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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Last night, in the gaudy opulence of De Parel Spiegeltent, the Darling Buds of May, fronted by Jessie Gordon, put on a highly charged performance channelling the songs of chanteuse Peggy Lee. From her early days with Benny Goodman, through ...

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2015 – The year that was…


Well the year is almost at an end – so a little about what it brought seems warranted. As those who know me will attest I am quite a cultured chap so I will start with cultural highlights of 2015 and of which two stand out. First and foremost the ...

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Raising Riesling 2015


The annual celebration of the Great Southern Wine Producers Association promoting their wonderful Riesling was held on Sunday 6 December at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Lady FWO and I were kindly invited by the Association to attend – thanks to ...

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Raising Riesling – 2015


Around this time last year we went along to one of the best wine tasting events experienced – organised by the Great Southern Wine Producers Association (GSWPA) it is a celebration of the Queen of Grapes, Riesling. Now Australia is blessed by ...

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World Oyster Day


Well World Oyster Day (August 5) has been and gone, and I, along with a couple of friends, celebrated the wondrous mollusc at Lot 20, with Jerry Fraser. We went along around midday before the hordes descended later in the day and found a spot ...

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Coming Attractions


There are a number of events in coming weeks of interest we think so we list a few below and will update these and more as they come to our attention. World Oyster Day   This is being held on Wednesday August 5th and two events we ...

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