Stars align for a Broome-time experience

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ARIA Music Teacher of the Year nominee Bel Skinner with Montaigne.
Camera IconARIA Music Teacher of the Year nominee Bel Skinner with Montaigne. Credit: ARIA


This is My Heaven

A short film detailing how local Dimas Adiputra found his heaven in Broome made its world premiere at the Revelation Film Festival in Perth, depicting the beauty of the Broome landscape and Dimas’ inspirational story. Two other locally produced short films also premiered during the festival.

Barn Hill puts on a party

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Kimberley families were treated to the ultimate outback party as they camped out at a remote station for a night of country music and fun at the Barn Hill Music Festival.

Marlanie Haerewa in My Robot.
Camera IconMarlanie Haerewa in My Robot. Credit: Daniel Grant

Passion for performing

Derby woman Marlanie Haerewa got one step closer to making it big on stage after securing the lead role in Barking Gecko Theatre Company’s new play, My Robot.

Sublime creativity

More than 80 diverse art pieces were revealed at the Kimberley Art Prize, with Broome’s Benjamin Loaring taking out the major prize with his sculpture, Tracks Across the Sublime.


Sounds of Kimberley to soar

From an overwhelming response from 95 Kimberley artists, 10 were selected by West Australian Music to take part in WAM’s Sounds of the Kimberley recording project.

They included Damar Isherwood, Dodge City Boys, Tornina Torres, Monique Le Lievre and Rocky Ridge Band.

Influencers enjoy Kimberley summit

The Kimberley hogged the social media spotlight when more than 40 of the world’s biggest “influencers” attended the second annual Go Pro Summit in Broome.

Teigan Nash enjoying a "full red dirt experience" with Nina Anhaia.
Camera IconTeigan Nash enjoying a "full red dirt experience" with Nina Anhaia. Credit: Instagram

Stunning ensemble wows judges

Broome-based fashionista Sylvia Ducarova beat out more than 30 women to take out the Kimberley regional heat of the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field competition during the Ladies Day meet.

She wowed the judges in a stunning blue ensemble, complete with an eye-catching fascinator.

Madama Butterfly sends spirits soaring

The iconic Sun Pictures was transformed into a concert hall when Opera Australia arrived in town to put on a special performance of Madama Butterfly.

Michael Lapina and Barbara Jin in Madama Butterfly.
Camera IconMichael Lapina and Barbara Jin in Madama Butterfly. Credit: Carly Laden


Life Cycle to take on the world

A multi-media production depicting the story of the Karajarri people had the audience in thrall at the Broome Convention Centre before going on tour around Australia, the UK, Europe and China.

Stars align for a night of opera magic

The Mangrove Hotel experienced a magical night of outstanding musical talent when opera singers Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Georgia Wilkinson and Bronwyn Douglass visited for Opera Under the Stars.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes.
Camera IconTeddy Tahu Rhodes. Credit: Carly Laden

Abuzz about Sandfly’s Circus night

The wonderful world of circus turned green as Sandfly Circus took on climate change and environment issues in their production Circus Rabble, created in collaboration with Belfast Tumble Circus duo Ken Fanning and Angelique Ross.


Spirited Isaiah connects with communities

The Broome Civic Centre was taken on an intimate journey and enjoyed some groovy music along the way when former The X Factor winner and Eurovision Song Contest finalist Isaiah Firebrace visited the town.

Isaiah Firebrace performing at the Broome Civic Centre.
Camera IconIsaiah Firebrace performing at the Broome Civic Centre. Credit: Carly Laden

Local coffee brews success

Kimberley Coffee Company’s humble Ethiopian Guji Danse Mormora espresso has achieved huge success on the national stage after claiming top honours at the 2019 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.

Bel’s hard to beat

A lifelong passion for music and ensuring the best opportunities for her students earned North Regional TAFE music lecturer Bel Skinner a nomination for the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year.

Kriol Kitchen is a real appetiser

A blend of Kimberley food and tourism was set to leave viewers with their mouths watering when Mitch and Ali Torres returned to the TV screen for a new season of Kriol Kitchen.


Teens fly flag for region’s art

The impressive talent of several Broome teenagers was placed centre stage when they competed in the YOH Fest finals, eventually taking home awards in music, dance and drama.

Business Chicks come to confer and connect

Businesswomen from across Australia flocked to the Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa for a special women in business conference, including a special Q&A session with supermodel Megan Gale.

Business Chicks CEO Olivia Ruello with Megan Gale.
Camera IconBusiness Chicks CEO Olivia Ruello with Megan Gale. Credit: Jade Warne

Puppetry big way to inspire

After the success of Shorebird Quest, education through puppetry ventured to Fitzroy Crossing when puppeteer Bernadette Trench-Thiedemann and the community put on a show of their own.

Award caps off Kings’ spectacular year

One Arm Point’s The Struggling Kings capped off a whirlwind year of tours, gigs and special projects by receiving the gong for Best Indigenous Act at the 2019 WAMAwards during WAMFest celebrations.

The Struggling Kings with their Best Indigenous Act award.
Camera IconThe Struggling Kings with their Best Indigenous Act award. Credit: Cam Campbell

Art tells State story

After an ambitious Statewide arts project, nine Kimberley artists were selected to show their work in Perth.


True original

Local musician Monique Le Lievre ended years of talking with an original song after taking part in a special women in music mentorship program.

Theatre Kimberley Sandfly Circus elves.
Camera IconTheatre Kimberley Sandfly Circus elves. Credit: Carly Laden

Christmas celebrations

Hundreds flocked to Broome’s Chinatown precinct for the town’s Christmas party and Carols by Candlelight.

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