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Want to catch a good movie? Or listen to a renowned string quartet at Perth Concert Hall? Perhaps Shakespeare is more your style – or a good old belly laugh at a bawdy stage play? Whatever takes your fancy, AMA (WA) is offering members the chance to win FREE tickets to a range of movies, concerts, plays, shows or events currently on in Perth.


Entries must be received by 4pm, Wednesday 31 October, 2018.


Beautiful Boy

In cinemas 25 October


Based on the memoir Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the true and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Fresh from his breakout role in Call Me by Your Name , Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet turns in another dazzling performance as a young man struggling with addiction; matched on screen by an equally impressive performance by Steve Carell, as a loving father who can’t help but risk everything to help his son.


In cinemas 8 November


A darkness swirls at the centre of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director (Tilda Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Dakota Johnson) and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Centenary Remembrance Concert

Sunday 11 November, Perth Concert Hall


November 11 this year commemorates the centenary, to the very day, of the end of the First World War. The Perth Symphonic Chorus will mark this significant occasion with a performance on Remembrance Day of the Fauré Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with relevant narration and projections to deepen the meaning of the music’s texts and the day’s significance.

Grieg’s Piano Concerto & Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 November, Perth Concert Hall


Dvořák’s earthy and dynamic Symphony No. 9 , his musical love letter to the New World, was performed at WASO’s very first concert in 1928. Ninety years later, it is still adored for its youthful energy and wistful largo, simultaneously joyous and profound. The concert begins with a world premiere from awardwinning West Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth (pictured), followed by Grieg’s much-loved Piano Concerto . waso.com.au Ticket giveaway is for the Friday night concert.

Cine Latino Film Festival

6-16 December, Palace Raine Square & Cinema Paradiso


Australia’s largest festival of Latin American cinema returns to Australia featuring films from across the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Paraguay. The program includes a strong line-up of critically acclaimed films, many of which have been submitted to represent their country at the upcoming Oscars such as Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma (Mexico) and Marcelo Martinessi’s The Heiresses (Paraguay).

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Monday 5 November, Perth Concert Hall


In their Southern Hemisphere debut, the matchless combined talents of Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk will light up the stage at Perth Concert Hall. Their joy in playing in threes shines through in this arresting end to the Musica Viva season with great masterworks of the trio repertoire by Ravel, Prokofiev and Kerry.


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