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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.

Made Local Winter Market

The Made Local Market is back at Stackwood this August bringing you all the best local makers, eats and music across one cosy weekend. This edition will focus on local makers and will host more than 30 stalls selling locally-made wares such as ceramic planters, artist prints, clothing, textiles and jewellery.  The market will host brand new stallholders and some of our staple favourites under the one warehouse roof, including ILKA, Pierce, I Love You!, Flora Waycott, Kristin Margrit, Deli and Many Peaks Assembly. The Stackwood studio residents will also be opening their studios, including ceramics studio Winterwares, artists Sally Mundy & Meraki Designs, skincare by Clean Slate and clothing by Vintage Delhi.  The market will host food trucks serving up cosy Winter eats including Brazillian…

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Songs of the Future

Perth-based international concert violinist and composer Rupert Guenther, and South African born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valanga Khoza, present a unique collaborative show “Songs Of The Future” at the Fremantle Fibonacci Centre on Friday 17 August.Two gifted musicians from very different backgrounds, coming together again for the first time in 30 years to share their humanitarian ideals for friendship between nations through their music.It is a concert of original and traditional music, which travels through a fascinating and evocative journey of sounds, stories, and influences, from classical music traditions from Western Europe to jazz, folk, blues and world music influences, including…

Notre Dame Open Day

Discover the Notre Dame difference while exploring our Campus in Freo’s West End on Open Day. There will be delicious eats, live music, course advice and more!

Transform your public speaking confidence

One of the best ways to build your confidence is to do public speaking.  One of the best ways to start your public speaking journey is by joining Fremantle Quaynote Toastmasters. We meet every Monday evening from 6 pm - 7.30 pm at the Fremantle Bowls Club, with supper to follow. Come to your first meeting for free to find out what it's all about.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/242039039618528/

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Vegan Soupi at FERN

FERN Community Soupi - Dinner by Donation (Mon and Wed nights). Come to FERN at 26 Montreal Street Fremantle for weekly Soupi Vegan dinners on Monday and Wednesday nights. Payment by donation for a lovely vegan meal prepared by the community. Volunteers welcome from noon onwards to help with preparation on Monday and from 2 pm onwards on Wednesday. Dinner is often followed by a music jam session by local musicians. Food is served by around 6 pm or a little earlier if we have lots of volunteers. All welcome. Please note we do not serve Soupi's on Public Holidays.

Best Beard Competition

Have you got a choice chin curtain or fantastic face foliage? Then you could win some great prizes! It’s that time of year again, to celebrate the best of Perth’s facial foliage in the Ball & Chain’s second annual Perth’s Best Beard Competition. This year we are raising money for the Fremantle Men’s Shed so it’s a $10 entry per face mane! Entries close 23 August. We’re on the hunt for the best man mane in Perth and we’ve got some great prizes up for grabs. There’s five categories to enter: Full beard Partial beard Moustache Mutton chops Alternative The…

Raising Your Child In A Digital World With Dr Kristy

Need some guidance when it comes to raising your child in this busy digital world? Join us for a fantastic evening with Dr. Kristy Goodwin in Fremantle, Sept 6th. Dr Kristy Goodwin translates the latest research about how technology is shaping childhoodinto essential information for confused and concerned parents. Dr Kristy helps parents make informed decisions about how to best manage screen-time at home (so that it doesn’t always end in ‘scream time’)... and no she won’t suggest that you ban the iPad, or unplug the TV! Parents will understand the latest risks to kids’ online safety (including current cyber-safety threats, pornography exposure, introduction of phones and social media), as well as the health, learning and development implications of primary school children growing up in a world of screens. Dr. Kristy will share her simple formula to determine healthy screen-time limits and will arm parents with a host of strategies and ideas to help kids develop healthy technology habits. Dr Kristy will explain how technology is impacting kids’ learning, sleep, social, language, play, physical skills and their vision, hearing and posture and will arm parents with practical strategies about how to best raise kids in a digital world. Parents will learn how to get the most out of their child’s screen-time so they can finally ditch the guilt and guesswork. Dr. Kristy Goodwin is a leading digital parenting educator, researcher, author & former teacher (and mum who deals with her kids’ techno-tantrums). She translates the latest research into essential and digestible information and tips, for parents, educators and health professionalsso that they can safely navigate the digital terrain... without suggesting that kids be ‘digitally amputated’! Kristy has spoken at and consulted with schools throughout Australia and Asia, she’s regularly called on by the media for her expert opinion. All proceeds from ticket sales and raffles go directly to the Fremantle Primary School P&C to generate extra-curricular activities and infrastructure for the whole school.This is a public event. Enjoy wine, beer and soft drinks for sale from 6.00pm, with Dr. Kristy presenting at 7.30pm sharp. We are proud to make this event accessible for our Deaf community. Please purchase Auslan tickets below if you require a seat near an interpreter.

Reclink Community Cup

An Aussie Rules Football  match where people from the Perth music scene (the Bandgropers) play off agains people from the Perth media scene (the Newshounds). The footy match will hugely entertaining to watch, and is followed with some live music. The event is to raise awareness  and vital funds to help Reclink deliver sport and recreation programs to our communities most vulnerable people facing severe disadvantage.

Sustainable House Day

Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day, Sunday 16 September 2018. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living.  If you would like to visit houses or display your house in 2018 visit sustainablehouseday.com  to find out more....

Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival

 As you wander through Fremantle in early January, make sure you listen carefully. You’ll hear the sweet sounds of one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers, Martin Hayes and the echo back from his musical confidante, American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they capture the essence of traditional Irish music in a contemporary rhythm to uplift your spirits. Focus again and you’ll pick up the enchanting, rich melodious voice of gifted, Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke. If you know something about the hidden treasure spots of the West End, you might uncover the textured language of one of Ireland’s best loved poets, Tony Curtis.  There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival, commemorating a journey made 150 years ago by 62 Irish political prisoners – the Fenians. The Fenians were young men, between 19 and 30, who grew up in Ireland in a time of starvation, death and forced evictions - the years of the great famine. Having exhausted all attempts to gain self-government through political means, they decided to fight for independence and they staged a rising. Their plot was uncovered, they were arrested, sentenced for treason, exiled from their homeland and transported to Western Australia.  After spending months in solitary confinement, it was a bitter-sweet relief when they boarded the very last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, where they shared stories, organised concerts, wrote a newspaper called the Wild Goose, and looked out for each other. You might recognise the name Hougoumont, it’s that funky hotel in Bannister Street. There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival... They also dreamed of escape. The most famous of the Fenians, John Boyle O’Reilly did escape a year later, on an American whaler. He became the editor of a Boston newspaper and together with supporters in the US and Ireland, organised a crowd funding venture to purchase a whaler, the Catalpa, and rescue his mates from the bottom of the world, out of Fremantle Prison. It’s a big story and there’s a big festival to commemorate and celebrate it. As well as the concerts, there’ll be a family day at the Maritime Museum, art exhibitions, Irish film, literature workshops, remarkable stories and of course, the Guinness …plenty of it on tap at the Festival Gardens and Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse. But you won’t be sitting still, there’s music to get your feet tapping and a traditional Irish ceili dance with an Indian Ocean sunset as the backdrop. After 10 days of celebration and commemoration, you’ll have to get in quick to book a table at the primal food extravaganza and street party, the Feast of the Wild Goose, sponsored by Fremantle BID and supported by the Hougoumont Hotel and the Bannister St traders. This 150 year old story of valuing your culture and looking after your friends is the one we still strive for here in Fremantle. Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival | 5-14 January 2018


Community events

Fremantle has a great selection of community events for the whole family. There is also some great live music from local bands, dance classes, workshops and much more so make sure you check out our list of events to make sure you don’t miss some of the great local things to do in Fremantle.