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Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2012. 15 Pride bursts out A contestant in the Camp Dog competition, a popular part of last years Darwin Pride Festival. By MEGAN PALIN DARWIN Pride Festival 2012 is set to erupt in all its splendour and colour when the 10-day extravaganza launches on Friday afternoon. Darwin Pride Festival chairperson James Emery said the Top Ends gay community had always celebrated itself in one way or another and the festival was an extension of that. Weve revamped the concept and it has now become the annual celebration of Pride in Darwin, Mr Emery said. Many of last years events, including Bingay, Pride dance party, Love Boat sunset harbour cruise, Pride film night and a rainbow family fun day, are back again this time around. And there are some new Pride events on the agenda. A pool party at Nightcliff Public Pool has emerged as one of the festivals must-see fresh events. Throughout the day there will be free yoga classes, fitness demonstrations, presentations by a range of health promoters and giveaways, all aimed at promoting wellbeing . . . not to mention a heap of fun games and activities, Mr Emery said. Darwin Pride Festival 2012 will focus on promoting good health. As a part of bringing the community together, we wanted to make sure that were advocating for the health of the community, be it spiritually, emotionally and physically, he said. Our free, all ages pool party this year is a great example of an event that is advocating healthy lifestyles. When: November 16-25. Tickets: Book online at www.darwinpride.com.au Crafts fair game CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sunday, November 18 MuseumGrounds, 10am-3pm Call tactileARTS on 8981 6616 for more information FEELING crafty? Looking for some unique Christmas gifts? Well, get on down to the museum for one of Darwins favourite craft fairs. A vast array of craftspeople will be selling their handmade wares from the tactileARTS premises in the grounds of the museum, work that is totally original and made with skill and dedication. Stalls will be selling soap, glassware, pottery, clothes, paintings, prints, mosaics, candles, jewellery, books, photography, woodwork, textiles and pearls. There will also be a sausage sizzle, cold drinks, coffee and cakes. tactileARTS also runs a range of practical workshops throughout the year, so the Craft Fair is a great opportunity to get inspired, see whats on offer and learn new skills. The tactileARTS members exhibition will also be on show, so take the chance to check out the diverse range of work produced under this years theme Light. All work on exhibition is for sale. So get creative or just enjoy a day out and get the Christmas shopping sorted in one painless swoop. Gamers aim up for another call of duty ITS the billion-dollar war getting couch-potato combatants armed and dangerous. This weeks midnight launch of Call Of Duty: Black Ops II marked the end of months of waiting for thousands of enthusiastic fans eager to do battle again in the most successful video game franchise in history. Set in the near future, the action of the first-person shooter unfolds during a cold war between China and the United States. The guns, the explosions and the settings all adopt the bigger-is-better formula of Hollywood action movies. And so great is the pulling power of todays video games that stars of the silver screen are now happy to lend their talents. Sam Worthington stars as one of the lead characters in Black Ops II, but the biggest drawcard for diehard gamers is the titles multi player mode, where millions of people from around the world go online to arm themselves to the teeth and roam virtual battlefields. There they team up with other players to stalk opponents, complete missions and earn rewards.