This year we continue dual naming to reflect the first nation language of the Whadjuk Nyoongar peoples of Boorloo (Perth). Perth’s cultural identity is living, breathing and evolving.
It’s in the City’s adopted local heritage strategy to increase visibility of the multiple cultural heritage stories in the capital and its diverse neighborhoods. These neighborhoods fringe the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan – Swan River, from the west in Crawley to Claisebrook in the east. They straddle the high ground of West Perth adjacent to Kaarta Koomba Kings Park and the vibrant low lands of Northbridge.
We hope this cultural experience will create better understanding of our shared history and community we live in. Boorloo Kwedjang Bardip Yanginy – Perth Old Story Sharing.
With over 70 free events this year, there is something for everyone to choose from. Events range from immersive experiences, guided walks, exhibitions, interactive public talks, open buildings and workshops.
There are traditional heritage favorites with Wesley Church treating us with a special program of Music in the Heart of the City, celebrating 150+ years on Saturday April 9. Featuring pipe organ performances by Angela Currie and some of Perth’s finest young musicians, the Wesley Music Scholars. Maybe you would like to have a go on the pipe organ yourself? Saturday afternoon from 3pm you can come along and try the King of Instruments. Bookings aren't required for these events.
Make sure you don’t miss out on an opportunity to come and engage with our Whadjuk Nyoongar presenters over the weekend. The younger kids will love is the Painting and Yarnin session with Whadjuk Nyoongar artist Justin Martin. Taking place on Saturday at Elizabeth Quay, the kids will learn about the stories, dreamtime mythologies and symbols behind Nyoongar art while painting individual art canvas to take home with them.
If you fancy seeing an exhibition, the second iteration of the Rainbow Timeline mapping project continues research to connect through time the LGBTIAQ+ communities' decades of activism, community organisations, social groups and private histories - revealing shared histories located within and around Perth Western Australia Noongar Boodja.
If it's interactive participation you are after then book into Sunday’s Backyard Bush Pharmacy with Djirrily Dreaming. Here you will learn to identify, process and us Western Australian bush plants for healing and wellbeing in the beautiful surrounds of Kings Park.
Bring your kids, grandies, neighbors and friends – you won’t be disappointed. You will find out how Perth’s living, breathing cultural heritage is informative, engaging, fun and be immersed in Perth’s vibrant community. Come along and enjoy!
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