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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Perth foodies are getting into grazing in a big way. From Pinterest to Instagram, sumptuous grazing tables have been ‘grazing’ our screens for a while now, and newcomer to the scene Wattle & Crumb has a uniquely stylish, distinctively Australian take on this delicious trend. We caught up with owner Kasia Dudney to find out more about what it’s like to be in the business of feeding people.
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!
Soundsations is an Australian business run by Aimee Hankinson, a mum and early childhood teacher passionate about supporting parents to create play experiences for their children to connect them to nature, their world and themselves.
As busy parents, it can be tricky to source high-quality experiences for our children and still find time in the day to connect with them. Aimee makes this easy by curating products that are designed to be used by a range of ages that can help to bring families together in a meaningful way.
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