February favourites

February favourites are almost here. February always seems like the start of the proper New Year. After the indolence of January and the media silly season, it is time to begin 2016 proper. Apart from the heat, I love this time of the year.

There’s something exhilarating about a month that has so much in store. This is the season for some major Western Australian Festivals.

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay

February favourites

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The Festival – for fun and excitement

The Fringe World Festival 2015 kicked off the major festival season in Western Australia last week. The rather more sedate Perth International Arts Festival which starts on 13 February will overlap the Fringe World Festival. It, in turn, will incorporate the Perth Writers Festival. Continue reading

The List – a must-see theatre production

'The List' program and tickets

The List program and tickets

The List, a play by French-Canadian Jennifer Tremblay is one of the best pieces of theatre I’ve experienced for a long time. For good reason, this play ran for three weeks and received rave reviews at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Gemma Cavoli stars in Perth’s Fringe World Festival production of The List as the totally believable unnamed narrator. Continue reading

Fringe World Festival –  creative boost

Fringe World Festival will run in Western Australia from 23 January to 22 February, 2015.

Not usually one to hang back, I’ve been reluctant to explore the possibilities of a festival that felt so far out of my comfort zone. I might even have been heard to say that I was too old. That was before! I wonder how I could have ignored so much fun so close to home.

One of the best ways to boost one’s creativity is to play and have fun. Fringe World Festival could be the way to go over a hot summer! Continue reading