What's up Broome

What's happening and what's new in Broome. Regular posts of events, tours and experiences that are #SoBroome

When you suddenly realise that you're really good at something

Saturday, July 06, 2019
Things that are in right now, big military parades, electric cars, Barty parties, salty plums, standing up for religious freedoms, rallying against them and being offended. The other things that are in right now are small bar walking tours. Go to any city in the world and you’ll find a small bar walking tour. The opportunity to explore a city or town from the perspective of a local, from someo ..

You Know You're in Broome When You See Space Gandalf at the Markets.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
With his long whispery white beard that always points to the Southern Cross, Space Gandalf is one of the great characters of Broome. Also known as The Starman, Greg Quicke is something of a legend in Broome. He arrived here way before his beard started to grow and judging by its length, that was a long time ago. Greg is one of those rare people who can turn his hand at almost anything and figu ..

You Know You're in Broome When There is a Cyclone Warning and the Locals go Surfing

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Cyclones are no laughing matter, as they pose a serious risk to life and property. However as they build in intensity from tropical lows to full blown cyclones they also pose a serious opportunity for Broome's Cylcone Surfers. Cable Beach is one of the best beaches in the world with its 22km of pristine white sand. Named after the telegraph cable layed between Broome and Java in 1889, i ..

Eleven reasons why you should not come to Broome during the wet.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
Most of the Australian population live way below the 26th parallel and observe the four traditional seasons of summer, autumn, winter and spring. However, a minority of Australians living in the north of the country have managed to classify the weather into two simple seasons. The dry season and the wet season, colloquially known as the dry and wet. People who live in the north don't lik ..

Pigram Brothers to Play Live for New Years Eve in Broome 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018
The internationall acclaimed Pigram Brothers have become the iconic sounds of Broome. Their unique musical style was inspired from the and is a tribute to the pearling days of Broome's past. Their influence on Australian music is significant with collaborations with Paul Kelly, Alex Lloyd, Shane Howard and Jimmy Barnes to name a few. In 2006 Steven and Alan were inducted into the Western ..

Gallery Sobrane

Friday, April 20, 2018
Gallery Sobrane is situated behind Matso's in the historic Captain Gregory's building. Sobrane has become renowned for her striking street art, having painted a number of large walls in Broome. More recently Sobrane has painted walls in Queensland, Tasmania and Italy. Renowned for her depictions of birds, Sobrane has recently returned from central Australia where she experienced the extraord ..

Herbie Marshall Bardi Artist Broome

Friday, April 20, 2018
Herbert Marshall a Bardi Jowie artist from the Dampier Pensinsula north of Broome. His work features stories of his Indigenous culture and the beauty of the Australian flora and fauna. His current series of work features local landscapes around Broome where Herbie spent much of his life. His lanscapes are sweeping and expressive. Herbie is a feature artist at Moonie's Gallery (/broome-servic ..

Moonie's Art Gallery in Broome

Friday, April 20, 2018
June Djiagween (Moonie) is a Yawuru, Bardi Jawi and Ngarluma Roebourne region Who lives in Broome, June has established herself as an artist, winning The Cossack Art Award in 1995, ’96 and ’97. June Djiagween’s works traditional Aboriginal painting designs telling the sacred dreamtime and customary activities of the Yaruwu and Bardi Jawi people of Broome and the Dampier Peninsula. There are c ..

Wil Thomas on the Essence of Broome

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Wil Thomas is a long time local of Broome. He has many talents including musician, blacksmith, sculptor, artisan, historian, tour guide and heart breaker. We caught up with Wil at Broome's Saturday morning Couthouse Markets to find out his "essence of Broome" Wil is a great raconteur and operates the Broome Historical Walker Tours. Tours mentioned by Wil Wil Thomas's Broome Hist ..

Deadly Threadly 2018

Monday, April 09, 2018
Deadly Threadly 2018 was an exhibition to showcase the collective journey of four women inspired by their environmental experiences, cultural identity and feelings of belonging connected by the common motivation to use their art practice to explore and represent something personal, a connection to inspiration, a memory, a social commentary or a desire to experiment with the common language - t ..

Chicago Blues Review

Saturday, 16 Nov 19

Darren Hanlon supported by David Pigram

Saturday, 30 Nov 19

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