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April is Innovation Month in Perth for creative inspiration
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In April, Northbridge is home to a program full of free films, seminars, workshops and public events to inspire inquiring minds of all ages to generate creativity and motivate ingenuity and new ideas. Gain knowledge from leading and emerging local and international innovators in various areas such as food, dance, new media, health and wellbeing, cinema, publishing, music, technology and science. If you are feeling in the doldrums with the change in weather, take part in some of these fascinating events - who knows you may be kick-starting a whole new career or hobby you did not even know existed!

18th April – Strictly Ballroom

Some of you may be aware of this incredibly popular 90s movie about a dancer risking his career by performing an unusual routine with a brand new and experienced partner and overcoming all odds to showcase something daring and different. If you haven't already seen this, Northbridge Piazza (corner of James Street and Lake Street, Northbridge) will be playing this free movie from 8.30pm to 10pm.

19th April – Kids Workshop: DIY Robot Making
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Suitable for kids between 9 years old and 13 years old who are interested in science and technology, participants will learn how to build a robot that can track a black line. A great free workshop which introduces your kids to the future of robotics and the basics of coding and arduinos. No experience is necessary. The workshop is held at Northbridge Piazza. This workshop is now fully booked, however register on to be put on the waiting list or to be notified if a place frees up.

19th April – The 400 Blows

A free 1950s film will be showing at the Northbridge Piazza from 8.30pm to 10pm about a moving story of a young and neglected boy who delves into a life of petty crime. Watch this classic by Francois Truffaut.

21st April – Kids Workshop: Build a UV sensor
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Open to future scientists between the ages of 9 to 13, learn how to build a UV sensor that can detect UV levels and keep you safe from the effects of the sun on your skin. You will know whether the levels are too high and set off an alarm via a mini screen. This free workshop runs from 1pm to 3pm at Northbridge Piazza. Bookings are essential on

21st April – Citizenfour

From 8.30pm to 10.30pm at the Northbridge Piazza, watch a free documentary about a documentarian and a reporter meeting with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.

25th April – Muriel's Wedding

If you haven't already watched this Australian classic, watch this free screening at 8.30pm about Muriel who dreams of her wedding day while listening to Abba from her dull life in Porpoise Spit. On a whim, she steals some cash and goes on a tropical holiday, falling head over heels with her new found freedom. Starting at 5pm, the event starts with all things Muriel – dancing queens, stalls, live music, competitions and weddings.

26th April – We Love Flowers Panel
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Join moderator Peter Barr for this panel event at Northbridge Piazza where four Perth floristas discuss their passion for flowers from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Hear from artist and floriographer Alina Tang, owner of florist shop Beans & Bunches Stacey Lenstra, wedding florist Rebecca Const from Fox and Rabbit and Helen Pow from The Little Posy Co.

26th April – La Strada

Watch this free 1950s film by Fellini about a care-free girl sold to a travel entertainer, enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. The film plays from 8.30pm to 10.30pm at Northbridge Piazza.

28th April – Road to Ninja – Naruto the Movie

Kids will love this free movie starting from 8.30pm about Naruto and Sakura who are captured by Madara in a parallel world whose intentions are to steal the jinchuuriki from Naruto.
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Why? April is Innovation Month in Perth for creative inspiration
When: April
Where: Northbridge
Cost: Free
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