Joanna’s Candlelit Soirées are back at Kidogo Arthouse!

This absolutely magical series of dinners hosted by Kidogo Arthouse during winter, feature unique performances by some of Perth’s finest musicians. Be serenaded and entertained as you enjoy a warm candlelit dinner in the glorious 19th century limestone gallery. The soireés, provide the perfect atmosphere for musicians to freely express themselves and create memorable concerts that are unique to Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle.

The magnificent acoustics and intimate ambience of the space, coupled with the delightful menu makes for a truly remarkable experience that you do not want to miss out on!

Bar Open – No BYO

Director of Kidogo Arthouse and hostess extraordinaire Joanna Robertson sets the tone for the evenings through her many fascinating tales about Kidogo and the performing musicians. Dinner guests are treated to an incredible home-cooked two-course meal that includes Joanna’s famous Irish soda-bread served hot out of the oven a warm hearty soup, followed by Sarah’s dessert of the day. 

Warm Hearty Soup served with Freshly Baked Irish Soda-bread 

Homemade dessert of the day

Session Times: Early Sitting 5:30 – 7:00 PM & Late Sitting 7:30 – 9:00 PM 

Tickets: $55 pp – Price includes 2-course dinner served over 1.5 hours


Joanna's Candlelit "Poetry" Soirée with Tony Curtis, Alf Taylor & Dennis Haskell

World renowned poets Tony Curtis (Ireland) and Alf Taylor (Nyoongar), will be gracing us with their words at Kidogo Arthouse for a very special “Candlelit Poetry Soirée”. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening, with a guest reading by Dennis Haskell and an exclusive Q&A to close the night.  

Tickets from $25

Join us for an enchanting evening of poetry at our 19th century limestone gallery!

Sun 3rd Oct

4:30 - 6:30 PM


Tony Curtis, born in Dublin in 1955, studied literature at the University of Essex and Trinity College, Dublin. In 1993, his poem The Dowser and the Child won the Poetry Ireland/Friends Provident National Poetry Competition, while These Hills won the Book Stop Poetry Prize.


Alf Taylor is a well known Western Australian Nyoongah writer. He was born in the late 1940s and spent his childhood in the Spanish Benedictine Mission at New Norcia, 250 kilometres north of Perth. Upon leaving, he worked around Perth and Geraldton as a seasonal farm worker, before he joined the Armed Forces. After a marriage, seven children and a divorce, Alf found his voice as a writer and poet. He has a large portfolio of publications consisting of books, poems and stories. Most recently acclaimed for his book “God, the Devil, and Me”, Alf is also an Honorary Research Associate of English & Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.


Dennis is the author of 9 collections of poetry, the most recent And Yet… (WAPP, 2020) and Ahead of Us (Fremantle Press, 2016) plus 14 volumes of literary scholarship and criticism. He is a Member of the Order of Australia for services to literature. Dennis worked with Alf Taylor on his memoir, God, the Devil, and Me for 16 years; Alf worked on it for 20. 


Please email [email protected] if you require assistance with bookings.

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