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 a total of 133 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 celebrating 151 years of musical performances in Perth. They will be treating us with a special program of celebratory performances titled ‘Recitals for the People’. It will also showcase Perth’s top young performers alongside Perth’s premier classical music groups, including The Orenda Ensemble. Bookings aren't required for this event. Check times as they vary over Friday and Saturday.
Make sure you don’t miss out on an opportunity to come and engage with our Whadjuk Nyoongar presenters over the weekend. Check out the Fireside Yarning on Matta Gerup (Herrison Island) on Friday night where you are invited to sit around the sacred camp fire with the Bridyas Elders and hear their stories. The younger kids will love is the painting and yarning session with Whadjuk Nyoongar artist Justin Martin. Taking place on Friday, 11am-1pm 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, then you won’t go wrong with the exhibition that the Royal Perth Hospital Museum are putting on. You guessed it - It's about the history of Perth’s past epidemics from the Spanish flu to Covid 19 ‘Unknown Territory - Royal Perth Hospital and A History of Epidemics’. This is, running all three days from 10am-3pm.
If it's interactive participation you are after then book into Saturday's Mad Hatter’s Workshop where adults can craft their own vintage inspired hat or headpiece guided by House of Snowball designer, Kristie Rowe.