Events & Festivals

NAIDOC Skate Session

Winterworld has come to Fremantle and we have a dedicated NAIDOC week skating session all booked in! Head to the ice skating rink or the skate park to skate the afternoon away listening to our DJ and watching the snow fall!  The Esplanade Youth Plaza is free for all to attend, just bring your own skateboard or scooter! Bookings for ice skating are essential, fees apply. 

The Big HOOHAA Improv Workshop

Laughter is guaranteed… The Big HOO-HAA! will be running an improvisation workshop on Thursday 6 July from 10am-12pm at the Fremantle Town Hall, for young people aged 10+ All the info and rego is here: http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/winter2017

Upcycle Gnarly Knits for Kids

This is a fun, creative workshop designed to get kids hands on with repurposing. What to do with those lovely old knits when we've grown up and out or the moths have given them more holes than Swiss cheese? In this workshop we'll rummage through a huge bundle of preloved knits and reinvent them into bags, gloves, legwarmers, scarves, hats, purses, toys, pet jumpers and rocket ships. Okay, so maybe not rocket ships ... Our workshops have everything you'll need to jump in, learn new skills and get creative. At the end of the workshop we invite parents back to…

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Explore the virtual world

Put on a virtual reality headset and transport yourself into a virtual undersea world. Explore the many wonders of the deep in a virtual reality that will take your breath away. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Ages 10-15. Bookings required by calling 1300 134 081. Places are limited!

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GMG Gillian Moorman Group

GMG is a sophisticated mix of jazz, blues and soul.  Taking jazz standards and pop classics from Billie Holiday to Steely Dan and adding a contemporary and original flavour.  Joining Gillian Moorman on vocals, Alex Borthwick (guitar), Manoli Vouyoucalos (bass) and Pete Evans (drums) are all exceptionally talented regulars on the Perth music scene and bring together an exciting mix of jazz, funk and blues influences taking you on a journey from a New York speakeasy to an an intimate jazz club in New Orleans.  Watch an authentic musical connection happen when these four people play the music they love…

Revelation Film Festival

Revelation Perth International Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 6-19 July. From humble beginnings it is now a mainstay of the WA arts calendar, attracting over 13,000 patrons viewing over 200 international films. Revelation also includes industry discussion sessions, live performances, masterclasses, visual art exhibitions and an academic component. Rev doesn't try to be all things to all people, but does have something for everybody. If individuality and identity, passion and politics, creativity and conversation are important to you, then don’t miss the 2017 Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Our extended Fremantle program this year includes a massive…

Weaving Workshop

Join artist Lea Taylor in Nyoongar weaving class. Learn different weaving techniques using a combination of natural fibres to create a unique piece.   Bookings essential, cost $68 To book please call The meeting Place on 9432 9678

Sean Choolburra Live in the Heart of Hilton

City of Fremantle celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017 presents a family friendly evening of high energy comedy and dance from one of Australia’s funniest comedians.  Bookings essential, tickets $10.

Ripple Retreats July School Holidays

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SPECIAL:Year 11 and 12 students - if you are feeling stressed or wound-up about exams, bring your parent/guardian to this retreat and we will let you come for half price. Yep 50% off the full price. :)PLUS: You will learn some great 'take home' tips on how to get rid of that horrid stress, turn on your brain and cope brilliantly with exams.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 / afternoon tea / 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 & polish of your car, then the experience of a Ripple Retreat is like a 'full service & 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 Thank you. I am coming again and bringing my Mum or Sister’ HL

Art Workshop

Immerse yourself with Kerry King in a Nyoongar cross cultural art class. All materials supplied and no experience necessary.  Bookings essential, cost $58 To book please call the Meeting Place on 9432 9678

Artist Talk with Kyle HughesOdgers

You’ll learn about Kyle’s practice as a children’s book illustrator as well as the processes behind his large scale wall works such as ‘From Above’ at Perth International Airport. There will be plenty of time at the end for you to chat with Kyle and ask some of your burning questions. Kyle Hughes-Odgers is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Perth Australia, 1981. He is well-known for his unique figurative and abstract based works. Kyle originally began creating artwork on the street across cities in Australia during the early 2000’s. Progressing his work both on and off the street, Kyle held his first major solo exhibition…

A Taste of The States Craft Beer Tasty Treats

Come down to the Moore's building in Fremantle as we celebrate all things America.  Enjoy Belly Filling Food, Craft Beers & Live Music. Sink your teeth into Pumpkin Pie, Southern Sliders or a damn fine Hot Dog.  The crazy kids from Cocktail Gastronomy will be shaking up sassy cocktails and showcasing 10 taps of very special limited release beers from the following American craft breweries: Sierra Nevada Stone Brewing Victory Beer Deschutes Brewery  ALL TICKETS INCLUDE $10 WORTH OF TOKENS TO BE USED AT ANY STALL

Comedy Kidogo

WA comedy showcase hosted by Gretel Killeen at Kidogo Arthouse on Bathers Beach Fremantle. Ciaran Lyons - The Project / Triple J / Next Gen winner Jamie Mykaela - 'Quirky...charming"  The Beat Press Mickey J - award winning busker / Funny Faces winner Nadia Collins - " A natural clown" Australia Times Kevin Nguyen - "He's a fantastic comedian" Kevin's mum

Concrete Planter Workshop

Join us as we teach you how to make your own concrete pot! You will get to make, paint and take home two concrete pots of your own!  Purchase tickets here.  Date: Sunday 9th of July 2017 Time: 10am - 12pm (please arrive 5 minutes before for a prompt 10am start) Address: Little Space Fremantle, Unit 4, J Shed Fleet Street, Fremantle  Please wear clothes that can get a little dirty/ covered in concrete dust or dirt! If you get dirty it will come out in the wash, but just in case.  Included in the ticket price is: - The 2 hour workshop and all…

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…

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Costume Hats and Horns

This introductory workshop is perfect for those interested in cosplay, theatre and performance. We'll be experimenting with different materials and techniques to allow you to create your own set of theatrical horns or costume hat. Because of the nature of the course this is only open to participants aged 12 and over. Steampunk, monster, sinister or stylish you'll first design your headwear then get stuck into our workshop to help you create. Staff will be on hand to advise and guide you and you'll have access to a wide range of foams and fabrics to help you get started.

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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.