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Jo Darbyshire explores mental health history in ‘Tales of the Surreal’

Tales of the Surreal is a solo exhibition by Jo Darbyshire about the history of mental health, a response to Heathcote Hospital site and investigating the archives of the oral history collection from Heathcote Hospital which existed on the gallery site from 1928 until 1994. Jo presents a body of work, installation, sculptural works and […]

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Brazilian superstar Pabllo Vittar joins Sydney Mardi Gras lineup

Brazilian superstar Pabllo Vittar joins Sydney Mardi Gras lineup

Brazil’s pioneering drag superstar Pabllo Vittar has joined the ever-growing lineup of international and local stars taking to the stage at the official after party this Mardi Gras season. Vittar is one of South America’s top exports, and the single most followed drag performer on social media today. The singer has collaborated with some of […]

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WA Opera’s 2020 program is an diverse and exciting mix of offerings

WA Opera’s 2020 program is an diverse and exciting mix of offerings

Opera lovers will have their diary filled in 2020 with the WA Opera presenting a wide range of works throughout the year. In keeping with West Australian Opera’s dream of presenting opera that moves, enchants and makes people think about the magic of being alive in the world today, the company’s Music Director, Chris van […]

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Binary call for Hans to be dropped from Carols at the Domain

Binary call for Hans to be dropped from Carols at the Domain

Anti-transgender organisation Binary is calling for cabaret performer Hans the German to be dropped from the Channel 7’s Carols in the Domain event because he wears “drag style clothing”. The internationally acclaimed cabaret performer is set to join a cavalcade of entertainers to celebrate Christmas at the annual event which will be broadcast on Channel […]

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Rival fringe festival Guerilla Fest launches with a diverse range of shows

Rival fringe festival Guerilla Fest launches with a diverse range of shows

Perth’s Fringe World festival returns in early January, offering hundreds of comedy, cabaret, dance, drama, drag and burlesque shows. While the annual festival has grown to be one of the biggest Fringe Festivals in the world, it has often also attracted complaints from artists who argue the festival’s financial model can leave them struggling to […]

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PICA’s Fringe World program celebrates care, confession & community

PICA’s Fringe World program celebrates care, confession & community

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) are diving into Fringe season with a homegrown program that’s sure to surprise. PICA’s 2020 Fringe World program features four Western Australian artists, presenting four new works that invite the audience to join them on a personal journey. Dust off your party shoes and share a queer kiss at […]

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The reviews are in, Daniel Monks receives acclaim for ‘Teenage Dick’

The reviews are in, Daniel Monks receives acclaim for ‘Teenage Dick’

Perth raised actor Daniel Monks has just made his West End debut playing the lead role in Teenage Dick at the Donmar Warehouse. The play by author Mike Lew is a darkly comic take on Shakespeare’s Richard III, which sees the action relocated to a high school. It’s the first time the play has been performed in the UK. […]

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WAAPA celebrates 40 years and launches 2020 program

WAAPA celebrates 40 years and launches 2020 program

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts will celebrate its 40th year with a fabulous selection of live theatre, musicals, dance, opera and concerts for everyone. On Wednesday night in the Richard Gill Auditorium at Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus WAAPA’s new Executive Dean, David Shirley, unveiled the beloved institution’s 2020 performance program as […]

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Russell Brand announces his ‘Recovery Live’ Australian tour

Russell Brand announces his ‘Recovery Live’ Australian tour

Comedian Russell Brand will be visiting Australia in 2020 appearing in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. He’s not bringing a stand up show to town though, he’s here to talk about how he turned his life around. Recovery Live is described as a funny and profane exploration into personal development and wellness from […]

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Urzila Carlson announces extra shows on her ‘Token African’ tour

Urzila Carlson announces extra shows on her ‘Token African’ tour

People are loving comedian Urzila Carlson so much, she’s had to add some extra dates to her 2020 tour after tickets to the first round of shows were snapped up quickly. The comedian is adding a second Perth show at Crown Theatre on Sunday 10th May, plus additional shows in Narre Warren and Sydney. Heading […]

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