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Three paper puppets of Australian native animals in front of a cream paper backdrop Spring gig guide for kids
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Spring gig guide for kids

16 September 2021

Spring in Perth offers the very best range of arts events for children. Check out our gig guide for your next fabulous family experience.

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Orchestral magnificence

13 September 2021

Asher Fisch and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra demonstrate the delicacy and power of symphonic music, says Rosalind Appleby.

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A man in a grey shirt and a lady in a green shirt are smiling in front of a brightly striped wall From the conductor’s chair
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From the conductor’s chair

10 September 2021

WASO’s Principal Conductor Asher Fisch chats with Rosalind Appleby about his personal insights into the 2022 program, his tips on surviving quarantine and why it is important for the orchestra to have a composer-in-residence.

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Four orchestra musicians with their instruments in front of a white backdrop WASO’s bold new plans
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WASO’s bold new plans

10 September 2021

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra have announced their 2022 program, including the return of international guest artists. Rosalind Appleby picks out the highlights.

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A man in tights and wearing an emu puppet stands on a circular stage surrounded by a cardboard bush set and various props How the arts equip children for life
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How the arts equip children for life

7 September 2021

Why do children need the arts? AWESOME Festival director Jenny Simpson says the arts are fundamental to the development of children, help teenagers stay sane and keep on giving for adults too.

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five members of a band stand unsmiling in a field wearing coats and scarves What to SEE: Love in Bright Landscapes
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What to SEE: Love in Bright Landscapes

3 September 2021

The movie about local icon David McComb (The Triffids) opens this month at Luna Cinemas. Director Jonathan Alley talks with Seesaw about a doco 13 years in the making.

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a small orchestra performs while actors are spotlit on surrounding balconies Lockdown delivers an operatic good time
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Lockdown delivers an operatic good time

20 August 2021

An innovative inter-faculty opera from the University of Western Australia finds the intersection between Baroque arias and a pandemic, says Rosalind Appleby

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A poster with the words Strings Attached and pictures of two guitars Guitar festival returns to Margaret River
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Guitar festival returns to Margaret River

18 August 2021

A festival for guitar lovers combines music, craftmanship and mentoring in one of the south-west’s most popular towns. Festival director Dan White chats with Rosalind Appleby about the magical combination.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio