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Shop Local this Christmas: 2018 Christmas Market Round Up

Published on November 6, 2018
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What do you want when you’re Christmas shopping? I’ll bet unique gift ideas, thoughtfully produced goods and a one stop shop for everyone on your list are right up there. What about supporting Western Australian creatives in a friendly, laid back environment? That too I’d say. This is what you get when you stop by any of Perth’s regular, handmade markets. Read more

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Open House Perth: North Side Style

Published on November 2, 2018
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This year for Open House Perth (10-11 November 2018) we’re extra excited to snoop around some of Perth’s most stylish and well-designed homes… so we’ve put together this northern suburbs itinerary that will take you to from beachside suburbs Karrinyup and Scarborough through to leafy inner city residential hangout Mount Hawthorn.

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The Creative: Jazz Musician Kate Pass

Published on October 29, 2018
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The 2018 Perth International Jazz Festival will be held on 9 – 11 November with performances at the State Theatre Centre of WA, The Bird, Ellington Jazz Club and the Perth Cultural Centre Wetlands Stage. Ahead of the Festival, Kira checked in with local Kate Pass of the Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, who are nominated for WAMis this year in both the Jazz and World Music categories.

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Giniversity spring cocktails

Published on October 29, 2018
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The founder of the award-winning Great Southern Distilling Co in Albany, Cameron Syme, founded Margaret River Distilling Co in 2015 as a place where visitors could have a hands-on distilling experience. We’re huge supporters of local producers, and we love trying new recipes, so we asked the team to share some spring cocktail recipes using their Giniversity gins!

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Review: In the Next Room

Published on October 26, 2018
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In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is Black Swan State Theatre Company’s latest offering, an enjoyable, hysterical and relatable period piece that whisks us back in time to events that may seem too strange to be true, but in fact were quite commonplace.

With technology creeping more and more into our daily lives, we can easily empathise with these characters in the 1800s as they tackle the advent of electricity and the loss of human connection.

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The Creative: Shakey Jakey

Published on October 25, 2018
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Jacob Butler is a North Fremantle artist who has made a name for himself through his unique,
self-taught painting style. Dubbed ‘Shakey Jakey’ due to a tremor he has had since birth, despite this
Jacob can paint with amazing life-like detail. He has been commissioned to create a Fremantle-inspired mural on the iconic North Fremantle liquor store, Old Bridge Cellars. Kira had a chat with Shakey about painting, community engagement and Bon Scott.

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Fremantle Festival: Come to the Fire

Published on October 24, 2018
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This year Fremantle Festival is a series of free events bringing people together in a celebration of community. Immerse yourself in the pageantry of the Blessing of the Fleet, discover the beauty of Australian Indigenous culture at Wardarnji, bring the family down to a blaze on the beach at Kraken and enjoy the sunset fires of Karla-k Koorling. Kira caught up with the new Manager of Culture and Arts at the City of Fremantle, Destry Puia, to find out more about this annual event, now in its 113th year!

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Bunbury for Families

Published on October 23, 2018
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Bunbury has been a favourite holiday spot for families for a long time, and for good reason. It’s one of the biggest towns in the south west of WA and provides the perfect base to explore many of the smaller towns and surrounding attractions.

Bunbury has everything families can want – beautiful beaches, several large shopping centres, lots of takeaway and eating options, attractions and playgrounds.

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Spotlight on: Australian Short Story Festival

Published on October 15, 2018
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There’s a brilliant line-up at the 2018 Australian Short Story Festival, which runs from 19 – 21 October right here in Perth at the Centre for Stories.

This great initiative goes beyond the written word, with storytelling on subjects as wide-ranging as crime walks through Northbridge, LGBTQIA+ youth, and how to get into writing, along with an opening address by literary legend David Malouf. Kira caught up with organiser Susan Midalia to chat about the annual festival that celebrates this unique art form.

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Review: Shrek Jr The Musical

Published on September 26, 2018
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APAN has yet another great production for Perth audiences just in time for the school holidays, with Shrek Jr The Musical playing at Hertha Reserve in Stirling in the magnificent Big Top.

I loved the extra touches in this show – the characters acting as ushers, the opportunity to have a photo with the performers after the show, and lots of extras on sale. 

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