A play recommended for children aged 13-plus sent shock waves through Perth Festival audiences at the weekend with its graphic descriptions of teenage sex, drug-taking, bullying, violence, racism and depression.February 27, 2012, 4:36 am
Words, ideas and arguments were given plenty of room to move as the new-look Perth Writers Festival attracted record numbers of people to the University of WA grounds at the weekend.February 27, 2012, 4:35 am
Bonnie Prince Billy is the type of guy you would probably try to avoid if he came up to you on the street.February 26, 2012, 1:46 pm
Australia is failing dismally to tap into India’s lucrative, fast-growing tourism market, according to one of the world’s leading writers.February 26, 2012, 8:47 am
The leader of the small world-beating Brisbane circus troupe behind the Perth Festival world premiere How Like an Angel is the subject of Australian Story on the ABC on Monday night.February 24, 2012, 5:25 pm
The Untouchables, The Mission, Frantic, Once Upon a Time in America, Malena, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: the credits of more than 450 films are linked by the name of just one man - Ennio Morricone.February 24, 2012, 1:24 pm
Fourteen years ago, it looked as though the unique and inspired work of English composer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Jeffes' brainchild, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, was destined to be heard only on CD and soundtracks to movies like the Australian comedy Malcolm and Oliver Stone's Talk Radio.February 24, 2012, 10:04 am
Academic, social commentator and feminist life force Germaine Greer opened the Perth Writer's Festival in strident and entertaining style last night with a call to environmental arms to women everywhere.February 24, 2012, 10:02 am
I approached Lucinda Childs' Dance with mixed feelings - excitement about seeing the work of a seminal 20th century choreographer coupled with curiosity and even apprehension about the prospect of an hour of minimalist dance. Ground-breaking at the time of its creation in 1979, would Dance hold a 2012 audience, I wondered?February 24, 2012, 9:09 am
I cannot praise Polina Leschenko too highly for her astonishingly fine performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1. From first note to last, it was clear we were in the presence of a master. With phenomenal facility of finger, she steered a near-faultless way through one of the trickiest scores in the repertoire.February 24, 2012, 8:16 am
Which came first, the runny nose or the tissue? In the case of Atishoo, presented by DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre Company, the answer isn't obvious. Atishoo, aimed at children under six, is about a young girl, stuck in bed and dreaming of adventures to fantastic places.February 23, 2012, 11:31 am
In 2008 The National Theatre of Scotland brought its international hit Black Watch to the Perth International Arts Festival.February 23, 2012, 11:23 am
Inua Ellams believes everyone has a story to tell - you simply have to find your voice.February 23, 2012, 4:24 am
It is a slight change of pace from her numerous television roles, but Chelsie Preston Crayford simply takes it in her stride.February 22, 2012, 10:37 am
If you've seen the Herk Harvey black and white film, Carnival of Souls from 1962, well, the soundtrack is rather drab.February 22, 2012, 10:33 am
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