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Bent preview night – Belvoir St Theatre

Met up with Ley and a couple of other acquaintances from Ley’s work yesterday night for a preview screening of Bent. Awfully confronting and brash play which was acted convincingly. A bit predictable but i don’t think twists was the aim of the game here. If you are a homophobe you might wanna give this a miss at 2.5 hrs long the impatient might wanna give it a miss too.

From the decadence of 1930s Berlin to the inhumane excesses of the Nazi concentration camps, Bent explores one gay man’s fight for self-acceptance in the face of hatred and persecution.

Told with brutal honesty and integrity, this redemptive story illuminates the treatment of homosexuals during the Third Reich who were arrested, interned in concentration camps, and branded as deviants with what is now a universal symbol for gay pride – the pink triangle.

Thirty years after Bent premiered in London, Focus Theatre (Blowing Whistles, Bison, Natural Born Hooker) and B Sharp are thrilled to present the Sydney premiere of Martin Sherman’s bold, intimate and compassionate play.

Pre-race Anxiety

I have a 4hr race coming up this Sunday and i am feeling plenty anxious. It just so happens that the trail is in less than ideal conditions as well. I have registered for the race already and am keen to see it through!

Hamilton Island 2010

Ley “surprised” me last weekend with a trip to Hamilton Island. So some rushed packing on saturday night and we were on our 11am flight. We touched down around 1pm hamo time to some rain drops but funnily when we stepped out onto the tarmac it all stopped. This pattern will repeat for the rest of the trip with us barely missing the rain on most occasion.

Hamo is a fairly small island and the main form of transport are these buggys powered by lawn mower engines. Apart from the fact the vehicle cant brake for crap it was a fun experience in itself. The island is tiny so a small buggy can circle the island in not much time at all. Within a few hrs of arriving at hamo we drove all the way around the island and pretty much figured out where everything is.
Our accommodation was so awesome it made everything worthwhile from the get go. Check out this view.

Room with view

Outside the balcony.

We didn’t waste anytime and decided to go cool down as the temps was pretty damn hot/humid to say the least. With pools like these how can you say no?

We headed off to the great barrier reef the next day relatively early for another full day of relaxation, coral viewing, sun baking and snorkeling. The feeling of swimming in the ocean with fish surrounding you and no island in sight is something to behold. Having a bbq and then sunbaking after all that is just the icing on the cake. Definitely an awesome experience!

Unfortunately the next day saw us flying back to Sydney but i left feeling completely rejuvenated from what, 1 month of hard tedious work? :p Awesome trip, awesome company, awesome views, awesome food all totals to an awesome experience.
More photos here.