MCQP Fairy Tale 2012



Africa’s biggest costume party, Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) is transforming The Cape Town Stadium into a Fairy Tale Fantasy on Saturday, 15 December.

Event director Ian McMahon hopes the nineteenth installment of the event pulls more than 11,000 visitors to break a new record.

“We’re thrilled to announce this year’s theme and believe that party goers and fantasy seekers will enjoy it from once-upon-a-time to happily-ever-after. We’ve decided to bring the party back to The Cape Town Stadium. Its structure and indoor facilities itself are magical,” says McMahon.

Entertaining the crowd in true pop princess style is Lady Gaga and Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry, who is taking a break from his Las Vegas show Divas Las Vegas to travel to the Mother City specifically to entertain the MCQP fans. International and local DJs will also grace the 7 dance floors and 4 experiential areas, each with its own theme and music style.

McMahon hopes the theme “will give visitors the chance to think back to their childhood, a time when anything seemed possible. We expect a few Rumpelstilskins and Snow Whites to make an appearance and even a Goldilocks or two surrounded by number of bears. It’s a fun theme and no one will turn back to their boring old self after 12 o’clock.”

VIP tickets are also available for those who want to avoid long queues on the yellow brick road. A VIP ticket entitles you to priority parking, access to a massage area and entrance to an exclusive lounge and bar area where you’ll be treated to complimentary drinks. There will also be a VIP Dance Floor with the best in uplifting beats.

There are 18 Privé Suites decorated with lush and comfortable furnishings and equipped with a complimentary mini bar and stacked with delicious snacks. Each suite holds 20 visitors, and their VIP access is included in the price. “The suites have been a popular hit the past 2 years,” says McMahon, “with people having their own private room in which to party.”

Guests may arrive from 8:30pm until 11.30pm, although it is advised to arrive earlier to avoid the rush. “Arriving late might be in fashion, but you do not want to miss out on your 3 minutes of fame as you grace the red carpet. Latecomers will have no audience to strut their stuff for, as the line-up of DJs will be a sure crowd puller early in the night.” Live stage performances start at 9pm.

For more information, contact the MCQP office on +27 (0)21 461 1645 or email Ian at or 083 274 3579. Visit for updates on ticket availability.

Public Anouncement – Alice change of ownership



Alice Magazine is delighted to announce the new ownership of the magazine.
The new editorial board:
Editor in Chief: Colette Bodenstaff
Deputy Editor: Judith Nel

“Letting go of Alice is a sad day for me. I had a lot of fun being involved with the magazine and getting it off the ground. She does however need much more attention than I can possibly give her. It is however an enormous pleasure to be handing her over into the capable hands of Judith Nel (Pink GirlFest) and Colette Bodenstaff (Bent, Durban). I know these ladies will give Alicetheir all and take her to new heights. I would like to say thank you to each and everyone involved especially my friend Dee O’Neill, our loyal advertisers and also our lovely readers. Please keep on supporting Aliceas she grows into her bigger shoes. Lots of love.” Willem Jacobs.

“Thank you Willem for intrusting Alice to us. To our readers; Alice represents you, a woman who happens to love another woman –or women and Alice will continue to inform, entertain, enlighten and uplift you. The rest of the new editorial team will be announced in the next Issue.” Colette Bodenstaff

“I would like to thank Willem for this opportunity. We are looking forward to this new journey and hope to build on what he started as a premium print publication for the Gay Ladies of South Africa. We are currently working on the Summer Issue and will let you, our valued reader, know when it is ready. In the meantime, Issue 5 is available at selected CNA and Exclusive Book stores or alternatively you can subscribe to Alice magazine by visiting the website.” Judith Nel

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