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Perth CBD & Northbridge

From family-focused fun at Elizabeth Quay and the stunning Kings Park to the theatres, small bars, cool restaurants and myriad public spaces of the city, the seamlessly integrated Perth CBD / Northbridge precinct is internationally renowned as a fun place to go. Jump on the ferry, hire a bike, check out the galleries and museums, chill out in the cultural centre, shop at King St or best of all, stay over in one of the many new 5-star hotels.

Guides


Kings Park Festival

The award winning Kings Park Festival celebrates Spring during the month of September, with remarkable wildflowers, plant life and culture of Western Australia.

  • Dates:Sep 1 - 30
  • Venue:Kings Park
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Venue Address:Kings Park, Fraser Ave
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Kings Park

Description

Throughout September, the Kings Park Festival presented amazing spring displays of wildflowers and many free events including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and talks, photography displays, family activities and more. Around half a million people visited the 2018 Festival.

Festival Highlights:

The 'Greatest Show on Earth' outdoor exhibition featuring epic WA landscapes by renowned nature photographer David Bettini was a major hit.
New outdoor wellness activities - with meditation, tai chi, yoga and fitness classes attracted many participants.

Live acoustic musicians, lawn games and deck chairs at the Botanic Base chill-out zone were enjoyed by thousands of people each weekend.
Daily wildflower walks and other guided walks on a range of interesting topics from boab trees and birds, to art and history attracted a record number of bookings.
Events for native gardening enthusiasts including the famous Friends of Kings Park native plant sale and weekly 'Dig it with Coffee' native gardening advice sessions were extremely popular.
Working artists and creative displays in Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop were enjoyed by hundreds of shoppers across the month.
Inspiring images during our Flowers in Focus photography competition. You can view the final photographs in an outdoor exhibition in the WA Botanic Garden.
The Kings Park Festival has been held for 55 years, making it one of the longest running festivals in Australia.

Dr Michael Mosley - Wonders Of The Human Body

Following his hugely successful 2017 tour, British physician and science journalist, DR MICHAEL MOSLEY, is returning to Australia for a brand-new national tour in September.

  • Dates:Sep 28
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$81
  • Ticket price TO:$97
  • Type:Health,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Mosley is the star of multiple BBC, ABC TV, and SBS TV shows including Trust Me I’m A Doctor, Dr Michael Mosley’s Reset, Inside the Human Body, and Food – Delicious Science. He is also a pioneer of the 5:2 Diet, and author of international best-selling books, The Clever Guts Diet, The Fast 800, The Fast Diet, Fast Exercise, and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet.

Dr Michael Mosley loves nothing more than to bust myths, dig deeper and challenge conventional health and nutrition advice. Known for subjecting his own body to all things crazy in the name of science Wonders of the Human Body will be a trip through all facets of what makes us tick, how to keep yourself in good shape whatever your age and an eye-opening discovery as to how to live in the modern world. With lots of fabulous footage from Michael’s adventures, the live show also includes a Q&A where fans will be able to submit questions for Michael to answer on the night.

Said Dr Michael Mosley: “I love coming to Australia and I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new people as well as catching up with some familiar faces from my last tour.”

The Planets

Experience the spectrum of orchestral sounds and unforgettable musical imagery in a dazzling program reaching celestial heights.

  • Dates:Sep 29
  • Time(s):5:00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Orchestras
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
  • Ticket Price:Standard $35 / Concession $25 / Student $20 (18yrs and under)
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access

Description

Immerse yourself in extraordinary music!

Experience the spectrum of orchestral sounds and unforgettable musical imagery, as the Western Australian Youth Orchestra presents a dazzling program of celestial proportions. From the irresistible and quintessentially American classic Appalachian Spring to Holst's magnificent astrological musical portraits of our solar system in The Planets.

PROGRAM & ARTISTS

DULCIE HOLLAND Festival Flourish
AARON COPLAND Appalachian Spring, Suite for full orchestra
GUSTAV HOLST The Planets

Western Australian Youth Orchestra
Conductor Peter Moore OAM
Conductor Jen Winley

Proudly presented by Woodside Principal Partner

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet’s back, alright! Get your group together, because the biggest selling boy band of all time are heading back to Australia in 2020 for a national arena tour.

  • Dates:May 30 2020
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Hosted By:Live Nation
  • Venue Address:700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Music:Concert Tours,Popular Music

Description

AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson have been enthralling fans for more than 25 years and are expanding their massive world tour to Australia

Featuring their signature, flawless choreography, costume changes, a pyramid-shaped stage of light, trap doors and giant video screens, Australian fans will experience their harmony-laden vocal prowess and arsenal of mega-watt hits such as; >‘I Want It That Way’, ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ and ‘As Long As You Love Me’, plus songs from their tenth studio album, ‘DNA”.

Our Land, Our Place

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling.

  • Dates:July 8 - Sep 27
  • Time(s):10.30am - 5pm
  • Venue:Council House

Details

  • Hosted By:Artitja Fine Art
  • Venue Address:Ground Floor, Council House, 27 St George's Tce, Perth, WA
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Painting,Photography

Description

A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.
Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

Termite-Economies (Phase One)

Termite Economies (Phase One) brings to attention research conducted by the CSIRO into termite behaviour.

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 6
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:1 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Description

Experiments were undertaken by the government agency in the hope that the behaviour of these insects would assist with the identification of gold deposits and lead to increased efficiency in gold exploration.

Nicholas Mangan takes this research as the outline for a sculptural installation that includes archival documentation and field footage produced by the artist to imagine the possible outcomes leading from this human imposition.

Curated by Charlotte Hickson

Trying To Find Comfort In An Uncomfortable Chair

Trying to Find Comfort in An Uncomfortable Chair offers an opportunity to engage with Australia’s only public collection of women’s art in a new and exciting context!

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 6
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:1 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Painting,Photography
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Description

Invited to consider the founding history of this collection, Agathe Gothe-Snape identifies moments in which personal histories become enmeshed with professional practice, presenting clusters of works and objects that together form narratives that bear the weight and vision of this pioneering collection.

With works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at The University of Western Australia by; Janet Dawson, Helen Eager, Rosalie Gascoigne, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Elizabeth Newman, Ann Newmarch, Michelle Nikou, Miriam Stannage.

Curated by Gemma Weston, Curator, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art with Charlotte Hickson, Curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. 

John Toohey Oration

What is the relationship between history, facts and law in native title?

  • Dates:Oct 2
  • Time(s):6pm to 7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Town Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:University of Western Australia and John Toohey Chambers
  • Venue Address:Perth Town Hall
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Talks & Lectures,University
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia

Description

UWA Law School and John Toohey Chambers invite you to the 2019 John Toohey Oration, where Justice Michelle Gordon AC addresses this question, talking on ‘The Development of Native Title: Opening Our Eyes to Shared History’.

The John Toohey Oration honours the career and contribution to public life of a distinguished graduate of The University of Western Australia, Justice John Leslie Toohey.

After graduating in Arts and Law, the Honourable John Leslie Toohey AC QC  went on to become an outstanding legal practitioner and one of the country's most eminent jurists.

 

 

Morning Symphony: Symphonie Fantastique

Inspired by unrequited romantic love, Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie Fantastique is full of passions, dreams and phantoms.

  • Dates:Oct 3
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace Perth
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral

Description

Revolutionary at its premiere in 1830, it remains breathtaking nearly 200 years later.

Fabien Gabel, one of the stars of the new generation opens this concert with the concentrated atmospherics of Florent Schmitt’s Rêves – a West Australian premiere.

Symphonie Fantastique

Two dream-filled French works frame a world premiere conducted by one of the stars of the new generation, Fabien Gabel

  • Dates:Oct 4 - 5
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Morning Symphony Series

Description

Dreams, Witches and Visions.

Inspired by unrequited romantic love, Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie fantastique is full of passions, dreams and phantoms – a lovesick musician’s hallucinatory fantasies. Astonishingly modern and revolutionary at its premiere in 1830, it is still breathtaking nearly 200 years later. Multi award-winner James Ledger is one of Australia’s finest composers. His new Viola Concerto is his 11th work to be premiered by WASO and was composed especially for one of Australia’s greatest musicians, Brett Dean, himself an acclaimed composer, soloist and former member of the Berlin Philharmonic.

AWESOME International Art Festival

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things presents a multi-artform program including theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and creative workshops.

  • Dates:Oct 5 - 18
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:AWESOME
  • Venue Address:Francis Street and, William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Type:Festivals,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Youth

Description

About the Company:

AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities and programs. Based in the Perth Cultural Centre, AWESOME presents the annual AWESOME Festival, the Creative Challenge and other Special Programs.

About the AWESOME Festival:

AWESOME Arts Australia presents the annual: AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things. The Festival includes a spectacular array of events from theatre to dance, early childhood activities, music, film and hands-on crafts. We offer fun, layered programming for children aged 0-12 and their families.

The 2019 AWESOME Festival will take place on the following dates:

General Public:

5 – 11 October – Perth Cultural Centre
12 & 13 October – UWA

School Excursions:

15 – 18 October – Perth Cultural Centre 

Education:

AWESOME Arts offer a fantastic tour and excursion program exclusively for schools every year during the first week of Term 4. There is always a variety of school programs which include teaching resources and class room activities associated with the Festival program and WA curriculum linked. If you are a teacher you can email [email protected] to receive a copy of our teachers handbook.

ASD Guide:

AWESOME Arts continues to partner with DADAA (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia) to deliver special navigational guides linked to our Festival program. We develop the ASD guide each year in order to help families make the most of their AWESOME experience.
 


 

 

In Conversation

A pre-exhibition discussion around research-based practise in producing installations that respond to the social, industrial, and economic landscapes of specific geographies

  • Dates:Oct 5
  • Time(s):3pm-4pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Author Talks
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA

Description

Installing Environment: Responding to Social, Industrial, & Economic Landscapes

World economies and their impact on the cultures and landscapes we live in are progressively taking front and centre in news, current affairs, and especially the minds of artists. Yi Chun Lo is a strong example – exploring these relationships and presenting her findings through depictions of exported raw materials and crops to better understand their role of economy in culture.

PICA is honoured to host Yi Chun Lo as part of upcoming exhibition Unfolding Acts and as part of a pre-exhibition welcome, we join curator (Ashley Yihsin Chang) and artist (Yi Chun Lo) for an in-depth discussion and their critical insight into “Installing Environment”.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

It is with great pleasure we announce that the Glenn Miller Orchestra returns by popular demand!

  • Dates:Oct 6
  • Time(s):3.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:ATA Allstar Artists
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
  • Ticket Price FROM:$39.90
  • Ticket price TO:$89.90
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Musicals
  • Music:Popular Music

Description

Featuring a brand new programme of wonderful 1940’s music as well as your favourite Glenn Miller hits - Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

The concert will also feature special guest singers and sensational dance routines by the Broadway Swing Dancers. Don’t miss this world famous Orchestra in what will be an entertaining and memorable concert of big band music!??

"An evening of nostalgia…..unforgettable music……an absolutely brilliant concert……” ?- The Australian Stage

Soup Nights 3: GreyWing

The 3rd instalment of Tura's monthly serving of new sounds presents GreyWing - [ text ]

  • Dates:Oct 8
  • Time(s):7 - 10pm
  • Venue:The Sewing Room

Details

  • Hosted By:The Sewing Room & Tura New Music
  • Venue Address:317 Murray Street, (Basement) Wolf Lane, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$5
  • Ticket price TO:$15
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Tura New Music
  • Music:Classical,Gig Guide,Other Music

Description

Arguments, babble, comments, dialogue, expressions: its only talk. Words have often driven music and this concert brings together recent local and international examples of “text in music”. European sensations Jennifer Walshe and Cathy van Eck highlight the surreal possibilities of observation and declamation, Brisbane-based Vanessa Tomlinson and Eric Griswold explore memory and anticipation, while locals Annika Moses and Lindsay Vickery bring the personal and the political dimensions of words. The concert also features a new work by mercurial Paris/Perth performance artist Emmanuelle Zagoria.

Tura Soup Nights are a new monthly serving of sound. On the second Tuesday of each month starting in August, The Sewing Room will be the home of new sounds from sonic artists from both near and far. They are a platform for new curators and new cross-disciplinary collaborations. A place for artists from different backgrounds and art forms to meet, share ideas and make new connections.

Time: 7-10pm
Tickets: $5 – $15 at the door
Venue: The Sewing Room, 317 Murray Street, (Basement) Wolf Lane, Perth

Beethoven's Eroica

Inspired by the ideals of the French revolution, this work is a triumph of artistic will over tragic adversity.

  • Dates:Oct 11 - 12
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Classic Series

Description

Inspired by the ideals of the French revolution and the German Enlightenment, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony is also a deeply personal statement. 

Vaughan Williams drew inspiration from the musical glories of Tudor England in his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a sublime fusion of sacred music and folksong.

Iain Grandage is one of Australia’s most exciting, creative and collaborative composers, and his new Concerto is written especially for longtime colleague and friend, WASO’s Principal Cor anglais, Leanne Glover.

Conductor: Douglas Boyd 
Cor anglai: Leanne Glover 

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