It’s my favourite time of the year!

Perth International Arts Festival 2016 kicks off today with the unveiling of the Chevron Festival Gardens, the new Festival home at the very new Elizabeth Quay. Festival Director Wendy Martin’s home-grown focus this year means there are stellar WA artists on display everywhere you look, especially in the ambitious Saturday night opening show Home 

Home is a theatrical spectacular at Langley Park (starts 7:30) featuring 500 performers including The Drones, The Triffids, The Panics, Pigram Brothers, The Waifs, Ernie Dingo, John Butler Trio, Tim Minchin, Shaun Tan, Tim Winton… the list foes on and on!

I will be profiling specific events and posting reviews over the next few weeks but today I just wanted to give you a heads of on the FREE events this year so that everyone of all ages can have a chance to participate.


Langley Park
Sat 13 Feb, 7.30pm.
The Snake Run Project FREE EVENT
Sat 13 Feb, 5.30pm.
A Mile in My Shoes FREE EVENT
Stirling Gardens
Tues 18 – Sun 28 Feb, Tue 1 – Sun 6 March. Tues – Fri 4 – 7pm, Sat – Sun 11am- 1pm.
Perth Writers Festival Family Day FREE EVENT
Sunday 21 Feb, All day.
Tickets for Screenkids are $10 per program. The all-day digital exhibition at the venues are FREE.
Orana Cinema, Albany
Sat 20 Feb – Sun 21 Feb

·         Program A: 10am and 1pm
·         Program B: 11.30am and 2.30pm

Subiaco Arts Centre
Fri 26 Feb – Sun 28 Feb.
Fri 26 Feb:

·         Program A: 4pm
·          Program B: 5.30pm

Sat 27- Sun 28:

·         Program A: 10am, 1 & 4pm
·         Program B: 11.30am, 2.30 & 5.30pm

For more details see

See you soon at a show!