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We’re certainly missing the usual excitement of Perth, but you can still enjoy some of your favourites from the comfort of your living room.

Behind the scenes at Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo has closed its doors to the public for the first time in its 122-year history but fortunately for us, the zoo keepers are still working behind the scenes to care for the 1300 animals at Perth Zoo. While they’re at it, they’ve been taking some behind-the-scenes footage of zoo life; check out the Youtube playlist and hear from the keepers.

Plus, keep an eye on the majestic Perth Zoo giraffes with the live stream below. 



Perth Busking Online 

As with all artists across Australia, Perth’s busking community have been out of action while coronavirus restrictions have been in full force. In a bid to get their home-grown music and enthusiasm to your ears, we’ve pulled together a busking playlists that holds music from over 20 of Perth’s up and coming artists. The playlist showcases and celebrates our unique and talented busking community, housing music from a range of singer-songwriters, indie rock bands, solo guitarists, flamenco infused folk and rap, just to name a few! Listen now!

 

Virtual Events

The latest entertainment reads

  • Fashion and Shopping
    Jardan Furniture Sydney team discussing design ideas

    Stay home in style with guest blogger Zoe, the DIY Decorator

    07 May '20

    As much as I miss a visit to Perth city to stroll the streets and visit some of my favourite home stores, I am thankful that many of these retailers are still offering online shopping. So I can still get my shopping fix from the comfort of my own home. 

  • Arts and Culture
    Out and About
    Picture of Mallrat wearing a hoodie

    May gig guide

    28 Apr '20

    What a difference a month can make. We may be ensconced in our homes but we’re also flattening the curve, keeping each other safe as we discover new normals. Go WA!

  • Out and About
    Arts and Culture
    First contact sculpture at Elizabeth Quay at dusk

    Explore Perth with these self-guided walk trails

    06 May '20

    The autumnal air is cool, the days are mostly sunny and gyms are closed; the streets are quieter and parking fees have been drastically reduced. All things considered it’s a great time to hit the pavement and get to know your city a little better.

  • Arts and Culture
    The Money War photo by Zal Kanga-Parabia

    How to support your favourite local musicians

    02 Apr '20

    Normally, I would be letting you all know about what gigs to go check out but these are not normal times. The Coronavirus is sweeping across the globe and has changed our way of life for the foreseeable future leaving our live music industry in a catastrophic position. With a reported $325 million having already been lost by those affected.

  • Arts and Culture
    James Clayton as Macbeth 5. WAO Macbeth 20

    A beginner's guide to opera

    06 May '20

    At West Australian Opera we pride ourselves on sharing our beloved art form with people of all ages and from all walks of life. There are so many outdated myths and stereotypes about How to Opera, and we hope this myth busting guide, will provide you with some clarity.

  • Education
    Facade of City of Perth Library from the St Georges Tce Side

    City of Perth digital library

    17 Apr '20

    The City of Perth Library, that wonderful building with a real live tree on the fourth floor, is usually a thriving hub of activity, full of places to meet, learn or play, and just a great place to get lost in a really good book.

  • Food and Drink
    A share platter from the Cabin

    Fine dining, but in your trackies

    29 Apr '20

    They’re the kind of places you might have visited on a special occasion – think birthday dinners, romantic anniversary celebrations or a long-awaited catch up with old friends.

  • Fashion and Shopping
    Food and Drink
    Vic Park local business Urban Revolution

    Shopping local in Vic Park during social isolation

    07 Apr '20

    Miss heading out to your favourite Vic Park business? So do we! Just because you can’t visit them in person doesn’t mean you can’t still shop local.

  • Food and Drink
    Playa Coffee

    Supporting your favourite Perth eats

    23 Mar '20

    While we’re all coming to terms with COVID-19, and social distancing is becoming the new norm, it’s become a very difficult time to be an independent cafe, bar or restaurant in Perth right now.

Circus WA  

This video has been put together by CircusWA and their Youth Troupe Colliders, taking us back to the days of the 1920s White City fairground, formerly Uglieland, and now The Esplanade area. CircusWA’s Youth Troupe have based their characters on extensive historical research of the period, looking at the accounts of the period, some of which included boxing matches and the snake charmers ‘Rockie and Annie’ who bought their actual tiger snakes into the City and let them bite them!  

Circus WA was due to perform at Heritage Perth Weekend – Boorloo Kwedjang Bardip Yanginy which has been postponed from 2020 to April 2021 due to Covid-19. So, enjoy this homage performed by the CircusWA and mark April 2021 in your diary to come and see them perform and entertain you with displays and re-enactments from the 1920s.