With the launch of a colourful rosette-inspired poster, Feast 2002 is officially out of the closet. The poster design presents an exuberant image, reminiscent of royal shows and country fairs.

The full program for Adelaide’s sixth annual lesbian and gay cultural festival won’t be unveiled until 26 September but the three themes to be woven through it have been revealed.

Wisdom, home and food are the motifs that will influence the diverse range of events to be included in the festival. Feast 2002 organisers promise that these themes will set the stage for one of the most diverse and inclusive queer celebrations to date.

The cultural highlights will showcase an inspiring mix of theatre, music, comedy, film and literature. In fact, more than 100 individual events are to be included in the full program, much to the delight of executive producer, Charles Bracewell.

It’s a superb program of events and, for me, there is a real thrill in pulling off the logistical requirements of such a huge project, Bracewell said.

There is also the pleasure of knowing that we are doing really well, in a time when many festivals are floundering. The program has been funded without taking any risks and that’s quite an achievement.

Bracewell said that Feast 2002 will celebrate the importance of food and wine in Adelaide and he is particularly looking forward to the banquet event which features 15 local restaurants and fine South Australian wines.

The Feast opening night party begins the celebration of gay and lesbian pride on Friday 8 November and the festival will be closed with a picnic in the park on Sunday 1 December.

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