Top 10 picks for the 2021 AWESOME Festival
Cheeky and courageous Koala, Blinky Bill is a truly iconic Australian character. Join Blinky Bill as he goes on a mighty adventure and meets many magical new friends including Professor Wombat, Angelina Wallaby, Lady Beatrice Bandicoot, Bobbin the Bilby and Go-Go Goanna. There are 10 delightful original songs which will have the whole family humming and toe-tapping all the way back home to their very own gumtree.
Peter and The Wolf – West Australian Ballet
This is the tale of Peter and The Wolf.
Grandmother warns Peter not to go beyond the garden gate because of lurking wolves. But when he does and a wolf appears, Peter must work with his other animal friends to catch the scary creature! This specially adapted fairy tale is the perfect way for young children (and their grown-ups!) to discover the magic of ballet.
11am Daily, Perth Cultural Centre Outdoor Stage, James Street Amphitheatre.
This performance is FREE! No tickets needed.
A rocking, outback adventure to find the great hiccup cure.
It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn, ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups.
The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up.
Adam Kelly is in his words, an Autistic Gentleman. Finbar is a fish. Adam and Finbar think that asking someone what it feels like to live with autism is pretty much like asking a fish if it knows it’s in water, which is pretty funny if you think about it.
Arco is Adam Kelly’s FRINGEWORLD award-wining show about just that, living with autism. Or in Finbar the fish’s case, living in water.
Arco takes a heartfelt look at the life and struggles of someone trying to make connections with the people and world around them. Along the way he asks gently of his audience to consider life from his perspective and encourages them to take a moment to get things off their chest.
Join us as Adam and Finbar dance, draw, fly and joke their way into our hearts once more in this second iteration of a Perth favourite
Koolbardi wer Wardong – West Australian Opera
Aliwa yeyi! (look out now!) Feathers will fly in this cautionary tale.
Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow are two very proud, vain, jealous brothers. Watch as their cunning, their rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion.
Set on Noongar Boodja (the south west corner of Western Australia), we invite you to join us for a journey back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation, where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits. Because pride always comes before the fall.
Award winning songwriters and story tellers, Gina Williams AM and Guy Ghouse weave magic in a world first, brought to life under the deft direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. Experience the incredible beauty of the language of this land, as this production promises to delight audiences of all ages.
Florette, A Garden of Green
Florette by Anna Walker shares the adventures of Mae, who moves from the country to the city. Mae misses the apple trees and daffodils - until she discovers a beautiful place of green in the centre of the city.
Explore Mae's garden in a creative installation developed with Anna Walker. Look for the frogs among the leaves, add to the wall of greenery, and nestle among the flowers for a story. Help create art and stories in a leafy forest.
State Library of Western Australia, Ground Floor Gallery and The Story Place Gallery
Cost: Free – no tickets needed!
Let’s Get Lit(erate) Gameshow!
Come along and watch some of Perth’s best authors, illustrators and improvisors compete for the top spot of Lit-Master in a live gameshow, hosted by Luke Joseph Ryan. Join author/illustrator James Foley, improvisor and tallest man in Perth Sam Longley, author/illustrator Kelly Canby and two young literature enthusiasts as they compete in a series of literature themed games.
Join the Giovanni Consort, Western Australia’s professional chamber choir, as they escort you through a musical shadowland filled with lullaby, soundscape and dreaming. Shrouded in darkness, prepare to be transported to a realm of hushed tones, shimmering vocals and calm relaxation under the expert guidance of some of Perth’s finest singers.
Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood
While creeping through the bushland on the hunt for something tasty to eat, Wolf stumbles upon Grandma’s cottage — but this particular Grandma is full of surprises. Wolf had better watch out, because Little Red Riding Hood might just have a trick up her sleeve!
Wind Quintet Plus are joined by narrator Melissa Priemus for this energetic and engaging performance of this classic fairy tale reimagined in the Australian bush.
Stories that give breath to the elements.
Come and immerse yourself in a sea of stories that will ebb and flow around you with intrigue, whimsy and magic. Listen to the tender heart of Tua the whale, the absurd conversation of the three raindrops and wonder at the ancient mysteries of seals and selkies.
These delightful traditional and original tales are performed with an evocative mix of storytelling, puppetry, acoustic music and visual imagery that will leave you with a taste of salt on your lips and a yearning for more.
Let go and float on the incoming tide with Jenny Hill and Sandy McKendrick.