“PASPull up to our 'Planet, baby! In collaboration with the inaugural Brisbane Science-Fiction Theatre Festival, PASTEL Magazine's PASPlanetary takes PASPals on an extra-special 90-minute odyssey to the PASPlanet, courtesy of our partners at the Switchboard Collective and Brisbane's TAFE Southbank!
Experience an uber-moon of poetry, prose, and performance, brought to you by past PASTEL contributors, and all-new PASPals broaching our prismatic dimension for the very first time. It's a Crisis on Infinite PASPlanets! Oh, and fashion spectacles MANDATORY. Come in colour! Iridescence! Metallics! Kitchen foil! Category Is: Cosmic Comfort...
PASPresented by James Goldsworthy, and starring PASPals Choe Mills, Lysa Lloyd, Fletcher Quilty, Nicolette Gardiner, Brett Dionysius, Hamish Lancaster, Molly Mosse, Jess Taggart, Imogen Behan-Willet, and the Agents of Confusion.”
Sophie Price, for Theatre Haus AU, writes: “Tinsel, balloons, silver thigh-high boots and golden boobs... PASTEL Launchers were greeted with a wild soundscape and glitzy lights, not to mention some incredible fashions from the magazine’s creators. Looking into this space, we were transported to another realm. The night saw the event’s wacky host, James Goldsworthy, introduce upcoming and alumni writers to the gathered supporters. Goldsworthy’s fashion flair with thigh-high silver heeled boots, a yellow skivvy and a healthy amount of sparkle, was a highlight of the evening.
It was wonderful to see both new and seasoned writers coming together to share their creations. You could notice the difference between those who were confident reciting prose to a room of people and those who were more nervous about their moment in the spotlight. But the levels of experience didn’t matter in the environment. Both were fully applauded by the audience.
It is clear that PASTEL Magazine has a passion not only for its eclectic genre but for discovering and nurturing new talent. The experimental ‘zine’ allows its contributors, readers and supporters to get their glitter on and explore their own unique creative worlds. If you have an inclination for the ‘extra’-terrestrial, then this mag is what you need to be reading.”
Photos by Oscar Connor (@m_o_productions).