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Perth’s new cabaret festival launches with an exciting program

Perth’s new cabaret festival launches with an exciting program

Cabaret star Michael Griffiths has eagerly been awaiting the launch of the Perth international Cabaret Festival, as the event’s inaugural Artistic Director he’s brought together some of Australia’s most acclaimed and respected performers for a season of outstanding entertainment. One of the downsides of the COVID-19 situation might be that many international entertainers can’t currently […]

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Perth Cultural Centre screen to be removed as part of revitalisation project

Perth Cultural Centre screen to be removed as part of revitalisation project

The giant LED screen that’s become a familiar fixture of the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC) has reached the end of its tenure, with a transformation of the precinct on the way. In a move approved by the Cultural Precinct Taskforce, founded in 2019, the removal of the screen will restore the view of the James […]

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Holden Sheppard wins at the WA Premier’s Book Awards

Holden Sheppard wins at the WA Premier’s Book Awards

The winners of the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced at the State Library of Western Australia on Friday night. Holden Sheppard was awarded the $15,000 Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer for his young adult novel Invisible Boys. The judges lauded the powerful young adult novel as funny, yet devastating with vividly imagined […]

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Perth Cultural Centre screen to be redeveloped with advertising component

Perth Cultural Centre screen to be redeveloped with advertising component

The screen at the centre of Perth’s cultural centre will be redeveloped, moved to a new location, and include advertising under a plan put forward by the Perth Theatre Trust. The organisation is currently calling for tenders to redevelop the screen, moving it to a new location in the cultural centre just metres from it’s […]

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Religious leaders defend Andrew Hastie after interference accusations

Religious leaders defend Andrew Hastie after interference accusations

A number of religious leaders have spoken out against accusations that Liberal Canning MP Andrew Hastie was urging churches not to vote Labor in order to protect religious freedom. In January, the MP held talks with WA religious leaders alongside Liberal senator Amanda Stoker and WA’s Australian Christian Lobby head Peter Abetz. Attendee Father Ian Mabey […]

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Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

The President of Rainbow Labor WA has been criticised for calling Liberal MP Andrew Hastie a “homophobe”. The conservative MP has criticised the comments that were made at a marriage equality event, and said they are example of why greater protections will be needed for freedom of speech if the ‘Yes’ campaign are successful in […]

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