Want to get luxury holidays, art, jewellery, and VIP experiences at bargain prices? Guests at this year’s Honour Awards will be able to get this and more as part of the event’s popular charity auction.
Now in their 11th year, the Honour Awards recognise outstanding service and achievements within NSW’s LGBTI community. The awards are also a gala fundraising event for LGBTI charities Aurora and, NSW’s leading HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI health organisation.
A diverse mix of 28 finalists, a raft of celebrities and community leaders, and 350 guests will be joining host Matthew Mitcham, singer Alfie Arcuri as they pack the glamourous Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Wednesday 27 September for an inspirational and unifying awards ceremony and fabulously fun cocktail party.
A big part of the evening is the amazing silent auction, which this year features close to $100,000 worth of products, services and unique experiences.
Standout items include an exclusive meet-and-greet with LGBTI icon and Star Trek legend, George Takei, during his upcoming Australian tour in November, a private movie screening from NBC Universal for up to 35 people and 5-course degustation dinner with your own Michelin chef and waiter for 10 friends. There are also a range of amazing travel packages including a Tuscan holiday, a Bali getaway and a villa in Port Vanuatu.
For lovers of the arts and entertainment, there are a range of A Reserve tickets up for grabs including Opera Australia, My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz, The Book of Mormon and Sydney Theatre Company. If it’s too long between seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race for you, then you can bid on an exclusive Drag Race fan pack curtesy of In The Dark Events. Mega fans will receive a double pass to four upcoming tours featuring stars from the show including The Sickening Ball starring Sharon Needles, Alaska Thunderfuck (4 Nov), Sasha Velour and Trinity Taylor (25-30 Nov), The Secret is Out: Alyssa Edwards (10 Feb), as well as William, AJA and TS Madison Live (2 Mar).
There’s also a great range of fashion, accessories, jewellery and gadgets including an Apple Watch, an iPhone 7 and a SEIKO Presage time piece.
And there are a stunning range of photographic prints and artworks from artists such as Christian Scott, Lewis Payton, Natalie Purchase and Julie Patterson, and a range of fine art from Chase Gallery by the most celebrated artists of the modern era including Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque among others.
The online auction goes live on Monday 25 September and is accessible to any member of the public and bidding details are on the Honour Awards website. Some of the standout items at this year’s auction include:
- Gold tickets to the 2017 Ashes Test Pink Day at the SCG
- A-reserve tickets to The Book of Mormon in Sydney
- Holiday packages in Cairns, Tuscany and Jarvis Bay
- Seiko Presage Cocktail Time watch
- NBC Universal private preview screening for 32 people
HONOUR AWARDS CEREMONY & COCKTAIL PARTY
Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6:30pm - 11pm, Ivy Ballroom, 330 George St, Sydney. Tix: Standard $90 pp (inc. quality wines and beers, delicious canapés & entertainment) / $75 members (ACON, Aurora, SGLBA, SGLMG) / $150 Community Champions. Details at www.honourawards.com.au
Community Partners: ACON | Aurora Group | Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association | Sydney Mardi Gras | Stonewall Hotel
Event Partners: SBS | Merivale/Ivy | GLYDE Health | CrowdComms | AIX Wines | Biology Skincare
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