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Events in Western Australia


region=western-australia&type=events&from=01-Aug-2021&to=31-Aug-2021


Wild West: Animals in the Archives

Take an expedition through the mountains of government records and spot Western Australian wildlife.

  • Time(s):Weekdays 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
  • Venue:National Archives of Australia
  • Dates:Apr 7 - Sep 1

Details

  • Hosted By:National Archives of Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Museum events,History

Description

Western Australian animals have been targeted as pests by locals and farmers. Some have been exploited for profit and hunted to near extinction. Native fauna have been celebrated as emblems and studied by scientists. They have been captured in photographs and in cages. The stories in this exhibition are found in records created by government departments, including the CSIRO, Department of Defence and ABC. They show how Western Australians have interacted with the state’s unique wildlife and highlight changing attitudes towards animals and the environment. Which animal was the target of a military campaign? What now beloved animal was dismissed as an annoying rodent? Why is there a whale tooth in the national archival collection? Grab your binoculars, get out your field guide and spot your favourite animals in this expedition to the wild west.

York

Set in and around an abandoned hospital in the township of York, on Ballardong Nyoongar country, this epic piece of truth-telling blends humour and horror to uncover the buried histories.

  • Dates:Jul 10 - Aug 1
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan Theatre Company of WA
  • Ticket Price:Between $36 - $93
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Description

Slipping through time and genres, York unveils the pasts we invent and the pasts we fail to acknowledge. Inspired by 200 years of real accounts, this daring new work sheds light on how our stories are told – and who tells them. Neighbour, I’ve been having trouble sleeping. Perhaps it’s that we haven’t been here very long but… do you hear it? There’s a pulse. A voice. Underneath and around. I’ve stripped back the wall paper and lifted the carpet. I’ve pulled up the floorboards and stand with a sledgehammer above the foundations. The tension is climbing up the walls and through the beams. There’s something unsettled here. Something needing to be heard.

PICA: Love in Bright Landscapes

Love in Bright Landscapes explores the possibilities of contemporary art in contributing to these ongoing stories of identity, purpose, presence and place in the cities of Perth and Los Angeles.

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 10
  • Venue:PICA Galleries

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA

Description

Love in Bright Landscapes takes its title from the name of a 1986 album by former, now cult, Perth band The Triffids – a group that has contributed much to the city’s narrative of wide open roads, treeless plains and the relentless heat of a long, dry Perth summer. But this evocation of love – and with it the possibilities and pitfalls of infatuation and romanticisation – in a landscape stretched out beneath an expansive bright sky, might equally apply to an understanding of Los Angeles: a city that itself has long been steeped in lore and myth. As such, this exhibition considers Perth and Los Angeles as comparative case studies, bringing together a selection of artworks made in reference to the characters, qualities and topographies of the two west coast cities. Despite their inherent differences – in industry, scale, population, politics, public perception and self-image – and the distinct independent cultures of each city, Perth and Los Angeles share several commonalties: from indigenous and colonial histories to natural resource booms, sprawling suburbia, car culture, blazing sunsets and seamy underbellies.

Bell Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem.

  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Dates:Aug 4 - 7
  • Time(s):7:30pm

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Bell Shakespeare
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Description

Love is in the air in Athens – and it’s contagious. Besides the royal wedding, which is just days away, there are young lovers dreaming of enchanted futures together. Hermia and Lysander are besotted with one another, while Helena adores Demetrius. The only snag is that Demetrius loves Hermia - and he’s got Hermia’s father on his side. So nobody is happy. (Shakespeare wasn’t kidding when he said the course of true love never did run smooth.) Determined to be together, Hermia and Lysander meet in a moonlit forest, with plans to elope. Following hot on their heels is Demetrius, who in turn is pursued by a lovelorn Helena. But the young lovers are not alone in the forest. Nick Bottom and his hapless bunch of tradies have gathered to rehearse a play to be performed at the royal wedding. And, hidden from human eyes, a mischievous sprinkling of fairies are also in the forest that night. The three worlds collide in an explosion of comic confusion that throws the future of all the lovers into jeopardy.

Perth Gin and Food Fest

Pink Gin? Blue Gin with gum tree botanicals. Gin with finger lime floaters? Champagne cocktails with trophy gin? Meet Craft Distillers from all across Australia.

  • Dates:Aug 6 - 8
  • Venue:The Naval Store

Details

  • Hosted By:Australian Gin Distillers Assn Inc
  • Ticket Price:$73.72
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Spirits,Cocktails

Description

All G&Ts, bottled water, tonic water and SCHIBELLO COFFEE available FREE at all sessions for everyone.
Lead sponsor Artisan Drinks Co will be supplying the tonic for your G&Ts.

WHAT TO EXPECT

25 Distillers will be serving G&Ts for you throughout the sessions. You can sample their product which will be matched to a range of Artisan tonic waters in a little sparkling ice. Choose a drink, buy some tasty morsels and move on to the next distiller as you pace yourself.

Yes there will be food for sale however the distillers’ G&Ts are on the house and all bottles are available for purchase and take home.

The Champagne Cocktail Bar will be open mixing French bubbles with Aussie gin if it’s to your liking. Australia’s number one bartender MIKEY ENRIGHT will feature in the Cocktail Bar in every session. Champagne cocktail using Australian craft gin. Watch and learn from the expert. (Note: Cocktails at standard prices).

There will be food demonstrations including some finger food samples. There will be food stalls providing a range of tasty treats for purchase.

DATES AND SESSIONS

FRIDAY 6 AUGUST
5.00pm – 9.00pm A sundown session. Perfect for end of week cocktails

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST
12.00pm – 4.00pm G&Ts & lunch with friends? Visit a dozen food stalls.
5.00pm – 9.00pm Evening drinks, a bight to eat and take a few bottles home.

SUNDAY 8 AUGUST
11.00am – 3.00pm Enjoy a four hour session for a lazy, tasty way to end the week. Stock up on your favourite gins for take home.

All 25 distillers are experts at making G&Ts from their gin. They will tell you who they are and how they produce their range of gins. Taste your way through your choices.

Ensemble Q

A collection of celebrated Australian soloists, Ensemble Q light up the stage with this colourful mix of woodwind classics and newer works with cello.

  • Dates:Aug 10
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Musica Viva
  • Ticket Price:$56 - $106
  • Music:Classical,Concert Tours,Concerto
  • Produced By:Musica Viva
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Every so often a new work comes along that makes us all sit up and take notice, startled as we do so; Paul Dean’s concerto for cello and wind quintet is such a piece. It is gritty, lyrical, compelling, and in Trish Dean has a phenomenal advocate. She is well matched by Paul and the other members of Ensemble Q, a sharp-shooting group of renowned wind soloists in Brisbane, brought together out of the desire to create a collection of ‘exceptional players and wonderful people’.

This program demands much from each player, perfectly framed by the different ways in which composers since Beethoven have thought about wind instruments. It’s funny to think of the Ligeti and Barber works being composed within two years of each other, for they could not be more different – Barber an exponent of mid-century American lyricism, Ligeti an uncompromising modernist. They nonetheless rub shoulders most happily in this program, a snapshot of virtuosic wind writing.

Artists:

PAUL DEAN CLARINET AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
TRISH DEAN CELLO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
VIRGINIA TAYLOR FLUTE
HUW JONES OBOE
PETER LUFF HORN
DAVID MITCHELL BASSOON 

Programs

BRITTEN Ciaccona from Second Suite for Cello, Op. 80 (1967)
LIGETI Six Bagatelles for wind quintet (1953)
DEBUSSY Syrinx (1913)
BEETHOVEN Variations on ‘La Ci Darem’ (1795)
BARBER Summer Music, Op. 31 (1955)
DEAN Concerto for Cello and Wind Quintet (2018)

Margaret River Region Open Studios

One of WA's most popular visual arts events, Margaret River Region Open Studios, returns in September! Make a holiday of it and plan a colourful journey through this beautiful region.

  • Time(s):Most studios open from 10am to 4pm and some by appointment on certain days. Visit the website for details.
  • Venue:Various
  • Dates:Aug 11 - Sep 26

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free,Workshops
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Travel
  • Hosted By:Margaret River Open Studios
  • Festivals:All Festivals,Margaret River Open Studios

Description

One of WA’s most popular arts events, Margaret River Region Open Studios, returns in September following the popularity of a Springtime event in 2020.

Open Studios promises to be more vibrant than ever, capturing the colours of spring and wildflower season and providing an opportunity for you to enjoy the Margaret River region in all its glory.

More than 100 artists from Busselton to Augusta will be opening their studio doors to welcome in art lovers and share their passion.

The event, marking its eighth year, features painters, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, glassblowers, ceramicists, potters, photographers, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile artists, metalworkers, mixed media artists and upcyclers who share a love of this beautiful part of the world.

Roadtrip to the region and make a holiday of it, going off the beaten path to visit studios of artists you know and love, and some new talent who might just be the next big thing! Renown artists who regularly participate include Leon Pericles, Rachel Coad, Lauren Wilhelm, Ian Mutch, Rebecca Cool, Mary-Lynne Stratton and Christian Fletcher.

 

Italian Baroque

The new music of 17th century Italy – opera, sonatas, cantatas and oratorios – called upon singers and players to move the emotions of the audience.

  • Dates:Aug 12
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23 - 30
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Classical,Opera
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

With fire, virtuosity and passion, we present a glimpse of some of the finest music of that age. Excerpts from Monteverdi’s l’Orfeo and Carissimi’s oratorio Jepthe will be heard alongside instrumental music by Corelli and Uccellini. Music Director: Stewart Smith Performed by: Classical Music students and staff

World Of Musicals

A show for your entire family to sing along to all your favourite and much-loved Musicals in one unforgettable evening.

  • Dates:Aug 12
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:The Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Rokitz Entertainment
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Musicals

Description

The World of Musicals presents colorful, inspiring and memorable musical classics, all performed by an International star-studded cast, presenting the audience with nightly entertainment at the highest level. Whether a soloist - duet or the entire ensemble, the performers of this musical event will inspire in this Musical Whirlwind.

Direct from their USA tour, this select cast of Highly Talented and Accomplished Performers have featured in worldwide smash hits such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, West side Story, Titanic, Les Miserables, Wizard of OZ, Musical Star Nights, Mary Poppins, Me and my girl, Evita, the king of Narnia, Rent, Avenue “Q”.

"ALL THE HIT’S IN ONE SHOW " that is the motto of this musical gala, full of highlights - the emotional and varied journey into the World of Musicals will delight the audience.

2021 Variety Bash

The best of WA's off road tracks, magnificent scenery, local cuisine and plenty of fun; all in support of WA kids in need.

  • Dates:Aug 13 - 21
  • Time(s):12AM-11:59PM

Details

  • Hosted By:VarietyWa
  • Ticket Price:Car Entry Fee - $220 Individual Entry Fee - $1,500
  • Type:For Charity / Fundraising
  • Other:Travel
  • Sports:Motorcar

Description

The iconic Variety WA Bash is back, and headed to the Pilbarra in 2021! Dubbed a "Carnival on Wheels", The Variety Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime road trip for a cause, taking colourfully themed 25+ year-old cars (and their colourfully themed drivers) off-road for 8 days of fun - all whilst raising money for Variety - the Children's Charity WA. Throughout the Bash, you'll get the incredible opportunity to discover remote and regional parts of WA, stopping off at schools and communities to interact directly with the kids you've helped along the way. You'll even get to see the direct impact of your fundraising efforts, with a range of educational, health and mobility equipment provided to local schools and organisations en route to help kids in need. The Bash is an incredible experience you don't want to miss, and 2021 is going to be bigger and better than ever! Knock one off your bucket list and get on board for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Find out more and register today: https://www.variety.org.au/bash/wa/

Celtic Illusions Reimagined

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA by storm on its Nationwide tour for 2020. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!

  • Dates:Aug 13
  • Time(s):7:30pm to 9:20pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price:$64.90 to $74.90
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Music:Country & Folk,Other Music,World

Description

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA by storm on its Nationwide tour for 2020. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!

Fans who have witnessed the show previously will not dare to miss the Reimagined tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing two unique art forms is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, music and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2020.

Starring the multi talented Illusionist and former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Anthony street, and Georgia May, a female marvel in both dance and Illusion, these impeccable stars lead a cast of dancers gathered from across the globe into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the curtains opening.

Do not hesitate to book your tickets now before they disappear! We want you to be a part of the biggest Dance and Illusion show in the world!

To purchase tickets online visit www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events/celtic-illusion-reimagined also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre

Tickets
Concession $69.90
Adult $74.90
Child $64.90
Family (2A + 2C) $67.50
Group of 10+ $69.90

Duration | 110mins including intermission

Recommended | All Ages

James Reyne & Mark Seymour

James Reyne and Mark Seymour are Together again for the ’Never Again’ 2021 Tour

  • Dates:Aug 13 & 14
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Harbour Agency
  • Ticket Price:$89
  • Music:Rock
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre

Description

The combination of Seymour and Reyne has been a favourite with Australian music fans since the shows inception back in 2005. This is your chance to see two of Australia’s greatest songwriters together and alone in a rare three part performance. Every ticket sold comes with a limited edition CD copy of both Mark and James brand new studio albums

Star Navigator (IhITAI ‘AVEI’A)

Based on the true story of Tupaia, a Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook on the Endeavour, this landmark event will be presented in concert with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

  • Dates:Aug 13
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Opera
  • Music:Opera,Orchestral
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Based on the true story of Tupaia, a Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook on the Endeavour, this beautiful and haunting work explores the 1769 meeting of two master mariners, each from a vastly different place and culture, both proud of their knowledge and unwavering in their ambition.

 

The opera delves into the minds of these two navigators of genius and the gulf of belief that, despite their common love of the sea and thirst for exploration, stops them from finding their way into each other's world. Set sail on this journey and let the music lift you up to the stars.

 

Star Navigator is a new work composed by Tim Finn with Tahitian monologues by Celestine Vaite. Originally commissioned by West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera and supported by the state government of Western Australia.

The Robertson Brothers 1960S Tv Variety Show

After an amazing 2019, the boys are back with a brand new show! Take a trip down memory lane with this interactive live TV Variety Show featuring the hits from:The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie and more!

  • Dates:Aug 14
  • Time(s):Opens 7:15pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Astor Theatre
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Music:Pop

Description

The Robertson Brothers grew up in a home that appreciated the Variety TV Show. When designing this new live touring show they decided to reinvent the magic and diversity of the old school 1960’s Variety TV shows.

With a rockin’ live band and an amazing multimedia presentation, expect to be entertained by many of the Classic Hits from the 60’s. Through the prism of the Variety TV show format you’ll travel back in time to embrace and celebrate all the hits of these 60’s Music Legends.

You’ll be singing, dancing, laughing and crying to ‘Georgy Girl’, ‘Morningtown Ride’, ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’, ‘Oh Carol’, ‘Calendar Girl’, ‘Happy Birthday Sweet 16’, ‘Spicks and Specks’, ‘To Love Somebody’, ‘Massachusetts’, ‘I Started A Joke’, ‘Got To Get A Message To You’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Let’s Hang On’, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Bus Stop’, plus so many more in this celebration of your favourite 60’s Superstars! 

Miraculous Mozart

Join us for an exhilarating exercise in musical time travel.

  • Dates:Aug 15
  • Time(s):3.00pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:$25-32
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Music:Classical
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Enjoy Mozart at his finest as Geoffrey Lancaster on fortepiano and Oscar’s Wild Quokkas – Helen Kruger (violin), Paul Wright (viola) and Noeleen Wright (cello) – present the Fortepiano Sonata in C major KV 330, the Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major KV 493, and the premiere performance in Perth of Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 3 in E-flat major KV 452. Performed by: Geoffrey Lancaster with Oscar's Wild Quokkas

Sheku Kanneh-Mason & The Kanneh-Mason Family

See Sheku Kanneh-Mason and family live in Perth, following his mesmerising performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018!

  • Dates:Aug 15 2021
  • Time(s):2pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:AMCK Fine Entertainment
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical

Description

The winner of the BBC Young Musician award in 2016, and now one of the brightest stars in classical music, the brilliant cellist is also one of seven siblings, all instrumentalists, who have been described by Simon Cowell as the world’s most talented family.

On this, the first Australian tour by Sheku and the Kanneh-Masons, he will be joined by his sister Isata, now one of Britain’s leading young pianists, in a performance of greatly loved sonatas for cello and piano, and by the entire family in a programme of works by Chopin, Mozart, Saint Saëns, Fauré, Elgar and other popular composers.

The Kanneh-Masons are Isata, 23 (piano), Braimah, 21 (violin), Sheku, 20 (cello), Konya, 18 (piano and violin), Jeneba, 16 (piano and cello), Aminita, 13 (violin and piano), and Mariatu, 9 (cello and piano).

Journey in Swing

Join us for big band classics, vocal classics, and modern interpretations of some of the world’s most famous songs all in one entertaining performance.

  • Dates:Aug 19
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:The Edith, Spiegeltent

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$13 - $20
  • Music:Jazz
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent

Description

The WAAPA Big band is an 18-piece group that embraces the best music that big band has to offer. Music Director: Jeremy Greig Performed by: WAAPA Big Band Bookings open: 20th Jul - Friends 27th Jul - Public

Fresh Produce 2021 - Bunbury

Sprouting up across the country over 8 weekends in Spring 2021!

  • Dates:Aug 20 -21
  • Venue:Hay Park

Details

  • Hosted By:Fresh Produce
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Music:Music Festival,Indie & Alternative

Description

Cattleyard promotions brings a new festival to Australia, showcasing our Aussie talent! Building on the foundations of Grooving the Moo, Fresh Produce presents the freshest talent, featuring ripe handfuls of artists that represent the spread of exceptional, diverse and inspiring music in Australia.

G Flip, Cosmo's Midnight and Spacey Jane will take to the stage on the Friday night, while Lime Cordiale, Mallrat and Hooligan Hefs will play on the Saturday night.

Featuring:

G Flip
Lime Cordiale
Cosmo's Midnight
Mallrat
Spacey Jane
Hooligan Hefs

Plus BUNBURY Exclusives
Death By Denim
Great Gable
Flewnt
Your Girl Pho
Smol Fish
Mali Jo$
Casual Connection
Ugly DJ Co
Zolly
Wheresholly

Michael Goldschlager: The Cello Show

Internationally-renowned cello soloist Michael Goldschlager explores the gems of the solo cello repertoire, including works by JS Bach and others, in an audience-friendly presentation of masterworks.

  • Dates:Aug 20
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Music:Classical
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23 - $30
  • Other:Lectures & Talks
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Goldschlager infuses the evening with stories, anecdotes and fascinating little-known information about the cello, and performs on his own magnificent instrument – made in France in 1780 for the court of Louis XVI.

Performed by: Michael Goldschlager

Bookings open: 20th Jul - Friends 27th Jul - Public

Create Your Own Seasonal Bouquet with Floral Army

Learn how to arrange fresh seasonal blooms into a flower full, meadow-like bouqet!

  • Dates:Aug 21
  • Time(s):10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Venue:Stackwood

Details

  • Hosted By:Stackwood
  • Ticket Price:$129
  • Type:Workshops
  • Other:Arts & Crafts

Description

Stackwood have teamed up with duo Alicia and Annita from Floral Army, much celebrated as the best florists in Fremantle. Take advantage of their botanical knowledge and range of locally sourced flowers to create a beautiful arrangement as a statement piece for your dining or side table. This workshop will teach you the basics in the art of floral arranging and leave you with your own generous and unique flower bouquet to take how with you. You'll also leave with the confidence to whip up your own creations whether it be from the garden or your local flower supplier. A great workshop to attend on your own or with a family member or friend!

Darren Coggan: Remember The Days Of Cat Stevens

Remember the days of Cat Stevens?

  • Dates:Aug 21
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Astor Theatre
  • Music:Tribute Band
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

The name brings back a thousand memories – dark eyes, a winning voice and songs the whole world sang along to; Moonshadow, Wild World, Peace Train, Where Do the Children Play, Father & Son, Morning Has Broken, they have become bookmarks in our lives, deeply personal, as if they were written especially for us.

Re-live the voice of a generation, in a celebration of one of the most inspiring and prolific singer songwriters of our time, sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia’s most exciting artists, Darren Coggan.

Star of the critically acclaimed production, Peace Train The Cat Stevens Story, Darren Coggan, has spent the past ten years inspiring audiences with this critically acclaimed portrait, in the most prestigious theatres across Australia, including The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and most recently playing to standing ovations in concert halls throughout the United Kingdom.

Get on board the Peace Train and ‘Remember The Days of Cat Stevens’ as Darren Coggan traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place.

Shinju Matsuri- Festival of the Pearl

With September marking the end of Pearl Harvest season brings the opportunity to celebrate part of Broome’s unique culture with the Shinju Matsuri, the Festival of the Pearl.

  • Dates:Aug 21- Sep 5
  • Time(s):Times to be confirmed
  • Venue:Broome

Details

  • Hosted By:Shinju Matsuri
  • Ticket Price:Free- $295
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance,Community,Workshops
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Restaurant Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Historical
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Travel

Description

A true Broome intuition comes in the form of the Shinju Matsuri that will tempt your senses with an exciting whirlwind of colour, sound, taste and smell as the community shares this beautiful locale with the world and the people who call it home. Every year, to mark the opening of the Shinju Matsuri Festival, the Broome community pays homage to their cultural backgrounds in this colourful Float Parade (free entry) through the town centre. A vibrant evening of performances and entertainment by dance schools, schools, scouts and other community groups in the live lighter Mardi Gras! (free entry). Send your message out to the universe in one of the most symbolic ways possible at The Floating Lantern Matsuri (general $15, VIP $120.) The Chinatown Feast ($75) is a Hawkers Market with a Broome-style twist. Dine out on Masterchef favourites Shinju Matsuri’s Sunset Long Table Dinner ($295). Don’t forget to come and enjoy a sunset drink at the festival bar (free entry.)

Cinefestoz Film Festival Western Australia - 2021

A must attend film festival, with an array of great films set against the stunning backdrop of Western Australian iconic south west region.

  • Dates:Aug 25 - 29
  • Venue:Australia's South West

Details

  • Hosted By:CinefestOZ
  • Ticket Price:TBA
  • Other:Film Festivals

Description

Celebrating great films, the festival incorporates some of Australia's most beautiful locations, world-class Margaret River wines and gourmet fresh foods.

Visitors, filmmakers and film-lovers converge to enjoy premiere events, in conversation lunches, general screenings, family activities and free community events over six days in August.

Live events are to be held from August 25-30. This makes CinefestOZ the first Australian film festival to host screenings for live cinema audiences in Western Australia’s South West since the easing of restrictions.

Special guests who have enjoyed the film festival dubbed "Australia's friendliest" include David Wenham (Patron), Sigrid Thornton, Ben Elton, Jack Thompson and Hugo Weaving.
 

Every Brilliant Thing

One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression

  • Dates:Aug 25 - Sep 17
  • Venue:Studio Underground

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Ticket Price:$26 - $59
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA,Studio Underground

Description

Performed in-the-round, by the incredible Luke Hewitt, Every Brilliant Thing is an hour of life affirming humour. This multiple award-winning international sensation throws audience members into the story as fathers, lovers, friends and allies following one person's life in the shadow of mental illness. From the broad #4 'The Colour Yellow' to the detailed #9998 'Watching someone watch your favourite film', this joyous and intimate work shows us the miracles in life's minutiae. "One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression - and possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop" - The Guardian

Generator 2021

See what's cooking in the next generation of performance makers at WAAPA in this evening of new works from the creative minds of our 2nd Year Performance Making students.

  • Dates:Aug 26-28
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:The Edith Spielgeltent

Details

  • Ticket Price:$20
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

There will be drama, politics and heart in this showcase of courageous and original devised performance. Devised and performed by: 2nd Year Performance Making Students

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