The Lavazza Italian Film Festival needs no introduction: it has become a hotly attended fixture on Perth’s calendar with excellent films, exciting events and a killer opening party to attend through its three week season. This year, the Festival runs from 27 September to 17 October with screenings at both Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX. You can check out the full program over here, or stick around to hear about the flicks we just won’t miss! Read more
On Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July 2018, the Disrupted Festival of Ideas returns to the State Library of WA with a program of free keynotes, panels and workshops across a weekend of conversations and creativity.
At 12.30pm on Sunday you can join a panel who understand the significant impact Assistive Technology can have on those in need. Kira caught up with Perth locals Danielle Loizou-Lake & Jocelyn Fransiscus of AT Chat ahead of their appearance.
The 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Cinema Paradiso from July 19 – August 1, celebrating the best in Nordic cinema. The program this year has been curated from across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland, including award-winners recognised both at home and abroad.
We asked Elysia Zeccola, National Festivals Director at Palace Cinemas for her top 5 intriguing picks from the festival.
On Saturday 26 May, weave your way through the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) to discover a place where the worlds of art, fashion and music collide to create ART BALL, a high-end spectacle that was voted by The West Australian as one of the Top Ten Events of 2016 and 2017.
Kira caught up with ART BALL performer Ofa Fotu // aka Odette Mercy // to talk about The Brass Cartel, the Perth creative scene and what’s next for Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics!
Perth is a hotbed of creative activity in all forms. The members of Inklings Writers’ Workshop, based in Armadale, have found inspiration in their bushland home to compile ‘Elements of Change’, an anthology of works that will be launched this weekend as part of the Armadale Arts Festival. Read more
Running from 9-13 May 2018, Scribblers is a brand new literature and arts festival for young people presented by FORM and the Town of Claremont. Starting with a three day schools program for ages 6-17 from Wednesday to Friday, the festival kicks into overdrive this Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May with a weekend of fun for children aged 0-13 and their families as well as an evening session for young adults and even a grown-ups’ event too. Read more
Ever dreamt of going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fantasy meets reality this June as Christchurch Anglican Church in Claremont is transformed into a space reminiscent of the Great Hall for ‘Wizards’ Fantastic Feast’, an immersive dining and theatre experience complete with special effects.
WA’s favourite family camping festival, Fairbridge Festival is back for another year this weekend, 20-22 April at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra. The festival brings together over 80 hand-picked folk, blues and world music acts, plus entertaining things to do for people big and small with areas dedicated to kids, dancing and African drumming workshops and car-free camping. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will see attendees wake up with Yoga Loves Music – an invigorating yoga workshop combining soulful grooves with traditional mantras featuring musician Tom Richardson and Canadian yoga teacher Kimberly Erin. We caught up with Tom to chat about this project and his nomadic, creative life. Read more
As Artistic Director of WA’s flagship contemporary dance company Co3 Australia, Raewyn Hill takes on the responsibility of creating change. Through education, training, choreography, performance, working with youth and development programs with remote communities, Raewyn’s leadership is aimed at making the world a better place. Read more