The Lion Never Sleeps
The Lion Never Sleeps is a group walk-come-parade through Northbridge, which uncovers and retraces queer history in the area.
Escorted by a fabulous collection of young people, audiences wearing headphones, listen to spoken word testimony about the Perth gay community, especially during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, as they literally retrace the steps of the generations that have gone before.
A well curated soundtrack, with sound design and composition by Josten Myburgh, keeps the audience listening throughout, and features music by Djuna Lee and Jameson Feakes. Performer escorts, director Noemie Cecilia Huttner-Koros, Aisyah Aaqil Sumito, Evelyn Snook and Ruby Doneo, care for their flock throughout the tour, and take time for reflection, but also create a party atmosphere at various points as they celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture, with the walking tour becoming a parade.
Highly recommended for members LGBTQIA+, friends and allies, as well as lovers of history and those who would like a fun walk with new friends.