Music, film and poetry


Join us in celebrating IDAHOBIT with refreshments, film screenings, poetry readings and live performances, including including Lore Phoenix Burns, Emerson Zandegu and Fleassy Malay.

Celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community and speak up against the discrimination.

About the artists

Lore Phoenix Burns is a non-binary cellist, actor, composer and writer. They commenced formal music study at the age of 7 when they began learning cello and piano. Since then, Lore has pursued music with a passion by learning as many instruments as humanly possible as well as performing professionally and teaching cello. They also began composing at the age of 10 and have composed works for a variety of different ensembles, including Ranges Young Strings, the Dandenong Ranges Orchestra, Ensemble Con Fuoco and private commissions. Having graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts Production course in 2012, Lore is currently pursuing a varied career in acting, composing, music performance and cello teaching as well as studying a Graduate Diploma in Arts. Their most recent compositional works include Cocoon', Crystal Tresses and Here is a Safe Place.

Emerson Zandegu is an animator, artist, and cat dad born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. He specialises in 2D character animation, but his eclectic and colourful body of work includes illustration, design, sequential art, and more, with a strong focus on LGBT+ empowerment and diversity. Emerson’s first short comic, Dullahan, was displayed in the National Gallery of Victoria in Top Arts 2015. In 2017, Emerson graduated with Distinction from the Bachelor of Design (Animation & Interactive Media) at RMIT University, after producing his first animated short, Kindred. Since graduating, he’s worked as an in-house animator at 12Field, and has freelanced for a wide variety of clients: Minus18, Transgender Victoria, Eden Industries and The Future Perfect Project. He also makes original comics, zines, stickers, prints, and more, all packaged and shipped with love from his home studio in Melbourne’s leafy north-east.

TEDx speaker and viral poet, Fleassy Malay is an internationally renowned, evocative and powerful spoken word artist, speaker and coach. She is a global advocate for women’s and LGBTQI+ rights and a fierce voice for the power of authenticity and courage as a social change tool. She is the founder of Melbourne’s acclaimed NFP organisation and Women's Spoken Word event, Mother Tongue. Malay is a passionate, powerful, vulnerable and honest performer who's words leave a profound impression. As a self-identified queer, erotic, spiritual and mother, she has a theatrical and yet deeply authentic performance and speaking style, renowned for captivating their audiences with depth, honesty, and humour.


  • Tuesday, 17 May 2022 | 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM


Mungga Artist Studios @ Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe 3079  View Map

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