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September 2022

FREE: Art Exhibition

September 27 @ 11:30 am - October 4 @ 6:00 pm
Centered Ceramics, 246 West St
Umina Beach, NSW 2257 Australia
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Visual Arts Exhibition & Festival Launch – “CHANGE” Coastal Twist LGBTIQA+ Arts & Culture Festival will this January be shining the light on our local & Visiting Visual artists. From emerging to professional and acclaimed "Change" is a curated Exhibition and celebration of LGBTIQ visual artists. “Be the Change” is our 2021 theme and will be reflected through a fabulous multiarts Exhibition featuring Artists interpretation to our festival theme of ‘CHANGE’ . Multiple mediums including Painting, Print, Photography, Ceramics. Open…

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FREE: 55+ FOXY SILVERS

September 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
At Baker Street, 6 Baker Street
Gosford, NSW 2250
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Friendship and community connections We are so very excited to again host “Foxy Silvers” as a regular social club happening for people of diverse sexualities and genders (LGBTQ+) aged 55 and over. Foxy Silvers is sponsored by the Coastal Twist Festival and ACON Health and is an initiative to empower older LGBTQ+ people to lead rich and stimulating social and cultural lives, while creating new friendships and building community connections.   The goal is to build community through social, cultural,…

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Drag Bingo

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ettalong Diggers, 51-52 The Esplanade
Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257 Australia
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Come and Share a hilarious and fun morning with us at Diggers! The essence of the game is simple: you play bingo, and the numbers are called out by a drag queen, little bit the live performance with the art of drag combined with the traditional game we all know and love. Hosted by Khandi,  Its a little bit Naughty and a whole lot of Nice and kicks of early with doors to the Broken Bay Ballroom opens at 9.30am…

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FREE: ThursGAY

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hotel Gosford, 179 Mann St, Gosford NSW 2250

Fancy a Beer with a side of queer or maybe a cocktail rocks your ponytail? Do it with the locals in a very special Coastal Twist Festival edition of our dynamic Monthly Queer Travelling Social club "ThursGAY"  thats gallavanting through Gosford in a unique  food, drink and entertainment trail. A community get together where we slide through a new revolving door every month on mass and this Twist edition will be amped to the rafters, filled with live DJs, Drag,…

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FREE: Dance (13 – 17yrs)

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PCYC Umina Beach, 101 Osborne Ave
Umina Beach, 2257
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Youth Pink Light Dance Party!   Ultra violet Dance party for 13-17 Rainbow Youth, mates, family and allies. Its time you got your glow on & celebrated you! HallowQween is a ultra violet horror themed Dance party where we can dress to express, bring a mate or a date or come on your own and meet new friends. Spend the night celebrating with other beautiful rainbow youth- folk and friends. Dance the night away & bust some sickening moves as…

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Cabaret

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Naughty Noodle Fun Haus, 5 Broken Bay Rd
Ettalong Beach,
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Shaking up the foundations with a whole lot of carry on   Rumpus is where the wild things are, the commotion you have been waiting for as Coastal Twist Festival presents a Performance Party thats spreading the rainbow love bubbles higher than ever before. Welcoming mates, dates, singles, families and allies from across Australia. Its time to swap out your linear lounge room and digital doldrums for an explosive bedazzling burst of live human connection as we intentionally open minds…

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October 2022

FREE: BEACH DAY

October 1 @ 9:00 am
Umina Beach at the Sydney Avenue entrance
FREE

Yes, it’s a beach party picnic so pack your hamper, brolly, towels, whatever it takes to make you comfy and happy, then grab your mates for some real fun in the Coastie sun. This is all about ocean air and salty waters. Let’s enjoy the Aussie outdoors, connection with visitors, friend’s families and collide that into Sport, Health and Culture because we can! FREE, all ages community wide event this one is about safe outdoor spaces, having fun, seeing old…

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Dance Party 18+

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Naughty Noodle Fun Haus, 5 Broken Bay Rd
Ettalong Beach,
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$35 – $40

Surrealist costume Ball   Immersive Dance Hall Ball. Futurismo is a Surrealist costume-Ball Dance Party, driven by art, costume, fashion, make-up, special effects, freedom and alter egos. Future is now baby so get your Party on!!! Calling all Space adventurers from idyllic future Earth & beyond, the portal has opened & you have been called to party for the collective greater good. Dance to future realities at the Bauhaus Futurismo Dance Party as we embrace this years Coastal Twist Festival…

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Kweens of Comedy

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 176 The Esplanade
UMINA BEACH, NSW 2257 Australia
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“A no-holds-barred (and wholly inclusive) night of sketch comedy, improv, drag and more.” – Concrete Playground Get ready for some serious belly laughs with Kweens of Comedy with a side serve of yummies as the awesomeness that is Kweens of Comedy hits the Coast with their stand-up and variety showcase. Mark the end of the festival with the Coastal Twist recovery party as we see ourselves off in a relaxed vibe with a blazing sunset over looking Umina beach. Combine…

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FREE: OUTDOOR FESTIVAL

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina Beach
FREE

Celebrate the Public Holiday with the Coastie Carnie Fair Day is the Coastal Twist Festival centrepiece, the biggest and most colourful all ages event of the Festival. Everyone is invited to the absolute beating heart of the Coastal Twist Festival. A FREE vibrant and fun day our Coastie Carnie Fair Day is where absolutely everyone from near and afar come together to celebrate humanity and connection in a fun and culturally rich day of Art, Entertainment, Food, Shopping and Pets with a…

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