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for Manchester Children's Hospital
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WayOut Publishing has been proud to help
Richard O'Brien and Wallness Childrens Charity (now called the Five Stars Appeal).
With a series of events under the 'Transfandango' banner, inspired by Richard O'Brien ,
These events have raised over £75,000 for equipment for Manchester Childrens's Hospital
enabling children with cancer related illness to rejoin thier families.
Vicky Lee, The WayOut Club and WayOut Publishing were recruited to promote the events to the TG community
by Richard O'Brien
Dearhearts and Trans 'n' Gentle people,
If you wern't there you missed the biggest FROCK'n'Roll parties.
If you were there
- thank you for making a dream come true.
Richard O'Brien

On the pages linked from this homepage you can find reports of the past 5 years of the
Transfandango Fundraising Events.
These pages will be maintained by WayOut Publishing as an archive of these fabulous events


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Picture report from the 2006 Masked Ball

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Kylie Minogue attended the
2004 Halloween Ball jith Jake from Scissor Sisters.

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Press coverage of the
2004 Haloween Ball

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For a full report and pictures
from the 2004
Transfandango Halloween Ball.
Including more Kylie & Jake pics.

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For a full report on the 2004 Transfandango Ball in London.

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For a full report on the 2003 Transfandango Ball in Manchester.

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For a full report on the 2002 Transfandango Ball in Manchester including the afternoon Drag Race.

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Richard O'Brien interviewed by Vicky Lee at thier first meeting

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Richard's Rocky Horror Charity night in Manchester predeeding the Transfandango promotion to the
TG Community



All proceeds go to the ...
The Wallness Children's Charity
Reg Charity 518086,
raising money for
The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
"A Marrow Transplant is often the last hope for children for whom chemotherapy has not been successful.
Unfortunatly even with a suitable donar the technological equipment is in short supply and very expensive"
Richard O'Brien

Five Stars Scanner Appeal
Wallness Children's Charity,
446-448 Bury New Road
M25 1AZ
Tel 0161 798 8821

Web site


Jake Shears and Kylie Minouge
at 2004 Transfandango Halloween Ball
picture from full page feature
in - Heat Magazine

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Click here to see more pictures of Kylie and Jake at last years Transfandango


Jake Shears and Kylie Minouge
at 2004 Transfandango Halloween Ball
picture full page feature in - Heat Magazine

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Click here to see more pictures of Kylie and Jake at last years Transfandango
Article in The Sun Newspaper 2004

Those attending the Transfandango
Halloween Ball 2004
were thrilled to find that they shared the dance floor with Kylie Minouge

The Sun Newspaper Reported Kylie's visit to the Transfandango Ball 2004
with the adjacent pictures

Aussie singer KYLIE MINOGUE On Saturday night was again out with new pals the SCISSOR SISTERS.

The New Yorkers dragged Kylie to a Halloween fancy dress ball where she enjoyed a dance with frontman JAKE SHEARS, below. At the bash, thrown by Rocky Horror star Richard O'Brien,

Kylie told me: "I wasnt going to come out but this lot persuaded me to have some fun at the last minute." She has a lot going on in her life at the moment with her greatest hits and big tour coming up so she is just concentrating on work again." Her new single 'I Believe in You' features the band's Babydaddy.

From an article in
The Sun Newspaper, Monday 1st November

Jake Shears & Kylie pictures courtesy of Wendy Veevers

Article in Forum Magazine 2004

We've Been Transfandangoed!

There was a wicked frocktail (raspberry champagne) on arrival at the Grosvenor Marriot Hotel in London's West End, and we were amongst all our tranny friends with our Forum consultant Vicky Lee, greeted by the enigmatic host Richard O'Brien, rubbing glittering, sequinned, shoulder-pads with big-hearted celebrity guests including Mark Owen and Kylie (to name a few) and being screamingly entertained by exciting events on the menu. We dont mean the betwitching banquet - or the witches' brew - but the auctions ( a Jack Vettriano signed print, a fresh-pearl necklace and a Foo Foo Lammar dress were up for bids) and raffles (amber bracelets and a Jean-Paul Gaultier Classique Gift basket had to be won), not to mention a captivating cabaret with Cole Page and The Mark Gillbanks Orchestra, where we were spun around the well-heeled boards by our partners in crime.

And the reason why we splashed out on such a decadent event? Yes, it was Halloween and the ambience as fitting with a divine room cloaked with black velvet, candlelit pumpkins and spooky confetti, but more important was the reason why this tantalising affair took place: to raise money for The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to enable children with cancer-related illnesses to return home ASAP. We loved nattering to charity workers and those fabulous supporters who were raising money for the event - particularly the stunning platinum-blonde and her tranny partner from Manchester (you know who you are!) who was running the marathon to raise money for cancer. May Forum wish you all the heart-felt 'good luck' for the future, and bless all you generous folk who attended.

Anybody wishing to make a donation to The Wallness Children's Charity can send it to Sorrel Bank House, 25 Bolton Road, Pendleton, Salford Tel: 0161 737 1203/2929 or email More details of the charity and its aims are on the website at For details of the next Transfandango Ball contact Forum's friend and consultant ~Vicky Lee, editor of The Way Out Tranny Guide at WayOut Publishing Co Ltd, PO Box 70, Enfield, EN1 2AE Email: or visit

And many thanks to all those who dug deep in their satin pockets and handbags for this memorable event!

Article written by Jan Birks, Forum Magazine - Photos: Camilla Bryant

Richard O'Brien and Jan Birks
associatte editor of Forum Magazine

"It has been an honour to work with Richard and such a wonderful team of people
I am so proud that the tranny scene has stood up maturely and given so generously alongside
so many wonderful, broadminded and modern thinking people -
This Transfandango events prove what the tranny community can do."
Vicky Lee (and on behalf of the late Steffan Whitfield who so loved this event)

Click here - For the revealing interview when Vicky Lee met Richard O'Brien
Click here - For an article by Vicky Lee on her discovery and the influence of Rocky Horror

For the Wallness Children's Charity for Manchester Children's Hospital