What’s Caramel Fudge got to do with Theatresports Shows in Perth?


“What’s Caramel Fudge got to do with Theatresports Shows in Perth?” you may ask. You’ll have to read on to find out!

Last month, we heard from the Just Improvise specialist theatre improvisation company about theatre sports in Perth. Just Improvise are putting on more shows so if you don’t want to miss out, you had better get in quick.

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach


Each year art comes to Perth’s Cottesloe Beach in the form of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, transforming the beachfront into a sculpture garden and showcasing the work of more than 70 local, national and international artists.

The original Sculpture by the Sea exhibition was held at Sydney’s Bondi Beach in 1997, expanding to Cottesloe in 2005 and Aarhus, Denmark, in 2009.  It had its origins in the desire of founder David Handley to create a free public arts event, a goal he has certainly achieved.

The Perth community has embraced Sculpture by the Sea, with a record 215 000 people attending the exhibition in 2011, and big crowds attending this year.  Visitors mingle with beach-goers, lifesavers and locals as they explore the sculptures. 

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West Coast Blues n Roots Festival...Coming Up!


West Coast Blues n Roots Festival: April 1st 2012

Headliners:  John Fogerty, The Pogues, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Specials, Buddy Guy, My Morning Jacket (and heaps more!)

In 2008, I attended my first blues and roots festival at the Fremantle Esplanade.  My hippy friend Meg dragged me along, and I remember having an epic time – it was when the festival lasted two days and I spent both days making new friends, taking lots of photos, dancing to music, sitting under the pines and listening to the most relaxed music. It was amazing, and a great introduction to the world of live music.

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Round Up of Chinese New Year Activities in Perth


Happy Chinese New Year to everyone in Perth!

In Perth, we are lucky enough to be exposed to a range of people from a diverse set of cultures and backgrounds, including those who are of Chinese and Vietnamese ethnicity.

According to the Lunar calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and is celebrated from the 23rd January for 15 days.

ABC Interview with Ken Lee on Celebrating the Lunar New Year Dragon Style

For the best low down on what Chinese New Year is all about, hear from Ken Lee at the ABC site. Ken is one of my long time friends, and I really enjoyed his interview on the ABC with Brooke Bannister.

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West Coast Blues n Roots Festival Part 2 - Blues on a Lazy Sunday Afternoon


Last weekend (April 4th) my brother and I headed off to the West Coast Blues n Roots Festival!

Both of us had work on Sunday morning, but after a quick clothing change (raybans…check, doc martins…check, cool festival hat…check) we jumped on the 106 and headed down Canning Highway to Fremantle.

Everyone knows that food at festival events = long queues and exuberant prices, so we grabbed a pie from the Fremantle bakehouse (best pies in Freo) and a cider at the Sail and Anchor and made our way to the gig. The West Coast Blues n Roots Festival (WCBR) is held at Fremantle Park, just a short 10 minute walk from the centre of town.

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