Stirling Times - - Lifestyle - Tyler Brown

Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val Novem­ber 9-12 5pm to 10.30pm Joon­dalup city cen­tre WORK­ING on Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val has been “one of the most en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ences” cre­ative di­rec­tor Drew An­thony has ever had.

And that is say­ing some­thing from some­one who has worked on many large-scale events, in­clud­ing the Syd­ney Olympics Clos­ing Cer­e­mony, Doha Asian Games, Van­cou­ver Win­ter Olympics, NZ Rugby World Cup, NRL State of Ori­gin and White Night in Mel­bourne and Bal­larat.

“Over the years I’ve done some pretty amaz­ing events around the world but I feel this is the cul­mi­na­tion of a lot of things that I’ve learnt,” he said.

“I’ve had the best time putting this fes­ti­val to­gether and work­ing with some re­ally amaz­ing lo­cal cre­ative peo­ple and artists.

“I re­ally think the au­di­ence this year is go­ing to be blown away by what we’ve been able to achieve in such a short space of time.”

Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val, which the City launched last year, is a four-night free fes­ti­val of light, art, mu­sic and food that will take over the Joon­dalup city cen­tre from Novem­ber 9 to 12.

An­thony said he “jumped at the chance” to work on this year’s event, which has been cre­ated around the artist state­ment: “You have to find the light within you so that you, in your own way, can il­lu­mi­nate the world”.

“It’s a re­ally sim­ple but very po­tent state­ment which asks peo­ple to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their own lives and to pos­i­tively af­fect the peo­ple around them,” he said.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d475209

WHAT: WHEN: TIME: WHERE: Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Drew An­thony.

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