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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  • REVIEW: WASO Carnival of the Animals - A large tortoise plods across the stage while the WA Symphony Orchestra plays a mournful version of the Can-Can. On the tortoise’s back are two children reading books. Next to me my son cranes his neck: “How do they do that?” he wonders aloud, along with everyone else in the capacity audience at the Perth Concert […]
  • June Kids Gig Guide - It’s great to see some family arts events on again in Perth. The WA Symphony Orchestra present their Education Week which includes the EChO ensemble and the fabulous Paul Rissmann performing cushion concerts on the 1st/2nd. There are two concert options depending on the age of children, and they feature the books Giddy Goat and […]
  • May Giveaway – this one is for the parents! - Melbourne-based pianist and composer Nat Bartsch (Nat Bartsch Trio) was inspired by parenthood to compose a new set of works specifically for babies and their parents – particularly those who find repeats of Twinkle Twinkle on the baby monitor infuriating! Forever, and No Time At All, a gorgeous album of quiet, hypnotic, simple piano pieces was often written […]
  • Review: Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock - What do a boot, a seed, soup and mud all have in common? Well it beats me. But they were all part of the adventure we experienced at the WA Shipwrecks Museum. The old museum is an adventure in itself with its rabbit warren of rooms, moody lighting and hulking boat carcass. Spare Parts Puppet […]
  • April Kids Gig Guide - It’s a fabulous month for family arts events with several major companies producing all-ages shows in April The WA Symphony Orchestra is performing the live sound track for a screening of Planet Earth II Live in Concert on the 27th at Perth Arena. The show will be hosted by Eric Bana and is rumoured to be […]
  • 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 […]

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