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British Film Festival

The 2020 British Film Festival returns to Australian screens with Oscar contenders and box office sites

  • Dates:Nov 10 - 29
  • Time(s):Various times
  • Venue:Multiple Venues: Luna Leederville, Luna on SX & Windsor Cinema

Details

  • Hosted By:Luna Palace
  • Venue Address:Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville 6007
  • Ticket Price FROM:$16.50
  • Ticket price TO:$21.50
  • Other:Film Festivals
  • Event Venue:Luna Leederville,Luna On SX

Description

Celebrating the filmmakers, acting talent and stories from the British Isles with a programme featuring 22 of the most anticipated films of the year - from powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies, comedies and documentaries - films will be screening at Palace Raine Square, Luna Leederville, Luna on SX and Windsor Cinema.

The festival opens with a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Dame Judi Dench and Leslie Mann.

 Highlights include:  

AMMONITE, from writer/director Francis Lee is set in 1840s England and stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as a palaeontology pioneer and a young woman and the story of their forbidden love.  

Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley star in the charming and farcical comedy MISBEHAVIOUR about true story feminist protesters who disrupted the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.   

SUMMERLAND, a romantic drama set in World War II and starring Gemma Arterton as an English woman who opens her heart to an evacuee in a touching story of love and friendship.  

A GIFT FROM BOB about a stray ginger cat named Bob who provides friendship and strength to a homeless London street musician over Christmas - sequel to 2016 crowd-pleaser A Street Cat Named Bob.  

Restored Classics this year include: THE ELEPHANT MAN, an unforgettable story of dignity and survival, will screen in stunning 4K restoration to celebrate its 40th anniversary; also filmed in 1980, FLASH GORDON, adapted by Lorenzo Semple Jr and Michael Allin from the 1930s comic-strip serial; and classic comedy THE LADYKILLERS starring Sir Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, celebrates its 65th anniversary and will be presented in a 4K restoration with Technicolor.   

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:Nov 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.

Fremantle Beerfest 2020

Presented by Little Creatures, this is the largest collection of Western Australian beer producers in one location!

  • Dates:Nov 13- 15
  • Venue:Esplanade Park, Fremantle

Details

  • Hosted By:Little Creatures
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Cider,Festival,Food Event

Description

There will be over 60 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails over 3 days at the Fremantle Esplanade Park. 

Beerfest is packed with a massive range of entertainment and activities from free masterclasses of beer/food pairing and tastings to live bands and DJs, live-streamed sports and performers. BeerFest literally has something for everyone!

As a part of the 2020 Fremantle BeerFest, Little Creatures is also hosting a homebrewer competition offering an opportunity for one home brewer to take their recipe to the hallowed halls of Little Creatures Fremantle for a full brew experience and their beer featured as a Limited Release on tap at Fremantle BeerFest.

You can also opt to stay in the Esplanade Hotel, and buy a ticket which includes your accomodation and BeerFest entry. 

Bambert's Book Of Lost Stories

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

  • Dates:Nov 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.
 

Yirra Yaakin Family Picnic

Join us for an evening of short presentations, live music, poetry and celebration.

  • Dates:Nov 19
  • Time(s):5.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Venue:Subiaco Theatre Gardens

Details

  • Hosted By:Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events

Description

Join us for our End-of-Year Yirra Yaakin Family Picnic featuring short presentations, live music by David Milroy and his band, poetry, celebration and lots of special treats.

We’re really excited to be welcoming you, your family and friends back to the lush Theatre Gardens and our home at the Subiaco Arts Centre!

Solidarity Project Series short presentations:

Solidarity Project Series was our way of providing financial, mental and artistic support for independent artists during the COVID-19 lockdown period and beyond.

Have a peek at what our artists have been up to by viewing short presentations of their work. From graphic novels to play readings to poetry recitals, there is no limit to what you might find.

Bring along a picnic and experience the world behind contemporary Aboriginal theatre!

The End-of-Year Yirra Yaakin Family Picnic is a free event proudly supported by the City of Subiaco and Lotterywest.

NAIDOC Library Challenge

This November, challenge yourself to learn more about the nations, language, stories and knowledge of Aboriginal Australians in celebration of NAIDOC Week.

  • Dates:Nov 1 - Nov 30
  • Venue:City of Perth Library

Details

  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,For Kids,Free
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

The City of Perth Library has a range of resources to help you explore this year's NAIDOC theme: Always Was, Always Will Be.

The City of Perth encourages you to read, listen to or watch a work by an Aboriginal artist and share a review to help start the conversation. Win badges along the way and complete the Challenge for a chance to win a hamper of our favourite works.

Join the Challenge to track your reading, participate in activities and access recommendations from other readers.

Reading can improve your knowledge, build vocabulary, increase empathy and reduce stress. Reading can even help you sleep. For children, early exposure to books and stories substantially improves literacy and offers lifelong benefits.

Suitable for all ages.

Register now to earn your first badge!

The Courtyard Club 2020

The Courtyard Club is back with free sets from local legends in the State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard.

  • Dates:Every Friday; Nov 6 - Dec 18
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard

Details

  • Hosted By:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Free
  • Music:DJs,Gig Guide,Free,Indie & Alternative
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Description

Running over 7 weeks, this collab between State Theatre Centre of WA and RTRFM is the perfect place to start your weekend with friends while experiencing live radio and local music for free. An all-ages event, there's also a licensed bar and food options available.

 

NAIDOC Week at AGWA

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This year, we are delighted to welcome Barry McGuire, Sharyn Egan and Ron Bradfield for the presentation of Balga Waangkiny and Yarning Together.

  • Dates:8 - 15 Nov
  • Time(s):various times
  • Venue:Art Gallery of WA

Details

  • Hosted By:Art Gallery of WA
  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
  • Ticket Price:Yarning Together and Guided Tours are FREE, Deadly Denim Workshop is Ticketed
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,For Kids,Free,Workshops
  • Other:Arts & Crafts
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA

Description

Yarning Together: A Community Celebration of Balga Waangkiny
10am–4.30pm, Sunday 8 November | FREE
 
Join us for a community celebration of Sharyn Egan’s participatory project Balga Waangkiny, and a day of Yarning Together. 
 
Sharyn Egan and Ron Bradfield Jnr will be in conversation exploring their affinity with Balga (grass trees) and their important uses as tools and shelter in Noongar culture.
Come and untangle your thoughts, weave your feelings and share ideas about community and connection. Weave a friendship bracelet to take with you as a reminder and celebration of Noongar culture – Always Was, Always Will Be.
 
 
NAIDOC Week Guided Tours
Various times, Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 November | FREE
 
Indigenous and Torres Strait Art is one of Australia's greatest cultural gifts to the world. It is part of the continuum of lived experience, ceremonial practice, and the connection with traditional lands and ancestral beliefs. Indigenous art is strikingly beautiful. But it can also tell of a history of sorrow, dislocation and discrimination.
 
All public tours during NAIDOC Week will focus on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection. These tours will highlight the many wondrous art styles, forms and subjects that continue to inspire and captivate Indigenous artists today.
 
Deadly Denim | Make Your Own Jacket Workshop
10.30am–1.30pm, Sunday 8 November | $75
 
Bring along your denim jacket and join the creator/owner of Deadly Denim Rebecca Rickard who will walk you through constructing and sewing together a deadly jacket choosing from a wide selection of these amazing textiles. 
 
Deadly Denim is a business with a social impact, aiming to be as sustainable as possible.
Showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists on upcycled denim. Some fabrics used are from Aboriginal Art Centres in WA and the Northern Territory, and others are individual artists Deadly Denim has collaborated with to create digitally printing designs.
 

NAIDOC Week Council House Lights

The City of Perth will be recognising the NAIDOC Week theme Always Was, Always Will Be by illuminating Council House in Aboriginal colours, including the theme words.

  • Dates:Nov 8 - Nov 15
  • Time(s):6:30pm

Details

  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,Free

Description

From 6:30pm each night between 8 to 15 November, Council House and Trafalgar Bridge will be lit up in Aborginal colours to celebrate NAIDOC week. 

NAIDOC Moorditj Bridyas - Solid Bosses

As part of NAIDOC week celebrations, the City of Perth Elders Portraits will be displayed in a Council House exhibition entitled Moorditj Bridyas - Solid Bosses.

  • Dates:Nov 10 - Jan 29
  • Time(s):8am - 5pm Weekdays
  • Venue:Council House

Details

  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Photography
  • Other:History

Description

During NAIDOC Week, the City of Perth is celebrating the life and legacy of Whadjuk Nyoongar Elders through newly commissioned photographic portraits and oral histories. As part of its recognition of Aboriginal culture and ongoing commitment towards reconciliation, the City commissioned WA photographer Eva Fernandez to capture the spirit and essence of the ten Elders who comprise the City’s Elders Advisory Group:

Aunty Theresa Walley, Aunty Doolan Eatts, Uncle Ben Taylor, Aunty Margaret Culbong, Aunty Muriel Bowie, Uncle Walter Eatts, Uncle Farley Garlett, Aunty Irene McNamara, Uncle Albert McNamara and Uncle Noel Nannup.

The Elders Advisory Group was established in 2018 and guided the City of Perth in launching its first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan with the aim of moving forward together, to form positive and trusting relationships.
 
Uncle Farley Garlett said it was important the Elders were recognised for the progress they had made with the City of Perth.
 
“Any opportunity we get as Elders to present a positive story, or even a negative one, to the main powers is encouraging. We’ve been lucky that the City of Perth has been receptive to the conversations we’ve had over the last few years. It has been nothing but positive,” he said.
 
“The Elders Portraits recognise the hard work we have done – to document and leave a legacy of the Elders that have worked here. The portraits tell our people and other people that there was a relationship going on between City of Perth and Whadjuk Elders.”

Aunty Margaret Culbong said it had been empowering to work alongside her Elders as part of the City of Perth’s Elders Advisory Group.
 

Twilight Hawkers Markets 2020

Perth's original and largest hawkers market is back for another round of balmy Friday nights and delectable street food. With live local music and 35 food stalls, it’s the perfect night out.

  • Dates:Nov 13 to Mar 26
  • Time(s):4.30pm to 9.30pm

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Perth
  • Venue Address:Forrest Place Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Community
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events
  • Other:Markets

Description

Experience food from around the globe as you immerse yourself in this market setting.

Held each Friday during the warmer season, Forrest Place will come alive with live musical entertainment and up to 35 food stalls offering a wide range of rustic international street food.

Vegan options available each week at select stalls.

Food is served from 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Twilight Hawkers Market runs from 13 November to 26 March 2021. 

We Will Rock You

Seen by over 16 million fans worldwide, this awe-inspiring production is based on the songs of Queen, and is created by Ben Elton.

  • Dates:Nov 10-15, 18-22
  • Time(s):Matinee shows 1:00pm, 2:00pm; Evening shows 7:30pm
  • Venue:Crown Theatre Perth

Details

  • Venue Address:Crown Theatre Perth, Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
  • Ticket Price FROM:$59
  • Ticket price TO:$120
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Event Venue:Crown Theatre Perth

Description

Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course, We Will Rock You.

The musical takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation... rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance - an alliance of rebel Bohemians.

Presented by Platinum Entertainment (WA) and by arrangement with David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au

The show is guaranteed to blow your mind! 

Perth Podcast Festival Launch & Panel Discussion

Perth Podcast Festival is back for 2020, with more events and opportunities for the media community than ever before!

  • Dates:Nov 11
  • Time(s):5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Venue:Spacecubed
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Spacecubed
  • Venue Address:Level 9, 32 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Other:Technology,Writers Festivals

Description

Join us for this special celebration to kick off the week of events, workshops and networking opportunities as we bring you an expert panel featuring some of WA's best and brightest.

Hosted at Murdoch University's CBD space, come along from 5:30PM on Wednesday November 11 to hear from panellists:

Heidi Anderson: Radio & Media Broadcaster
Lachie Samuel: Host of the hit Open Up Podcast
Elsa Silberstein: Radio Producer at ABC
Stick around afterwards to network with likeminded individuals in the media community, and enjoy hearing about what's to come during Perth Podcast Festival 2020.

This event is made possible thanks to the support and partnership of Murdoch University.

A bit more about your panellists...

Heidi Anderson has worked in breakfast radio as a host around the country (Perth, Newcastle, Bunbury, Bathurst) for ten years sharing stories from everyone else’s life. Now, Heidi is the host of First Time Parents Podcast, in the midst of writing her first book and running her own business coaching women in self-love, mindset and business ideas.

Lachie Samuel is the host of the Open Up Podcast, which he first started recording as a suicidal FIFO worker in his donga, has become a Top10 mental health podcast. Since then, that podcast has allowed Lachie to create a business helping FIFO businesses better understand and educate their workforce on pre-emptive mental health. He also created the first ever FIFO Mental Health Summit, is a keynote speaker for the Mental Health Foundation of Australia and has been nominated for West Australian of the Year (result pending).

Elsa Silberstein is a podcast presenter and producer. She has worked as a freelancer across corporate and creative ventures helping companies and brands realise their audience and create intimate audio stories. Her podcast credits include Stories from the Inside, All The Best, Untold WA, The Lester Prize Podcast and All In The Mind. Recently, she produced The Smiling Mind Podcast which reached #1 in Fitness and Mental Health categories on the Apple Podcast charts. Elsa began her career in audio as a late night presenter on Triple J and currently hosts The Done Thing; a curious guide to social norms. 

Remembrance Day at ANZAC Cottage

Join with us as we pay homage to those who have served our nation.

  • Dates:Nov 11
  • Time(s):4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Venue:ANZAC Cottage

Details

  • Hosted By:Friends of ANZAC Cottage Inc
  • Venue Address:38 Kalgoorlie St, Mt Hawthorn
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,History,Lectures & Talks,Military,Museum events

Description

Remembrance Day commemorates the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918, signalling the conclusion of hostilities in World War I.  The signing occurred at 11am on the outskirts of Paris, and at that time it was 6pm in Western Australia.  Because of this, the Friends of ANZAC Cottage has timed its Remembrance Day service to occur at sunset (beginning at 5:30pm) on November 11. 

This year, given the current issues with the pandemic, the theme for Remembrance Day will be the 1918/1919 Spanish flu as it affected Australia.  Prior to the service there will be poppy making for children, the opportunity to hear the ANZAC Cottage story, guided tours of the Cottage and the Field of Remembrance will be on display for you to add a cross for your service man or woman. 

The Cottage, situated at 38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mount Hawthorn, will be open from 4:30pm to 6pm and entry is free.  Afternoon tea will be available for a gold coin donation.

For more information, please contact Anne on email [email protected]

 

The Boys in the Band

A deliriously delicious, bitingly bitchy, groundbreaking gay play comes to Perth!

  • Dates:Nov 11 - 14
  • Time(s):7:30pm. Matinees on 7th and 14th November at 2:00pm.
  • Venue:Dolphin Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:GRADS
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA 6009
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$35
  • Event Venue:Dolphin Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre

Description

Award-winning director Barry Park is at the helm of the forthcoming GRADS’ production of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking smash hit play THE BOYS IN THE BAND, which will be staged at The Dolphin Theatre, UWA from 4th to 14th November.

After half a century, back on stage will be the camping, the fighting and laughing and crying, Mart Crowley’s insightful portrait of gay friendship as both endurance test and saving grace.

One of the first productions to put gay lives front and centre, it is about a group of entertaining, angst-ridden, openly gay men who gather for a friend's birthday - which goes horribly wrong.

‘This play has a wide appeal,’ Park says, ‘as it is an engrossing, character-driven story. Older audiences will be reminded about how different attitudes and values were in the 60s, while those who are younger will be intrigued to see how difficult it was to be gay 52 years ago. Many will recognise aspects of themselves in the play, as essentially the play is about how people relate to one other. ‘

Fifty years after it first opened, THE BOYS IN THE BAND finally made it to Broadway, a production that won the Tony Award for best revival, directed by Joe Mantello with a cast that included Zachary Quinto and Jim Parsons. A new film version of the play featuring the entire Broadway cast is on Netflix in September.

Be sure not to miss the rare opportunity to see this deliriously delicious, bitingly bitchy, groundbreaking gay play, which has not been performed in Perth for years!

Tickets are $35, $25 concession (groups of 8+, pensioners, students). Book at: https://www.ticketswa.com/ Enquiries: [email protected] Phone: 08 6488 2440 Call between Noon and 4pm on weekdays. The Dolphin Theatre is located within the University of WA with entry from Mounts Bay Road or Hackett Drive. Parking is free. The production is by arrangement with ORIGIN Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Inc.

Aussie Yarns With Ron Bradfield Junior

Join the City of Perth Library to hear the intriguing and uplifting yarns of Ron Bradfield Jnr, a natural storyteller and proud Bardi man.

  • Dates:Nov 12
  • Time(s):6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Venue:City of Perth Library

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Perth Library
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
  • Other:Lectures & Talks
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

Come along to meet Ron Bradfield Jnr as he shares stories focusing on the things that unite us all.

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, Ron will lead a conversation to help us consider how we can come together as a nation, despite the difficult times we have faced in the past and the challenges of the present.

About Ron Bradfield Jnr

As the CYO (Chief Yarning Officer) of Yarns R Us, Ron facilitates cultural conversations for all kinds of groups. Ron helps Australians revisit and explore their personal stories and consider their own connections to this place their home!

NAIDOC Week Community Movie Night

Join us for BREC’s NAIDOC Week Community Movie Night in partnership with Dandjoo Events.

  • Dates:Nov 12
  • Time(s):5:30pm
  • Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:BREC and Yaka Dandjoo Events
  • Venue Address:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, 2 Blair Street, Bunbury WA 6230, Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
  • Event Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Description

Experience Adam Goodes’ inspiring film The Final Quarter on BREC’s big screen and then join the conversation.

Winner of multiple awards, including Film Critics Circle’s, Best Feature Documentary 2019, The Final Quarter tells the significant story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes. Through the lens of Goodes’ journey, the documentary explores race, identity and belonging in Australia today.

This free community event will kick off at 5.30pm with a sausage sizzle followed by The Final Quarter screening at 6pm. The evening continues with a popcorn and tea break after the movie, plus bonus screening of Stan Grant’s powerful racism speech kindly provided by The Ethics Centre.

To empower positive discussion about issues raised in the films, a yarning circle will follow the screenings, facilitated by Yaka Dandjoo Chair, Karen Jetta and other community leaders.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

This is a free community event but please register for your tickets online. Due to Western Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions tickets are limited for this event. If you experience any issues while booking tickets please contact the Box office team on 1300 661 272. The Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

Puffs: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

YOU may know of a certain boy wizard who went to wizard school for seven years – but do you know the story of The Puffs, who happened to be there too?

  • Dates:Nov 12 - 15
  • Time(s):8pm November 12, 13 & 14; 2pm November 14; 6pm November 15
  • Venue:Don Russell Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Art in Motion Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:Lot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie
  • Ticket Price:$25, $20 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

YOU may know of a certain boy wizard who went to wizard school for seven years – but do you know the story of The Puffs, who happened to be there too?

Coming to the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre is the play Puffs by Matt Cox, which also has the alternative title Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.

The Art in Motion Theatre Company production is directed by Lys Tickner and described as “a play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world”.

A cult hit since first opening Off-Broadway in 2015, Puffs had a record-breaking three-month season in Melbourne in 2018.

Puffs has a hilarious, friendly and heart-warming tone,” Lys said. “The Puffs are the underdogs of the school, always coming in fourth place.

“It’s a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through wizard school.

“The show is an inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else’s story.”

The main challenge, according to Lys, is the play’s fast pace.

“Quite a few of the jokes and the comedy would be lost if the pace wasn’t right,” she said.

“And because Puffs is in no way associated with a certain well-known brand, we have to be vigilant about not breaching any copyright laws.”

A member of Roleystone Theatre since 1989, Lys directed her first play – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – as a 20-year-old in 1993.

She has gone on to direct Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Little Shop of Horrors, High School Musical, The Snow Queen and Grease and has been involved in a plethora of productions, either singing, dancing, acting or stage-managing.

In 2018, Lys established the Art in Motion Theatre Company with a group of like-minded people who wanted to put the fun back into theatre.

Earlier this year, she co-directed The Last Five Years at Fringe World, picking up a weekly award in the music and musicals category.

“I haven’t tackled a play for a few years and was introduced to Puffs through the Off-Broadway live recording and could see the challenge in directing such a quick-moving play,” Lys said.

Puffs plays at 8pm November 12, 13 and 14; 2pm November 14 and 6pm November 15. Tickets are $25, $20 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/BLKMC.

The Don Russell Performing Arts Centre is at Lot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie.

The Pokeingham Murders 2020

Where there's a WILL... there's a MURDER...

  • Dates:Nov 12 - 14
  • Time(s):6.30pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Venue Address:827-905 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$110
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Food & Drink:Degustation
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Description

It is 1939 and the English Cotswold beauty spot Pokeingham-Softly-on-the-Wold is mourning the death of elderly heiress Rose Stimper, who had made the quiet village her home for almost seventy years.

Miss Stimper, in an act of philanthropy, has bequeathed the Village a large sum of money and left instructions that the villagers must decide how best to spend it. A public meeting has been arranged and the village is buzzing with excitement. Everyone seems to have ideas on how to spend the money and the entire village turns out to attend the meeting at Pokeingham Hall, which has been thrown open for the first time in many years to host the event.

Lord and Lady Pokeingham are all set to welcome you into their home, but beware. All is not as it seems. There are dark forces at work in Pokeingham-Softly-on-the-Wold…

You are invited to dress in the style of the period, as you work together to solve the mystery.

 

A Boy Named Cash

A Boy Named Cash starring Monty Cotton is a Johnny Cash experience like no other!

  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):Doors open 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
  • Venue:Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:48 Canning Road Kalamunda
  • Ticket Price:Concession and standard
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Music:Blues,Country & Folk

Description

The energy and uncanny vocal resemblance that Monty Cotton can so aptly perform is something that needs to be seen to be believed!

A few years ago Monty Cotton decided it was time for a sea change. Leaving behind a corporate accounting job in Sydney, Monty set sail to pursue the life of a musician in Western Australia.

Monty woke up one day and realised he could imitate Johnny Cash so he set out across Australia and the UK performing his A Boy Named Cash show and even took it to TV on The Voice Australia.

 

Esperance Community DISCO

Ready to dance away your worries? Then join us for a FREE community DISCO!

  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Venue Address:Council Place, Esperance WA 6450
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free

Description

TIX AVAILABLE 21st October 12 noon!
2020…….. What just happened!!!!
As a little *gesture* to shake off our Winter (and C word) blues, the Esperance Civic Centre invite you to come and have a Boogie with us!!!
Friday 13th November 6:00pm – 9:00pm, we welcome you to an ALL ages, ALL abilities DISCO PARTY.
Entry is FREE, but you will need to register - as we all need some space to boogie!!!
Register via the LINK on the DISCO PARTY event at
https://www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events/disco-party
Kiosk open for snack and drinks, burgers will be available for purchase.
Please note this is an ALCOHOL FREE event.
*Limited spots available*

Flopfest Film Festival 2020

Perth's most prestigious amateur film festival - Flopfest!

  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):Opens 7.00pm
  • Venue:North Perth Town Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Flopfest Film Festival
  • Venue Address:North Perth Town Hall, 26 View Street, North Perth, WA 6006
  • Ticket Price:Discounted tickets marked us 'unwaged' available for persons currently unemployed.
  • Ticket Price FROM:$6.30
  • Ticket price TO:$10.50
  • Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance
  • Other:Film Festivals

Description

On the 13th of November at North Perth Town Hall, the fourth year of Flopfest will take place. A multitude of short films will play at the event, in addition to creative animation, documentaries, sketches and even Instagram stories - all with a vivid cinematic ambiance. Being a community film festival, anyone can submit a film regardless of any background or prior understanding making it an event that everyone can participate in.

Guided Walk - Yanchep Foreshore

Come and explore your local conservation reserve with an experienced guide who will introduce you to an array of plants and animals living in your local area. Enjoy a morning tea afterwards.

  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):9:30 - 11:30
  • Venue:Yanchep Foreshore

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Wanneroo Conservation Team
  • Venue Address:Meet at Mary Lindsay Homestead, 100 Capricorn Esplanade, Yanchep.
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Other:Travel
  • Produced By:City of Wanneroo
  • Sports:Walking
  • Type:Community,Free

Description

Explore the bush with an experienced guide.

In conjunction with Yanchep Coastcare and Perth NRM

Meet at Mary Lindsay Homestead, 100 Capricorn Esplanade, Yanchep.

Morning tea provided
Please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy enclosed shoes and a hat plus sun cream

To register or for further information, please call the City of Wanneroo Conservation Team on 9405 5000 or email: [email protected]

James Abberley - 'You're The One' Tour - Vancouver Arts Centre

James Abberley, with his warming, coastal acoustic sounds and gently pulsing minimalistic beats, has released his new single 'You're The One'

  • Time(s):8.00pm to 10.30pm AWST
  • Venue:Vancouver Arts Center
  • Dates:Nov 13

Details

  • Music:Country & Folk,Indie & Alternative,Gig Guide
  • Hosted By:James Abberley
  • Venue Address:85 Vancouver Street Albany, WA 6330
  • Ticket Price:22.19

Description

With his warming, coastal acoustic sounds and gently pulsing minimalistic beats that push and pull with the tides of the ocean, James Abberley from the Western-shores of Australia is releasing an introspective single, 'You're The One' (Out October 30).

Over the past number of years, Abberley has hit impressive milestones throughout his career which include supporting the likes of Xavier RuddThe WaifsPaul DempsyAsh Grunwald and Kim Churchill. Abberley's also performed at a number of WA festivals including Nannup Festival and Into The Sun Festival to name a few.

In January this year, Abberley made his way to New Zealand for the first time where four of the six shows sold out. This trend has continued with the return of live music in WA with Abberley selling out his last 5 shows. 

Now in quick succession to follow up his most recent single 'Drifting' (released in August) is 'You're The One'. With a "from the heart" passion and seriousness, this weighty number is indicative of the heart-pounding emotions tied to a yearning for the one as the title suggests. Abberley states:

"'You're The One' is about that moment when you are trying to fall asleep, but no matter what you do, you just can't get that person that you love or want out of your head. It's amazing to me that you can feel like a slave to your own thoughts."

Generating this feeling is Abberley's easy listening blend of acoustic-folk, minimalistic beats and his tender vocal tone that is laced with a soft Australiana accent.

Abberley's music imbues a sense of tranquillity and meditative space for introspection. 
 
For those in WA wanting to catch Abberley live-looping performance, find more information about the single tour which is expected to sell out below.
 
'You're The One' Single Tour  

Nov 6 - The Aardvark, Freemantle.
Nov 13 - Vancouver Arts Center, Albany.
Nov 21 - Little Village, Margaret River.
All tickets via Eventbrite.com.au

Joanna's Sunset Lounge: "Blues by the bay" with Lauralee Faith

Lauralee Faith..soulful, stripped back & raw, backed by some of Perth’s finest musicians, Patrick Woodley & Dan Ablett.

  • Venue:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):5:30 - 7:30pm, 7:30 - 9:30pm Sunday Night

Details

  • Music:Blues,Soul & Gospel,Rock
  • Other:Music
  • Food & Drink:Food Event
  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle 6160 WA
  • Ticket Price FROM:$22.50
  • Ticket price TO:$45.50

Description

With songs from Solomon Burke, Tedeschi Trucks & Sam Cooke to Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt & Etta James and a couple of originals thrown in for good measure. It’s a night to be remembered.