Arts & Culture

La Soirée at Fringe World 2019


“It's not how big it is, it's what you do with it that matters” - never has that cliche been demonstrated so wickedly well as when the performers of La Soirée take to the stage.

After braving the summer rain while waiting in line at the Ice Cream Factory, we were already a little bit wet before the show even started! And in typical raunchy La Soirée fashion, it wasn't long before the audience were fully lubricated both inside and out.

The first thing that always strikes me when I first arrive at a La Soirée performance is the tiny size of the circus ring – it always seems impossible to swing a cat let alone a human being on that little red circle. But swing they do, and tumble, sway, glide, lift, throw and roll to boot.

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The Quizzical Mr Jeff at Fringe Perth


It's Fringe time in Perth! Yay!

This year, we kicked off our fringe experience watching The Quizzical Mr Jeff at the Black Flamingo in Yagan Square – a new hub this year at Fringe World Perth for 2019.

The Quizzical Mr Jeff is a Kiwi now living in Melbourne and his show at just under an hour will wow and woo audiences of all ages – whether it be families with young kids, singles, couples or seniors.

Mr Jeff is smooth and slick, with a wicked sense of humour.

His one act circus style magic show is a real charmer and based on the excited and happy responses from the audience, we could have been entertained by Mr Jeff for the rest of the night.

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Crazy Rich Asians at Moonlight Cinema Kings Park


On a balmy Friday evening, we headed off to Kings Park to watch Crazy Rich Asians as part of the line-up of outdoor movies at the Moonlight Cinema.

A modern fairy tale love story (a romantic comedy) where rich boy meets working girl and all is perfect until the cultured boy takes the brash New York girl to meet his family back home in Singapore. This is the storyline of Crazy Rich Asians starring Henry Golding (as Nick Young) and Constance Wu (as Rachel Chu).

What makes this mainstream movie unique is its All Asian cast (with actors from around the globe), which has prompted more movie goers to see it due to the curiosity factor. Though different in its all Asian roster, the theme of the interplay between family dynamics, social status, and self-worth as an individual is something members of all cultures can relate to.

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Pick of the Litter at Perth Festival


Which of the “P” litter puppies will become the pick of the litter?

Five adorable puppies are tasked with the important job of becoming future guide dogs - this is the topic of the latest dogumentary from the US.

The film Pick of the Litter follows the story of five Labrador puppies from birth through the different and rigorous stages of training that are required to transform a puppy into a fully trained working guide dog in just two years.

It provides an interesting insight into all the different individuals who contribute towards making it happen – at the breeding centre where the puppies are first born; the puppy raisers who volunteer to take the puppies into their homes and teach them the basics; the dog trainers who put each puppy through their paces to see whether they have what it takes to be a guide dog; and on to the individual recipient.

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Sink or Swim at Perth Festival


On a beautifully balmy New Year's Eve my partner and I joined what seemed like half of Nedlands at the Somerville in UWA to watch the French drama / comedy Sink or Swim. Billed as a crowd pleasing Full Monty style film, Sink or Swim found us swimming in darker waters than the traditional British classic. 

Whilst following the standard “bunch of inept losers come together to overcome their problems and rise to the top”, Sink or Swim avoids merely sticking to the stereotypical patterns normally seen in such movies.

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Roma at Cine Latino Film Festival


 The Cine Latino Film Festival in Perth is on!

The choice of movie to kick off the impressive line up of films is Alfonso Cuarón's Roma.

This exquisite movie (set in turbulent 1970’s Mexico City) provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), who works as a housemaid for a middle class family in an impoverished country.

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WA Youth Jazz Orchestra stars to shine at the Quarry

If you are looking for a night of big band jazz under the stars, then head to the Quarry Amphitheatre tonight.

Western Australia’s leading jazz big band – WAYJO – will perform jazz classics by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington plus hits from the 1960 album, The Nutcracker Suite.

The concert will feature some of Duke Ellington’s favourite classics like ‘Sugar Rum Cherry’ and ‘Dance of the Floreadores’ and interpretations of The Nutcracker.

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