Community Corner - February 2019

Community Corner - February 2019

 The best events and activities in the south-west over the coming months.


Raw Comedy 2019 WA

When: Every Wednesday 8:00pm-9.30pm, finishing 13th March 2019

Launch into LOLs with RAW Comedy, Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition!

For over 20 years RAW Comedy has seen performers ride that comedy wave, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor and Rhys Nicholson.

Will it be a perfect 360, or a total wipe out? Only one way to find out!

WA Heats: Wednesdays 9 Jan to 13 Feb 2019

WA Semifinals: Wed 20 + 27 Feb 2019

WA State Final: Wed 13 Mar 2019

To register to compete:


- As a live event, please remember to be respectful of the comedians and other guests by minimising unrelated noise during performances.

- All seats are reserved. If coming as a group, book your tickets under one name or contact us ahead of the show. Reservations held up to 10mins before the show starts. Doors open for seating from 7:00pm.

Where: Comedy Lounge Perth City, Upstairs 413 Murray St, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Cost: $20

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Fringe World Festival

When: 18 Jan – 17 Feb 2019

FRINGE WORLD is a summer celebration held in Perth and Western Australia each year. It’s the largest annual event in WA and the third largest Fringe in the world. The program of events is all about variety and offering something for absolutely everyone. The line-up includes comedy, circus, free and family entertainment, theatre, visual arts, musicals, dance and cabaret presented by Western Australian artists along with performers from all over the world. The best place to start your Fringe adventure is The Woodside Pleasure Garden. 

Located in the entertainment precinct in Northbridge, The Woodside Pleasure Garden features the biggest variety of shows at the Fringe and is home to the FRINGE WORLD Mermaids.

There's free street performances every night, visit to experience the balmy outdoor environment and check out a show in a Spiegeltent or circus tent.

Where: Perth

Cost: Varies

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Transportation Exhibition

When: Open daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Finishes Feb 27th 2019.

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement.

Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact forced migration had on individual transportees and their families, and on the shaping of modern Australian society. The exhibition displays key historic artefacts such as the 1881 Ticket of Leave of Hougoumont convict William Bartlett, on display to the public for the first time.

Where: Fremantle Prison

Cost: Free

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Telethon Community Cinemas

When: Open now until April 27th 2019

Welcome to Telethon's Community Cinemas with three venues across Perth.

Telethon Community Cinemas is Perth’s family-friendly affordable community outdoor cinema screening blockbuster films, classics and favourite movies throughout Perth's summer months. Run by over 500 volunteers, Community Cinemas proudly donate all profits to kids charities through Telethon.

Where: Several locations (see below)

Bassendean Outdoor Cinema

Dates: Open now until 30th March 2019

Venue: BIC Reserve, corner Guildford Road and Wilson Street 

Burswood Outdoor Cinema

Dates: 29 November 2018 - 27 April 2019

Venue: Burswood Parklands, off Great Eastern Highway

Murdoch Outdoor Cinema

Dates: 13 December 2018 - 13 April 2019

Venue: Lower Bush Court, Murdoch University, off South Street

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South Beach Sunset Market

When: Every Saturday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, finishing Feb 23rd 2019

Come along to this fabulous summertime fun event at South Beach, South Fremantle, each Saturday night from 5pm until 9pm right through summer, commencing the first week of December.

  • feast on hawker food delights from the world over
  • listen to live music
  • enjoy kid's entertainment, animal farm and face painting
  • grab a drink from our 'pop-up bar'
  • watch the sun set over the beautiful Indian ocean

See you soon at the South Beach Sunset Market! Don't forget your bathers. The markets are held in a dog free zone.

Where: South Beach, Fremantle

Cost: Free

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