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.
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
Charlotte Guest is a Western Australian writer who has just published her first collection of poetry. Soap is a deeply personal collection of short works that Charlotte wrote between the ages of 19 and 24. Intimate and moving, the book touches on themes of femininity, feminism and family in a beautiful collection that goes beyond a mere coming of age journey to possess broader social relevance.
Claire caught up with Charlotte to talk about the book and pouring your heart onto the page. Read more
On the last leg of its Australian tour, the stage adaption of George Orwell’s 1984 has arrived in Perth for a limited season. This production is a sure-fire conversation starter; one of those shows you’ll regret not seeing if you miss out.
In 1949 when Orwell’s novel 1984 was published, you may have shaken your head at the absurdity of the text. A dystopian society ruled by a totalitarian government under constant surveillance, with free speech and independent-thought punishable by death. Read more
This weekend, 29-30 July 2017, the fourth annual Disrupted Festival of Ideas provides a feast for the mind as some of the country’s most powerful thinkers converge on the State Library of WA. This free event is made up of keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, conversations and engaging encounters that promise to ignite and inspire. Read more
One Word for Snow is a public art project by the Fremantle-based artist, Amy Perejuan-Capone. The project, where the artist staged sporadic, artificial blizzards around Perth CBD and Northbridge for a period of one month, was commissioned by TRANSART for the City of Perth Winter Arts Season. Lydia caught up with Amy over a cup of tea to reflect upon the month that has been.
Beau Est Mien, which translates to ‘beautiful is mine’, is a Northbridge-based printmaking studio that offers limited edition printed artworks, stationery, and homewares. They also run a seasonal program of printmaking workshops, which will be wrapping up this Winter so that the business can move on to exciting new projects.
Earlier in the year, the team made their way a few blocks down William Street to a new studio space at Paper Mountain. Lydia caught up with Alina, the General Manager, to talk a bit about what they’re up to and where they’re going.
The State of the Art Festival (SOTA) will be bringing an incredible day of live WA music to Elizabeth Quay on WA Day Monday. This free, all-ages showcase headlined by Karnivool features Bob Evans, Abbe May, Gyroscope and more.
We Love Perth caught up with some of the rad local artists on the SOTA line-up to grill them about a few of their favourite things. Read more
One of life’s great pleasures is climbing into a freshly made bed with crisp, quality sheets. The smell of linen, the cool but cosy touch – it’s bliss. Perth homewares label Natsukashi are making all your dreams come true with their lush range of bed linens named after Western Australian coastal locations and we’re in love! Read more