Starting tomorrow: Street theater festival in Bat Yam, and we’re in it to win it

[singlepic id=234 w=240 h=320 float=right]After months of planning and weeks of labor, Hagigit‘s latest art work will finally be revealed at the 13th annual Bat Yam International Street Theater Festival. Although the heads-up I published two months ago did not reveal much detail about the work, but I hope it generated enough interest for people to visit the festival.
If you plan on visiting, make sure you check out the program here. After you return home, you might want to check out our Facebook page for photos and videos of the event.

What: Bat Yam Street Theater Festival
Where: Boardwalk, Bat Yam, Israel
When: Tuesday to Thursday, 19:00-23:00
Who: Hagigit artist collective
Why: Because you cannot experience installation art from home
How much: Admission is free

Kate Miller-Heidke – Are You F**king Kidding Me?


They say everyone should have their heart broken at least once
And that is how you grow emotionally
Well I have been misused by many, many, many men
But nothing can compare to how you treated me.

At times it really felt as though the pain was here to stay
And though it’s many years I go I feel it to this day,
And now you wanna be my friend on Facebook
Are you fucking kidding me?

All the memories are flooding back to me now
All the ways you stole the light from my eyes
I travelled so far just to get away from you
‘Til this morning’s friend request surprise!

At times it really felt as though I’d never smile again
You narcissistic arsehole, oh you nasty nasty man
And now you wanna be my friend on Facebook
Are you fucking kidding…?

I don’t care what kind of cocktail you are,
Or which member of The Beatles or which 1950s movie star
I don’t give a toss if you’re a ninja or a pirate
I suspect you’d be a pirate, but I don’t wanna verify it
And I don’t give a shit what your stripper name is
Or if your kitty had a litter
Look – Just follow me on Twitter
I don’t care about your family tree
And I certainly don’t want you poking me…

And now you wanna be my friend on Facebook
Oh you fucking, fucking fuck…

Militarism – A Poem by Shahar Golan



I saw the eye doctor
And he showed me
A cool book
Filled with pictures.
He then said
There’s something wrong
With my 3-D vision,
But not to worry
I can still lead
A full and productive life,
But when I’ll join the army
I can never be
An Air Force pilot.

At age 7,
My life was ruined.



Continuing With Pride – LGBT Rally This Saturday in Tel-Aviv

Go back to being fabulous
Ignore the pain inside
Find some compensation
for all the love denied
After all that we’ve been through
only tears can tell the truth
  – – “For All of Us” – from the musical “Closer To Heaven” by Pet Shop Boys

Impromptu Rally After Tel-Aviv Gay Youth Killing, Tel-Aviv, August 1, 2009Last Saturday a masked gunman opened fire in a gay youth club in Tel Aviv, killing a 26 year old male and a 16 year old female and injuring eleven others, before fleeing the scene. The event rendered me speechless. I have been searching for the right words ever since and just now decided to give up that and use this platform to call people to action instead.

This coming Saturday a demonstration will be held in Tel-Aviv, supporting the gay community. Titled ‘Continuing With Pride’ this event will mark one week since the shooting and will be a more organized event, as opposed to the impromptu rallies that were held all over the country in the last few days. Singers will sing (Rita, Ninet, Ivri, Margol, Dana), speakers will speak (Mayor, ministers, MKs), but most importantly people will stand. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and loads of straights will make a stand for democracy, pluralism and freedom. Worldwide solidarity events are planned for the same time in Warsaw, Paris, Berlin, Bern and Madrid.

What: LGBT Demonstration
Where: Rabin Square, Tel-Aviv, Israel
When: Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 8:30pm
Why: Stand against homophobia and transphobia
Who: You, me, all of us
How much: Admission is free

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