Insights into the Perth arts scene


The arts are for people of all ages and I love taking my family to concerts.  Keep up to date with kid-friendly gigs on this page.

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  • Perth Festival Review: Cerita Anak - There are many moments of self doubt when parenting. The day we were planning to attend Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) was one of them. My children were tired, grumpy, battling colds and not remotely interested in going to the theatre with me. But the tickets had been organised long before and it was a children’s […]
  • Fringe Review: Crazy Hat Day - Fringe World: Crazy Hat Day Ellington Jazz Club 5 stars We’ve been waiting for Crazy Hat Day for awhile. My children have a high rotation of classical music so it was great to head into Northbridge as a family, eat Korean chicken for dinner and go to the Ellington for a jazz gig with Libby […]
  • February Kids Gig Guide - The school year has begun with a flurry and I’m reluctant to add anything extra to the schedule of my kids just yet. But there are a few things I can’t resist: There are loads of fun kids events on at Fringe World festival which continues for three more weeks. I thought a low-key train ride […]
  • Fringe fun begins - Fringe World launched with a flash and sizzle this week. I checked out the media opening at the Spiegeltent (with kids in tow) and we got a glimpse of what Matthew thought were the best acrobats in the world: A Simple Space – raw and exhilarating acrobatics There was also a sequins and feathers dance […]
  • Fringe World top picks for kids - Don’t miss out on the frivolity of Fringe World Festival 2018. It runs from Jan 26th – Feb 25th. The full list of kid friendly show are here and it includes sessions full of farts, pirates, mermaids, circus workshops and magic!   Here are my top picks: The amazing jazz singer Libby Hammer won the Fringe […]
  • Celebrity Soft Spot Libby Hammer - With a background in musical theatre and circus and 20 years of music industry experience, Libby Hammer is one of Western Australia’s most popular and respected jazz entertainers. She has cultivated a silky-smooth croon that can turn raw as guts and her concerts range from cabaret and kid’s music to soul-drenched blues and virtuosic scatting.  […]
  • January Kids Gig Guide - The summer holidays are about freedom and the beach and outdoor play. But sometimes a little structure can also be good. So here are some fabulous arts events in January for the whole family to enjoy together. The Gruffalo is coming to the State Theatre Centre Jan 3-14th. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through […]
  • Give an arty Christmas - How about giving your friends and family an arty Christmas?! I’ve put together a list of some great prezzi ideas I’ve come across for those last minute Christmas gifts. If you are looking for music try the fabulous box set Eileen Joyce the Complete Studio Recordings released just last month on the Decca Eloquence label. […]
  • December Kids Gig Guide - Perth’s largest free outdoor classical music concert is on the 16th December at Langley Park. The WA Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony in the City is a family friendly gig – take a picnic and enjoy the festive atmosphere with favourite classics by Strauss, Handel, Copland and John Williams finishing of course with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and a […]
  • Entranced by Neverland - The children are sleeping peacefully in the Darling nursery when suddenly Peter Pan flies in the open window. Moments later Tinkerbell arrives and so begins the adventure into Neverland. The West Australian Ballet has brought J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic to life in a re-staging of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Peter Pan. It is a […]

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