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The Carnival of Dreams at Thornbury Theatre

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Roll up, roll up to this fun fundraiser
If you dream of Bollywood dancers, singing, burlesque and, generally, anything fun, you could be dreaming of the Carnival of Dreams, a festival that's being organised to benefit disadvantaged women and children living in Tanzania. This is a guaranteed night of fun at the Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street, on the 24th May.


The Thornbury Theatre will be transformed into a carnival for grown-ups with magical dancers, burlesque performers, carnival games and music you won't be able to sit down to. The MC for the evening is Lady Diamond , who will present a live DJ set from MadAngel. There will be Burlesque starring Kerry X, Miss Bettie Bombshell and The Marquise, Jhoom Bollywood Dancers, Warren Howden - Fluteboxer, Elena Gabrielle and Grant Busè - Musical Comedians and more!

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Lots of entertainment on this night of fun.

Come dressed in your dreamiest carnival costume and you could win a prize!

Best costume
Win a prize for best costume! (Image credit:Cabaret Dancer Isolated by anankkml on

Tickets for this fantastic event are just $45 (discounts available for groups of 10 ), and that includes carnival tokens for your first drink and food treat. Tickets are available online. Reasonably priced festive food and drinks will be available for purchase on the night.

This event is being organised by the Australian not-for-profit, non-denominational organisation foodwatershelter (fws). fws was formed in 2005 by five Australian women on their return from volunteer placements in Tanzania as teachers, social workers and sponsorship coordinators.

fws' activities focus on building and managing eco-friendly villages in developing countries that offer educational, social and health facilities for vulnerable women, their children and orphans. Funds from the Carnival of Dreams event will support fws' award-winning project,
Kesho Leo, a children's village in Tanzania which provides health, education and social welfare services to community members in need, with a focus on empowering and supporting women and children.

Mother and child
All funds raised go towards helping disadvantaged people in Tanzania

Need to be convinced about why we should support people in Tanzania? Comparing life expectancy between Australian and Tanzanian women will give you one big reason. An Australian girl born today may be expected to live 84 years; a Tanzanian girl born today would on average live to 57. To me, that's a shocking truth.

So come along and have fun while getting behind this great cause!
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Why? Come and have a super-fun night, happy in the knowledge that you are supporting a great cause.
When: 7.30pm on Saturday 24th May (doors open at 7.00pm)
Where: Thornbury Theatre, 859 High St, Thornbury
Cost: $45 (includes a drink and food voucher)
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This sounds great! I have never seen burlesque, so I might have to check it out. Thanks for the info x
by Mallory (score: 2|474) 1652 days ago
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