The Perth Royal Show – 2016


Saturday 24th and the 2016 Show opened – despite the Weather Bureau’s forecast of rain it was pretty clear and sunny in Guildford so we set out on the train to Claremont to spend some time at the Showgrounds. And it turned out well – the sun shone, ...

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Festival Italia 2016


On Saturday we went along to the Perth Town Hall as guests at the opening of Festival Italia 2016 – in the undercroft area stalls selling food and promoting things Italian had been set up, while up the elegant old stair case in the hall above were a ...

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The Perth Royal Wine Show


Lady FWO and I attended a Perth Royal Wine Show hosted tasting for wine and food bloggers last night – held at one of our favourite eating and drinking spots, the alluring Lalla Rookh Wine Store. Three chardonnays – all award winners from last ...

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World Oyster Day


World Oyster Day has rolled around again, and once more with a couple of likely accomplices I celebrated it at Lot 20 on Friday 5th. Although not quite as sunny as the same day last year, the weather was still kind and we set up at one of the outdoor ...

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Lamonts Bishop House


One of our highlights of this year’s Fringe Festival – a sundowner show performed by the wonderfully talented Cathrine Summers – was held in the Garden Lounge at Bishops House. This is almost like a modern amphitheatre surrounded on three sides by ...

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European Cotton Club


The hit of the 2015 Fringe is being reprised this year at Midlandia with Cathrine Summers and her brilliant backing band performing a mix of Jazz Age standards, a few more modern tunes and interspersed with songs from the soundtrack of the Great ...

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Frankly Hank


Now this was an interesting Fringe show….it was only later that I noticed the admonition “not for the easily offended” and thus it proved! In the dimly lit and moody environs of the Ellington Jazz Club, Jens Radda, in the persona of Hank ...

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Summer Groove Sundowner


Another of the Fringe shows – this time in the courtyard grounds of Lamonts Bishops House, surrounded by towering concrete and glass buildings creating modern amphitheatre – where Cathrine Summers entertained a capacity crowd with an enthralling and ...

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Sweet Dreams


“I’m Annie Lennox”: with these words the audience in the Spiegeltent was introduced to one of the best shows of the Fringe. Michael Griffiths, Adelaide based cabaret singer, and WAAPA graduate, sitting behind an electric piano, on a simply lit stage, ...

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The King and Me


While Australia’s most recognized bogan was being crowned with a cricketing award in Melbourne, the real Dave Warner, and WA Living Treasure, was tearing up the Shambles at the Fringe Festival in Perth. His hit show from last year, a little ...

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