About Town

Art imitating life: go digital and be flooded with data

Joel Meares When the organisers of Art & About decided to change the parameters of the festival’s photography competition to include online entries from Instagram, they expected a bit of a bump in the...

Review: Bridgetown's Banquet On A Bridge

A long-table lunch was the highlight of the Bridgetown event.

Allen Newton Who was the bright spark that decided it would be a good idea to celebrate winter with lunch outdoors on a bridge over the Blackwood River at the end of July?

Terms and conditions: And So It Goes movie tickets competition

Terms and conditions for the And So It Goes movie tickets competition

Win a double pass to the new romantic comedy And So It Goes

The new rom com And So It Goes stars Michael Keaton as a self-obsessed real estate agent.

Want to spend a romantic night out with your special someone, without taking a hit to the hip pocket?

Ancient treasures highlight Afghanistan’s golden history

A gold crown on display at the WA Museum.

Candice Barnes Pictures of war and waste may spring to mind when the average Australian thinks of Afghanistan, but that’s an impression the Western Australian Museum hopes to challenge through its new...

FOODIE FRIDAY

Perth chocolatier John Walker has the sweetest job in the world

Some of the machinery at work at John Walker Chocolatier.

Candice Barnes Forget the big gates and ‘lickable wallpaper’ – a real life chocolate factory is much more sedate.

Henry V review: Shakespeare gets a World War II shake up

Princess Katherine (Eloise Winestock) is wooed by King Henry V (Michael Sheasby).

Candice Barnes Bell Shakespeare’s take on the classic play is a case of art imitating life, imitating art, imitating life. If it sounds a bit confusing, that’s because it is.

Music to divorce by - and other weird things I found on Spotify

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Simon White This isn't a lecture for all those whose musical tastes I might disagree with.

WA shearing sheds inspire winning wool fashion

Cordelia Gibbs wearing her submission of trousers inspired by shearing pants and a jacket which nods to the iconic Driza-Bone.

Candice Barnes The rustic colours and harsh landscape of Western Australia’s wheatbelt proved a hit with judges at this year’s Australian Wool Fashion Awards in Tamworth.

The Magic Flute review: Local cast hit the highs

Candice Barnes It’s one of the most difficult soprano roles in opera, and it takes a magnificent voice to pull off the iconic Queen of the Night aria.

Presenter shake-up for Nine and ABC Perth bulletins

Shaun McManus.

Candice Barnes Former Docker Shaun McManus is the latest sportsman to embark on a television career, presenting his first sports bulletin on the local edition of Nine News on Sunday night.

Competition

Win a cooking master class with Iron Chef winner Herb Faust

Win a cooking master class.

He’s the only contestant who managed to topple the master in Iron Chef Australia, and now Herb Faust is looking to share his tricks of the trade with WAtoday readers.

Weather presenter Sally Ayhan resigns from Nine Perth

Sally Ayhan

Candice Barnes Channel Nine weather presenter Sally Ayhan will leave Perth television screens in September, after handing in her resignation on Friday.

Rapper Ludacris’ social media faux pas over Perth beach photo

Paul Pichugin's stunning image of the WA coastline.

Candice Barnes Perth’s stunning coastline has another high profile fan in American rap star Ludacris.

FOODIE FRIDAY

The pair behind Perth’s ‘crazy, stupid and ridiculous’ restaurants

While dumplings tend to be a 'breakfast or brunch kind of thing' in Perth, Darlings serves them the other side of the clock.

Candice Barnes Standing out among Perth's vibrant food scene has become increasingly difficult, but two local businessmen seem to have it down to an art.

Liz Sheehan: Lenny the OX on the charge in Fremantle

Liz Sheehan reviews Lenny the OX.

Liz Sheehan Stop the press! Fremantle has a new cafe! Wait… is that even news?

Brick by brick: Perth Lego fans create miniature landscapes

Part of the Lego display at Garden City Shopping Centre

Candice Barnes It might be a toy, but Lego seems to be just as popular among Perth’s big kids.

Perth fans snap up tickets to mystery gig

Local music photographer Jarrad Seng is behind the mystery concert.

Candice Barnes They don’t who’s playing, or where the show will be, but Perth music fans have eagerly handed over their hard earned cash anyway.

Bob Dylan announces third Perth show

Bob Dylan has announced a third show for Perth on his Australian tour.

Candice Barnes While some artists shun Perth entirely, it seems Bob Dylan can’t get enough of us - announcing a third Perth show on his upcoming tour of Australia.