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High tea, art awards, street art, music and more
The Armadale Arts Festival is held between the 11th and 27th May, 2018 and it is a creative programme of live music, urban art, dance, literature and arts and crafts, showcasing the incredible talent that is in this area.
1. REDISCOVER SUNDOWNER This event will be held on 19th May, 2018 from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm, at the Jull Street Mall, Armadale.
Building on the Matt Adnate artwork in Memorial Park from ReDiscover Stage One, there will be six more artists in the Jull Street Mall in the Armadale CBD!
In partnership with Six Two Three Zero, Stage Two will see an abundance of new mural works painted during this week, to create a mural arts walking trail alongside the other arts attractions in the area.
This will be a free community event and is the culmination of this trail after seeing the artists at work over the last week. You are invited to join in at this free community celebration in the Jull Street Mall once they are complete.
2. BAROQUE BY CANDLELIGHT This is part of the Festival and will be held on Saturday 12th May, 2018 for a 4.00 pm matinee, and a 7.00 pm evening concert.
It will be held at the St Matthew's Church, Jull Street, Armadale, and tickets are on sale here.
Children will recount their experiences of living in Baroque times as Perth Chamber Orchestra (PCO) presents their most acclaimed concert to date.
This follows a sell-out perform in August 2017 at St. George's Cathedral and this concert will be an unforgettable evening.
It is intended to offer a unique musical, spiritual and historical experience and the concert will be directed by Jessica Gethin, with the leadership of virtuoso violinist, Paul Wright, with soprano Prudence Saunders and solos from Jenny Coleman (trumpet) and nine-year-old Joshua Crestwell on the banjo.
The founder and director, Bourby Webster says "The audience will be in for a special treat as local children will take to the stage to re-enact and recount what it was like to be living in those times."
Bourby guarantees that the whole evening will be illuminating in more ways than one.
This concert is presented by Seasons Funeral Homes with support from the City of Armadale, with special mention to concert Patron, John Christmass OAM.
3. HERON PARK HARMONY FESTIVAL
This will be held on 20th May from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm and is a free event. It will be held at Baker's house, 10 Welcome Meander, Harrisdale,
This will be a local celebration of global cultures! It is the 4th annual Heron Park Harmony Festival and is going to be better than ever with a wonderful day of performances, dance, good food, art, education, and fashion.
There will be multicultural music and dance, cooking demonstrations, delicious cultural foods, an international tea house, Pakiwaitara Maori cultural exhibition, henna and face painting, turban tying and sari styling, Have-a-Go workshops, and of course, children's activities.
4. MINNAWARRA ART AWARDS
This will be held on 12th May from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
It is a free family event and one of the City's premium events!
These Awards showcase some of Western Australia's most prestigious artists as well as renowned gallery owner and artist, Ron Nyisztor, who has curated this year's exhibition.
The Art Awards include pieces from a wide variety of mediums of the fine arts including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and textiles.
This exhibition will be held at the newly renovated Greendale Centre, Coombe Avenue, Armadale, which has been cleverly turned into a professional exhibition space of contemporary works.
This year, there will also be Minnawarra Tactile Tours conducted by the City of Armadale to facilitate enjoyment of the artworks through dialogue and touch. These tours have been created to introduce participants with a disability to this year's Minnawarra Art Awards.
There is a maximum of 10 people per tour, tours are free, however, bookings are essential. For more information and tickets, contact the History House Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9394 5670.
5. POSITIVE AGEING HIGH TEA
This will be held from 21st to 24th May at the Greendale Centre, Coombe Avenue, and it is a free event.
Guests will be served a variety of delicious treats, tea and coffee in a light morning tea. Table service will be provided by hospitality students from Roleystone Community College.
Although this is a free event, you will need to register here.
6. THE KNITTER AND NATTERS CRAFT GROUP
This will be on 12th May from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm and they are a group of ladies who meet up twice a week to catch up for a chat and work on their craft projects together. Bring your own project along and enjoy the company.
This is an ongoing community group that meets regularly at the Greendale Centre. No bookings are required and for more information call Dale Cottages on 9496 3200.
There is a great deal happening in this area for this Festival, and if you want more information about the regular groups or any of the above events, go to this website.