‘Disguise and mischief’: Aurora Group unveils 2014 theme
The annual ball by the Aurora Group will this year take its cue from masquerade balls of yesteryear but with a classic twist, organisers have revealed.
Simply titled ‘The Ball’, the event on Saturday, June 21, at Sydney Town Hall, will be fused with a black and white theme.
Think Truman Capote’s infamous 1966 Black and White Ball in New York or Madonna’s ‘Justify My Love’ in 1993’s The Girlie Show Tour.
“This year we took inspiration from masquerades and masked balls of the past, exploring concepts of disguise and mischief,” said Wayne Cox, Events Director of the Aurora Group.
“We’re very excited to offer our guests another lavish and exciting experience with a stellar line-up of performers.”
Above: Madonna's 'Justify My Love' in 1993's The Girlie Show Tour
Above: Frank Sinatra with Mia Farrow at Truman Capote's 1966 Black and White Ball
This year’s host and keynote speaker are yet to be announced but given the calibre of special guests from previous years which have included Gretel Killeen, Magda Szubanksi, Sir Ian McKellen, and Neil Armfield, Aurora is promising 2014 won’t disappoint.
Now in its 15 year, the event is a fundraiser for Aurora’s charitable grants program for GLBT projects across NSW.
“So come and vogue with us while raising funds for the many worthwhile causes supported in our community by the Aurora Group,” Cox said.
Tickets are $235. Corporate and community tables are available. A limited number of discounted tickets are available for people aged 30 and under.
For more information, go to www.auroragroup.com.au.
GALLERY: Check out photos from the 2013 Aurora Ball. Photos: Robert Knapman
VIDEO: Check out the Aurora Ball from set up to finish in less than a minute