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Flair, fun and art in Mandurah this weekend

Flair, fun and art in Mandurah this weekend

Mandurah's artistic community will be in the spotlight this weekend as artists, creatives, musicians and performers come together for Flair It Up Mandurah.

From this Friday to Sunday (April 16 - 18), creatives will be offering a range of free and ticketed hands-on artistic workshops, entertainment and performances for all ages to enjoy.

A range of local and visiting businesses have come on board to offer workshops including body art, food art and jewellery making.

Musicians and performers will delight audiences with performances including Midsummer Dreaming, Hot Shore Shuffle, and follow the trail of music with the Mandurah Ukulele Festival.

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Mayor Rhys Williams said the weekend was a great opportunity for people to immerse themselves in local creativity, or show their creative streak.

"Flair It Up Mandurah is the perfect chance for people to get creative, and enjoy the outstanding artistic community we have here in Mandurah," he said.

"It's another packed line up of activities in our city this weekend, and I encourage everyone to head out to see what's on offer."

Friday, April 16

Plein Air Art, Mandjar Square, 9am-3pm - Members of the Mandurah Plein Air Artists group will create live artwork with the beautiful foreshore as the environment and subject, and the audience can get involved too.

Saturday, April 17

Plein Air Art, Mandjar Square, 9am-3pm

Unicorn Fondant Modelling Workshop, Make Place, 9.30am - 12.30pm - Learn some fondant art skills as you are guided through making a mystical unicorn. Ticket sales close Thursday, April 15.

Wearable Art Mandurah, Dolphin Quay, 10am - 2:30pm - Memorable Wearable Art garments will be on show, with catwalk shows at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

Mandurah Ukulele Festival, City Centre, 11am - 4pm - Follow the trail of music, discovering the state's best ukulele groups performing throughout Mandurah's City Centre area.

Community Mural, Keith Holmes Reserve, 12pm - 4pm - Join in in the Mandurah community mural and add your splash of colour.

Artwork on the Body, Mandjar Square, 12pm - 5pm - Professional body painting artists will bring their work to life on a multi-person canvas.

Fondant Cookie Bouquet Workshop, Make Place, 1.15pm - 4.15pm - Create some beautifully delicious cookies, perfect for someone special, or treat yourself. Ticket sales close Thursday, April 15.

Body Paint & Sip, Make Place, 7pm - 9pm - Get some friends together and join in this guided body painting workshop. Perfect to do after a wonderful dinner out. Ticket price includes limited wine and refreshments, and need to be booked in advance. This is an 18+ only event.

Sunday, April 18

Plein Air Art, Mandjar Square, 9am-3pm

Teddy Bear Cake Topper Workshop, Make Place, 9.30am - 12.30pm - Make your own adorable teddy bear cake topper to bring some extra flair to your next baking session. Ticket sales close Thursday, April 15.

Wearable Art Mandurah, Dolphin Quay, 10am - 2:30pm

Mandurah Ukulele Festival, City Centre, 11am - 4pm

Community Mural, Keith Holmes Reserve, 12pm - 4pm

Hot Shore Shuffle, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, 1pm - 3pm - Get moving with the invigorating sounds of Soukouss Internationale and their high-energy African song and dance with a free performance at MPAC.

Midsummer Dreaming, Eastern Foreshore (north end), 1pm - 2:30pm, and 5pm - 6.30pm - Enjoy live outdoor theatre with a reimagining of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by young local performers. Rated approximately PG, this classic is suitable for everyone.

Adornment and Amulet Making Workshop, Keith Holmes Reserve, 1pm - 5pm - Little hands haven't been forgotten with this adornment and amulet making workshop perfect for getting arty.

Garden Theme Cupcake Workshop, Make Place, 1.15pm - 4.15pm - Create a garden display good enough to eat, and learn new skills to upgrade your cupcake game. Ticket sales close Thursday, April 15.

Also on offer throughout the weekend will be the Peel Open Studios program, or check out Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM), the gallery at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, and the public art walking trails. There will also be roving entertainment.

For all the information and links to booking tickets to some of the workshops head to www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/endlessweekends