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Friends Events

Friends of the Festival are invited to attend special Festival in Focus Talks and Festival Parties to be held during the Festival.


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Festival in Focus Talk 3:
Musical Notes

This talk is a wonderful opportunity to discover more about the musical highlights of the Festival whether you are a music devotee or keen to learn more about the music program.

Our Music Program Manager, Christopher van Tuinen, will present an overview of the musical feast that is part of the 2012 Festival program, and give a brief background to the performances and artists – with musical excerpts. Find out more about A Magic Flute, Ennio Morricone, Elektra, Striggio and Tallis, How Like an Angel, the Brahms Chamber Weekend and Soft Soft Loud The Americas – and other events. 

Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: The Dolphin Theatre, UWA

Read more about this event.

RSVP Essential as places are limited to [email protected] or 08 6488 8625.

Perth Writers Festival Program Launch

Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway and Program Manager Danielle Benda warmly invite you and a guest to celebrate the launch of the 2012 Perth Writers Festival program featuring the announcement of the 2012 TAG Hungerford Award.

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2012
Time: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Refreshments and ticket booking facilities available from 7.30pm
Venue: Octagon Theatre, The University of Western Australia

RSVP Essential by Monday 9 January to [email protected] or 08 6488 8625.

Festival in Focus Talk 2:

Henry V and The Winter's Tale
  Come and listen to Professor Chris Wortham and learn more as he guides you through the two dramatic stories of
  intrigue, duplicity and strange paranoia from the two plays written by William  Shakespeare.  A great way to prepare
  for the two wonderful productions presented by Propeller in February 2012.

  Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2011
  Time: 6.00pm
  Venue: Dolphin Theatre
  Read more information about this event.

RSVP Essential to [email protected] or 08 6488 8625.

Festival in Focus Talk 1:
Lotterywest Festival Films Program

This talk will be a wonderful opportunity to meet Madeline Bates, Perth Festival Program Manager – Film. Madeline will talk through her first program with the Perth Festival and why she selected the films to be screened, as well as about the In Retrospect: 60 year of Festival Films. 

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2011
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Octagon Theatre

Read more information about this event.

RSVP Essential to [email protected] or 08 6488 8625.

2012 Lotterywest Festival Films

Lotterywest Festival Films Launch
Sun 27 November

As a Friend of the Festival, you are invited to celebrate the launch of the Lotterywest Festival Films.

Date: Sunday, 27 November 2011
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Somerville Auditorium, UWA

Download more information here or contact Friends of the Festival.

RSVP Essential by Mon 21 Nov 2011 by returning the completed booking slip.

2012 Perth Festival

Brochure Launch
Wed 3 November

Join Jonathan Holloway as he presents his 2012 Perth Festival program. A wonderful chance to discover what's in store and to celebrate the coming Festival.

This event is strictly by invitation and all Friends of the Festival who join before 27 October will be invited.