Left of Central

For the next three weeks, a sleepy backstreet in Northbridge will transform into a fiesta of music, food, movies and creative activity as Museum Street comes alive.

The City of Perth has given approval for Central Institute of Technology to conduct ‘Left of Central’, an activation of the Museum Street area from 24 March until 11 April.

It will include live music, stalls, pop-up bars and promotions to showcase the courses on offer at Central and create a social hub for Central students, staff and the public.

Kicking off with a Launch Party at 4pm on Tuesday 25 March, the activities continue with an Open Air Film-Fest running at 6pm Friday 4 April as well as daily activities to showcase student talent.

The main launch party event on 25 March will be held in the middle of the street to officially launch ‘Left of Central’ with Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and MP Eleni Evangel in attendance.

Museum Street area is a usually a quiet, sparse space with no opportunity to congregate. The City of Perth, in collaboration with Central, will temporarily transform the area into the buzzing, social heart of Central’s city campus.

Over the subsequent three weeks, Central and their students will be able to experiment with the street and bring their creativity and imagination to transform a social desert into a vibrant, engaging space.  A place with things to do, eat, drink, hear and see.

Museum Street will have traffic restrictions during the three weeks to encourage pedestrian access directly from the Perth Cultural Centre.

This exciting project is a natural extension of the wider Perth City Link project that is reconnecting the city to Northbridge and also is a great way to build a vibrant annex to Perth’s Cultural Centre, which adjoins the start of Museum Street.

For more information about ‘Left of Central’ visit Central’s website:

http://www.central.wa.edu.au/leftofcentral/Pages/default.aspx