A Summer’s Night in Paris


Cathrine Summers reprised her sell-out performance from last year’s Fringe in the dark, moodily lit surrounds of Babushka in Leederville – A Summers Night in Paris took the form of a slightly seedy Paris jazz club of the 1930’s and 40’s with Cathrine ...

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Bringing Back Bacharach


Ellington Jazz Club was the setting for another great Fringe show – a salute to the many hits of Burt Bacharach and Hal David- performed in inimitable style by Ali Bodycoat, Libby Hammer and Rob Pring to a packed audience who sang along happily and ...

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You’re my world


I used to love the Cilla Black show when it was on TV many moons ago, and last night, downstairs at His Maj, it was as if we were all in the audience of one of those memorable events. From the opening salvo of “Step Inside Love”, Danielle O’Malley ...

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Well we have seen some wonderful shows at this year’s Fringe festival – and with more to come – but after last night’s brilliant performance of Starman, I reckon we have hit the jackpot. Dutch showman Sven Ratzke took us on a musical and ...

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Reveal – Pier Martel


We attended the opening of an eye-catching exhibition at Guildford Village Potters yesterday – Reveal is a display of the paintings of local Guildford artist, Pier Martel. From a French-Canadian background, and living in WA since 2000, Pier’s ...

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The Dream Girls


Down stairs at the Maj we encountered the Dream Girls – all decked out in sparkling sequins to go with a totally sparkling show – one more top act at this year’s Fringe World. Pretty in pink they launched into a medley of hits from the ...

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A boy named Cash


As we were leaving a bloke at the next table turned and said “That’s the best 20 bucks I ever spent”, and you had to agree – we had just witnessed another stand out show at the Fringe Festival, Monty Cotton performing his tribute show to the Man in ...

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Cathay Pacific Winestate Wine Show


Last Friday Lady FWO (alter ego of @winesandbooks) and I were guests at the annual Winestate Wine Show at the Hyatt in Perth. Set in the spacious Riverside Ballroom, long tables circled around the room holding some 500 wines all entrants in ...

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2016……looking back


As I open a bleary eye at the New Year, my thoughts have turned to the best of food and drink and such in the year gone by, and so a few thoughts and impressions. Best restaurant Well here I am at one with Rob Broadfield, the best meal we have ...

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