Fringe World 2018: The Candy Box review

Imogen Kelly’s The Candy Box is a sweet choose-your-own-adventure style exploration of innovative and humorous burlesque, bringing together the impressive creativity of Australia’s Queen of Burlesque and World Queen of Burlesque 2012 with a talented cast of national performers for a highly entertaining night.

Known her creativity, impressive costumes and sexy-fun style, Imogen Kelly is burlesque royalty and it was an absolute treat to see her perform at Fringe World. Together with MC Christa Hughes – Australian singer (Machine Gun Felatio), circus performer and comedian – Imogen takes you on a glorious ride through some of her most spectacular, and most deranged, acts. Throw in special guests and cabaret stars, and you have a mixed Candy Box of fine confections.

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Fringe World 2018: No Way Rosé review

Melbourne comedian Rose Callaghan is well known across the radio circuit after appearing on triple j, Double J, ABC and Nova, and is making a name for herself as one of the country’s best up-and-coming comics after selling-out her debut show in 2016.

A self-described poor man’s Zoey Deschanel, Rose debuted No Way Rosé in Perth, letting us know up front that this was our chance to see brand new material that might never be seen again. Rose promised nothing schmaltzy or poignant, just stupid, silly stories about the best and worst things she’s done while drinking, and about why rosé is known as ‘cougar juice.

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Fringe World 2018: My top picks

It’s time to say goodbye to boring and hello to Fringe World Festival 2018! There is already a buzz of excitement in the air, as Perth gets ready to treat you to world-class performances from 26th January until 25th February.

Fringe World is one of the most anticipated arts and cultural events on WA’s calendar – and so it should be, considering it’s now the third biggest Fringe Festival in the world with more than 750 shows across 130 venues.

This year some of my favourites are back with new shows, the best venues are at it again, and there are a few new thigs thrown into the mix – like Noodle Palace moving from its iconic spot in Northbridge to Elizabeth Quay; the super fun Ice Cream Factory just down the road from the Pleasure Garden; the Showman’s Fair at the Urban Orchid in Fringe Central (a Dutch mini-festival with live performances and a long-table dining experience); and more hubs and venues opening up around the outer-suburbs to make Fringe even more accessible.

So, where do you even start when it comes to deciding which of the 750 shows to see? With my top picks, of course!

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See, Eat, Do: 5 Things to do in Perth This Week

What’re your plans for the December holidays? I know they’re still a little while away, but I’ve decided to make this my last 5 Things post for the year as things are already starting to get hectic around here. But don’t worry, I’m sharing an extra dose of goodness this week to make up for it, and I’ll be back in early 2018 with more things to see, eat and do in Perth. So here we go – this last one for 2017 is a good one, with the best food and shopping event, salty markets, handmade markets and winery markets, a chance to learn how to make macarons, a classy concert in the city, and a night of big laughs.

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See, Eat, Do: 5 Things to do in Perth This Week

The countdown to the holidays is on, and it’s well and truly time to get into the Christmas spirit. Whether that means taking your pup for a photoshoot with Santa and browsing a fabulous twilight Christmas artisan market, or just enjoying the summer vibes, there’s plenty to see, eat and do this week!

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See, Eat, Do: 5 Things to do in Perth This Week

Are you a Perth local, did you move here with your family, or are you winging it here on your own? I’d love to know more about my readers! I’m a born and bred Perthite, but both of my parents are English and moved here with their families when they were young. I’m so glad they all decided to settle in WA and that I get to call Perth home. There’s so much happening this week with summer cranking and the Christmas holidays on the way that it was hard to limit this to just five things. But here are my favourites – a doggone good time with Perth pugs, an evening enjoying French food in the Swan Valley, the kick off of my favourite open air cinemas, and enough handmade Christmas gift ideas to take care of everyone on your list.

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