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November 2019

No Lights, No Lycra Ballarat – Special Frolic Edition

November 4 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Victorian Railways Institute Hall, Corner of Lydiard St N and Nolan St
Soldiers Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$8
No Lights No Lycra Ballarat

Come warm up for Ballarat Frolic Festival at a special No Lights, No Lycra Ballarat and meet your Frolic BFF before BFF officially kicks off. Never been to No Lights, No Lycra Ballarat? NLNL is a global dance community providing an inclusive and non-judgmental place for people to explore this notion. NLNL brings people together to experience freedom of self-expression and joy. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, and no technique. NLNL is a…

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2019 Festival Launch and Art Show Opening

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The George Hotel Atrium, 27 Lydiard St N
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Join us as we launch the 2019 Ballarat Frolic Festival in the Atrium at The George Hotel! We'll be surrounded by some amazing local art from this year's Frolic Art Show. The winner of the Frolic Art Show People's Choice Award will be announced on the night - come help us choose our winner! There'll also be a Welcome to Country, some special guests including Ro Allen Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, and captivating performances to give you a taste of…

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Frolic Art Show

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - November 13 @ 5:00 pm
The George Hotel Atrium, 27 Lydiard St N
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Make sure you don't miss our Frolic Art Show @ The George Atrium for the duration of the festival 7th-13th November 2019. On display will be works from talented and creative LGBTIQA+ artists from Ballarat and surrounds. Opening night coincides with the launch of our fabulous festival and kicks off at 6.30pm Thursday 7th November with special guests and nibbles. This is a free event. Please note: This is a wheelchair accessible venue. This is a licensed venue; under 18's…

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The Wandering Circus

November 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Lounge, The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard St N
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$20

Roll up, roll up - The Wandering Circus is coming to Ballarat Frolic Festival as part of their international tour! The Wandering Circus is an eclectic group of national and international performers here, especially for Frolic. This impressive event is not to be missed.  Door open from 8pm. Shows starts from 8:30pm. Pre-sale tickets are $20. Tickets on the door will be $25. Note this is a licensed venue and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by…

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Fairies in the Garden

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ballarat Community Garden, Corner Queen Street and Dates Parade
Ballarat East, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Free – $10

Come Frolic in the Ballarat Community Garden with us. The Ballarat Community Garden is a place to connect, grow, and learn. Join us for a tour of the garden and an exclusive gardening workshop, before we indulge in some freshly made pizzas from the stone pizza oven on site. There are limited spots so get in quick. $10 entry. Kids under 10 free but must RSVP. Make sure you dress for the weather - coats if it's cooler, sunscreen and…

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Hooking Up with Dame Maxene

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Lost Ones Bar, 14 Camp St
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$5
crocheting picture

Hooking? Picking up? Don't be knotty! The Divine Maxene will have you in stitches as she teaches a crochet class at the Lost Ones Basement Bar. Entry fee includes the materials you will need to learn, including a crochet hook, yarn and pattern. Book ahead so you don't miss out on a pack. Only limited numbers available. This is a licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note: This event will be sensory friendly.…

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Let’s Talk About (Queer) Sex

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Printers Room, 60 Lydiard St (entrance on Mair St)
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$5 – $15

Join us at the Printers Room for a fun and educational session, as Ballarat Frolic Festival offers you the chance to learn all the things you missed in high school. Going beyond the basics, we'll explore the colourful variety of queer sex; talk about gender, disability and other factors that influence our sex lives; and learn how to stay safe both physically and emotionally. A panel of sex educators from Ballarat, regional Victoria, and Melbourne will talk about the highs…

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Queering the Gallery for Frolic

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St N
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Lance and Gabriella

This year we’re partnering with Art Gallery of Ballarat to bring you this very special event. Join Lance DeBoyle for an irreverent walk through the Gallery, throwing open the Gallery closet to take a new look at old art, a fun look at serious art and a revealing look at hidden messages. Guest appearance from Gabriella Labucci. $28 per person, $22 for AGB Members, includes drinks and light refreshments. Super limited spots. Get in quick! Tickets available here.

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2019 Frolic Bush Dance

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballarat Trades Hall, 24 Camp St
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$22.50 – $30

Swing open those barn doors and chuck on some flannel - the Frolic Bush Dance is back! Always a thigh slapping time, come learn some country dance moves and take to the dancefloor with The Northcote String Band. There'll be rollicking bluegrass and country music, cowgirl drag queens, and a bar stocked with your favourite drinks. You'll be rolling in the hay in no time! Please note: This venue is wheelchair accessible. The accessible toilets are located across the street…

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Rainbow Story Time

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton St N
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Join queer cabaret artist Sarah Ward, best known as her cabaret character Yana Alana, as she reads you her favourite children’s stories and sing's songs celebrating diversity and difference as part of Ballarat's Frolic Festival. You will dance, you will sing, you will listen and you can even join in. In the end we’ll write our own rainbow song together. Morning tea provided. Tickets are free but bookings required at https://rainbowstorytime.eventbrite.com.au This event is a partnership between Ballarat Frolic Festival, Ballarat Libraries…

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