Pelican Magazine

Review: Perth Poetry Club

WIth a very generous open mike, anyone annoying, amazing, boring, or bad can get up and read original, or unoriginal, material. All the while a braying crowd - hungry and screaming - jeer and toss rotten fruit at the worst performers, saving roses for the best.

Fringe World Review: Silhouette

Each beautiful performance is unique and immersive, but together they transport you from Perth to Paris, giving the truly sexy, ‘sensory burlesque experience’ that Fringe has never seen before. Personally, I have never been more aroused by native flora and disembodied legs. Review by Caz Stafford.

Fringe World Review: The Eulogy

Its Australian debut, 'The Eulogy' is a sombre affair, not because we mourn the death of Thomas, but because we mourn the loss of an hour that might only have been worse if one spent it trying to coax an ounce of personality out of Bill Shorten. Samuel J. Cox reviews.

Interview: Beth Commons from pool boy

there's been so many occasions where i've been approached after a show and told that my stage presence is too 'domineering' or 'intimidating' because i stand still with my hands on my hips. like would it be more comfortable for you if i flitted about stage dreamily flailing my arms?

Preservation of the Soul through Pop, Personality and Punk

Where everything about Blackstar radiates a sense of maturity and mortality – from the disturbing bedridden music video for the album’s second single ‘Lazarus’ to the foreboding, anti-pop instrumentals – Lulu is almost a cheap imitation of what made Reed such an appealing figure musically, his trademark gristle still present, but without any of the poetry that made him such an inspiring figure to the musically minded.

Review: Loaded

Rather than feeling like the work of young writers auditioning for space on the main stage, the works swelled with daring, collective artistry and creativity, striving to engender the most important discussion you’ll have that night, that week, this month.