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    September 2019

    Transgender Peer Support Group

    September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    A fortnightly peer support group for transgender/genderqueer/genderfluid/gender-non-conforming folks in Ballarat. All welcome! Please contact the organiser for location details, and to check whether the group is running over Christmas/New Year or other special times.

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    October 2019

    Transgender Peer Support Group

    October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

    Unknown venue Ballarat, Victoria Australia + Google Map
    ballarat events - transgender support group

    A fortnightly peer support group for transgender/genderqueer/genderfluid/gender-non-conforming folks in Ballarat. All welcome! Please contact the organiser for location details, and to check whether the group is running over Christmas/New Year or other special times.

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    Transgender Peer Support Group

    October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

    Unknown venue Ballarat, Victoria Australia + Google Map
    ballarat events - transgender support group

    A fortnightly peer support group for transgender/genderqueer/genderfluid/gender-non-conforming folks in Ballarat. All welcome! Please contact the organiser for location details, and to check whether the group is running over Christmas/New Year or other special times.

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    November 2019

    No Lights, No Lycra Ballarat – Special Frolic Edition

    Come warm up for Ballarat Frolic Festival at a special No Lights, No Lycra Ballarat and meet your Frolic BFF before BFF officially kicks off. Never been to No Lights, No Lycra Ballarat? NLNL is a global dance community providing an inclusive and non-judgmental place for people to explore this notion. NLNL brings people together to experience freedom of self-expression and joy. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, and no technique. NLNL is a…

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    Ballarat Frolic Festival – SAVE THE DATE!

    November 7 @ 6:00 pm - November 15 @ 6:00 pm

    Ballarat Frolic Festival will be back in 2019! Make sure you SAVE THE DATE! November 7th until November 13th. More info to come. Join our mailing list here to ensure you don’t miss a thing. RSVP on FB here. Keep an eye out on our blog for stories leading up to the Festival.  

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    2019 Festival Launch and Art Show Opening

    Join us as we launch the 2019 Ballarat Frolic Festival in the Atrium at The George Hotel! We’ll be surrounded by some amazing local art from this year’s Frolic Art Show. The winner of the Frolic Art Show People’s Choice Award will be announced on the night – come help us choose our winner! There’ll also be a Welcome to Country, some special guests including Ro Allen Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, and captivating performances to give you a taste of…

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    Frolic Art Show

    Make sure you don’t miss our Frolic Art Show @ The George Atrium for the duration of the festival 7th-13th November 2019. On display will be works from talented and creative LGBTIQA+ artists from Ballarat and surrounds. Opening night coincides with the launch of our fabulous festival and kicks off at 6.30pm Thursday 7th November with special guests and nibbles. This is a free event. Please note: This is a wheelchair accessible venue. This is a licensed venue; under 18’s…

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    The Wandering Circus

    Roll up, roll up – The Wandering Circus is coming to Ballarat Frolic Festival as part of their international tour! The Wandering Circus is an eclectic group of national and international performers here, especially for Frolic. This impressive event is not to be missed.  Door open from 8pm. Shows starts from 8:30pm. Pre-sale tickets are $20. Tickets on the door will be $25. Note this is a licensed venue and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by…

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    Fairies in the Garden

    Come Frolic in the Ballarat Community Garden with us. The Ballarat Community Garden is a place to connect, grow, and learn. Join us for a tour of the garden and an exclusive gardening workshop, before we indulge in some freshly made pizzas from the stone pizza oven on site. There are limited spots so get in quick. $10 entry. Kids under 10 free but must RSVP. Make sure you dress for the weather – coats if it’s cooler, sunscreen and…

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    Hooking Up with Dame Maxene

    Hooking? Picking up? Don’t be knotty! The Divine Maxene will have you in stitches as she teaches a crochet class at the Lost Ones Basement Bar. Entry fee includes the materials you will need to learn, including a crochet hook, yarn and pattern. Book ahead so you don’t miss out on a pack. Only limited numbers available. This is a licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note: This event will be sensory friendly.…

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    Transgender Peer Support Group

    November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

    Unknown venue Ballarat, Victoria Australia + Google Map
    ballarat events - transgender support group

    A fortnightly peer support group for transgender/genderqueer/genderfluid/gender-non-conforming folks in Ballarat. All welcome! Please contact the organiser for location details, and to check whether the group is running over Christmas/New Year or other special times.

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    Let’s Talk About (Queer) Sex

    Join us at the Printers Room for a fun and educational session, as Ballarat Frolic Festival offers you the chance to learn all the things you missed in high school. Going beyond the basics, we’ll explore the colourful variety of queer sex; talk about gender, disability and other factors that influence our sex lives; and learn how to stay safe both physically and emotionally. A panel of sex educators from Ballarat, regional Victoria, and Melbourne will talk about the highs…

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    Queering the Gallery for Frolic

    This year we’re partnering with Art Gallery of Ballarat to bring you this very special event. Join Lance DeBoyle for an irreverent walk through the Gallery, throwing open the Gallery closet to take a new look at old art, a fun look at serious art and a revealing look at hidden messages. Guest appearance from Gabriella Labucci. $28 per person, $22 for AGB Members, includes drinks and light refreshments. Super limited spots. Get in quick! Tickets available here.

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    2019 Frolic Bush Dance

    Swing open those barn doors and chuck on some flannel – the Frolic Bush Dance is back! Always a thigh slapping time, come learn some country dance moves and take to the dancefloor with The Northcote String Band. There’ll be rollicking bluegrass and country music, cowgirl drag queens, and a bar stocked with your favourite drinks. You’ll be rolling in the hay in no time! Please note: This venue is wheelchair accessible. The accessible toilets are located across the street…

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    Rainbow Story Time

    Join queer cabaret artist Sarah Ward, best known as her cabaret character Yana Alana, as she reads you her favourite children’s stories and sing’s songs celebrating diversity and difference as part of Ballarat’s Frolic Festival. You will dance, you will sing, you will listen and you can even join in. In the end we’ll write our own rainbow song together. Morning tea provided. Tickets are free but bookings required at https://rainbowstorytime.eventbrite.com.au This event is a partnership between Ballarat Frolic Festival, Ballarat Libraries…

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    Frolic Carnival Day

    Come show your pride at the very first Frolic Carnival Day! We have trawled the region to bring you an extravaganza of local delicacies including live music, cabaret, circus performers, kids entertainment and all day activities, stalls, food trucks, Mexican BBQ and local boutique beer. Oh, and we have a couple of special guests from the big smoke! Joining us we’ll have Dolly Adamson, Yana Alana, The Grannies from Melbourne’s Granny Bingo – plus heaps more! Bringing the community together,…

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    Granny Bingo

    Fresh from Melbourne, Edith Vale and Maureen McGillycuddy are here to play with their balls – their bingo balls, that is! These stalled warts of the international bingo circuit are so far right wing; anti-equality, and anti-feminist, that even their family stopped visiting a long time ago. Don’t miss these Melbourne Comedy Festival Award winners. Doors open at 4pm. Bingo and show starts at 4:30pm sharp. Prizes to be won. Please note: This venue is wheelchair accessible. The accessible toilets…

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    Queeraoke! And disco! Hosted by Nellie Minelli

    Is there an Australian Idol within you? Do you have The Voice? Or do you just want to get a little Glee and belt out Don’t Stop Believin’ with a few dozen of your friends? Our fabulous host Nellie Minelli will give you the introduction you deserve as you take the microphone! If you’re not the singing type, don’t stress – from 10pm DJ Mia be playing tunes and we’ll dance the night away! This venue is wheelchair accessible with…

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    Koling wada-ngal Wadawurrung Dja: Let’s walk Wadawurrung Country together

    Yarn up and Walk Country with traditional owner Tammy Gilson as she takes you on a journey looking at the landscape through the eye of her ancestors, “the Wadawurrung people”. Along the Yarrowee Tammy will share stories connecting to place and give you an understanding of our living waters and how her ancestors managed Country with fire. Meet at the corner of Oliver St & Esmond St, Black Hill. Note: This will be a sensory-friendly event with no loud music or…

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    Queer Goldfields History Tour

    Let Thomas, co-host of the very popular podcast Tales from Rat City, give you a glimpse of what life would have been like for LGBTIQA+ residents of the Goldfields area in days gone by. Wander some of Ballarat’s best-known streets and discover some new insights into our wonderful historical town. Can’t make it on the walk? Check out our banner display of Ballarat’s Queer History exhibited in the foyer at Ballarat Community Health, Lucas, from 7th – 13th November 2019.…

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