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
The Revealed Exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre features works by more than 80 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. All works in the exhibition are for sale.
Erin Coates is in charge of coordinating and curating Special Projects at Fremantle Arts Centre. This year it includes coordinating the entire Revealed event. Kira caught up with Erin ahead of the exhibition and WA Aboriginal Art Market. Read more
Direct from screening in Melbourne and Sydney, Transitions Film Festival focuses on sharing positive stories about the solutions to society’s greatest challenges and showcases the local heroes and changemakers who are building a better world.
Kira caught up with the Director of sustainability NGO The Rescope Project, Anthony James, who has been involved in Transitions since the beginning, to chat about the Festival, sustainability and activism.
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.
This International Women’s Day we’re putting a spotlight on events that put women to the front.
On 25 January 2018, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced the latest annual Doomsday Clock statement. The iconic Clock is now set at two minutes to midnight, the closest to the symbolic point of annihilation since 1953 at the height of the Cold War. Despite the grim assessment, it is believed responsible humans can reset the clock. The media release urges citizens to “get engaged, get involved, and help create that future. The time is now”.
In case you are wondering what the Doomsday Clock has to do with this charming French circus as part of Perth Festival, perhaps the English translation of the title will give you a clue – ‘It’s not yet midnight…’. Read more