We’re forever on the hunt for new experiences here at Perth Is OK! and we think it’s fair to say you, humble readers, are hungry to find them as well! And while we love getting them from you, we’re always excited to share new ones with you in the hope of offering something a little different around town.
Today is one of those days, as below you’ll find out all about the upcoming Armadale Arts Festival, a creative program of live music, visual arts, literature, crafts and more, taking place all over the Eastern suburbs from April 29 until May 15.
So whether you’re an art enthusiast or just on the hunt for something a little different (and not too far away from Perth), check out a few Armadale Arts Festival highlights below, and explore via the Armadale Arts Festival Website.
A Journey Through Jazz
What a team up this is! West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) and one of our fave hills eating spots, Seven Sins Perth Hills, invite you for a night of top shelf music and food with A Journey Through Jazz this Saturday 30 April. Enjoy tunes from the golden era of swing, the 60s, big band movie soundtracks and more contemporary offerings while Seven Sins’ owner/Head Chef serves up a terrific two course dining experience. Tickets are strictly limited, get more info and book yours now via THIS LINK.
Minnawarra Art Awards
Showcasing some of WA’s best artists, Ron Nyisztor returns as the Curator of this year’s Minnawarra Art Awards, offering a combined $25,000 prize pool for the winners! Head to the Armadale District Hall from April 30 until May 15 where you’ll discover a high calibre and diverse artworks, along with an excellent public program. Get more info HERE.
Pop-Up Pub Choir
Head to The Narrogin Inne every Friday night during the festival and bust out some serious tunes with the crazy-fun Pop Up Choir, guided by local legend Katherine John and a live band. No solos, no sheet music, no experience necessary, just come along with a smile on your face and a song in your heart and join in the fun from 7pm. More info HERE.
1000 Hearts Project
Taking place at a variety of locations over the festival’s duration, the 1000 Hearts Project is a global movement spreading love and kindness – simply visit one of the locations, choose your materials and sew a special, handmade pocket heart. All materials and equipment are provided, you just need to make something, take it home and share the love by giving it to someone who could use a little kindness in their day! Find out more HERE.
Dean Sings The Divas
Multi-award winning artist and the 2019 Proud Awards’ Entertainer Of The Year, Dean Misdale has even more recently won the weekly award for Best Cabaret Show at Fringe World 2022. Dean is bringing those immense talents to the Armadale Library for one special afternoon on May 1, belting out hits from the best known female voices on the planet. And it’s free! More info HERE.
How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse
Let’s be honest – some days it feels like we’re not far away from a real life zombie apocalypse, which is why you should head along to this hilarious comedy theatre production. Presented in the form of a seminar, audience members will learn all the skills necessary for survival, with plenty of laughs and audience interaction along the way. There are three shows over April 30-May 1, grab your tickets HERE.
ReDiscover Armadale Urban Art Trail
If fresh air and inspiring street art and murals are your vibe, the ReDiscover Armadale Urban Art Trail is presented by Six Two Three Zero and features a host of local, national and international artists via a series of murals around Armadale. Simply head to the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre to pick up your copy of the map!
Cartooning With Pete
Perhaps you’re more of a “hands on” type, and if so perhaps Cartooning With Pete is more your speed. Learn to draw characters in cartoon style with award winning cartoonist Peter Player, before finishing them off and framing them to take home! These workshops are usually $50, but will be running at a special festival price of $25 – sign up HERE.
Three Well Known Australians Exhibition
A special exhibition that only comes to Perth every 10 years, Three Well Known Australians will head especially to Armadale for the Arts Festival. It’s been touring Australia for almost 30 years now, and the timeless painting (pictured below) asks participants to offer their view of the three Australians in the painting by leaving an opinion in the 2022 yearbook. These comments then stay in the exhibition to reflect Australians’ changing attitudes over the years – how cool! Find out more HERE.
Sensorium Theatre’s Rhymetime
There’s plenty of great activations for kids at the Armadale Arts Festival, but Sensorium Theatre’s Rhymetime is one specially designed for children with disability, developmental delay, autism and other access needs. Aimed at pre-schoolers (0-4 years old), Rhymetime will take popular rhymes and stories and connect them with live music, singing and interactive play suitable for those kids. Places are limited, so get more info and sign up HERE.
Head to the Armadale Arts Festival Website to check out the rest of the stacked program today.