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Things to do in the Great Southern

Great in every way, this internationally renowned biodiversity hotspot is the region of soaring mountain ranges, massive seas, stunning beaches, ancient forests and edge-of-the-earth towns. As WA’s oldest port it is steeped in history and has since become the food bowl of the state producing world-class wines, whisky and locally grown and caught produce. Welcome to nature and adventure-lovers paradise. A visit to the Great Southern is not just about the region’s spectacular and unique natural environment, it is also about wine, food, history and indulgence.

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This region is that little bit further away along a slightly less-trodden track, but isolation has given the Great Southern an opportunity to develop its own niche, true to the unique soul of the ancient land. Its inhabitants range from the Noongar people, the mariners and fisherfolk, to the many hundreds of thousands of native animals who live in the forests, and the close-knit farming communities who work the land and spend summer on the shores of the Southern Ocean when the harvest is done, year after year, generation after generation.

There are so many reasons to pounce upon this unsuspecting corner of the world. A love of great food and wine is intrinsic to the culture. With the pristine seas delivering seafood, and the prime agricultural land acting as a food bowl for the state, the region’s chefs are serving up inspired fare. The Great Southern has been doing great wine for a lot longer than most realise, across five sub- regions, each with a distinct terroir. Mt Barker has celebrated 50 years of grape growing, and at the QANTAS.

Wine Show of Western Australia, Mt Barker wines were hot-ticket items. Connoisseur travellers are well rewarded with fantastic scenery and perfectly matched cuisine. The Great Southern’s spectacular coastline, forests and mountain wilderness are some of the most amazing you’ll see. Attractions like the Gap and Natural Bridge in Albany, and the Granite Skywalk in the Porongurup Range join the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk atop any nature lover’s bucket list.

Board a charter from Albany during whale-watching season. Humpbacks and southern right whales gather in sheltered bays along the south coast, visible also from sighting platforms along the cliffs. To the east of Albany in Bremer Bay, an enormous pod of killer whales congregates over a deep- sea hotspot in the early months of the year. A tour is not to be missed!
The Great Southern region is big, so if you can, add a day or two to your travel plans, take a detour from the Albany Highway at Beaufort River and head on a journey through five of the Great Southern region’s Hidden Treasures – hinterland towns that include inland Katanning, and loop you back onto the highway at Cranbrook.

When to go

Locals will tell you their favourite time of year is autumn. The region has a stillness that sets the scene for alfresco winery lunches, mountain biking, bushwalking and coastal treks. Winter is spectacular, as the Southern Ocean unleashes all its fury. Whales are about in large numbers from June to October. Some days are gloriously still and sunny, and yes, others can be cold and wet. If a big front comes in, outdoor activities are delayed in favour of roaring log fires, big reds and hearty meals. Spring is the season for wildflowers, with thousands upon thousands of species blooming. Many birds, including the splendid blue wren, are in full song. Mild southern summers offer a lovely reprieve from the northern heat, and are great for a cool swim after hiking through shady forests, or mountain-biking the pristine trails.

The hidden treasures

Bloom Festival Sep – Oct

If you’re heading through the Great Southern in springtime, don’t miss the fabulous annual Bloom Festival. Comprising more than 40 colourful wildflower- and spring-themed events scattered throughout the Hidden Treasures towns, the festival offers self-drive trails through fields of flowers, and an array of secret wildflower and orchid beds. It’s a great chance to spot rare flowers endemic to the Great Southern region.

Top wildflower locations

  1. Myrtle Benn Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Kojonup
  2. Farrar Dam Reserve, Kojonup
  3. Stirling Range National Park, Borden
  4. Fitzgerald River National Park, Bremer Bay
  5. Lake Magenta Nature Reserve, Pingrup
  6. Corackerup Nature Reserve, Jerramungup
  7. Chinocup Lake, Pingrup
  8. Banks of the Gordon River, Tambellup
  9. Broomehill Golf Club & Boot Rock Reserve
  10. Cranbrook Wildflower Walk

Guides


SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival

There are so many fantastic things to see and do across the width and breadth of the Great Southern of Western Australia and the SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival in spring is the perfect place to start.

  • Dates:Sept 21 - Oct 20
  • Venue:Various Locations
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Great Southern Treasures
  • Venue Address:Various Locations
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers,Garden,History
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly

Description

During September and October, the SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival showcases an interesting and varied array of events through most of the 19 towns in South West.

Great Southern Treasures showcases the smaller places that thrive on the commitment and inspiration of the communities that choose to live, work and play there. Experience this celebration of country life, whether you are exploring the area for the first time or as a local enjoying your own backyard and the incredible flora of the region.

Join us in Spring and let us share our patch of paradise with you, a truly Great Southern experience and we know you’ll have a blooming good time.

 

Tuesday Curatorial: Term Three 2019

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and stories of the Great Southern each week, as expert speakers bring the region to life.

  • Dates:July 30 - Sep 24
  • Time(s):10:30am – 11:30am
  • Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330
  • Type:History,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Description

All sessions commence at 10.30am in the Old Co-op Building.

Entry is $2 per session or $20 season ticket to attend all Term Three sessions. Bookings are not required.

Morning tea is provided.


Term Three 2019 Calendar

For the Term of His Natural Life - Convict times in Albany
Tuesday 30 July
Albany is unique in WA with two periods of convict settlement - 1826-1831, & 1850-1868. We look at how each affected and developed the settlement, and the special problems that they posed to administrators and free settlers.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


Two Decades in an Hour - 1800-1820 at King George’s Sound
Tuesday 6 August
In pre-European settlement in Albany, the area had many visitors by explorers, both English and French. Their interactions with the Menang community and their early opinions of this land and coast were always eye-opening.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


Flying the Yellow Jack - Quarantine in Western Australia
Tuesday 13 August
Quarantine was a big issue in early European settlement when medicine often could not detect or treat epidemics that could spread like wildfire. A seaport like Albany was susceptible to disease outbreaks with every ship’s arrival

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


It’s Not Easy Being Brown - Frogs of Western Australia
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
Tuesday 20 August
WA is home to vast numbers of frog species, most of which have developed camouflage to combat predators and survive in tough environments. Paul Doughty looks deeply into this mysterious amphibious world.

Presented by Paul Doughty, Curator of Herpetology, WA Museum


Curatorials on the Road - Gnowangerup and districts
OFFSITE IN GNOWANGERUP
Tuesday 27 August
In conjunction with ABC Great Southern, we again journey into the region. This time to the historic region of Gnowangerup, where indigenous culture runs parallel to European farm development over the years.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


Traversing the Land - The story of surveying in Albany
Tuesday 3 September
Surveying often simply conveys lines on maps, but the early surveyors who mapped the countryside and laid out the townsites were pioneers, and we still use much of their work in today’s mapping of the region.

Presented by Malcolm Traill with Andrew Lefort, Surveyor, Harley Dykstra.


Medicine and Arts Intertwined - Tales of the Albany Cottage Hospital
OFFSITE AT VANCOUVER ARTS CENTRE
Tuesday 10 September
Held onsite at the Vancouver Arts Centre, this talk looks at the history of this significant building - first as the main hospital for Albany, and latterly as a community centre for arts and crafts.

Presented by Malcolm Traill with Crispin Travers, Researcher


Fact and Fiction - Examining historical murders of the Great Southern
Tuesday 17 September
All communities have murder stories and Albany is no exception. Kirsten Beidatsch examines half a dozen significant murders in the early years of Albany and picks out common themes of racial hatred, greed and lawlessness.

Presented by Kirsten Beidatsch, Researcher and UWA student.


2019 Southern Art + Craft Trail
Tuesday 24 September
No talk, but instead a chance to enjoy the talents of local artists and craftspeople who exhibit their works at the Museum of the Great Southern. Browse through their displays and chat to them about their techniques and inspirations.

True To Nature: A Celebration Of Western Australia's Wildflowers

This exhibition celebrates the unique flora of Western Australia through the timeless art of Botanical Illustration.

  • Dates:Sep 28 - Oct 4
  • Time(s):10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Residency Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Visual Arts:Drawing

Description

The Wildflowers of Western Australia are not only wonderful with high biodiversity but are mostly unique to the State. This exhibition features the timeless art of Botanical Illustration by leading Western Australian botanical artists Bryony Fremlin, Maxine Holman, Penny Leech, Margaret Pieroni and Katrina Syme.

  • 28 September to 4 October 2019
  • Open daily 10am-4pm
  • Museum of the Great Southern Pop-Up Galleries
  • Free entry, donations welcome

School Holidays At Museum Of The Great Southern

Keep the kids busy during the school holidays at the Museum of the Great Southern - the program is packed with a range of exciting activities!

  • Dates:Sep 28 - Oct 13
  • Time(s):Activity times vary
  • Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Residency Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330
  • Ticket Price FROM:Free
  • Ticket price TO:$8
  • Type:Museum events
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Description

Indian Ocean Adventure

Come with us on an adventure of discovery as we explore the depths of the great Indian Ocean and its amazing marine life at Museum of the Great Southern these school holidays.

From ecosystems to ocean currents uncover the fascinating underwater world that is the Indian Ocean.

Lustre: Pearling & Australia

Discover the intriguing stories behind northern Australia's unique pearling tradition. Immerse yourself in the qualities of the shell itself, its evolution and habitat, and the people who have collected and harvested these treasures from Saltwater Country in our newest exhibition, Lustre: Pearling & Australia.

Dates: 21 September 2019 – 2 February 2020
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

Discovery Centre—Indian Ocean Adventure

The Discovery Centre is full of fun and immersive activities for the whole family.

Explore the Indian Ocean from below the waves, interact with science experiments that explain buoyancy in sharks, or try your hand at modelling sea creatures for our diorama.

Dates: 28 September – 13 October
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free – Fabulous Fish, Ocean Depths Luminaire $5; stained glass art $3; Plaster sea creatures 50c - $2
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

Fabulous Fish

Unleash your creativity as you use transparent prints of ocean fish and colourful sharpies to add your individual flare to create a beautiful underwater scene.

Dates: 28 September – 13 October
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

Ocean Depths Luminaire

Create a beautiful and decorative deep ocean luminaire using layers of coloured tissue paper and fine line markers that will shine when lit from within.

Dates: 28 September – 13 October
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $5
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

Fishy Prints (workshop)

Using mono-printing and collage techniques create a layered, bright and beautiful masterpiece of creatures of the underwater world.

Dates: 1 October & 8 October
Times: 10.30am – 12pm
Cost: $8
Age: 6 - 14
Bookings: Essential by calling 9841 4844

Discovery Beach Walk

Join us at a local beach to explore the ocean and coastline’s biodiversity. From the tidal zone to deepest part of the ocean discover the types of marine life that live there and we might even spot a whale!

Dates: 4 October & 8 October
Times: 10.30am – 12pm
Cost: $5
Age: All
Bookings: Essential by calling 9841 4844

Programs are subject to availability. All children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Passionart

PASSIONART is an exciting new artwork collection from five talented local artists

  • Dates:Sept 14 - Oct 31
  • Time(s):Open daily from Sat 14th Sept to Sun 13th October. After that open Tuesdays to Saturdays, or by appointment. Check website for times.
  • Venue:BLUSH RETAIL GALLERY

Details

  • Venue Address:BLUSH RETAIL GALLERY 133 York St ALBANY
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Painting,Photography

Description

Blush is excited to showcase delicious new artworks by talented Great Southern artists.

Anna Anderson, Angie Fryer-Smith, Ron Baker, Marjan Bakhtiarikish and Kirsten Sivyer, bring you some rich and varied works. From rich traditional oil paintings of still life and portraits, to abstract landscapes and surreal vistas, there is much here to excite your senses.

The collection kicks off on Saturday 14 September at 10am. This will be the first chance for art lovers and collectors to view and purchase the works. They will be on show for a few weeks for you to enjoy.

 

Southern Art & Craft Trail 2019

ArtSouthWA presents the 2019 Southern Art & Craft Trail, including over 80 venues in the Southern Region of WA. Over 300 artists showcase their work in various venues. Visit www.artsouthwa.com.au

  • Dates:Sep 21 - Oct 13

Details

  • Hosted By:artsouthwa
  • Venue Address:York Street, Albany, 6330
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Description

ArtSouthWA is the organiser of the Southern Art and Craft Trail. They are an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, run by a committee of volunteers and contracted personnel. They promote a diverse range of arts and crafts for their members within the southern region of Western Australia.  Members include regional based art galleries, art and craft practitioners and arts organisations.

The first Southern Art and Craft Trail started in 2003 with 36 exhibitions.  This year is the 17th year of the Art Trail with 86 venues participating and over 300 artisans involved in exhibiting and selling their art and craft works.

This year’s trail runs from 21 September – 13 October. There will be a diverse and exciting range of art exhibitions, open studios, workshops, demonstrations, artist talks and public art displays through the Southern Region of Western Australia. Visitors will be able to access original works in painting, textiles, sculpture, photogrpahy, jewellery and more.

In 2019 the Southern Art and Craft Trail towns and areas include Albany, Porongurup, Torbay, Denmark, Walpole, Lake Grace, Perup, Pemberton, Kojonup, Mt Barker, Gnowangerup, Hopetoun and Bremer Bay.

Please visit our website to view the online 2019 Art Trail Guide: www.artsouthwa.com.au

This is a free event, all are welcome.

 

Lustre: Pearling & Australia Touring Exhibition

The use of the pearlshell in Australia dates back over 20,000 years. It is a story full of wonder, intrigue and the ill-effects of greed.

  • Dates:Sep 21 - Feb 2 2020
  • Time(s):10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Description

Lustre: Pearling & Australia explores the gritty human story of pearling, weaving together intersecting trends of Aboriginal, Asian, and European histories to reveal insights into one of our oldest industries.

Discover the stories behind Northern Australia's unique and ancient pearling tradition. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the shell itself, its evolution and habitat, and the people who have collected and harvested these treasures for time immemorial.

This exhibition was curated in 2015 as a dynamic partnership between the WA Museum and Nyamba Buru Yawuru–the native title holders of Broome. After an acclaimed tour of the eastern states, Lustre returns to Western Australia for its premiere regional tour.

Southern Art & Craft Trail

With over 90 exhibitions and open studios, the Southern Art and Craft Trail will be in its 17th year celebrating a range of artists and venues across the Great Southern.

  • Dates:Sept 21 - Oct 13
  • Venue:Great Southern Region

Details

  • Hosted By:ArtSouthWA
  • Venue Address:Various Locations
  • Ticket Price FROM:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Craft,Drawing,Historical,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Description

The 2019 Southern Art and Craft Trail towns will include Albany, Torbay, Denmark, Walpole, Manjimup, Lake Grace, Kojonup, Cranbrook, Katanning, Gnowangerup, Hopetoun and more.

Over 90 different venues, including cafes, wineries, galleries, local businesses, community halls, libraries, art centres, studios and pop-up spaces will be exhibiting artworks. The variety of Venues and range of professional Artists will show huge diversity. From textiles, painting, sculpture and jewellery, to printmaking, photography, pottery and woodcraft are on display.

Artists will hold demonstrations and talks within their working studio context, incorporating an overall sense of welcome and community spirit.

The ArtSouthWA website enables visitors to find artists geographically and read about their works. They can also interact through Facebook and Instagram.

15,000 copies of the professionally designed Trail Booklet will be distributed across an area as detailed above. It can be found in in multiple locations throughout the Southern Regions from mid August 2019. You will find it in Visitor Centres, Libraries, Local Councils, Galleries, Cafes and other ‘arty’ outlets. It will guide you through the complete two weeks of the Southern Art and Craft Trail, showing you where and how to discover amazing artworks.

Visit the ArtSouthWA website or Facebook page for more.

The Irresistible

'The Irresistible' is dark, creepy, mysterious and a little bit disturbing.

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Venue:The Albany Entertainment Centre

Details

  • Venue Address:The Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Place, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$35
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Desgined to throw audiences of guard, this unique play is filled with intrigue, mystery and everything in between. Described as posessing similarities to Stranger Things and Twin Peaks, the sci-fi undertones and memorable characters make this an unforgettable play. Treading a fine line between comedy and crisis, this play is definitely 'irresistable'.

Great Southern Classic Car Show

This September, the centre of Denmark will become a showground for the celebration and appreciation of classic automobiles.

  • Dates:Sep 29
  • Time(s):10am - 3.30pm
  • Venue:Denmark CBD

Details

  • Hosted By:Great Southern Classic Car Show Inc
  • Venue Address:Strickland Street, Denmark WA 6333
  • Type:Motoring
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors

Description

The main street of Denmark, Strickland Street, will be closed to traffic and transformed into the main stage for “The Great Southern Classic Car Show”. We are proud to add this show to Denmark’s Event calendar and thank the Shire of Denmark and the many Denmark businesses for their support. Part proceeds from the event will benefit the Denmark Community and the Black Dog Ride. Download an Entry Form and Details Here. http://www.gsclassiccars.com

Bays are limited so if you would like to be a part of this event. Please enter early.

Perth International Burlesque Festival

Come and join us for a three course meal and world class entertainment all in the heart of the Great Southern.

  • Dates:24 October 2019
  • Time(s):6pm - 9:30pm
  • Venue:Boston Brewing Co.

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth International Burlesque Festival
  • Venue Address:678 South Coast Highway, Denmark, WA, 6333
  • Ticket Price:$120
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Circus,Comedy,Dance

Description

Description

We are proud to present to you the Perth International Burlesque Festival here at Boston Brewing Co.

Come and join us for a three course meal and world class entertainment all in the heart of the Great Southern.

A fabulous night of Burlesque, comedy and maybe even a little circus too.

Starting from 6pm on the 24th October - you wont want to miss this!

 

Brigadier Arnold W Potts Oration 2019

  • (08) 9831 0500

Memorial Service in Apex Park at 11.30am followed by a lunch in Memorial Hall at 12.30pm. Oration to be presented by Dr Peter Brune PhD., B.Ed., Dip Teach, Author and Historian, at 2pm.

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):11.30pm
  • Venue:Apex Park

Details

  • Hosted By:16th Battalions' Foundation
  • Venue Address:Broomehill Road, Kojonup WA 6395
  • Ticket Price:$55
  • Type:History,Military,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly

Description

Event Details

Brigadier Arnold W Potts Oration
Saturday 26 October 2019
Kojonup
11.30 am Memorial Service in Apex Park
12.30 pm Lunch at the Kojonup Memorial Hall
2 pm Oration to be presented by Dr Peter Brune PhD., B.Ed., Dip Teach
Author and historian
Tickets: $ 55.00 per person
Available from Kodja Place and Kojonup Visitors Centre – Phone 9831 0500

Brigadier Arnold Potts Oration is an annual event organised by the 16th Battalions’ Foundation.

The 16th Battalions’ Foundation was formed by the 2/16th Infantry Battalion AIF Association to promote greater awareness, understanding and recognition of the service and achievements of the 16 Battalions in service to their country and communities during the Great War and World War II.

In the process of awareness and recognition we endeavour to pass on the traditions of spirit and service to our country for young Australians. In part we seek to achieve this by the Foundation funding of an annual scholarship where – in conjunction with the Commanding Officer and his staff of 16 Battalion Battle Group RWAR (Army Reserve) – a selected Army Reserve soldier has a paid for study tour attached to a tour of battle grounds and events relative to an earlier configuration of 16 Battalion. From their experience, study and observations on the scholarship tour, that soldier is entrusted to prepare to address and share his experiences and findings to his peers with the present day Battalion and wider in formal and informal presentations to groups and organisations. The focus being particularly on younger Australians, in both military and general communities.

The Oration is named after Brigadier Arnold Potts as one the most outstanding soldiers and leaders of the Battalion to date. He also played a major part in the positive  growth and character of the Kojonup and Great Southern regions with his input to those communities during his lifetime.

On the occasion of the 2019 Oration, it was voted by the Foundation Committee to hold the Oration this year for the first time outside of Perth, in Arnold Pott’s “home town”.

We invite a guest speaker of note to address the audience each year on a theme connected to the Battalions bearing the number Sixteen and in the keeping of the Foundation’s aims. There have been outstanding speakers and, of course, we seek to maintain the high standard of presentations.

For 2019, the Foundation is delighted to advise that Doctor Peter Brune has agreed to our invitation and will address the Oration in Kojonup. Peter has a distinguished record in the study and writing of Australian military history, coupled with an outstanding research record. He has a profound knowledge of the Papuan Campaign of World War Two which includes the Kokoda Track and the connected battles on the Northern shores of Papua. Five of his present books have had a Papuan Campaign focus. His CV in detail is attached. Not only is Peter an authority on the Kokoda and surrounds events – he can entertain while he educates! “Advertising” Flyer attached also.

Arnold Potts meant much to many people – especially of the earlier generations of Australians. By holding the Oration in the Great Southern it is hoped to introduce younger Australians to the man and what he stood for, as well as add to the knowledge of all who attend, from the depth of studies, personal interviews and research of a noted and  practical historian, in Arnold Potts home town.

I, and the 16th Battalions’ Foundation, would be pleased to assist further in any way possible with further detail and information if required.

Mary Goldthorpe
Ph: 0409 085 987
 

 

Mamma Mia The Concert - Performed by The Ten Sopranos

A masterful and stimulating concert with new vocal and symphonic harmonies, bringing to life the ABBA repertoire in a concert of epic proportions!

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Princess Royal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Venue Address:2 Toll Place, Albany
  • Ticket Price FROM:$19
  • Ticket price TO:$55
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Musicals

Description

You’ll be singing, dancing and simply enjoying what is undoubtedly the number one vocal interpretation of the ABBA songs in the world today.

The glorious melodies and harmonies are re-invigorated and given new life by the most powerful all female group in Australia: The Ten Sopranos!

Artistic and musical director Penny Pavlakis (critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning international star) brings her supreme talents to Australian audiences in a concert you will never forget, paying homage to the magnificent songs of ABBA.

This powerful group of ten woman Penny Pavlakis (known to her peers as “The Singers’ Singer”), Jemilly Kalil, Jade Riordan-Ayoub, Holly Prophet, Elizabeth Cartmer, Maria Hemphill, Tiana Young, Emma Masters, Sophia Campion and Ava Levin will mesmerise you with their vocal magic!

Waistwatchers The Musical

This hilarious and inspirational musical comedy will leave you laughing so hard, you’ll burn more calories than you have all week!

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Princess Royal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Venue Address:2 Toll Place, Albany
  • Ticket Price FROM:$49
  • Ticket price TO:$55
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Musicals

Description

Come and dance in your seat or jump right in!

WaistWatchers The Musical! is fast-paced, with lots of energy and a ton of heart. It pokes fun at a number of familiar obsessions yet is very uplifting and empowering. As we watch the ladies share their lives with us, they blossom into stronger women who take ownership of their eating, their bodies, their relationships, and their self-esteem.

Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, WaistWatchers The Musical! takes a hilarious and light-hearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex.

Which one of the ladies are you?
Carla ... Hitting the gym just so she can eat more chocolate and ice cream?
Cheryl ... Hitting the gym to relieve stress from work and stay looking good?
Connie ... Hitting the gym for the first time ever in order to feel sexy again?
Cindy ... Hitting the gym because she's recently divorced and looking to tone up now that she's single and ready to mingle?

Producer – Dana Matthow
Creator, Book & Lyrics – Alan Jacobson
Composer – Vince Di Mura
Original US Director – Matt Silva
Original US Choreographer – Dani Tucci-Juraga

Tour Coordinator – Christine Harris & HIT Productions
Australian Director – Terence O’Connell
Australian Musical Director – Ana Mitsikas
Australian Choreographer – Suzanne Melloy

Created by Alan Jacobson (book and lyrics) with Vince Di Mura (music) and directed by US director Matt Silva (Old Jews Telling Jokes, Becoming Dr Ruth, Crimes of the Heart and Joseph & The Technicolour Dreamcoat), WaistWatchers The Musical! will include a talented cast of triple threat Australian performers!Grab your girlfriends and join the cast of WaistWatchers The Musical!

Eroica Tour with WASO

WASO is hitting the road to share a complete live symphony orchestra experience in Esperance and Albany.

  • Dates:Nov 1
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Venue Address:2 Toll Place (off Princess Royal Drive), Albany, WA 6330
  • Ticket Price FROM:$18
  • Ticket price TO:$55
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Music:Orchestral

Description

These concerts will feature WASO’s Principal Cor anglais, Leanne Glover, as soloist in a new work from Iain Grandage, and will conclude with Beethoven’s exhilarating Third Symphony. This project is supported by the Government of Western Australia's Creative Regions program. Iain Grandage’s Cor anglais Concerto was commissioned for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra as a gift to Emeritus Professor David Tunley AM. This work was supported by Prof. Tunley’s colleagues and friends led by Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares AO.

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