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Recent Media Releases

April
16 Apr 2021 Julie Fearns-Pheasant honoured by recognition as 2021 Armadale Arts Festival Artist
Local Artist Julie Fearns-Pheasant has had her contribution to the arts and arts practise formally recognised, awarded the 2021 Festival Artist title by the Armadale Arts Festival Artist Panel. The City’s annual Arts Festival will kick off from Friday 30 April through to Friday 16 May, where Fearns-Pheasant will take the reins as an official ambassador. Originally arriving in Armadale as a migrant with her family as a child, she returned to the City in 1999 to settle in the area with her own family.
16 Apr 2021 City to deliver Small Business Friendly Approvals Program
The City of Armadale has been selected as one of 21 local governments to undertake a new program designed to streamline approval processes for small businesses. The Small Business Friendly Approvals Program will make it easier to start, operate and grow a business within Western Australia, enabling a smoother transition between businesses and local government to access business permits and licences. The program is funded by the WA Government, which aims to accelerate regulatory reform to boost economic recovery amongst small business affected by the impact of COVID-19.
15 Apr 2021 Local music set to shine in Armadale Arts Festival's 'Far Out Fest'
For local musician and producer, Dylan Monk, the Armadale Arts Festival has created a platform for the City’s music scene to thrive. Dylan is responsible for programming and contracting bands for Far Out Fest as part of the City’s Armadale Arts Festival, which runs from April 30-May 16.
13 Apr 2021 Local arts scene on show in annual Armadale Arts Festival
The local arts scene in Armadale will take the spotlight in late April and early May when the City of Armadale hosts the Armadale Arts Festival. The festival is built on the strong arts and cultural community in Armadale, and celebrates art in its many forms with more than 50 events over 17 days at 20 plus venues throughout the City. The unique community event showcases the incredible local talent from the region.
12 Apr 2021 Kelmscott Cenotaph 100th Anniversary
This year marks the Centenary of the War Memorial at Rushton Park in Kelmscott.  One hundred years ago, the stone obelisk was built in honour of residents from Kelmscott, Roleystone and Karragullen who fought in the First World War and records the names of those service women and men who lost their lives in the conflict.      Major General Sir Talbot Hobbs laid the first stone of the foundations on 21st May 1921, with the completed structure being unveiled by His Excellency Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Western Australia on the 29th May 1921.     
12 Apr 2021 City to give away over 8,000 native seedlings to residents
The City of Armadale will be giving away over 8,000 native seedlings to residents on Saturday, 8 May, at Minnawarra Park. The City’s annual Native Plants for Residents initiative will help residents reduce water costs and control pests, as these plants prefer local conditions, overall helping to achieve a healthy garden. Mayor Ruth Butterfield said the event will help residents revamp their gardens and receive advice on improving their garden in time for Spring.
March
29 Mar 2021 Gardens flourish as part of green initiative
For Merise Blackburn, taking part in the City’s Native Plants for Residents initiative has not only transformed her garden, but also helped save on water costs and increased habitat for birds and other fauna. Since moving to Kelmscott in 2018, Merise said her family have benefitted from the City’s annual free plants and seedlings giveaway. “Our experience has been extremely positive,” she said. “We have always found it well organised and found the range and plant selection to be excellent, even when arriving a few hours after the event commenced.
February
22 Feb 2021 FREE Family Movies in March
Movies in March is back for 2021. Bring a rug, pillow and some snacks, and settle in with your family, a mate, or a date for the City of Armadale’s free family outdoor cinema experience in the park. We’ll even throw in the popcorn for free! This much loved event will kick off on Friday, 5th March 2021 with Pokemon Detective Pikachu at Sheaf Park, Harrisdale. Pre-movie activities will begin from 5pm, with several community information stalls, including the Multicultural Communities Council of WA.

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