Bunjil’s Summer Stage glitters

Brenda Bressed with audience members.

By Emma Xerri

Bunjil Place’s Summer Stage program has continued in the sparkliest of fashion with their Glitter Groove Queer Party.

The program, which is running until the end of February, is taking over Bunjil Place’s outdoor plaza to deliver a range of ticketed and free events spanning everything from trivia nights to weekly yoga and the intriguingly named musical plants workshops.

Taking to the Plaza stage on Friday 9 February was an explosion of powerhouse performances and colourful self-expressions of love and diversity, as 150 attendees enjoyed Glitter Groove: The South-East’s Summer Queer Party.

The evening was of particular importance to local members of the LGBTQIA+ community, who have long awaited such a public celebration of queerness after previous attempts throughout Casey were thwarted by conservative protest.

But the clouds looming over past events were not enough to dim the sparkle of the performers and their glittering looks, leading the crowd in a night of non-stop song and dance hosted by Brenda Bressed, and sharing in drinks and conversation with their favourite performers.

While the upcoming events may be lacking in spandex and dazzling eyeliner, the remainder of the Summer Stage program promises to make up for it with fun-filled variety.

Continuing every Sunday afternoon are weekly Sunday Sessions, along with the upcoming Quiz Meisters Trivia Night on Thursday 22 February, and Summer Sounds 2024 on Saturday 24 February.

Weekly yoga is also taking place every Friday morning, and if yoga isn’t your scene, try your hand (or leg, or foot) at weekly pilates on a Wednesday.

And the Summer Stage program has also ensured there is plenty in store for the kids, with after school workshops Kidstruments and Musical Plants now underway.