Since its inception in 2012, the Perth International Jazz Festival has put Perth on the map in the jazz world. With a world class jazz pianist at the helm as Artistic Director in the inimitable Graham Wood, PIJF will continue to bring some of the globe’s finest performers to our shores when it takes over the city from 26-28 May. Read more
May 2017 marks 50 years since the 1967 Referendum, when the Australian voting public elected to amend the constitution to allow for Aboriginal people to be counted in the census. Twenty years later the Australian Government appointed a Royal Commission to study and report on Aboriginal deaths in custody. Three decades on and the question is raised – how far have we come as a nation with respect to the treatment of Indigenous peoples?
Yirra Yaakin asks this question with their production of Richard Frankland MA’s powerful play Conversations With The Dead, showing at the Subiaco Arts Centre this month. Read more
Papua New Guinea-born future-soul singer Ngaiire will soon be winging her way to Perth for the AMP Capital ART BALL at the Art Gallery of WA. The evening’s stellar line-up also includes 80s inspired pop juggernaut Client Liaison, along with 2016 ARIA award-winning ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ Montaigne and local hip-hop artist Mathas.
We touched base with Ngaiire to get her advice for emerging musicians and find out more about the mind behind the music. Read more
“REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ORDINARY JOBS. That is why they are so hard to catch.” – Roald Dahl, The Witches
One might assume the subject of witches on a mission to rid the world of children might be one best avoided by children, lest it keeps them awake at night, wondering if their own mother could be one of those ‘ordinary women’.
But it seems no matter how dastardly and devilish the themes of Roald Dahl’s stories, audiences can’t get enough of snot goblins and muggle-wumps. Read more
The 2017 Perth Comedy Festival is in full swing, taking over the Regal Theatre and the State Theatre Centre of WA until 21 May. In one of this year’s highlights, Matt Okine is bringing his sixth solo show, We Made You, to town.
You might be familiar with Matt from his 3 year stint as a breakfast radio presenter on Triple J (Breakfast with Matt & Alex), guest spots on quality TV shows such as Legally Brown and Comedy Up Late, or perhaps you heard his debut hip hop track Fade (Nothing At All) that was released last year.
One of life’s great pleasures is climbing into a freshly made bed with crisp, quality sheets. The smell of linen, the cool but cosy touch – it’s bliss. Perth homewares label Natsukashi are making all your dreams come true with their lush range of bed linens named after Western Australian coastal locations and we’re in love! Read more
As Australians, we take great pride in the story of our ANZACs. Sadly, as there are no longer any WWI veterans to march on our most sacred national day, it is more important than ever to keep their stories alive and accessible for younger generations, Lest We Forget.
The Lighthouse Girl is one such story, regaling the true to life tale of lighthouse keeper’s daughter Fay Howe. Read more
Here at We Love Perth we’re big fans of original art, so we were excited to discover Artfinder, an online marketplace for art that supports local artists on a global scale.
We’re beaming with homegrown pride that Perth artist Damien Venditti is one of the top selling Australian artists on the platform. We spent some time getting the low-down on how he began his career in art, and what he loves about Perth. Read more
With the Easter long weekend coming up, it’s a great chance to catch up with family and friends and explore our city. So with lots of local businesses also taking a well-earned break, we have put together this handy guide to our favourite haunts that will be OPEN over the weekend. Enjoy!
Here is a list of some of our favourite places in Perth, which will be opening their doors on EASTER MONDAY 17 APRIL 2017. Have a great weekend! Read more