Author: Melissa Warland

The upcoming Perth festival offers an incredible array of captivating arts events in the form of film, music, contemporary art, dance, circus, theatre and more. From Feb 8 – Mar 3, check out some amazing creations, engage with and be inspired by, authors, artists and performers from all over the world.

With over 80 Festival events spread across a variety of venues in Perth, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the fantastic show options. Use Scoop’s Favourite Feature to select the events that catch your eye, then you can then send them to yourself by email or share them with your friends on social media!


Here’s how to do it in 3 easy steps:

  • Simply click the heart icon on the events you want to select as your favourites, this will add them to your favourites list.


  • To view your favourites list, select the big heart icon on the right side of your page 


  • To share your list, click the share icon next to the heart. This will create a pop up box which will provide you with the option to share across 8 different platforms!


See below our Favourites list, with 5 Perth Festival events we’re excited to check out:

The Big Crazy Book Club

Date: 24 Feb
Venue: Octagon Theatre
Ticket Price: $36 to $40

As a way of winding down Writers Week, a bunch of writers fresh off your TV screens will be debating the best books of all time in The Big Crazy Book Club. Join media personality Benjamin Law in his attempt to get to the bottom of literary greatness alongside Andrew Hanson (Chaser fans eat your heart out), Sally Seltmann, Monica McInerney and Madison Moore. You’ll be able to throw your opinion in the ring by live-tweeting during the show too. Comedy and controversy? Say no more! Book now.

Woman at War

Date: Dec 17-23
Venue: UWA Somerville/Joondalup Pines ECU
Ticket Price: $19

This award winning film follows the charming and warm-hearted story of a woman’s solo mission to make the world a better place. Leading what many would refer to as a double life, the understated main character in Woman at War is divided between her green ambition and her lifelong dream to adopt a child. You will be gripped by the divulging of choice and personal conquest that takes shape in this beautifully presented film. Book now.

Love, Displaced

Date: Feb 8-24
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Ticket Price: Free

The banality and white noise of contemporary life is explored in this exhibition of film and video art which is sure to get the cogs in your head turning. Leading contemporary artists from all around the globe aim to figure out how we can attain emotional connection in a world where romance and compassion are lost through social media and the ever-evolving digital landscape. If you’re looking for an intriguing creation that throws you deep into self-exploration, Love, Displaced is for you.

Northern Lights

Date: Feb 16
Venue: Winthrop Hall
Ticket Price: $36 to $55

Well worth a trip to the beautiful Winthrop Hall, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will take you on a spectacular classical music journey through the northern regions of Europe and North America in their Northern Lights show. With nothing but spectacular vocals, this group will use their talent to take you places. Book now.

Dada Masilo’s Giselle

Dates: Feb 28-Mar 2
Venue: His Majesty’s Theatre
Ticket Price: $36 to $85

Romantic ballet Giselle is done with a twist as South African rituals and cultural heritage is woven into delicate classic ballet: Dada Masilo’s Giselle. The performance tells a story of betrayal, heartache and spitefulness, which is performed in a stunning re-imagination that makes for a striking and visceral experience. An aesthetically pleasing and spiritually rendering performance, you will be captivated from start to finish. Book now.

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