‘In My Blood It Runs’ documentary sparks change

'In My Blood It Runs' documentary sparks change

September 19, 2020

Australian documentary In My Blood It Runs has ignited a campaign for change in the way indigenous kids are treated in our schools and prisons. The documentary, by director Maya Newell, follows 10-year-old Arrernte Aboriginal boy, Dujuan Hoosan, over three years of his childhood in Alice Springs. In the film we see Dujuan st...

Classical performers ‘off the back of a truck’

Freeze Frame Opera

Coen Vass, Reporter

September 16, 2020

Have you ever seen a 1975 Bedford truck serenading your street? Well now you can! Freeze Frame Opera have been lifting the spirits of Perth locals with modern operatic classics performed from the back of a truck. ‘Street shenanigans’ encourages neighbours to come outside to their driveways and...

Future of music festivals during COVID-19

Falls Festival

Natalie Escobar

May 31, 2020

As restrictions begin to lift around Australia, many are wondering how the future of music festivals will look post-COVID-19. Many festivals have been either cancelled or postponed till later in the year such as popular festival Splendour in the Grass which has been rescheduled for October. Music...

Virus goes viral on TikTok

TikToks are helping people to cope with the coronavirus.

Brianna Melville, Reporter

April 13, 2020

At a time when concerns over coronavirus seem to affect every aspect of our lives, the world of TikTok and other social media channels have exploded with hilarious content based on the phenomenon. Content on the TikTok with the hashtag #coronavirus has received over 12 billion views. The most common trend...

The Power of Learning the Arts

Getting the chance to learn and develop skills in the arts can help young people thrive.

Isabella Poljakovic, Reporter

April 13, 2020

Students in schools across WA have been honing their creative skills for decades. It has a proven power to increase a child's brain function and learning ability. At America’s Princeton University, students who study the arts achieve 10 points higher on their SAT scores than those who don’t. Most...

COVID-19 Pushes Australian Music Industry to the Edge

Concert Audience

Grace Flynn, Reporter

April 12, 2020

After the federal government’s ban on mass gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the live music industry has been pushed to the brink of collapse. On the website, ilostmygig, the Australian Music Industry Network and the Australian Festival Association have recorded a total income loss o...

Perth’s Tame Impala Claim Hottest Top Spot

A live audience

Harry Hawker, Reporter

March 20, 2020

Perth psychedelic music project, Tame Impala, claimed victory in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of the decade with 2015 hit The Less I Know the Better. The winning group charted four times in the countdown, also claiming numbers 26, 65 and 66. Hot favourite to win the competition, Covered in Chrome by Queensla...

The ‘Weasley Twins’ Coming to Perth

Harry Potter Society of UWA Quidditch Team. From left to right: Natalie Teasdale, Jason Gonsalves, Jessica Cant, Lauren Espinoza, Lachlan Tang, Dylan Turner.

Raegan Lei, Reporter

March 16, 2020

There’s been a buzz on social media recently with the announcement that Oliver and James Phelps, also known as the Weasley Twins, are coming to Perth this year. The Phelps brothers, who are real-life twins, will be in Perth to host the Quiz Show of Magic and Wizards across Australia, coming to ...

Perth’s YouTubers’ art & followers

YouTube Broadcast Yourself 
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Bridget Turner, Reporter

May 21, 2019

YouTube is something we are all familiar with. It is a platform where we can share moments of our lives, while also exploring the unlimited video options that YouTube offers. Every day, people all over the world watch over a billion hours of video on YouTube and generate billions of views. Now that's...

Steve Hensby, defining his own sound

Steve Hensby, defining his own sound

Sharni Hamann, Reporter

May 20, 2019

Steve Hensby is one of Perth’s favourite original artists. Hensby is well known for his solo work, his band The Steve Hensby Band, touring in duo mode with his partner Elysia and joining local cover bands. Like many artists, Hensby’s musical influences stem from his childhood in a household...

Indigenous elders speak on film

Screengrab from the film Bigali Hanlon

Brooke Couper, Reporter

May 20, 2019

Indigenous Elders of Western Australia will reveal their lives, culture and achievements in a series of four short films made by Indigenous filmmakers screening from May 20 - 24. Each film runs for approximately 15 minutes and they will be playing on a loop from 12-2pm at the City of Perth Library. Bigali Han...

Mojo’s Bar gets its mojo back

After six weeks of renovations, Mojo's Bar is back up and running.

Mason Smith, Reporter

May 13, 2019

After spending the past six weeks under renovation, the public and local artists alike are thrilled to be back and enjoying a variety of music in one of WA’s most influential venues - Mojo’s Bar. Many music lovers take the nightly pilgrimage to Mojo’s on Queen Victoria Street, in the heart of...

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