Candles in the Cross

Kings Cross Arts & Cultural Festival Inc. | 14-Feb-2018
The evening commences with welcome nibbles and softdrinks followed by the screening of the telemovie, RIOT. This movie shines a spotlight on Australia's 1970s Gay Rights Movement and the passionate individuals who were unwavering in their fight for decriminalisation, recognition and equality. It deals with the first Mardi Gras on 24 June 1978 which resulted in the arrest of 53 people in Kings Cross. At the conclusion of the screening, Mother Inferior of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will lead attendees to the El Alamein Fountain in Fitzroy Gardens for the laying of 53 candles in recognition of those arrested in Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross. #candlesinthecross #kingscrossartsandculturalfestival
Venue: Wayside Chapel
Address: 29 Hughes Street Kings Cross, NSW 2011
Date: Sun. 25 February 2018
Time: 7:00 pm "“ 10:45 pm AEDT
Ticket: $20
Buy / Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/candles-in-the-cross-tickets-42817106117
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EMail: https://kxacf.org.au/contact/
Painting by Kings Cross artist and 78er Toby Zoates.
The evening commences with welcome nibbles and softdrinks followed by the screening of the telemovie, RIOT. This movie shines a spotlight on Australia's 1970s Gay Rights Movement and the passionate individuals who were unwavering in their fight for decriminalisation, recognition and equality. It deals with the first Mardi Gras on 24 June 1978 which resulted in the arrest of 53 people in Kings Cross. At the conclusion of the screening, Mother Inferior of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will lead attendees to the El Alamein Fountain in Fitzroy Gardens for the laying of 53 candles in recognition of those arrested in Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross.

Kings Cross Arts & Cultural Festival Inc. - Organiser of Candles in the Cross

Kings Cross Arts & Cultural Festival Inc. was formed in 2015 to celebrate and showcase the diverse talents of the people living in the Kings Cross area and to educate the local community and the wider world about the cultural and artistic history of Kings Cross. The event Candles in the Cross is being presented as it represents part of the cultural history of Kings Cross and about which there is considerable misinformation.

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