Brookfield Winter Lights festival warming hearts this winter

Gail Force (Fliptease) getting ready for The Brookfield Winter Lights festival which returns in 2018. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Gail Force (Fliptease) getting ready for The Brookfield Winter Lights festival which returns in 2018. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

WITH the sun going down earlier these winter months, Brookfield Place on St Georges Terrace will light up with an interactive lights festival.

The Brookfield Winter Lights festival returns June 20 to 30 with a new showcase of free entertainment including light installations, projections and glittering performances from world renowned visual artists, dancers and acrobats.

Performer Renee Wingfield, aka Gail Force from Fliptease, will return to twirl her dazzling light-up hula hoops for visitors.

“This is our second year; last year we had a beautiful series of light up ballerinas and this year we will be bringing the first workshop and performance for light-up hoops in WA,” she said.

“I’ll also perform a solo piece this year.”

The professional circus performer honed her hula hooping skills in Australia before she finished her circus tuition at a school in Beijing.

Brookfield State Manager, Operations Alison Robertson said this year’s festival would feature more illuminations than previous years.

“Brookfield Winter Lights will present the otherworldly Birds of Lumos, a dazzling light installation that combines natural forms with elements of steampunk to bring New Zealand’s endangered Rowi birds to life,” she said.

“Festival-goers will also be treated to a selection of Carla O’Brien’s neon artworks including Neon Angel Wings, made famous by Katy Perry.’

This year, the Winter Lights festival will celebrate the resurgence of video game nostalgia with the light projection show, 8-bit World.

Go to brookfieldplaceperth.com.