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.
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.
Support local artists this festive season with a visit to Bazaar, Perth’s longest running makers market, at Fremantle Arts Centre from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December. Kira caught up with Bazaar vendors Gaelle Beech from The Anjelms Project, Amy Eaton from Oh Happy Home, Julie Ramsay from Bed Tonic and Peter Milligan from Peter Milligan Ceramics to talk about their festive style, wish lists and best sellers.
Jacob Butler is a North Fremantle artist who has made a name for himself through his unique,
self-taught painting style. Dubbed ‘Shakey Jakey’ due to a tremor he has had since birth, despite this
Jacob can paint with amazing life-like detail. He has been commissioned to create a Fremantle-inspired mural on the iconic North Fremantle liquor store, Old Bridge Cellars. Kira had a chat with Shakey about painting, community engagement and Bon Scott.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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