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BIKE tour

Come and see the best Freo has to offer on our 3 hours bike tour. Get an insight into the local spots, our rich past, vibrant present and exciting future! Our cruisy pace means that we can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Fremantle with frequent stops for photographs, stories, history and tips on the best spots for you to truly enjoy the best Freo has to offer. Tours include use of bike, helmet, a lovely local guide as well as a coffee along the way.  You will experience the rich history of our port city, from our 40,000 years of indigenous culture, early European exploration, British colonisation, convict history through to the modern café and alternative culture we have today. We think less is more and because we want to get to know you, all our tours have a maximum of 10 people per tour.  Keeping it small means we will all have a much better time!  

Meet the Masters Art Workshop

The Children's Museum of WA and ART ON THE MOVE are collaborating to bring you Meet the Masters. The workshops connect children to the artist and their motivations, introducing new techniques and ways of looking at things.  Meet the Masters will introduce your children to the backgrounds, focus and techniques of some of the most famous artists that ever lived - including some that still do! Each workshop is based on one artist and is split into three parts - Inspire, Educate and Create. INSPIRE: Using books, posters and multimedia we explore the fascinating lives and famous (and not so famous) works of the Master artists, what they loved and why. EDUCATE: The next step is experimenting with various techniques and media used by the artist. CREATE: This is where we not only recreate techniques just learnt, but add our own flair to improve the works of the masters and take it a step further! Not only is art fun, but it helps kids learn and grow in so many different ways... they learn about culture, geography and how art relates to other subjects, increases confidence, expands visual learning, teaches collaboration and accountability and of course allows them to express themselves in more creative ways. Ages 4 to 6 Saturday June 30. 9.00 – 10.30am Saturday July 28. 9.00 – 10.30 Saturday September 1. 9.00 – 10.30 Ages 6 to 10 Thursday June 21 10.00 – 11.30  Thursday July 26 10.00 – 11.30 Thursday August 30 10.00 – 11.30 Ages 7 to 10 Saturday June 30 11.00 – 12.30   Saturday July 28 11.00 – 12.30 Saturday September 1 11.00 – 12.30 More information and book online here. 

WALK Tour

Come and see the best Freo has to offer on our fun and informative 2 hour walking tour. Departing twice daily at 11am and 3pm, Thursday to Monday. Let us show you why Fremantle is ranked as the 7th best city in the world by Lonely Planet in 2016. We will help you experience the true local side of our great port city by hitting the pavement and walking our beautiful streets. Our vibrant city has so much to offer from hip and hidden cafes, brilliant bars, delicious restaurants and street art to its rich history as a trading place for over 40, 000 years. That tradition has continued and diversified to give us the thriving cultural hub Fremantle is today. From the oldest building in Western Australia, the Roundhouse, to the newest bars and cafes, we will show you it all. Encompassing Fremantle’s Indigenous culture, early European exploration, British colonisation and convict history through to our hip and bohemian present and exciting future! Be a traveler not a tourist with Fremantle Tours. Our comfortable pace means that we can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Fremantle with frequent stops for photographs, stories, history and advice on the best spots for you today truly enjoy the best Freo has to offer.  All our tours have a maximum of 10 people so we can get to know you all. We think less is more and we can all have a better time for it! This includes a coffee along the way and a fun local guide. 

DRINK Bar Tour

Come along on our DRINK tour to discover the best of Fremantle’s brilliant bars, great cocktails and reincarnations of some old favourite spaces. Fremantle boasts numerous new bars, restaurants and cafes but how do you know which ones are worth a visit? Or keep track of the newest microbrewery or bar that’s opened? Now you don’t have to, LET US SHOW YOU! Each venue will offer something different, focusing on their specialties. You will receive an intimate insight into each establishment from staff and your guide. At each venue you will receive a delicious drink, bar snacks and some good old-fashioned service. In between you will learn more about Fremantle’s vibrant past and our exciting future, some sordid history and unlikely but true stories.

Live Music Thursdays

Join us at Creatures NextDoor every Thursday from 6pm for live music!  Wrap up the day (or kick off the evening) with some eclectic sounds,  a meal or nibbles, one of our own craft beers or a wine.    Located just around the corner from the brewery, Creatures NextDoor is a cosy, relaxed lounge with a little bit of spunk. It boasts some serious views of the Fishing Boat Harbour – a perfect location for sunsets. Our menu is a sharing style menu and is accompanied by Little Creatures beers, ciders and a great selection of Australian wines. Love your music?  We also host live Jazz every Sunday from 4:30-7:30. All the makings for a great Sunday in Freo. 

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 26 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm Kopano 9pm – 9.45pm Jere Sosa Music 10.15pm -11pm Alex Arpino Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00 pm 8.15pm – 9pm The Runarounds 9.30pm – 10.15pm Axe Girl 10.45pm – 11.30pm The Bible Bashers Fremantle Navy Club From 6pm: Freo Groove Book Launch Performances from Lois Olny and Dave Johnson Jim Fisher, John Wilson, Lucky Oceans 10.30pm – 11.30pm Abbe May – Howl and Moan Secret Venue Doors open at 7pm 8pm – 8.45pm Jamilla 9.05pm – 9.50pm Post Depression Makeout Session 10.10pm – 10.55pm Prawns with Horns PS Art Space Doors open 8.30pm 8.45pm : PSAS DJs 9.15pm – 10pm Randa And The Soul Kingdom 10.00pm: PSAS DJs 10.30pm – ClubbMedd The Tram Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Oosterbanger Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

Diaphonize wet specimen workshop

Learn this very unusual but eye catching method of preserving wet specimens.  Students will be working with fish, eels or pinky mice using diaphonization techniques. This new technique, established in the 70s, involves the staining of muscles and cartilage, rendering them transparent.All students will receive their own diaphonizing kits to take home. You will begin the process of preservation in class, and continue at home following detailed instructions. You will also receive the gift of a ready-made specimen displayed in a glass vial. CLASS INFORMATION For: adultsDate: 22/07/2018Time: 1 day workshop starts @ 10.00 am - 3.00 pm 5 hours.Fee: $370 (This fee covers all supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATION - Chemicals, distilled/deionized water, formaline, glacial acetic acid, ethonal, potassium hydroxide, sodium borate, hydrogen peroxide, thymol, trypsin, glycerin/glycerol. - Please bring your own lunch. - All materials are ethically sourced, where possible. - Please bring a box or bag to carry your work home in. - Our studio is behind Paper Bird, go through the shop and down the alley to the Nature Play Courtyard.

Embroider a tee with Sally from Deli

Sally Bower from local Fremantle label Deli will be joining us for a special Summer workshop. Sally makes-to-order clothing from Fremantle focusing on simple shapes and lines with a distinctly fun feel. You will learn how to design your own embroidered scene to be transferred onto any piece of clothing that you desire. Take inspiration from Sally's pre-illustrated designs or create your own scene. Think Fremantle summer, sea creatures, items from the supermarket shelf or the leaves of your favourite plant.  You will come away with a piece of clothing that you have customised yourself and the confidence to keep embroidering at home. We promise you will get addicted! All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided.   Bring: A piece of clothing you would like to embroider. Not limited to a tee - linens, denim and thicker fabrics suggested but not required. Date and time: Saturday 28th of July, 10:00am - 1:00pm  About Deli: Deli is a locally run business by Sally Bower. The main aim is to facilitate and produce simple and easy to wear clothes. All clothing is made to order and customised.  * Tickets are non-refundable, but you are more than welcome to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Converging Stories | Noel Nannup

Please join us for the second "converging story" and hear respected Elder Dr Noel Nannup talk about our river and songlines in the Fremantle area. Noel is the recipient of many awards including Elder of the Year 2017. His vast knowledge is well known and his gentle voice inspires and transforms. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to connect with the oldest living culture in the world!

The Needlecase and the Pincushion

The tool kit of any maker is an indispensable feature of the creative process. It can also be replete with beautiful.. treasured items.. unique in hand-touched qualities that inspire your craft.. and nurture your longing for beauty.Whether you're a beginner.. or an experienced stitcher.. this is an opportunity to set yourself up with two of the most utilitarian & beautiful accoutrements of your kit..The Needlecase and the Pin-Cushion.More than mere accessories.. these items will contain your pins & needles.. as well as your aspirations for future makings.Worthy of coffee table contemplation within the home..  these small stitched jewels will spark your creative fire.. beckoning you on. July 29th 10am-4pm   $150 tuition + $15 materials                                                        $165 inclusive..             Please  contact us  for enquiries..Abstract..The inspiration for this theme arose from the sampler workshop.. With ready-made templates provided..the simple and the small give us the opportunity to embrace stillness.. tapping into the fountain of creative impulse that arises from deeply inward.. meditative stitching. Trish will guide you through the process of giving form to the foundation of these objects.. beautifying with patterning.. colour.. composition and personality. Materials.. Needlecase and pin-cushion components will be provided.Suitable needles can be purchased for a small fee. If you have some favoured fabric remnants, you're welcome to bring these along. Please also bring your own sewing scissors and a thimble if you use one.