SAVE THE DATE: GAYSA RADIO OPEN MIC DAY – 9 JUNE 2018

GaySA Radio’s very first Open Mic Day happens on Saturday 9 June 2018 from 09h00 till late. The aim of the day is to give you the opportunity to add your voice to the LGBTQ+ conversation. Covering various topics and elements, we will be recording loads of content during that day to be used over the next two months for various of our daily programmes. Going forward, these Open Mic Days will take place every two months.   This fun event will be held at Lucit Restaurant (www.lucit.co.za) in Pretoria. Lucit Restaurant is a function and events venue were theyare passionate about all forms of the arts, culture and theatre. The Open Mic Day will be laced with good food from the kitchen, accompanied by a great selection of wine from the well-stocked bar. The unique setting of the restaurant includes a stage, lounge, water garden, cave, waterfalls and exquisite dam.  The ambiance is romantic, classical, convivial and happy and the perfect setting...
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AVENUE Q SOUTH AFRICAN PREMIERE

  In 2004 on Broadway, against all the odds, a little show called AVENUE Q snatched 3 Tony™ Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical from a monster hit, WICKED. This year, VR Theatrical and Kosie Smit are proud to present that triple Tony™ Winner to Johannesburg audiences. The Broadway production was described as ‘equal parts puppetry, comedy and catchy tunes’. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud comedy musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it is clear that this is not your ordinary neighbourhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. TV Programmes like Sesame Street in America and Takalani Sesame here in South Africa teach values and life-skills to young children through the use of puppetry and songs. AVENUE Q applies the same principle by teaching real-life lessons and broaching...
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ZEITZ MOCAA’S CURATORIAL LAB officially opens with EMPHASIS on the PRESERVATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  Cape Town (13 April 2018) – On 11 April 2018, the Curatorial Lab at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) was official opened by Kees van Baar, Human Rights Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. A new exhibition by Banele Khoza was on view to celebrate the opening of the space.   Situated on Level 1 at Zeitz MOCAA, the Curatorial Lab is a multi-disciplinary space for experimental curatorial practice and research that explores new curatorial methodologies, subversive curatorial approaches, non-prescriptive practices, and under-represented topics and issues. The Curatorial Lab initiates lectures, forums, panel discussions, screenings, performances and houses a library, a workshop/viewing room and four galleries.   The current focus of the Curatorial Lab is LGBTQI+ issues and rights. It is a dedicated space in the museum to guarantee that the voices and experiences of this community are heard. This focus on LGBTQI+ issues and rights is generously supported by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.   The South African Constitution in theory protects the rights of all, including an individual’s...
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Bianca Del Rio for South Africa!

After sold out performances in The USA, Australia, the UK and Ireland, Bianca Del Rio, the self described 'clown in a gown', is finally landing in Africa! When it comes to insult comics, Bianca is in a class of her own. Fierce, funny, and fabulous—a would-be love child sired by John Waters and birthed by Joan Rivers—Bianca sandblasted her name in the annals of pop culture on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Thanks to her snarky frankness, impeccable comedic timing, and politically incorrect humour, she became the show’s breakout star, winning its sixth season. In Blame It On Bianca Del Rio, Bianca shares her opinions loudly and proudly, offering raucous, hilarious, no-holds-barred commentary on the everyday annoyances, big and small, that color her world, and make it a living, albeit amusing, hell for anyone who inhabits it. A collection of biting advice from Bianca’s twisted universe, Blame It On Bianca Del Rio will shock you and keep you laughing. But be warned: it is not for the faint...
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GaySA Radio seeks transgender individuals for visibility series

Press Release   For Immediate Release   GaySA Radio seeks transgender individuals for visibility series GaySA Radio has announced that it is launching a series that will highlight the transgender community. Titled “My Trans Journey”, the series will feature a series of interviews with trans people from around the world. The aim of the series is to raise trans visibility locally, on the continent and globally.   Hendrik Baird, Station Manager at GaySA Radio, says: “There are many issues affecting trans people, including that they are disproportionately affected by anti-LGBTQ+ violence. Our platform was designed so that LGBTQ+ people can have a voice. We are offering trans people globally an opportunity to speak up and add to the understanding of the issues they face.”   The call is therefore going out to those people who identify as transgender, and are willing to talk about their journey so far. Interviews can be conducted via Skype, and if necessary, voices can be changed to protect participants’ anonymity. Recordings will be made during...
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