Friday 10 February 2017
The Lotterywest Festival Opening Weekend event Boorna Waangingy is a sound and light spectacular for the whole family. Take a night time walk through Kings Park as it is transformed with animation, story and song to capture the beauty of our South West.
A vial of tears, melted ice from Antarctica and a plastic bottle of billabong water – every drop tells a story. Bring along a sample of water that has special meaning to you and contribute to Museum of Water.
Or take part in a series of free events based around water – read the waves with local surfers, celebrate what swimming means to you, drift down the Swan River and more.
And while we’re celebrating water, why not follow your tap water all the way back to the source?
In Brackish Rising, salinity renegades, citizen scientists and artists Loren Kronemyer and Mike Bianco playfully explore water, drought and desalination around Kwinana, home of the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant.
Check out the Brackish Rising website for our free events program – including water tastings, DIY workshops and beachside cooking classes.
On Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February you’re invited to lounge in the gardens outside Winthrop Hall and be serenaded by our series of free concerts. Be captivated by eclectic ensemble Eastwinds and watch piano superstars Elena Kats-Chernin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska take to the stage.
Buy a ticket to one of our headliners on the Mainstage or kick back by The Gardens Stage and soak up the fresh, free sounds from local heroes.
Homegrown talent includes the likes of Oh Gosh DJs, Akioka & Mei Saraswati and Ellie Schoen perform from Thursday to Sunday nights for your listening pleasure.
From a topsy-turvy photographic experience of Perth to a virtual reality journey to a sacred land, our Visual Arts Program is completely free and absolutely inspiring. There is plenty of opportunity to see the work of celebrated international and local artists.
Rally your friends and family to celebrate our inaugural AFL Women’s competition, community, activism, feminism and belonging at a huge arty party at Fremantle Oval on Sunday 19 February. Melbourne artist Lara Thoms and Perth collaborative duo Snapcat have brought together women’s sports teams, girl gangs, social clubs and business groups to create this uproarious event.
Inspiring book lovers big and small, the Perth Writers Festival is a jam-packed program of storytelling, conversation, art, performance, workshops and beautiful writing.