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Tim Minchin will open Perth Festival on Friday 5th February with the world-premiere of his new album 'Apart Together' orchestrated live in concert with West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Kings Park. Photo credit: Damian Bennett

18 Nov, 2020

Spotlight on Patronage – Perth Festival announce 2021 Program with three shows at Government House

Three exciting shows will be held at Government House for Perth Festival next year!

The 2021 Perth Festival program was announced today, with local talent set to shine bright all over the city from the 5th February.

Start exploring the program here: https://www.perthfestival.com.au

The Governor is proud to be Patron of Perth Festival and delighted that Government House will be used as a venue to support our State’s local arts and culture scene.

Advocating for the State as a rich and vibrant arts, cultural, educational and tourism destination is one of the Governor’s priorities.

Don’t miss your chance to attend three unique events in the House, Grounds and Ballroom:

Koort (Heart)

A musical story told in Noongar and English by Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse with the Government House Foundation of Western Australia.

Saturday, 13th February in the Government House Gardens.

Tickets and more information: https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/koort-heart/

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After their stunning Festival performance Koorlangka in 2020, award-winning duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse bring us the second instalment of their four-part Kalyakoorl (Forever) song-cycle. Image credit: Perth Festival

The Jazz Line

A journey through Jazz history – Bring a blanket and a picnic and treat yourself to a glorious evening of jazz in the gardens of Government House this Valentine’s Day.

Sunday, 14th February in the Government House Gardens.

Tickets and more information: https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/the-jazz-line/

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What better way to celebrate the history of jazz than with all of Perth’s finest jazz musicians in the one place at the one time for an experience curated by Ali Bodycoat and Mace Francis.

The Little Mermaid 

Introduce your young arts lover to the wonders of live music and theatre when Dvořák’s Rusalka, a beautiful version of The Little Mermaid, is adapted for children by Freeze Frame Opera, with the Government House Foundation of Western Australia.

Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st February in the Government House Ballroom.

Tickets and more information: https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/the-little-mermaid/

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This magical production will transform the Government House Ballroom into a fairytale world, with the arches, balconies and stage becoming underwater caves, waterfalls and a palace.

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