I recently returned from Spring Migration, where I helped run the Regional Gay Community Periodic Survey. I was blown away by what a great event this has become. A big ‘thank you’ to all who filled out surveys, and congratulations and thank you to all those who organised, helped out or attended Spring Migration.
If you see people recruiting survey participants, please take the time to fill one out. This information is vital in helping us to make sure your needs as a community are met, and is a quick and easy way for you to help others in your community. Recruiters will be at venues and events over the next month or so, so look out for them or call your nearest regional office for info.
Other events coming up in the Illawarra include the inaugural Spectrum Festival at the Phoenix Theatre, 24 Bridge St, Coniston. The festival kicks off on October 24 and wraps up with a picnic at Stuart Park on October 25. It aims to bring the local community together and raise money for an Illawarra Mardi Gras float entry for 2010.
Planning meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at Phoenix Theatre. Email steen@phoenixtheatre.net.au for more details and to get involved.
Wollongong’s Workshop Theatre is running Workshorts 2009, an evening of four one-act plays from September 25 to October 10. Part of this year’s performance line up is Bent, a comedy about friendships, relationships and genetically modified organisms written by local playwright Peter Bloem. Workshop Theatre is at 192 Gipps Rd, Gwynneville. Tickets $22 adults ($17 concession). Bookings: 4225 9407.

info: For more about groups, services or organisations in the Southern Region call ACON on 4226 1163 or email tslattery@acon.org.au

Trevor Slattery is the Education and Community Development Officer at ACON’s Illawarra Branch.

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