Tropical Fruits acknowledges the Widjabul/Wyabul People of the Bundjalung Nation
and pays our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
TROPICAL FRUITS PRESENTS - Live Fruits: NYE 2020
Hey Fruitsters, we're getting SUPER excited and ready to dance, are you?
Thursday December 31st, we bring you our next Fruity LIVE stream - a Tropical Fruits LIVE Fruits New Year's Eve Special !!!
A New Years' event that will be close to all our hearts this year, focusing once again on family, community, resilience, connection and of course...DANCE!!!
Given we are unable to bring you our usual beloved New Year's Festival, but we are stoked to be able to present an extra special edition of our monthly LIVE Fruits for this New Year's Eve.
We present...THREE of our favourite DJ’s will be joining us to deliver a huge serving of delicious dance grooves, broadcasting from 8PM New Year's Eve until 2AM New Year's Day.
🎧 8 - 10PM: DJ Marty will open with his signature dirty, funky grooves setting you all on the path to dance stardom.
🎧10PM -12AM: DJ Chip then takes over with a throbbing pulsing baseline of irresistible House to take you to the midnight countdown.
🎧 12 - 2AM: DJ Amanda Louise from midnight takes us home as only she knows how!
PLUS a very special performance by our very own Foxy Brown-Eye!
This is a Pay-Per-View broadcast on our usual Mixcloud platform with tickets available through Eventbrite.
Pricing options: $20 non members (+BF) / $10 members (+BF) / PLUS optional donation
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TROPICAL FRUITS 20/20 vision into 2021
Without the festival to prepare for in 2020, there has been some time to spare for staff and volunteers, but we have not been resting on pur laurels! We want to keep our Fruity Family and our Club strong for the future so we have implemented some new initiatives and planned works.
We have been using this time as an opportunity to maintain our Fruity connections, by continuing our monthly online event; don’t miss LIVE FRUITS: a live stream with a differnent Fruity DJ's each month - as well as Fruity Fridays on the 1st Friday of the month at the Civic Hotel in Lismore, and as restrictions allow, we look forward to bringing you more smaller events and other gatherings.
Other work we are undertaking during this time are:
- Strengthening the Club by working on our policies, performance and risk management, communications, and team building
- Preparing for our next Strategic Plan
- Installation of a new access lift and other investments in the Clubhouse
- Renovation work on the house on Casino St in preparation for the upcoming Clubhouse Hub development.
- The amazing work being carried out by our various groups such as our Fun Safe and Inclusive team, the Trans & Gender Diverse Steering Committee, the Lesbian Caucus, Commerce & Transport team as well as our youth groups Fresh Fruits & Mini Fruits.
As always, our deepest gratitude goes out to our members, volunteers, guests, DJs and other performers, Festival suppliers and partners for your understanding.
Much Fruity love from the Committee and Staff here at Tropical Fruits.
For Media follow-up please contact:
Kam McNeil, Event Coordinator, or
Marie Reilly, Club Manager
Telephone: 02 6622 6440
Mail: PO Box 6305, South Lismore, NSW 2480
Tropical Fruits is a non-profit LGBTIQ community organisation, run for our community by our community.
Tropical Fruits Acknowledges and Supports our Trans and Gender Diverse Communities
This statement is a public acknowledgement that Tropical Fruits as a social club acknowledges the rights of trans and gender diverse people of all ages to self-expression, self-determination, medical, cultural and legal recognition, both within our rainbow communities and in broader society.
In the lead-up to the 2019-2020 Tropical Fruits New Year’s Festival a series of events occurred that lead to some conflict between members of the trans and gender diverse communities and the Tropical Fruits management committee. Tropical Fruits acknowledges that this situation was not planned well nor was an adequate or timely response offered to community feedback, which caused harm and heartache.
The Tropical Fruits committee is responsible for and reserves the right to select performers and production contractors who align themselves with the values of Tropical Fruits and will look at developing clearer policy and procedure on this.
As per Tropical Fruits’ public statement (December 2019), we remain committed to holding a Trans & Gender Diverse Community Forum in 2020 to strengthen community input into future events. However, with COVID-19 and public health restrictions, a traditional forum has not been possible to date. A steering committee of dedicated people from trans and gender diverse communities and members of the Tropical Fruits management committee has been formed and is looking into forum options. The group is meeting regularly and our first action was to consult on this public statement.
Through this initiative the hope is that we can all do better, be better and grow into a harmonious future, stronger together.