Associate Events

The Ink (well)

DATE: Thursday October 12 2024
VENUE: Bernies Bar
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
Free Event 

Join us for an evening of creativity, expression, and the written word!  Whether you’re an established author, a budding poet, or simply a lover of literary works, this event is the perfect opportunity to delve into worlds that encourage wellness, positivity, and inspiration.

Featuring creators from across the LGBTQIA spectrum sharing their original pieces.

Listen to happy stories, and heart lifting poems. Each reading is a unique chance to connect with the diverse voices and experiences that make up our community.

Sharing positive stories, poems and verse. A spoken word evening designed to uplift and incite joy

Labyrinth Beats

DATE: Friday October 18 2024

VENUE: Bernies Bar
TIME: 7pm – 1pm

A spin-off of the BEST BDSM play party in Australia (we even have the award to prove it!), Labyrinth Beats aims to provide a sex-free, BDSM and Fetish party that all can enjoy.

  • DJs and dancefloor with dark sexy vibes
  • Three impact areas
  • Trusted tops for those wishing for a new experience
  • Wax play area
  • Rope play area
  • Rave cave

Fetish wear and related outfits are a minimum criterion for entry. For those of you new to Labyrinth and its standards regarding conduct and behaviour at our events, you will need to visit our website for information on what to expect and what you need to know about our events: 

Associate Event

The Ink (well)

‘Glamore & Grit’

DATE: Saturday October 19 2024
TIME: 10am
Free Event | Inclusive

When: Meet Saturday October 19 at 10am (walk takes approximately one hour)

Where: Starts at Market Square. (the patch of grass, off Hunter and Market Street, between Newcommen and Thorn Streets), Newcastle, and ends at 810 Hunter Street, Newcastle 

About: “Glamour and Grit”: 

The world’s queer history is an underground history – people living on the fringes of respectable society in the day, and law breakers at night. The Hunter Valley is no different. Since colonial times, Newcastle has been home to sailors and sodomites, wild girls and wicked women, and all sorts of locals and visitors in search of big city vice and a raging good time. This walking tour takes you from our town’s foreshores to the back bars and beyond.

Gay Soirée

DATE: Saturday October 26 2024
VENUE: Bernies Bar
TIME: 7pm – 10pm
18+ | Accessible | $30pp

Who doesn’t love a fancy affair! a chance to bust out the feathers and gowns, the Gay Soiree is bringing glitz and glam realness. Ticket Holders will have full use of the venue from 7pm-10pm, with the option to stay through for the evening after party.

Exclusive access to the venue 7-10pm | Burlesque and Drag entertainment | Charcuterie and canapes | Roving performers | Photographer on site

    National Pride Come & try Dragon Boat Day

    DATE: Sunday October 27 2024
    VENUE: Newcastle Hunter Dragon Boat Club, Carrington
    TIME: 10am – 12pm
    FREE FAMILY INCLUSIVE EVENT | ALL WELCOME

    A popular morning event, come and get your toes wet, regardless of your experience or fitness level try dragon boating for free. Dragon boating combines teamwork, strength, and endurance. It’s a fantastic way to challenge yourself and meet new people. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or have never been in a boat before, this event is open to everyone who is eager to embrace the spirit of pride and community. Let’s make some pridal waves at the National Pride Dragon Boating Day!