A season of arts, events and culture in 2017

Media Release 16 January 2017

In 2017 the City of South Perth’s cultural calendar brings with it a host of experiences for the entire community to enjoy.

From February to April more than 20 events, many of which are free, will take place across the City. Included are the ever-popular Angelo Street Marketplace and Fiesta Concert, the launch of permanent and temporary public art installations, a selection of City and community hosted events, food trucks and free pop-up activities. 

“The February to April calendar features a series of spectacular events and activities and the best part is many of them are free,” Mayor Sue Doherty said.

“The City prides itself on offering high-quality arts, events and cultural experiences throughout the year and over the summer period. 

“From public art to live concerts and pop-up activities, I encourage people of all ages to discover our exciting program and immerse themselves in these fabulous events.”

South Perth StrEATS returns to the foreshore, daily from 5-8pm at Ellam St. Picnic along the river with the best views of the city skyline. With so many food vans on offer, there's plenty to tempt your taste buds. 

The Fiesta Concert will take place on Saturday 25 February on the iconic South Perth foreshore, featuring prominent Australian singer-songwriter Emma Louise. Emma’s breakthrough song Jungle debuted in 201 and went on to become a Top 5 hit in the UK, France and Italy. Emma Louise will be supported by the spiritual and soulful voice of Brisbane singer-songwriter Thelma Plum. This much-loved event features a family activity area and a gourmet food village. The evening will conclude with the spectacular Pagoda Resort & Spa fireworks display launched from the Swan River. It will all make for a magical evening under the stars.

Visually, the City will be transformed by permanent and temporary public art activating streets and unexpected places. One of these is Confluence, a spectacular interactive art installation designed by local artist Sean van der Poel which has been described as a dream-like dimension rising out of the surrounding landscape. Visitors are invited to step into a dense network of cone shaped forms and watch as the responsive lighting illuminates their path, taking them on a sensory journey into the unknown. Located on the South Perth foreshore to the east of Mends Street jetty, the work will be displayed during the day and at night time from 8-12 March.

On Sunday 26 March Angelo Street Marketplace will see the South Perth street turned into a bustling community celebration featuring fashion, wares, arts, gourmet street-eats, pop-up bars, music, children’s activities, pet friendly stalls and the return of Artwalk featuring some of Perth’s top artists. Plus, don’t miss the return of the Gopher Muster at the South Perth Seniors Citizens Centre. The event will see seniors compete in time trials to become the ‘Champion Driver’.

For further event details pick up a copy of the City’s February – April 2017 Arts Events Culture calendar and visit the Discover section of the City’s website.

ConfluenceConfluence, by Sean van der Poel.

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