With the conclusion of Lightscape coming last weekend, attention has immediately turned towards the next event set to capture the hearts and minds of Perth people.
And the WA Government has wasted no time in announcing a major new homegrown event this October in the form of EverNow, celebrating our State’s unique nature and Indigenous culture.
Many of you will also be pleased to know this event will be free, after many found the cost of Lightscape tickets to be out of reach given current cost of living pressures.
The event will run from October 4-9 and include three key elements – Song Circle, Fire Gardens and Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, and will be delivered by the Perth Festival Special Projects team.
Some of you may remember Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, which attracted over 300,000 attendees after opening Perth Festival in 2017 and 2019.
EverNow’s series of free events will take place across multiple locations around Perth, including the Supreme Court Gardens, Perth’s Government House Gardens and Kings Park, with a multi-sensory, immersive experience.
“The festival program has been carefully crafted to engage the senses and celebrate our State’s rich Aboriginal culture and breathtaking nature, while attracting visitors from far and wide,” said Premier Roger Cook, with Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti adding:
“We want to make sure there is a reason to visit Western Australia every month and every season and that means building a strong calendar of events that offer something for everyone.”
The dates for the free events are as follows:
• Song Circle – Supreme Court Gardens, October 4-8 October
• Fire Gardens – Government House Gardens, October 5-8
• Boorna Waanginy – The Trees Speak: Kings Park, October 6-9
For more information and to register your interest head to evernow.com.au