Western Suburbs Weekly - - West­ern Opin­ion -

PERTH has shed its ‘Dullsville’ sta­tus and could now be re­ferred to as Fes­ti­valville. There was a time when sleepy Perth, tech­ni­cally a city, felt more like a coun­try town with min­i­mal nightlife, few events and lit­tle cul­ture. And the younger gen­er­a­tions were not happy about it. Things have changed and now, par­tic­u­larly in the sum­mer, there is such a smor­gas­bord of ac­tiv­ity that those who can­not choose prob­a­bly end up with much lighter wal­lets. It is a good prob­lem to have. Perth is treated to sev­eral cul­tur­ally spe­cific events that start pop­ping up about Oc­to­ber. The Perth In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val stretches from Novem­ber to April, the Fringe Fes­ti­val is about to kick off and there is al­ways a new food fes­ti­val in the cal­en­dar. Al­most ev­ery ma­jor park fe­wa­tures an out­door cinema tak­ing ad­van­tage of the warm evenings. Ad­di­tion­ally, the Over the Fence Com­edy Film Fes­ti­val is just around the cor­ner. There re­ally is some­thing for ev­ery­one, with many events geared to­wards fam­i­lies. You can no longer say that Perth is bor­ing old Dullsville any­more. Ju­lian Wright Re­porter

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