ECU's Open Day at the Mount Lawley campus gives you the perfect opportunity to see our talented students in action in rehearsals, classes and short concerts.
Venue:ECU Mount Lawley Campus
Produced By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA.
Speak with staff members about course options and learn about auditions. Marvel at the design work, costumes and props on display. Check out the superbly equipped lighting and sound studios, the music technology labs and the scenery construction workshops. Explore the campus, take a backstage tour and attend information sessions.
One of the world’s great minds challenges Australians and explains what is happening in and to the world.
Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Event Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hosted By:Lateral Events
Other:Lectures & Talking
This current affair show, live on stage, is a provocative, insightful, and witty evening with international human rights judge and barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC.
Geoffrey Robertson will analyse the current Australian and global politics, the current international turmoil, explain how fake news distorts democracy, what is really happening to the royal family, and his calls for Australian constitutional regeneration.
He will explain what is happening to Julian Assange, how to stop the rich from inheriting the world, and the thinking behind ‘Bad People – and How to Be Rid of Them.’
The show will give an insight into his life and famous cases and his crusade to restore cultural property from museums around the world to the people from whom it was stolen.
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2022 Top Dog Film Festival.
Dates:Aug 19 - 20
Time(s):Fri, 19 Aug at 7pm OR Sat, 20 Aug at 2pm
Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre
Event Venue:State Theatre Centre
Hosted By:Top Dog Film Festival
Ticket Price:From $21
Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2022 Top Dog Film Festival. Meet 4 legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all those they encounter.
Experience heartfelt stories of people who dedicate their lives to improving the outcomes for man’s best friend and take a look at the lighter side of the pet-owner relationship.
The 2022 Top Dog Film Festival presents a 2-hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.
Amanda Westley returns for her second exhibition at Japingka Gallery.
Dates:Aug 19 - Sept 30
Time(s):Weekdays 10 AM -5 PM ; Weekends 12 - 5 PM
Hosted By:Japingka Gallery
Amanda's paintings evoke the coastal landscapes around her home country around Victor Harbor, the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Coorong in South Australia. Amanda’s family are Ngarrindjeri people and Amanda credits her maternal grandfather with her natural inclination towards art and the cultural background of her family.
Amanda Westley creates artworks filled with the flow and energy of life along the coast. There are the rhythms of the waves and the sea, the falling away of the cliffs down towards the sea. The colours are of both land and sea, showing the interaction between the two along the land’s edge
Most successful modern-time composer Benjamin Britten's performs War Requiem, conducted by Asher Fisch.
Dates:Aug 19 - 20
Time(s):7.30pm Fri 19 Aug, 7.30pm Sat 20 Aug
Venue:Perth Concert Hall
Ticket Price:$30- $98
Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
Produced By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Furious, tender, harrowing and harmonious, Britten’s anti-war anthem decries the senselessness of the battlefield. Interweaving the poignant words of celebrated war poet Wilfred Owen with the Latin text of the Requiem mass, Britten laments the collective bloodshed and sorrow with a vital and visceral oratorio on the hell of war.
A three-day celebration of the art of the Pilbara.
Venue:The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts,Drawing
Produced By:The Art Gallery of Western Australia | AGWA
Event Venue:The Art Gallery of Western Australia | AGWA
Hosted By:The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Ticket Price:Free Admission
Join us as we welcome Pilbara artists and art centres to AGWA for a three-day program of talks, tours, sharing, and workshops to celebrate the final weeks of the expansive Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara exhibition.
Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara brings together more than 70 artists and over 190 artworks. This extraordinary body of work features the most exciting contemporary art coming out of the region while paying homage to the legacy that has informed it, offering a rare and broad-reaching insight into the region’s artistic output over the years.
The exhibition closes on Sunday 28 August, so join us on 19-21 August for an unmissable celebration of Pilbara culture with artist talks, art demonstrations and family activities.
Visit the website for the full weekend program.
With a brand-new single ‘Killing It Off’ in tow, the band dubbed the most exciting live act on both sides of the Tasman will be coming to PERTH in AUGUST!
Event Venue:Astor Theatre Perth
Music:Indie & Alternative,Gig Guide
Hot off the back of their #1 NZ single ‘Cool it Down’ and a sold out Aus tour supporting music icons Six60, Perth band of brothers Coterie are hitting the road for their first ever Australian headline run.
The acclaimed indie-dance trio will be kicking off their largest headline tour to date this August, including a show on our South Lawn.
Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
Music:Indie & Alternative,Electronic,Gig Guide
Known for their stellar onstage charisma, Crooked Colours have built a devout following across Australia having sold out numerous previous headline tours, alongside a multitude of festival slots across Wildlands, For The Love, Splendour In The Grass & Laneway Festival.
With the upcoming release of their first single of 2022, ‘Feel It’, further teasing their third studio album, this tour will showcase one of Australia’s hottest electronic acts as they continue from strength to strength.
Secure your tickets now as these will be in high demand!
Perth Doctor Who spin-off author Chris Thomas will be at the first annual Perth Horror Film Festival from August 19 to 21 to sign copies of his latest novel.
Dates:August 19, 20, 21
Time(s):6pm August 19 & 20; 1pm August 21
Venue:The Backlot, West Perth
Other:Artist & Author Book,Literature
Hosted By:Perth Horror Fans
Ticket Price:Books $20; Friday film night tix $17.50; Sat & Sun film tix $15
Using characters from Doctor Who’s classic era, Lethbridge-Stewart: Blue Blood is an action-packed thriller best described as “sci-fi horror”.
Bodies of missing people around the world start turning up, as if ripped apart by wild animals, seemingly linked to an experiment gone wrong 30 years ago in World War II.
“Given the horror elements in my novel, the Perth Horror Film Festival seemed an ideal place to do a book signing,” Thomas said.
“Many Doctor Who stories themselves have drawn on horror classics such as Frankenstein, Dracula and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or styles of horror, including Nordic noir.
“They all have a broody atmosphere that draws you in but add a science-fiction twist along the way.
“On August 20, the Perth Horror Film Festival is having its own night of sci-fi horror with several local short films evoking the theme and the main feature, The Day the Earth Caught Fire.”
Thomas will be signing copies of his novel, available for $20 cash, from 6pm August 19 and 20 and 1pm August 21.
Dr George's paintings reflect Tingari and Snake Dreaming stories from his traditional country at Karrinwara.
Dates:Aug 19 - Sept 30
Time(s):Weekdays 10 AM -5 PM ; Weekends 12 - 5 PM
Hosted By:Japingka Gallery
The artworks by Dr George possess a wonderful rawness and boldness, conveying his strong continuous association with traditional country and its ceremonies and body painting rituals.
Dr George was a traditional Aboriginal medicine man, a Ngangkari or Clever Man, and has worked with Kintore and Tjukurla medical clinics. His paintings reflect Tingari stories from his traditional country at Karrinwara, west of Kintore and Kilingya west of Jupiter Well.
Do you love horror films? Maybe it’s the adrenalin rush or perhaps it’s the alternative realities such as zombie outbreaks or alien infestations?
Dates:August 19, 20, 21
Time(s):6.30pm August 19 & 20; 1.30pm August 21
Hosted By:Perth Horror Fans
Whatever the reason, fans of the genre are in for some good news – the first annual Perth Horror Film Festival is ready to engage you in plenty of fear, suspense and terror with a variety of popular movies and independent shorts.
From August 19 to 21, the Perth Horror Fans are taking over The Backlot Perth for three days of terrifying chills, bloody deaths and audience screams. Perth Horror Fans director Vanessa Gudgeon said the festival had been curated by genre fans – for genre fans.
“The program showcases the incredible talents of local horror and science-fiction short filmmakers, paired with classic feature films that are rarely screened in Australia,” she said.
“There are lots of prizes being given away across the three days. Audience members are able to have their say by voting for their pick of best short film.
“The goal is to inspire filmmakers to uphold the standards of genre filmmaking in WA, while still being given the freedom to make the films they want.”
A carnival weekend celebrating beer, booze, food and all the good times that roll with it.
Dates:Aug 19 - 20
Food & Drink:Beer
Born and bred in our home city, Perth Craft Beer Festival has always been about enjoying quality produce and supporting locals, as well as revealing new and exciting things to try from near and far. The new decade has seen the event transform and expands into Froth Town, showcasing 75+ local and international breweries plus an epic range of quality food offerings, special guest DJs, live music, plus an abundance of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
If the beer doesn’t tickle your fancy, check out some of the wineries, distilleries and cideries that will be showcasing other quality drops. Froth Town has cemented itself as a highlight in any city’s winter calendar.
F*YEAH FRIDAY - Aug 19 // 5pm - 11pm
SATURDAY-FOR-IT - Aug 20 // 10am - 4pm
SUPER SATURDAY - Aug 20 // 5pm 11pm
Nancy Stokes, a 55-year-old widow, is yearning for some adventure, human connection, and some sex--some good sex.
Dates:In Cinemas Aug 18
In GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) embodies the candor and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders) personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human connection.
The Midnite Youth Theatre Company’s performers come together to perform Green Day’s American Idiot, a rock musical encompassing songs from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album.
Time(s):Aug 18-19 7pm; Aug 20 2pm
Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre
Hosted By:The Midnite Youth Theatre Company
Green Day were heavily involved in the musical’s development from its first iteration at the Berkeley Repertory and to Broadway and beyond – Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong also stepped into the critical role of St. Jimmy on Broadway a few times during its run.
The musical made it’s debut on Broadway in 2010 and features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot”. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”
It tells the story of three friends, Johnny, Will and Tunny - each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 America, discovering love, loss, drugs, sex and rock and roll along the way.
American Idiot will be directed by Artistic Director of Midnite, Gregory Jones, with musical direction by Jarrod Van Dort conducting an eight-person live band.
"We are excited to bring this explosive rock opera to life", says Midnite's Director, Gregory Jones. “It’s a high-octane show with strong social messages that are relevant today, providing an opportunity for young people to challenge their decision making and express themselves.”
The production brings together a talented ensemble of year 11 and 12 students from a range of schools throughout WA. Based at Christ Church Grammar School, Midnite has a reputation for producing outstanding productions and nurturing young and upcoming WA talent.
Note: the show contains coarse language and mature themes.
Araluen welcomes thousands through the gates to marvel at a kaleidoscope of colours. With countless opportunities for the perfect selfie or for a family day out, the spring festival is for everyone!
Time(s):9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue:Araluen Botanic Park
Dates:Aug 19 - Sep 30
Other:Flowers & Gardens
Hosted By:Araluen Botanic Park
Food and entertainment will be present throughout the spring festival, with various food and drink options available. Including grab-and-go options from the Roundhouse Café, and seated food and drink at the iconic Chalet Healy Café. Children’s entertainment will be provided including face painting, with the added opportunity to have a go using our Augmented Reality filters! Watch in wonder as the children enter a digital world before your eyes, chasing fairies and catching frogs. The popular train will also return on weekends to take children and adults alike around the park to marvel at tulips and other blooms. Purchase a ticket and hop on board outside the Chalet Healy Café!
The Countdown is on to the Lake Perkolilli Red Dust Revival 2022 from 19 to 25 September 2022.
Hosted By:Motoring Past
The Red Dust Revival begins informally on Monday 19 September and continues on Tuesday with informal practice. The first cars and bikes will arrive over the weekend and have test runs on the track. Participants will arrive over a few days. Cars and motorcycles will be able to do some tuning and become acquainted with the track.
The event proper begins on Wednesday 21 September with formal practice when there will be cars and motorcycles alternating for practice at speed on the track. At no time are non-competitors allowed to drive on the track. We need to preserve the track. Track insurance only covers participants.
Thursday 22 September is for timed speed runs for car and bikes to establish handicap times. Our plan is for everyone to be able to do a timed lap of Perkolilli at their own top speed. The circuit is about two miles long so with about 110 cars and 40 motorcycles, everyone should be able to explore the capabilities of their own driving and their car. Of course, the event is about fun not who wins (the winners are the ones who have managed to make it to Perko!) or who is fastest.
Friday 23 September to Sunday 25 September will be the spectacle of motorcycle racing and cars in fields eight putting on demonstrations of racing as it was in the glory days. The car events will be arranged so that we have staggered starts and massed finishes across the line. This will make it very entertaining for participants and spectators.
The aim is for everyone to be able to experience what it was like to race at Lake Perkolilli in the events held between 1914 and 1939 and have a lot of fun. Lake Perkolilli is not a modern race track so top speeds for the fastest cars will be moderated for safety.
Of course, the Red Dust Revival is not just about what happens on the track. The pits are open and talking to the participants about their bikes and cars is one thing which makes it special. It is awesome that so many people have built and prepared vehicles to take to Perkolilli, and they are always up for a chat!
Variety Goldfields has put in a huge effort to create a village atmosphere at Lake Perkolilli for the week. Food and drink will be available all day, from breakfast to dinner. If you are camping (please book through TryBooking.com) you won’t even need to cook or make your own cuppa!
The ever popular Long Table Dinner, this year under the Kimberely stars at the Mary Island Fishing Club on Elder Street Derby.
Time(s):4.30 - 9.30pm
Venue:Mary Island Fishing Club
Food & Drink:Food Event
The event will be a classy affair, from 5 pm enjoy the sunset view from the newly completed spacious deck, then sit down for a three course meal with fabulous live music and a huge dance floor will be available.
Tickets go on sale soon at the Derby Visitors Center. Full bar and disabled access.
What better way to celebrate the sweeter side of 70s pop than by spending a fun filled hour with Melissa Langton and Mark Jones-the Captain and Tennille of Australian Cabaret!
Time(s):7:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
Dates:Aug 18 - 20
Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
Hosted By:Downstairs at the Maj
What a decade it was! The Carpenters had only just begun, ABBA were sending out an SOS, Helen Reddy was woman and we heard her roar! Featuring an avalanche of easy listening from The Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, ABBA, Peter Allen, Carole King, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Sister Janet Meade & Kermit The Frog! Songs include: You Are the Sunshine of My Life, New York State of Mind, I Honestly Love You, Imagine, Short People, The Long and Winding Road, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, It’s Too Late, Sing, Big Yellow Taxi & Love Will Keep Us Together.
She’s got the moves of Joe Cocker. He’s got Freddie Mercury’s teeth. She’s got the dress sense of the Bay City Rollers. He’s got the pure animal magnetism of Leo Sayer.
They’re gonna nail this!
Warning: Show may contain traces of Mull of Kintyre!
Join Mama Red & the Dark Blues, and special guests Nat Ripepi and Kat Kinley, at Lyric’s Underground, August 19, 2022, and witness the birth of a new era for Mama Red and the crew.
Accessibility:Lyric's Underground is wheelchair accessible via an elevator with universal restrooms.
Hosted By:Lyric's Underground
Mama Red & the Dark Blues take listeners on a musical journey to Hades via Lost Love Canyon, Near Miss Alley and Shotgun Street – and bring them out feeling like they’ve ridden a thousand miles on a horse named Sorrow, but lived to tell the tale.
Described as ‘Alt-Country-Pop with a hint of blues’, but messing with genres, gender stereotypes and refusing to be stylistically confined, the band’s eclecticism and originality is part of their charm.
After a (more than) five year wait, the band is releasing their new conscious concept album, Long Way to Redemption, at Lyric’s Underground. The band has evolved, and hard hitting social, environmental, political and personal themes bring both pathos and positivity to this release.
In true Dark Blues form, the new work is heavy with heart-wrenching harmony, moving fearlessly across genres, but woven together seamlessly through lyrical narrative and dark Australian Gothic storytelling.
Harry Deluxe (AKA Mama Red) – Lead vox
Melanie Bainbridge – Song writer, Backing vox
Therese Cruise – Backing vox
(Big) Al James – Guitar, vox
Holly Norman – Drums, percussion, vox
Johnny (the fox) Wilson – Bass
Alistair McEvoy – Saxophone
Sanshi - Digeridoo
Intersection is a collaboration between Perth abstract artist Sherylle Dovaston, and talented portrait artist Louise Thorpe, and explores the intersection between abstraction and figuration.
Time(s):5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hosted By:DOVA Collective
The fabulous CBD location speaks to the intersection between art and business, work and life, echoing the overarching theme of this exhibition series.
Sherylle’s abstractions recollect human experiences that occur in the minute intersections of our daily lives, while Louise’s emotive portraits remind us of the poignancy of the connection to self and others.
After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.
Dates:In Cinemas Aug 19th
Esther's terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous "child" at any cost.
British theatre company Get Lost & Found partnered with Interactive Theatre International (ITI) are proud to present the Australian Premiere of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers.
Venue:Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema
Hosted By:Interactive Theatre International
All around the world, Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing not only from books but children’s minds too! Now only a Secret Organisation known as The Ancient Guild of Taletenders can save the stories and they need your help…
Especially made for ages six and up, the show is an immersive and interactive performance, involving games and imaginative play, The production is fully commissioned and endorsed by the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, and that it is the only interactive show under licence worldwide.
This delightfully engaging show is set to warm the hearts of parents and children through its nostalgically magical atmosphere.
The popular annual Save The Children Book Sale is back!
Dates:Aug 19 - 24
Time(s):3pm Friday 19 August until Wednesday 24 August, daily from 9am
Venue:Undercroft, Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia
Event Venue:The University of Western Australia
Type:Charity and Fundraising
Hosted By:University of Western Australia
Ticket Price:Free event
This year the annual Save the Children Book Sale presents a wonderful opportunity to stock up on reading for the whole family at low, low prices.
The sale has tens of thousands of books for all ages with an extensive range of subjects. Whatever your area of interest, it’s almost certainly included here.
All the books have been donated and carefully sorted by volunteers to ensure only the very best quality is presented at our sale.
The Sale takes place at the Undercroft, Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia, from Friday 19 August until Wednesday 24 August, opening at 3pm on Friday and then at 9am daily.
All proceeds go to Save The Children Australia.