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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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Genre Adventures in Time & Space - Library & Information Week Extravaganza

Jump in your DELORIAN, grab your TIME TURNER or find the TARDIS and join us to explore popular book genres. Five up-n-coming authors will unpack five different genres.

  • Dates:May 19
  • Time(s):6.30pm - 8pm
  • Venue:South Perth Library

Details

  • Hosted By:The City of South Perth Library
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Community
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,Literature,Artist & Author Talks,Writers Festivals

Description

Join us for a fun evening exploring popular genres: Discover why CRIME is the most popular genre worldwide. Understand the challenges of writing HISTORICAL FICTION. Explore the relationship between Science and SCIENCE FICTION. Find out why BIOGRAPHIES are fascinating. Be transported into the past or other cultures with NON FICTION writing. Which genre is best? Come and listen to Josephine Taylor, Amanda Bridgeman, David Price, Alexander Thorpe and Anne-Louise Willoughby and decide for yourself. Each author will share why they choose to write in a particular genre and what that genre offers to readers, as well as answering your genre related questions. Use The City of South Perth Libraries Community Book Club Sets to launch your adventures through genres.

The Last Place On Earth

A dinner-talk from The Orangutan Project that addresses the big issue of the ever looming Climate Emergency

  • Dates:May 20
  • Venue:The Island, Elizabeth Quay Perth

Details

  • Ticket Price:$99
  • Type:For Charity / Fundraising
  • Other:Lectures & Talks

Description

Join The Orangutan Project Founder Leif Cocks on an empowering journey on how we can address the Climate Emergency, while creating a world where all beings can survive and prosper. The talk will highlight an exciting new project being developed to save one of  the last remaining forests for Sumatran orangutans, elephants and rhinos.

The admission to this dinner-talk event will include delicious gourmet vegan pizzas and your first alcoholic beverage. There will also be a live auction, a bar, gift stall and books for sale. 

All costs of the event have been generously paid for by Full Circle Partners, and the proceeds from the event will be matched by our special guest Dr Kushwin Rajamani. So this is a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference to the planet's future!

UDIA WA Outlook Event; Progressive Projects for an Evolving City - Plans for East Perth

East Perth plays a critical role in the evolution of our City as a place of choice to live, work and invest.

  • Dates:May 20
  • Time(s):5.00pm-7.00pm
  • Venue:WACA Ground

Details

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

Description

This event is perfectly timed to hear first-hand details of recent progress on long-awaited redevelopment sites in East Perth including Waterbank, the East Perth Power Station, the WACA Ground and the old Perth Girls School from those that are involved ‘on the ground’. These projects will further change the face of our City and what it has to offer residents, visitors and business. Find out: - How will these sites further activate East Perth and its foreshore, - What the opportunities are for developers in this area, and - What challenges developers might face as the projects progress. Following opening comments from our experts, there will be an interactive Q&A panel discussion to explore the further potential of these key sites. Then, join us for networking drinks + canapes overlooking the WACA Ground.

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.

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: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:Artist & 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.

Falling Into A Black Hole Session 2

Take a journey through time and space with a talk on modern theory of spacetime from astrophysicist Danail Obreschkow.

  • Dates:May 27
  • Time(s):6:30 pm
  • Venue:City of Perth Library

Details

  • Hosted By:Organiser City Of Perth Library
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,Science

Description

Due to popular demand, this is a repeat session of the booked out talk held on Friday 21 May 2021.

Danail Obreschkow, astrophysicist and head of the International Space Centre, will provide a captivating view into the modern theory of spacetime, concluding with an unstoppable journey into a black hole!

Under extreme gravity, space and time defy our intuition. They start to bend and morph into one another, producing some of the most enigmatic phenomena in the Universe. Among them are black holes that pierce through space, bend everything in their vicinity and slow down time beyond recognition. 

 

About the Presenter

Associate Professor Obreschkow is an astrophysicist at The University of Western Australia's node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. He is the Head of UWA's International Space Centre.

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:Artist & 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.

2021 BDA 'Franchise Finance Australia' Australian Franchise Conference

'Navigating the New Normal'

  • Dates:Jun 23
  • Time(s):11am - 6:30pm
  • Venue:Fraser Suites Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:BDA - Business Development Alliance
  • Ticket Price:$145+GST with multi-ticket discounts.
  • Type:Adults Only,Community,Workshops
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,Business & Politics,Expos

Description

We are excited to announce the 2021 BDA Franchise Finance Australia – Australian Franchise Conference will be held on Wednesday 23 June 2021. Our theme this year is ‘Navigating the New Normal’ and we ask the question, ‘What does your new normal look like?’ We will explore how to ‘Connect. Grow. and Flourish.’, embracing where YOU may be on this journey in building a more sustainable franchise business.

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

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:Sep 16
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

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

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

The York Festival

The Avon Valley's premier cultural event, The York Festival celebrates excellence in arts, culture and entertainment in historic York, Western Australia.

  • Dates:Sep 25 - Oct 10
  • Venue:Various Venues in York

Details

  • Hosted By:Wheatbelt Arts & Events Inc
  • Type:Community
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Music:Busking,Jazz,Music Festival
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Aboriginal,Other Visual Arts,Historical,Sculpture
  • Other:Artist & Author Talks,Lectures & Talks,History,Arts & Crafts,Science,Literature,Writers Festivals

Description

A festival celebrating excellence in arts, culture and entertainment and our location in the historic town of York, Western Australia. The 2021 York Festival returns with a new York Writer's Festival and the long-awaited return of the York Jazz Festival. Music, literature, comedy, theatre, arts, crafts and history all rolled into an exciting two weeks opening on September 25.

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.