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Spotlight on: Australian Short Story Festival

Published on October 15, 2018
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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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Q&A: Danielle & Jocelyn of AT Chat

Published on July 19, 2018
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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.

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Elysia Zeccola’s top picks for the 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

Published on July 12, 2018
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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.
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Spotlight On: Voice Box Media Training

Published on May 21, 2018
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Ever thought about starting your own podcast? Voice Box Media Training was established by Perth local Sarah Tout in 2017 to help people find their voices and tell their stories really well.

Kira caught up with Sarah to talk about broadcasting, podcasts, and the magic of slow media.

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Spotlight On: Black Swan Tours

Published on May 15, 2018
Categories - Blog, Featured, Spotlight On, The Foodies

The Swan Valley is one of Perth’s most iconic regions, and there is a vast range of things to see and do. One of the best ways to visit the area is with Kate and her team from Black Swan Tours. With the convenience of pick-ups in several different locations across Perth, Black Swan makes cruising the Swan Valley convenient and enjoyable.

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Q&A: Revealed Curator Erin Coates

Published on April 5, 2018
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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

Q&A: Anthony James of The Rescope Project

Published on March 21, 2018
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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.

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International Women’s Day

Published on March 8, 2018
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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.

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We Love Festival Season: Free as a bird

Published on February 7, 2018
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With so many free events on during festival season in Perth, the only difficult part is fitting everything into the diary! Immerse yourself in world class art and music, hear big ideas and bedtime stories, celebrate Chinese culture and discover the tiniest zines on the planet – all without spending a dime. We’ve rounded up some highlights so you can spend more time and less money living the festival life.

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We Love Festival Season: Movers and Shakers

Published on January 31, 2018
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Festival season is our favourite time of year in Perth. With FRINGE WORLD Festival 2018 on now until 25 February and the newly rebranded Perth Festival launching next week, our calendar is full to bursting!

How to choose what to see? In the first instalment of We Love Festival Season (VIEW PART TWO HERE), we profile some of the unusual and enjoyable arts experiences on offer that explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Perth, Northbridge and Fremantle. This is theatre, storytelling, laughs and thrills – on the move.  Read more

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