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SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival

There are so many fantastic things to see and do across the width and breadth of the Great Southern of Western Australia and the SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival in spring is the perfect place to start.

  • Dates:Sept 21 - Oct 20
  • Venue:Various Locations
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Great Southern Treasures
  • Venue Address:Various Locations
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers,Garden,History
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly

Description

During September and October, the SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival showcases an interesting and varied array of events through most of the 19 towns in South West.

Great Southern Treasures showcases the smaller places that thrive on the commitment and inspiration of the communities that choose to live, work and play there. Experience this celebration of country life, whether you are exploring the area for the first time or as a local enjoying your own backyard and the incredible flora of the region.

Join us in Spring and let us share our patch of paradise with you, a truly Great Southern experience and we know you’ll have a blooming good time.

 

Lustre: Pearling & Australia Touring Exhibition

The use of the pearlshell in Australia dates back over 20,000 years. It is a story full of wonder, intrigue and the ill-effects of greed.

  • Dates:Sep 21 - Feb 2 2020
  • Time(s):10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Description

Lustre: Pearling & Australia explores the gritty human story of pearling, weaving together intersecting trends of Aboriginal, Asian, and European histories to reveal insights into one of our oldest industries.

Discover the stories behind Northern Australia's unique and ancient pearling tradition. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the shell itself, its evolution and habitat, and the people who have collected and harvested these treasures for time immemorial.

This exhibition was curated in 2015 as a dynamic partnership between the WA Museum and Nyamba Buru Yawuru–the native title holders of Broome. After an acclaimed tour of the eastern states, Lustre returns to Western Australia for its premiere regional tour.

Passionart

PASSIONART is an exciting new artwork collection from five talented local artists

  • Dates:Sept 14 - Oct 31
  • Time(s):Open daily from Sat 14th Sept to Sun 13th October. After that open Tuesdays to Saturdays, or by appointment. Check website for times.
  • Venue:BLUSH RETAIL GALLERY

Details

  • Venue Address:BLUSH RETAIL GALLERY 133 York St ALBANY
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Painting,Photography

Description

Blush is excited to showcase delicious new artworks by talented Great Southern artists.

Anna Anderson, Angie Fryer-Smith, Ron Baker, Marjan Bakhtiarikish and Kirsten Sivyer, bring you some rich and varied works. From rich traditional oil paintings of still life and portraits, to abstract landscapes and surreal vistas, there is much here to excite your senses.

The collection kicks off on Saturday 14 September at 10am. This will be the first chance for art lovers and collectors to view and purchase the works. They will be on show for a few weeks for you to enjoy.

 

Perth International Burlesque Festival

Come and join us for a three course meal and world class entertainment all in the heart of the Great Southern.

  • Dates:24 October 2019
  • Time(s):6pm - 9:30pm
  • Venue:Boston Brewing Co.

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth International Burlesque Festival
  • Venue Address:678 South Coast Highway, Denmark, WA, 6333
  • Ticket Price:$120
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Circus,Comedy,Dance

Description

Description

We are proud to present to you the Perth International Burlesque Festival here at Boston Brewing Co.

Come and join us for a three course meal and world class entertainment all in the heart of the Great Southern.

A fabulous night of Burlesque, comedy and maybe even a little circus too.

Starting from 6pm on the 24th October - you wont want to miss this!

 

Brigadier Arnold W Potts Oration 2019

  • (08) 9831 0500

Memorial Service in Apex Park at 11.30am followed by a lunch in Memorial Hall at 12.30pm. Oration to be presented by Dr Peter Brune PhD., B.Ed., Dip Teach, Author and Historian, at 2pm.

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):11.30pm
  • Venue:Apex Park

Details

  • Hosted By:16th Battalions' Foundation
  • Venue Address:Broomehill Road, Kojonup WA 6395
  • Ticket Price:$55
  • Type:History,Military,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly

Description

Event Details

Brigadier Arnold W Potts Oration
Saturday 26 October 2019
Kojonup
11.30 am Memorial Service in Apex Park
12.30 pm Lunch at the Kojonup Memorial Hall
2 pm Oration to be presented by Dr Peter Brune PhD., B.Ed., Dip Teach
Author and historian
Tickets: $ 55.00 per person
Available from Kodja Place and Kojonup Visitors Centre – Phone 9831 0500

Brigadier Arnold Potts Oration is an annual event organised by the 16th Battalions’ Foundation.

The 16th Battalions’ Foundation was formed by the 2/16th Infantry Battalion AIF Association to promote greater awareness, understanding and recognition of the service and achievements of the 16 Battalions in service to their country and communities during the Great War and World War II.

In the process of awareness and recognition we endeavour to pass on the traditions of spirit and service to our country for young Australians. In part we seek to achieve this by the Foundation funding of an annual scholarship where – in conjunction with the Commanding Officer and his staff of 16 Battalion Battle Group RWAR (Army Reserve) – a selected Army Reserve soldier has a paid for study tour attached to a tour of battle grounds and events relative to an earlier configuration of 16 Battalion. From their experience, study and observations on the scholarship tour, that soldier is entrusted to prepare to address and share his experiences and findings to his peers with the present day Battalion and wider in formal and informal presentations to groups and organisations. The focus being particularly on younger Australians, in both military and general communities.

The Oration is named after Brigadier Arnold Potts as one the most outstanding soldiers and leaders of the Battalion to date. He also played a major part in the positive  growth and character of the Kojonup and Great Southern regions with his input to those communities during his lifetime.

On the occasion of the 2019 Oration, it was voted by the Foundation Committee to hold the Oration this year for the first time outside of Perth, in Arnold Pott’s “home town”.

We invite a guest speaker of note to address the audience each year on a theme connected to the Battalions bearing the number Sixteen and in the keeping of the Foundation’s aims. There have been outstanding speakers and, of course, we seek to maintain the high standard of presentations.

For 2019, the Foundation is delighted to advise that Doctor Peter Brune has agreed to our invitation and will address the Oration in Kojonup. Peter has a distinguished record in the study and writing of Australian military history, coupled with an outstanding research record. He has a profound knowledge of the Papuan Campaign of World War Two which includes the Kokoda Track and the connected battles on the Northern shores of Papua. Five of his present books have had a Papuan Campaign focus. His CV in detail is attached. Not only is Peter an authority on the Kokoda and surrounds events – he can entertain while he educates! “Advertising” Flyer attached also.

Arnold Potts meant much to many people – especially of the earlier generations of Australians. By holding the Oration in the Great Southern it is hoped to introduce younger Australians to the man and what he stood for, as well as add to the knowledge of all who attend, from the depth of studies, personal interviews and research of a noted and  practical historian, in Arnold Potts home town.

I, and the 16th Battalions’ Foundation, would be pleased to assist further in any way possible with further detail and information if required.

Mary Goldthorpe
Ph: 0409 085 987
 

 

Mamma Mia The Concert - Performed by The Ten Sopranos

A masterful and stimulating concert with new vocal and symphonic harmonies, bringing to life the ABBA repertoire in a concert of epic proportions!

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Princess Royal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Venue Address:2 Toll Place, Albany
  • Ticket Price FROM:$19
  • Ticket price TO:$55
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Musicals

Description

You’ll be singing, dancing and simply enjoying what is undoubtedly the number one vocal interpretation of the ABBA songs in the world today.

The glorious melodies and harmonies are re-invigorated and given new life by the most powerful all female group in Australia: The Ten Sopranos!

Artistic and musical director Penny Pavlakis (critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning international star) brings her supreme talents to Australian audiences in a concert you will never forget, paying homage to the magnificent songs of ABBA.

This powerful group of ten woman Penny Pavlakis (known to her peers as “The Singers’ Singer”), Jemilly Kalil, Jade Riordan-Ayoub, Holly Prophet, Elizabeth Cartmer, Maria Hemphill, Tiana Young, Emma Masters, Sophia Campion and Ava Levin will mesmerise you with their vocal magic!

Waistwatchers The Musical

This hilarious and inspirational musical comedy will leave you laughing so hard, you’ll burn more calories than you have all week!

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Princess Royal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Venue Address:2 Toll Place, Albany
  • Ticket Price FROM:$49
  • Ticket price TO:$55
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Musicals

Description

Come and dance in your seat or jump right in!

WaistWatchers The Musical! is fast-paced, with lots of energy and a ton of heart. It pokes fun at a number of familiar obsessions yet is very uplifting and empowering. As we watch the ladies share their lives with us, they blossom into stronger women who take ownership of their eating, their bodies, their relationships, and their self-esteem.

Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, WaistWatchers The Musical! takes a hilarious and light-hearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex.

Which one of the ladies are you?
Carla ... Hitting the gym just so she can eat more chocolate and ice cream?
Cheryl ... Hitting the gym to relieve stress from work and stay looking good?
Connie ... Hitting the gym for the first time ever in order to feel sexy again?
Cindy ... Hitting the gym because she's recently divorced and looking to tone up now that she's single and ready to mingle?

Producer – Dana Matthow
Creator, Book & Lyrics – Alan Jacobson
Composer – Vince Di Mura
Original US Director – Matt Silva
Original US Choreographer – Dani Tucci-Juraga

Tour Coordinator – Christine Harris & HIT Productions
Australian Director – Terence O’Connell
Australian Musical Director – Ana Mitsikas
Australian Choreographer – Suzanne Melloy

Created by Alan Jacobson (book and lyrics) with Vince Di Mura (music) and directed by US director Matt Silva (Old Jews Telling Jokes, Becoming Dr Ruth, Crimes of the Heart and Joseph & The Technicolour Dreamcoat), WaistWatchers The Musical! will include a talented cast of triple threat Australian performers!Grab your girlfriends and join the cast of WaistWatchers The Musical!

Eroica Tour with WASO

WASO is hitting the road to share a complete live symphony orchestra experience in Esperance and Albany.

  • Dates:Nov 1
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Venue Address:2 Toll Place (off Princess Royal Drive), Albany, WA 6330
  • Ticket Price FROM:$18
  • Ticket price TO:$55
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Music:Orchestral

Description

These concerts will feature WASO’s Principal Cor anglais, Leanne Glover, as soloist in a new work from Iain Grandage, and will conclude with Beethoven’s exhilarating Third Symphony. This project is supported by the Government of Western Australia's Creative Regions program. Iain Grandage’s Cor anglais Concerto was commissioned for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra as a gift to Emeritus Professor David Tunley AM. This work was supported by Prof. Tunley’s colleagues and friends led by Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares AO.

Dami Im 'Dreamer' Tour

Australia’s most revered pop artist of the new millennium, Dami Im is set to take her all new national tour on the road in 2019.

  • Dates:Nov 14
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Princess Royal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Venue Address:2 Toll Place, Albany
  • Ticket Price FROM:$34.95
  • Ticket price TO:$99.95
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Music:Concert Tours,Popular Music

Description

Bringing her exciting band along, concertgoers can expect to see something special in Dami’s live show; an array of established hits and fan favourites from X Factor, power ballad and international Eurovision smash, 'Sound of Silence' and a mix of new material including ‘Dreamer’.

Dami Im has amassed a multitude of hits and achievements during her relatively short career. From winning The X-Factor in 2013, runner-up at Eurovision 2016, chart topping gold and platinum albums and a massive sold out 2016/17 national tour.

VIP tickets includes the show and a meet and greet/photo op with Dami prior to the show at 6.45pm in the Auditorium with a maximum of 30 tickets.

Soulcamp

Immerse yourself in a few days of Aboriginal culture, experiences and activities sure to reconnect you with the Earth and allow you to learn more abut Indigenous culture.

  • Dates:Nov 22 - Nov 24
  • Venue:Mount Trio Bush Camp and Caravan Park

Details

  • Hosted By:Poornarti Aboriginal Tours
  • Venue Address:Mount Trio Bush Camp and Caravan Park, 4850 Salt River Rd, Amelup 6338
  • Ticket Price FROM:$1,100
  • Ticket price TO:$1,500
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal

Description

This 5 day camp will have you learning, singing, dancing and healing yourself with Poornarti Aboriginal Mystical Tours. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the modern world and take part in soul-affirming activities with an Aboriginal Elder as your guide. Activities include a bush tucker and medicine walk, vibrational healing, dreamtime storytelling, ancestral retrieval fire ceremony and Noongar song, dance and art demonstrations.

Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak

Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak means "Albany Comes Alive Under the Stars" in Noongar language.

  • Dates:Nov 23
  • Time(s):5.30pm
  • Venue:Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Prepare Produce Provide
  • Venue Address:Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Pl, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price FROM:$90
  • Ticket price TO:$100
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Food & Drink:Celebrity Chef,Food Event

Description

This unique dining experience is the culmination of the 2019 Djinda Ngardak Program that sees Indigenous students from across WA travel to Albany to participate in a week-long culinary camp where students participate in culinary masterclasses lead by renowned chefs including - Indigenous chef Reece Lardi, Paul lskov (Owner and chef of Fervor), Rohan Parks (Fervor), Melissa Palinkas (Owner and chef of Young George) and Anna Gare (Media personality and cookbook author).

Students are also mentored by local Elders and Cultural Leaders during activities on-country that facilitate the exploration of traditional plants and ingredients and support cross-cultural sharing and connection to Country.

This event is an opportunity for guests to experience the expertise and knowledge of the KDN students, chefs and cultural leaders while enjoying a menu featuring locally sourced Great Southern produce with dishes that reflect the regions represented by attending students. To accompany this, the evening's entertainment will showcase local Indigenous art, music, dance and fashion.

Call 9844 5005 for any specific dietary requirements.
 

The Antarctica Experience In The Great Southern

After a sell-out season at the WA Maritime Museum and at the National Museum of Australia, The Antarctica Experience is coming to Albany!

  • Dates:Dec 14 - Feb 9
  • Time(s):Session times vary
  • Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price FROM:$7.50
  • Ticket price TO:$40
  • Type:Museum events
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Description

This is your chance to experience a day in the life of Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent.

You will see first-hand the work that goes into understanding climate change, managing ecosystems, researching sustainability and conserving wildlife.

Along the way you will:

Explore Antarctica from a helicopter cockpit
Visit the resident penguin colony
Meet the researchers at Davis Station
See the spectacular Southern Lights
With 360-degree camera control and stunning 4K footage, this is Antarctica as you’ve never seen it before.

Tickets are on sale now! Discounts available for education and family groups.

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