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FIFO - Fit In Or F**k Off!

A tale of disintegration and hope in this fractured land, presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Goolarri Media Enterprises.

  • Dates:Oct 20 - 24
  • Time(s):Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30pm; Weekdays 7:00pm.
  • Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$40
  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin
  • Event Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events

Description

The boom went bust, and now Jono’s in a desert mine site’s donga, trapped in debt and a lifestyle that is slowly strangling his liyarn. Jono’s wife Mary feels stuck in the high flying life of the lonely FIFO parent and has decided they’d be better off cutting their losses and moving home to Broome, close to family and her younger sister Janey. But the old neighbourhood, and her sister, ‘ain’t what they used to be’. Janey is locked in her house, sliding into stand-up comedic delusion as she awaits her FIFO husband Brad’s return. But where is Brad? And where’s their young daughter Katie? Something’s gotta give, but what will it take to stop the slide into the deepening pit that threatens to engulf them all?

 

In a country abundant with natural resources, mining is a way of life. This warm, tautly written drama pulls no punches as it explores the impact of mining on two Indigenous families, developed from extensive interviews with miners from across the country and lived experience of the writer. Starting in Broome with Goolarri Media’s Indigenous Writers program, and developing with the support of Yirra Yaakin, Playwriting AustraliaIlbijerri and Moogahlin’s Yellamundie First Nations Play Festival, FIFO – Fit In or F*ck Off! brings us an exciting new voice from the Kimberley, former FIFO worker Melody Dia.

Castaways Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Castaways Sculpture Awards is Rockingham’s signature arts and culture event. The outdoor exhibition showcases sculptural artworks created by Western Australian artists from repurposed materials.

  • Dates:Oct 24 - Nov 1
  • Time(s):9am - 5pm

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Rockingham
  • Venue Address:Chruchill Park, Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham WA
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Sculpture
  • Type:Community,Free

Description

Castaways Sculpture Awards is Rockingham’s signature arts and culture event, celebrating artistic innovation and environmental awareness. The annual nine-day outdoor exhibition showcases sculptural artworks from Western Australian artists created from recycled and repurposed materials at the newly revitalised Rockingham Foreshore and Churchill Park.

In its second year, the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will coincide with the Castaways Sculpture Awards and will be displayed at the Rockingham Arts Centre, exploring the beauty and intricacy of small scale three dimensional artworks.

 

Oktober Haus

Get ready for Oktober Haus at The Rechabite this Saturday.

  • Dates:Oct 24
  • Time(s):From 6pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Hosted By:The Rechabite
  • Venue Address:224 William Street, Northbridge
  • Ticket Price:$30+BF
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:DJs,Electronic
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Food Event

Description

8-piece brass Brass Party playing hits, 7 breweries pouring the good stuff, Schnapps cocktails at Hello Rooftop Bar and more.

Oans, zwoa, drei, g’suffa! Welcome to OKTOBER HAUS, taking over all four levels of The Rechabite on Saturday, October 24th. The perfect party to head to after watching the Grand Final.

From Munich to Berlin, we’re doing Oktoberfest unser weg...

BIER! 7 breweries - Beerfarm, Blasta Brewing, Heroes and Villains, Kona Brewing Co, Moon Dog Brewery, Nail Brewing and Rocky Ridge Brewing Co 
ALSATIAN STATION! Riesling, sekt (bubbles) and all your favourite weins on pour
SCHNAPPS STADT! Head up to Hello Rooftop for Schnapps tasting flights and cocktails
LEBENSMITTEL! German-inspired bites powered by the Double Rainbow kitchen
FLUGELHORN! Live brass covers of top hits by Brass Party + DJ Victor spinning party tunes
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TECHNO! Go down to the Berghain Basement at Goodwill Club... that’s if you can get past the bouncer. Back entry by Lock Lane.
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GA TICKET INCLUDES

  • 4 x beer tastings from your choice of breweries (you'll receive a stamp card upon entry)
  • Exclusive access to Schnapps Stadt at Hello Rooftop
  • Special release beers at uber discounted prices
  • Early bird pricing for our Berghain Basement after-party at Goodwill Club


BERGHAIN BASEMENT + GA TICKET INCLUDES

  • Access to Oktober Haus plus Goodwill Club
    GarbageTV presents the Berghain Basement at Oktober Haus. A night of techno with Perth selectors... DRIPBAY MIKE MIDNIGHT ALIEN BOY COYBOY RAMMI BORT SAMPSON
  • Limited tickets available.
     

Prost! Dirndls and Lederhosens welcome.

BEERS ON POUR

Blasta Fiestbier, Tangerine Dreams, Blasta Cider
Beerfarm IPA, IPL
Heroes & Villains Carnivale (Grapefruit & Hibiscus Pale Ale - Villain), Renegade (Citrus IPA - Hero), BOTNA (Tropical Pale Ale - Hero), Saigon (Fresh Ale, Lemongrass, Honey & Ginger - Hero)
Kona/Ballast Point Hanalei Island IPA, MantaRay DIPA, Sculpin IPA
Moon Dog Sir Plum McCartney Sour, Kellerbeer, Beer Can Lager
Nail VPA, Red Ale
Rocky Ridge Baby Peach, Melon Collie, Juicy Pale

 

Ascot Racing Carnival Irish Day

Enjoy the Irish craic at Ascot Racecourse for the annual Irish Raceday.

  • Dates:Oct 24
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival

Details

  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$16
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing
  • Venue Address:71 Grandstand Rd, Ascot, WA 6104

Description

Come and celebrate with the colour, smiles and all the fun of the glorious Emerald Isle with plenty of tap Guinness and Kilkenny. Enjoy some horseplay with family and friends with traditional Irish treats, live music and a full raceday schedule.

Djuki Mala

INDIGENOUS Australian dance company Djuki Mala is a re-interpretation of pop culture, dance and storytelling, juxtaposing traditional dance with contemporary Yolngu culture.

  • Dates:Oct 29, 30 & 31
  • Time(s):7:30pm; 2:00pm Sat matinee
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Regal Theatre
  • Venue Address:474 Hay St
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30.75
  • Ticket price TO:$62.95
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre

Description

Four Performancdes 29 -31 October
 
UNIQUE, INFECTIOUS, HIGH-ENERGY... LIKE A CONFETTI CANNON POINT BLANK TO THE HEART.
Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company that took the world by storm present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high-energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul!
Djuki Mala performer Baykali Ganambarr says: “Our show tells the genesis of Djuki Mala, in a way that challenges the western anthropological view of First Nations culture. We do this with our humor, our dance, our story and our culture. It’s alive, it’s living, breathing, ever changing and evolving. Rooted in over 75,000 years of ancestral knowledge. We take our culture out of the museum and place it very firmly in the 21st century – with a bit of circus and bling!”
‘… an hour of infectious joy’ BroadwayBaby
‘No better offering at this year’s Fringe’ West Australian
‘Joy enhancing, inspiring, thrilling, intoxicating’ Upside News
‘Their sheer joy is as infectious as it is delightful’ Advertiser
Winner – Best Dance Adelaide Fringe 2015
Winner – Best Dance and Physical Theatre Perth FRINGE WORLD 2017
Winner – West Australian Arts Editors Award Perth FRINGE WORLD 2017
Winner – UniSA Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Creative Arts Adelaide Fringe 2018
NIMA Special Recognition Award 2019

WA Beer And Beef Festival 2020

Two day celebration of amazing craft beers, tender local beef and incredible live music.

  • Dates:Oct 31 - Nov 1
  • Time(s):Oct 31 Sat 11am to 10pm and Nov 1 11am to 9pm
  • Venue:Burswood Parklands
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Beer & Beef Festival
  • Venue Address:Burswood Parklands, Burswood WA
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Food Event

Description

The WA Beer & Beef Festival returns to Perth for its 5th Year at the stunning Burswood Parklands on Saturday 31 October & Sunday 1 November. As Perth's largest outdoor Beer & BBQ festival there will be over 120+ beers on tap & dozens of BBQ food vendors and also carnival & bucking bull rides, lots of seating & shade, market stalls and live music from WA's best musical acts! 

Cultural Connections | The Gift of Story

An exhibition of paintings and found objects from remote community artists in which the importance of story is emphasised.

  • Dates:Oct 31, Nov 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:Earlywork

Details

  • Hosted By:Artitja Fine Art Gallery
  • Venue Address:9/330 South Terrace, South Fremantle
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Sculpture

Description

Artitja Fine Art Gallery invites you to this exhibition of paintings and found objects from remote community artists in which the importance of story is emphasised.  Storytelling is a vital part of Aboriginal culture and historically a valuable method of passing on cultural knowledge through generations.  In emphasising this aspect of the art we acknowledge the gift we are given by the artists in connecting cultures by sharing that knowledge.

Bambert's Book Of Lost Stories

This is the story of Bambert - an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing.

  • Dates:Oct 31, Nov 7, 14 & 20
  • Venue:Octagon Theatre, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:Barking Gecko Theatre
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Produced By:Barking Gecko
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Puppetry
  • Type:For Kids
  • Event Venue:Octagon Theatre,UWA

Description

Tucked away in his quiet attic, his only companions are the characters he has created in his stories. And then one day, Bambert decides to set his stories free, to send them out into the world on little balloons in the hope that they will find a home.

The stories contain instructions: whoever finds them should return them to Bambert, postmarked with a stamp from wherever they landed, so he knows where they should be set. But as each day passes and no stories return, Bambert’s hope begins to fade. Will his stories ever find a home?

Since its premiere in 2016 Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories has charmed audiences across the country and around the globe. This special return season of our Helpmann Award winning production brings Bambert home to Perth once more.

A reminder of how stories connect us to the world and ultimately, the power of kindness.
 

Spooktacular!

Put on your best fancy dress costume and join WAAPA for Spooktacular!, a sensational evening of fun, frivolity and phenomenal musical virtuosity at the Perth Concert Hall.

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
  • Venue Address:5 St George's Terrace
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

For the first ever, WAAPA at Edith Cowan University is taking its popular annual Halloween concert into the heart of the city – and it’s going to be a lot of fun!

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents a program of epic proportions, including a world premiere by WAAPA’s own Jonathan Jie Hong Yang (of Brave the Wave fame) and the Australian premiere of Victoriano Valencia’s Three Colombian Scenes for Alto Saxophone and Band with special guest saxophonist Matt Styles.

For a touch of Halloween madness, there’s Eric Whitacre’s crowd-favourite showpiece, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!, which invites the performers to do anything to get a laugh – including wearing hilarious costumes, acting out scenes on stage and using crazy video and lighting.

The concert culminates in Wine Dark Sea, a 2014 symphony for band by American composer John Mackey. Inspired by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, this bold and compelling piece combines the full force of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble with percussion, prepared pianos and harps. 

“This is the most exciting and ambitious program that SWE has ever put together,” says WAAPA’s Head of Woodwind and Spooktacular music director, Philip Everall. “We can’t wait to get into the Perth Concert Hall – it’s going to be a hoot!”

The staff and students of WAAPA are incredibly happy, excited and privileged to be able to perform for a live audience in this fabulous and iconic venue. So grab your fancy dress costume and we’ll see you there!

Please be advised this event is being sold with socially distanced seating configurations in accordance with current Government restrictions. Should government restrictions change, further seats will be released for sale.
 

PICA Salon Vernissage 2020

Perth's signature art event - An annual unique celebration of contemporary art, music, food, drink and fashion.

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Venue:PICA Ground Floor Galleries

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA - Tickets only available to PICA supporters, please contact PICA’s Philanthropy Manager, Rebecca Kais at [email protected] for more details.
  • Venue Address:51 James Street, Northbridge
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Type:For Charity / Fundraising

Description

This year’s Vernissage will launch Refracted Reality, a specially curated exhibition by Guest Curator Anna Louise Richardson featuring the hand-picked work of ten compelling artists. All works will be for sale on the night, with all sale proceeds returning directly to the artists.

Salon Vernissage 2020 will also open the window on PICA’s 2021 program, offering guests a glimpse into the exciting spectrum of contemporary arts experiences planned for next year.

This will be an ideal opportunity to dust off your finery, mingle with like-minds, buy art from PICA’s specially curated selection, and support artists when they need it most.

 

Diner En Blanc Perth

Perth's largest dinner party is returning this November for another evening of glamour and fun at a secret location.

  • Dates:Nov 7
  • Time(s):3.00pm-10.30pm
  • Venue:TBA

Details

  • Hosted By:Diner en Blanc and Caroline James Events
  • Venue Address:TBA
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

A leading Summer event in Paris for the past 30 years, this iconic and secret affair is now renowned across the world. Starting in Paris in 1988, Francois Pasquier decided to organise a picnic for his friends asking them to dress in all white to easily recognise one another. Now, Diner en Blanc is held in 77 cities in over 23 countries with more than 120,000 annual guests.

To uphold the Diner en Blanc tradition, guests are asked to wear head-to-toe white attire and bring their own portable tables, white chairs, white table linens, tableware, and gourmet meals (you can also pre-purchase a gourmet picnic). Over the course of the evening thousands of chic picnic-goers will eat and celebrate amid music, entertainment and dancing.

The evening is filled with eye-catching selfie opportunities and visually breathtaking moments including the traditional group waving of a white cloth napkin at sunset (to mark the commencement of dinner) and the lighting of thousands of sparklers (to initiate dancing and mingling). At the end of the evening when the trumpet sounds guests will pack up all of their belongings and depart, leaving behind no sign of their elegant revelry.

As always, the location is 100% secret for the approx. 3000 attending, and will be until the day of the event. All guests will meet at a secret gathering point before the Le Diner en Blanc volunteers guide attendees to the secret dinner location to converge on a magnificent event setting. To secure a place at the Diner en Blanc, those who are not members and leaders friends as well as sponsored guests, must join the waiting list.

The Other Place

Fremantle Theatre Company launches at their home theatre in Fremantle, Victoria Hall, with THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White starring Kate Walsh.

  • Dates:Oct 17 - Nov 8
  • Time(s):Evening shows 7pm; Sunday matinee 2pm
  • Venue:Victoria Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:Victoria Hall, 176 High Street, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:$55
  • Ticket price TO:$120
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Fremantle Theatre Company (FTC) present a clear breath of fresh air to WA on the tail of Covid with a new voice, at a new space, with an incredible company of artists ready to revitalize the local performing arts scene with a truly international standard production.

 

THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White is a beautiful piece of writing that demands true excellence in performance – and FTC have just that, in their stellar cast lead by KATE WALSH with DALIP SONDHI, LUCY KATE WESTBROOK and MARARO WANGAI.

 

A brilliant doctor watches her world slip through her fingers, unraveling without her - taunted by her daughter, the echo of loss and a whisper of hope. A heart-breaking and uplifting experience that is human to the bone . . . and beyond.

 

Cinderella

The magic of Cinderella will cast a spell on you this October as the Wembley Theatre Company brings the classic fairytale to life as a pantomime.

  • Dates:Oct 20 - Nov 1
  • Time(s):7pm October 16, 23 and 30 and 2pm October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1
  • Venue:Wembley Community Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Wembley Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:40 Alexander Street, Wembley
  • Ticket Price:$17, $12 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$12
  • Ticket price TO:$17
  • Type:For Kids,Community
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

THE magic of Cinderella will cast a spell on you this October as the Wembley Theatre Company brings the classic fairytale to life as a pantomime.

Written by Tony Nicholls and directed by Bryce Manning, the show takes the traditional story and mixes in a range of extraordinary characters including a stepmother full of malapropisms and an unlikely fairy godmother.

Thrown into the mix is a range of jokes, slapstick, puns, songs and laughter as Cinderella journeys from her downtrodden existence to princess life.

“Tony Nicholls’ pantomimes never stray far from the expected plot structure we’re all familiar with,” Bryce said.

“While we know we are watching Cinderella, Tony includes sub-plots, sub-sub-plots, songs and a myriad of characters that make us laugh and cry – but never distract from what we all know will happen.

“The challenge for a theatre director is to find a heartbeat in the script.

“It normally takes four or five rehearsals before the cast is clear and confident with the direction I am taking them.

“It’s then they take ownership of their characters and the play and each actor starts the process of playing a part in this living, breathing thing called theatre.”

Involved in acting, directing and theatre teaching since 1984, Bryce trained as an actor at the University of Western Sydney before moving back to Perth to start his teaching career.

He formed the Wembley Theatre Company in 1996 and has been producing, directing, writing and acting in the company’s annual productions for the past 24 years.

The company has seven pantomimes it performs in rotation and last staged Cinderella in 2014.

“This year’s production will be vastly improved,” Bryce said. “We have new LED lights, stage microphones, stunning new costumes and an impressive smoke machine.”

Cinderella plays at 7pm October 16, 23 and 30 and 2pm October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1. Tickets are $17, $12 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/BLKAD.

The pantomime is showing at the Wembley Community Centre, 40 Alexander Street, Wembley.

professional premises

It’s been described as a “must-see” for theatre people – the world premiere of professional premises is coming to Paper Mountain in Northbridge.

  • Dates:Oct 22, 23, 24
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Paper Mountain

Details

  • Hosted By:Company O
  • Venue Address:267 William Street, Northbridge
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Event Venue:Paper Mountain

Description

It’s been described as a “must-see” for theatre people – the world premiere of professional premises is coming to Paper Mountain in Northbridge.

Written by Perth playwright Andrew O’Connell and presented by Company O, the play follows a series of rehearsals led by a less-than-competent theatre director.

While rehearsing Shakespeare’s The Tempest, it becomes increasingly evident to Dave – who’s doing his best to rehearse for the part of Prospero – that director Malcolm doesn’t quite know what he’s doing.

Dave is unforgiving when it comes to people not being able to do their job properly and sets out to expose Malcolm as fraud.

But Lindsay, who is rehearsing for the part of Miranda, is quite fond of Malcolm and tries to defend him when Dave goes on the attack.

She sees no reason why Malcolm’s deception should be exposed, even if it is true, and doesn’t think going after him will help to make the play any better.

Dave wants his pound of flesh and Lindsay soon finds herself in the crossfire. The Tempest eventually reaches opening night but one person is missing in the end…

professional premises plays at 7.30pm October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets are $25 – book through trybooking.com. The show is on upstairs at Paper Mountain, 267 William Street, Northbridge.

Mental Health Week Breakfast

Auspire is proud to be hosting a Mental Health Week Breakfast on October 20th with arguably one of Australia's most renowned mental health experts, Professor Patrick McGorry AO.

  • Dates:Oct 22
  • Time(s):7:00 am – 9:00 am AWST
  • Venue:Fraser's Restaurant

Details

  • Hosted By:Auspire - The Australia Day Council of WA
  • Venue Address:60 Fraser Avenue West Perth, WA 6005
  • Ticket Price FROM:$72
  • Ticket price TO:$80
  • Type:Community,For Charity / Fundraising
  • Other:Health,Well Being,Lectures & Talks

Description

In support of Mental Health Week please join Auspire, as we discuss the current state of mental health in our communities, and explore how we can improve connection and well-being in the wake of COVID-19.

Hosted by Tracy Vo from 9News Perth, guests will enjoy a gourmet breakfast and keynote presentation by 2010 Australian of the Year and the ‘godfather’ of mental health, Professor Patrick McGorry AO live streamed from Melbourne followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with local Australian of the Year Alumni and mental health advocates.

Proudly presented in partnership with St John WA, WA's leading ambulance and first aid service provider for more than 125 years, this thought-provoking breakfast will have you inspired and ready to lead change in your workplace, home and community.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Professor Patrick McGorry AO - Mental Health Expert and 2010 Australian of the Year (Streaming Live from Melbourne)

Professor Patrick McGorry is a leading international researcher, clinician and advocate for mental health. Professor McGorry is also a founding board member of Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. He believes that early intervention offers the greatest hope for recovery and therefore takes every opportunity to educate the community to recognise the early signs of mental illness, without stigmatising or discriminating. His extraordinary 27-year contribution to the mental health sector has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people the world over.

 

LIVE PANELISTS

 

Ashlee Harrison, Founder Zero to Hero & 2014 WA Finalist Young Australian of the Year

Ashlee Harrison is the 2016 Young Western Australian of the Year. She was recognised for her role as the CEO & Founder of mental health charity; zero2hero Inc. Ashlee is also the Director of social media company; Social Say and a safeTALK suicide prevention facilitator. Ashlee created the Charity at the age of 21 before commencing her Commerce degree at Curtin, and during her 10 years working in the mental health sector has partnered with organisations such as Lifeline, Suicide Prevention Australia and Foundation for Young Australians. Recently recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Woman of Influence, Ashlee and a team of staff and volunteers reach over 80,000 young Western Australian’s every year. Ashlee has also been awarded a Pride of Australia Medal in 2015, won the WA Youth Award for Education in 2013 and in the same year was also a Young Australian of the Year finalist.

Julian Pace, Founder of Happiness Co and Finalist WA Local Hero 2020

In just three short years, government health worker Julian Pace lost his father, his best friend and then his cousin – all to suicide. Devastated by his loss, Julian fell apart. Then, using a mix of medical and self-help including diet, exercise, and practicing gratitude, he rebuilt his life. Determined to turn his pain into purpose, Julian became an ambassador for R U OK. He then launched the social enterprise Happiness Co. Through workshops, webinars, online and face-to-face programs for individuals, organisations and teams, Julian’s programs help people address the causes of unhappiness, so they can create lives they truly want. Happiness Co also includes the Man Enough program, which aims to help reduce the shocking rate of male suicide in Australia by supporting men to develop the tools they need to overcome life’s challenges. Now living with happiness and purpose, Julian is helping more than 50,000 people do the same, showing by example that it’s possible to turn life around.

Donna Lawrence, Clinical Psychologist and Head of Well-being, Safety and Injury Management St John WA

Donna is a Clinical Psychologist and is the Head of Wellbeing, Safety and Injury Management at St John WA. Donna is passionate about mental health prevention and early intervention and strives to provide a service that keeps people mentally well and thriving. In addition to this leadership role Donna continues to practice as a Clinical Psychologist and specialises in working with people across the lifespan who have experienced trauma and abuse.

This event will be delivered within the WA State Government’s Covid-Safe guidelines.

By attending this event, you acknowledge you may be photographed and the images are the copyright of Auspire

 

Nambung Country Campout with Music

A four day event in October with entertainment provided by some of WA's finest; held two hours north of Perth at Nambung Station.

  • Dates:Oct 22 - 25
  • Time(s):Opens 12pm
  • Venue:Nambung Station Stay

Details

  • Hosted By:Nambung Station Stay
  • Venue Address:2269 Wongonderrah Rd, Nambung, WA 6511
  • Ticket Price FROM:$50
  • Ticket price TO:$100
  • Music:Country & Folk,Music Festival

Description

The Nambung Country Campout with Music is WA's best camping event. There will be country music, entertainment and food stalls onsite to be enjoyed by all. The event will be held just 2 hours north of Perth at Nambung Station, a working sheep and cattle station. Nestled along side Nambung shearing shed you get to soak up the best entertainment in the shade. Artists perform to a fully packed program. It's the best weekend of all things country. 

Make Smoking History Targa West

The Make Smoking History Targa West is set to rev up Perth for the 16th time

  • Dates:Oct 22-25
  • Time(s):https://www.targawest.com.au/
  • Venue:Multiple Venues. Perth, Whiteman Park, Muchea, Ellenbrook street stages, Kalamunda (including the infamous Zig Zag), Toodyay, Chittering and Bullsbrook, Malaga. City of Perth Riverside Drive

Details

  • Hosted By:Targa West Events
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Sports:Motorcar

Description

There’s free tarmac rally action across the city. Competitors will compete on closed road special stages in and around Perth, Whiteman Park, Muchea, Ellenbrook street stages, Kalamunda (including the infamous Zig Zag), Toodyay, Chittering and Bullsbrook, along with Malaga Sunday morning prior to the finalé at the City of Perth Special Stage along Riverside Drive next to the spectacular Swan River from 1.00pm.

On Sunday 25th October in the city is the Shannons Classic on the Park, a showcase of beautiful cars from yesteryear and the Celebration of Motorsport on Langley Park with over 600 cars, bikes and boats on display as well as free activities for the kids.

Find out more: targawest.com.au

Mace Francis Orchestra's 15th Birthday!

From modern swing through to raucous rock the joint is always jumpin’ at a Mace Francis Orchestra show with compelling tunes in the style of the great modern big bands.

  • Dates:Oct 22
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Hosted By:Mace Francis Orchestra
  • Venue Address:224 William Street, Northbridge
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Jazz

Description

Fourteen of Perth’s finest musicians are celebrating 15 years of original Australian jazz music and togetherness as a big band with two birthday shows on Thursday August 20 and October 22 at The Goodwill Club – downstairs at The Rechabite, Northbridge at 7:30pm. 
 
Composer and arranger, Mace Francis leads the 14-piece ensemble, made up of the who’s who of Perth’s jazz scene, plus Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) students and WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) members. Their swirly saxophones, bold brass, and a driving rhythm section get audiences up and swingin’ as they delve into music from the vault including all the hits, (misses), and new pieces. 
 
Since forming in 2005, MFO has also commissioned over 40 new works from Australian and international composers and released seven albums of original music, live recordings and reinterpretation of classic jazz standards.

Brew And The Moo

Brew and the Moo is the Pilbara's premier beer and beef festival which brings together some of the best beef in the Pilbara and a range of beers from the top producers in the country.

  • Dates:Oct 23 - 24
  • Time(s):Doors: 5:30pm
  • Venue:Hampton Oval

Details

  • Venue Address:Hampton Oval The Esplanade, Dampier, Western Australia, 6713
  • Ticket Price FROM:$5
  • Ticket price TO:$42
  • Type:Adults Only,Community
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Food Event

Description

Hampton Oval provides a perfect backdrop of the Dampier Archipelago, while expanses of lush lawn offer ideal picnic spots for guests to indulge the tastebuds and enjoy a drink. As the sun sets over the Hampton Harbour on a perfectly balmy spring evening, the festoon lighting begins to glow, the beer and music continues to flow and the relaxation takes over. Organic palette-style furniture will provide the rustic setting to go hand-in-hand with craft beers and beef cuisine.

Tantalising gourmet food stalls will serve up a smorgasbord of mouth-watering beef treats that could win over even the vegans of the world while the bars will showcase craft brews from Western Australia, interstate and international breweries.

Sign up on their website to their e-news to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

"Songs For A Long Walk" - Jack Davies And The Bush Chooks

Don't miss out on this wondrous evening of music, art and poetry as esteemed WA folk rock act Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks launch their highly anticipated new EP "Songs For A Long Walk".

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Time(s):6.30pm
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:Freo Social
  • Venue Address:1 Holdsworth St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Gig Guide,Rock
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social

Description

The mini fest will take place over two stages at Freo Social on October 23rd, there will also be an art market and exclusive merchandise available. This will be the follow up release to their praised 2019 EP "Cleaning The Dishes" which saw them tour the country, win a WAM award and two Song Of The Year awards.

The new EP will dive deep into new sounds and ideas; guiding the listener on a journey from stripped back poetic folk, to hard hitting electric guitars.

Joining the lineup will be the soul wrenching sounds of Nika Mo, the cut throat songwriter rock of New Nausea, the glistening indi folk harmonies of Clove, and more yet to be announced.

JACK DAVIES
Busker, rambler, egg scrambler... Jack Davies is widely regarded for his witty lyricism and powerful storytelling. After joining forces with his merry band of bush chooks, the group's thundering folk-rock ballads quickly garnered acclaim across the country. Recently, they took home the WAM award for best folk act, a SOTY award for best country song, and an NLMA award for WA's best live act. Close to home, The Bush Chooks have played a string of sold out headline shows and supports; most recently supporting names such as The Waifs, Tash Sultana, San Cisco, Newton Faulkner, Weyes Blood as well as playing a lauded set at the Fremantle Falls Festival. Now, after having the world flipped upside down, hard fried, the chooks gleefully return to the WA stage with their brand new EP "Songs For A Long Walk".

Inception - The Corner Gallery Secret Cinema

Catch the sci-fi masterpiece, Inception, at The Corner Gallery

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Time(s):7pm to 10pm
  • Venue:The Corner Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:Little Wing Collective
  • Venue Address:263 Hay Street Subiaco, WA 6008
  • Ticket Price FROM:11.64
  • Other:Film Festivals

Description

Join The Corner Gallery in their warm and cosy secret cinema as they screen a sci-fi masterpiece, Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and other Hollywood legends. The film will play for one night only as part of the venue's pop-up cinema. Don't miss out!

7th Annual Perth International Burlesque Festival

It’s the 7th Annual Perth International Burlesque Festival!

  • Dates:Oct 23, Oct 24, Oct 29, Oct 30, Oct 31
  • Venue:The Court Hotel

Details

  • Hosted By:International Burlesque Festival
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Dance,Theatre
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

Here to take a tour of tease across our sunburnt state in 2020, the headliner and superstars of PIBF are coming to Perth & regional WA this October!
From the 22nd of Oct to the 3rd Nov, feast your eyes upon Burlesque Hall of Fame ‘Bettie Bombshell’ – our 2020 headliner, and a glitter clad bus full or showgirls, drag queens, circus artists and musicians!!
They’ll be heading to Perth central, Katanning, Kalgoorlie, Merredin & Northam to perform in shows, teach in workshops, network at forums – come be part of the fabulousness!
 
 
 
 
 
Oct 29th:  NorthamEarly show:
Late show:
 
 
Oct 30th: Merredin https://www.trybooking.com/BLBTJ
 
 

 

 

 

Crooked Colours Perth 2020

Fresh electronic trio Crooked Colours announce one and only tour for 2020!

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Time(s):6:30-11pm
  • Venue:Centenary Pavillion, Claremont Showground

Details

  • Hosted By:Crooked Colours
  • Venue Address:1 Graylands Road, Claremont
  • Ticket Price FROM:$48.29
  • Ticket price TO:$53.40
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Claremont Showground
  • Music:DJs,Gig Guide

Description

A View From The Park

A park bench is the basis of six very different short plays at the Old Mill Theatre this October.

  • Dates:Oct 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
  • Time(s):7.30pm October 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 & 31; 2pm October 24, 25 & 31
  • Venue:Old Mill Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Maverick Theatre Productions
  • Venue Address:Mends Street, South Perth
  • Ticket Price:$20
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Type:Community

Description

A PARK bench is the basis of six very different short plays at the Old Mill Theatre this October.

Written and directed by Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, each play features two actors and is presented by Maverick Theatre Productions under the umbrella title A View from the Park.

Passion Play is a comedy about an egotistical, lecherous theatre director who has walked out of auditions for an Easter play about the crucifixion and his agent trying to reason with him.

It’s followed by Daddy’s Little Girl where a dominating father insists on orchestrating his daughter’s wedding – but, underneath, it’s about him not being able to let her go.

In Rules of Engagement, a man (played by O’Neill) is about to propose marriage after receiving some advice from his mother but soon realises his bride-to-be carries a lot of emotional baggage.

A superstitious man meets his long-term partner in Sign Right There and she is under the impression he might move in with her, although he has other plans.

Walking Matilda is a twisted tale of betrayal and deception with the revelation of many secrets when two friends meet.

Rounding out the set is One For Sorrow, featuring two lifelong friends – one is gravely ill and the other has neglected the friendship, so he tries to heal the wounds by lending a hand.

“I like the idea of the park bench because I consider it ‘middle ground’,” O’Neill said.

“It’s not ‘your place’ or ‘my place’ but a free atmosphere where people can either solve their differences or walk away from them.

“I always consider the bench itself to be a character that brings people together in conversation while exposing little pieces of what’s going on inside.”

The main challenge, according to O’Neill, is how to make each play interesting.

“It’s not so much about what the actors are doing but what they are doing to each other with the dialogue,” he said. “That’s where the action really is.

“I try to inject a little comedy into drama and a little drama into comedy because I always feel life is like that.”

Born in Ireland, O’Neill moved to New York in his late teens and appeared in many off-Broadway productions before moving to Perth more than 20 years ago, clocking up numerous awards for writing and directing.

He has previously worked as a lecturer at the WA Academy of Performing Arts and Perth Actors’ Collective and is currently appearing as Watto in the ABC-TV series The Heights.

“The appeal of A View From The Park is the fact you have six unknown situations and there’s s a curiosity to that,” O’Neill said.

“When you present a full play, you have one story and can more or less figure out the ending in most cases.

“But with the park bench plays you have six situations and the audience really has no idea of the outcome each time.”

A View from the Park plays at 7.30pm October 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31 with 2pm matinees October 24, 25 and 31. All tickets are $20 – book at www.trybooking.com/BLLMM.  

The heritage-listed Old Mill Theatre is on the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road, South Perth (opposite the Windsor Hotel and Australia Post).

Camping with Campground Hosts and night wildlife-spotting experience at Yalgorup National Park

Camping and night wildlife-spotting experience - Sarah’s nature walks are supported by the WA Parks Foundation as part of Spring into Parks.

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Time(s):5:00pm
  • Venue:Yalgorup National Park

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Parks Foundation
  • Venue Address:Yalgorup National Park, Preston Beach Road, Preston Beach, 6215
  • Ticket Price:Free, however camping fees apply
  • Type:Community
  • Sports:Walking
  • Other:Travel,Well Being

Description

Book your campsite at Martins Tank Campground in Yalgorup National Park amongst the beautiful tuart and peppermint trees near the banks of Martins Tank Lake.

The campground features a camp kitchen with gas barbeques, dish washing sinks, food preparation surfaces, dining tables and benches. There are also open-air gas barbecues. Volunteer Campground Hosts will also be on hand to support your overnight camping experience.

Then, as evening approaches, enjoy a 45-minute guided nature walk with Sarah Way, from Ways to Nature. Search for nocturnal wildlife while exploring the woodlands of Yalgorup National Park after dark. The first walk leaves before dark if you prefer the late afternoon ambience; the other walks will be after nightfall under the stars and with the aid of a special spotlight. Sarah’s nature walks are supported by the WA Parks Foundation as part of Spring Into Parks.”

Sarah’s nature walks are supported by the WA Parks Foundation as part of Spring into Parks.

 
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