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

Posted 9 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