Shortcut Lane: Pop-Up Event Series

Past Event

Hosted by the City of Vincent, Shortcut Lane is a series of free pop-up events at View Street and Rosemount Hotel carparks. 

Throughout May, we'll temporarily transform a pedestrian friendly laneway into a vibrant hub for the community.

Join us for a month-long lineup of exciting events for all ages such as, food trucks twilight markets, outdoor movie nights, vintage markets and sustainable clothing swaps.

With al fresco seating, greenery, and festive lights, the atmosphere will be irresistible! 

Event Program 

Shortcut Lane: Food Truck Fridays 🥗🥟🍴

Every Friday night, the carpark will come to life with an evening of food, fun and festivities under the stars. There will be food trucks offering a variety of cuisines, music, mobile mini-golf and more!

Event goers can also catch roaming entertainment on opening night, including mesmerising hula hoop and lit-up stilt walking performers who will dazzle with their skills.

  • Date: Friday 3 (Opening night), 10, 17, 24 and 31 May
  • Time: 5 - 9pm

Shortcut Lane: Movies Under Stars ✨🎬👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

On Sunday nights, North Perth Common will be turned into a large open-air cinema, free for the community to watch favourite classics with free popcorn. 

Bean bags will be available to early birds, otherwise, attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks, rugs, bean bags, low-lying chairs and cushions to get comfy and enjoy the films on offer.

Past films made as part of the City of Vincent Film Project for the Revelation Perth International Film Festival will be shown before the main feature.

  • Date: Sunday 5, 12, 19 and 26 May
  • Time: 6 - 8:30pm 
  • Location: North Perth Common

Registration is required. Click the link below to claim your free ticket and popcorn!🍿 

Sunday 5 May - Clueless (1995)

Sunday 12 May - Notting Hill (1999)

Sunday 19 May - The Little Princess (1995)

Sunday 26 May - The Castle (1997)

Shortcut Lane: Community Morning Market 🛴🚲📚

The carpark will turn into a bustling morning marketplace filled with markets offering bric-a-brac treasures, second-hand goods and community workshops. 

In addition to the markets, there will be live music, face painting, bubbles and circus workshops for kids!

  • Date: Sunday 19 May
  • Time: 9am - 12pm

Shortcut Lane: Secondhand Market and EMRC Clothes Swap 👗👖👜

Refresh your wardrobe sustainably! Join us on Sunday 26 May and explore a unique selection of vintage markets offering second-hand clothing and accessories.

We’re also taking sustainable style a step further with a EMRC clothes swap event where you can bring along used wardrobe items and exchange them for new-to-you treasures. It's a great way to refresh the wardrobe, reduce waste and connect with fellow fashion enthusiasts in the community. 

Here's how:

  1. Gather up any quality clothes, shoes, and accessories that are just taking up space in your closet. Make sure they're clean and in good condition – no stains, holes, or broken zips allowed.
  2. Bring them along to our exchange event and swap them for new-to-you items that catch your eye. You can bring as many items as you like, and the best part? It won't cost you a thing.
  3. What's up for grabs? Clothing, shoes, bags, hats, and accessories that are still in great shape and ready to be loved by someone new.
  4. EMRC staff will sort through the items to make sure everything is fair and of good quality.

Before you head out, here's a quick checklist:

  • Are your items clean and free from stains, holes, tears, or anything that would make them unsuitable for someone else?
  • Please leave out underwear, sleepwear, swimwear, and worn-out gym clothes.

In addition to browsing and swapping, there will be live music, face painting, bubbles and circus workshops for kids!

  • Date: Sunday 26 May
  • Time: 9am - 11am 



Why are we running this activation?

The City of Vincent is temporarily transforming the informal pedestrian desire line through the View Street and Rosemount Hotel car parks into an activated pedestrian-friendly shared space.

This project is supported by a RAC's Reconnect WA initiative.   

The two car parks offer good connectivity and a convenient shortcut through North Perth between the busy café and retail strip of Angove Street to the north and North Perth Common and North Perth Plaza on View Street.

Vincent recognises the potential of this unique pathway and is seizing the opportunity to bring creativity, fun, and much-needed activation to the space.

The project, Shortcut Lane: Pop-Up Event Series will provide a great opportunity for Vincent to showcase and engage with the community about the future of the two car park sites and the longer-term transformation of the North Perth Town Centre from an environment dominated by cars to a place for people.

How long will the event run for? 

Shortcut Lane: Pop-Up Event Series will run from Friday 3 May to Sunday 26 May.

Will there be road closures? 

There will be a series of road closures and detours in place, with two (2) different road closure models. Road closures are:

  • View Street – North Perth Common after Glebe Street
  • Corner of Fitzgerald and View Street
  • Entry only on Angove Street in the Rosemount Hotel Car Park
  • Exit only onto View Street from the Rosemount Hotel Car Pak


Date & Day Road Closure Time Event Time Map #

Food Truck Night

Friday 3 May 2pm - 10pm 5pm – 9pm 1

Outdoor Cinema

Sunday 5 May 5pm - 9pm 6pm – 8:30pm 2

Food Truck Night

Friday 10 May 2pm - 10pm 5pm – 9pm 1

Outdoor Cinema

Sunday 12 May 5pm - 9pm 6pm – 8:30pm 2

Food Truck Night

Friday 17 May 2pm - 10pm 5pm – 9pm 1

Community Morning Market

Sunday 19 May - Event 1 6:45am - 1pm 9am – 12pm 1

Outdoor Cinema

Sunday 19 May - Event 2 5pm - 9pm 6pm – 8:30pm 2

Food Truck Night

Friday 24 May 2pm - 10pm 5pm – 9pm 1

Community Morning Market

Sunday 26 May - Event 1 6:45am - 1pm 9am – 12pm 1

Outdoor Cinema

Sunday 26 May - Event 2 5pm - 10pm 6pm – 8:30pm 2

Can I still park in the carpark? 

During the event period, from Friday – Sunday, drivers will still have access to both carparks for parking, with additional speed restrictions introduced for the safety of pedestrians and some reduction in the number of parking bays.

Days where the space is not activated, the number of parking bays will return as per usual.


Event Details

Time: Various

Location: View Street Carpark, North Perth

Venue: View Street Carpark, North Perth

Cost: Free

Category: Test

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Organisation: City of Vincent

Phone: 9273 6000


Event Date(s)

  • Friday 3rd May 2024
  • Friday 10th May 2024
  • Sunday 12th May 2024
  • Sunday 19th May 2024
  • Friday 17th May 2024
  • Friday 24th May 2024
  • Sunday 26th May 2024
  • Sunday 5th May 2024

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