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Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Independent radio station RTRFM 92.1 is celebrating 40 years of on air broadcast this year. The community station will hold special events throughout 2017, remembering its grassroots beginnings. Th station boasts a listenership of more than 30,000. Its specialized programing focuses on WA local music...

French Film Festival in full swing

French Film Festival in full swing

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The French Film Festival is in its second week, with A- list French and international actors appearing on screen in three of Perth’s Luna Palace Cinemas. Forty-five films are being shown this year - more than last year - at  260 screenings in Northbridge, Nedlands and Fremantle. The Artistic...

Bible Stories Told Through Indigenous Art

Bible Stories Told Through Indigenous Art

Claudia Haines-Cappeau, Reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Commemorating the Bible Society’s 200th anniversary, 65 Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artists have created an art book that shares their faith and artistic talent. The book, Our Mob, God's Story, showcases 115 paintings, each piece a portrayal of the artist’s interpretation...

Get Ready to Food Truck Rumble

Get Ready to Food Truck Rumble

Jack Cooksey, Reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Perth Food Truck Rumble (FTR) returns to the Cultural Centre in the city on 26 March from 11am-8pm, offering what the organisers claim to be "the best choice of street food in Perth." The event,  in its fourth year, will have 30 different food trucks all offering "unique street style food" from...

A Decade of WAAPA in the Park

A Decade of WAAPA in the Park

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Music lovers, brace yourselves! Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts is about to hold its eagerly awaited, 10th  WAAPA in the Park show. The academy's best jazz and contemporary students will be showcasing their talents with a variety of songs at the popular annual free concert. The audience w...

Nintendo’s Switch Hits Australia at Last

Nintendo’s Switch Hits Australia at Last

Jack Cooksey, Staff reporter

March 14, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Iconic gaming console manufacturer Nintendo is back with a powerful new console,  set to be launched in March. Building on its success from the Nintendo DS and Wii, Nintendo's whizzes hope the new Switch console  will appeal to today's generation of gamers. The newest feature on the Switch...

Mythical Creatures come to Life with Magical Park App

Mythical Creatures come to Life with Magical Park App

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Dinosaurs and fairies can now be seen by children and their families thanks to the Magical Park App. Cities around Perth have collaborated with Magical Park creator Geo A.R Games, to bring family fun as part of Parks Week 2017 which runs from four to 18 March . The app can only be used in participating...

Review: Green Room a neo-Nazi band bloodbath (really)

Review: Green Room a neo-Nazi band bloodbath (really)

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

May 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

We have a new director to watch: Jeremy Saulnier. It isn’t every day that an indie writer-director from Portland can score two Star Trek alums to star in his third film Green Room. By that feat alone, Saulnier deserves praise, but I won’t sell him short. Saulnier has crafted a taut, no-holes ...

Review: Eddie the eager cliche inspirational Eagle

Review: Eddie the eager cliche inspirational Eagle

Ryan Langley, Staff reporter

May 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Eddie the Eagle directed by Dexter Fletcher is a family film, retelling the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, a British underdog turned Olympian,  played by Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Taron Egerton. To hide the fact that he is no longer a handsome, suave secret agent, Egerton juts out...

Review — X-Men: Apocalypse is rock solid

Review — X-Men: Apocalypse is rock solid

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

May 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Director Bryan Singer handles the latest in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, with a dynamic purpose that just gets better as the movie goes on. He has a blank check at hand, allowing Singer to go all out with explosions and action that may look similar to any other comic-book movie, but is f...

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