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...

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...

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 ...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

March 29, 2017

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...

Fury as arts funding slashed

Felicity McKay as the Angel in Black Swan's latest production by Tony Kushner.

Zeta Morgan, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2016

The Confederation of Australian State Theatre Companies (CAST) has written an open letter expressing serious concern over budget cuts made to the Australia Council for the Arts, fearing the long-term impacts on art in our country. The Australia Council will lose $105 million from its funding over...

Gnome-where to run for SW attraction

Gnome-where to run for SW attraction

Calle Bolmgren, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2016

How Gnomesville started is for many a mystery although the legend featured on its website suggests it started when a local woman placed a gnome on a small plot of land near Dardanup as a decoration in the early 1990s. Another story says that children placed a gnome near the roundabout because of...

City library opens amidst service funding fears 

City library opens amidst service funding fears 

Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

March 1, 2016

City of Perth has opened its new $60m library and history centre this morning, which is set to become the city’s next iconic landmark. Acclaimed by Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi as the “lounge room” of the city, the 7-level state-of-the-art library is the first new civic building to open in the...

Plotting for Perth: Crazy ideas that put WA on the map

The beginning of the waterslide on St Georges Terrace

Madeline Palmer, Staff reporter

October 8, 2015

We are one of the most isolated places in the world, but Perth has become the home where wild and wacky ideas can come to life. This is where I blow the "Perth is boring" theory out of the water, because contrary to popular belief, Perth has boasted some crazy events and attractions. Whether they...

Review: Looking into the eyes of The Wolfpack

Review: Looking into the eyes of The Wolfpack

Simone Gordon, Staff reporter

September 8, 2015

'The Wolfpack' is a documentary film by Crystal Moselle, looking into the fascinating lives of the Angulo family who live in a small apartment on Lower East Side, Manhattan. The grandiose leader of the pack, Oscar, is the father of several brothers Mukunda, Narayana, Govinda, Bhagavan, Krsna, Jagadisa...

Hard work prepares WAAPA students for upcoming season

The dark and twisted Carrie

Simone Gordon, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2015

After a hugely successful start to the year — with Much Ado About Nothing, Legally Blonde the Musical and numerous other successful shows — WAAPA is getting ready to go dark. The cult classic ‘Carrie the Musical’ will be performed this month by WAAPA’s graduating Music Theatre students. Or...

Is the Australian film industry under threat?

Actors Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell and Odessa Young on set of Looking for Grace.

Rika Potter, Staff reporter

August 19, 2015

‘Why does nobody want to watch Australian made films?’ is the question that repeatedly plagues our country’s film industry. Yet it seems the international community recognises the value of our films more than we do. An Australian feature has been selected to compete for the notorious Golden...

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