Arts & Culture

Gordon Southern Comedian at Fringe World Perth


 After a few nights out in a row at the Perth Fringe Festival and with a dose of man flu, I was seriously thinking about sending my partner out solo to watch British comedian Gordon Southern perform his “Your New Favourite Comedian” show.

But after being handed a pack of tissues and being told in no uncertain terms that it was my turn to write a review, I struggled out to Northbridge to find the streets around the Perth Cultural Centre in gridlock, with carparks full and a level of bumper to bumper traffic not often seen on a Friday night in Perth.

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The Naked Magicians at Fringe World Perth


We arrived at Regal Theatre in Subiaco on a Thursday evening to watch The Naked Magicians as part of Fringe World Perth and were greeted by a packed house.

One thing that struck me about the audience was the high number of young women who were in attendance and although they weren't quite screaming, they were definitely very excited about the upcoming show starring the duo of Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler.


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La Soiree makes a Splash at Fringe World Perth


Sitting underneath the Palais des Glaces Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Gardens, I looked up at the stained glass windows of this beautiful structure from yester year.

The tent billowed gently in the breeze of the air conditioning – keeping us cool on another warm Perth night.

Punters gathered at ringside chatting and drinking merrily, as we waited for the magic of La Soirée to unfold at Perth Fringe World.

And unfold it did.


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Venus in Fur by Black Swan State Theatre Company


A quick scan of the synopsis for Venus in Fur will give you the gist of what is going to happen in David Ives' recent play being staged by Black Swan State Theatre Company (the advertising poster might also give you an idea or two!)

But as with many things in life, it is the journey, rather than the final destination, that is most important.

Thanks to the efforts of the cast and crew, the Venus in Fur trip is well worth taking.


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Stunning WA Landscapes Debut at the Unearthed Art Exhibition


The much awaited "Unearthed Exhibition" will debut at Gallows Gallery in Mosman Park this Sunday 19 January 2015.  Deeply inspired by nature and the landscapes of Australia, the trio of well known, WA artists Jeannette Dyson, Jennifer Sadler and Sandy Tippett will display their artworks to the Perth community.

The artists have exhibited across Australia and overseas, and the Unearthed Exhibition is the second time that they have come together to present their unique paintings that showcase our stunning Western Australian landscapes.

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World of Food Festival in Perth


For those looking for a unique food and cultural experience, the Gardens of Government House will be open today for the Perth Consular Corps World of Food Festival.

Food will be present from countries as far and wide as Kenya, Portugal, Peru, Japan, India, Mauritius, and Nepal, so foodie lovers will be looking forward to this event of gastronomic proportions. There will also be cultural performances during the day.

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Gasp! by Black Swan State Theatre Company


Gasp! By Ben Elton first debuted way back in 1990 in London under the stage name Gasping, and was set in corporate Britain.

25 years later, the team of Black Swan State Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company and Elton have dug it up from the depths, transplanted it to Australia's mining industry, given it a bit of a modern spit and polish and set it loose on unsuspecting theatregoers.

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