The West Australian
Church concert to lift spirits
If you’ve ever wondered what a Mahler symphony might sound like on a church organ, Sunday’s Pipe Organ Plus Concert 3: Symphony, featuring soloist Dominic Perissinotto, will give you a chance to find out. Performing on the magnificent organ of St Patrick’s Basilica in Fremantle, Perissinotto will play Vaughan Williams’ colourful The Wasps Overture before plunging into Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 5, transcribed for organ. It is on at 2.30pm tomorrow at St Patrick’s, the corner of Parry and Adelaide streets, Fremantle. Complimentary refreshments provided. Bookings trybooking.com/TATI.
Conversation of crime
Don’t miss Chris Hammer in conversation as he discusses his crime novel Scrublands at 6.30pm on Monday at Beaufort Street Books, Mt Lawley. Tickets are $10 including wine and nibbles and may be booked at beaufortstreet books.com.au or by calling 6142 7996.
Feminist take on Jesus
In Jesus: The Forgotten Feminist, author Chris Geraghty delves into scriptures and history showing how Jesus practised a radically inclusive approach to women that challenged the inequitable beliefs and practices of his own culture and community. This learned, humorous, irreverent book reminds us that Jesus was a feminist and argues that the Church must repent and honour this in order to restore women’s place as fully equal to men in the Church. There are two launch events. The first is at 7.30pm on Tuesday with Bishop Kate Wilmot at Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont (RSVP to Teresa Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org or 9442 1705). The second is at 7pm on Wednesday, September 12, with Dr Carolyn Tan at St John’s Church, 24 Adelaide Street, Fremantle and
At 3pm on Sunday, September 9, vocal ensemble Voyces presents Plus One, featuring a commissioned work by Perth composer Perry Joyce alongside music by John Tavener, Paul Mealor and Matthew Orlovich. It is at Perth Modern School, Subiaco. Book at voyces.com.au.
Painful journey on canvas
Dublin-born Perth artist Cat Cronin’s solo exhibition So Alive 365 — Flight From Pain takes over Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach in Fremantle from September 14-19. It not only showcases more than 60 impressionistic, emotive paintings and sketches, but tells the story of her journey through chronic pain and how she surpassed specialists’ expectations using art, mindfulness, movement, diet, and holistic therapies as her medicine. For more information, visit catcronin.com.
Collie gets arty
For 10 days this month, Collie comes alive for FESTIV ARTY, now in its 28th year. This year’s festival theme is History and Mystery, with a range of fun activities, from the magical to the mystical, including the Coalfields Museum Antiques Roadshow, a Night at the Museum, the Murder Mystery and the Street Fair. An art show spreads from the Collie Art Gallery to the Collie PCYC, with more than 35 categories including painting, photography, woodwork, sculpture and crafts. It is on from September 14-23. Details festivarty.com.