WonderRealm Bassendean wins Fringe Award

Published: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 at 10:25:39 AM

The WonderRealm Bassendean Festival was awarded the Best Free and Community Event Award as part of the 2019 Fringe World Festival, Perth!

Staged over three days from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February in the Town’s historic Old Perth Road precinct, WonderRealm Bassendean was the brainchild of local resident, Ms Nella Fitzgerald (Nella Fitzgerald Events).

“ The Town is committed to supporting the aspirations of our community and we are delighted that Ms Fitzgerald’s WonderRealm Bassendean has been duly recognised and awarded the Best Free and Community Event Award”, said Town Mayor, Cr Renee McLennan.

“ Ms Fitzgerald has a proven track record in staging inspiring cultural festivals, with WonderRealm Bassendean representing a celebration of culture and  community.”

 ”Fringe World’s acknowledgement further reinforces the Town as an emerging arts and cultural hub within the Perth Metropolitan area, and confirms the community’s value for the arts and culture”, said Cr McLennan.

Over three big days the Town of Bassendean’s, Old Perth Road became a Fringe World Festival hub, showcasing a cast of professional singers, musicians, and dancers in lavish costumes presenting a spectacular array of multi-cultural entertainment personifying the excitement and glamour of the arts.

Highlights included a dazzling high energy disco show, Ode to the Mirror Ball, fashion parades showcasing Bollywood fashions and swim wear and active wear made from recycled plastic, unforgettable performances by amazingly skilled and acrobatic Lion Dancers from Chung Wah Association and the Water Goddesses performing in a 14,000 litre water tank.

Complementing the amazing entertainment was a melting pot of dining and beverage options, offering a selection of global cuisines from food trucks to pop-up restaurants and cafes.

Increasing vibrancy on Old Perth Road and positioning the Town as a destination for all people to live, work and play has been a long time objective with the staging of WonderRealm Bassendean proving to attract people from all parts of the Perth Metropolitan area.

WonderRealm Bassendean – truly was a wonderland!


For further information, please contact:


Salvatore Siciliano, Manager Recreation & Culture        0407 440 677

Gabriella Filippi, Cultural Development Officer              0438 900 289

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