Fière la Fête, Sherbrooke’s Pride festivities, back for an 11th edition

Fière la Fête, Sherbrooke’s Pride festivities, back for an 11th edition

Record Staff


Fière la fête à Sherbrooke, now in its 11th year, will take place next week, from Sept. 11 to 17, at various locations across the City.

With a special emphasis this year on family participation and cultural outreach, Fière la fête unfolds this year under the theme of “Creating Together”, focusing on inclusion, creativity and sharing.

Townshippers will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities to suit all tastes. Whether you’re with family or friends; a lover of music, bars or literature; a community member or ally; the eleventh edition of Fière la fête has something for everyone.

On Sept. 11, the festivities kick off with the opening cocktail at the Maison du cinéma, with the screening of the film “The Fruit Machine.” Martine Roy, who appears in the film, will be present at the event, and will take part in a discussion with the public after the screening about the complex issues surrounding the LGBT witch-hunt in the Canadian military from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Sept. 12 will feature an evening of talks at Café Baobab.

Maude-Miguelle Mercier will present “Le poids des courbes: la pression à l’androgynie et la grossophobie internalisée chez les personnes non-binaires”(The weight of curves: the pressure to androgyny and internalized grossophobia in non-binary people), while Mariana De la Rosa will discuss queer representation in Opera, “Le queer représenté subtilement (ou pas?) dans l’opéra”.

On Sept. 13, also at Café Baobab, the concert “Dualité: concert de personnages d’opéra” will be presented by Mariana De la Rosa (mezzo-soprano), Alexandre Nadeau (pianist), Sam Pariseau (actor) and Natalia Muñoz (actor). In this fusion of music and theater, a first of its kind at the festival, spectators will be transported by the fascinating stories of opera’s most beloved characters conceived for this tessitura.

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