Perth Town Hall will be hub of hands on activities for the whole family in the undercroft, with the WA Institute of Surveyors event Perth Wasn’t Built in a Day and the Joy of Wood bringing you Woodworking the Way It Was. While you’re there pop into the ground floor exhibition space to see Inspirational Women of Our Past presented by the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. The exhibition celebrates, and acknowledges some of the ‘inspiring’ women who have been a part of building this great State.
Participate in 'Iftar', the 'breaking of the fast' during Ramadan with a special program that includes a panel talk about the long-standing historical relations between Aboriginal tribes and Muslims prior to white colonisation and settlement. Ramadan Iftar + Panel Talk on Aboriginal - Muslim Historical Relations takes place on Sunday from 4pm to 7pm at Perth Town Hall. With special guest speakers, including Noongar Elder and Artist Neta Knapp, learn about this rich history, and hear from other speakers about the significance of Ramadan to Muslims. Come and join in a collective canvas painting activity with Aboriginal artist Julianne Wade. Light refreshments will be provided. This event will feature Auslan interpretation during guest speaker.
For all the garden lovers, enjoy the Significance of Harold Boas Gardens walking tour and discover the secrets cherished amongst the City’s parks and gardens. Located at Harold Boas Garden, 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Harold Boas Garden is enriched with strong architectural history and is named after the visionary architect, town planner and former United Nations and City of Perth Councilor, Harold Boas.
The Old Law Court Museum’s self-guided tour and children’s activities are on between 10am and 4pm. Visit Perth’s oldest building, constructed in 1836 in the early years of the Swan River Colony. The Court House building holds a significant place in Western Australia’s history as a frontier settlement site where British law was overlaid onto thousands of years of Aboriginal lore. Kids, come along and have a go at our Whodunnit activity. Describe a criminal suspect to create an identikit picture just like a forensic artist!West Perth Local have organized a ‘Now and Then, West Perth’ guided tour. The three-hour long tour starts at 9 am, embarking from the Cavania Café, 1218 Hay Street West Perth. Beyond the fences, down laneways, up above the shop fronts, this walking tour will highlight some of West Perths most interesting Heritage sites with local speakers bringing personal context at each stop we make. The tour will also feature some of West Perth best local food & beverage houses to break up the tour and allow time for discussion & reflection.
Over the years Perth Town Hall has undergone several periods of change which have shaped the building we have today. In 2021 the City commenced the most recent repairs with a focus on conservation of the timber shingled roof and historic brickwork. Please join our heritage building contractor and heritage consultants as they offer an insight into the works with Perth Town Hall Conservation Works Talk and Traditional Skills Demonstration. Members of the public will have an opportunity for ‘hands on’ learning about traditional skills and techniques being used. The event is being delivered by element, Colgan Industries and the Heritage Skills Association WA in conjunction with the City of Perth. This free ticketed event will be open to the public with 45-minute sessions at 10am or 11am.
Singing in the City will be on again in the afternoon across three beautiful historic buildings, Perth Town Hall, Wesley Church and Trinity Church. Presented by the WA Chapter of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA) with the support of participating choirs.
- 17 Mar '22
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