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Swan Valley Wine Show 2020 Twilight Showcase

Head over to Sandalford Winery for a fabulous evening showcasing fine wine presented by the Swan Valley Winemakers Association.

  • Dates:Oct 8
  • Time(s):5pm
  • Venue:Saldalford Winery


  • Hosted By:Swan Valley Winemakers
  • Venue Address:Sandalford Winery, 3210 W Swan Road, Caversham, WA, 6055
  • Ticket Price:$60 +GST
  • Food & Drink:Wine,Winery Events


The Swan Valley Wine Show Twilight Showcase will kick off from 5pm in the beautiful Estate Room at Sandalford Wines and will include an official exhibitor’s tasting and trophy presentations for all of our category winners.

You will have the opportunity to taste some of the award-winning entries from this year's Swan Valley Wine Show.

Tickets will be limited in line with government restrictions around social distancing. Ticket sales will be available to members first, then if capacity allows available to the general public in mid-September, priced at $60 + GST per person.

Min Woo Bang - Recent Paintings Exhibition

An art exhibition on romantic landscape paintings by Sydney's Croydon Art Studio director, Min-Woo Bang.

  • Dates:Sep 5 - 27
  • Time(s):Mon - Sat, 10am-5pm & Sun, 11am-4pm
  • Venue:Linton & Kay Galleries


  • Hosted By:Linton & Kay Galleries
  • Venue Address:299 Railway Road, Subiaco
  • Other:Art Exhibitions
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting


Known for his paintings of clouds and Australian landscapes, Min-Woo Bang is bringing his most recent collections to Perth. 

On the exhibition, Min-Woo said,

“My painting explores romantic landscape painting and the deeper emotional response and engagement through mysterious and shifting Australian landscape. I am interested in capturing nature’s transitional moods in breathtaking Australian landscapes, engaging my senses with the emotional and aesthetic qualities of the land and sky that echo human moods. A dramatic interplay between light and dark directing the focus to gigantic moving clouds or gusts of wind as sky and land create worldly energies.”

Margaret River Region Open Studios

Margaret River Region Open Studios turns the South West into art lovers paradise, giving you the opportunity to visit the artists you know and love, and ones you're yet to discover!

  • Dates:September 12 - 27
  • Time(s):Approx. 10am to 4pm daily
  • Festivals:Margaret River Open Studios


  • Hosted By:Margaret River Region Open Studios
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture
  • Type:Free


One of WA’s most popular arts events, Margaret River Region Open Studios, will return in September after being forced to postpone due to COVID-19.

103 artists from around the region will be opening their studio doors to welcome in art lovers and share their passion.

The event, now in its seventh year, features painters, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, glassblowers, ceramicists, potters, photographers, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile artists, metalworkers, mixed media artists and upcyclers who share a love of this beautiful part of the world.

Roadtrip from Perth and make a holiday of it, going off the beaten path to visit studios of artists you know and love, and some new talent who might just be the next big thing! Renown artists participating include Leon Pericles, Rachel Coad, Lauren Wilhelm, Ian Mutch, Patricia Negus, Mary-Lynne Stratton and Christian Fletcher.

Beaufort St Songwriters Club

Enjoy intimate performances from some of Perth's up-and-coming talent at The Beaufort St Songwriters Club.

  • Dates:Sep 17 - Oct 29
  • Time(s):8pm to 11.30pm
  • Venue:The Bird


  • Venue Address:181 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:$5
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Gig Guide,Pop


Originally born in Mt Lawley, The Bird in Northbridge invites you to a cosy night filled with music and candlelight. With a selection of great drinks and shaker fires, this is a great way to kick the mid-week blues. 

Let The Right One In

Sinister undercurrents and gothic themes flow throughout Harbour Theatre’s latest show, as part of a dark coming-of-age story.

  • Dates:September 18-October 4
  • Time(s):7.30pm September 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30, October 2 and 3 with 2pm matinees September 20, 27 avnd October 4
  • Venue:Harbour Theatre


  • Hosted By:Harbour Theatre
  • Venue Address:16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park
  • Ticket Price:$25.50, $23.50 concession, $20.50 students
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20.50
  • Ticket price TO:$25.50
  • Other:Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Camelot Outdoor Cinema
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


SINISTER undercurrents and gothic themes flow throughout Harbour Theatre’s latest show, as part of a dark coming-of-age story.

Based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist and adapted for stage by Jack Thorne, Let The Right One In focuses on the bullied teenage boy Oskar who finds a friend in Eli, after she moves in next door.

Both are from dysfunctional families and support each other during a frightening time in Oskar’s life, as a spate of disturbing killings rock the neighbourhood.

But Eli has a hidden secret – she doesn’t go to school and never leaves her flat during the day.

Let The Right One In was published in 2004 and adapted into a film in 2008, followed by an English language adaptation in 2010 under the title Let Me In.

“The story proves that as long as you have someone to support you, you can survive anything,” director Jo Sterkenburg said.

“There are several underlying themes that many people will identify with and enjoy exploring.”

Sterkenburg said she saw the film several years ago and was captivated by its dark undertones and relatable story.

“After reading the book, I looked for the screenplay and, to my delight, discovered it was available to be performed,” she said.

“I have always been attracted to dark, gothic themes and have wanted to do something like this at Harbour Theatre for many years.

“I wanted a challenge, instead of the usual sort of play with a square set and lots of furniture.

Let The Right One In is an opportunity for the audience to imagine the horror through atmosphere, sound and lighting effects and, of course, good acting.”

First becoming involved in theatre more than 40 years ago in Quairading, Sterkenburg joined Harbour Theatre in 1981 and has been involved as an actor, director, stage manager, lighting and sound operator and make-up artist in a plethora of productions.

She has also performed at Melville Theatre and has numerous best actor and supporting actor awards to her credit.

Most recently, Sterkenburg directed the bittersweet comedy Sex Cells and the short drama Early Frost.

Her latest show hasn’t been without its challenges, including COVID-19.

“We were two weeks into rehearsal and then everything went into lockdown,” Sterkenburg said.

“But my cast and crew have been amazing, still wanting to be involved months later, and are coming along to rehearsals with enthusiasm.”

Let The Right One In plays at 7.30pm September 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30, October 2 and 3 with 2pm matinees September 20, 27 avnd October 4. Tickets are $25.50, $23.50 concession and $20.50 students – book at www.TAZTix.com.au or call TAZTix on 9255 3336.

Note: the play contains strong language and supernatural themes and is not suitable for children under 14.

Harbour Theatre is located at 16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park.

Perth Poetry Festival

The tenth annual Perth Poetry Festival features four days of workshops, readings, talks, slams and poetry contests that bring together different poetic expressions, languages and traditions.

  • Venue:Northbridge Piazza Community Centre
  • Dates:Sep 18 - 27
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:City Of Perth
  • Type:Workshops
  • Other:Literature,Lectures & Talks,Writers Festivals


The tenth annual Perth Poetry Festival features four days of workshops, readings, talks, slams and poetry contests that bring together different poetic expressions, languages and traditions.

Local, national, and international poets are offered professional development opportunities to challenge their craft through networking and workshops, while a diverse range of events offer poetry enthusiasts a scene to explore.

Guest poets include Tony Curtis (Ireland), Judith Beveridge (NSW), Jeltje Fanoy (Vic) and local poets John Kinsella, Liana Joy Christensen, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Neil J (Brillo) Pattinson and Christine Della Vedova.

Full program available at wapoets.net.au

The Small Hours

Suspense, mystery and murder come together at Stirling Theatre in The Small Hours, a thriller with international intrigue.

  • Dates:September 18-October 3
  • Time(s):8pm September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, October 1, 2 & 3; 2pm September 20 & 27
  • Venue:Stirling Theatre


  • Hosted By:Stirling Theatre
  • Venue Address:Morris Place, Innaloo
  • Ticket Price:$22, $20 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$22
  • Other:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


SUSPENSE, mystery and murder come together at Stirling Theatre in The Small Hours, a thriller with international intrigue.

Written by Francis Durbridge and directed by Janet Brandwood, the play follows Sussex hotel owner Carl Houston who saves a passenger when their plane is hijacked after leaving Australia.

Houston nearly dies as he tries to learn why his travel bag is of interest to the police while also attempting to find out what a toy koala, his devious chef and the hijacking have in common.

Playwright Durbridge is an English author, best known for creating the character Paul Temple.

Janet has chosen to update the play from its 1980s setting to the present day.

“What directly inspired me was finding a copy of the script when I was in the theatre office,” she said.

“I previously directed Durbridge’s A Touch of Danger in 2011 and was familiar with his style. 

“My husband Tom also directed two of his plays at the old Stirling Theatre in Cedric Street. 

“I am a big fan of crime stories and have Agatha Christie’s entire collection of books, her biography and many of her plays – I have directed six of them.”

The main challenge with The Small Hours, according to Janet, is the set.

“The first scene is aboard an aircraft and we’ve been lucky enough to find two genuine airline seats,” she said.

“They’re on a small thrust stage, right in front of the proscenium, with the remaining scenes in the living room of a hotel.”

The Small Hours plays at 8pm September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, October 1, 2 and 3 with 2pm matinees September 20 and 27. Tickets are $22, $20 concession – book through Morris News on 9446 9120 or at www.trybooking.com/BHPJF.

Stirling Theatre is on Morris Place, Innaloo.


Get ready to laugh, sigh and cry a little as four retired opera singers take you into the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality.

  • Dates:Sep 24, 25, 26; Oct 1, 2, 3
  • Time(s):8pm September 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, October 1, 2 and 3 with a 2pm matinee September 26
  • Venue:Limelight Theatre


  • Hosted By:Limelight Theatre
  • Venue Address:Civic Drive, Wanneroo
  • Ticket Price:$21, $18 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$18
  • Ticket price TO:$21
  • Other:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


GET ready to laugh, sigh and cry a little as four retired opera singers take you into the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality.

Written by Ronald Harwood and directed by Gwen Browning at Limelight Theatre, Quartet is set in an aged care home with Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred ready to celebrate Verdi’s birthday with an annual concert.

Reggie’s ex-wife Jean arrives and upsets the balance, continuing to act like a diva and refusing to sing – but the show must go on.

In 2012, a film adaptation was directed by Dustin Hoffman and starred Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins and Tom Courtenay.

“I loved the film,” Browning said. “For those of us in their 60s and above, the situation and state the characters are in is all too familiar. 

“I felt the play would appeal to our more mature patrons while also providing a good laugh for everyone.”

Involved with Limelight Theatre since 1983, Browning has performed – as she puts it – in “too many productions to remember”.

She was named best actress at Limelight Theatre in 1992, 1996, 2004 and 2006, also scoring the accolade at the 1995 State Drama Festival.

Browning has directed the plays Hotel Sorrento, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Life x 3 and Talking Heads, winner of best production in 2012.

The main challenge with Quartet, she says, is working with a cast of only four.

“It goes without saying that a group of strong actors is essential,” Browning said.

“The actors must also be able to bounce off each other and work well as an ensemble.”

Quartet plays at 8pm September 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, October 1, 2 and 3 with a 2pm matinee September 26. Tickets are $21, $18 concession – email [email protected] or call 0499 954 016 between 9am and 12pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (or leave a clear message).

Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.

Subi Lounge Series: Zucchini Brothers Dazzle The Streets

Subi’s famous vegetable siblings colour the streets with Euro-folk, latin and bossa nova vibes.

  • Dates:Sept 24, Oct 3
  • Time(s):Thurs 4pm & 5:30pm, Sat 2pm & 3:30pm


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:The Regal Theatre & Forrest Walk
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Country & Folk,Jazz,Other Music
  • Type:Free


The Zucchini Brothers play Latin, Tango, Bossa Nova, European classics and an array of popular hearty vocals. They are at their best moving around tables, playing lovers requests and raucous tarentellas, bull fighting boleros and Russian folk songs!

Roving performances
• Thursday 24 September 4:00pm, Regal Theatre sidewalk & 5:30pm, Forrest Walk
• Saturday 3 October 2:00pm, Regal Theatre sidewalk, 3:30pm, Forrest Walk

Subi Lounge Series: Paper Moon Play Bistro Felix

Jazz, soul and contemporary favourites. Two wonderful evenings of spell-binding musicianship with outstanding vocalist Fiona Rea and virtuoso jazz guitarist Lachlan Gear.

  • Dates:Sept 24; Oct 1
  • Time(s):4:30pm - 6:30pm


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:118-120 Rokeby Road Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Jazz
  • Type:Free


Bistro Felix Wine Bar is a smart wine bar and restaurant with a focus on Modern European dining. The menu is a contemporary take on classic French dishes designed by head chef Amane Mori, winner of the 2019 Western Australian Restaurant and Catering: Chef of the Year Award. If a drink is all you desire, you are welcome to take a seat at their bar or on Subiaco’s favourite deck, order a nibble from our snacks menu and select from their extensive cocktail, beer and wine list.

• Bistro Felix Wine Bar
• September 24, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
• October 1, 2020 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Contact venue to make a booking.

Pixar Putt 2020

Get ready to kick some serious putt for Pixar Putt's return to Perth for a limited season!

  • Dates:Sep 25 - Oct 25
  • Time(s):10.00am to 10.00pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena Plaza


  • Hosted By:Disney & Life Like Touring
  • Venue Address:RAC Arena Plaza, 700 Wellington Street
  • Ticket Price FROM:$19.90
  • Ticket price TO:$119.90
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Type:For Kids


This pop-up open-air mini golf experience is inspired by some of Pixar’s most adored films and is set to take guests to infinity…and beyond!

Putt your way around 9 or 18 holes including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Inside Out, Wall-E, The Good Dinosaur and more.

This year, not only has Pixar Putt had a redesign, but it will also see the debut of some brand-new holes featuring the latest Pixar hit Onward, as well as Toy Story 4, Ratatouille and Coco, across the entire 18-hole course.

By its very nature, Pixar Putt is one of the most physically distanced events you could find anywhere! The safety of patrons is top priority and Pixar Putt will operate with a commitment to a COVIDSafe environment under a full COVIDSafe Plan.

Spring Farm Fair

Between September 26 and 30, part of the Claremont Showground will come alive with animals, agriculture and family fun!

  • Dates:Sep 26-30
  • Time(s):Session 1: 10am to 1pm, Session 2: 2pm to 5pm
  • Venue:Claremont Showgrounds


  • Hosted By:Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia
  • Venue Address:1 Graylands Rd, Claremont, 6010
  • Ticket Price:Kids 2 and under FREE, $8 per person + booking fee (online only)
  • Type:Community,For Kids
  • Other:Agricultural
  • Event Venue:Claremont Showground


The 5 day Spring Farm Fair will be a farm wonderland for families and young children, to interact with farm animals, learn more about agriculture and farming in WA, and enjoy some great food. 

Highlights will include the Animal Nursery, presented in a new space that will provide a unique up-close animal experience. Animals will include chickens, goats, ducks, rabbits and many of the farm favourites.

This 5-day Spring Farm Fair will be exactly what parents and families need to kick off their school holidays and with session numbers restricted to 5,000 per session, people wanting to attend will need to be quick to snap up their tickets online

Fraser Gallop Estate Barrel Hall Pop Up


  • Dates:26 - 27 September 2020
  • Time(s):11am - 4pm
  • Venue:Fraser Gallop Cellar Door


  • Hosted By:Fraser Gallop Estate
  • Venue Address:Fraser Gallop Cellar Door, 493 Metricup Road, Margaret River
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Food & Drink:Wine,Winery Events


Margaret River's most anticipated wine sale. Award-winning current & back vintages, limited release and large format wines at exceptional prices. 

School's Out Fest

Start your adventure at the Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair with a range of amusement rides for the young and young at heart.

  • Dates:Sept 26 to Oct 11
  • Time(s):9.00am to 5.30pm
  • Venue:Elizabeth Quay
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:School's Out Fest
  • Venue Address:Elizabeth Quay
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:For Kids


Enjoy one hour of unlimited rides on the thrilling Dream Swinger or the Runaway Train Rollercoaster, through to the gentler Cup & Saucer or Taxi Jets ride which are ideal for the little ones.

Rides Include:
- Dream Swinger
- Runaway Train Rollercoaster
- Fiesta Balloon
- Storm
- Taxi Jets
- Cup & Saucer
- Camelot Castle
- Merry Go Round
- Mini Ferris Wheel

Price: $10 per person. Under 2 years old FREE
Times: 1 hour sessions start from 9:00am to 5:30pm daily
Location: Elizabeth Quay, Perth

School Holidays At Scitech

These September school holidays, discover how the smallest of actions can have a big impact on the world around us.

  • Dates:Sep 26 - Oct 11
  • Venue:Scitech


  • Venue Address:102 Railway St, West Perth WA, 6005
  • Ticket Price FROM:FREE
  • Ticket price TO:$52
  • Type:For Kids
  • Other:Science,Technology


In our new feature exhibition, Earth Matters, explore the changes happening on our planet and unearth solutions for a more sustainable future. Explore other shows at Scitech such as Lightbulb Moments, Habitat Earth, Beyond Earth, Why Can't I Fly and more. Kids will learn about sustainability, electricity waste, the wonders of science and immersive colour experiences. Visit their website to learn more.

Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival

Plein Air Down Under, Outdoor Painting Festival

  • Dates:Sep 26-28
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:Plein Air Down Under
  • Venue Address:Mandurah Town
  • Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting
  • Other:Arts & Crafts


Workshops, Paint Outs, Exhibitions, Demonstrations and Artist Talks. This festival celebrates everything to do with outdoor painting.


Plein Air Down Under invites artists to join in the fun of Mandurah’s first outdoor painting festival.

Over $8,000 in cash and prizes is on offer for artists accepting the challenge of capturing the character and beauty of Mandurah and Pinjarra’s natural and built environment.


As well as organised Paint Outs, there will be time for artists to explore and paint in other areas. 


This is a free event for the general public, and for artists who would like to paint over the three days and be eligible for the prize money, registrations are $10 for aged 18 and under, and $60 for adults.


The festival dates are 26, 27 and 28 September, with additional pre-festival workshops and activities – all designed to celebrate the art of painting outdoors.


What is Plein Air Painting?

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and refers to the act of painting outdoors. The artist’s subject is in full view, with no photographic reference. It allows the artist to paint a moment in time, in real time. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, colour and movement.


Image:  Leon Holmes by Judith Rigter


Long Weekend wood-fired pizza and magnums at Juniper Estate

Wood fired pizzas and special magnums are being offered on the lawns at Juniper Estate over the Queen's Birthday long weekend

  • Dates:Sep 26 - 27
  • Time(s):11am - 4pm
  • Venue:Juniper Estate


  • Hosted By:Juniper
  • Venue Address:Juniper Estate, 98 Tom Cullity Drive, Cowaramup, WA 6284
  • Ticket Price:Pizzas from $16, glasses of wine from $10
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Wine,Winery Events


Juniper are going to fire up the pizza oven over the Queens B'day weekend on Saturday September 26th and Sunday 27th from 11am – 4pm  (weather permitting). They'll be using the choicest ingredients, opening some special magnums and featuring the deft touch of Tom Hill who'll be shaking the pizza paddle. Hungry patrons will find the event in the picturesque gardens in front of Juniper's cellar door. Bookings are recommended either via phone: 08 9755 9000 ext 2, or email: [email protected]

Bloody Sunday Bottomless Pizza Brunch

The perfect way to start any Sunday, bottomless pizza and cocktails. This is the Mack Daddy of all bottomless brunches!

  • Dates:Sep 27 & Oct 11, 18.
  • Time(s):11am to 1pm
  • Venue:Mack Daddy's New York Slice


  • Hosted By:Mack Daddy's New York Slice
  • Venue Address:560 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price FROM:$40
  • Ticket price TO:$55
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Restaurant Events


Perth's Premier New York style pizza joint is bringing you Sunday bottomless brunches! 

The brunch menu features 3 delicious brunch pizzas as well as the usual favourites, and yes you can have as much as you can eat.

Their skilled bartenders will keep the Bloody Marys, Espresso Martinis and Bloody Bubbles flowing. House beer and wine is also included. For those going Boozeless, there is the option of iced tea and soft drinks. 

$55 per person - Bottomless Boozy Pizza

$40 per person - Bottomless Boozeless Pizza 

Furnace And The Fundamentals - Furnapalooza Tour 2020

The world's most exhilarating dance party comes to Perth

  • Dates:Sep 27
  • Time(s):8:30pm
  • Venue:Amplifier Capitol


  • Hosted By:Niche
  • Venue Address:393 Murray St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$45.30
  • Ticket price TO:$45.30
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Pop


The six Sydney showmen with a penchant for party covers and over the top antics will deliver FURNAPALOOZA – an exhilarating, non-stop party set of the greatest songs of all time, accompanied by a mind-boggling, memory-triggering matrix of music footage on the big screen, light up suits, inflatables and more dance-floor anthems than you can count.

For All the Saints

UWA's Con-Cantorum joins with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir to present a program of joyous and reflective music

  • Dates:Sep 27
  • Time(s):2pm
  • Venue:Saint Mary's Cathedral


  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Saint Mary's Cathedral, Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$22 Concessions, $25 Standard
  • Ticket Price FROM:$22
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Music:Choral,Classical


A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of UWA's young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For all the Saints

Descending from the roofline of the majestic St Mary’s Cathedral are sixteen stained glass windows commemorating beloved and lesser known saints. In this program, Con-Cantorum joins with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir to present a program of joyous and reflective music – works that celebrate stained glass, light, the saints, and the mystery of the Mass. This eclectic program of traditional works, and twentieth-first century mini-gems by female composers, includes WA premieres of And the Lord said, Fiat Lux by Alice Chance and O splendidissima gemma (based upon St Hildegard von Bingen) by Stef Conner, Kaleidoscope by deVoight, and the premiere of a new commission for Con-Cantorum, With Visioned Eyes (for St Joan) by Lydia Gardiner.

SwanSongs - Ghosts, Fools and Seers

SwanSongs - Ghosts, Fools and Seers. The finest singers, the boldest programming. Be moved. Be inspired. Be delighted.

  • Dates:Sun Sep 27
  • Time(s):3.00pm
  • Venue:Christ Church, Claremont


  • Hosted By:SwanSongs
  • Venue Address:Christ Church, Claremont, corner Queenslea Drive and Stirling Highway
  • Ticket Price:General admission $30; concessions $25; under 16 free.
  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Other:Literature
  • Music:Classical


Katja Webb offers visions, revelations, confessions and glimpses of the supernatural. Katja presents outstanding Australian music from her two CDs, including world and state premieres. West Australian composers James Penberthy and Geoffrey Allen are joined by Paul Paviour, Richard Peter Maddox, Dorian Le Gallienne and Margaret Sutherland. With poetry by Gwen Harwood, WB Yeats, Mary Gilmore, John Shaw Neilson and Shakespeare, this is a feast not to be missed.

Katja has performed in Australia and Germany since 2006 in all genres of vocal music from musicals through operetta to opera. She has been acclaimed by critics and public alike for her portrayals of Nannetta in Falstaff (Verdi); Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach); Proserpina in L’Orfeo (Monteverdi); Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (J.Strauss jnr); Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bizet); title role in Rusalka (Dvorák) and as the Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart).

Principal piccolo of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Michael Waye joins us for the Penberthy songs.

Freopalooza 2020

FREOPALOOZA 2020 is the ultimate tribute to the 90s at North Fremantle's Port Beach Garden Bar.

  • Dates:Sept 27
  • Time(s):5.00pm to 9.59pm
  • Venue:Port Beach Garden Bar


  • Hosted By:Port Beach Garden Bar
  • Venue Address:44 Tydeman Road, North Fremantle
  • Ticket Price:30
  • Other:Music
  • Music:DJs


Celebrate the 90s, and relive the memories at Fremantle’s PORT BEACH GARDEN BAR this long weekend, as a line-up of fun fueled tribute acts perform 90s classics from big stage legends NIRVANA, PEARL JAM, RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS, FOO FIGHTERS and THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, plus DJ BRETT ROWE mixing up all your 90s festival favourites!


Live Music | 90s Vibes | Food Truck Tucker | Local Brews

*** Long Weekend - 90s Sunday Sesh ***

School Holidays Sewing Workshop

Only for Girls Sewing Workshop Hair Accessories – DIY Scrunchies and Headbands. Would it be nice to design your own hair accessories, matching to your everyday outfits!

  • Dates:Sep 28-30 & Oct 5-7


  • Hosted By:Studio Thimbles
  • Venue Address:113 Rokeby Road Subiaco
  • Other:Arts & Crafts
  • Type:For Kids,Workshops
  • Ticket Price FROM:$59.11
  • Ticket price TO:$106.59


Join us for couple of hours fun making your own hair accessories and learn some sewing skills. During this workshop we will make 1 scrunchie and 1 headband each. DIY scrunchies and headbands is such a good idea for that special handmade gift! Variety of different fabrics all provided; you don’t need to bring anything. It will be so much fun designing your own hair pieces, mixing, and matching different fabrics!


Sewing machines and all tools to use are also provided. 1.5 – 2 hours Workshop in small group (max 4 participants). Booking is essential.

The Adventures Of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Come down and re-envision the magic of this iconic Australian story by the West Australian Ballet featuring your favourite characters from May Gibbs' well-loved children's books.

  • Dates:Sept 28 - Oct 2
  • Time(s):11.00am
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre


  • Hosted By:AWESOME Arts & West Australian Ballet
  • Venue Address:Francis Street and William Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Produced By:Awesome Arts
  • Performing Arts:Ballet
  • Type:For Kids,Free


Join the gumnut babies, as they set off on their quest to see some humans!

On the way, meet their friends Mr. Lizard and Mr. Frog and watch them battle it out with the cunning Mrs. Snake and her wicked sidekicks, the Banksia men.

Featuring many of your favourite characters from May Gibb's well-loved children books - including lovely Ragged Blossom, gluttonous Mrs. Kookaburra and flirty Mrs. Fantail - this ballet is the perfect way for children to discover (and adults to re-live) the magic of this iconic Australian story, inspired by the plants and creatures of the Western Australian bush.

No booking required - General Admission seating. 

Presented by AWESOME Arts Festival for Bright Young Things in collaboration with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Perth Symphony Orchestra.

2020 AWESOME International Arts Festival For Bright Young Things

Join us in the Perth Cultural Centre from 28 September – 2 October for performances, workshops, book launches and pop-up activities.

  • Dates:28 Sept - 4 Oct
  • Time(s):10.00am - 3.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:AWESOME Arts
  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre, Francis Street and William Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:$15
  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$100.50
  • Produced By:Awesome Arts
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA,His Majesty's Theatre,PICA,State Library of WA,State Theatre Centre of WA,Studio Underground,Yagan Square
  • Type:For Kids


The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things (the AWESOME Festival) is presented annually in the Perth CBD. The Festival showcases a spectacular array of events including theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film, literature, visual arts and creative hands-on activities. AWESOME is committed to presenting high-quality, layered programming for children aged 0 – 12 and their families.
Thanks to Principal Partner BHP, Wesfarmers Arts, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, City of Perth and Perth Theatre Trust.