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

CANDICE BARNES 5:39pm 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

The Queen of the Night's (Milica Ilic) show stopping scene with daughter Pamina (Kajta Webb).

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.


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.


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. The result – two successful restaurants opened within a year and another on the way.

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.

Ian Thorpe ridiculed at Wayne Brady Perth comedy show

Wayne Brady performs in Perth.

CANDICE BARNES A mere 24 hours after his tell-all interview with Michael Parkinson, Ian Thorpe was fodder for Perth audience members at a sold-out comedy show.

Hodor? Hodor! Game of Thrones star to DJ at Perth nightclub

Actor Kristian Nairn, better known as Hodor, is coming to Perth for a DJ set.

CANDICE BARNES Memorising his lines on Game of Thrones might be easy, but actor Kristian Nairn will soon show fans he’s capable of much more when he plays a DJ set at a Perth nightclub next month.

How to score a spot in the Millionaire Hot Seat

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CANDICE BARNES It could be the easiest money you ever make - 15 questions for a cool million dollars - but scoring a coveted place in the actual Millionaire Hot Seat is a process in itself.

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Fresh start for the inaugural Swan River Run

Runners start the five kilometre event at the inaugural Swan River Run.

CANDICE BARNES Despite the chilly weather, around 4000 people donned the lycra to participate in the first WAtoday Swan River Run, presented by Westpac.

Terms and conditions: Win a signed Supanova poster

Fairfax Media Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd ‘Supanova Poster’ competition terms and conditions.

Live music closures not all doom and gloom

The RTRFM Radiothon was held at The Bakery last year.

LIAM DUCEY The head of the peak body for music in Western Australia has called on the state government to support live music by financially backing a venue, as two long-running local music venues almost certainly set to close.

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Celebrity chefs reveal their favourite Perth restaurants

Good Food and Wine

CANDICE BARNES If you can’t be bothered cooking and want to avoid the squabbles over choosing a restaurant, never fear, we’ve asked those in the know for a few recommendations.

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Two kids, one week, no TV

Some of the games that kept us occupied over the past seven days.

ELISSA GRIESSER After treating her TV like a babysitter, enough was enough – Elissa Griesser pulled the plug.

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Swan River Run: From Amazing Race to running race

Big W ladies Tracy and Anne-Marie.

CANDICE BARNES It’s a far cry from an international race around the world, but a handful of reality television contestants are preparing to lace up the runners once again for this Sunday’s Swan River Run.

Paul Dempsey voices support for Fremantle’s Fly By Night club

Paul Dempsey (centre) wants the Fly by Night club saved.

CANDICE BARNES Something For Kate musician Paul Dempsey has spoken out in support of the embattled Fly By Night Musicians Club, and urged bureaucrats to renew the lease on its historic premises.


Big name chefs lured to Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Chef Heston Blumenthal is coming back to WA.

A gourmet food festival in Western Australia has lured a three Michelin star chef from the third best restaurant in the world to this year's event - and also wooed back Heston Blumenthal.


Culture for sale: Live music venue The Bakery under threat

The RTRFM Radiothon was held at The Bakery last year.

CANDICE BARNES Perth’s live music scene could soon be hit with another devastating blow, with Northbridge venue The Bakery now facing an uncertain future.

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Big drop for Triple J in Perth's radio ratings

Radio survey results

CANDICE BARNES The latest radio survey has proved painful for Triple J, while mix 94.5 has further increased its lead as Perth’s favourite radio station.

Dust review: Black Swan, red dirt, gold medal performances

Production stills from Black Swan Theatre's Dust.

CANDICE BARNES While theatre purists may enjoy seeing the same stories interpreted countless ways on the stage, the Black Swan Theatre Company’s latest production offers something new – a brand new tale set in our own back yard.


Candid interview

What Miranda Kerr learnt from her grandmother


KATE WATERHOUSE Miranda Kerr on her success, 'escape plans' from the paparazzi and those James Packer relationship rumours.


Perth teacher set to 'fly' through Swan River Run course

Teacher Asti Jorgensen is raising awareness of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter service in this weekend's Swan River Run.

CANDICE BARNES Forget the lycra, one Perth teacher has lined up an unusual running outfit for this Sunday’s Swan River Run – she’ll take to the 14-kilometre course dressed as a helicopter.

Lorde concert in Perth

Lorde still gave it her all despite suffering a mid-set but of nausea.Click for more photos

New Zealand's most famous teenager Lorde opened her Australian tour in Perth on Saturday July 3.

Lorde in Perth: NZ teen puts on a show despite sickness

ALEISHA ORR New Zealand’s most famous teenager played her first show as part of a rescheduled tour on Saturday night but the show could have finished after just a handful of songs.


Game of Thrones fans pay strangers to queue for them at exhibition

Queues for the Game of Thrones exhibition extend for six hours.

LISA VISENTIN The lines at the Game of Thrones exhibition in Sydney are so long that die-hard fans are paying others to queue for them.

Outdoor ice rink a Winterland thrill for Perth

CANDICE BARNES It’s been painstakingly constructed but now Perth’s newest ice rink is open to the public – albeit temporarily.


Does fancy food belong in Perth pubs?

The Boulevard's long bar is stocked with standard and premium booze, including $180 bottles of wine.

CANDICE BARNES Would you pay $180 for a bottle of wine at a pub? It appears some people are, with a number of Perth venues offering revamped menus and decor to draw in fine diners.

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What's in a name: Does a band with another line-up sound as sweet?

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CANDICE BARNES It's happened to countless bands over the years - make, break, then litigate. After reaching the heights of fame, a band might break up, leading to squabbles over who has the right to use the band name. The result – a complex web of who can use what name in which territory.

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Game of Thrones exhibit 'definitely worth the wait' say fans

Jack Beu, 21, from Brisbane, at the MCA in Sydney for the <i>Game of Thrones</i> exhibition.

LISA VISENTIN How do you get thousands of people to an art gallery? Bring in the Iron Throne.

Bringing breakfast back To The Woods in Bassendean

Liz Sheehan, To The Woods cafe.

LIZ SHEEHAN Could this little cafe prove that Bassendean is the new Maylands?


Swan River Run: Perth dentist on track to help kids smile


CANDICE BARNES When Hugh Sharpe first learned of the extreme poverty which is rampant in remote parts of Cambodia, he knew he had to do something.

I'm not buying that: most overhyped products at your supermarket

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SIMON WHITE From full-of-themselves chip flavours, to gourmet cat food and 48-hour deodorant - the most overhyped products in your supermarket.

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Keith Urban review: Mr Nice Guy charms Perth crowds

Keith Urban invited two teenage fans onto the stage and engaged with his audience.

CANDICE BARNES Country music might be a way of life for those living and working above the 26th parallel, but a healthy crowd of city slickers turned out to see Keith Urban at the Perth Arena on Sunday night.

WA theatre pioneer Diane Tilvern feels for Perth actors

Dianne Elliott in <em>Boeing Boeing</em> at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End.

CANDICE BARNES She was the first West Australian actress to tread the boards in London’s West End, and Diane Tilvern (nee Elliott) said today’s young actors are still facing the same obstacles when it comes to getting their ‘big break’.

Dave O'Neil column: Is the next big dish languishing on Christmas Island?

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Dave O'Neil Who would have thought Aussies would go for ethnic foods - and be looking for the next one? Dave O'Neil ponders.


Hands-on: DIY classes around Melbourne

Ceramics at Heide.

Ray Edgar A guide to school holiday classes and other DIY workshops around town.

Retail therapy: Vavoom Emporium

Vavoom Emporium.

Sarina Lewis "Curation" is the buzzword of the moment when it comes to well-designed retail space.

Six good reasons to visit Geelong

Tucked away at the funky end of Pakington Street ... Tulip.

Richard Cornish A magnificent Botanic Gardens, a renowned art gallery and a super hip cafe.


Swan River Run: Jesinta Campbell’s tips for a successful race

With just over a fortnight to go, Jesinta Campbell has some tips to make sure you run a good race.

Jesinta Campbell Distance running training takes time, dedication and motivation, and with just under two weeks to the Swan River Run, presented by Westpac, I’ve been doing the hard yards to ensure I can give it my best in the 14km run Sunday July 13.

Six reasons to visit Elsternwick

Pizza at Moors Head.

Richard Cornish Six reasons to visit Elsternwick.

Shadowland review: A pantomime for grown-ups

Dance production Shadowland is on in Perth.

CANDICE BARNES They’ve performed at the Oscars and for Oprah, and now American dance company Pilobolus has brought its Shadowland production to Perth.


House Rules couple battlers despite million-dollar Mandurah home

WA House Rules contestants just 'battlers' despite million-dollar Mandurah home.

Kate Hedley A million-dollar home in Mandurah is at the centre of a reality television show controversy with suggestions House Rules contestants Russell and Carole Bramston may not be all they seem.

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6PR listeners vote The Fish Shack as Perth's best fish and chips

A serve of fish and chips from Scarborough's Fish Shack.

SIMON WHITE A little more than 18 years ago, Bevan Gulvin and his wife Connie bought fish and chips so bad that they threw them in the bin and figured they could do better themselves.

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The battle begins to ‘take the cake’ at the Perth Royal Show

Judges Dale Sniffen and Rosanna Scurria with head steward Gaena Duncan.

CANDICE BARNES Bakers, preheat your ovens. The Royal Show Cookery Competition might be three months away, but serious contenders have already started chilling, pouring and measuring in their bid to be the best.



Foodie Friday: Sushi Wawa boards the fast dining train

This restaurant has a record breaking sushi train.

CANDICE BARNES It sells itself on being the longest sushi train in the southern hemisphere and, at 62 metres, Sushi Wawa’s offering is hard to beat in terms of quantity.

Alex Lloyd on life in London and back again

Alex Lloyd  spent a lot of time in WA working with The Pigram Brothers on the soundtrack for the 2011 film 'Mad Bastards'.

CANDICE BARNES His music was on high rotation in the early 2000s, but a few short years later he seemed to have disappeared. So, where has Alex Lloyd been?


Western Force v Blues - terms and conditions

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Fairfax Media Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd ‘Western Force Super Rugby’ competition terms and conditions.


Win a family pass to Western Force v Blues

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Win 1 of 3 family passes to Western Force V Blues courtesy of


‘It’s a nerdapalooza!’ The Supanova Pop Culture Expo hits Perth

Supanova Perth 2014

CANDICE BARNES Fans were out in force over the weekend, with thousands packing the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo.


Supanova superstars answer your burning questions


Last week, ran a competition which gave Perth fans the chance to ask a question of any of the stars appearing at this year’s Supanova Pop Culture Expo. Here’s what they said.

Home DIY classes in Melbourne

DIY workshops.

Ray Edgar A guide to DIY classes around Melbourne.

Plotlines: Guilfoyle's Volcano for succulents in the city

 Guilfoyle's Volcano in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens is the setting for a lesson in succulents.

Megan Backhouse Guilfoyle's Volcano in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens is the setting for a lesson on how to propagate and plant succulents at home.


Bond and beyond: George Lazenby sets the record straight

George Lazenby.

CANDICE BARNES He might call Los Angeles home these days, but actor George Lazenby is still as Aussie as they come.

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