Read on for Part 2 of our special series on Perth Festival Writers Week 2019, where we curate a leisurely Sunday session in the leafy surrounds of UWA.
Writers Week returns with a powerhouse 2019 program from 18 – 24 February that makes your story a part of every story, culminating in a writerly weekend on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February at the University of Western Australia. Read on to discover our dream weekend itinerary, starting below with our bookmarked Saturday sessions.
With Christmas upon us, many of our local haunts are closing doors for a few weeks for a well-earned rest. We’re well on board, but where are we going to get our caffeine fix over the holiday period?
Fortunately for us, there are a stack of rad Perth businesses that will be trading this holiday season, ready to serve you that cocktail, cook you lunch, or help you choose a NYE outfit!
We believe that New Year’s Eve is a night to unwind and celebrate surrounded by your tribe. Whether your preference is for live music, a casual atmosphere, a shared meal, plenty of cocktails or a late night dancefloor, here are some of Perth’s best events on offer to send off 2018 in style – your way.
Support local artists this festive season with a visit to Bazaar, Perth’s longest running makers market, at Fremantle Arts Centre from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December. Kira caught up with Bazaar vendors Gaelle Beech from The Anjelms Project, Amy Eaton from Oh Happy Home, Julie Ramsay from Bed Tonic and Peter Milligan from Peter Milligan Ceramics to talk about their festive style, wish lists and best sellers.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.