This episode of the Scenery originally aired November 11th and featured stalwart Mateo, the sultry Seb and the sentimental Luke.
Alex spoke with Feast Festival co-founder Margie Fisher about its history, and also Lorraine Tyler about it’s present. Meanwhile Mateo was putting in some leg work with Sam, a vendor for the Big Issue a magazine that attempts to provide a financial hand to the underprivileged.
This is the 15th year of the Feast Festival, Adelaide’s premier Queer culture festival. The festival celebrates the many great artists, whether visual, craft or performing, from within the gay and lesbian community in a hope to share that art with the wider community in an inclusive environment.
The festival was co-founded by Margie Fisher, along with Damien Carey, Helen Bock and Luke Cutler. The Scenery caught up with Margie to have a chat about the history of the festival, why it began and what was happening within the gay arts community before it. Margie had a lot of interesting stories to tell, and I’m sure many more than we could cover on the day. Unfortunately there was only so much we could fit in the feature, and perhaps at a latter date we will include the extra bits.
General Manager Lorraine Tyler took us through the happenings of this year’s festival, inviting everyone to come down to the festival hub, which as last year has taken residency in Light Square.
(On a separate note, it saddened us to learn that the so called street preachers targeted and interfered with the Feast Festival pride march, harassing marchers and festival goers with hate speech, both verbal and written. We here at the Scenery can only hope that a peaceful or legal solution to this blight on Adelaide can be found soon)
The Big Issue is a fortnightly magazine made for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people to sell at a profit in an effort to include them in the workings of society. Mateo caught up with a vendor, Sam, and spoke to him of his day to day experiences selling the magazine
This week’s feature track comes from Dallas, you can ask Debbie. The band is Lonesome Ghost, and the track is Seashell. They have simply one influence listed on their FB page, the Beach Boys, and that’s good enough for us. A whimsical journey down to the beach in the passenger side of an old Dato. It’s hot, the A/C doesn’t work, but you can start to feel the sea breeze wisp through the window. The smell of salt, sweat and sun cream and this song.
If we’re all going to hell, we’re gonna need more Zooper Doopas.
Hugs and Kisses Mateo, Seb and Luke. (and that other guy).