The former head of theatre and dance at the Sydney Opera House who now works for one of the world's leading performing arts centres has been appointed artistic director of Perth International Arts Festival, founded by The University of Western Australia.
The second New Fortune lecture-performance was delivered on Friday 14 November 2014, the year of the Theatre's 50th Anniversary, by acclaimed director Aarne Neeme at The University of Western Australia.
Petite pianist Bryzlyn Lilac Sin obtained three first prizes in three sections at the 27th Joondalup Eisteddfod in September, being named most promising performing artist of the year and receiving a cash cheque of $1500 at the winners' concert held at Sacred Heart College.
Twelve year old pianist Joshua Noronha won first place at the International Russian Rotary Children's Music Competition in Moscow, receiving the prize of US$3000. The competition, held in September 2014, is for children under the age of thirteen. Joshua is the first Australian to win this competition.
The 2014 Joondalup Eisteddfod took place over four weekends in August at RNDM Performing Arts Centre, Sacred Heart College. Over 1600 performers took part across 82 sections. The Eisteddfod culminated in a winners' concert, held Saturday 6 September - a very enjoyable and varied program showcasing some of the talented musicians involved in the competition.
An ambitious project will add a new dimension to the memorial plaques which line Kings Parks' Honour Avenues, with a smart device app to be created which will share the personal stories of Anzac soldiers commemorated by the plaques.