Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) seniors and their friends are set to celebrate all things queer and silver on the big screen, with the highly anticipated annual Afternoon Delight returning to NSW this month.
Held as part of the NSW Senior’s Festival, Afternoon Delight features a series of FREE movie matinees and afternoon tea parties for LGBTI seniors and their friends. Presented by us, over a thousand community members attend Afternoon Delight events held around NSW last year.
LGBTI seniors in will be treated to the feature film Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin as well as a selection of LGBTI themed short films. This is followed by a delicious afternoon tea, networking and access to local community health information.
“This is our annual premiere event for the LGBTI seniors, family and friends that has been running now for nine years. From very humble beginnings in Sydney, we’ve seen it grow and for the second time, it will be held in six locations around the state – including Shellharbour – and we couldn’t be happier,” our CEO Nicolas Parkhill said.
“NSW has a significant older LGBTI population. In fact, over 100,000 people in NSW over the age of 55 identify as LGBTI and they play a vital and valued role in our community. We’re delighted as always to be partnering with Queer Screen and NSW Seniors Festival to provide this wonderful opportunity for the more mature members of our community to get together in a welcoming environment, enjoy movies about their lives and also reduce a very real sense of social isolation that many experience”.
“During the afternoon tea, which in selected locations will be served by local drag performers, guests will have the chance to mingle, chat and have an opportunity to pick up local health information as well as take photos and discuss the movies”.
“It is a fun, light event that engages with all the diversity of our community.”
“We thank the NSW Seniors Festival for continuing to recognise the LGBTI community in their celebrations and we look forward to working more closely with a range of government and community organisations to help provide more opportunities for older LGBTI people in NSW.”
Afternoon Delight is a community event for LGBTI seniors and their friends – young and old. Bookings are essential.
Dates and Locations:
Sunday 26 February, 2pm – 5.30pm The Roo Theatre Company Cnr Addison & Wentworth Street Shellharbour
Saturday 11 March, 12.30pm – 4pm Museum of the Riverina Morrow Street & Baylis Street
Saturday 11 March, 2pm – 5.30pm Majestic Cinema First Avenue Sawtell
Sunday 12 March, 2pm – 5.30pm Event Cinemas, 505-525 George Street Sydney
Sunday 12 March, 2pm – 5.30pm Birch Carroll & Coyle Crn Keen & Zodac Street
Sunday 12 March, 2pm – 5.30pm Tower Cinemas 183-185 King Street Newcastle