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Everyone’s got a Story: Kings Cross - Round Midnight, 1990s

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Kings Cross Library

Level 2 50-52 Darlinghurst Road

Kings Cross

Sydney, New South Wales 2011

Australia

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Be transported to the Cross in the 1990s when backpackers embrace it as a cheap party destination. Strip joints are pumping and the Round Midnight club is jumping with late night dancers and funk bands. The Tender Trap and Sounds of Seduction are the regular dance nights at the old Les Girls.

During this time, series producer and performer, Vashti Hughes, worked at a halfway house for runaway kids on Darlinghurst Road. Vashti interviews some extraordinary individuals who helped make Kings Cross so unique.

Our storytellers:

Jaimie Leonarder aka Jay Katz
Jay has been involved in Sydney’s music and creative industries for over 35 years. During the 90s, he worked with the homeless as a Missionbeat driver as well as running the iconic Sounds of Seduction dance night.

Imogen Kelly
Crowned the World Queen of Burlesque in 2012, Imogen is also an acclaimed writer, director and producer. In the 90s, Imogen worked with the Sex Workshops Outreach Project in the Cross’ strip clubs.

Louis Nowra
One of Australia’s leading playwrights, author and Kings Cross local. Louis authored Kings Cross: A Biography which reveals stories and a cast of characters from his neighbourhood.

Vashti Hughes

Vashti has a gift for character. With Kings Cross as her stamping ground, she’s played a variety of roles and curated cabarets. Her latest show, Piccolo Tales, set in the Piccolo Café Bar, celebrates the colourful characters of the Cross.

Image credit: City of Sydney Archives, CMoore Hardy Collection: 066670

This free event is suitable for ages 18+. There is limited capacity for this popular series, so bookings are recommended.

Kings Cross Library is wheelchair friendly.



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Sydney, New South Wales 2011

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