This weekend, Perth International Arts Festival will present a retrospective of the work of two of Australia’s most important filmmakers: Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer. Working together and independently, both artists have created a body of work vital to our country’s creative oeuvre, most notably working with the Yolngu people of Ramingining in Arnhem Land.
We discussed documentary filmmaking and the magic of Ramingining with Molly ahead of her visit to Perth. Read more
Vietnamese production A O Lang Pho is now showing at the Regal Theatre as part of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival. In performing sublime movement on stage, the Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam are powerful storytellers – the 70 minute circus event presents an evolution from village to city. A story of progress with its gains and losses. Read more
Creator and host of Literary Death Match brings the world famous read-off to our town next week as part of the 2017 Perth Writers Festival. It involves authors reading their work, competing against each other in front of comedian judges. And with the charismatic, snappy dresser Adrian Todd Zuniga at the helm, it’s easy to see how this event enjoys such popularity. We caught up with the man himself to find out more. Read more
Katherine Dorrington is the Perth Writers Festival Program Manager, which means (amongst other things) that she is basically the expert on reading. She’s the one with the best advice both on what to read and where to read it, so today we are joined by Katherine who has shared her 5 favourite Perth cafés to read in, with book recommendations for each location. What a treat! Read more
Sensitive stomachs and glutards will rejoice at the discovery of Honest Goods Co., an allergy-friendly bread range that started as a farmers market stall by creator Rebekah Barnett. Fast forward eighteen months and the sleek Honest Goods Co. loaves are now found at many of Perth’s trendiest cafes as a delicious alternative for health conscious eaters.
With aspirations to be the “Pana Chocolate of bread,” read about the genesis of Honest Goods Co. and future plans in Andjelka Jankovic’s chat with wellness entrepreneur Rebekah Barnett. Read more
They’re a 10-piece group of musicians hailing from the Colombian city of Cali. Famous for their rhythmic and sensual live performances that make it impossible to stand still, La Mambanegra are heading to the Chevron Festival Gardens on Saturday 4 March.
We caught up with Jacobo Velez Mesa, lead vocalist and director of La Mambanegra, ahead of his first trip to our shores. Read more
The power of children’s voices is inspiration for Perth & Melbourne based artist Alex Desebrock, creator of Small Voices Louder. Presented by the Perth International Arts Festival, Small Voices Louder invites youngsters to explore a fun and interactive installation of cupboards and cubby holes that encourage them to have their say on some of life’s big questions, then their responses are broadcast across the airwaves and in unexpected spaces for everyone to hear.
We talked to Alex about her magical project and changing the world. Read more
You might remember outstanding singer and performer Le Gateau Chocolat from previous Fringe World appearances where he won over our town with his commanding voice and stage presence. This year he has teamed up with friend and drag icon Jonny Woo to present a new show about a shared passion: A Night at the Musicals.
Perth-born, Melbourne-based actor, improviser and cabaret star Louisa Fitzhardinge has a penchant for language: she’s a native English speaker with a BA in German language and a Cert III in Auslan, and she’s a mega grammar nerd. Her show Comma Sutra just enjoyed a sell-out season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and is coming to Fringe World Read more
Comedian Claire Hooper is a Perth girl and she’s back in town this week, staying with her mum and dad and performing her latest stand-up show at Fringe World. Claire is hanging with us today to talk about her Perth, the Perth of the ’80s, a Perth you can’t visit anymore but one that is very close to my own heart. Enjoy! Read more