Arts & Culture

Hyde Park Community Fair


The Hyde Park Community Fair is on this Labour Day long weekend!

It’s one of the longest running free community events in Perth and is a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.

What's on at the Hyde Park Community Fair?

Browse arts and crafts and market stalls dotted around the lake;

Watch the live entertainment on stage including performances by local musicians;

Enjoy a tasty meal or snack from the pop up food vans.

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Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe


The muchly awaited Sculpture by the Sea exhibition opens today at Cottesloe Beach.

Brainchild of David Handley, it is the largest free to the public outdoor art exhibition in Australia attracting locals and visitors alike from interstate and overseas.

There will be over 30 WA sculptors including Tim Macfarlane Reid exhibiting their artworks alongside interstate and international artists from China, Finland, Czech Republic, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

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A Man called Ove at Luna


The movie "A Man called Ove" - one of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office and nominated by the Oscars for best foreign language film will open in Perth this Thursday.

On first encounter, one gets the impression that Ove is the neighbour from hell, who rules the goings on at his apartment complex with stickler rules.

But more than meets the eye, as the story unfolds, and we discover more about Ove and his past life.

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Jasper Jones


The film adaptation of Jasper Jones had a lot to live up to.

Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel is a much-loved modern classic that has been described as “an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird”.

I went into the preview screening of the film with some apprehension about how it would stack up against the book, but in the end, I needn’t have worried.

Set in Corrigan, a fictional WA town in the 1960s, Jasper Jones is the coming-of-age story of Charlie Bucktin (Levi Miller).


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Matthew Mitcham Under the Covers at Fringe Perth


After the success of his cabaret show Twists and Turns, and with a published biography of the same name under his belt, Matthew Mitcham is in Perth to perform at the Fringe World Festival.

In his new “Under the Covers” production he delights and entertains audiences with his funny anecdotes and observations on life as a professional athlete who achieved fame and glory as the no 1 diving champion in the world and who brought home gold for Australia at the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, before retiring just 6 months before the 2016 Rio Olympics.


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Red Dog True Blue


The sequel to the much loved Aussie legendary movie Red Dog is showing in cinemas across Australia.

I was lucky enough to catch Red Dog True Blue with some friends at the outdoor Community cinemas at Burswood Parklands.

A heartwarming tale that will appeal to dog lovers, it follows the story of a young boy Mick (Levi Miller) staying with his grandfather up in his cattle station in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The story switches between past and present - narrated by Mike as a grown man, recounting his time spent with his grandfather as a young boy.

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One Fell Swoop Circus Hang By a Thread to reach New Heights


What can a small, dedicated group of aerial acrobats do with only 30 metres of rope suspended in the air?

…A whole lot, and more - as we discovered while watching a stunning performance of By a Thread by the One Fell Swoop Circus group at the Fringe World Festival in Perth.

Making their debut in Perth, the circus artists packed their bags and took a road trip to get here from Melbourne. It has also turned out to be quite an adventure for audiences in Perth who have been lucky enough to watch these amazing aerialists.

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