In 2017 the City of South Perth’s cultural calendar brings with it a host of experiences for the entire community to enjoy.
Celebrations for the opening of the new Manning Community Centre take place on Saturday 11 February with an Open Day featuring family activities and entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with the groups who are housed in this state of the art facility and explore everything the centre has to offer.
The Fiesta Concert takes place on Saturday 25 February on the iconic South Perth foreshore, featuring prominent Australian singer-songwriter Emma Louise. Emma’s breakthrough song Jungle debuted in 201 and went on to become a Top 5 hit in the UK, France and Italy. Emma Louise will be supported by the spiritual and soulful voice of Brisbane singer-songwriter Thelma Plum. This much-loved event features a family activity area and a gourmet food village. The evening will conclude with the spectacular Pagoda Resort & Spa fireworks display launched from the Swan River. It will all make for a magical evening under the stars.
Visually, the City will be transformed by permanent and temporary public art activating streets and unexpected places. One of these is Confluence, a spectacular interactive art installation designed by local artist Sean van der Poel which has been described as a dream-like dimension rising out of the surrounding landscape. Visitors are invited to step into a dense network of cone shaped forms and watch as the responsive lighting illuminates their path, taking them on a sensory journey into the unknown. Located on the South Perth foreshore to the east of Mends Street jetty, the work will be displayed during the day and at night time from 8-12 March.
The interactive musical story "Goldilocks and The Three Bears" as told by performer and educator Rebecca Jane Flanagan, has been created especially for young children and families. On Thursday 16 March, the audience will be taken on a musical adventure with singing and dancing and will help to tell this loved fairy tale with a twist.
On Sunday 26 March Angelo Street Marketplace will see the South Perth street turned into a bustling community celebration featuring fashion, wares, arts, gourmet street-eats, pop-up bars, music, children’s activities, pet friendly stalls and the return of Artwalk featuring some of Perth’s top artists. With so much to see and do, this exciting cultural experience for the whole family is not to be missed.
More information about the City’s arts, events and cultural experiences hosted over the summer period can be found at www.southperth.wa.gov.au /discover/whats-on/Events