Posted: 25th November 2010 by admin in New announcements
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Check out whose going to entertain you on Mad Pride night – as we announce the performance line-up for this years event.

2011 Mad Pride Host – ADA NICODEMOU

Local Hip-Hop artist – SENSI

Local R&B singing sensation – NGARATYA

Breakdancing Competition host – LEE MONRO


Hip-Hop soulstress – MIRRAH REFLECTS

Local Hip-Hop duet DAZZLE featuring MONIQUE

Mad Pride Talent Quest host – RHYS NICHOLSON

Local group CUZCO

And many more… Including the contestants in the MAD PRIDE TALENT QUEST and BREAKDANCING COMPETITION

This is going to be a good good night – yeah!

MAD PRIDE YOUTH EVENT is excited to announce Lee Monro as the MC for the Breakdancing Competition to be held as part of the Mad Pride Youth Event on Friday night.

Lee Monro – under the rap moniker “FiggKidd” was signed to Sony/BMG in 2004. His first album “What is FiggKidd” allowed Lee to work with Grammy award winning engineer, Richard ‘Segal’ Huredia (Dr. Dre – Chronic 2001, Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP), Stefan ‘Red Foo’ Gordy (LMFAO) and Tech N9ne. Lee has toured nationally with Cypress Hill and has worked with Rakaa from Dilated Peoples, NY artist Braille, Grammy award winning urbanite, Nelly and rock acts such as The White Room and Kid Courageous.

Lee Monro is excited about appearing at the MAD PRIDE YOUTH EVENT and encouraging young Breakdancers to compete for a $500 cash prize. Registrations are still open for the Mad Pride Breakdancing Competition. Either just rock up on the night (registrations close at 6.30pm) or pre-register here.

Registrations for the MAD PRIDE TALENT QUEST are coming in thick and fast… so here is a sneak peak of who is going to be competing for fame, glory and a $500 cash prize.

Julian Bull is a 17 year old street performer who does sleight of hand magic. He does tricks with balls, coins, rope, cups, cards, pencils and spoons. He also tries to make people laugh. He has been a street performer for three years and has been learning magic for five years. He would really like to travel the world performing anywhere he can. If you like Julian and want him to win – make sure you vote!

Kanseora Nazmir is a 26 year old Australian woman of Lebanese descent who loves the sport of karate which she has been doing since the age of 16 and is now a 2 Dan Black Belt. She had time off karate recently and have only just recently started training again. The Kata she is going to perform at Mad Pride is called Unsu. WARNING: “Do not try this at home!”

Susan Jon Rose is a 18 yrs old who started singing at the age of 9 but never really took it seriously until 2 years ago. She started performing and in those years developed a deep passion for music and would like to do it for the rest of her life. She was selected to be one of the few Featured Artist in the 2009 and 2010 production of the School’s Spectacular. Is currently involved in the Mark Vincent (2008 Winner of Australia’s Got Talent) Show as a support act performing in different clubs and entertainment venues across Sydney.

Beau, Kobie and Jack are three boys from Matraville High School who have been recording music in Redfern every Monday. All three boys came to the Kool Kids program of Weave and are now involved as SWITCH Leaders! For Mad Pride they will be performing an original rap.

So – that’s some of the diverse talent lined up for the MAD PRIDE TALENT QUEST. Registrations are still open… so if think think you’ve got what it takes… or want to give it a go in an awesomely supportive atmosphere – register here.

Awesome stuff to buy at MAD PRIDE

Posted: 29th June 2011 by admin in New announcements

Along with the great range of free activities at this years MAD PRIDE YOUTH EVENT – there is also some great “retail therapy” opportunities on Friday night. Young people are selling some of their awesome creations in the Mad Pride Trash and Treasure Market.

One such creative young person is Lewis Ihnatko – whose prints and t-shirts will be available for sale on the night (example of his t-shirt designs are pictured to the left). Other young people have also registered to sell original jewelery, vintage and hand-made clothes along with arts and crafts. So bring some dollars with you, buy yourself something unique (or purchase a present for someone else) and support a young person giving it a go!

Young people can still register to operate a Trash and Treasure Market Stall at Mad Pride – click here.

And there will also be some official merchandise this year too. Snap up a great MAD PRIDE YOUTH EVENT hoodie or t-shirt or purchase the 2010 Mad Pride Talent Quest CD with great tracks written by last years contestants. Have a listen to one of the tracks here. Also – all the artwork in the Art Exhibition are for sale too… with proceeds going directly to the young artist. So bring some cash and snap up a bargain at this years MAD PRIDE YOUTH EVENT.

FREE STUFF @ 2011 Mad Pride Youth Event

Posted: 28th June 2011 by admin in New announcements

4 days to go before the 2011 Mad Pride Youth Event… so we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of some of the FREE stuff we are offering on Friday night. This years event is gearing up to be the best Mad Pride so far – so get ready for some fun and come to the Eveleigh Railyards for an event specifically designed for you.

AMUSEMENT RIDES and SIDESHOW GAMES: ride the gut-wrenching Super Sizzler or 100ft long 65ft high Giant Slide and try your skill on the Sideshow Games to win prizes.

MAD PRIDE CAFE: a selection of salads to go with our sausage sizzle or Egg and Bacon Roll – or get into the carnival atmosphere with a Corn on the Cob.

ART WORKSHOPS: try your hand at creating something beautiful, weird, amazing or kooky during the Mad Pride Art Workshops being held throughout the night.

EXPO: get the latest info on youth and mental health organisations in Sydney that are awesome with young people.

FILM, DANCE, MUSIC and COMEDY: young people showcase their talent on our Mad Pride Centre Stage program. Registrations are still open for the Breakdancing Competition and Talent Quest. $500 is up for grabs if you win the hearts and minds of the audience. Register here now.

Weave Youth Family Community are proud to announce Ada Nicodemou and Rhys Nicholson as this year’s Mad Pride Youth Event hosts.

Ada Nicodemou is best known for her role as Leah Patterson-Baker in the soap opera Home and Away. Ada Nicodemou began her acting career in 1994, where she played the role of Katerina in Heartbreak High. Since 2000, she has played the role of Leah Patterson-Baker in Home and Away. In late 2005 Ada was a contestant and winner along with dance partner Aric Yegudkin on Season 3 of Dancing with the Stars.

Rhys Nicholson is an openly gay, young, up-and-coming comedian living in Sydney. He was a finalist of the Raw Comedy Award in 2009 and performed at the Sydney Comedy Festival in 2010. He has also been a contributor to InZine magazine. In 2008 he contributed an artwork piece about depression and self-harm which highlighted his often controversial, audacious style.

SYDNEY MAD PRIDE YOUTH EVENT is back by popular demand!

This year the event will transform the Eveleigh rail yards into a carnival of live performance, live music, film, forum, visual arts, expo and young talent. Showcasing the creative achievements of young people while breaking down the stigmas associated with mental health experiences.

* Talent Quest (compete for glory, fame and cash prizes)
* Breakdancing Competition (show us your moves and win)
* Live bands (perform on centre stage to screaming crowds)
* Short films (have your short film projected in our Mad Pride outdoor cinema)
* Trash and treasure stalls (sell your arts, crafts and unwanted goods)

Click here to register!

Inspire Foundation supported Mad Pride Youth Event with facilitation of a THINK TANK session with young people to discover what this years event should be like. Here are some interviews from young people who participated – and a little teaser on what you should expect at this years Mad Pride Youth Event.


Posted: 18th April 2011 by admin in New announcements, Promo material

The 2011 SYDNEY MAD PRIDE YOUTH EVENT date has just been announced…

Friday 1st July 2011

and the best bit is we have a new venue

Weave Art Centre, 231 Wilson St EVELEIGH

Now whack that in your diary – you’d hate to miss it… it’s gonna be huge!

(insert totally awesome and amazing event into empty building below)