Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    International arts festival is coming to Armadale again in 2006

    6/12/2005 12:00 AM

    The sounds, colours and excitement of the UWA Perth International Arts Festival will come to Armadale for the third successive year in March 2006.

    Planning and Infrastructure Minister and Armadale MLA Alannah MacTiernan said today that a lively program of Celtic music and French street theatre was planned for Thursday, March 2, in Memorial Park.

    The family concert, sponsored by the Armadale Redevelopment Authority, would start at 6pm.

    “The festival came to Armadale for the first time in February 2004, when performers described local audiences as the best outside the Perth CBD,” Ms MacTiernan said.

    “Through the ARA, we have previously brought a ‘fiesta’ of events to the Jull Street mall which included a free concert, street theatre performances and the Prague Chamber Orchestra picnic concert at Araluen.”

    The Minister said she had first approached the Festival of Perth three years ago to get Armadale on the festival’s itinerary.

    “Getting the festival for Armadale is part of building opportunities and developing a positive image for the city,” she said.

    “The approach was successful and this will be the third year the festival has scheduled events in Armadale.”

    The 2006 concert will feature the unique and humorous French street theatre trio Les Goulus, as well as virtuosic accordion player Sharon Shannon, revered as one of Celtic music’s great innovators, and supported by an Anglo-Irish ensemble.

    Minister's office: 9213 6400