Sizzling acts wrap up festival
A pop-up fringe carnival and sundowner saw hundreds of residents flock to Pegs Creek over the weekend for the finale of the 2015 Red Earth Arts Festival.
On Saturday night REAF After Dark saw a collection of mini shows from comedy acts to magicians, hypnotists and cabaret performances in a late night, adults only event.
The evening provided some weird and wonderful performances from Sugar Blue Burlesque, Magician Jean-Luc, Two Brunette’s and a Gay, and Captain Ruin.
World-renowned hypnotist, Matt Hale, was a crowd favourite, with residents flocking to the stage for the chance to experience hypnosis at one of his three 30-minute shows. Hale said he was delighted to be so well-received by an enthusiastic Karratha audience.
“They were superstars — everyone reacted really well to the hypnosis and went away laughing with a big smile on their face,” he said.
The Red Earth Arts Festival wrapped up in Cattrall Park on Sunday afternoon. Residents were treated to the tunes of a variety of local musicians, stalls, food vans and a series of short Pixar films which proved a hit with local families.
Owner of CB Snapz and Pilbara Photo Booth, Courtney McFarland, said she was really impressed with the level of local business involvement throughout the festival.
“Local businesses have been at all the events and were particularly prominent at the launch party, where there were a huge variety of food stalls,” she said.
“I think there has been a lot more chances for small businesses to be involved in REAF this year.”
REAF was delivered by the City of Karratha, Rio Tinto and Woodside North West Shelf Project with support from Pilbara Ports Authority, Eventscorp and Healthway.
Sugar Blue Burlesque performers Coco Poppin, Ruby Slippers and Fifi Fontaine were a popular attraction at REAF After Dark.