City celebrates arts, events and culture in 2019

Media Release 29 January 2019
Hello Manning South Perth Sounds

In 2019 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 a host of events, many of which are free, will take place across the City. 

Included are the new community festival Hello Manning and annual summer concert South Perth Sounds headlined by Australian rock legends the Hoodoo Gurus. The launch of permanent and temporary public art installations, a selection of City and community hosted events, comedy, food trucks and free pop-up activities will also feature.

South Perth Sounds returns to South Perth Foreshore, 5-8.30pm, Saturday 23 February with iconic Australian rockers the Hoodoo Gurus. Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends along to enjoy the quintessentially Aussie sounds of the Gurus in one of Perth’s most picturesque settings. The free event will feature music from local support act Hot Sand, plus a kids’ games area, roving entertainment and lots of yummy food trucks to tempt your taste buds. 

This year the City launches a new free community festival, Hello Manning. The two day celebration will feature live music and entertainment, unique art experiences, activations by local community groups and businesses, and a family outdoor movie night, family friendly games and activity zones including a teen chill out zone.

A selection of food trucks will be accompanied by the Hello Manning long table luncheon tent. Plus, don’t miss unique temporary art installations including Andy Faraday’s Dark Truck interactive Unselfie Project and ANTaR’s (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy organisation) Sea of Hands project. 4-9pm, Saturday 30 March and 10am-3pm, Sunday 31 March at Manning Community Centre and James Miller Oval, Manning.

The City’s new program of Temporary and Ephemeral Public Art Commissions, A-Reserve, offers front-row arts experiences at parks and reserves throughout the City.

The Rose Coloured House by artist Mel McVee will on display at David Vincent Reserve in Kensington until 2 March. The sculptural artwork will bathe its surrounds in multi-coloured hues as it entices visitors to step inside. At Windsor Park in South Perth, Lewis Home’s Tree of Light will showcase local native flora within illuminated translucent panels. The artwork will be on display from 2 February until 28 March.

Get ready to Laugh with Famous Sharron when she hosts Laugh On, featuring a hand-picked selection of WA comedians at Manning Community Centre, Manning. 7pm, Saturday 30 March. Booking essential.

As part of WA Youth Week running from 13-20 April, the City will host a fun-filled program of exciting events and activities celebrating young people aged 10-25 years. 

Younger members of the community will be entertained when Happy Feet Fitness bring their fun and educational children’s performance to Manning Community Hall, 9-10.30am, Saturday 9 March.

South Perth StrEATS continues Wednesday to Sundays from 5-8pm on South Perth foreshore at Coode 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. 

In April the Returned and Services League in conjunction with the City will host the annual ANZAC Day service, 7-9am, Thursday 25 April in the Memorial Gardens at the City of South Perth’s Civic Centre. 

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