I’ve never been one to dream about running away with the circus. Bicycling bears, human cannonballs and hairy ladies aren’t my thing. But on Friday night, I changed my mind. ...
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Like an unexpected Pinterest pic in your Facebook feed, the Perth Upmarket rolls around every few months to remind you that it’s ok that you can’t make quaint crafty goods – other people can, and they’re happy to do it for you. Bringing together over 150 Perth creatives, the markets are a veritable smorgasboard of […]
This is the kind of play I don’t mind not understanding. 3 Seeds is a composition of three short plays written by Australian-Sudanese playwright Afeif Ismail. It’s a surreal exploration of politics and storytelling, drawing heavily from the traditions of African performance, and frankly, it’s captivating – if not a little confusing. But, you’ll go, […]
I hadn’t heard of Blossom Dearie before I went to the Ellington on Saturday night. If someone had asked, I would have guessed she was perhaps a landscape gardener – a warm, grandmotherly figure – or a professional sportswoman – a tennis player. The fact that the gig in her honour was at the Ellington […]
Trying to convince a Perth local to head out on a cold winter’s night is like trying to convince Troy Buswell to catch a cab home. Spoilt by our six-month-long summers, we recoil at the thought of any activity conducted in weather colder than ‘mild’, or, heaven forbid, any activity requiring more than one layer […]
There are some things that are uniquely West Australian. Indian Ocean sunsets. Derby fever. Throwing out your fruit as you exit the airport. Paying $12 for a pint. That dry heat. Celebrate it all this weekend at the State of the Art Festival – a day-long festival celebrating WA music, hosted by Celebrate WA as […]
Gazpacho, paella, dulche de leche, Penelope Cruz – you’d be forgiven for not knowing too much more about Spain than that. But there won’t be any excuses after the Spanish Film Festival comes to town – with its quirky mix of engaging and thought-provoking films, you’ll soon be telling your jabugo from your jamon. […]
There’s something about jazz that immediately puts me on the back foot. I don’t know about you, but at the first mention of scatting, or swing, or bent notes, I’m nervous. I feel unintelligent; uninformed – a kid in the wrong classroom in the great big adult world of sophisticated jazz. Charlie McCarthy, from local […]
I’ve decided: the more temporary a shop, the cooler the food it sells. Think about it. Pop-up bars – cool. Market stalls – cool. Bunnings carpark sausage sizzles – cool. (Hey, a Bunnings BBQ always tastes better than one from home). The next logical step is, of course, is eating dinner in a tent. Until […]
Fringe has finished. PIAF‘s over. The Winter Arts Season feels like months away (it’s still warm outside, for goodness’ sake – I’m about to open a beer). What fills the fringe theatre void in April? Nothing – until now. The very first Independent Theatre Festival has been showing at the Subiaco Arts Centre since the […]
If you can remember Wednesday nights out at the ‘Seedy Leedy’, chances are you don’t want to return in a hurry. Well, good news – it’s safe to come out. The Leederville Hotel has emerged from its sticky, dance-caged adolescence and reopened as an uber-hip pop-up bar. Bill’s Bar and Bites will occupy the Leedy’s […]