Calendar, Fringe World, January 19, Music, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: FRONT

18-26 January @ State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by Summer Nights and SLATE ·

FRONT, a new play by writer/director Michael Abercromby, explores the blurred definition of success in today’s music industry. Based on Abercromby’s time as a musician in Perth, FRONT follows local band Rough Cut Punt during their rapid rise to fame. With hilarious songs and boisterous characters, this is a window into the often unseen drama of rehearsal rooms, green rooms, and studios, in an industry that promises intoxicating opportunities for those willing to pay the cost. FRONT is an unmissable piece of dynamic, modern theatre.

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North Perth Blues Fest Dave Hole
Calendar, January 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: North Perth Blues Fest Dave Hole & more

26 January @ Rosemount Hotel ·
Presented by Cool Perth Nights ·

Cool Perth Nights and The Perth Blues Club proudly present – The North Perth Blues Fest 2019 will shake and console the horde revellers due to arrive clutching presale tickets at Rosemount Hotel Saturday January 26 at 5pm.

The line up boasts a selection of Australian and American blues artists revered across this brown land and beyond. With glee and pride TNPBF features Dave Hole Music with his band, Bob Log III, Blue Shaddy, Rick Steele Music and the Blues Busters, Mama Red & the Dark Blues, The Bonekickers and DJ Holly Doll.

The show runs from 5pm to 11pm and tickets are $30+bf through

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Calendar, Children, Creative, January 19, Visual arts, Workshops

Children: Workshops: Get arty and crafty

14 – 25 January @ Tresillian Arts Centre, Nedlands ·
Presented by Tresillian Arts Centre ·

If your kids are looking for something to do this January, places are still available for fun  Whether it’s origami, sculpture, mosaics, succulents, printmaking, fine art,
embroidery, sewing or learning more about artists, talented tutors are on hand
to deliver classes for ages 5  to 17.

The Tresillian Arts Centre is at 21 Tyrell Street, Nedlands. To book, call 9389 1977.

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Calendar, December 18, January 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Project Y Mental Health Art Exhibition

19 Dec – 10 Jan @ YMCA HQ, Leederville ·
Presented by Project Y -Base@Belmont ·

The young people from the City of Belmont Base@Belmont Youth Centre, managed by YMCA, bring to you an art installation to showcase their responses to mental health and raise awareness through forms of creative writing, visual art and  photography.

The art gallery will feature 25 pieces of art which will be moved to Belmont Shopping Centre after January 10.

Why not explore YMCA HQ while there and their new dance space area?

YMCA HQ is at 60A Frame Court, Leederville

Opening hours: 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Closed during Christmas break – Noon 24 Dec to 1 Jan, reopening 2 Jan

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Madiba the Musical
Calendar, January 19, Musical theatre, Performing arts

Musical Theatre: Madiba the Musical

2 – 12 January @ Crown Theatre Perth ·
Presented by Crown Theatre ·

Energetic and compelling new stage show Madiba the Musical – a Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela opens in Melbourne on October 4 and will tour to Sydney, Canberra Perth and Adelaide. Madiba the Musical, which celebrates the life of the former South African leader, who would have turned 100 in July this year, is interwoven with stories of the fight against apartheid and forbidden love in a troubled land.

Playing the role of Nelson Mandela is Perci Moeketsi, a South African star of stage, television and film, who dared to dream the impossible, encouraged by Mandela’s own words: “It is impossible until it’s done”.

Popular Australian Actor and singer, Tim Omaji, also known by stage name Timomatic, plays the role of Sam Onatou, a young black activist who is arrested in South Africa. In prison he meets the man known as “Madiba”, Nelson Mandela.

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Our Sandman
Calendar, Immersive Experience, January 19, Performing arts

Immersive Experience: Our Sandman

8 – 19 January @ Cool Change Contemporary ·
Presented by Elsewhere/Rebecca ·

Our Sandman is an intimate, immersive and multi-sensorial sound work about our dreams and the presence of the Sandman in both our dream-driven and dream-deprived lives.

Audiences are invited to relax into their sleeping selves, close their eyes and listen to the stories of vivid dreamers and avid sleepers amongst new electronic music pieces presented in a nest of mattresses and softness. Join an exploration in experiencing dreams consciously whilst uncovering the quiet adventures that we go on during dream sleep.

Compositions, soundscapes, audio recordings and live vocals are augmented by EEG headgear (data collected from brainwaves) throughout the performance.

Writer, Performer and Composer: Rebecca Riggs-Bennett
Lighting Designer & Stage Manager: George Ashforth
Video Designer: Hannan Jones
Sound Designer: Niharika Senapati
Visual Dramaturge: Clare Testoni
EEG Programmer: Gabbi Fusco
Provocateur: Steve Bull
Producer: Noemie Huttner-Koros
Publicity: Kayla MacGillivray
Photographer: Tasha Tong Faye

The development and realisation of this work was supported by the Perth  Institute of Contemporary Arts’ Studio Program and developed and produced with the assistance of Crack Theatre Festival for the 2017 festival.

Please contact us if you have any accessibility questions about the event, and we will try to be as accommodating as possible.

We wish to acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, the traditional and rightful custodians of the land on which we operate. We recognise their strength and resilience and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.

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Moonimpappa at Sea
Calendar, Children, February 19, January 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Moominpappa at Sea

14 Jan – 2 Feb @ Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ·
Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ·

Moominpappa at Sea Adapted from the book by Tove Jannson.

Moominpappa at Sea follows the plucky Moomin family as they begin an exciting new life on a rocky island far out to sea. Each family member embarks on an adventure – encountering the island’s mysterious inhabitants and discovering their own sense of place.

From the rumblings of the ocean to the squawks of seabirds, an atmospheric soundscape will transport you to the remote island world of the Moomintrolls brought to life by solo performer, Michael Barlow. This unique magical adventure story of a family ‘at sea’ becomes a journey of self-discovery for us all.

Duration: 50 mins

Suitable for ages 5 and above
10am & 1pm daily
Special 6.30pm performance Jan 18, 25 & Feb 1
No performances Sundays or public holidays.

PJ Party, Friday January 25 at 6:30pm. All tickets just $15
when you book a group of four or more to this session. Get your
jammies on and join us for a fun night at Moominpappa at Sea~

Booking Essential

Please visit or telephone 9335 5044
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
1 Short Street, Fremantle
(opposite Fremantle Train Station)

Produced by special arrangement with Agency North Ltd

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At Eternity's Gate
Calendar, December 18, February 19, Film, January 19, March 19, November 18, Perth Festival

Film: Lotterywest Films

26 Nov – Sun 7 Apr @ UWA Somerville & ECU Joondalup Pines ·
Presented by Perth Festival ·

What better way to spend a beautiful evening than enjoying a picnic with
friends before sitting back as the silver screen lights up the Festival’s
two beautiful outdoor cinemas at UWA Somerville and ECU Joondalup Pines.

One crowd-pleaser will be Sink or Swim, the quirky Cannes Film Festival hit
comedy about a group of middle-aged Frenchmen who form a synchronized swimming
team to ease their stress-filled lives. Other highlights include include South
Korean thriller Burning, which is an adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story
‘Barn Burning’; Woman at War, a comedic Icelandic film about a middle-aged
eco-warrior; Cold War, Polish Oscar-winner Pawel Palikowski’s stylish mid-century
romantic saga; and Japanese drama Shoplifters, the winner of this year’s
Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival.


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Calendar, January 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Antium: Step Outside – Album Preview

6 January @ The Ellington Jazz Club ·
Presented by Antium: Valerio Fiorini ·

Jazz, Fusion, World.

Antium is an innovative modern jazz ensemble led by guitarist-composer
Valerio Fiorini joined by some of Perth’s greatest musicians.

This band brings something truly innovative to the Perth’s music scene,
blending several genres together from latin, jazz, fusion, classical and world music.

On 6 January 2019 you’ll be able to hear a preview of Antium’s upcoming album
“Step Outside” to be released in early 2019.

If you like hectic, high-energy grooves, odd time signatures and musical
experimentation, Join us at The Ellington Jazz Club in Perth nd support
independent original music!

Valerio Fiorini – Guitar
Jamie Oehlers – Saxophone
Ben Matthews – Piano
Karl Florisson – Bass
Krista Low – Cello
Daniel Susnjar – Drums
+ Special guests!

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Rooftop Movies
Calendar, December 18, February 19, Film, January 19, March 19, November 18

Film: Rooftop Movies

3 Nov – 31 Mar @ Rooftop Movies ·
Presented by Artrage ·

Rooftop Movies – Perth’s most spectacular urban outdoor cinema at 68 Roe Street, Northbridge – is back with a crowd-pleasing line-up of blockbusters, new releases and throwback favourites and a brand-new look that will take a night at the movies to a whole new level.

The pop-up movie destination, perched six floors up above the hustle and bustle of Northbridge, boasts enviable city sunset views and, with its comfy beanbags and delicious food and beverage offerings, is the perfect date night location or place to catch up with your mates.  Nightly from 3 November to 31 March, except Mondays.

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Pictured: Rooftop movies photographed by Jarrad Seng

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