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2014 Fremantle Heritage Festival 8-17 May presents,

Fresh off the Press

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Date & time

11th of May 2014 at 10:00am
until 2:00pm

Additional dates

  • 10th May 2014 10:00am
    until 2:00pm

  • 11th May 2014 10:00am
    until 2:00pm



Marine Lounge Bar, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, cnr Marine Tce & Essex St
  • Fishing Boat Harbour


*Fremantle Heritage Festival opening event.

Come down to the beautiful Esplanade Hotel by Rydges and help us open the 2014 Heritage Festival in style as the Little Press, a fabulous design and hand-printing company, operate an antique Arab printing press (c1873). Watch the big fly wheel turn and hear it clunk as the printers work the foot treadle and hand feed programs into the press. In front of your eyes they will emblazon your festival program with a limited edition print! If you love it so much you want another, the Little Press will be hand mixing a whole new colour for their print run on Saturday and Sunday.

Enjoy refreshments and musical entertainment in Marine Lounge Bar as you take a closer look at some antique letterpress printing equipment on display and wooden block type letters available to touch.
Presented by: City of Fremantle and Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

  • Free!
    • Adult

Opening hours

Open 7 days