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Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera

Fractured like shards, Cole, Carly and Joy must fight the demons of their past to reclaim their future, but it's not easy to leave behind the crystal meth plains of Ice Land.

  • Dates:Oct 15 – 26
  • Time(s):Evening shows 7.30pm; Sat matinee 2pm
  • Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Music:Other Music
  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin
  • Event Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Description

With the flow of jazz, the soul of blues, the energy of electro and the power of funk, Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera uses the language of hip hop to tackle a tough issue currently affecting our society – the plague of methamphetamine use.

Meth has torn apart many areas of our community without prejudice towards gender, age, race, class, income status or religion. Yirra Yaakin has gathered powerful testimonials from users, carers, family members and many others to piece together a full-length contemporary theatre performance using hip hop as the key musical and philosophical drive. Join us as we explore the journey of Ice addiction in all its states, including happiness, invincibility and clarity, through to despair, fear, psychosis and, ultimately, the breakdown of our communities – their ruin.

Alongside a team that boasts some of Western Australia’s best artists, including Australian hip hop kings Downsyde, WA hip hop queen Layla, multi-disciplinary performer, musician and singer Moana Mayatrix of MOANA, and solo hip hop maestro TROOTH, we explore a very timely subject and ultimately ask the question: if meth use continues to escalate within our communities, what is going to happen to our society as a whole?

This production contains coarse language, drug references and adult themes. It is recommended for patrons aged 16+.

Tiny Revolutions

PICA and pvi collective announce an epic think and do tank of tiny proportions.

  • Dates:Oct 15 - Nov 2
  • Venue:PICA Education Space
  • Time(s):Oct 15 - 26 10am – 12pm & 2 – 4pm; Oct 30 - 31 1pm; Nov 1 6pm; Nov 2 1pm

Details

  • Hosted By:pvi collective
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Performing Arts,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA

Description

tiny revolutions is a public residency based project that responds to the current global feeling of helplessness by offering a creative response to some of the world’s major challenges.

Members of the public are invited to submit a large issue that causes them concern, and then select a playful tactic with which to respond to the challenge.

The Millennium Project has identified 15 global challenges for humanity, and we have a variety of different ways to respond and bring attention to each one.

The general public can then take part in a THINK tank session to brainstorm ways to respond to the challenges, or sign up to join an elite tactical art response unit to DO some of the actions the think tank generates.

Tackling big challenges starts with tiny revolutions.

Founded in 1998 and based here in Perth, pvi collective is a tactical media art group who create agitational participatory artworks intent on the creative disruption of everyday life. They aim to make their audiences into activists.

Mov'in Bed

The biggest outdoor bed cinema is coming to Perth!

  • Dates:Oct 18 - Dec 8
  • Time(s):Screening time vary
  • Venue:Ozone Reserve

Details

  • Type:Film
  • Audience:Adults
  • Film:Outdoor Films
  • Venue Address:1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004

Description

Instead of just the usual picnic rug and bean bag sitcho, Mov’in bed cinema brings in a whopping 150 queen size beds with LED-lit bedside tables, some comfy pillows and you even get a blankie in case it gets chilly.

Mov'in Bed - The Story
Mov’in bed Season 1 was launched in 2016 and sold out in about two weeks. Mov’in bed won Concrete playground best new event award in December 2016 (People’s choice) and was titled one of the 5 best Cinema experience in the world.

Season 2 (March/April 2017 at the Crescent – Parramatta), 3 &4 (October/December 2017  & November 2018 to March 2019 at The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park – Sydney) were such great successes that on people’s demand the Bed Cinema is back in 2019 for a new season and for the first time Mov’in Bed will be travelling all around Australia. Exciting !

Passion for good Movies.
At Mov’In Bed, we love very much “le 7eme art” so we are mixing multi-award International Movies with the latest Blockbusters, the unmissable movies of the year, fantastic Disney classics, exciting Japanese Animations and Horror movie Nights. Movies are screened in original languages with english subtitles… It’s a outdoor movie Festival !
In bed delivery - Food, Wine and Cinema !
The outdoor bed cinema is also bringing the gourmet goods with pop-up restaurants delivering your favourite food straight to your bed. Of course, you can also enjoy some good wine and beers, as well as some popcorn and candies !
The beds can fit up to three people each, but if you’d prefer something more conventional, it’s BYO picnic rug and you can sit on the grass in the designated picnic area.

“It’s fun, it’s romantic, it’s comfortable and it’s unique. In 2019, Mov’in bed is coming back with the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world,”

The Mov’in Bed Team.

Irish Day | Ascot Racecourse 2019

Enjoy some horseplay with family and friends, with traditional Irish treats, live music and a full race day schedule.

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:Ascot Racecourse, Lee-Steere House 70 Grandstand Road Ascot, WA 6104
  • Ticket Price:Children (17 & under) - Free
  • Ticket Price FROM:Concession / Group $11
  • Ticket price TO:Adult $16
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Sports
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing

Description

The luck of the Irish comes to Ascot Racecourse for the 2019 Irish Raceday. Come and celebrate with the colour, smiles and fun of the glorious Emerald Isle and with plenty of Guinness and Kilkenny on tap.

UnWined Subiaco

Enjoy the best of Western Australia’s fine wine, craft beer, cider and spirits in a festival to celebrate our unique and boutique beverages.

  • Dates:Oct 26 & 27
  • Time(s):11.30am - 5.30pm
  • Venue:Market Square Park

Details

  • Hosted By:Food & Wine Events WA
  • Venue Address:300 Roberts Road, Subiaco WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:TBA
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Wine

Description

With 70+ companies from regions across our extraordinary state, you have the chance to talk to winemakers and producers and taste our beautiful states produce you may not normally have access to.

You can try from over 45 wineries and 300 wines, buy wine by the glass to enjoy on the picnic blankets or order your favourites to take home for later.

Throughout the day you can listen to live indi music, sit in on a wine and food pairing session or wine appreciation seminar and buy some local produce and delicious tapas from Perth’s best foodies.

Or for something special you can upgrade and indulgence yourself in the Club Lounge! Its an exciting and exclusive lounge retreat with wine and food included.

Children's Week at WA Maritime Museum

We are celebrating Children's Week at the WA Maritime Museum with a special family fun day!

  • Dates:Oct 27
  • Time(s):10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Type:Museum events
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Description

Explore the depths of WA's maritime history and a range of exciting shark-themed activities. Don't forget to meet our very special guest, Seamus the Shark at 10.30am and 11.30am!

Entry to the Museum is free for this special event, but charges apply to the special exhibition Planet Shark: Predator or Prey and the HMAS Submarine Ovens.

Ecstatic Beethoven

Tom Beghin performs Beethoven's last 3 sonatas at WAAPA

  • Dates:Oct 30
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:Building 1, Room 110 (1.110), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, WA, 6050
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26 - Concession/Friends
  • Ticket price TO:$32 - Full
  • Type:Classical Music,Music,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Music:Classical

Description

This performance celebrates the arrival of an 1819 Conrad Graf Piano at WAAPA and is performed by one of the great artists of our time, the Belgian virtuoso fortepianist Tom Beghin.

Beethoven’s final thoughts in the realm of the piano sonata are universally regarded as pinnacles in the repertoire. Hear these transcendental masterpieces performed on a piano from Beethoven’s Vienna — heart, mind and spirit stirred by the rarest of musical experiences.

Canning Show 2019 presented by Make Smoking History

A community party like never before, expect blooming brilliance at this year’s Make Smoking History Canning Show!

  • Dates:Nov 1 & 2
  • Venue:Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds

Details

  • Hosted By:Canning Agricultural Horticultural & Recreational Society Inc
  • Venue Address:Cnr Station Street & Albany Highway CANNINGTON WA 6107
  • Type:Agricultural,Charity / Fundraising,Festivals,Flowers,Food & drink,Free,Garden,Health,Military,Music,Performing Arts,Science,Well Being,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access,Adults
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Circus,Comedy,Dance,Puppetry,Theatre
  • Music:Busking,Country & Folk,Free,Music Festival,Other Music,Popular Music,Rhythm & Blues,Soul & Gospel
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Historical,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Video,Youth
  • Food & Drink:Coffee,Food Event,Food Market Events

Description

With more than 15,000 early bird tickets snapped up in just a few weeks, the Make Smoking History Canning Show is set for a record-breaking community celebration like no other! With two nights of fireworks, two days packed with fun for all, and first release now exhausted, don’t miss out on the action; $ave by grabbing Second Release tickets ASAP!

Expect blooming brilliance at this year’s Show, celebrating 110 years since the birth of what’s now the Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society (aka CAHRS), the not-for-profit organisation committed to giving back to the community.

Whilst tipping the hat to our long history of giving back to the community, the 2019 Show is also the beginning of the Show’s next evolutionary phase, with big changes set to excite and inspire all ages for the next 100+ years.

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

 

::::::ANNOUNCEMENTS SO FAR::::::


TWO NIGHTS OF FESTIVE FIRE

  • Always a highlight on the Friday, what better way to celebrate than to set imaginations alight than with two nights of fireworks!
  • Faves from last year’s Canning Show’s Friday night entertainment and our sold-out The Greatest Showman Free Movie Event, Zap Circus return for both nights to dazzle us with fire shows, as well as holding a free workshop.
     


ENTERTAINMENT UPGRADES

In 2019 you can expect levels of fun to max at new heights, with an array of debut and exciting FREE entertainment planned, including:

  • A number of elements celebrating 2019 as the International Year Of Indigenous Languages, including Food World, selecting 12+ food trucks to take your taste buds on a global gourmet tour
  • An expanded Farmland offering plenty of new friends to make, including free pony rides and plays with alpacas, goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, lambs, piglets, a dog and roving sheep live, plus camel rides
  • Sideshow Wonderland, presented by the WA Showmen’s Association, who recently celebrated their 50th year of providing hair-raising rides, discounted showbags and more to the best Ag Shows in WA
  • West Coast LEGO User Group (responsible for the wildly successful Bricktober - Perth) offering fantastical displays, interactive building and free competitions for all to enter)
  • One10 Mini Style motorbike free style ramp shows
  • Progressive Axe Men –wood chopping demonstrations, along with chainsaw shows
  • Landslide (playing the very best of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles live)
  • Buskers Lane highlighting local talent, from puppet shows to singer-songwriters
  • Festive music ranging from DJs to live hip hop, an Indigenous choir and roving carnival big bands
  • Worm farm making workshops for the kids (with takeaway results)

 

FREE ACTIVITIES GALORE

Added to the above, of course there will be an even bigger mix of the fascinating and fun fare you’ve come to expect from the Show, including FREE entertainment such as: Dave The Blacksmith, face painting, pony rides, roving sheep, roving entertainment, community group performances, school choirs, Old Mac Donald’s Farm, Machinery Preservation Society, West Coast Remote Control Trucks, WA Police Historical Society, and many more to be announced closer to the Show.

 

SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS

The Make Smoking History Canning Show Exhibition Schedule is out and ready to show off the community's talents, and WIN BIG!

  • There’s over $13,000 in cash prizes to be won, over 650+ Classes
  • One of the largest annual exhibitions in the state that showcases a wide array of arts, crafts, hobbies, creations and produce.
  • Open to everyone, from talented amateurs to awarded artisans, the competition celebrates, promotes, rewards and encourages diverse passions and talents, plus inspires others in the community.
  • All entries exhibited as part of the 2019 Make Smoking History Canning Show.

 

ESSENTIAL INFO:
 

DATES: Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November

VENUE: Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds

TIMES:

Friday 1:::: 5pm to 10pm (Gates open) :::: 5pm to 9pm (Exhibition Halls Open)

Saturday 2::::9am to 10pm (Gates open) :::: 9am to 8pm (Exhibition Halls Open)

TICKETS:

  • Earlybird / 1st Release: ALLOCATION EXHAUSTED!
  • 2nd Release Presale: $10+BF Adults / $5+BF Concession / Family $20+BF
  • Gate sales: $15 Adults / $10 Concession / Family $30
  • 5 & under free any time
  • Please note: Tickets valid for either day, but you can only use them once
     


MORE INFO:

WWW.CANNINGSHOW.COM.AU

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

 

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS, INCLUDING:
 
Make Smoking History WA II Healthway II Lotterywest
Government of Western Australia II City of Canning
Bill Johnston MLA II Western Australian Horticultural Council
West Australian Showmen's Association Inc II Greyhounds WA II Lions Club of Canning City II R.E. Asset Logistics II Cardile Fireworks

 

Espresso Martini Festival

Perth's very FIRST Espresso Martini fest has arrived!

  • Dates:Dec 1
  • Time(s):10am-12am
  • Venue:Market Grounds

Details

  • Hosted By:Market Grounds
  • Venue Address:Market Grounds, 10 Telethon Avenue, Perth, Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$59
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Spirits

Description

Raise a pinky finger to the world's best invention ever - The Espresso Martini! Get buzzed & boujee with a day dedicated to espresso everything including; martini caravan, masterclasses, tastings, bottomless brunch + more

General Admission -> First Release from $25+bf
Includes 2 Espresso Martinis on arrival plus:

- Live DJs in The Grounds
- $10 pimped up espresso martinis all day long
- Martini caravan in The Grounds serving all your faves
- Gusto Gelato Espresso Ice-cream + plenty of food stalls
- Tastings and stalls from Mr Black, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, Flor De Cana Coffee Liqueur, Patron Tequila, Grey Goose, Johnny Walker, 666 Vodka
- Coffee scrubs, beauty products & experience stalls

- $59pp Espresso Brunchtini Graze
Sip on 3 different espresso cocktails while you enjoy our chef's selection of continental meats, cheeses, savories, sweets & coffee-inspired eats, Choose from 10:00am or 12:30pm for your session and enjoy full entry to the event with your ticket!

- Espresso Martini Masterclass
Impress your friends and learn how to make the very best espresso martini with cocktail mastermind James Connolly

Get buzzing & book your tix now!
Email any enquiries to our highly caffeinated team at [email protected] 

Fringe World Festival 2020

FRINGE WORLD is the most popular annual festival in Perth and annually hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer.

  • Dates:Jan 17 - Feb 16 2020
  • Time(s):See Program
  • Venue:Multiple Venues
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:Ticket Prices Vary
  • Type:Festivals
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly

Description

There’s something for everyone at FRINGE WORLD; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out!

The 2020 Festival will be held from 17 January to 16 February at more than 150 venues all over Perth and regional WA.

The most popular way to enjoy the Festival is at one of the central hubs such as The Woodside Pleasure Garden or Girls School. The spaces are free to enter and have a magical atmosphere featuring food trucks, outdoor bars and free entertainment.

Gladys Knight

The Empress of soul returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2020.

  • Dates:Feb 4, 2020
  • Time(s):6-10 PM
  • Venue:Crown Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Frontier Touring & Arena Touring
  • Ticket Price:$119.90 - $229.90
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17
  • Event Venue:Crown Theatre Perth
  • Music:Popular Music,Rhythm & Blues,Soul & Gospel

Description

Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are ecstatic to announce the return of the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, to Australia & New Zealand in February 2020. The seven-time Grammy Award winner boasts over 50 years of experience on stage and in songwriting, film and television, spanning pop, gospel and RnB, and continues to deliver show-stopping performances around the globe.

The soul star along with her nine-piece band will begin in Perth on Tuesday 4 February at the Crown Theatre, followed by performances in Sydney at the Star Event Centre on Thursday 6 February, Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Saturday 8 February and at the QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane on Tuesday 11 February. She will then venture across the pond to perform at the Civic Theatre in Auckland on Thursday 13 February and Christchurch’s Town Hall on Saturday 15 February. These will be Ms Knight’s first Australia and New Zealand shows in over 20 years!

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Runs 24 hours from — Wed 16 Oct (2pm AEDT)
or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted
Sign up — frontiertouring.com/signup

GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE
Begins — Fri 18 Oct (2pm AEDT)

'2040' with Damon Gameau

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) will be speaking about the making of his documentary 2040 in the Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College in Mt Lawley on Tuesday 22 October.

  • Time(s):345pm and 615pm
  • Dates:October 22
  • Venue:Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth College
  • Ticket Price FROM:$5.00
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Adults
  • Venue Address:31 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley, WA, 6050
  • Type:Film,Talks & Lectures

Description

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) will be speaking about the making of his documentary 2040 in the Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College in Mt Lawley on Tuesday 22 October.

 

Structured as a visual letter to his young daughter, his latest film looks at what the future could be in 2040 if the best solutions already available to improve the planet were embraced today.  The documentary will be shown as part of the event.

 

Two sessions are available to book and the event is suitable for all ages:

  • 345pm - Afternoon session (Damon speaks after the screening of 2040)
  • 615pm - Evening session (Damon speaks prior to a screening of 2040)

Tickets from $5 to cover a light supper/afternoon tea. To book visit:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=529675 or https://www.perthcollege.wa.edu.au/whats-on/events/

 

 

Planet Shark: Predator Or Prey

Leave the outside world behind as you immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of sharks!

  • Dates:Jul 6 - Nov 10
  • Time(s):9.30am - 5pm
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay Road, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160, Australia
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:Museum events
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Description

Our latest exhibition will take you on a journey through millions of years of evolution, leaving you with a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.

Produced on a size and scale never seen in Australia before, Planet Shark includes awe-inspiring models of real sharks, an extraordinary collection of shark teeth and jaws, and extremely old and rare fossils—some up to 370 million years old.

This exhibition also includes a walk through gallery where you will be mesmerised by stunning HD projections of underwater shark footage.

Whether sharks fill you with fear or fascination, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will have you captivated from start to finish. Don’t miss out on this unique experience for young and old alike!

Pop-Up Globe

Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe, is finally coming to Perth.

  • Dates:Oct 5 - Nov 24
  • Time(s):Session Times Vary
  • Venue:Crown Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:Pop-Up Globe and Crown Perth
  • Venue Address:Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$159.90
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Crown Theatre Perth
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe, is finally coming to Perth.

After performing to 550,000 people in just two and half years, Pop-up Globe will pop up at Crown Perth from 5 October 2019 (for 6 weeks only!) and present an epic festival of Shakespeare unlike anything Perth has ever seen.

This isn’t dusty old Shakespeare – it is bawdy, hilarious, brutal and blood-soaked. This is Shakespeare alive, like a party.

Experience a festival four of Shakespeare’s most spectacular masterworks – Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night – complete with stunning costumes, elaborate sets, special effects, and litres of blood.

Pop-up Globe’s Perth season is limited. It will pop up, be amazing, then pop down.

Book for one, two or all four plays. The game’s afoot…

Unfolding Acts

An exhibition that marks the 20th anniversary of the Charter of Mutual Friendship between the cities of Perth and Taipei.

  • Dates:Oct 18 - Dec 22
  • Time(s):Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm; Oct 18 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • 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
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access,Adults
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

An exhibition curated by PICA Curator, Charlotte Hickson and guest curator, Ashley Yihsin Chang that marks the 20th anniversary of the Charter of Mutual Friendship between the cities of Perth and Taipei, Unfolding Acts: New Art from Taipei and Perth brings together artists whose practices examine the social, cultural and historical fabric of these two cities, while exploring shared experiences of colonisation, hidden economic systems and enduring natural landscapes.

PICA’s 30th anniversary program revisits key moments in its three-decade-long history as a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space. Unfolding Acts is being presented in 2019 in acknowledgement of a PICA exhibition from 2001 titled Very Fun Park: Contemporary Art from Taiwan.

Untitled (Uura)

Presenting Perth based Martu artist Curtis Taylor's first solo exhibition which brings together multiple streams of his practice including sculpture, installation and film.

  • Dates:Oct 18 - Dec 22
  • Time(s):Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm; Oct 18 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • 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
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access,Adults
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts,Sculpture

Description

Untitled (Uura) presents work made over a two-year period of exploration as he worked with new materials and processes of making, finding new forms through which to tell stories and record language. This period of practice marks a departure from his first medium of film and presents a series of carved sculptures and site-specific installations and paintings. Untitled (Uura) explores the artists self and how language, knowledge and persistent memories dwell within and re-surface across generations.

Producing stories in Martu Wangka dialect for his community and younger generations is fundamental to Taylor’s practice. He has a collective approach to filmmaking often working with collaborators and finding opportunities for younger generations and community members to build skills and discover their own practices and methods of storytelling. His films have been shown at The National 2019: New Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney alongside collaborator Ishmael Marika, and The Sydney Film Festival 2019 with film making partner Nathan Mewett.

Curtis Taylor asserts narratives of cultural and personal identity, creating immersive spaces occupied by language and ritual that explore the edges of life and death.

Immigration Stories Teacher Familiarisation

The WA Maritime Museum is the perfect location to bring Year 6 students as a stimulus to explore the stories of people who migrated to Australia.

  • Dates:Oct 24
  • Time(s):Session Times Vary
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay Road, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Museum events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Description

The Museum is located on Victoria Quay in historic Fremantle where many people disembarked ships to start the Australian part of their migration story.

Immigration Stories is a new two-part 120 minute curriculum-linked package that immerses your students throughout our galleries. It assists teachers of Year 6 students with the following HASS focus questions:

Why did they migrate to Australia and what were their stories and challenges?

How did they contribute to Australian society?

The Maritime Museum Education Team is excited to offer teachers the opportunity to experience Immigration Stories through one of our FREE program familiarisation sessions. This will help you to plan your excursion and prepare your students and adult helpers for the day.

At the familiarisation sessions teachers will:

  • Meet the Education Officers who created the program
  • Learn about the background to Immigration Stories and how the program links to the curriculum
  • Take part in the highlights of the interactive gallery tour that follows the life of an Italian fishing migrant who came to Fremantle in the early 1900s
  • Handle the objects that represent the stories of our 5 featured migrants and find out more about the related student inquiry activity
  • Find out about the booking process and important excursion essentials to the WA Maritime Museum
  • Chat with your teaching colleagues on how they will incorporate Immigration Stories into their classroom

The next Immigration Stories familiarisation sessions will be held at the WA Maritime Museum on Thursday 24 October, 2019. The familiarisation program is free and includes light refreshments. There will be three sessions offered throughout the day and teachers are welcome to explore the Museum before/after the session during opening hours.

The session times available are:

  • Session 1: 9am - 11am
  • Session 2: 1pm - 3pm
  • Session 3: 4pm - 6pm

 

The Yeomen of the Guard

This is a classic “topsy-turvy” story with its own share of hilarity, confusion, drama and humour.

  • Dates:Oct 24 - Nov 2
  • Time(s):2pm and 7.30pm
  • Venue:Dolphin Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:The Gilvert & Sullivan Society of WA
  • Venue Address:Dolphin Theatre, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price FROM:$19.90
  • Ticket price TO:$59.90
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts,University
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Theatre
  • Music:Orchestral

Description

Jack Point, the jester, is in love with Elsie Maynard but she is drawn to the Errol Flynn-type swashbuckler, Colonel Fairfax. 

Meanwhile the disgusting gaoler, Wilfred Shadbolt, tries his luck with the young and impressionable Phoebe, but she too is in love with Fairfax.

Conspiracies abound along with a false escape and plots gone wrong.

The production is directed by Michael Brett who is already well known as a musical director.  The musical direction sees Georg Corall in his third appearance in this role for the Gilbert & Sullivan Society performing Sullivan’s most magnificent musical score. 

All of this is with orchestra and colourful period dress.

This is a treat not to be missed.

Spring Serenade - WA Youth Orchestra

Showcasing WA Youth Orchestras’ very talented junior ensembles.

  • Dates:Oct 27
  • Time(s):5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Type:Classical Music,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical

Description

Sinfonietta, Collegium, Flute Choir and Philharmonic, will present a variety of works led by conductors Jeanette Teh, Grace Ah-quee, Christie Sullivan and Burhan Güner.

Australian Revelations: The Loved Ones

The Loved Ones is a must see for fans of the horror genre.

  • Dates:Oct 28
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:The Backlot Studios

Details

  • Venue Address:21 Simpson St, West Perth WA 6005
  • Ticket Price:$26.50
  • Type:Film
  • Audience:Adults
  • Film:Indoor Films

Description

The importance of genre has been the hot topic in the Australian film industry over the past few years with films like The Babadook, Lost Gully Road,Snowtown and others…and this feature is the perfect example of what can be produced by local talent.  Starting out as a coming of age movie, there's a rapid gear change and something far nastier emerges in this blood splattered horror classic-to-be.  Expect mirror disco balls, prom queens, dirty kitchens, nails and blood.  To say any more would give too much away.

There's a real joy for gore and grossness here, a true celebration of the genre devoid of apology.  Writer / director Sean Byrne knows his stuff and alongside the shocks there's a tight plot and tighter direction, which never lets up, as the film heads for its blood-soaked climax.

“It's a terrifying masterpiece that turns high school drama into a literal dead zone.” Indiewire

“Byrne announces his emphatic arrival with this movie. Australian horror has another distinctive new voice.” Sydney Morning Herald

Intimate Bach

Bach holds a special place in the heart of every ACO musician.

  • Dates:Oct 30
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace Perth
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access,Adults
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Concerto,Orchestral

Description

In this program they explore his genius with an impressive line-up featuring Richard Tognetti, Erin Helyard, Brett Dean and ACO Principal Cello, Timo-Veikko Valve.

Richard Tognetti’s solo violin opens the program. Its pure, captivating tone sets the scene before giving way to the vibrant lyricism of the Sonata in A major for violin and harpsichord. A favourite of Richard’s and audiences alike, his recording of the complete Bach Sonatas for violin and harpsichord won an ARIA Award for Best Classical Album.

Brett Dean features as both composer and performer in this program. Commissioned by the ACO and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, his Approach (Prelude to a Canon), was written as a prologue to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.6, leading directly into what he calls the “close, contrapuntal companionship” of the voices in Bach.

Bach’s inventive Brandenburg Concertos are one of his many crowning achievements. The Sixth Concerto is the most intimate of all and a striking and elegant finale to the famous suite.

Spooktacular!

WAAPA presents "Spooktacular!", a Halloween-themed symphonic concert that will keep you on your toes!

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Time(s):7.30 pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Venue Address:1.110, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Music:Classical
  • Ticket Price FROM:$24
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Music Director: Philip Everall

Performed by: Symphonic Wind Ensemble

It's on again! WAAPA's Symphonic Wind Ensemble celebrates Halloween in style with a rip-snorter of a concert! Featuring John Adams' modern classic A Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and Jeffrey Hass' especially spooky Lost in the Funhouse, this concert will be a refreshingly fun and fiery end to the concert season.

Performance dates

31st Oct 7:30pm, 31st Oct 7:30pm,

Ticketing information
$29 - Full
$24 - Concession/Friends

Bookings open

10th Sep - Friends
17th Sep - Public.

Life On Earth

First loves, last rites, old wounds, fresh starts: the fleeting moments of life reveal their secrets in this impressionistic portrait of human life on earth.

  • Dates:Oct 31 - Nov 2
  • Time(s):7:30 pm
  • Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Details

  • Venue Address:1 Short St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Puppetry
  • Ticket Price FROM:$22
  • Event Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Description

Directed by: Michael Barlow
Devised and performed by: 3rd Year Performance Making students

First loves, last rites, old wounds, fresh starts: the fleeting moments of life reveal their secrets in this impressionistic portrait of human life on earth.

Cherished moments of joy, sorrow, solitude and union shimmer in this highly visual puppet and object theatre work devised and created for adult audiences by WAAPA students under the direction of Spare Parts Associate Director, Michael Barlow.

Tickets are available from the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre website or 9335 5044.

Performance dates
31st Oct 7:30pm,  1st Nov 7:30pm, 2nd Nov 7:30pm, 
 
Ticketing information
$22 (+ $ 3.95 booking fee) - Full
$22 (+ $ 3.95 booking fee) - Concession/Friends

WAMFest

One of the world’s largest celebrations of local original music, WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit, returns in November for another multi-day feast of non-stop live music.

  • Dates:1st-2nd November 2019
  • Venue:Multiple venues, Perth City & Northbridge

Details

  • Hosted By:Act-Belong-Commit
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Music
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17

Description

WAM are excited to reveal the programming team-ups and first batch of over one-hundred artists to feature at this year’s festival.

Spanning across two dates, the free-entry festival features a carefully curated line-up of Western Australia’s most exciting, diverse and progressive contemporary original musicians. Showcasing out of venues and outdoor stages in the city hub and Northbridge, the two-day event invites the public and Industry representatives to explore, discover and celebrate the talent born from our West Australian home.

WAMFest is proud to be working alongside city hub venues The Sewing Room, Amplifier, Capitol, Holmes & Co, Wesley Church, Lucy’s Love Shack and Cheeky Sparrow, and Northbridge centered venues The Bird, Nevermind Smallclub, Jack Rabbit Slims, Badlands, Hen House Live, James Street Bar and The Boston. Perth Cultural Centre, State Theatre Courtyard and Northbridge Piazza will play home to outdoor and all-ages stages providing a space for all members of the community.

Welcome to the first batch of Artists and venues announced for WAMFest 2019!

 

2019 ARTISTS

457 | Abbe May | Adrian Dzvuke | All this Filth | Ashlea Reale and the Outlaws | Bexx | Big Orange | Boox Kid Bradley Hall Band | Butter | Children Of The Tide | Chloe Keyt | Claudie Joy | Conform | Daybreak | Death By Denim | Duck Teeth | Duende Indalo | Dulcie | Electric State | Ella Munro | Farraday’s Cage | Flowermouth Fraeya | Freak Vibe | Gap Year | Gazey | Ghost Care | Grace Barbe | Homebrand | Honestly | Hyclass | Idle Eyes | Illyria | Injured Ninja | Jacob Diamond | Karin Page | Kol Nafshi | Last Lions | Lucas Jones | Lucy Peach | MALi JO$E | Matty T Wall | Medicaine | Miss Genius | New Nausea | No Future | No Nomad | Noah Dillon | Oversentimental | Pestis Cultus | Phoneline Valentine | Physical Release | Psychonaut | Refractory Road | Riley Pearce | Roda Perez | Ruby Boots | Salary | Sarmec | Self Harm | Shadow | Shangrila | Smol Fish | Superhighway | T.Sherry | Tanaya Harper | Tanya Ransom | Tempest Rising | The Hunting Birds | The Little Lord St Band | The Mascara Snakes | Tone Youth | Tracey Barnett | Triangle Fight | TRISK | Turnstyle | Wayward Johnson and the Adjustment | Web Rumors | Worlds Apart | Your Girl Pho

Festive Strings

WAAPA presents Festive Strings, a romantic and emotional performance by String Students and directed by Paul Wright.

  • Dates:Nov 2
  • Time(s):7:30
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Venue Address:1.110, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Music:Classical
  • Ticket Price FROM:$24
  • Ticket price TO:$29
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Music Director: Paul Wright
Performed by: String students

Described as 'the most ethereal of Brahms's larger works', the String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 is a musical love letter to Agathe von Siebold, with whom the composer was romantically linked. Their relationship had ended by the time Brahms completed the Sextet, giving the entire work a bittersweet tone. Rounding out the program will be a selection of beautiful solo and ensemble works guaranteed to lift the spirits and move the soul.

Performance dates
2nd Nov 7:30pm,  2nd Nov 7:30pm,

Ticketing information
$29 - Full
$24 - Concession/Friends

Bookings open
10th Sep - Friends
17th Sep - Public

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