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Enjoy the June WA Day public holiday with an afternoon in Fremantle's beautiful Basilica of St Patrick’s, with some favourite organ works drawn from the 18 years of Pipe Organ Plus concerts, including works by Handel, Mozart, and JS Bach.                   

Shut Up and Write

Join facilitator Gary McHugh in this democratic writing group. Writers of all genres and abilities are welcome to come and share their skills, swap ideas and be inspired to get writing. 

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State of Origin Live at The Left Bank

Join us to watch the State of Origin series in the upcoming weeks!Round 1 – Wednesday 6th JuneRound 2 – Sunday 24th JuneRound 3 – Wednesday 11th July 2018Watch all games live in our Sports Bar and enjoy $6 Bundaberg Rum and $6 Bulleit Bourbon from 3pm for all three rounds!

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Digital Parenting Workshop

Empowering parents to understand children’s digital behaviour and the Importance of digital supervision. Presented by Mim Stephens – BUZ Facilitator. In the workshop we will look at: Our own digital behaviour. How internet use and social media impact developing brains. How to create fair and reasonable boundaries. The importance of filters, settings and restrictions and how to work them. Social Media Apps – who is using them and how they work. Cyberbullying and how to protect and empower your kids. Workshop is designed or parents and carers of primary school age children. Hosted by Winterfold Primary School P&C    

A Place in the Country

Join local author, Chris Ferreira for insights into the secrets of creating a beautiful, productive and sustainable farm based on his newly published book ' A Place in the Country'.  This talk is part of the City's Local and Sustainable Food principle under the City's One Planet Strategy.

The Left Bank Beer Club June 2018

Join us every month to discover the world of beer – enjoy a range of tastings and learn more about your favourite brews.. JUNE BEER CLUB Local Broome brewery Matso’s Beer are guest starring for The Left Bank June Beer Club, now being held on a Wednesday evening.Famous for their Ginger Beer and Mango Beer, Matso’s have created a unique line of high quality beer.  With an interesting history behind them, the Matso’s team will be taking us through some of their delicious beers, and sharing a little bit of their story with us throughout the night. Tastings on the night will…

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…

FRAME OF NO MIND

Artist Ebony Blackley paints from a state of presence hoping to awaken the viewer to the space between thoughts.  Exhibition opens 7 June 6.30 pm at Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle. Not being tied to a concept allowed a freedom for a vast array of painting techniques to arise. Contrasting colours play with the eye, lines twist and fray, shapes become sculptural and repetition lives in rhythm. ​The artist asks you to forget what you know and see what you see. The painting becomes the catalyst to create a “frame of no mind”. There is something for everyone at this experiential exhibition.  Kidogo Arthouse - Rear 47 Mews Rd   Bathers Beach   Fremantle Opening Thursday 7 June 6.30 pm -9.30 pm ( Fri 11am-4pm)  -  (Sun 11am-4pm) - (Mon  11am-4pm)  -  (Tue  11am-4pm) -  (Wed  11am-4pm) *Closed Saturday   

Songs of land and sea

‘Songs of land and sea’ is an integrated exhibition of sculptural clay objects and paintings inspired by the oceans and landscape.The exhibition features a small group of local artists includingRobyn Varpins (www.robynvarpins-artist.com)Jillian Kurz (www.jilliankurz.weebly.com)Kate Stevens (www.ceramicsnippets.com) andLucy Henry (www.lucyhenry.com.au)whose work ranges from abstract through to realistic.‘Songs of land and sea’Open and staffed: Daily 8th - 24th June 2018Venue: Moores Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry Street, FremantleOpening night event: 8th June, 6pm onwards, full details on the event facebook page.EFTPOS available onsite. Questions regarding exhibition details or media enquiries are welcomed and can be directed to Kate Stevens at ceramicsnippets@gmail.com.

ALcohol Inks

In this three hour workshop, art practitioner and teacher Monique Ford will introduce you to working with alcohol inks. A beautiful, free flowing and fun medium, alcohol inks can be used to create luminous, layered artworks emphasising colour, composition and balance. You will explore the properties of the ink and specialised papers, and learn to achieve vibrant effects with translucent and metallic colours . The possibilities are only limited to what you are willing to try!What you will learn:-The application of different alcohol ink colours and effects (including metallics)-How to create a successful, balanced composition-How to use layers to create depth…

Beginners taxidermy workshop

Students will learn the strange but beautiful art of taxidermy. Preserving their very own hatchling chicken to be displayed in a glass dome.  In this two-day, hands-on workshop students will learn this practical method of taxidermy.  Learn about skinning, washing, defleshing, preserving the inside of the skin, and making a body form using plumbers hemp. You will also have the option to add some ethically sourced stick insect wings to you're creation. (optional) CLASS INFORMATION For: adultsDate: 10/06/2018 - 17/06/2018Time: 2 day workshop starts @ 10.00 am 5.30 pmFee: $460 (This fee covers all supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATION - Chemicals, borax, acetone, formaldehyde, detergent.  - 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.

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Fremantle Chamber Orchestra Emily Leung Paul Wright

Violinist Emily Leung returns from her studies in America to perform with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. She will be performing Beethoven's Two Romances and Mozart's rarely-performed first violin concerto, in an all-Classical concert directed from the violin by Paul Wright. The rest of this exciting programme includes Boccherini's Symphony 'La Casa del Diavolo' and Haydn's Symphony no.6, 'Le Matin'. Paul Wright will further showcase the classical world of violin writing with the extensive violin solos in this sixth symphony of Haydn.  

THREE SECRETS performance piece

Returning to Perth after successful productions overseas EXISTENCE THEATRE directed by Fremantle artist Bello Benischauer (AUS/AT) invites you to immerse yourself in emotionally guided situations that comment on the many secrets that we hold on to. Three characters touch on issues concerning their gender, expressing how they deal with pain, self-doubts and fragility caused by societal and cultural standards whilst remembering their childhood. Regardless of wether being seated as a spectator on the sides, or choosing to be in the middle of the action around you with overlapping monologues, everyone in the audience gets a different close-up story to take home.  In this not to be missed performance boundaries between performers and audience collapse.  Performers: Helah Milroy, Nathalie Boukpeti, Aska Siragusa in English with small parts spoken in French and Japanese dramaturgy and development - elisabeth m eitelberger written, directed, video & live sound composition - bello benischauer Duration: 84 min - no interval Info: http://www.artinprocess.com/three-secrets/ After the PSAS performances we invite the audience members to join us in the bar and to share a vegetarian meal. This is a great opportunity to meet cast and crew and to exchange experiences about the work. 

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Relax Kids 2 Day Training

Ignite your passion, become a Relax Kids coach! Are you passionate about children’s feelings and happiness? Do you feel the education system is letting children down? Would you like the flexibility to spend more quality time with your family?   Uncover your brilliance and join our fun-filled two-day training:      •    Teach children positivity      •    Help them be happier      •    Support them to become more confident      •    Inspire them to feel calmer      •    Show them how to face life     •    Spread the Relax Kids magic!   “Do it, it will be the best thing you ever do. The course is well organised, clearly teaching you all  aspects of the course to confidently deliver the class.” — Sarah  A Relax Kids class includes warm up and movement, fun drama-based games, relaxing mindfulness games, stretching and breathing exercises, massage, affirmations and visualisations.  Classes take children from a high energy to a low energy and encourage them to relax while developing their creativity and imagination. Sessions support children’s mental and emotional well-being and give them tools manage stress and be more resilient, calm and confident. This course is suitable for those wanting to set up classes teaching Relax Kids, but also teachers, therapists, parents, yoga and dance teachers and anyone who works with children.  Start creating a happier generation with your FREE information pack: (http:// www.relaxkids.com/training-info-pack.aspx) 

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Make Your Own Woven Vessel with Sian Boucherd

Explore the ancient craft of basket weaving and take home your own functional work of art. Weaving is a wonderfully meditative practice that allows you to unplug, slow down and craft something with your own hands. In this workshop you will learn techniques to build and shape your own unique vessel to take home. We will be using ethically sourced raffia and other natural fibres such as cotton, wool and feathers allowing you to personalise your vessel. This workshop is perfect for those just starting out as well as those with some experience who want to expand on their skills…

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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.