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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black Swan Theatre Company have once again delivered with their latest production of The Events; a captivating yet gritty and confronting piece of theatre.
This play by David Greig, originally a response to a bombing in Norway, premiered in Edinburgh in 2013. It is as relevant 5 years later and is described by Greig as “slippery and difficult” and Director Clare Watson as “setting our moral compass swinging”. Read more