Perth Festival: Bianco

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. ...


Xarcuteria, Claremont

Surely I’m not the only one whose appreciation for Spanish cured meat began while watching the cult classic Jamón Jamón? Hm, the silence tells me I might just be. Xarcuteria, ...

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Mechanics’ Institute, Northbridge

Think burgers and cocktails don’t match? Perthites Hamish Fleming and Siobhan Blumann reckon they do. In fact, they’ve built their burgeoning burgers-and-cocktails empire on it. The couple own Mrs Brown ...

Uncovering everything that's great about Perth

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Every so often you come across a pairing that just makes sense. ...

Winter Arts Season: Women of Letters Interview

“There’s a reason I failed multiple attempts to keep a pen pal ...

Mapping Perth’s Aboriginal history

Explore Perth’s rich Indigenous history with two new free maps released by ...
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Top 5 winter beaches

Sure, you’ve checked out our list of Perth’s top five beaches, and ...
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Public Urban Artwalks

I can’t remember what I was doing in the second week of ...
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Winter Arts Season: July Picks

The second month of the Perth Winter Arts Season is upon us, ...

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Perth Upmarket

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 […]

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Winter Arts Season: 3 Seeds

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, […]

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Winter Arts Season: Blossom Time

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 […]

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Winter Arts Season: June Picks

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 […]

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State of the Art

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 […]

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Spanish Film Festival

  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. […]

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Perth International Jazz Festival: Belleville Interview

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 […]

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Perth Food Truck Rumble

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 […]

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Independent Theatre Festival

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 […]

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Bill’s Bar and Bites

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 […]

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