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Diversity on the runway

Diversity on the runway

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Indigenous Artist Peter Farmer and Sandra Rives, designer from local label Red Opium, will showcase their fashion collaboration, Chirriger Collection, at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival (TPFF) on Saturday 9 September. Most of their designs will be worn by Indigenous models in the show, in hopes t...

Kings Park’s blooming festival

Kings Park’s blooming festival

Mari Spanja, Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

From delicate blossoms to endless carpets of daring texture, the Kings Park festival this September is set to showcase some of the most unusual plants in the world. The event is one of the longest running festivals in Australia, with more than half a million people expected to visit this year. The...

‘Dream Come True’ for Sydney trio Rufus

James Williams, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Playing at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California is the ultimate achievement for a band and, for James Hunt from RÜFÜS, it was a "dream come true". ECU Daily caught up with him to discuss all things from the festival and from their latest album, Bloom. James, tell me about how amazing...

Beaufort Street Festival to take a break

Beaufort Street Festival to take a break

James Williams, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

It’s a sad moment when a festival or event becomes too popular for its own good. However, that is exactly what has happened to Mount Lawley’s Beaufort Street Festival, which organisers announced would not be returning in 2016. Organisers say the $500,000 not-for-profit event has become too expensive...

“One of the best festivals on the calendar”

“One of the best festivals on the calendar”

Elliott Turner, Staff reporter

September 17, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Rottnest Island's premier festival Rottofest kicks off this Saturday with performances from international musicians and comedians, running from morning to midnight. Ronan Freeburn, head of Vulture Culture, has described Rottofest as "one of the best festivals on the calendar." ...

Perth’s Thai Food Fair warms your tastebuds

Perth’s Thai Food Fair warms your tastebuds

Hanifa Abdiraihan, Staff reporter

May 19, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Thai food is one of the staple takeaway cuisines for any university student with a discerning palate and equally discerning funds. For those looking for an affordable meal out, a prime destination would be the monthly Thai Food Fair and Market, hosted by the Thai-Australian Association of Western Australia. Located...

Regional festival has crowds groovin

Regional festival has crowds groovin

Danielle Marklew, Staff reporter

May 3, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Regional music festival Groovin the Moo returned to Bunbury over the Anzac long weekend for a successful fifth year. Around 20,000 people made the road trip for the sold out all age festival at Hay Park on Sunday. Clear blue skies and perfect 24 degree weather welcomed festival-goers as they arrived. When...

‘Britain’s Best’ not quite good enough

‘Britain’s Best’ not quite good enough

Evie Morgan, Staff reporter

March 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A room full of patriotic poms sounds like an atmosphere of carnage, madness and sweaty expats belting out football chants and Rule Britannia. This was almost the atmosphere at the Best of British Festival at Joondalup Arena on Saturday, March 14, minus the energy for football chants and carnage. Instead,...

Fremantle spices things up over the weekend

Fremantle spices things up over the weekend

Rebecca Duffield, Staff reporter

March 11, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival was held on the Esplanade over the past weekend. The festival included over 95 stalls which sold all sorts of different chilli sauces, habanero-infused wines, chilli-infused desserts, chilli plants and more. There were also live folk music, larger-than-life...

Italian Film Festival back for more

Italian Film Festival back for more

Stephanie Garnaut, Production Editor and Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under News

The exciting Lavazza Italian Film Festival is back on at Luna Palace Cinemas for the 15th year, bigger and better than ever before. This year the popular festival will screen 33 exotic new feature films and documentaries and one classic, showcasing the charisma of some of Italy’s most talented a...

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