Turning a disappointment into an opportunity the organisers of Auckland's annual Wigs on the Waterfront drag fundraiser have announced a cocktail party and awards night to be held on Sunday June 6th. A colourful number from Wigs On The Waterfront 2005 Disappointed that the Viaduct Harbour performance space is no longer available due to a City Council policy change, Wigs on the Waterfront creator Wayne Nicholas has decided to mark the 10th anniversary of the drag spectacle with a night honouring some of the outstanding entertainers who have strutted their stuff in past years. “We have been endeavouring to do something special for the anniversary event,” says Nicholas. “So, while we were not able to use our usual Viaduct venue, we decided to keep the waterfront theme, using the fabulous Maritime museum, which means Wigs on the Waterfront is definitely happening, come rain or shine.” Tickets, which will go on sale soon, will cost $35 per person and will include a complimentary cocktail on arrival and food platters throughout the evening. There will also be a cash bar and profits from the night will be donated to Body Positive Auckland, the HIV support and advocacy organisation run by and for HIV positive men who have sex with men. Full information about the evening, ticket purchasing and a nomination form for the awards categories will soon appear on GayNZ.com which has signed on as a sponsor. Co-organiser Maree Folwell says she is currently working with possible sponsors for aspects of the evening and would also like to hear from any businesses, organisations or individuals who can provide sponsorship, contributions or services. She can be contacted on email@example.com or (09) 528 2522 or 021 206 3959.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Wednesday, 21st April 2010 - 10:48pm
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