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The Great Southern

Welcome to the Great Southern program, blending gems from around the world with the distinctive culture of the south. There is something for everyone, from the finest in international chamber music to toe-tapping world music in Borden, while Noongar Culture will be the catalyst for a gathering of weavers from different nations. It is a proud reflection of your community and I invite you to be part of it.

Many thanks to our partners in the Great Southern and to Program Manager Rod Vervest, who make this possible.

-Shelagh Magadza, Artistic Director

To receive a hard-copy of The Great Southern brochure, click here.

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Academy of Ancient Music
AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE
Wed 23 Feb 2011

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) are among the world's finest period-enstrument ensembles, hailed worldwide for energised, passionate performances of baroque and classical music. more details

Animagica
Amiina with the films of Lotte Reiniger
Mon 07 Mar 2011

Icelandic group Amiina create a delicate and ethereal live score for the celebrated faerie tales of legendary animator Lotte Reiniger more details

Blues in the Vines
Sun 06 Mar 2011

Joe Filisko and Eric Noden are among America's finest blues musicians. Their scintillating harmonica and driving finger-style guitar conjure up the vintage sounds and spirit of early American bluesmen. Join Joe, Eric and local guests for a hearty Great So ... more details

Carrolup Cultural Tour
Sat 19 Feb 2011

Explore the history of one of the most significant art schools to come out of Western Australia more details

Certified Copy
Tue 15 Mar-Thu 17 Mar 2011

Juliette Binoche in a playfully romantic film about love, art and the powers of perception more details

Desert Flower
Tue 08 Mar-Thu 10 Mar 2011

The inspiring and riveting true story of Waris Dirie more details

Eugene Ugorski and Konstantin Lifschitz
Mon 21 Feb 2011

An elite and globally admired partnership of violin and piano virtuosity more details

Fraudulent Behaviour
Written and performed by Rosie Dennis
Tue 02 Mar 2010

This philosophically playful exploration of everyday lies and self-deception uses prose, an invisible friend, a decoy duck and cardboard cut-outs to create a witty and thoughtful performance in response to Nietzsche's assertion, 'we need lies in order to ... more details

Great Southern Opening: The Unthanks
Fri 11 Feb 2011

Perfectly executed and haunting traditional Celtic lullabies, sea songs and contemporary music kick off the Great Southern program more details

Gwilym Simcock Trio with Tinalley String Quartet
Fri 18 Feb 2011

See the new jazz sensation Chick Corea calls 'a creative genius' more details

How I Ended This Summer
Tue 15 Feb-Thu 17 Feb 2011

A vividly evoked tale of lunacy, fear and wonder set against the desolate backdrop of the Arctic Circle more details

Imelda May
Sat 26 Feb 2011

The Emerald Isle's darling of retro brings her unique mix of pulsating '50s rockabilly, bluesy burlesque and ballads more details