Author: Esperance Tide
Published: November 30, 2017
After a year overseas collating her latest summer collection, local fashionista Brodie Bratten is home and she’s giving us all the opportunity to get our hands on her adventure-inspired, bohemian designs first. She’s also throwing a pretty epic party. Head down to the Cannery from 6pm, shop the men’s and women’s collections, sip some sangria and Lucky Bay Brewing, eat some Gözleme and enjoy the sounds of Kyza, Daniel Senior, Callum Vincent (Perth) and, of course, DJ Jace Bratten.
Added bonus of having a good skatepark: we now attract the interest of national skate comps. Event coordinators Shredability have picked Esperance to host their latest King Of Concrete event, and it’s promising to be good fun for local skaters and good viewing for the rest of us. Junior pros Poppy Olsen, Hayley Wilson, Jedd McKenzie and Zac Callahan are flying in, while Tailtap coaches Scott Davis and Reese Haslam have been training up local kids all year.
Of course, if you fancy yourself more yogi than skater, head down a little earlier for a free brekky and yoga sesh on the skatepark lawn from 8am.
After a day on the [skatepark] grass, it’ll be about time to let your hair down at the Soundshell. Perth acts Ruby May and Brayden Sibbald are down to perform, as are the must-see WAM Best Blues & Roots Act winners Old Blood. They’ll be joined by an all-star lineup of all our local faves: Grand Casual, the one and only Rowan Donovan, Tom Clark, Rachel Vibart and John Ratcliff. Did we mention, entry is free? Head down with your picnic blankets but be ready to dance the night away.
The good ol’ Museum Village Markets never really disappoint. If you’re nursing a sore head from the night before, you can stock up on spring rolls and s’juice’s famous green smoothies. And you’re really feeling up to it, you can always get the ball rolling on your Christmas shopping, with plenty of local creations and cute gift ideas coming out of the stalls and surrounding boutiques.
Everyone knows a pint of cider eradicates hangovers, right? Round out your weekend with some casual acoustic vibes, curtesy of KyzaPresents. Perth musician Callum Vincent is playing in Esperance for the first time, and will be supported by local musicians Estella & Mitch in their first gig of the season. Head down to the Quarters from 4pm.
Next Friday will see the opening of the Cannery Art Centre’s latest (and coolest) exhibition. The collection takes you on a journey through the beginnings of surf culture, from ancient Polynesia, through Australia in the 50’s to the present day. Think retro surf culture, live music, Lucky Bay brews, Mexican tacos and wood-fired corn from the Forage Taqueria, as we pay tribute to a history that is so central to our lifestyle down here. Not to be missed.