Worlds Festival - Lucy Durack performing with the Perth Symphony Orchestra
Head on down to the Worlds Village on the Fremantle Esplanade, bring a blanket and enjoy a rare treat – a FREE concert from a professional symphony orchestra and a wonderfully talented and nationally renowned performer. The Perth Symphony Orchestra performed a critically acclaimed inaugural concert in November, and have a number of exciting projects lined up for 2012 – including recording for the BBC television show Merlin, and performing at the Leeuwin Concert in February.
Lucy Durack has fast become one of Australia’s rising young leading ladies of screen and stage with a list of major roles to her credit, most recently including Glinda the Good Witch in the original Australian cast of Wicked and Cherry in the highly anticipated feature film Goddess (due for release 2012). Lucy has a firm commitment to workshopping and performing new Australian work, and her performance with the brand new Perth Symphony Orchestra is testament to that!
The concert will take place on the 17th of December from 7PM on the Worlds Stage at the Fremantle Esplanade.
Programmed by Perth-based North Street Productions, the Worlds Festival is a diverse mix of more than 250 free events and activities that include the best of West Australian and international artists and contributors.
While the festival’s hub is in the Worlds Village with its main stage, giant screens, global food vendors, stalls, marquees and Kids’ Corner, the programme extends to locations and venues throughout Fremantle.
North Street Productions was founded by directors Annalisa Oxenburgh and Bourby Webster. Based in Perth, North Street Productions produces, creates and delivers unique entertainment experiences. Annalisa has more than 20 years of experience in producing, arts management and programming arts events and festivals both in Australia and internationally. Bourby has more than 20 years of commercial and music experience in the corporate and cultural sectors in the UK and Australia.
The Worlds Festival’s key locations and creative contributors include:
Creatures Loft and the Red Room at Little Creatures – the official after-hours club for the Festival, with a program of entertainment and, of course, food and drinks
Kidogo Arthouse – indigenous art exhibition, a music program and barbeques serving bush tucker
KULCHA – programmers of weekday lunchtime music on the main stage at the Worlds Village
The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery – an exhibition by renowned artist George Haynes
Jamie Oehlers - afternoon Jazz series in the Worlds Village
Darren Hutchens - The Woolstores Project community and street arts
Brendan Coleman – programmer of Street Arts at locations throughout Fremantle and the Kids Corner at the Worlds Village
Don Hancey (Panorama Catering) and Francesca Nelson – programmers of daily food/cooking demonstrations on the main stage in the Worlds Village featuring WA produce and the best of WA’s vibrant global cuisine
QBE Street (aka Mouat Street) in Fremantle’s trendy West End – will be as you have never seen it before.
Art Galleries, venues and arts companies throughout Fremantle are also taking part in this celebration including Deckchair Theatre Company, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Merenda Gallery and Japingka Gallery.
Key community events and activities include:
- Helicopter sea rescue demonstrations by Fremantle Sea Rescue
- Surf lifesaving demonstrations on Bathers Beach
- The annual Fremantle Ports Swim through Fremantle
- Model yacht racing demonstrations in Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
- An Optimist fleet regatta
- Community and schools artistic engagement with the Woolstores Project
And much more……check out the daily programmes for more detail.