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The Creative: Shakey Jakey

Published on October 25, 2018
Categories - Blog, Featured, Homepage, Q&A, The Creative

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
Categories - Blog, Events, Homepage, Q&A, Read About

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
Categories - Blog, Homepage, Read About, Spotlight On

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
Categories - Blog, Events, Featured, Q&A

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
Categories - Blog, Event Review, Read About, Spotlight On

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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Spotlight on: Faber Vineyard & Winery

Published on September 21, 2018
Categories - Blog, Read About, The Foodies

The annual Entwined in the Valley celebrates the things we hold dear here at We Love Perth: local produce, small business, community and passion. The four day event will take place from 4-7 October, and whilst food and wine are, naturally, the focus, the whole family can get involved with community, music and arts events too. Read more

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Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2018: Our Top Picks

Published on September 18, 2018
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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

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Review: Legally Blonde The Musical

Published on August 29, 2018
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It’s never an easy feat to transform a Hollywood movie into a stage musical, but the team from APAN Entertainment have certainly pulled it off with Legally Blonde The Musical, showing at the Regal Theatre until 2 September.

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Review: Disney’s Christopher Robin

Published on August 29, 2018
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Disney’s Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor hits cinemas on 13 September, and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at this beautiful family movie at Event Cinemas Innaloo.

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Review: Aladdin – The Musical

Published on July 25, 2018
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Disney’s Aladdin – The Hit Broadway Musical, gracing stages since 2011, is now showing at Perth’s Crown Theatre. It is based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, which was originally based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from One Thousand and One Nights.

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