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Creative Kids Art Club

Creative Kids Art Club provides exciting art classes, holiday programs and art parties for children from 4 to 14 years at 11 locations throughout Perth.

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  • Arts:Visual Arts,Youth
  • Industry & Politics:Business

Description

Creative Kids Art Club - our emphasis is on having fun, learning some art skills and trying new things.

We have a team of experienced art teachers who encourage kids to develop their creativity, trying out everything from painting, mask-making, drawing, decoupage, and sewing, to sculpture, clay work, papier mâché, print-making and more. Our program changes every term, and classes are designed to enhance children’s natural abilities to see elements such as line, shape, colour and composition.

Fellowship of Australian Writers WA

The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing advocacy, training, support and friendship to Western Australia’s writing community.

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  • Arts:Literature

Description

The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing advocacy, training, support and friendship to Western Australia's writing community. We work with any genre and conduct workshops and masterclasses in:

* Prose
* Poetry
* Scriptwriting
* Memoir
* Food writing
* Music writing

We also house writers in residence, run writing retreats, hold weekly writing support groups and throw the occasional party or two!

FAWWA is headquartered at Tom Collins House located in the lovely heritage precinct in Swanbourne, Perth, minutes from Western Australia's crashing coastline. Our house is a great place to get inspired, so drop in and peruse our library, join a writing group or hire the space for your own group. 

Kaleidoscope Ensemble

The Kaleidoscope Ensemble is a West Australian troupe of musicians, actors, mime artists, puppeteers and story-tellers performing for children and the young at heart.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Jazz

Description

Since 2003 the Perth based Kaleidoscope Ensemble has been performing and running workshop projects for young people. The ensemble’s aim is to enrich the lives of young Australians, presenting performances of the highest quality, which not only entertain, but inspire children to sing, or want to learn musical instruments, act and perform themselves, to read, think about their environment, and to be creative.

Gillian Catlow, the artistic director and founder of the ensemble, grew up in Sydney. She was a founding member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, before moving to Europe where she studied and worked as a freelance violinist in Austria and Germany for 20 years. In 1997 Gillian settled in Perth and established herself as a teacher and performer.

Originally a string quartet and actor, Kaleidoscope, as the name suggests, has undergone many changes, as new ideas develop and various performers pursue exciting adventures in other parts of the world. What has remained constant is Kaleidoscope's passion and enthusiasm for discovering new stories and thinking up different ways to share them with you. 

But don't be fooled into thinking Kaleidoscope's performances are strictly for children - the Ensemble's latest production HERMAN AND ROSIE is a musical feast of great tunes from the 40s and 50s played by a fabulous six piece jazz combo featuring the wonderful Libby Hammer. Australian author/illustrator Gus Gordon's acclaimed tale is brought to life in an unforgettable way, which will delight listeners of all ages.

 

Midnite Youth Theatre Company

The Midnite Youth Theatre Company at Christ Church Grammar School is Western Australia’s longest, continuously running youth theatre company for young people aged 10-25 from Perth, Western Australia.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts,Youth,Music

Description

Valued by artists and audiences alike, Midnite is treasured for its continued commitment for those seeking to explore beyond the limits of school drama; producing work in professional venues and touring productions internationally.

We fulfill our mission each season through the production of classic plays, musicals, Australian works and the development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of young people; and a parental support group that cultivate and engages all audiences.

Perth Festival

PIAF showcases the world's best theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature & free community events.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

The Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest annual international multi-arts festival in the southern hemisphere and annually offers some of the world's best theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature and free community events. No single art genre, concert, performance or exhibition series can cover the breadth of intellectual and imaginative territory of the Perth Festival, nor reach as broadly into the community. For two generations of locals, summer in Perth without the Festival is simply unimaginable.

The Perth Festival has grown since 1953 to become a festival of major international standing with an enviable worldwide reputation in the arts for its innovative development, presentation of new works and provision of quality arts. The Perth Festival is committed to placing local works of excellence in an international context, to raising the national profile of the arts, and to being informed by the cultural and environmental context of Western Australia including Indigenous culture.

For over 60 years the Festival has welcomed to Perth some of the world's greatest artists. The three-week long Festival, in February of each year, attracts more than 300,000 patrons to events in Perth as well as in the Great Southern region.

Perth Symphony

As Western Australia’s newest orchestra, we aspire to deliver an unforgettable experience to everyone who sees us perform.

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  • Arts:Music

Description

Perth Symphony Orchestra is unique among orchestras. We are a Symphony Orchestra that rarely plays symphonies. We do not play in traditional concert hall venues. We rarely ‘stick to the rules’ of how concerts are presented. We like to be different. Here’s why:

Western Australia is our performance space, its landscape our stage, its people our life.
Perth Symphony or PSO as we’re known believes that music is made to be shared and experienced, that’s why you’ll find us playing in unique and unexpected places performing music from every genre imaginable. From Metallica to Mozart, Britney to Bach, Ellington to Elgar, and more!

We love the opportunity to bring orchestral music to people who wouldn’t ordinarily hear it, and in ways they couldn’t possibly imagine. We collaborate with other art forms and artists, such as painters, DJs, contemporary dancers and actors. PSO brings music to life in a way that you don’t just hear it, you can see it and feel it too!

We believe that our music has the ability to move and inspire people from all cultures and walks of life. Perth Symphony challenges traditions and creates powerful, compelling performances that are often unexpected and always truly memorable.

Shakespeare WA

The mission of Shakespeare WA is to build a uniquely Western Australian classical repertory Theatre Company using the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the foundation stone for our work. Shakespeare WA is committed to promoting excellence through performance and teaching that speaks to contemporary audiences of all ages and cultures throughout the State and beyond.

  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

Shakespeare WA aims to introduce audiences to the arts, increase access to the arts, involvement in the arts and most importantly to promote active participation.  Shakespeare WA is committed to providing “theatre for everyone” from every social stratum, and in particular, those who would not normally see the plays of Shakespeare.

University Dramatic Society of UWA

Semi-professional theatre company run at The University of Western Australia, established in 1917.

  • Type:Club,Volunteer,Association
  • Local Clubs:Music

Details

  • Established:1917
  • Arts:Comedy,Performing Arts

Description

UDS is a student-run semi-professional theatre company based at the University of Western Australia, and affiliated with the UWA Student Guild. Running for nearly 100 years, UDS has a long history but an interest in producing work that is exciting and relevant today. Open to students and others alike, we encourage new work, including plays written by members, as well as contemporary and historical theatre. UDS works mostly in the Dolphin Theatre at UWA.

All productions are run entirely by members, and UDS is a great breeding ground for young actors, directors, producers, technicians and so on, while being accessible to those just wanting to have some fun.

UDS is a great opportunity for those interested in theatre, both at UWA and outside of it.

UWA Conservatorium of Music

As one of Australia's leading music schools in one of the world's leading universities, the UWA Conservatorium of Music transforms individuals to release their full creative potential.

  • Local Clubs:University

Details

  • Arts:Music

Description

Graduates of the UWA Conservatorium of Music have gone on to postgraduate study at national and international centres of music excellence. They perform in every major orchestra in Australia and as chamber musicians and soloists around the world. They inspire the next generation of musicians in classrooms across Australia and work in a wide range of arts organisations.

Each year, we present a vibrant program of concerts and events that showcase our young emerging artists and the finest musical talent locally, nationally and internationally.

UWA Publishing

We produce beautiful books that bristle and shimmer with life.

Details

  • Arts:Publisher

Description

UWA Publishing is a part of the University of Western Australia and publishes books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and natural history, as well as a scholarly series.


UWA Publishing is situated within a community of scholars serious about knowledge and new ideas. It is a privilege to be part of this world of learning, a position that informs our approach to the world at large.


Established in 1935, UWA Publishing has over 800 books in its backlist and publishes on average 30 books annually. We house two imprints: UWAP Scholarly, established in 2014, and UWAP Poetry, established 2016. In 2015, UWA Publishing created the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. The winner of the inaugural award, Extinctions by Josephine Wilson, went on to win the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award.


Our publishing program is ambitious. We believe in the power of a good book to inspire important conversations. UWA Publishing supports local writing that explores Australian society, politics and culture, and has published English-language and translated books from around the world. Works of Indigenous stories, language, history, art and culture form a core part of our program. We publish both established authors and new voices, and champion endangered literary forms such as poetry and short stories.


UWA Publishing is a small but nimble team committed to providing our authors with a meaningful publishing experience, and our readers with books worth reading.

Westerly Magazine

Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles.

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  • Arts:Literature,Publisher

Description

The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive.  It covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region.

Westerly has a strong international reputation, and is listed in some of the world’s major cultural indexes. It has been instrumental in the careers of many of the regions most prominent and internationally renowned writers. These include major Western Australian writers such as Randolph Stow, Dorothy Hewett, T.A.G. Hungerford and Elizabeth Jolley; highly-awarded contemporary writers, including Tim Winton, Kim Scott, and Sally Morgan; and important local poets like John Kinsella, Tracy Ryan, John Mateer, and Lucy Dougan.

It is published at the Westerly Centre (formerly the Centre for Studies in Australian Literature) at the University of Western Australia, with assistance from the Western Australian State Government by an investment in the project through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and the Australian Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts. Our Writers’ Development Program is supported by Copyright Agency Ltd.’s Cultural Fund.

The print magazine is published twice a year in July and November, while the website publishes content throughout the year, including two Online Special Issues available for free digital download.

Western Australian Charity Orchestra

From exhilarating symphonies to captivating a capella. Come and have your life changed by music.

  • Type:Club,Charity

Details

  • Established:2007
  • Arts:Jazz,Music

Description

The Western Australian Charity Orchestra know the power music has to uplift and inspire, and seek to bring music to the community and was founded to provide Western Australian musicians with more opportunities to change lives through music.

Our ensembles are made up of over 200 volunteer musicians; the WA Charity Orchestra, WA Wind Symphony, NHarmonic Chorale and WACO Choir. 

Our organisation features musicians from diverse backgrounds, including students, teachers, amateurs and professionals of all ages. 

As well as presenting outstanding concerts, our musicians regularly sing and play music in the community to make a difference. Throughout the year you will find WACO musicians performing in nursing homes, hospitals, schools and elsewhere in an effort to change lives through music.

You can support WACO by making a donation, or buying a ticket to a performance!

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