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Yirra Yaarnz

Yirra Yaarnz 2022 will continue during NAIDOC Week celebrations, with a focus on storytelling, new works, new writers and new voices.

  • Dates:July 8 & 9
  • Venue:WA Museum

Details

  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin
  • Type:Aboriginal,Community
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Yirra Yaakin

Description

A play reading program developed from selected members of the Yirra Yaakin Writers’ Group, followed by a Q & A session, that will also be live-streamed into selected partner organisations, showcasing the importance of storytelling & playwriting as it relates to Aboriginal culture

Cicada

Barking Gecko Theatre’s new adaptation brings master-storyteller Shaun Tan’s much-loved Cicada to life on the stage with exquisite puppetry and visual storytelling by some of WA’s leading theatre-makers.

  • Dates:Jul 9 - 16
  • Time(s):Matinee & evening shows available across the season
  • Venue:Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Event Venue:Studio Underground
  • Produced By:Barking Gecko
  • Type:Community,Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Puppetry
  • Ticket Price:$30 - $40
  • Hosted By:Barking Gecko

Description

Cicada tell story. Story Good. Story simple. Story even human can understand. Tok! Tok! Tok! So begins the story of a dutiful cicada who works away in a grey office year after year. Overlooked and unappreciated by his co-workers, Cicada weaves a dream of escape, keeping his secrets hidden until the day something truly extraordinary begins to happen… Winner of the Children’s Book Council Award for Best Picture Book in 2019, this new adaptation brings master-storyteller Shaun Tan’s much-loved Cicada to life on the stage with exquisite puppetry and visual storytelling by some of WA’s leading theatre-makers. A small story of epic proportions, Cicada is an enchanting tale of difference, resilience and the light we all have inside ourselves. After its Perth premiere, Cicada will hit the road for regional WA. To book or for more information about Cicada, school matinee performances and other Barking Gecko Theatre productions and workshops visit www.barkinggecko.com.au or email [email protected]

A Winter’s Journey

Tenor Allan Clayton and pianist Kate Golla perform Schubert’s immortal songs of love and loss, reinterpreted through Lindy Hume’s direction and Fred Williams’ wondrous landscape paintings.

  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Dates:Jul 12
  • Time(s):7.30pm

Details

  • Music:Chamber Music,Classical
  • Produced By:Musica Viva
  • Hosted By:Musica Viva
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

In 1827 Franz Schubert composed an emotionally charged song cycle. Setting poems of the German writer Wilhelm Müller, Schubert created an emotional journey of a man trekking across frozen rivers and snowy landscapes, lamenting his lost love. It is indeed a winter’s journey (Winterreise), full of images and metaphors of love, loss, nationhood. A Winter’s Journey is a new staging by Musica Viva Australia of Schubert’s iconic songs, bringing a very different winter into focus, set against a backdrop of Australian painter Fred Willliams’ vivid landscapes. Acclaimed stage director Lindy Hume is our cartographer, mapping the terrain of heart and country for the gripping stage charisma of English tenor Allan Clayton and sensitive musicianship of Australian pianist Kate Golla. Videographer Dave Bergman provides the backdrop, bringing to life 24 Williams paintings that match and contradict Müller’s poems and Schubert’s musical imagination, all in gorgeous larger-than-life imagery. This powerful artistic combination sets the perfect conditions to experience Schubert’s immortal masterpiece – songs of love and loss that still speak to us vividly, in this far distant time and place.

Big Book of Dinosaurs

Have you borrowed every possible dinosaur book from the library and now need something different?

  • Dates:Jul 6 & 12
  • Venue:WA Museum Boola Bardip

Details

  • Type:Kids,Workshops
  • Event Venue:WA Museum Boola Bardip

Description

Have you borrowed every possible dinosaur book from the library and now need something different? Perhaps it's time to illustrate and create your own book! Join award-winning artist Samantha Hughes in a morning devoted to dinosaur drawing mayhem and the production of your very own Big Book of Dinosaurs! During this workshop, participants will: --Explore the Museum's resident dinosaurs for inspiration Experiment with a range of illustrative techniques to create your dinosaurs, real or imagined -Produce your very own Big Book of Dinosaurs to take home. -

BREC International Film Festival Winter 2022

Film lovers rejoice! The BREC International Film Festival is back with a bright selection of films guaranteed to illuminate your frosty winter days.

  • Dates:Jul 6 - 24
  • Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
  • Time(s):8pm

Details

  • Movies:Film festivals

Description

The festival shines from 6-24 July featuring 14 films from around the globe with the addition of Wednesday Classic Film screenings and a French Film Friday on 22 July. This luminous program highlights films from Australia, Iran, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Japan and New Zealand. Road trips, Rail Journeys, Opera, Dance, Love, War, Thrills, Drama, Family connections and extraordinary contemporary cinematography will ignite the BREC cinema screen

Dinosaurs of Patagonia

In a world-first, this incredible exhibition brings together full-scale casts of dinosaurs from an ancient time in Patagonia, alongside incredible fossils and new finds.

  • Dates:Jul 2 - Oct 23
  • Venue:Boola Bardip
  • Time(s):9.30am - 4pm

Details

  • Event Venue:WA Museum Boola Bardip

Description

It's headed this way, and it's going to be HUGE! Walk with the largest dinosaurs to ever roam the Earth. In a world-first, this incredible exhibition brings together full-scale casts of dinosaurs from an ancient time in Patagonia, alongside incredible fossils and new finds. Experience the sheer size of the Patagotitan and walk with herbivores and carnivores from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic! This striking exhibition features 13 dinosaur species, 16 skeleton casts, incredible fossils, 3D animations and video, and interactive fun for all the family. Dive into the chronicles of this ancient past, travel through the deserts of Patagonia, reveal mysteries of nature and understand your place as a human being in the complex balance of our natural history.

Ice Skating Pop-up in Mandurah

A three-week pop-up festival on the Mandurah Eastern Foreshore with ice skating, rides, entertainment, and food and drink.

  • Dates:Jul 1 -17
  • Time(s):10.00am to 8.00pm
  • Venue:Mandurah Eastern Foreshore

Details

  • Type:Kids,Festivals
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access
  • Hosted By:City of Mandurah

Description

This magical winter wonderland is a must-visit destination, perfect for the whole family. Enjoy a handful of winter inspired activities including: - Ice skating rink - Ice slide - Pop up rides and fantastic entertainment - Delicious food and drinks by the rink Whether you are new to skating or a pro, there is something for everyone. The ‘Kanga Skate Aid’ is available for the big and little kids, giving a kick of confidence to enjoy the magic of being on the ice. The ice skating rink is also wheelchair accessible making an inclusive activity everyone can enjoy. Skating in Mandurah will be open each day from 10am to 8pm, with ice skating sessions starting every hour, on the hour for 45 minutes. Ensure you arrive 20 minutes early to secure your tickets and to buckle up your skates. Don’t forget to bring your own pair of socks!

Kate Miller-Heidke - Child In Reverse Tour

Pop-indie singer Kate Miller-Heidke finally brings her Child in Reverse Tour to Perth!

  • Dates:Jul 6
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Music:Pop,Indie & Alternative,Concert Tours
  • Hosted By:Frontier Touring
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Frontier Touring are delighted to announce award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke's Child In Reverse Tour, taking place in July 2022!

Morning Melodies 2022: West Australian Opera in Concert

Join us for a gala concert performance of operatic hits, soaring arias and beautiful voices.

  • Dates:Jul 6
  • Time(s):11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Details

  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Music:Opera
  • Hosted By:His Majesty's Threatre
  • Ticket Price:$30

Description

Join us for a gala concert performance of operatic hits and let the combination of soaring arias and beautiful voices from West Australian Opera’s Young Artists create an experience with unparalleled power to move. Thrilling singing and romantic melodies will warm the soul and stir your heart. Featuring Bella Marslen, Jillian Halleron, Jake Bigwood and Ammon Bennett and accompanied on piano by Tommaso Pollio. Come along with friends and enjoy complimentary morning tea from 10am prior to the concert. Performances begin at 11am and finish by noon.

NAIDOC Week 2022 at WA Museum Boola Bardip

Join us at the WA Museum Boola Bardip as we celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022!

  • Dates:Jul 3 - Jul 10
  • Venue:WA Museum Boola Bardip

Details

  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Event Venue:WA Museum Boola Bardip

Description

This year's NAIDOC Week theme, 'Get Up, Stand Up. Show Up!' is a time to celebrate the many who have driven and led change in our communities over generations - they have been the heroes and champions of change, of equal rights and even basic human rights. Join us at the WA Museum Boola Bardip as we celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022!

NAIDOC Week at Karrinyup

This NAIDOC Week, Karrinyup Shopping Centre will celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of First Nations Peoples.

  • Dates:Jul 3 - 10
  • Venue:Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Details

  • Other:Arts & Crafts
  • Type:Aboriginal,Free,Workshops
  • Hosted By:Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Description

This NAIDOC Week, Karrinyup Shopping Centre will celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of First Nations Peoples, by creating a platform for Aboriginal artists, cooks, and creatives to showcase their talents through meaningful and immersive experiences throughout the centre. Shoppers can experience a diverse array of NAIDOC activities and displays, including premiering artwork exhibitions, bush tucker sampling, basket weaving, painting workshops and educational displays. The week long activities include: Bush Tucker with Dale Tilbrook | 8 - 10 July | The Loop ground floor near Cotton On Mega Join Wardandi Bibbulmun woman Dale for a delicious Bush Tucker tasting journey, as she shares sweet and savoury bush tucker dishes, traditional recipes and how to use native ingredients. Book your spot through: karrinyupcentre.com.au/naidocweek Basket Weaving workshops with Emma-Jane Hunt | 3/7/9 July | The Loop ground floor near Cotton On Mega Shoppers can participate in creating beautiful hand-woven baskets using traditional methods with Yindjibarndi and Djaru woman, Emma-Jane who is passionate about keeping weaving as a cultural practice alive. Book your spot through: karrinyupcentre.com.au/naidocweek Painting Workshops with Djurandi Dreaming | 4 - 8 July | The Loop ground floor near Cotton On Mega From 11am to 2pm, Aboriginal art company Djurandi Dreaming will be hosting painting workshops where families can learn traditional painting methods using eucalyptus leaves as canvases. Premiering artwork by Joan Martin | 3-10 July | Karrinyup’s West Deck Throughout the week, the West Deck projection screens will be covered with stories of spiritual connection with never-before-seen artworks by highly respected Karrinyup Elder, Joan Martin and digital animations by Sam Price.

NGALAK - UNITY Exhibition

A sharing of Wudjari Nyungar culture and art to celebrate NAIDOC 2022.

  • Dates:Jun 30 - Jul 26
  • Time(s):Tuesday -Friday 10am - 4pm/Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm
  • Venue:Cannery Arts Centre

Details

  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

The exhibition will feature artwork for sale by local Wudjari Nyungar artists Atheleen Thomas and Robert Woods, ‘Bush to Sea’ wood carvings by Tim Phoebe and a collection of works from artists of the Minyma Kutjara Arts Project (the youngest and oldest arts project in the Ngaanyatjarra lands).

Rainforest of the Sea

The Vancouver Arts Centre’s main gallery will come alive during the July school holidays with an immersive art space, Rainforest of the Sea.

  • Dates:Jul 4 - 15
  • Time(s):10am - 3pm
  • Venue:Main Gallery, Vancouver Arts Centre

Details

  • Art Exhibitions:Sculpture,Craft
  • Ticket Price:Gold Coin Donation

Description

All ages are welcome to come, explore our oversized coral reef, and contribute with their own coral reef creation. Visitors are invited to play with arts supplies, upcycled items, and natural materials and explore their creativity. This is a non-guided art space and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Would you please welcome to the stage… Andy and Terry!

  • Dates:Jul 6-10
  • Time(s):Multiple Shows
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre

Details

  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Yes that’s right. Today's the day Andy and Terry are going to bring their stories to life in their first EVER play – except they forgot to write it! Where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla? Here is your chance to see the first show in the award-winning ‘Treehouse’ series, based on Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book. Following sold out seasons across the country, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant, runaway success, The 13-Storey Treehouse returns to the stage. AND YOU’RE INVITED! Adapted by Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), this hugely successful play is brought to life by a seriously funny cast with magical moments of theatrical wizardry and a truckload of imagination!

The Final Quarter

Join us for a screening of The Final Quarter, with a panel conversation to follow. This documentary follows the journey of Aboriginal AFL great, Adam Goodes and the last stages of his AFL career.

  • Dates:Jul 6
  • Time(s):6pm
  • Venue:WA Museum Boola Bardip

Details

  • Type:Aboriginal,Community
  • Event Venue:WA Museum Boola Bardip
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access
  • Hosted By:WA Museum Boola Bardip
  • Ticket Price:20
  • Sports:AFL
  • Other:Lectures & Talking,Museum events

Description

Join us for a screening of The Final Quarter documentary, by Shark Island Productions and a panel conversation to follow. This documentary follows the journey of Aboriginal AFL great, Adam Goodes and the last stages of his AFL career with the Sydney Swans. This film looks at the final three years of his playing career where his actions on and off the field resulted in heated public debates and widespread media commentary that divided the nation. This film aligns with this years NAIDOC theme of “Get up, Stand up, Show up” all of which Adam did. This film will evoke emotions from anger to sadness and outrage that an Australian of the Year, a 2x Brownlow Medal recipient, 2x AFL Premiership player and 4x All Australian is booed out of the game he once loved. The film will be followed by a panel conversation from people who were there during this tumultuous time. Hear from Lewis Jetta, former teammate of Adam Goodes; Brad Sheppard, former West Coast Eagles player and umpire, Dean Margetts who was one of the umpires in the game featured in the film, The Last Quarter where Adam Goodes calls out a young Collingwood supporter. We also hear from Kim Farmer, the daughter of football legend, Polly Farmer, and patron of the Polly Farmer Foundation. Kim will share her stories of her Dad's VFL and WAFL playing career

Turtle Sculpture Workshops

Come along during July for some creative workshops as we draw inspiration from our hard-shelled friend, the sea-turtle.

  • Dates:6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 July
  • Time(s):10am & 1pm
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum
  • Type:Kids,Workshops
  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Ticket Price:$12

Description

Imagine exploring the undersea world powered by your own flippers and create a gorgeous turtle sculpture in this workshop. Working with interesting found and re-purposed materials such drift net, palm frond and flotsam, these talented facilitators will help you develop your craft techniques.

Yakishime

This exhibition introduces yakishime ceramics, which developed in distinctive directions in Japan, as a part of Japanese traditional culture.

  • Dates:Jul 4 - 22
  • Time(s):Mon-Fri 11.00am to 4:30pm
  • Venue:Gallery Central

Details

  • Event Venue:Gallery Central
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Historical
  • Accessibility:wheelchair access, acrod parking available
  • Hosted By:Gallery Central
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

The exhibition explores the history of yakishime, from its origins to the present, its use in tea wares and utensils for serving food, and its emergence as objets d’art.

Banjo Lucia | The River

Banjo returns home from national tours with Stella Donnelly & San Cisco for two special intimate hometown shows in Margaret River & Fremantle.

  • Venue:The River
  • Dates:Jul 7
  • Time(s):7pm

Details

  • Music:Indie & Alternative,Gig Guide
  • Ticket Price:$12.25

Description

Banjo Lucia is a passionate singer-songwriter steeped in a deep love for the craft and tradition. Her songs reveal a wisdom and sophisticated turn of phrase that belie her age, revealing an insight into the human condition that is at once heartbreaking and uplifting. Her ability to turn mundane details into profound familiarity and transport the listener into the centre of her experience as if it was their own, is the mark of a truly gifted writer. The metamorphosis of this is evident, as well as drawing influence from luminaries such as Frank Ocean, Björk and Julia Jacklin, in her debut EP 'Peccadilloes'; a collection of songs that detail various intimate facets of her own experience with grief, love and growth.

Framed Art: A New Recycled Instrument Project Workshop

Join the workshop: Framed Art! Featuring our two-time award winning Recycle Instrument Project using discarded sheet music to make beautiful framed art.

  • Dates:Jul 7
  • Time(s):1:00pm – 2:00pm & 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Venue:Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

Details

  • Other:Arts & Crafts
  • Type:Community,Free,Workshops
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access
  • Hosted By:Curate
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

Led by Djinda Boodja Arts Centre Director Vicki Warn and Curate Micro-Factory Director Patricia Alessi, join us as we transform sheet music once headed towards landfill into your newest piece of framed art, perfect to catch those spare winter rays! Each participant will be provided with a floating frame, sheet music (including those pre-cut into various shapes) and acrylic paints and stencils so your creativity can flourish in the workshop! If you struggle with free drawing, don't despair stencils are available too!

Marine Scientist For A Day

AQWA's Marine Scientist for a Day mixes real animal care, with hands-on science fun and behind the scenes access.

  • Dates:Jul 5, 7, 11, 13, 15
  • Time(s):8.45am
  • Venue:AQWA

Details

  • Type:Kids
  • Hosted By:AQWA
  • Ticket Price:$79

Description

It's sure to generate wonder for our oceans and inspire your little scientist! This 3 hour school holiday program includes lunch, animal feeding, slimey science and more. This workshop is recommend for children aged 6-12 years of age. INCLUDES: Behind the scenes access Turtle feeding Fish feeding Slime science Glass bottom boat ride Lunch and beverages

Moving Music: A Nostalgic Recycle Instrument Project Workshop

Join Moving Music! one of the most nostalgic Recycled Instrument Project Workshop initiatives yet.

  • Dates:Jul 7
  • Time(s):10:00am - 11:00am & 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Venue:Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

Details

  • Other:Arts & Crafts
  • Type:Community,Free,Workshops
  • Hosted By:Curate

Description

Some people have been asking to donate old or disused sheet music for a long time now... but whatever could we do with it?! Well, get ready to try your hand at folding your best paper airplane or pinwheel ever! We all have spent our childhoods making paper planes or spinning pinwheels round and round and round and round... And now it's time to introduce today's high-tech lovers to the magic of low-fi papercrafts. Join us as we cut and fold forgotten sheet music into airplanes and pinwheels full of whimsy and joy. And we'll even bring our paint pens so you can decorate them, too! A great nostalgic intergenerational workshop for ages 4-94, these low-fi wonders will keep you reminiscing for yonks!

The Addams Family

The Addams Family brings an original story to The Regal Theatre.

  • Dates:Jul 7 - 15
  • Time(s):2pm // 7pm shows
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Hosted By: Zealous Productions

Description

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family -- a man her parents have never met.And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before -- keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

The Songs of Shirley Bassey

Award-winning songstress Danielle Matthews sings the hit songs of the legendary Shirley Bassey!

  • Time(s):7:30pm - 8:50pm
  • Venue:Hi Majesty's Theatre
  • Dates:Jul 7 - 9

Details

  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Music:Pop,Jazz
  • Hosted By:Downstairs at the Maj
  • Ticket Price:$47

Description

Delve into the iconic songs that have made Shirley Bassey one of the most famous performers of our time, including Goldfinger, This is My Life, Big Spender, Diamonds Are Forever and Where Do I Begin. Join Danielle for this powerful celebration of the music and life of the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey.

Cloud Dstrct 'Play This At Your Wedding' Single Launch

Taking the stage for his first live performance in 2022, Cloud Dstrct proved that he is at home performing his melodic & honest lyrics in front of his fans.

  • Venue:Rosemount Hotel
  • Dates:Jul 8
  • Time(s):8pm

Details

  • Ticket Price:$20
  • Music:Gig Guide

Description

On July 8th, Cloud Dstrct returns to the stage for his first headline show. And you’re all invited! Drink, dance & sing along to the undeniably talented bridal party. Bring all your friends along and join this special celebration! See you at the wedding!

Dear Sunday | Jack Rabbit Slims

WA fav's Dear Sunday are hitting the road and playing some of their favourite spots across Western Australia to celebrate their second birthday

  • Dates:Jul 8
  • Time(s):8pm
  • Venue:Jack Rabbit Slims

Details

  • Music:Indie & Alternative,Gig Guide
  • Ticket Price:$18.90

Description

Parties & celebrations are what the boys do best, so buckle up & pencil in the date!