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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...

Deepavali festival to light up Perth

Deepavali festival to light up Perth

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is the Hindu festival of lights that celebrates the triumphs of good over evil and light over dark. It is known as Diwali in northern India and Deepavali in southern India, and while they have different origins and stories associated with them, both represent the victory...

Perth rock opera debut

Perth rock opera debut

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Creation of Perth artist, Keshet, The Diments - A Rock Opera, aims to give some new life to the often forgotten genre. A rock opera weaves multiple rock songs into a narrative, in the style of a classical opera. It differentiates from musicals by its lack of spoken dialogue. Many rock operas exist...

WAAPA showcase a whopper

WAAPA showcase a whopper

September 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, better known as WAAPA will be holding its annual Post Graduate Showcase on September 23. At 7:30pm the music auditorium will see six post graduates from the academy present a portion of their work. Located at Edith Cowan University’s Mt Lawley campus,...

Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary

Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Perth Potter fans have been invited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter at Badlands Bar in Northbridge on 30 September. The event is enticing muggles with Butterbeer, wizard rock, Quidditch pong, wand duels, and costume parades. The party, hosted by The Unicorn Club, is one of many ev...

Cirque’s Toruk is Avatar history

Cirque’s Toruk is Avatar history

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk, inspired by and set in the world of James Cameron’s Avatar, is coming to Perth in November. Set thousands of years before the events of Avatar and before humans came to Pandora, Toruk – the First Flight – tells the story of a quest to save the Tree of Souls, told...

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