Events & Festivals

Caravãna Sun

Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album Guerrilla Club and over 150 shows around the world in 2016 Caravãna Sun have returned this year, exposed and upfront, wearing their hearts on their sleeves with the release of “Whale Song”. Breaking down barriers of artist and audience, this raw performance began its journey in the hearts of feelers, lovers and believers, already garnering over 25,000 plays on Spotify alone.  Written in the early hours of the morning on a 100-year-old piano belonging to bassist/vocalist Ant Beard’s Grandmother, “Whale Song” is a heartfelt and solemn ode to migration and change;…

A night of insightful discussion with author Kathy Lette

Autism West is pleased to announce they will be hosting a night of insightful discussion with visiting author, Kathy Lette, on 9 May 2017 at The University of Notre Dame. A pioneering voice of contemporary feminism and author to numerous bestselling books including Puberty Blues, Kathy is an active ambassador for a number of organisations including Women and Children’s First and the White Ribbon Alliance, and is mother to a son who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Kathy will be discussing her latest book, Best Laid Plans, an exploration of the challenges faced by parents of children on the autism spectrum once they grow up, shining a light on a previously undiscussed subject. Join us for a night guaranteed to entertain and inform. Light refreshments will be provided, including beer, wine and soft drinks, Kathy’s new book will be available for purchase, and Kathy will be signing copies of her book. About Kathy Lette: Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham. She first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she’s written 11 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows (a movie starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Freil), How to Kill Your Husband - and Other Handy Houshold Hints (staged by the Victorian opera) and The Boy Who Fell to Earth. She is an ambassador for Women and Children’s First, Plan International, the White Ribbon Alliance, Ambitious About Autism and the NAS. Kathy Lette lives in London, and can often be found at The Savoy drinking a cocktail named after her. Kathy is an autodidact (a word she taught herself) but in 2010, received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University.

2017 Larder Series with Executive Chef Scott Bridger

Discover and learn the secrets behind our favourite larder items with Scott Bridger, Executive Chef of May Street Larder and Bib & Tucker.  Take part in an exclusive small group workshop series and learn tricks of the trade to create your own delicious home larder. Each class will feature a different focus with Scott leading the group through the techniques behind some of his favourite recipes. TOMATOES | 14th March 2017 Learn how to make pasta the traditional way! Also includes ketchup, preserving and drying tomatoes and taking home your own goodies. Includes dinner, which consists of fresh pasta made…


Led by drummer Peter Evans, Southpaw explore the sounds of 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, folk, pop and country music with a jazz sensibility.   From the Boogaloo to the Bo-Diddley Rhythm, Southpaw play both original music and jazz interpretations of songs from popular artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel. Peter is joined by fellow lefties Simon Jeans on guitar and Shane Pooley on the bass.

J Shed Opening Night Special 12th of May

J Shed will be having an opening night on Friday the 12th of May, studios opening a 6pm. Featuring:Oneshed at J Shed (Unit 1): Brett Todman, Retrospective With New WorkGreg James Sculpture Studio Gallery (Unit 2): Axel Kayser, The Wild Flower WallJ Shed Art Studio (Unit 3): New work from Jenny Dawson, Where The Wild Things Grow and Peter Zuvela, Old Cranes At The PortArt of Freo (Unit 4): Ross Potter - Artist, New And Old Work Live music from 9pm at Oneshed at J Shed.(Part of the Bathers Beach Arts Precinct)

PS Upstairs

PS UPSTAIRS invites the public to the remodelled upstairs gallery for a show case of PS Art Space’s resident artists.A great opportunity to view the work of some of the port city's very own artists within the context of their workspace. Join us, it's free! OPENINGFriday 12 May, 6pmRSVP Essential to May - 3 JuneTue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat, 10am-2pmFeaturing works by Sarah McCloseky, Jennifer Garland, Emily McGuire, Anne McCaughey, Christian Sambrailo, Geoffrey Wake, Yvone Carrol, Jennifer Sulai, Laura Mitchell, Dierdre Bruhn, Karin Morris, Ursula Kieliger, John Stubley, Anya Brock, Francesca Gnagnarella, Hazem Awad and Jacinta Payne. 

Islands And The Whales

The pilot whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollu- tion, and the seabirds populations collapse, environmental changes threaten to change the community and their way of life forever. 

Ripple Retreats

 Ripple Retreats are held over one day in a beautiful, serene venue in East Fremantle. Retreat activities include: Yoga Asana  Meditation  Whole food lunch, morning and afternoon tea and fresh juices breathing workshops Free time to relax and 'Just Be' Our goal is to help nourish your body with yoga, whole foods and fresh juices and balance your mind and heart with breathing, deep relaxation practices, meditation and more! If a day spa equates to a buff and polish of your car, then the experience of a Ripple Retreat is like a 'full service and detail', helping you feel radiant inside and out. Whether you seek that elusive 'pause button' that will allow you to stop, reflect and reclaim your balance, or a nourishing day to help your inner spark burn a little brighter, we welcome you to join us for a day of growth, healing and inspiration. Love Love Love - best day ever.  Ryoka and Debbie are the most beautiful souls that guide you through a magical day of learning and relaxation in a little oasis. Namaste MF Thanks Debbie and Ryoka, we had a wonderful day and learnt so much. The relaxation classes and nutritional talk was particularly interesting to us and we have just invested a small fortune at the green grocers for our juices. Best wishes H & D  Beautiful day, beautiful surroundings, beautiful food, beautiful co -supporter/presenter/sharing coordinators and the most beautiful sleep i have had in ages Thank you T. I am coming again and bringing my Mum or Sister​


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Mothers Day at COAST

If you’re looking for a way to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day, a lovely meal with spectacular ocean views can definitely do the trick! You can now book a spot at COAST for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy a delicious meal from our special a la carte menu. Find the details on our website. 

Mothers Day Breakfast

Special set menu with savoury & sweet plates and mimosa cocktails!* Fresh homemade Italian pastry basket, coffee, fresh juice and fruits. Set menu: Plate of savoury: dill and gin cured salmon with avocado and hollandaise; Moroccan lamb and cannellini bean cassoulet topped with quail egg; chargrilled dukkah pumpkin on hummus, pesto and lemon yogurt.Plate of sweets: caramelised banana pancakes; mix berries compote French toast. Homemade assorted Italian pastry. Fruit plate.~ Mimosa Cocktail ~Coffee/tea and fresh juices.$45 per person Mother's Day special breakfast treats at LaSosta! Bookings only. Make sure to call (08) 9335 9193 or email to secure a table.

Mothers Day Bottomless Bellini Brunch

Mother’s Day is a chance for you to spoil your Mum, celebrate with her and truly thank her for everything she does for you. Celebrate Mother’s Day in Fremantle this year at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle's Bottomless Bellini Brunch! Hosted in one of the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle’s beautiful function rooms you will enjoy a buffet brunch of pastries, yoghurt, bacon, eggs, slow-roasted tomatoes, hash browns, mushrooms, chilled juice, fruit, house-made museli AND free-flowing bellini cocktails.  Tickets on sale now for $49 per person. Brunch is on from 9am to 11am.  

Cherokee Traditional Indigenous Healing 2 Day Workshop

Learn the art of traditional, indigenous healing methods from the ancient North American Cherokee tradition from expert healers Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy over a 2 day workshop focusing on Cherokee Bodywork. Almost all aboriginal cultures had direct, hands-on, methods of healing. Examples include Hawai’ian Iomilomi, and Thai massage. Evidence is accumulating that American and European osteopathy owes its origins to aboriginal people, especially the Pawnee. The Cherokee were no exception to the art of touching the body for healing means. This workshop will introduce participants to this form of healing. We will review various struggles for touching the body, including deep pressure, rocking, shaking, running energy meridians, mobilization and breath work – covering the body from head to toe. We will review what is similar and different about Cherokee bodywork from other systems of osteopathic or “manipulative therapy”. We will consider how techniques are similar to the cultures that produce them. We will consider especially the Cherokee emphasis on breath as a means to restore spirits to all parts of the body, and its consistency with many aboriginal languages in which the words for spirit and breath and the same.   Workshop will include: Supervised practice with the methods of Cherokee bodywork Practice with Cherokee breath work Examples of incorporating imagery and dialogue with bodywork Considerations of the importance of ceremony and ritual and intent in bodywork Manipulative medicine as a means of dialogue with the body Cherokee use of acupuncture and its energy meridian, use of crystals, and energy medicine We will then end with a prayer ritual to ask for a blessing on the work we have done and have yet to do.   The Facilitators Lewis is passionate about celebrating and utilizing traditional, indigenous healing methods in his work as a traditional healer and family physician, psychologist, psychiatrist and geriatrician. He is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine and is a Faculty Physician at the Eastern Maine Medical |Center Family Medicine Residency. Barbara is the Education Director of Coyote Institute and is creative arts therapist and documentary filmaker. Together they bring a dynamic approach to learning and celebrating the art of healing with respect to ancient culture.


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Song for Burundi

Experience an exciting blend of African and world music from local favourites, Voicemale, with their new best friends from Burundi; together with renowned Fremantle saxophonist Mark Cain. Funds raised will help to complete the building of a church and education facility in Burundi. Entry for children is free.

GST Gavin Shoesmith Trio

The Gavin Shoesmith Trio takes influence from the powerful surroundings of far North Australia, the mastery of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman and the emotion embodied in the `geographical nature of life`:Shoesmith’s` original compositions explore the realms of `Open Jazz’. Interweaving rhythms and melody to create a layering of sounds and textures that evoke mood and colour reminiscent of an artist`s brush stroke on canvas.! Each performance from the G.S.T. is unique in it’s approach and delivery.! Using collective, and individual improvisation, the trio creates a truly hypnotic performance art experience. ! The strength of Shoesmith’s compositions reveal the hidden beauty of a balance achieved…

Remap Your Mind The Narrative Approach 1 Day Workshop

One-Day Practical Workshop mapping your stories and ways to create a new map of the mind to take home and use for yourself. In the Lakota worldview, our identity arises from a swarm of stories that surround our bodies, which is called The Nagi. This swarm consists of all the stories that have influenced us, are told by us, and are told by others about us. A part of every teller of every story lives in that swarm. Some stories are told more other than others, and, the more often a story is told, the stronger it becomes. This is exactly what happens in our nervous system. The more often a circuit or a connection between neurons (synapse) is used, the stronger it becomes and the faster information moves across it. Stories are templates for behaviour. We perform stories as actions in the world. We have a repertoire of characters from all the stories living in our Nagi. We bring out these characters as needed to perform the roles required of us. To the extent that our character and our stories about how that character should behave match the requirements of our actual worldly situation, we are successful in negotiating our social landscape. To the extent they do not match, we experience friction in our self-world interface. In this workshop, we have a number of exercises to facilitate participants’ finding the stories in their Nagipi, the characters who told those stories, and the stories and characters that are strongest and most ready at hand to use. Content of the DayWe show how to make a map of all the stories and their tellers. Then we discuss some ways in which we change or re-map our minds by strengthening characters, adding characters and stories, and forming coalitions among voices. We show how to make a new map of the mind through exercises that people can take home and use. Dialogical & Narrative Approach to Psychotherapy This worldview is similar to what is called the Dialogical Self in European writing, championed by people like Mikhail Bakhtin and Hubert-Hermans. In our approach to psychotherapy, we make maps of our stories and their tellers to help us understand the dialogue occuring within our minds. Meet the Facilitators Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy are authors of the recently released book, Remapping Your Mind, which is the subject of this workshop. They’ve developed a dialogical and narrative approach to psychotherapy, which they have humorously called indigious-inspired, body orientated, narrative and social psychotherapy. Lewis trained at Stanford and Barbara at Concordia University. Lewis is also a Family Medicine Faculty at the Eastern Maine Medical Centre Family Medicine Residency and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of New England in Maine, USA.

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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.