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Queer Flings

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As we come to the end of Spring Fling, we’re throwing a late-night celebration – or commiseration – of some of our LGBTQIA+ guests’ own flings. Whether fleeting or life-changing, romantic or platonic, creative or communal, these are the people and experiences they have never forgotten and can’t wait to share with you.

About

A fling can change your life forever. Or it may all be forgotten by the time summer rolls around.

To close Spring Fling, the Wheeler Centre’s short series of big ideas, join us for Queer Fling: an evening of storytelling and performance celebrating – or commiserating – the most indelible flings of some of our favourite LGBTQIA+ guests from Australia and abroad.

Through readings, song, burlesque and comedy, our guests will recall the facts and feelings of their own personal flings, whether it be with a person, a place, a piece of art, or a big idea.

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrew Sean Greer, acclaimed singer and director Robyn Archer, burlesque queen Evana de Lune, multidisciplinary artist and Magic Hands founder Luke King, poet Laniyuk, activist and Trans Sisters United founding member Sasja Sÿdek, and writer Ellen van Neerven as they share stories of their unforgettable flings at this late-night extravaganza hosted by writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law. Perhaps you’ll find a fling of your own there too…

Please note Ronnie Scott is no longer appearing at this event.

This event will be photographed and recorded for use by the Wheeler Centre.

Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture.

 

Tickets

Tickets are $35 (full price)/$25 (concession), plus a one-off $4.40 transaction fee.

Please note this event will contain explicit content. Recommended for ages 18+.

Buy three Spring Fling events and get 15% off your purchase.

Simply purchase three or more eligible Spring Fling events in one transaction and receive 15% off your tickets. This discount will be automatically applied in your cart.

This offer does not include Peter Garrett: A Life of Environmental ActivismExperimenting with Form with Natasha Brown, Ash Barty in Conversation, On the Table lunch events or free tickets. Discount excludes transaction fees and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available via wheelercentre.com only.

 

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Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Accessible toilets available

Auslan Interpreted

You can learn more about the Wheeler Centre’s accessibility policies here. Please notify us of all access requirements when booking online so we can assist you with your visit. If you require further information, please contact reception on 03 9094 7800 or ticketing@wheelercentre.com.

About Spring Fling

Celebrating our return to the stage and the rejuvenation of the arts and culture communities, Spring Fling is a short series of big ideas offering a delectable picnic spread of events with leading thinkers, writers and creators from Australia and abroad.

Spring Fling is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.

Spring Fling

Featuring

Robyn Archer

Robyn Archer AO FAHA is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts. Winner of the Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer 2013, and named Cabaret Icon at the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, she currently performs highly acclaimed recitals of French, German and American so... Read more

Evana De Lune

Introducing the daughter of the moon, Evana De Lune. This Lizard Queen was created for the sheer purpose of your viewing pleasure. Inspiring queer panic across Melbourne and the world is one of Evana’s many pastimes. As a classically trained dancer, her fetishes for the finer things in life thrust... Read more

Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six works of fiction, including the bestsellers The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less. Greer has taught at a number of universities, including the Iowa Writers Workshop, been a TODAY show pick, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow... Read more

Luke King

Luke King is a multidisciplinary artist, video producer and teacher. He has an interest in collaboration, especially with kids, and has performed or co-created works with choreographers, dancers, performers, and other visual artists, in public and private museums and galleries. Luke is a co-founder... Read more

Laniyuk

Laniyuk is a writer and performer of poetry and short memoir. She contributed to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives in 2015, has been published online in Djed Press and the Lifted Brow, as well as in poetry collections such as Solid Air (UQP 2019). She received Canbe... Read more

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). He’s also an AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter who created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning TV series The Family Law (SBS... Read more

Sasja Sÿdek

Sasja Sÿdek is an indigenous Singaporean – a proud trans womxn of colour. As an activist/advocate for the transgender community, she sends an empowering message to others: “free yourself from the shackles of societal and gender expectations to live life authentically”. Juggling her multiple r... Read more

Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven is the award-winning author of Heat and Light, Comfort Food and Throat. They belong to the Mununjali people of the Yugambeh Nation.

Location

The Capitol

113 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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