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Friends Events

Friends of the Festival are invited to attend the Festival Parties to be held during the Festival.

The special cost for Friends is $40 per ticket (limited to two tickets to each Party per Friend).

PARTY 1 Festival Opening Night - Festival Celebration
After the free Lotterywest Festival Opening - Transition
(Supreme Court Gardens) 
WHEN Fri 11 Feb, 9.15pm–late (cash bar after 11pm) 
WHERE Beck's Music Box, The Esplanade

PARTY 2 Perth Writers Festival Opening Night Party
After Truth and Fiction, Winthrop Hall
Join with International and Australian literary guests 
WHEN Fri 4 March 8.15–10.15pm
WHERE Whitfield Court (poolside of Winthrop Hall, UWA)
  
There will be entertainment, food and drinks supplied at both parties.

Places are limited to all parties so book early through the booking form here or phone 6488 8625.

Festival in Focus 3:
Boundary Street
Please come along to the third Festival in Focus talk for the 2011 Perth International Arts Festival.  Join Kate Cherry, Director, and Reg Cribb, Playwright, of Boundary Street.

Date:  Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Time:  6.30pm
Venue: The Dolphin Theatre, UWA

For more information click here.

Perth Writers Festival Program Launch
As a Friend of the Festival, you are invited to celebrate the launch of the 2011 Perth Writers Festival Program.

Date:  Thursday, 27 January 2011
Time:  6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Octagon Theatre, UWA

RSVP by 5pm Mon 17 January to Judy Reid on (08) 6488 8625 or email friends@perthfestival.com.au with 'Perth Writers Festival' in the subject heading.

Click here for more information on the 2011 Perth Writers Festival Program.

Festival in Focus 2:
Donka: A Letter to Chekhov
Join Chris Edmund of the WA Academy of Performing Arts for a talk based on the key theatrical event of the Festival, Donka: A Letter to Chekhov.

Date:  Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Time:  6.30pm
Venue: The Dolphin Theatre, UWA

For more information click here.


Lotterywest Festival Films Launch
As a Friend of the Festival, you are invited to celebrate the launch of the Lotterywest Festival Films.

Date:  Sunday, 28 November 2010
Time:  6.30pm
Venue: Somerville Auditorium, UWA

RSVP Essential by Mon 22 Nov 2010 by returning the completed booking slip.

For more information click here.

Festival in Focus 1:
Musical Notes

Perth International Arts Festival Music Program Manager, Evan Kennea, with celebrated soprano Sara Macliver, will present an overview of the musical feast that awaits and give a brief background to the performances and artists - all illustrated with musical and visual excerpts.

Date:  Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Time:  6.30pm
Venue: The Dolphin Theatre, UWA

For more information click here.

Brochure Launch 
Wednesday 3 November

Join Shelagh Magadza as she presents her 2011 Festival program brochure launch. A wonderful chance to discover what's in store and to celebrate the coming Festival.

This event is strictly by invitation and all Friends of the Festival who join before 27 October will be invited.

Check back to the Friends Events page for event updates throughout the Festival.