Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
Sample WA's best entertainers at the Inglewood night markets
Week three of the Inglewood Monday Night Markets celebration of Fringe World takes on a science flavour with several of its Fr'Inglewood performances on the Australia Day public holiday Monday, January 27.
And while science might be the subject, these performances are designed for fun.
Making its Fr'Inglewood premiere, it's easy to tell from its title, Dr Frankenbum and the Frozen Fart Factory, that humour is key to this taster of what's to come in its full Fringe World performance.
'Dr Frankenbum and the Frozen Fart Factory' uses mad science experiments to bring a zombie to life.
While the stand-up and improv comedy show is packed with poop and fart jokes, the performance sets out to demonstrate some key science principles in an engaging, fun way.
Dr Frankenbum is building a zombie that can only be brought to life using the rarest of all elements, Fartonium.
The zombie will then be used to capture Frankenbum's arch enemy Secret Agent Sniff.
Snake lady Cass Rowles introduces her reptilian friends to the audience in 'Snakes in the Garden'.
The audience will be called on to help unlock key components of the zombie body using mad science experiments that will bring the zombie to life by releasing the Frozen Fart Of Destiny, the world's greatest source of Fartonium.
The show is suitable for families and kids under 13.
Skyla and Felicity discover the power of friendship as they search for the perfect pet in 'How To Catch A Unicorn'.
Science of a biological kind will come to Beaufort Street in the form of 1-on-1 Snakes In The Garden, as snake lady Cass Rowles introduces her reptilian friends to the audience.
Cass is a teacher, biologist, science communicator and performer who has been bringing her reptiles and performing at parties and schools since 2011.
Also on the science theme is Atmosphere! presented by Nick Mortimer, who has fun as he talks to the audience about ways to help keep our atmosphere healthy.
Nick, who has a background in oceanographic and atmospheric research, wants people to help make the show carbon neutral by walking, cycling or using public transport.
Breaking up the science subjects are tasters of two Fringe World shows that youngsters will enjoy.
'Juggling Vs Magic' is a competition between Cameron the Magician and comedian Michael Connell to attract the most votes as the best children's entertainer.
How to Catch a Unicorn is back for its third week at Fr'Inglewood as Skyla and Felicity discover the power of friendship as they search for the perfect unicorn.
For children aged two to eight, the show which is packed with dancing and singing, will give youngsters the chance to get up and dance.
To round out the evening Juggling Vs Magic is a competition between Cameron the Magician and comedian Michael Connell to attract the most votes as the best children's entertainer.
All the performances will be at the Inglewood Town Square in front of the Library on Beaufort Street, starting from 6.15pm with How To Catch a Unicorn, followed by Dr Frankenbum And The Frozen Fart Of Destiny, Snakes In The Garden around 7pm, then Atmosphere! and completing the evening with Juggling Vs Magic, which should finish around 8pm.
As well as the entertainment, around 50 food trucks and stalls sell cuisine styles from all over the world, providing families an opportunity to find something to eat while they sit on the grass and enjoy the performers.
The Inglewood Night Markets run every Monday until April 6 from 6pm to 9pm, between 8th Avenue and Tenth Avenue on Beaufort Street in Inglewood.