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Free family fun in Northbridge for ‘O’ Day

27 Apr 2012

Perth’s cultural heart will come alive with entertainment and activity this Sunday, April 29 as ‘O’ Day celebrations return to Northbridge.

Planning and Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the event would offer free fun and family entertainment with live music, interactive children’s activities and street performances in the surrounds of the revitalised Perth Cultural Centre.

“‘O’ Day returns for a second time in 2012 and is a great opportunity to discover, explore and enjoy what is now one of Perth’s favourite public spaces,” Mr Day said.

“This year, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the City of Perth have joined forces to extend the fun and entertainment down James Street and into the Northbridge Piazza.”

Thanks to a Lotterywest grant of $30,000, ‘O’ Day will provide a feast of entertainment, including roving entertainers; a free circus school and vintage carousel for the children; live music performances; and a range of interactive craft activities in the Urban Orchard.

The Minister said the State Theatre Centre, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA Museum, Central Institute of Technology, Propel Youth Arts and The Blue Room Theatre would also be taking part in ‘O’ Day with exhibitions, displays and creative activities.

“The Perth Cultural Centre houses some of the State’s most important cultural and learning institutions with more than one million visitors passing through the area each year,” he said.

“We are continually working to make the Perth Cultural Centre a creative, engaging, inclusive and memorable place to visit and experience. Since last year’s event, we’ve installed a large LED screen and a new children’s play space in front of the museum as well as additional feature lighting, signage and security.

“If you haven’t been to Northbridge for a while, ‘O’ Day is a great opportunity to visit.”

For more information about ‘O’ Day visit the Perth Cultural Centre website