Arts & Culture

I, Daniel Blake at Luna

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Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or, the much awaited movie “I Daniel Blake” opens today at Luna Palace cinemas in Perth.

Acclaimed British film director Ken Loach (of Jimmy’s Hall, The Angels’ Share, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) and writer Paul Laverty have struck a chord as audiences around the world have resonated strongly with the movie in its fight for the underdog.

The story revolves around the main character Daniel Blake, a carpenter forced to stop work due to a heart condition, who finds himself thrown into the world of the social services system to seek assistance.

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Chasing Asylum

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Last week, I was fortunate to watch the documentary Chasing Asylum at a special screening by the Jewish community in Perth.

Chasing Asylum by academy award winning film director Eva Orner has been chosen as an Official Selection by the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2016 and has been described as “Outspoken. Outstanding.” as an Official Selection by Hot Docs 2016.

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Taking my Cap Off to Gutenberg! The Musical

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Last night was the opening night of Holland Street Productions latest’s show -  Gutenberg the Musical!, and as my partner and I stepped into the Hellenic Centre of WA on Stirling Street in Perth, we eagerly awaited what the local independent theatre group might have in store for us.

The night kicked off nicely with pre show drinks available from the bar amidst chatter and a great vibe coming from the musical patrons.

Gutenberg the Musical! revolves around the two main characters Doug and Bud, who are trying to make it big on Broadway with their new musical about the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg.

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Tartuffe by Black Swan State Theatre Company

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"The more things change, the more they stay the same" is a favourite cliche of our times, but never has it been more true than in Black Swan State Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Company's production of Tartuffe – the Hypocrite.

Originally written by Molière in the second half of the 17th century, it has been updated by Justin Fleming into modern day Australian and honestly feels as if it could have been written yesterday.

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Porto at Blue Room Theatre

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Entering the theatre for The Blue Room’s production of [PORTO] felt more like walking into a cosy laneway bar than a play.

I was immediately drawn in by the set – the unassuming bar counter next to a stage with a microphone, and the funky little couch in the corner.

When [], the omniscient, fourth wall-breaking narrator (played by Joe Lui) stepped up to the mic in his ostentatious red outfit, I knew this was going to be an intriguing show.

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

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Holland St Productions in arrangement with Origin Theatre, present the West Australian premiere of Off- Broadway hit Gutenberg! The Musical!

The independent production company based in Perth is a Fringe World favourite, with all three of their previous musicals - Falling to the Top, Point and Shoot, and Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party winning in the Theatre Award category.

Gutenberg! The Musical! the hilariously, knee slappingly funny, musical-spoof about the dream of Bud and Doug and their next (cross your fingers) smash Broadway musical makes its way to Perth!

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Sosei – Revival - of Planet Earth

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What is happening to our planet Earth?

Natural disasters including drought, bushfires, floods, cyclones, earthquakes in Australia and around the world are on the rise.

The Japanese film “Sosei – Revival” has arrived in Perth!

In this fascinating documentary, director Shiratori takes us on a scientific journey to reveal how the power of beneficial microorganisms which are the oldest organisms known on Earth, could help restore the environment which has long been polluted by human activities. 

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