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STM Loves: NAIDOC Week, Kate Bush, Luna’s Monday Doubles and Dinosaurs of Patagonia at WA Museum Boola Bardip

Kate Bush

The fourth season of Netflix smash Stranger Things may have reached its epic conclusion this week, but it has left a lasting legacy: introducing a new generation to Kate Bush. The incredible English singer-songwriter’s 1985 song Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) featured prominently in the show, creating a wave that has seen it rocket to the top of the charts in Australia and the UK, where it dethroned Harry Styles. Bush (who wrote, produced and owns the rights to the song, so is enjoying a well-deserved windfall) issued a rare statement to say she is “really moved by it all”. If you haven’t already, do your ears a favour and listen to the whole album, Hounds of Love (then work your way through Bush’s entire back catalogue)

Kate Bush Hounds of Love album
Camera IconKate Bush Hounds of Love album Credit: supplied/supplied

Monday Doubles

What’s better than spending a rainy night watching a movie on the big screen? Watching two for just $15. Monday Doubles are back at Luna Leederville and tomorrow night (July 4) cinefiles can take in a duo of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining. Dr Who fans can check out two of the films from the 1960s on July 18, then Twilight lovers can catch the first two films on July 25. We’ve got our eye on the Donnie Darko/Parasite pairing on August 1. Check out the listings and spend the money you save on extra popcorn.

Camera IconA scene from Parasite. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

Opera Under The Stars

If you are planning a trip to Broome next month, you could catch the 30th anniversary gala for Opera Under The Stars. At the Mangrove Hotel on August 27, the event is being billed as “an unforgettable night of glamour and music in a magical setting”. Director Mary-Attracta Connolly says the experience combines unpretentious luxury with a stellar cast of international stars, including performances from Yorta Yorta soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham AO, soprano Rachelle Durkin, mezzo-soprano Caitlin Cassidy, tenor Paul O’Neill and pianist Mark Coughlan. Tickets are on sale now.

Deborah Cheetham in full voice. Picture: Sergey Pevnev
Camera IconDeborah Cheetham in full voice. Credit: Sergey Pevnev

Dinosaurs of Patagonia

WA Museum Boola Bardip is hosting a world-first exhibition of 16 dinosaur skeletons from the region of Patagonia, South America.

Just in time for the school holidays, the experience features immersive 3D animations, videos and interactive fun from July 2 through to October 23.

Dinosaurs at Patagonia coming to Boola Bardip Museum these school holidays.
Camera IconDinosaurs at Patagonia coming to Boola Bardip Museum these school holidays. Credit: Diego Pol, MEF

Fondue by the Fire

Howard Park Wines in Margaret River is enticing wine lovers out of winter hibernation with the return of its annual Fondue by the Fire cellar door event, on July 23 and 24. Guests will enjoy fondue from Dunsborough’s Lady Lola paired with Howard Park’s wines alongside a roaring fire. The free event is part of the Cabin Fever festival.

Fondue by the Fire at Howard Park.
Camera IconFondue by the Fire at Howard Park. Credit: Howard Park

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

NAIDOC Week celebrations will kick off in Perth today (Sunday July 3) with the opening ceremony at Wellington Square from 1pm to 5pm, with performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers. If you aren’t located near the city, Yanchep National Park will also be hosting celebrations from 11am to 2pm with an Aboriginal cultural tour, bush tucker tasting and sand art. At Yarns with Ron Bradfield, a free event at the City of Vincent library on Thursday, Bradfield will lead a conversation on how we can come together as a nation, despite the difficult times we have faced in the past and the challenges of the present. You can also get involved by tuning in to National Indigenous Television (NITV) and supporting an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander-owned business including Gun Gurra, Kirrikin, Gammin Threads and Haus of Dizzy. More events and information on Perth’s NAIDOC Week celebrations can be found at @NaidocWeek on Instagram and its website.

Camera IconKija/Gija-Bardi model, influencer and activist Fallon Gregory in a campaign for Kirrikin. Credit: Supplied

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