Candles in the Cross recognises the seminal events of 24 June 1978 with the arrest and charging of 53 participants in a gay rights march on Darlinghurst Road. These events led to the establishment of the now internationally acclaimed Mardi Gras Festival.
Enjoy finger food and soft drinks, a talk about the history of the Kings Cross events and a screening of the telemovie Riot. The event concludes with a procession led by Mother Inferior of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to the El Alamein fountain where a ceremony laying 53 candles will take place. The ceremony recognises that the 53 people arrested on that fateful night shone the light on the way forward to equality.
When: Sunday 25 February 2018 from 7pm to 10.45pm.
Where: Wayside Chapel, 29 Hughes St, Potts Point NSW 2011.
Cost: General Admission $20.00.
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