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See Us in Perth Festival's February 2020 Program - Including The Sound Of Picture Books

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Clarke

FREE Perth Festival Events

The Sound of Picture Books

Celebrate our free family fun day with The Sound of Picture Books - featuring Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion and experience a picture come to life before your eyes - and ears!

Illustrator and composer Matt Ottley and author and musician Valanga Khoza join West Australian Symphony Orchestra's string quintet and Yamaha's Alf Demasi for an event that is always a Festival highlight. This unique and engaging family performance brings narration, music, imagery, drama and demonstrations of composition together to create a little magic. Ottley and Khoza co-present the captivating story of Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion while the musicians perform music synched to the illustrations from the book on a large screen. 

Time and Location

10.45am & 12pm 

Duration 45mins

Octagon Theatre - 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

No bookings required.  Just attend on the day, all ages welcome.



Literature and Ideas in Fremantle

FREE Evenings at The Literature Centre 17-20 February 2020.  6pm for 6.30pm start.

The Literature Centre, corner Knutsford St and Hampton Rd, Fremantle.  Ph: 08 9430 6869.


Check out this amazing line-up of authors on the Perth Festival website!  

Registrations via the PERTH FESTIVAL WEBSITE LINKS BELOW open soon.  

Note: Free events but registrations will be essential for venue seating purposes. 


Monday 17 February - Sisonke Msimang - Insights into Memoir and Biography


Tuesday 18 February - Barry Jonsberg - H is for Happiness


Wednesday 19 February - Dervla McTiernan - Encore! Crime Between the Pages


Thursday 20 February - Alan Carter - Crime Close to Home