Va Va Boombah is back, fresh from the success of their debut in June 2012. Join them in the Gallery Room at Agent284 and reacquaint yourself with your favourite performers, and check out some new-to-Va Va Boombah performers.
Plus, you’ll be in the running to win fabulous door prizes from VVB sponsors Little Raven Publishing, Bliss for Women, NoXceptions Clothing, Hey Fatty Found Fashion, Bottoms Up! Burlesque and Pole School. There’s also free tickets to the next major VVB show up for grabs.
Date: Thursday 22nd November
Time: Doors 7:30pm, performances from 8pm
Venue: Agent284, 284 Smith St, Collingwood
Cost: $15 full/$10 concession, on the door
Miss Charity Case
Dame Titzi Te Kanawa
and MCed by Lisa-Skye
Have you heard about the Hey Fatty & Friends Fair?
Sunday 16th September, 12-5pm
St Brigid’s Parish Hall
378 Nicholson St, North Fitzroy
That’s right – it’s going to be a giant fat fashion fair in Melbourne! With vintage, recycled, and independent fashion and accessories! Chub Republic will have a stall, and all proceeds from that will go toward rad fatty projects in Melbourne. There will also be stalls from Hey Fatty themselves, the excellent Bombshell Vintage, and – I am *dying* of anticipation for this one - Gisela Ramirez will be debuting her new collection!!!
The day will be hosted by the incredible Kelli Jean Drinkwater! There will be catwalk shows with the chance for everyone at the fair to strut their stuff! And cupcakes! And Logicbunny Photography (who is the absolute best and most fun!) will have a pop-up studio!
See you there, fatties!
Yes, this is turning into a (neglected) blog of event announcements, but bave you heard about Va Va Boombah? They’re Melbourne’s first all-fat burlesque troop, and their debut show is on Friday 1 June at Revolt in Kensington!
I’ve been involved with the organisation, along with the adorable Aimee of @wordsandsequins (who has a guest post up at Fat Heffalump) and the inimitable Lisa Skye, and we have an AMAZING bunch of fatties lined up to perform!
Tickest are selling fast, so make sure you get yours soon!
Friday 1st June 2012 – Doors 7pm
Revolt Melbourne, 12 Elizabeth St, Kensington
Tickets from Revolt Productions - Full $25, Concession $20, Groups (5+) $17
Chub Republic Melbourne are hosting our second plus-size clothes swap on Sunday 18 March!
And if you’re in Brisbane, check out the new Chub Republic Brisbane chapter, who are hosting their very own clothes swap on Saturday 10 March!
This morning, Radio National’s Life Matters program focussed on cultural attitudes to fat. I was invited in as a guest along with the wonderful Dr Cat Pause, and eating disorders specialists Professor Cynthia Bulik and Professor Stephen Touyz.
While I don’t agree with everything that was said on the program (when will that fat-is-the-last-acceptable-prejudice meme die? And can we please get over shaming-fatties-for-their-own-good already?), I think the overall program was really positive. It was great to have some non-fatties talking about how diets don’t work.
You can listen here (though be warned, there’s some concern-trolling from the callers).