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Local students showcase talent

Local students showcase talent

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Local student-artists are set to showcase their art at Balcatta Senior High School's annual visual art exhibition on 1 November 6pm. With only four of its kind in WA, the selective visual arts program requires all applicants to sit an academic entrance exam to be accepted and runs from year 8 to 12. The...

Whitford City gets a facelift

Whitford City gets a facelift

Reney Omar, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Westfield's Whitfords Shopping Centre has undergone an $80m remodel, and the cinema area is now open again. The renovated section of the shopping centre was unveiled on the 21 September. The idea behind the renovation is to bring in more customers by introducing restaurants, bars, a microbrewery...

What’s On: Spooktacular Halloween events

What’s On: Spooktacular Halloween events

Andjela Ergic, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Halloween season is upon us! This means pumpkin carving, costume buying and candy overload and who can say no to that? Or it could mean locking the front door, turning off the porch light, and trying to ignore your door bell ringing for the millionth time. Whatever your situation may be, ECU Daily...

70th Gala for Save the Children WA

70th Gala for Save the Children WA

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Save The Children is celebrating 70 years in Western Australia this Friday. The charity officially started in WA in 1947 and it is hosting a comedy Gala this weekend to celebrate. The event is being held between 6.30 and 9.30pm on Friday October 20 at The Old Brewery, 173 Mounts Bay Road Perth. The...

Perth Zoo helping lions breed

Perth Zoo helping lions breed

Oliver Pomeroy

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Perth Zoo has expanded its lion exhibit to aid conservation efforts after both male lions died last year. The exhibit will allow the zoo to start a breeding program, in order to keep some alive in captivity. The new enclosure can hold up to eight lions, and has specific facilities to accommodate the...

Margaret River Ag Show is back

Margaret River Ag Show is back

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Held on October 13 and 14 the Margaret River Agricultural Show is back for its 88th year, bringing with it an assortment of rides, food, music and entertainment. The first show in 1929 was held in a paddock belonging to Mr T. Higgins and ever since 1934, with the exception of the WWII years, it ha...

What does Perth sound like?

What does Perth sound like?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Dave Warner, the musician behind the 1978 song Suburban Boy, once said that "Whatever Seattle was to the US, Perth was to Australia." The city of Seattle, which fostered the likes of Nirvana and Soundgarden, shares a common theme with Perth, being far away from the larger cities of its nation that...

Macy Gray: Anything but Dull

Macy Gray: Anything but Dull

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Following Macy Gray’s performance at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday night, a flood of articles swarmed online claiming that the ‘I Try’ singer had left fans bitterly disappointed. Gray recently completed a European tour and has been performing Live DJ sets across Indonesia, Australia and...

Proximity: How Close Will You Get?

Proximity: How Close Will You Get?

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With the arrival of spring and expectance of summer, festival season is in full swing! Among the abundance of music and food festivals lies a unique set of experimental works at Proximity Festival. Proximity is a festival held from 26 September to 7 October, at a number of locations around Perth...

The Milkmen: Perth’s latest moo-sical sensation

The Milkmen: Perth’s latest moo-sical sensation

Vanessa Vlajkovic, ECU Daily Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Not many bands have interesting stories behind their names – which is why The Milkmen are going to make you smile. The Rockingham-based group of four spoke to ECU Daily about their inspirations, how they came to be and of course, the hilarious tale behind the band’s name. What started as a...

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