voice Workshop
11am-2pm
(Koha / Women Only)
Free Workshops for anyone who identifies as female on empowering and releasing your inner monologue

Wahine Toa Show
7pm
Powerful evening performances interpreting the stories of women who's lives have been affected by HIV
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Puawai Festival

Garnet Station
Using Your Voice Workshop, 11am-2pm (Koha / Women Only)
Wahine Toa Show, 7pm

Q Theatre
BRIEFS: Close Encounters, 7.30pm

Family Bar
Ending HIV Red Party, 9pm
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Kindly Sponsored By:
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Saturday 2 December

2
Dec

The Female Voice

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Garnet Station Cafe, 85 Garnet Road, Westmere

Spoken Word Workshop, 1-6pm (Koha / Women Only)
Free Workshops for anyone who identifies as female on empowering and releasing your inner monologue

Puawai Festival

Garnet Station
Spoken Word Workshop, 1-6pm (Koha / Women Only)
Festival Closing Celebrations, 7.30pm
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Kindly Sponsored By:
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