Events & Festivals

Puppet Show Mini Workshop

A magical performance of puppetry, acting, live music and singing for kids and parents, based on well known folk tales, followed by a paper puppet in the workshop.  Presented by Five Elements Theatre.

Pub Pilates - Round Two

Calling all professional beer-drinkers and Pilates lovers (or non-lovers - let us convert you!)Motions is giving Pilates a refreshing twist here at The Left Bank... ;)Take "balance" to a whole new level by adding a new kind of prop to challenge your mind and your body... a stubby of beer, sponsored by Gage Roads Brewing Co!We focus on keeping the class flowing with minimal breaks (except to take a sip) to keep that heart rate pumping with a good beat in the background to distract you from the burn.A combination of standing, mat and drinking movements will leave you feeling…

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Junk Puppet Workshop

Work with puppeteers from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre to create junk puppets inspired by Shaun Tan’s extraordinary and beautiful tale, The Arrival.

Performing with Puppets

Learn how to bring a puppet to life with experts from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre inspired by the award winning book, The Arrival by Shaun Tan.

2017 Larder Series Fermented Foods

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. FERMENTED FOODS | 11th July 2017 This healthy and hands on workshop will give you all the skills to make your own kimchi, krouts and fermented vegetables at home JAMS, MARMALADES + PRESERVES | 15th August 2017 Master the art of making jams, relishes and marmalades! This includes bottling, sterilising jars and preserving seasonal goods. You will take home a range of jarred goods and the knowledge to make the best goodies that your family will love. KOMBUCHA + PROBIOTIC DRINKS | 5th September 2017 Everything you need to know to make your own kombucha and fermented drinks at home. Take them home and gain the skills and knowledge that you need to get started for gut healthy living. BOOKINGS: Tickets $120 per class! Book your place by emailing hello@maystreetlarder.com.au or calling (08) 6161 0371. Spots are strictly limited!

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2017 Larder Series with 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. SMOKING + CURING | 13th June 2017 Learn the craft of curing your own fish and meats and techniques on cold and hot smoking at home. FERMENTED FOODS | 11th July 2017 This healthy…

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Batik Dyeing

This method of wax-resistant dyeing produces stunning lengths of colourful cloth depicting wonderful illustrations and patterns as varied as the imagination. Because of the nature of the course this is only open to participants aged 12 and over. The lengthy but rewarding process is covered in this workshop allowing everyone to get hands on with dying their own pattern or drawing. We'll look at how to create different effects and experiment with drawing on paper and fabric and each student will take home their very own work of art.

NAIDOC celebration with Oxfam Fremantle

You are invited to celebrate NAIDOC with Marissa Verma from Bindi indi Dreaming and Oxfam shop Fremantle. Learn why Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander languages matter. Enjoy a delicious range of bush foods and receive a goody bag. Make sure sure you book your ticket to this popular event. Limited spots only. Tickets are $12.50 available here:https://www.facebook.com/events/386024458460662/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22308%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D or at the Oxfam Shop Fremantle (Cash only) Thursday July 13th, 6pm - 7.30pm Oxfam Shop Fremantle22 Queen Street - 9336 3111

The Mind Massage

The body doesn't exist without the mind, so it is important to think about what we think about. With each and every thought we are either stepping closer towards or further away from vitality. When you find yourself on the emotional merry-go-round it can be an exhausting thing. Thoughts are flying around and around in your head and now you are on the verge of overwhelm, you may even be feeling this in your physical body..... nervous poos anyone? The Mind Massage is designed to move you towards lighter days.  It will transform you from head clutter to clarity, and quiet the emotional bully that is taking over your mind.  That way you can truly arrive at your destination... this present moment. Learn how to manage stress and overwhelm thought patterns Identify the stressors in your life that could be impacting your sleep, energy, digestion and hormones Understand how to get out of emotional ground-hog-day Learn the science behind how the mind and body communicate and how it impacts your well-being Connect with like-minded ladies Be guided through beautiful de-stress techniques that you can action straight away Enjoy delicious goodies and a special guest speaker The Inspired Optimist A self proclaimed 'hippie wannabe', key-note speaker,  founder and host of The Inspired Optimist Podcast, (located on Australias top health podcast platform The Wellness Couch)  Dr Jacinta (D.C) is obsessed with all things natural, healthy and holistic living.   As an integrated Chiropractor at OpenSpace Healing and holistic lifestyle coach with over 10 years experience in the health and wellness industry, Jacinta witnesses everyday the amazing healing potential of the human body. "There is nothing more exciting than seeing the look in someones eyes when they realise they have complete control over their health. I believe everyone should have enough knowledge about their bodies to be their own Doctor. The empowerment that comes with that is inspiring, and I love helping people get there. It is what gets me out of bed in the morning" ~ Dr Jacinta Dr Jacinta is passionate about educating people about how to get in the drivers seat of their own body and mind naturally, without the reliance on drugs and medication and has the privilege of sharing her knowledge and zest for life with people all over Australia. Want to get in touch? Facebook: facebook.com/theinspiredoptimist Email me on  jacinta@theinspiredoptimist.com 

The Left Bank Derby Show

Join us for the second Derby Show of the 2017 season - the show BEFORE the big game! We're looking forward to welcome AFL star Doug Hawkins as our special guest, plus a player from the Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles! MC of the afternoon will be Brett Sprigg. Listen to some great Footy stories and ask questions about the upcoming Derby! Also don't forget to bring your business card for your chance to win some prizes - or take part in our auction! For the first time, we're hosting our Derby Show on a Thursday evening in our River Bar. Get your tickets now…

Cartoon Animation Workshop

Create tiny character animations! Design a character, learn how to draw keyframes and in-betweens to animate a smooth action. Turn them into animated GIFs and bundle the drawings together into a little flipbook to take home with you.

Experience a Day in a Life of a Uni Student

Visit Notre Dame and get a taste of what uni life is like in Freo’s West End. You can take part in lectures and activities (without the assessments!), join a campus tour, and meet current students and academics. You can choose from a range of study areas including arts & sciences, business, education, health sciences, law, nursing, philosophy and physiotherapy. Once registered you will receive a personalised timetable for the day. Year 12s, you can come to the application workshop at 2.30 pm-3 pm. Advisors will take you step-by-step through the application form and answer all your questions about applying. Bring along your application to have it reviewed or hand it in, if you are ready. We look forward to seeing you there! Questions? Please contact us at future@nd.edu.au or 9433 0612.  

Costume Ears and Tails

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 ears or tail. 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.

25 under 25 2017 Art Award

Exhibition opens Friday 14 July from 6-8pm at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry St Fremantle. Free entry, and welcome to all. Open daily from 10am - 4pm until July 23. A free information session for young artists will be held on Sunday 23 July from 12 - 2pm at the Moores Building, sharing tips on grants, opportunities and networks to keep on making art and staying creative. Presentations from Department of Culture and the Arts, Artsource and Propel Youth Arts. The 25 under 25 Art Award is the City of Fremantle's annual exhibition and award for WA artists aged…

The Wedding Present

Legendary British post-punk/indie band The Wedding Present return to Australia on the back of their ninth studio album Going, Going... Having formed in Leeds in 1985 around the lovelorn songwriting of David Gedge, the band soon acquired a reputation for bittersweet, breathtakingly honest songs of heartache immersed in whirlwind guitars — a jangly-yet-brawny sound, played at impossibly breakneck speeds, that was introduced to the world on their debut LP George Best. NME called the album “an unmitigated delight” and subsequently invited The Wedding Present to contribute a track to the magazine’s C86 compilation — a cassette release that has remained…

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…

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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.