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Watercolour Succulents

The colours and sculptural structure of succulents make them the perfect subject matter for a gorgeous watercolour painting! In this three-hour workshop, artist, illustrator and surfer Hannah Katarski (aka Mermaid's Coin) will teach you the fundamentals of using watercolours and how to apply them in a quirky, illustrative style. In this fun and relaxed class, You will learn how to handle your brush to create crisp edges, mix and layer colours and apply line as an after effect. Inspired by the colours and textures of succulents, you will also experiment with wet-in- wet techniques and incorporate 'happy accidents' into a successful…

Liquidbred Beer Education Appreciation

Our 3 hour Masterclass is specifically intended for those wishing to expand their knowledge of what we have generally come to refer to as ‘craft beer’, while not excluding those who perhaps are coming to ‘craft’ beer as a potential novice. We will aim to demystify the primary differences between ale and lager and thereafter highlight the range of various expressions of both these major beer ‘families’. In a nutshell, this course is for those who have had their curiosity aroused and want to learn more. As with any course we offer, discussing and elaborating on what we are tasting…

City Calm Down at Metropolis Fremantle

With their highly anticipated second album Echoes In Blue due for release on Friday 6 April via label I OH YOU, Melbourne four-piece City Calm Down today announce they're set to undertake their biggest Australian shows to date in June 2018. Presented by triple j, the Echoes In Blue Tour will see City Calm Down hit the road for nine massive shows - all before they venture across the seas to perform two special headline dates in New Zealand, their time in the country.Watch the new short film for 'Joan, I'm Disappearing' hereCity Calm Down are one of the most dynamic…

Fremantle Winter Music Festival 2018

RTRFM’S Fremantle Winter Music Festival returns to the port city.RTRFM is taking over North Fremantle once again for our 12th annual celebration of the sounds of the port city on Saturday, June 16.Featuring 36 acts across six venues, including a new space at Guildhall Event Space. FWMF will also be filling Mojos Bar Fremantle, North Fremantle Bowling Club, The Railway Hotel, Port Beach Garden Bar, The Swan Hotel and the Swan Basement, from 7pm ‘til late.At the Swan Lounge, bask in an eclectic mix of alt folk and roots with the sounds of Tanaya Harper (Bells Rapids), CHIP HAZARD, Emlyn Johnson, Hugh Jennings, TASHI and Mystic Rebellion. Step into the Swan Basement for blues, ska and swinging roots courtesy of Lightnin Jack, Little Pedro, Mister and Sunbird, Mama Red & the Dark Blues – Heavy Harmony and the MoreDidge Brothers.Journey to the North Fremantle Bowls Club for a smorgasbord of indie pop delights from Fox scully, Kaitlin Keegan, The Psychotic Reactions, Jack Davies and Trolley Boy.  Or head to the Railway Hotel and the newly revamped Port Beach Garden Bar outside where things get loud and fast with Zerodent, Last Quokka, HUSSY and Heavy Flow and a little bit soulful, indie and psyche driven with J.F.Kk, The Spunloves, Davey Craddock and Spacey Jane. At Mojos, immerse yourself with some local hip hop, blissed out beats and rolling electronica of COIN BANKS, Beni Bjah, Hyclass, Mystic Fortune, Baby Kool and Kid Dingo , taking you into the wee hours. Plus, catch the team from Bun Dem in the courtyard. And across the road at The Guildhall, catch the party vibes of Recycled Rainbow DJ’s, Din Da Da DJ’s and DJ Jane Jaya Ayres (Trainwreck). Plus, the live electronic vibes of Cow Cablin & Mei Saraswati and Lana. Roll into North Fremantle for the Fremantle Winter Music Festival 2018, now bigger and better!WHAT: Fremantle Winter Music Festival 2018WHEN: Saturday June 16, 7pm-late WHO: Baby Kool, Benji Bjah, Bun Dem DJs, Chip Hazard, Coin Banks, Cow Cablin & Mei Saraswati, Davey Craddock, Din Da Da DJs, DJ Jane Ayres, Emlyn Johnson, Fox Scully, Heavy Flow, Hugh Jennings, Hussy, Hyclass, J.F.K, Jack Davies, Kaitlin Keegan, Kid Dingo, Lana, Last Quokka, Lightnin’ Jack, Little Pedro, Mama Red & The Dark Blues, Mister & Sunbird, Moredidge Brothers, Mystic Fortune, Mystic Rebellion, Recycled Rainbow DJs, Spacey Jane, Tashi, The Psychotic Reactions, The Spunloves, Trolley Boy, Zerodent. WHERE: Mojos Bar, North Fremantle Bowls Club, Railway Hotel, Port Beach Garden Bar, The Guildhall, The Swan Lounge & The Swan Basement TICKETS: Presales $15 + BF RTRFM subscribers, $20 + BF general public via rtrfm.com.au or Oztix. All BF are contributed by Oztix back to RTRFM. Limited door sales available on the night. Gold/Platinum subscribers receive free entry.

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…

Courtney Barnett at Metropolis Fremantle

Since the release of her debut full-length "Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit", Courtney Barnett has been celebrated as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-writer who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment. Flipping between the political and personal with face-melting guitars to boot Barnett’s rise to global prominence is unprecedented. From the housing crisis of 'Depreston' to the hell of internet trolls in 'Nameless Faceless', the 30-year-old's everyday narratives have now weaved into collaboration with The Breeders, Kurt Vile and long-term partner Jen Cloher.Rolling Stone praised her as “one…

Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.

Winterworld

Winterworld Fremantle is back, Australia’s largest ice rink returns to Freo from 23 June to 15 July! Enjoy falling snow, open fire pits, giant slide, winter markets and of course ice skating. There’s just snow place like it!  Celebrating the true magic of a European winter, in the heart of Fremantle. Winterworld features Australia's largest outdoor ice skating rink, a real snow pit, giant inflatable slide, kids craft activities, The National Hotel's warm cosy pop up bar serving mulled wine and warm winter beverages, blazing fire pits scattered around a themed outdoor area with bespoke furniture and soft rugs. A vibrant community market space will be there for skaters and visitors to meet, connect, eat and play during winter. Relax with family and friends, be inspired by mesmerising fires and warm the soul with delicious winter foods by local producers, artisans, businesses and brands. Winterworld outdoor ice skating experience now in its 4th year. It will once again be located in the car park next to the skate park adjacent to the Esplanade Reserve Fremantle. Based on previous years it is expected to attract well over 60,000 visitors over the 24 days. Tickets and fabulous accomodation packages on sale soon!   

Woven Wall Hanging for Beginners

Come and learn the skills to create a beautiful hand- woven wall- hanging for your home with Danielle Stewart of Midnight Weave Co. Have fun playing with colour and texture while enjoying the creative and mindful process of weaving! In this 4 hour beginner's weaving workshop, you will learn how to warp a frame loom, various simple weaving stitches and helpful tips to create your piece, plus how to finish off and hang your woven wall hanging.Danielle teaches this workshop using her own designed weaving loom and tools, and supplies a gorgeous array of high quality yarns and roving to…

Make Your Own Woven Wall Hanging with Sunday Weaves

Create a beautiful woven wall hanging for your home on a simple handloom.  Learn about the weaving process and various simple techniques. Define your colour palette, incorporating natural and recycled fibres into your design. This class is suitable for those with no experience weaving, to those with an intermediate level understanding who want to expand their knowledge. Each participant will take home their own wooden handloom.  All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided. Dates and times: Sunday 24th of June, 10:00am - 2:30pmSaturday 8th of September, 10:00am - 2:30pmSunday 7th of October, 10:00am - 2:30pm About Phoebe: Phoebe Phillips was introduced…

Rooster full Mount workshop

Over two days you will learn the strange but beautiful art of taxidermy, using a rooster. Learn about the specific binding method we'll be using and why it is both practical and important. Learn the correct process of skinning and defleshing, washing, creating forms from hemp, and arranging feathers. You will be mounting a rooster on a vintage wooden plant stand.This bold art piece will make a statement in your home. This workshop is great for any level of taxidermist. CLASS INFORMATION For: adultsDate: 24/06/2018 - 01/07/2018Time: 2 day workshop starts @ 10.00 am-5.30 pm (over two weekends…)Fee: $460 (This fee covers all supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATION - Chemicals,  acetone, formaldehyde borax.- 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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VinoVinyasa Wine Yoga Winter Series

Yogis and wine lovers get ready to wine up for the first vinovinyasa of the winter season. Join Marg (200RYT yoga instructor) as she guides you through a gentle Yoga practice that will suit all levels (seasoned yogis or first timers). Enjoy an evening with some friends evening immersing in yoga surrounded by old Freo Federation Hotel charm. Wrapped in warmth immersed in natural aromatic fragrances to promote well-being and relaxation.we conclude in the delight of a wine appreciation / meditation! Your booking is inclusive of the class and one glass of red or white wine determined at booking.You bring the mat, we’ll bring the wine! (some mats will be available for use on the night) Grab some friends and stay on for dinner.  Federal Hotel dinner discounts available on the night.

Maritime Industry Gala Ball In Support of Leeuwin

The Inaugural Maritime Industry Ball in Support of Leeuwin Ocean Adventure is a celebration of the strong partnership between Leeuwin and the maritime industry. It’s also about building opportunities for the future. STS Leeuwin II is a unique community asset, with unique voyage programs building capacity in young people to be the best they can be. We know we will continue to rely on the support of our industry partners and we extend our thanks to you for your continuing involvement. This wonderful evening will be hosted by TV presenter and sports commentator Mr Tim Gossage, with entertainment from magician James Diamond, wonderful…

Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2018

From humble beginnings The Revelation Perth International Film Festival 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 music performances, masterclasses, visual art exhibitions, a kids program 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 has a massive film program at Luna on SX including screenings for kids, Rev Music Days at Mojos and, in conjunction with The Fremantle Arts Centre the Semiconductor exhibition by UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. A fortnight of film music and art not to be missed. Revelation Perth International Film Festival5th - 18th July 2018 

A Day in the Life of a Uni Student

For Year 10, 11 and 12 students Experience A Day in the Life of a Uni Student at our beachside campus in Freo and discover why students say their Notre Dame education experience is #1 in WA. Attend mini lectures of your choice, take part in activities and meet current students and academics. Register below.

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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.