Guest Bloggers

5 Best Perth Cafés to Read In with Katherine Dorrington, Perth Writers Festival Program Manager

Published on February 13, 2017
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Katherine Dorrington is the Perth Writers Festival Program Manager, which means (amongst other things) that she is basically the expert on reading. She’s the one with the best advice both on what to read and where to read it, so today we are joined by Katherine who has shared her 5 favourite Perth cafés to read in, with book recommendations for each location. What a treat! Read more

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Guest Post: Perth Was Better in the 80s by Claire Hooper

Published on January 20, 2017
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Comedian Claire Hooper is a Perth girl and she’s back in town this week, staying with her mum and dad and performing her latest stand-up show at Fringe World. Claire is hanging with us today to talk about her Perth, the Perth of the ’80s, a Perth you can’t visit anymore but one that is very close to my own heart. Enjoy! Read more

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Guest Post: Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann on Childhood

Published on January 18, 2017
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In just a few years, Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann has gone from bachelor to married to owner of a puppy and now new dad – it’s a lot to take in. Fatherhood has raised many questions and he is not afraid to ask them in his new stand up show The Family Lifeboat, coming to Fringe World this weekend.

Lehmo joins us today with musings on his own childhood. Read more

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Guest Post: Internet Dates with Bron Batten

Published on January 17, 2017
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During Fringe World this year, Bron Batten will go on actual first dates – live onstage. Featuring a different volunteer participant each night, Onstage Dating is going to be a show like no other! Today Bron joins us for a guest post about her internet dating experiences. Read more

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A Tour of Freo with Amber from Happy Pilgrim Walking Tours

Published on June 27, 2016
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Amber King is a Fremantle local who loves where she lives. She knows every nook and cranny of her town and wants to share her favourite spots with you! Amber has launched The Happy Pilgrim Walking Tours where she helps people discover Freo’s best small bars, while they learn a bit about the history, culture, street art and architecture along the way.

The tours kick off from the Bon Scott memorial before dropping into three small bars where guests can sample some delicious food, tasty beers and wines and finish up with a cocktail. Amber joins us today for a virtual tour of Freo! Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in for the ride… Read more

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IKEA Lost Adult Alert by Xavier Toby

Published on February 8, 2016
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Melbourne Comedian Xavier Toby joins us today with an extra special guest article about the urban maze of IKEA. He has been in town for Fringe World performing his show The Dinner Party in Fremantle and Mandurah, and tonight it opens in Perth. Read more

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My Favourite Songs with Jessie Gordon

Published on January 8, 2016
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A friend referred to Perth jazz singer Jessie Gordon as exquisite, and I cannot think of a better word to describe her! I don’t just mean her gorgeous flame red hair and retro glamour look, but also her mesmerising voice that captures audiences everywhere. Jessie sings jazz, blues, big band and swing and will be showcasing her repertoire during Fringe, performing in no less than eight different shows. When planning your Fringe binge, be sure to head to at least one of her shows! To get to know Jessie a little better ahead of Fringe World, we asked her to pick five of her favourite songs to share with us. So sit back, have a listen, and get in the mood for the weekend. Read more

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Songs of the Silver Screen by Tom Vincent

Published on January 7, 2016
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Today we welcome Tom Vincent, Perth International Arts Festival Film Program Manager, to talk about music in films. Essentially, Tom is the one who gets to program the Lotterywest Festival Films season, which we’ve always thought is one of the coolest jobs around. The soundtracks to this year’s film program are particularly strong, so let’s take a closer look into the power of music in motion pictures with Tom. Read more

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Crappiness Begins at Home: Crap Music From Perth by Tomás Ford

Published on December 22, 2015
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A while back, Tomás Ford created a show at PICA Bar – the Crap Music Rave Party. It was a hit. Since then he has taken his night of crap tunes around the world, enjoying sell-out parties at Edinburgh Fringe and in Brighton (UK), Prague, Adelaide and Melbourne. On Boxing Day, Tomás presents the biggest Crap Music Rave Party ever as he takes over the Astor Theatre. Today we welcome Tomás back to We Love Perth as he reminds us of some crap music that came out of our own hometown. Read more

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Guest Blogger: Comedian Sami Shah

Published on September 18, 2015
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Today we welcome back Northam’s finest comedian, Mr Sami Shah to guest blog for us. Sami is performing at Rottofest this weekend, and today discusses the maybe-not-so-cute-and-cuddly quokka… Read more

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