february, 2020

29feb3:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedMardi Gras Parade (ages 12-25)

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Event Details

Twenty10 is so excited to march in the Mardi Gras Parade with young LGBTIQA+ people like you! We can’t wait for you to join us in this celebration of our awesome communities. The parade will be on Saturday 29 February.

Here’s what you need to know so you can participate on the day!

How do I sign up to march with Twenty10 at Mardi Gras?

At Twenty10, we don’t have a pre-registration list. Instead, we ask that people interested in joining meet us at Twenty10.

Registration will happen from 3pm to 4pm (or earlier if spots run out) on the day. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

If you’re aged 12-16, we encourage you to get in touch with us before the parade so we can get permission from your parents, guardian, carer, or worker before parade day. Give us a ring on 8594 9555 or email samia@twenty10.org.au.

When can I learn the dance?

We’ll be teaching you the dance on the day! If you want to practice ahead of time, you can also come to one (or both!) of our dance workshops during Drop In, which will be from 2:00pm – 5:00pm on Friday 21 February and Friday 28 February.

Is Twenty10 doing anything else in the lead up to the parade?

Yup! We’ll have workshops to make props and costume pieces with artist Luna Aquatica at Drop In every Thursday in February. Come join us from 2pm-5pm at Twenty10 if you want to make something to wear and/or carry.

What can I expect on the day?

First, we’ll get you all registered, give you a Mardi Gras t-shirt and tell you what you’ll need to know about marching in the parade. Next, you’ll head into the Drop In space to get dressed in your new shirts and do your hair, makeup (with professional makeup artists) and accessories. We’ll also provide some sandwiches and drinks. After that, we’ll learn/practice the dance (which will be super simple and fun)!

Once we’re all ready, we’ll walk over to the parade marshalling area together. At the parade area, you can buy food and drink and check out the other floats before we all get back together for the parade start.

After we dance our way down Oxford Street towards Anzac Parade and Moore Park, you can either make your own way from the end of the parade or catch the NSW Police bus back to Central Station. (For folks aged 12-16, you’ll have to meet your parent/guardian/carer at the end of the parade route or at Central Station.)

What should I bring?

Bring your smiling self, comfortable walking shoes, a reusable water bottle, and some money for the parade marshalling area (if you want). We’ll provide a t-shirt, snacks, cool costumes and props for the parade, and water to put in your water bottle.

There won’t be any space on our truck for belongings, so only bring things you plan to march with to the parade route. We will have space to store belongings at Twenty10, and you’ll be able to pick them up the following week.

What if I have questions?

If you or your parents, guardian, carer, worker, or another important person in your life have any questions about the parade, give us a ring on 8594 9555 or email info@twenty10.org.au. If you have any questions about the workshops, get in touch with Samia at samia@twenty10.org.au.

Approximate schedule:
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Registration at Twenty10
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Do your makeup, get your outfit ready and learn the dance
5:15 PM – Start heading down to Hyde Park staging area
9:00 PM – Approximate start time for our float
10:00 PM- Approximate ending time at Hyde Park

Time

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Twenty10 Incorporating GLCS NSW

Level 1, 45 Chippen St

Organizer

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

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