A new urban arts festival is coming this winter, produced by the team behind FRINGE

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Perth’s reputation for turning into a sleepy old winter town that goes into hibernation once the weather drops below (gasp!) 20 degrees, is becoming more and more a thing of the past…

And RE//Perth is a brand new event hoping to warm up Perth this winter.

Activating multiple spaces around Northbridge in celebration of creativity and urban exploration, the new urban winter arts festival is launching this July during the school hols, with a mix of family-friendly, free and ticketed events for all ages.

There’ll be live entertainment, fashion activations, a flagship large-scale production and more, supported by the WA Government and produced by ARTRAGE, the team behind FRINGE WORLD.

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The 10-day event will run during the second week of the school holidays (July 4-14), with a hero production running from July 2-27.

“Our vision is to give people a reason to visit to WA every month and every season, and we feel this new festival certainly has the potential to build on this aspiration and become a really iconic homegrown event that WA can be proud of,” said Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti.

There’ll be four key themes, or elements, to the fest:

  • Food (RE//BIRTH): Including a Winter Banquet with high-end degustation food and wine experiences, plus a food market with winter favourites like roasted chestnuts, toasted marshmallows, mulled wine, hot apple cider, and live entertainment;
  • Performance (RE//FLECT): Centring around an exclusive, large-scale WA premiere of dance and acrobatic show The Mirror, from multi-award-winning producers Gravity and Other Myths, which will run for four weeks;
  • Kids (RE//PLAY): Attracting children and families with live entertainment, interactive winter-themed activities, snow cone creations, snowflake projections, live ice carving, winter-warming drinks, and marshmallow toasting;
  • Sustainable fashion (RE//PURPOSE): Highlighting the value of recycled and repurposed fashion through workshops for children and adults.

For further information and tickets head to reperth.com and register your interest.

Image Credit: ‘The Mirror’ by Andy Phillipson via RE//PERTH