Puawai Festival 2018: HIV Awareness Week

In the week leading up to World AIDS Day on 1st December you will find a programme of events aimed to promote the day as well as help change attitudes and the stigma surrounding HIV. Details of these events are listed below:

Monday 26th November
30th Anniversary Celebration of the AIDS Memorial Quilt
6 pm -9 pm. 1 Cascade St, Freemans Bay, Auckland
The AIDS Memorial Quilt has played an integral role in the remembrance and celebration of the loved ones we’ve lost to HIV and AIDS over the years, and 2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the first quilt being presented to the quilt project, back in 1988. For more info click here.

Tuesday 27th November
Toa: Our Moving Bodies Women’s Workshop
2 pm – 5 pm. The Loft, Q Theatre, Queen St, Auckland.
This free workshop explores your relationship with your body through useful tools like creative writing, movement, and photography. For more info click here.

Toa: A Powerful Female Showcase

7.30 pm – 9 pm. The Loft, Q Theatre, Queen St, Auckland.
Celebrating our Wahine and their diverse stories . Poetry, Comedy, Dance. Featuring award-winning poet, Aiwa Pooamorn and comedian, Natalie Samy. For more info click here.

Wednesday 28th November
Sex & Drugs Open Mic
7 pm – 9 pm. The Dogs Bollix, 2 Newton Road, Auckland.
This is a safe space to talk about sex and drug use in the gay mens community – notably P and G/Waz. No shade allowed – just people sharing their experiences – we value your voice and want to share your experiences. For more info click here.

World AIDS Day street appeal, information and testing
9 am – 5 pm. Takutai Square, Britomart, Auckland.
Testing available from 10 am – 2 pm only.

Thursday 29th November
Puāwai True Colours Comedy Show
8 pm – 10 pmThe Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Come help raise money and visibility for World Aids Day with a stellar and hilarious line-up of LGBT+ and allied comedians. In association with Body Positive, Positive Women, and NZAF. For more info click here.

World AIDS Day street appeal, information and testing
9 am – 5 pm. Takutai Square, Britomart, Auckland.
Testing available from 10 am – 2 pm only.

Friday 30th November
Red Night at Family Bar

10 pm onward. Family Bar, K Rd, Auckland.
For more info click here.

Saturday 1st December, World AIDS Day
True Colours Cabaret Gala
8pm, Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
Song, dance,circus, spoken word and comedy. Featuring The Lady Killers and The Dust Palace. For more info click here.

The Puāwai Festival is supported by Body Positive, Positive Women Inc, NZAF & the Positive Speakers’ Bureau.