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25 TO 29 AUGUST
CinéfestOZ is a local film festival
that combines the best in French
and Australian film with the cultural
attractions of the South West.
Busselton is an easy two and a
half hour drive from Perth with
many places to stay. Visitors
can expect to enjoy fine food,
wine and be entertained during
their stay in Busselton for
To find our more, visit the
CinéfestOZ website at
UNTIL 29 AUGUST
Where: Heathcote Museum an
Dawn Gamblen and Minaxi May
are the two artists whose work is
displayed in this exhibition. They
have used consumable items and
materials available at supermarkets
and home furnishing stores to
create spaces focusing on the
themes of consumption and
collecting. Call 9364 5666 or visit
for more information.
3 TO 6 SEPTEMBER
Sing into Spring
Where: Bunbury Cathedral
See and listen to one of Australia's
most dynamic choral conductors,
Jonathon Welch, whose work with
the Choir of Hard Knocks was seen
on ABC TV last year. Jonathon
will be visiting WA to present
workshops in Bunbury and Perth.
For more information and bookings,
visit caoa.org.au, call 9881 5369 or
The Composer is Dead
Where: Perth Concert Hall.
This is the second concert in the
Water Corporation Family Series,
and is suitable for children aged
4 to 12 years. In this performance,
conducted by Tim Sexton, Lemony
Snickett's enthralling tale is brought
to life, as the violins, woodwinds,
trumpets and even the conductor
are interrogated by the inspector, as
he tries to find the culprit. To find
out more or to book your tickets,
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The Mill Markets
Where: East Shed, Old York
These new markets will feature
crafts, locally produced foods, work
and displays from local artisans
and artists, collectables and other
WA-made products. To ensure
diversity, the markets will include
a mix of permanent, monthly
and occasional stallholders. Visit
find out more.
4 TO 12 SEPTEMBER
5th Annual Peel Region
Where: Dwellingup, Mandurah,
Pinjarra and Shoalwater.
Whether you're a novice or an
experienced paddler, there are
lots of options for participation
in this year's event. On offer will
be dragon boating, canoe polo,
whitewater rafting, sea kayaking,
outrigger canoeing, river and estuary
paddles. There'll also be a bonus
multi-sport event. For details go to
visitmandurah.com.au and then
click What's on in September.
Friends of Thomas the
Where: Whiteman Park,
This popular event will feature some
of Thomas' new friends, including
Betty Thompson, Ashley, Fremantle,
Wydham, Rosalie and Planet.
Admission is $15 and includes all day
rain and bus rides, a farm animal
display, entry to Revs Museum, aero
modellers flying display, a live jazz
band from 11am and much more.
There'll be Thomas dress-up parades
for two to six-year-olds, with prizes
for the best entry. To find out more,
visit bennettbrookrailway.org or
call 9209 6000 (business hours only).
Parade of Planets
Where: Gingin Observatory.
A chance to say hello to some of
celestial neighbours, as first Saturn
then Venus, Mars, Neptune, Jupite
and Uranus make their appearance
over the course of the night.
Viewing will be done through the
observatory's five large telescopes
and a laser beam pointer show wi
highlight the constellations.
To find out more or to make
a booking, call 9575 7740, visit
ginginobservatory.com or email
Scitech Comedy Debate
Where: Playhouse Theatre.
To celebrate Science Week, join
stand-up comedians, media
personalities and Scitech boffins
on Monday 16 August from 7.30pm
when they head this year's Scitech
Comedy Debate at the Playhouse
Theatre. Two teams will battle it out
over this year's topic of 'Technology
is making U stupid'. Defending
technology in all its glory will be Sam
Mac from 92.9, comedian Malcolm
Dix and Scitech's Nick Wood whilst
representing the anti-technology
team will be Kymba Cahill from 94.5,
comedian Glenn Hall and Scitech's
To learn more about this and all the
other great science week activities,
The Mill Markets, Old York
Flour Mill, 4 September.
Plasticity at the Heathcote
Museum and Gallery,
until 29 August.
National Science Week,
Scitech Comedy Debate,
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