Art & Design

Get Your Geek On At Innovation Month

By Chloe Sputore - 06 Apr 2016


Get ready to have your mind blown, fellow people of Perth—Innovation Month is here and we’ve got the hot tip on the coolest events going down in Perth.

Running until 28 April, Innovation Month brings plenty of free frivolity to the streets of Perth. There will be fun film events, creative workshops, swing dancing, new media and a whole lot more.

Here’s how we think you should get your geek on during Innovation Month.

Swing Troopers

Swing dancing and storm troopers collide at this funtastical event in the Northbridge Piazza. Oz Big Band will provide the swinging Star Wars Cantina inspired tunes and there will be a free dance lesson at 7pm, themed performances and face painting. Dress in your Star Wars best and bring your dancing shoes!  

Where: Cnr James & Lake Street, Northbridge
When: 7—10pm, 16 April
More information available here.

Terrace Lights Outdoor Cinema

The Perth Concert Hall’s riverside veranda will be transformed into an outdoor cinema for one week during Innovation Month. Showing cult classics and quirky favourites  like Ghostbusters, The Labyrinth, Jurassic Park, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Princess Bride, this cinema spectacle is not to be missed!

Where: Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
When: 8pm—10:30pm, 11 April—15 April
More information available here.

White Noise Underground

Journey underneath St Georges Terrace into a decommissioned tunnel at White Noise Underground. There will be curated media walls, daily projections, virtual reality workshops, film screenings, flamenco dancing and, our favourite, a pop-up bar! Electro duo Corbelle and Perth music producer Catlips will be spinning the decks from 6pm daily.

Where: Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
When: 5pm—2am, 11 April—15 April
More information available here.

Floral Table Arrangement Workshop

Planning a birthday, wedding or dinner party? You do not want to miss this workshop led by Stacey from Beans & Bunches. You’ll get to uncover the art of arranging flowers for a beautiful table setting, learning the basic principles of floristry along the way. Places are limited, you’ll want to register quick smart!

Where: Cnr James & Lake Street, Northbridge
When: 1pm—2:30pm, 17 April
More information available here.

Comics Jam

If live comic readings, drawing challenges, blackboard battles and old fashioned ink-to-paper fun are right up your alley, you are not going to want to miss Comics Jam. At this 18-plus event, you’ll get to rub shoulders with Perth comic book creators Luke Milton, Sarah Winifred Searle, Soolagna Majumdar, Campbell Whyte and Robert Buratti. Don’t forget your sketchbook!

Where: Cnr James & Lake Street, Northbridge
When: 5:30—9pm, 8 April
More information available here, you'll need to register for this event.

We Love Food!

Ever wondered what a career in food would be like? At We Love Food you’ll get to hear all about it from three awesome Perth foodies—Lalla Rookh’s Joel Valvasori and the creative teams behind Chicho Gelato and The Hummus Club. This will be a panel discussion like no other because after all is said and done you’ll get to sample hummus and gelato, as well as network with other Perth food peeps. If you’re keen to hang around, The Great Chicken Wing Hunt will be screened from 8:30pm on the big screen in the Piazza.

Where: Cnr James & Lake Street, Northbridge
When: 6:30pm—8pm, 12 April
More information available here.

Flower Crown Workshop

Who doesn’t love a flower crown? During this one-and-a-half-hour workshop Stacey from Beans & Bunches will take you through the ins and outs of making a boho style flower crown you can wear all the way home. She’ll go through wiring techniques and step-by-step instructions—you’ll be a flower crown making pro before time’s up! Register now to secure your spot.

Where: Cnr James & Lake Street, Northbridge
When: 10am—11:30am, 17 April
More information available here.

Fresh Prints 2016

Celebrate everything to do with the printed word at this awesome market which brings zines, independent publishers, small press, artist books, comics and printed works to the Northbridge Piazza. Made You Look, a doco about creativity in the digital age, will be showing on the big screen, there will be a live storytelling, comics and watercolour lettering workshops, as well as fun for all ages.

Where: Cnr James & Lake Street, Northbridge
When: 12pm—5:30pm, 16 April
More information available here.

Social Cinema Presents: Muriel’s Wedding

Originating in London, Social Cinema is all about bringing people together to experience film in a way they never have before. At this fun-filled film event, you’ll get to delve into Muriel’s world with dancing queens, weddings, stalls, live music and competitions, before the Aussie hit film is shown up on the Northbridge Piazza Super Screen.

Where: Cnr James & Lake Street, Northbridge
When: 5pm—10:30, 25 April
More information available here.

Innovation Month runs from 2—28 April, for more information click here.

Image Credit: Supplied

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