“REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ORDINARY JOBS. That is why they are so hard to catch.” – Roald Dahl, The Witches
One might assume the subject of witches on a mission to rid the world of children might be one best avoided by children, lest it keeps them awake at night, wondering if their own mother could be one of those ‘ordinary women’.
But it seems no matter how dastardly and devilish the themes of Roald Dahl’s stories, audiences can’t get enough of snot goblins and muggle-wumps. Read more
The 2017 Perth Comedy Festival is in full swing, taking over the Regal Theatre and the State Theatre Centre of WA until 21 May. In one of this year’s highlights, Matt Okine is bringing his sixth solo show, We Made You, to town.
You might be familiar with Matt from his 3 year stint as a breakfast radio presenter on Triple J (Breakfast with Matt & Alex), guest spots on quality TV shows such as Legally Brown and Comedy Up Late, or perhaps you heard his debut hip hop track Fade (Nothing At All) that was released last year.
As Australians, we take great pride in the story of our ANZACs. Sadly, as there are no longer any WWI veterans to march on our most sacred national day, it is more important than ever to keep their stories alive and accessible for younger generations, Lest We Forget.
The Lighthouse Girl is one such story, regaling the true to life tale of lighthouse keeper’s daughter Fay Howe. Read more
With the Easter long weekend coming up, it’s a great chance to catch up with family and friends and explore our city. So with lots of local businesses also taking a well-earned break, we have put together this handy guide to our favourite haunts that will be OPEN over the weekend. Enjoy!
The Swan Valley is the oldest wine producing region in Australia, and we all know about the great fortified wines that come out of the area, but in recent years the Valley has seen a growth in craft breweries and locally produced ciders. With 9 different quality beer and cider producers on an easy to navigate loop, the City of Swan has launched the Swan Valley Cider and Ale Trail, and we’re well on board.
Take a look at the offerings that are right on our doorstep… Read more
Revealed hits Fremantle Arts Centre this weekend, with a celebration of Aboriginal art in Western Australia. With an exhibition running from 8 April to 21 May, visitors have a chance to see paintings, prints, wood carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more by over 75 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists. Plus, the annual Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market will transform the Fremantle Arts Centre Front Garden into a bustling marketplace this Saturday 8 April with Aboriginal art centres from across the state selling original, affordable works.
One of the artists involved in Revealed Exhibition is young Noongar man Peter Farmer. Claire caught up with Peter to chat about his two passions – art and footy. Read more
Perth’s original alternative bridal fair is happening again this weekend. First Comes Love runs from 12-4pm on Sunday 2 April at the gorgeous MosArts building in Mosman Park, where you can find talented Perth locals to take care of every aspect of your event. One of the most important considerations when planning a party or a pledge is the venue, and we’re here today to introduce four of Perth’s loveliest party sites. Read more
Inspired by the classic comfort food of grilled cheese and its popularity in the US, David Manuel launched his food truck The Melt Hub back in November 2015. From the mobile black box you can expect handcrafted combinations of old-school comfort food with new-school flavours “with an Anglo-French American twist,” says David. Think gourmet melts and burgers. David takes the classic cheese and carb combo and turns it into something a bit fancy, a bit gourmet, and a lot delicious. Read more
Northbridge hole-in-the-wall café Flora and Fauna has shown us how to do vegan and vegetarian foods well. Their breakfasts and lunches are so filling and their sweets so decadent that there are no feelings of missing out – just how it should be.
To the delight of many, Flora and Fauna have announced an autumn high tea series, featuring solely vegan treats Read more
Rolling into town last year was Gary’s Diner. Seeing this rad orange and blue striped truck around town you’d be forgiven for thinking they were newcomers to the scene, but underneath those stripes you’ll find something very familiar. With a stack of magnets, long time truckers Comida Do Sul convert to Gary’s Diner when opportunity knocks. Read more