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Perth is home to five universities, countless business, industry, political and community organisations providing access to talks and lectures from learned local and international renowned academics to outrageous hysterics. Until now, the content’s never been easy to find. We are working closely with the universities and other institutions to provide a one-stop shop. Don’t miss your chance to get your content first-hand!

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Postgraduate Research Showcase

WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase offers a rare chance for audiences to sample innovative art projects in their nascent stages, and to view ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse.

  • Dates:Apr 22; Sep 16
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,University

Description

WAAPA has a thriving postgraduate research program covering a broad range of performing arts disciplines, with a particular strength in practice-led research. Our strengths include interactive digital music systems, performance practices on historic piano, new directions in jazz, physiological analysis of human movement, theatre-making, choreography, and much more. The WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase is in part a performance event, and in part a series of short research presentations. It offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse. Hosted by: WAAPA Higher Degree by Research students

After Market: Learn how to invest

New to investing? Or perhaps you're a seasoned professional wanting to track the trends.

  • Dates:Apr 15
  • Time(s):5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Venue:143 Barrack St

Details

  • Hosted By:Grafa
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Community
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,Technology

Description

WA's new finance and investing app Grafa is hosting a FREE information night for people of all levels. We'll show you how to follow the smart money in the very first of our After Market "Learn How to Invest" evenings. FREE DRINK ON ARRIVAL Spaces are strictly limited, so the first 40 RSVPs will secure a seat.

Cathedral Square Book Club: In Partnership with Writing WA

A unique literary experience curated in partnership with Writing WA. The 4-Part Book Club Series celebrates local West Australian Authors.

  • Dates:Apr 22, May 27, Jun 24
  • Time(s):Arrival at 5:30PM, 6PM to 7PM
  • Venue:The Mark, The State Buildings at Cathedral Square

Details

  • Hosted By:Cathedral Square
  • Ticket Price:Multi-Event Ticket: $99 + Complimentary Drink on Arrival + One Free Book and General Admission Ticket: $29 + Complimentary Drink on Arrival
  • Type:Community,Adults Only
  • Other:Author Talks,Lectures & Talks,Business & Politics,Literature

Description

Each Series will host a remarkable WA Writer and provide up to 40 guests the opportunity to engage, discuss and divulge in the detail and insights of the featured books. Cathedral Square’s Book Club will feature Authors including Sue Boyd, ‘Not Always Diplomatic’, Colin Falconer, ‘Angels Weep’, Alf. Taylor ‘God, the Devil, and Me’ and Victoria Midwinter Pitt ‘Women of a Certain Rage’. Tickets are on sale now from $29 per person, book your seat at https://cathedralsquarebookclub.eventbrite.com.au.

ANZAC Day at ANZAC Cottage 2021

We invite you to be part of the last ANZAC Day Service on the Australian mainland conducted at Sunset (the going down of the sun).

  • Dates:April 25
  • Time(s):3pm to 6pm
  • Venue:ANZAC Cottage

Details

  • Hosted By:Friends of ANZAC Cottage Inc
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Other:History,Lectures & Talks,Museum events,Military

Description

2021 has been declared the International Year of Peace and Trust and accordingly, the Friends of ANZAC Cottage has based its 2021 ANZAC Day commemorations around this theme. Beginning at 3pm on Sunday, April 25, 2021 with the Cottage opening for visitors to view displays and hear the ANZAC Cottage story, the day will proceed with the Field of Remembrance, a free poppy making activity for children at 4:00pm to help build our “Tribute Trellis”, a performance at 4:45pm by the amazing Ngaru Pou Maori Cultural Group and the poignant Sunset Service which commences at 5:30pm. The speeches and readings will mirror the theme and as always, will ensure that the NZ in ANZAC is honoured. Entry is free. All are welcome to join us as we pay tribute to our servicemen and women and their supporting services past, present and future at the last ANZAC service to be held on the Australian mainland. For more information, please contact Anne on chapan@highway1.com.au or call 0411 44 55 82.

Capel Makers Trail

The lush green township of Capel is becoming a new hub of South West arts, crafts, and other hand-made creations with its second Capel Makers Trail.

  • Dates:May 21 - 23
  • Time(s):9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Venue:Shire of Capel

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free,Workshops
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts,Video,Photography,Historical,Craft,Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Sculpture,Youth
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Lectures & Talks
  • Hosted By:Hummingbird Promotions Inc.

Description

This new creative hub located in the Shire of Capel will host the second Capel Makers Trail, Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd May 2021 9am - 5pm each day. Bringing the community together the Trail features Regional artists, sculptors and handcrafters displaying their unique works in their home studios and local community centres. Meet the makers, learn their stories and be inspired by Makers Making’. Even gain some hands-on experience using long forgotten skills. Along the Trail there are many opportunities to buy art and artisanal products.

Spectrum Space Symposium 2021 - Kalgoorlie

The annual Spectrum Space Symposium is a signature event for anyone with an interest in autism, its opportunities and challenges.

  • Dates:May 25
  • Time(s):7:30am - 5pm
  • Venue:Goldfields Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Spectrum Space
  • Ticket Price:$110 - $192
  • Type:Community,Workshops
  • Other:Symposia,Lectures & Talks

Description

The Spectrum Space Symposium 2021 brings together individuals on the spectrum, family members, carers, allied health professionals, service providers, educators, and anyone with an interest in autism, its strengths and challenges, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect and network. For the first time, we’re taking this unique event on the road to bring inspiring speakers, including those with lived experience, to three regional locations in Western Australia. Presentations will include keynote and breakout sessions on a wide range of topics designed to inform, inspire and engage. Keynote speakers include Andrew Whitehouse, Emma Goodall and Tom Tutton; as well as local lived experience. As the Symposium takes place during school hours in smaller communities, we are offering educators the option of attending for ½ day, to help with the challenge of sourcing and paying for relief teachers.

Spectrum Space Symposium 2021 - Geraldton

The annual Spectrum Space Symposium is a signature event for anyone with an interest in autism, its opportunities and challenges.

  • Dates:May 27
  • Time(s):7:30am - 5pm
  • Venue:Queens Park Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Spectrum Space
  • Ticket Price:$110 - $192
  • Type:Community,Workshops
  • Other:Symposia,Lectures & Talks
  • Event Venue:Queens Park Theatre

Description

The Spectrum Space Symposium 2021 brings together individuals on the spectrum, family members, carers, allied health professionals, service providers, educators, and anyone with an interest in autism, its strengths and challenges, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect and network. For the first time, we’re taking this unique event on the road to bring inspiring speakers, including those with lived experience, to three regional locations in Western Australia. Presentations will include keynote and breakout sessions on a wide range of topics designed to inform, inspire and engage. Keynote speakers include Andrew Whitehouse, Emma Goodall and Tom Tutton; as well as local lived experience. As the Symposium takes place during school hours in smaller communities, we are offering educators the option of attending for ½ day, to help with the challenge of sourcing and paying for relief teachers.

Spectrum Space Symposium 2021 - Bunbury

The annual Spectrum Space Symposium is a signature event for anyone with an interest in autism, its opportunities and challenges.

  • Dates:May 29
  • Time(s):7:30am - 5pm
  • Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Spectrum Space
  • Ticket Price:$110 - $192
  • Type:Community,Workshops
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,Symposia
  • Event Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Description

The Spectrum Space Symposium 2021 brings together individuals on the spectrum, family members, carers, allied health professionals, service providers, educators, and anyone with an interest in autism, its strengths and challenges, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect and network. For the first time, we're taking this unique event on the road to bring inspiring speakers, including those with lived experience, to three regional locations in Western Australia. Presentations will include keynote and breakout sessions on a wide range of topics designed to inform, inspire and engage. Keynote speakers include Andrew Whitehouse, Emma Goodall and Tom Tutton; as well as local lived experience. As the Symposium takes place during school hours in smaller communities, we are offering educators the option of attending for ½ day, to help with the challenge of sourcing and paying for relief teachers.

Geoffrey Robertson QC - It's No Longer Hypothetical

Witness one of the world's leading human rights activists discuss the world's pressing cultural and political phenomenons from Trump-era governing to the royal family and Brexit.

  • Dates:Jun 1
  • Time(s):7.30pm to 10.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Ticket Price:$70.35
  • Other:Author Talks,Lectures & Talks
  • Event Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Description

One of the world’s great minds brings it back home, to challenge fellow Australians and to explain what is happening in and to the world. This is a show that will give you an insight into Geoffrey Robertson’s life and famous cases, and his current crusade to restore cultural property to the people – including Indigenous Australians – from whom it has been stolen.

Geoffrey Robertson AO QC is a barrister, author and one-time host of “Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals” on the ABC. He is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers; now the largest human rights practice in Europe; where he has been a mentor to Amal Clooney, Jen Robinson, Keir Starmer and others.

Michael Goldschlager: The Cello Show

Internationally-renowned cello soloist Michael Goldschlager explores the gems of the solo cello repertoire, including works by JS Bach and others, in an audience-friendly presentation of masterworks.

  • Dates:Aug 20
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Music:Classical
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23 - $30
  • Other:Lectures & Talks
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Goldschlager infuses the evening with stories, anecdotes and fascinating little-known information about the cello, and performs on his own magnificent instrument – made in France in 1780 for the court of Louis XVI.

Performed by: Michael Goldschlager

Bookings open: 20th Jul - Friends 27th Jul - Public

UDIA WA Professional Development Program; Specialising in Property Development & Project Management

This in-house six day program is specifically designed for the Western Australian context and introduces participants to the various areas of knowledge required to operate effectively in our local residential development industry.

  • Dates:Apr 12, 19 & May 3, 10, 17 & 24
  • Time(s):8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Venue:Lavan Training Facilities

Details

  • Other:Business & Politics,Homes and Design,Lectures & Talks
  • Hosted By:UDIA
  • Type:Workshops

Description

Learn to define and manage projects, while becoming familiar with terminology from the broad range of disciplines and concepts involved in property development. Gain a practical understanding of the tools needed to navigate through complex development processes and the different roles within a project team Led by experienced presenters from the WA property development industry, the course provides practical lessons on how to manage the project life-cycle and understand the principles of commercial awareness, time, quality and cost. Delegates can complete just the modules that best apply to them, or complete the full 6 day course.