Thrift from MATES ( LAST PARTY BEFORE SUMMER ) 22 MAY 2021

Events, Hong Kong

Live performances, talks & music, people, community and friends

4-6:30 pm Part 1: Thrift from Mates

Thrift party, community members each brings 5 of their favorite items to trade/ sell with friends they meet at the event

6:30 – 10:30 pm
Part 2: LIVE TALKs and PERFORMANCEs

6:30 pm Talk with Siu Fung


Bertha will be interviewing Siu Fung Law, a genderqueer, genderfluid and gender equality advocate, a public speaker and a professional bodybuilder from Hong Kong providing fitness training for trans men as one of their many ways to uplift their community.

We will have an in-depth conversation about the work they have been doing for years in the safer space.
(interview will be recorded)

7:15 pm
Jodie Chan 陳詠恩 @jodiewyc“Strongest” Single release

Independent Singer Song Writer Jodie’s new single is released this week and she will be performing live with a few songs

“This song is for anyone who’s ever felt out of place in their own skin. It’s my way of saying that there is such joy in self-acceptance and that there is an army of people ready to celebrate you from when you break, to when you make it to the other side.”

7:45 pm
Bertha Chan with Anna – Live “Intro” of Bertha’s Self love podcast live recording, the episodes in which she will have discussions with Anna about many things.

For an hour-ish, B&A will talk about the openness to self discovery – sexuality, kinks, acceptance, joy, pleasure, letting go of stigmas, rough and gentle plays, dynamics and relationships with ourselves and others.

9 pm
Timmy Gunn

Timmy @mightytimmygunn is the lead singer and guitarist of the Hong Kong band Shotgun Politics @shotgunpolitics852 . They are set to release their 5th EP, “The Lion & The Jaguar” later this summer. Shotgun is full of power and high energy pop melodies, but solo Timmy will play a stripped down, intimate set featuring re-workings of the new songs as well as a surprise cover or two!

9:30 pm Free Movements + Bonding Time – prepare our bodies and mind for the AfterRave

10:30 pm event part 2 ends

At the event

Drastic Social x Puurr

Hong Kong

Here, to our first.

A collaboration with Purr by 宀 (Mihn) to create an intersectional femme-centric space in Hong Kong.

At the Stardust art exhibition, I was introduced to Laura, who is the art curator at 宀 gallery. We talked about how we both wanted to create an alternative space for our femme centric communities and form an inclusive collective of music and culture enthusiasts in Hong Kong. 

The idea of Puurr was born. We then recruited a few talented friends to drum up the basis of Puurr, and we have been actively discussing how to expand on the idea since... 

What is PUURR?

“PUURR” is an inclusive cultural collective empowered by

We are an intersectional femme space focusing on activities that unite us together. There have always been limited spaces that support marginalised groups in our society, and we are here to make this space for all to safely express ourselves.

This is the PUURR Manifesto, 

We are them, They are you, You are all of us. Together we are whatever we want to be!

We donʼt know where weʼre going, and itʼs okay.

We keep dancing and moving forward to expand the boundaries of space. 

For us, for them, and FOR ALL.”

Who are PUURR’s core members?

Laura Zhang – Art curator of 宀 Gallery, Co-Founder of Puurr

Bertha Chan – Host, Co-founder of Puurr, Founder of DrasticSocial.com and Curvasian.com

Alison Tan – Food Designer, performance artist

Ellie Suh – Artist, Illustrator

Beatrice Wong – multi hyphenate creative

Alexia Rutter, Dj & Booking Manager of voyage Agency

A Martha Operation

Recap of our High Tea Focus Group

On the 1st of March, before the COVID-19 started affecting us locally, we organised a focus group meetup to ask 30 individuals in the music and creative space.

We opened with a teaser by showcasing some of our collective’s passion projects

  • Stephanie Teng –  Photography for Madame Figaro: Louis Vuitton Editorial with Model Shawn McRae 
  • Tiffany Huang – Spill Stories
  • Alison’s Tan – Art performance: The Complimentary Waffles
  • Megan van Wyk, Singer-songwriter – Song: “Safe Space”

During the event, we also discussed 2 important issues that give us some direction for inclusivity to develop some ideas and guidelines for future events.

1.What are some of the issues with the current clubbing culture?

Attitude: Toxic Expat Entitlement, “Ladies Night” Culture, Sexualising womxn for financial gains, No real connections

Intersectionality: Lack of space that draws in both locals and ex-pats, LGBT spaces generally caters to G only

Environment: In general gross-ness of clubs, need space for conversations, spiked drinks, and groping problems

2.What do you want to see in an inclusive club space?

Music: Different types of Music – Disco, the 80s, House, Hip hop.More local talents, Femme and POC (People of Colour) DJs.

Event Ideas: Sober Nights! Dance night without alcohol Liberating Events, Dress Up nights (All Puurr events are dress-up nights!), Drag Brunch, Cabaret with a diversity of genders, nude talk + drawing, Day Waves, Earlier parties, include men, 宀 cuddles, Celebrate Trans/Non-Binary identities, featured artists

Space: Sex inclusive + exclusive toilets, female bouncers, wheelchair accessibility, safe space policy, visual contents, installations, footwork, More femme/ POC DJs

Food & Beverage: Food! Bread <3, variety of non-alcoholic beverages, CLUB MATE lemonade, Tea! 宀 Brunch, Water fountain / Cup deposit

Whats next?

We have gathered this information to design our next event, exploring different subjects and create together with our collective an inclusive environment to discuss different topics. After 5 months of corona time, we are finally able to launch our first event next week on 15th July.

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