The multicultural arts festival Carnivale is on again and a notable number of community members are contributing in events queer and otherwise. Gillian Minervini is hosting a new version of her popular Mardi Gras event Boxing Club at the Seymour Centre from 15 October, while Brian Fuata and DJ Gemma hit the stage in The Living Museum Of Fetish-ized Identities until Sunday. Karen Therese presents Sleeplessness, a dance work about cross-dressing immigrant Lenke Palffy; director and designer Carlos Gomez presents The Book Keeper by Fernando Pessoa from 7 October; and ex-Club Bent diva Groovii Biscuit presents The ID Club, a showcase for performance artists. Finally, Panos Couros is one of the team presenting the audio work Sound Of Missing Objects and William Yang is among the visual artists presenting work in Jia, an exhibition of family, house and home. Alana Valentine also penned a play for the festival, which was produced last night in Griffith. The Carnivale festival runs until 19 October. Visit www.carnivale.com.au for more information or call 1300 136 166 to book.

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