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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.

The Strong Sunflower Book Launch

Mohammad Ali Maleki is a poet originally from Iran. He has been writing from within Australia’s prison camp in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea, over the past two years. Mansour Shoshtari, also exiled to Manus, works closely with Mohammad to translate his work from Farsi to English. Mohammad’s poems have been published in Verity La., Blue Pepper, Rochford Street Review and he was shortlisted for the Red Room Company’s New Shoots Poetry Prize 2016. The Strong Sunflower speaks to ambiguous relationships between those Australia has exiled to Manus, Manusians and the land itself, creating a tentative thread between all these. The Strong Sunflower is a profound example of the human impulse for persistence, creativity and empathy. Ten visual artists respond with generous and vivid images which bring Mohammad Ali Maleki’s insightful and moving poem into sharp focus. This is a short book with deep roots, to be cherished and sown widely. (Andy Jackson, Poet) The venue is kid friendly (toys available for little ones) and wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Co-hosted by Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) on 22 June, 6:30pm. At Saga Bookshop, 203 South Terrace, South Fremantle.  (https://www.facebook.com/events/636041763403386/) 

Winterworld

Winterworld Fremantle is back, Australia’s largest outdoor 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.  Tickets and fabulous accommodation packages on sale now!  

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 Festival 5th - 18th July 2018 

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 5 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm - Emlyn Johnson 9pm – 9.45pm - Le Mezz Club and Mike Slade 10.15pm -11pm - HEEBIEJEEBIES Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00pm 8.15pm – 9pm E-Z-AS 9.30pm – 10.15pm Debbie Downers 10.45pm – 11.30pm Paige McNaught Experience - PMX Fremantle Navy Club Doors open 7.00pm 7.30pm – 8.15pm Koondarm Choir 9pm – 9.45pm J.F.K 10.30pm – 11.30pm The Soul Movers Secret Venue Doors open 7pm 8pm – 8.45pm Cuss 9.05pm – 9.50pm Girlfriend Material 10.10pm – 10.55pm Last Quokka PS Art Space Doors open 8.30 pm 8.30: PSAS DJs 9pm – 9.45pm Hyclass 9.45: PSAS DJs 10.15pm – 11.15pm Downsyde 11.15: PSAS DJs The Tram Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Sunbird Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

NAIDOC Week 2018 opening event

At 3pm Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company presents Kaarla Kaatijin', a primary school aged children's show exploring the lives of Djitty Djitty (Willy Wagtail), Kulbardi (Magpie), Yonga (Kangaroo) and many more familiar friends as they explore the importance of Kaarla (Fire). Other activities include a welcome to country, weaving circle with Sharyn Egan, Cultural Connections barbecue and damper making.  The Natasha Eldridge band will also entertain throughout the early afternoon. They are a dynamic band of 5 passionate musicians. Including Balladong/Noongar Singer Natasha Blurton-Eldridge  joined by Guitarist Kim Batty Noongar man and Angelo on Lead Guitar bass and drums 

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 12 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks 9pm – 9.45pm Leopard Lake 10.15pm -11pm Turtle Bay Television Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00 pm 8.15pm -9pm Terrible Signal 9.30pm – 10.15pm Ricky Dean and the Dream Machine 10.45pm – 11.30pm Nerve Quakes Fremantle Navy Club Doors open 7.00 pm Because The Night Belongs To Lovers* From 8pm see: Jill Birt and Alsy McDonald Rachel Dease and Joe Kapiteyn Jeff and Kiri Strong Jemma and Myles Durham Daniel Durack and Sarah Sands Lee Sappho and Wayne Green Secret Venue Doors open 7 pm 8 – 8.45pm Dylan McCoy and the Calendar Boys 9.05pm – 9.50pm Priscilla__ 10.10pm – 10.55pm Roses For Ghosts PS Art Space Doors open 8.30 pm 8.30: PSAS DJs 9pm – 9.45pm New Nausea 9.45: PSAS DJs 10.15pm – 11.15pm Reef Prince 11.15: PSAS DJs The Tram Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Cal Kramer (The Southern River Band) Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 19 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm The Norfolk Pines 9pm – 9.45pm MATA 10.15pm -11pm Brassika Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00 pm 8.15pm -9pm Swayzee fka Gravityfreak 9.30pm – 10.15pm Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers 10.45pm – 11.30pm Tomás Ford Fremantle Navy Club Doors open 7.00 pm 7.30 – 8.15pm Boox Kid 9pm – 9.45pm Hugh Jennings 10.30pm – 11.30 Elk Bell Secret Venue Doors open 7pm 8pm – 8.45pm Bluenade 9.05pm – 9.50pm Your Girl Pho 10.10pm – 10.55pm FLOSSY PS Art Space Doors open 8.30 pm 8.30: PSAS DJs 9pm – 9.45pm Feels 9.45: PSAS DJs 10.15pm – 11.15pm Ninja Web Mitt 11.15: PSAS DJs The Tram Departs every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club, Fremantle: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Jay le kat Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 26 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm Kopano 9pm – 9.45pm Jere Sosa Music 10.15pm -11pm Alex Arpino Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00 pm 8.15pm – 9pm The Runarounds 9.30pm – 10.15pm Axe Girl 10.45pm – 11.30pm The Bible Bashers Fremantle Navy Club From 6pm: Freo Groove Book Launch Performances from Lois Olny and Dave Johnson Jim Fisher, John Wilson, Lucky Oceans 10.30pm – 11.30pm Abbe May – Howl and Moan Secret Venue Doors open at 7pm 8pm – 8.45pm Jamilla 9.05pm – 9.50pm Post Depression Makeout Session 10.10pm – 10.55pm Prawns with Horns PS Art Space Doors open 8.30pm 8.45pm : PSAS DJs 9.15pm – 10pm Randa And The Soul Kingdom 10.00pm: PSAS DJs 10.30pm – ClubbMedd The Tram Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Oosterbanger Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

Leeuwin New Years Eve Sail

Ring in the new year aboard Western Australia's own tall ship, the STS Leeuwin II. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy the Fremantle coastline from the unique vantage point of the ocean, that’s okay too!  The sail includes light refreshments on board served with tea and coffee. (No alcohol is permitted onboard STS Leeuwin II)


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