Forged through fire and shaped in steel, the Midland Rail Workshops were the heartbeat of the Midland community for over 80 years. WA Government Railways used them from 1904 to 1994 for all major steam engine maintenance. Stoked Festival on 6 April 2019 is an immersive spectacle that pays homage to the legacy of the workshops with a visionary interpretation of life in the yards, a quarter of a century since tools were downed for the final time.
When it comes to the classics, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. But as I’m beginning to learn, many classics could be considered to have some catching up to do themselves.
Case in point: the classical ballet Giselle.
I am hesitant to reveal too much about New Zealand born, Brussels based artist Kate McIntosh’s live installation Worktable. I want to tell you to just go for it, commit, buy a ticket and live the joy for yourself, no questions asked. If that’s enough, stop reading and go book your place here. If you need more convincing, read on. Read more
Sometimes you’d do well to listen to the hype. For the last week people have been raving to me about the Last Great Hunt’s ambitious new theatre work, Lé Nør [the rain], now showing at PICA as part of Perth Festival. Finally it was my turn, and it did not disappoint. Read more
YUCK Circus aren’t trying to gross you out. To quote early 2000s Madonna, they’re just showing you what it feels like in this world for a girl.
Inspired by all-women circus troupes such as the award-winning cast of Casting Off (winners of 2018 Edinburgh’s Best Circus award), creator and Broome/Fremantle artist Georgia Deguara has created her first full-length work, proudly backed by her all-female cast and crew. Read more
I grew up in Perth, in Kalamunda, surrounded by gum trees, dry earth and the sound of crickets in summer. Maybe our perpective of Perth as an isolated city leads us to think it is too small to have a career in music. I don’t know if that’s everyone’s experience but I certainly planned to leave as soon as I could. But once I started touring with music in Europe about 5 years ago, I experienced the sensation of coming home to a city that was just the right size, with just the right amount of work, full of inspiring and talented people… and I fell in love with Perth. Read more
Read on for Part 2 of our special series on Perth Festival Writers Week 2019, where we curate a leisurely Sunday session in the leafy surrounds of UWA.
Writers Week returns with a powerhouse 2019 program from 18 – 24 February that makes your story a part of every story, culminating in a writerly weekend on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February at the University of Western Australia. Read on to discover our dream weekend itinerary, starting below with our bookmarked Saturday sessions.
With Christmas upon us, many of our local haunts are closing doors for a few weeks for a well-earned rest. We’re well on board, but where are we going to get our caffeine fix over the holiday period?
Fortunately for us, there are a stack of rad Perth businesses that will be trading this holiday season, ready to serve you that cocktail, cook you lunch, or help you choose a NYE outfit!
We believe that New Year’s Eve is a night to unwind and celebrate surrounded by your tribe. Whether your preference is for live music, a casual atmosphere, a shared meal, plenty of cocktails or a late night dancefloor, here are some of Perth’s best events on offer to send off 2018 in style – your way.