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Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over WA Maritime Museum to present an interactive, hands-on exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books: Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition.Discover if you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Take command of a pirate ship, design your own pirate flag and try out different weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. Along the way, you’ll discover why pirate women were just as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate. You’ll also learn about the ships they sailed…

Take a break...kids on us

Why do they need dinner every single night?  It’s time to take a break, Mum, with this great Perth dining special. Bring your family to the Atrium Garden Restaurant in Fremantle for a delicious buffet lunch or dinner this weekend and the kids are on us*! There’s food for the whole family to enjoy with fresh seafood and salads, tasty hot dishes, Chef’s carvery and dessert galore. Your kids will be happy and fed, so you can relax and enjoy a great meal. Open for all-you-can-eat lunch Saturdays and Sundays, and dinner Friday to Sunday. Adults $55 per person, kids under…

Tradie Specials

$14 Coffee and Food Deals at JAC and the BEAN! Medium Coffee with the choice of our famous BACON EGGS BENNY WRAP,  CHICKEN and AVOCADO BAGEL or BACON and EGG BRIOCHE ROLL! Come see us and just ask for the tradies special.  Call orders ahead if you are strapped for time. 9430 7568 Jac x   

Transportation Exhibition

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

Exhibition Structural Dependency by Matthew Thorley

Matthew Thorley is a visual artist investigating positive and negative space in the built environment. He is inspired by contemporary architecture’s dynamic form and focuses on elements concerned with the study of light interacting with reflective surfaces. Structural Dependency suggests movement or rather the desire for movement. Thorley constructs objects that encourage a state of flux and invite the viewer to respond physically. The subtle movement that takes place between the object, the viewer and this immersive space constructed by the artist; creates a tension and a desire to participate in this dance. These artworks prompt the viewer to practice a…

Peter Davidson | Omomuki Painting

Omomuki is a Japanese word meaning warm feeling when observing something that makes you feel happy in the landscape. WA-born, Osaka-based, artist Peter Davidson travelled to the Ishinomaki Ogutsu region in Japan after the 2011 tsunami with a surgeon to make records and donate paintings for the recently constructed temporary medical facilities. The local hospital was totally destroyed when the Tsunami overtopped it, killing all the on-duty doctors, nurses, support staff and patients. Since that visit, Peter says his attitude to painting has shifted towards creating a warmer aesthetic around what he considers beauty. "It may not be everybody's, but it is mine", he says. Opening…

The Farmer’s Daughter

Inspired by real-life stories from rural Australia, The Farmer’s Daughter tackles themes of change and resilience while celebrating the lives of the people who live and work on the land. This show explores the bond between a girl and her grandfather in an astounding visual celebration of the powerful relationship of people and the environment. Puppets, performers, lights and sound vividly recreate rural Australia and invite a deeper understanding of the families who call it home. Perfect for ages 8+.

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Fremantle Round House - 1pm cannon firing

Discover WA’s oldest public building . Find out what the ‘curfew bell’ was used for, how many cells the Round House had in the 1800s, and maybe even get locked up in our stock and pillory! At 1pm (sharp) each day, join us as we fire the cannon and lower the time ball on the Gun Deck next to the Round House. Visitors are welcome to be our ‘Honorary Gunner’ of the day and we accept advance bookings via the Round House website to avoid disappointment - so come and celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, or 'just because'! The Round House is open…

This Is How We Walk on the Moon

An exhibition of snowy installations by Amy Perejuan-Capone inspired by hope and intrepid curiosity in the High Arctic. A vault of seeds, a zeppelin headed north, a rocket to Mars. All in the irrationally misplaced weather, even the most unlikely experiments have a basis in hope. Blizzards are forecast, but the shelter is warm. Come join us in the dome for a mug of hot chocolate (BYO mug!), freshly baked Norwegian seed-bread, and some dome-made dried fruit. And if you like, bring along a piece of fruit to preserve for the collective trail mix! This is how we walk on the Moon explores earnest human endeavour and hope amid uncertainty, inspired by my recent time in Svalbard and Greenland in the High Arctic. Drawing upon the heroic spirit of cooperation that defines the polar regions, sweetly absurd gestures will suggest that collective hard work, communication, curiosity, and bravery are essential for resilience and adaptation. Opening: Saturday 14th July, 5-8pm.  Exhibition continues: 15th - 29th July, Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm. Workshop & Group Chat, Sundays 1-4pm. July 15th, 22nd & 29th. More info below. FREE EVENTS: Ongoing durational performance, blizzard, and quality chats. Daily seed-bread baking and fruit preservation at 11am. Come learn how to make Norwegian ‘knekkebrød’! Workshop & Group Chat, Sundays 1-4pm. July 15th, 22nd & 29th. Part artist-talk, part barn-raising, together we will build our own geodesic dome (great for greenhouses and chicken coops!). Afterwards we will chill and drink tea in the dome while Amy discusses the Arctic inspirations (and climate-anxieties) behind the exhibition. Suitable for ages 14+. Registration recommended, but walk-ins welcome subject to capacity.  To register: RSVP to amy@wilhelmwilhelm.com _ _ _ For more information please visit:   www.amypcapone.com  www.artsource.net.au/WhatsOn Contact via email: amy@wilhelmwilhelm.com Follow on Instagram: @wilhelm_wandering   _ _ _  This project has been supported by the City of Fremantle and Artsource. _ _ _   Accessibility: Due to the age and heritage status of this venue, front access to this exhibition is via a set of four steps. Ramp access is available via Phillimore Street towards Customs Place. Tactile and audio description tours are available upon request. Toilets are available and accessible.

Brewery Tours at Little Creatures

One shared belief when Little Creatures was just a twinkle in our eyes was that breweries over the years have hardly been the most romantic of places. Hidden behind big brick walls and imposing gates, very little was visible to the passing community. It is our ambition to change all that, to become an open and transparent Brewery that welcomes all walks of life to experience the wonder of brewing. Come on down, say hi and explore our little piece of brewing happiness. Not sure what style of beer is for you? Want to learn about all things brewing along…

Wildlife Zoo at the Markets

We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!

Happy Hour Fremantle

The best hotel bars for happy hour in Fremantle (Western Australia). Whether it's the amount of work we need to do, conflicting priorities, or just too many... stepping into a bar that offers HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY, 5-6pm, is just what you need to relax after a long day trying to multitask. The choice is yours! Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges introduces happy hour with a variety of drinks on special at Marine Lounge Bar and Ball & Chain to cater for whatever mood you're in.Marine Lounge Bar Happy Hour FremantleSelected wines & draught beers $4; standard spirits $5; cocktail of…

Fiona Omeenyo & Rosella Namok

Contemporary Indigenous artists: Fiona Omeenyo and Rosella Namok from Lockhart River community on Cape York in Northern Queensland, show paintings that reflect the stories, people and landscape of their coastal homeland. Their unique style of thick layers of paint overlaid and scraped back to reveal earlier layers, gives a sense of the lush tropical landscape and bright light. It also reflects the importance of the meanings and stories associated with the land, the sea and the ceremonies that connect all together.

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Events and festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.