Events

Online Sessions

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Click here to find out about our projects that are running online sessions to help you get connected and stay connected!

Bingay | ACON Fundraiser

 

ABOUT BINGAY

Bingay is gay bingo which means there’s classic disco tunes, weird rules and penalties, outrageous antics, hilarious repartee, deliciously lewd bingo calls, and prizes that range from the silly and camp to great theatre tickets and restaurant vouchers.

Bingay hostess Charisma Belle oversees the madcap proceedings and Bingay’s long time barrel babe Naomi Palmer spins the balls and sings up a storm.

Bingay takes over the upstairs bar of The Beresford Darlinghurst on the second Thursday of every month, with each monthly event having a fabulously flamboyant theme.

Bingay’s balls first dropped in 1999, making it one of Sydney’s longest running LGBTQ community events + it raises money for our HIV and LGBTQ health services.

So whether you’re a regular or a novice, or a local or visitor to Sydney, if you’re up for a wonderfully camp mid-week entertainment experience, then you can’t go wrong with Bingay.

For more information and bookings, visit the Bingay website here

Stories Out West

Tell your story with Stories Out West.

Stories Out West is a program celebrating LGBTQ+ writers from culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse backgrounds who have a connection to Western Sydney.

Connect with other writers, gain access to mentorship and have your work published in an upcoming anthology.

Register now here.

A Social Movement (2)

ACON’s and the City of Sydney’s Silver Sessions; Here for Women and LOVE Project, invites you to join a Social Movement (2), with no political affiliations, agendas or commitments. This event focuses on creating a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ people 55 plus. Friends and allies of all ages also welcome.

Expand your social connections, build your support networks and explore your creativity. You will be inspired and led by Hayley Pigram from Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Co-op. Support your overall wellbeing by gifting yourself some quality time to create, play and connect with LGBTQ community peers.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative’s primary goal is to promote Aboriginal Artists whose language groups exist in the NSW state boundaries.

Supported by the City of Sydney
FREE EVENT – light lunch provided

Location: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
Address: 34-40 Burton Street, Darlinghurst 2010
Date: Saturday 20 August 2022
Time: 11am to 2.00pm

Tribal Warrior Cultural Cruise

ACON’s LOVE Project invites older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community members to a Tribal Warrior Cultural Cruise.

Jump aboard the Mari Nawi (Big Canoe) and learn the traditional culture, history, and stories of one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Hear stories of the Gadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people of Sydney Harbour and learn the Aboriginal names and meanings of significant Sydney landmarks, before stepping ashore on Be-lang-le-wool (Clark Island).

Learn about life pre-colonisation, coastal lifestyle, traditional fishing methods and food gathering techniques.

Supported by the City of Sydney

Free Event – Booking Essential

Where to meet: Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay (7 Macquarie St, Sydney)
Date: Saturday 3 September
Time: 10am to 12pm

REGISTER HERE

Or contact Russ Ph: 02 9206 2017 E: rgluyas@acon.org.au