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
Boorloo/Perth-based alt-pop act Bad Weather have returned with a sparkling new single ‘Flowers In Your Room’ and are ready to showcase this at YMCA HQ, Leederville.
Music:Pop,Indie & Alternative,Gig Guide
In the live arena, Bad Weather have sold out a headline show and shared the stage with the likes of End of Fashion, Death By Denim, Young Robin, and Boat Show.
Previous singles were widely embraced by the likes of Australian radio stations Triple J Unearthed, RTR FM as well as blog support from Pilerats and X-Press Magazine.
A unique, inspiring global gala & dinner celebrating ALL women, multicultural unity & budding talent, presented by Canning Show & CAHRS.
Time(s):6.00pm - 10.00pm
Venue:Cannington Exhibition Centre
Hosted By:Cannington Exhibition Centre
Ticket Price:$25.00 + Booking Fee
# About this event
Debuting with an incredible sold-out event last year, BLOOM returns for a uniquely inspiring, entertaining, joyous, insightful, delicious & empowering global gala event, celebrating all womxn, diverse cultural communities, multicultural unity, and budding female talent.
No matter your geographic, social, cultural, or ethnic background, ALL WOMEN 18+ are invited to unite for an inclusive, value-packed, and memorable evening, presented by Canning Show & CAHRS.
Expect a rare night filled with opportunities to learn, be inspired, enjoy, and share everything that makes females and diverse communities so blooming brilliant!
BLOOM reflects the commitment of not-for-profit organisation Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society and Canning Show’s commitment to respect, inclusivity, diversity, fairness, compassion, generosity, social connection, supporting local businesses and organisations, and promoting a greater sense of belonging and empowerment for ALL people – and, in this case, focusing solely on womxn.
The night promises to be equal parts enlightening, exciting, social, surprising and FUN, featuring talented women of all backgrounds showcasing everything from world performances to continent-roaming cuisines, traditional fashions, and global goods.
• Cockburn Chinese Community Association: Performing Xing Jiang and Qipao style dances.
• Indonesian Peacock Kids & Adult Dance Group (Diana Williams): Angklung Peacock dance.
• Torc Ceili Club: Interactive, high-energy traditional Irish dance performance.
• Alexandra Thomson (professional clarinetist, London's Royal Academy of Music Masters): Playing Penderecki (1933); Prelude for solo clarinet Widmann (1973); Fantasie.
• RumbaFit Perth; Colombian Zumba Dance.
• MC Kim MacIsaac (Fashion Stylist, Founder of Op Styling) guides the night to help us discover more about the many cultures represented, and have fun whilst doing it!
# FOOD & DRINKS:
• Dinner included in tickets! Enjoy a sit-down buffet taking your tastebuds on a global journey, presented by United in Diversity’s Kitchen of Diversity
• Coffee, tea and water included in tickets.
• Other non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase from Sisterhood Iqro WA
• Otherwise, you are welcome to BYO Beer or Wine. Cooling bags for beverages are fine, but you will need to bring your own keep cup.
# MARKET STALLS:
Gifts galore, things for you to adore, and services the world could do with more, these aren’t your usual markets, featuring pop-up shops from a range of female-run artisan and local businesses worth supporting or connecting to, including:
• The Op Style Boutique
• The Speckled Mermaid
• Dewtiful Natural Skincare
• Consumer Credit Legal Service WA
• Rockingham Creative Crafts
• Donya’s Machine Knitting
• Umbrella Multicultural Community Service
• Hen House Crafts
+ More TBC
# Q&A PANEL:
“Overcoming Adversity”- A panel Q&A with inspiring women, featuring:
• Clare Nott - Wheelchair Basketball Paralympian multi-medallist, Legal Secretary, Road Injury Prevention Schools Speaker for PBF Australia and RAC, Mum
• Saschveen Singh – Indian/Croatian heritage, Emergency Room Doctor and General Practitioner, Tropical Infectious Diseases Advisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)
• Dianne Begg - Scottish immigrant, Chief Executive Officer CAHRS, Mum
PLUS enjoy a few words of womanly wisdom from special speakers: Community-supporter Hon. Kate Doust MLC, 2021 WA Rural Ambassador Award Runner-Up Elyse Hudson, and CAHRS President Maxine Wylie throughout the night.
# FLASHES OF FASHION:
We encourage you to dress and impress in traditional garments or clothing inspired by different cultures. If you are willing on the night then we would love you to share any descriptions or stories attached to it, and we will also award 2 x $50 vouchers to spend on anything at Westfield Carousel to some of the best or most interestingly dressed on the night!
# CANNING SHOW EXHIBITION:
This event also coincides with the release of the LiveLighter Canning Show Exhibition Schedule Of Entries, meaning you’ll be amongst the first to receive your freshly printed free handbook to channel your night’s inspiration into creative wins!
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 ponytails higher than the heavens and moxie turned up to the max, Confidence Man are touring around Australia to celebrate the release of their sophomore album TILT.
C.O.O.L. people, take note - this is Confidence Man’s only Australian tour for 2022, before they jet off to tour UK and Europe for a run of shows with Oasis legend Noel Gallagher, major festivals including Glastonbury, and a slew of headline club shows.
It’s safe to say recent singles ‘Holiday’, ‘Feels Like A Different Thing’ and album opener ‘Woman’ show Confidence Man are ready to go large. With bigger beats and even bigger attitudes, it’s nuanced pop stardom in glorious supersaturation.
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.
There’s no better way to watch MMA fights other than live at Eternal.
Event Venue:HBF Stadium
Eternal MMA is an Australian Mixed Martial Arts organisation that provides Australian and New Zealand fighters the opportunity to compete against the region's very best fighters as they rise through the ranks. Eternal MMA was formed in 2012 on Australia’s Gold Coast and is now the most active and respected MMA organisation in the Oceania region.
In this nautical adaptation of a timeless tale, the Athenian woods are replaced with a mystical ocean setting - fairies become sirens, and the “rustics” perform at Mermaid’s Cove.
Time(s):3pm & 7:30pm
Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
Ticket Price:From $5
In an exciting collaboration with the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music, Breaksea presents a new, fully staged production of Fairy Queen - a stunning reinvention of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream and Henry Purcell's baroque opera Fairy Queen directed by Matt Ward. Fairy Queen features a massed cast of actors, choirs and Breaksea youth mentorship participants performing alongside the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music Orchestra led by Shaun Lee Chen and world renowned sopranos Sara Macliver and Pia Adriana Harris.
Fairy Queen is the final performance of the Shadows - A Youth Mentorship Program which engages with hundreds of regional youth between March and August 2022. Shadows - A Youth Mentorship Program is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music & Albany Entertainment Centre.
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
Singer, songwriter, and platinum-award winning producer Garrett Kato delivers his new sonically striking indie-folk album, Small Town Rituals.
Music:Indie & Alternative
Small Town Rituals sees Garrett harnessing an organic approach to the writing process, allowing his emotions to come to the forefront to deliver his most vulnerable piece of work to date. The 9 tracks explore various subconscious narratives that provided Garrett “a chance to look forward and back upon my life and gain new perspectives on things.”
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.
Over the course of a few short years, Storm has moved from strength to strength, evolving and changing in the way that all truly great artists do. And there, at the heart of it all, is his music.
Music:Indie & Alternative
With a charismatic presence on stage, Storm made a name for himself on the road, sharing stages across the world with acts like Snow Patrol, Gregory Alan Isakov, SYML, Ziggy Alberts and Hollow Coves. His music also received widespread support courtesy of radio tastemakers KCRW, Triple J and BBC Radio 2, as well as appearing on high profile tv shows such as The Blacklist, The Fosters, God Friended Me, Degrassi: Next Class, Love Victor, All American, This Is Us & Cold Justice.
Australian heavy music act In Hearts Wake are stoked to announce a massive national tour in celebration of their new feature length documentary, GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK.
Event Venue:Freo. Social
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK examines the music industry’s relationship to the environment. While the film chronicles the making of In Hearts Wake’s 100% carbon offset 2020 album Kaliyuga and their journey to becoming the first band to be a certified Carbon Neutral Organisation, it is more than a film about one band and one album. As In Hearts Wake examine their processes and search for more environmentally sustainable options, inspiring new possibilities for an entire industry begin to emerge.
In Hearts Wake’s GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK Tour will see the band perform brand new songs written and produced especially for the new film, along with fan favourites from the outfit’s impressive five album discography.
We want to thank you for your support!
Bring the family along for a free sausage sizzle, face painting and icecreams
Time(s):11:00am t0 1:00pm
Type:Community,Kids,Charity and Fundraising,Free
Hosted By:Madeley Plaza Business Owners
It's Madeley Plaza's 1st Birthday and we would like to thank you for your support!
Bring the family along and check out what's on offer.
FREE face painting, FREE icecreams and gold coin donation for sausage sizzle with proceeds going to a local charity- The Pantry.
# Revenant Coffee Company-
> Buy a coffee and go in the draw for a $50 voucher
# Mango Bay Giftware-
> Meet the Maker- come along and meet some of the local creatives in our area. >Discounts in store!
# Singing Bowl Yoga-
> Free 30 minute yoga sessions (book via the link)
> Check out the studio and meet the instructors
# Margaret Quirk MLA- Member for Landsdale-
> Meet your local member in an open office
> Pick up 5 free RAT tests for your household
> Learn more about how our state office can support you
Madeley Family Practise
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!