Article Title:Seventh Heaven
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Published on:24th August 2012 - 10:40 am
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Story ID:12163
Text:Polly Petrie GLBT nightclub Family Bar will this Sunday mark seven years at the centre of Auckland’s Karangahape Road with an Australian legend crossing the ditch to join the party. There are will be too many performers to name at Family on Sunday night, but special guest of honour, legendary Australian diva Polly Petrie, is being flown over especially for the occasion. The Stonewall resident began her “Polly’s Follies” in 1991 at the Albury Hotel. After its closure Polly’s Follies moved to The Venus Room in Kings Cross and made its way back to Oxford Street at The Exchange Hotel and since 2004 has been held every Sunday at The Stonewall Hotel. Polly’s Follies is an institution in Sydney’s gay community: It is the platform for up and coming new performers to show their talent (or lack thereof). Polly provides encouragement, guidance and criticism during each performance while drinking from a champagne glass poured from her kettle. Miss Ribena warns "get there early!" Hostess with the mostest Miss Ribena is delighted Polly will be hopping over the ditch for Family’s birthday, which she promises will be as fabulously camp and sweaty as the previous six birthdays. Previous years have seen lines of people winding down K’ Rd, and as such Ribena warns people to get to the venue early. There will once again be a special VIP shindig at 5PM, while all Family’s friends and supporters are welcome to join the party from 6PM. “Get there at 5.45pm,” Miss Ribena warns once again. “Otherwise you’ll probably be stuck waiting to get in when the shows start.” - 24th August 2012    
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