Essential Information About The Outing Festival
Music, Matchmaking & Queer Arts Festival
The Outing Festival is LGBT+ Festival (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and trans plus community festival)
The Outing Festival is a professional and volunteer-led, collective, working to promote positive visibility of LGBTQ+ people and their community in the west of Ireland. Not-For-Profit Festival with Pride at its heart.
The Outing Festival is a Matchmaking, Music & Quuer Arts Festival.
The Outing Festival mission is to celebrate the diverse culture of LGBT+ community, by providing Ireland and the west of Ireland community with various activities and functions to promote and engage in matchmaking, queer arts, music, sports, educational, civic and cultural activities in order to enrich the lives of LGBT+ people and the community as a whole and to work together to achieve a common goal.
We work with both LGBT+ and non LGBT+ organisations from Ireland and beyond to create a weekend which brings the entire community together in a fun and engaging ways that help enrich their lives.
Provide a space of safety for individuals to celebrate their individuality and sameness.
Safe Sex at The Outing
The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Pacing
Lots of things affect the pace at which we drink, like our drinking culture and the extent to which we buy in ‘rounds’, the people we are drinking with, whether we are drinking when eating, our mood and various other factors.
We have all probably heard of ‘binge’ drinking, but what is a binge?
The World Health Organisation has defined binge drinking as drinking six or more standard drinks (about 3 pints of beer) during one drinking occasion. However some researchers have argued against this definition. As this level of consumption could occur over the course of an evening of eating and socialising they argue it is inappropriate to equate it with a binge.
Whatever the definition, new research suggests that drinking to drunkenness and repeatedly subjecting the brain to the effects of withdrawal from the presence of large doses of alcohol i.e. having what people would term drinking ‘binges’, could damage brain cells even more than continuous drinking.
Find out more info here www.drinkaware.ie
Design And Photography Credits
Eamonn Ward (Press & Promotional Photography 2014/15/16/17/18/19)
Paddy Hogan – New Website Design For The Outing Festival 2019
Gary Duffy Knots Normal Crafts & Design (For branding, festival props, visual displays 2017/18/19) https://kncrafts.