It’s almost time for the annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival, which this year coincides with the Mr Gay World™ finals between 20 and 27 May.
We would like to invite you to join the fun by creating a special display in your shop window, shop front, entrance, garden, rooftop, anywhere that best suits your business! This display will show solidarity with the event and attract attention to your business.
We are sure that you are very creative and have lots of ideas, so we will just make a suggestion or two. You can go with the traditional pink as has been done in previous years, and perhaps you can throw in some rainbow colours, perhaps even a flag or two. You can put up posters and add logos of the event, and possibly all the pictures of the Mr Gay World™ finalists or just your favourite. We have created a dropbox with some resources which will be shared on the website when you enter.
You can take this a step further of course by entering a float into the Saturday parade. Starting at 3pm on Saturday 26 May on the corner of Queen Street and Main Road, it turns at Pledge Square and ends in front of Knysna Mall with a street party until 5pm. This party is accompanied by live music and food! Come Celebrate Life!
Once you have entered your effort will be judged, as there is a prize worth R 9000 up for grabs! The prize is donated by www.facebook.com/CraigDuToitNelPage. It is a 7 Day/6 Night stay for 2 people including breakfast in Self Catering Chalets at Out Of Africa Village Lodge in Hartbeespoort in the North West. Transport is at own cost and it is subject to availability.
To take part you simply have to start planning so that you can get the maximum effect. Make sure you enter your business at www.pinkloeriefoundation.com and get the display up before 18 May. Judging will take place by Thursday 24 May 2018 and the winner will be announced on Friday evening at Mr Gay World™ 2018 President’s Ball and Fundraising Auction at Villa Castollini.
We are expecting a bumper attendance this year, and we hope you will capitalize on it by taking part in this challenge. We look forward to seeing your effort.
Have a great Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2018!
You are hereby cordially invited to attend the Mr Gay World events that will be held in Knysna this May to celebrate the crowning of a global gay ambassador.
The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival is hosting the Mr Gay World Competition for the second time, and this is the third time that it will be hosted in Africa during Mr Gay World’s ten-year history. Tickets are on sale now and you can book your seat for either the President’s Ball on Friday, 25 May or the Grand Finale on Saturday, 26 May. The venue, Villa Castollini, has stunning views over the Knysna lagoon and is the perfect setting for this event.
International singing sensation and winner of the Voice Israel, LINA, will be back in South Africa for the second time. Those who saw her perform at the Mr Gay World Southern Africa Final will agree that dynamite does indeed come in small packages. In 2013, LINA won The Voice Israel, an incredible achievement, musically and culturally, considering the fact she is the first Palestinian to ever win a major TV show chosen by the Israeli public. LINA performed at the Tel Aviv Pride Parade to some 200,000 people and in so doing, she became the first Arab female singer to publicly support gay pride and the LGBT community.
She will be supported by Eden Michelle, who trained as a classical pianist from the age of six and released her first album at age sixteen. Living in London, Eden has been producing, writing and composing for numerous artists. Her debut EDM single is “Lost for Love”, featuring Dan Shaw.
The music of both artists is played regularly on GaySA Radio, media partner for the event. You can listen to a weekly broadcast with the latest Mr Gay World news and podcasts are available. Check out www.gaysaradio.co.za
Tickets are now available for these amazing two evenings which will be filled with international talent and, of course, the hunky finalists of Mr Gay World from over twenty countries.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.webtickets.co.za.
For more information, visit www.mrgayworld.com; www.pinkloeriefoundation.com and www.pinkloerie.co.za
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Eden Michelle www.facebook.com/edenmichellemusic
LINA (photo courtesy of CdP Photography)
Eden Michelle (photo courtesy of Eden Michelle)
Mr Gay World Presidents Ball and Fundraising Auction https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1478548202
Mr Gay World 2018 Knysna South Africa Grand Finale