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The Magic Squirrel

Rethink what it means to go for a drink at this unique and strictly limited cocktail experience at Fremantle Prison. With a twist at every turn, follow The Magic Squirrel through to his immersive and theatrical world and allow your senses to soak up an experience where nothing is quite as it seems.  This unique bar experience combines sound and light installations, a breathtaking set imagined by WAAPA graduates and a cocktail list curated by award winning London bar, Evans & Peel. Come join us on our journey, after all……...The Magic Squirrel Has Been Expecting You (Chapter 1) themagicsquirrel.com.au / #hesbeenexpectingyou / #themagicsquirrel Buy your tickets at moshtix: www.moshtix.com.au/v2/search?query=the+magic+squirrel&v2=1 

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Swing Dance Lessons Every Thursday

Come learn the vintage 1930’s swing dance, the lindy hop, every Thursday in Fremantle! Our classes focus on the authentic Lindy Hop style of the 1930s delivered in a fun and friendly environment. We’ve taught people who have never danced before through to professional dancers of other styles so we understand that everyone learns at a different rate. Beginners (Level 1) runs from 7 pm to 8 pm, intermediates (Level 2) from 8 pm to 9 pm!

Fenians Festival Presents - OReillys Escape

Fenians Festival 2019 presents -  O'Reilly's Escape - a celebration of the life and works of John Boyle O'Reilly. The inaugural Fenians Festival, held in January 2018, was an outstanding success particularly with Irish immigrant families, young children, descendants of the original Hougoumont Fenians and the local Fremantle community.  We are proud to now present Fenians Festival 2019 - O'Reilly's Escape from 22nd to 24th February 2019. This is an opportunity to further celebrate and honour one of the most famous of the Hougoumont Fenians - John Boyle O'Reilly - who escaped custody in February 1869, hid in the sand dunes near Australind until he escaped on the whaling ship 'Gazelle' bound for the US where he become the editor of the Boston Pilot newspaper and advocated for human rights for the marginalised including African Americans, Jewish and Chinese people. He also argued against the destruction of Native American culture through the westward expansion. John Boyle O'Reilly never forgot his friends back in Fremantle and became the central architect of an audacious plan to rescue them by 'crowd-funding' the purchase and commission of the whaling ship 'Catalpa' which sailed to Fremantle from New Bedford and rescued the remaining six Fenian prisoners. This 'great escape' created headlines around the world and put the global spotlight on the little known colony in Western Australia. Most importantly for Western Australia, John Boyle O'Reilly wrote 'Moondyne' which is believed to be the first novel published about Western Australia in 1880 and is an early chronicle of Aboriginal and settlor culture of that time. We are delighted to invite you to join us to honour the life and works of John Boyle O'Reilly. Festival Program: Music: The opening concert features Irish music legend Sharon Shannon in concert with Susan 0'Neill at the John Curtin College of the Arts Theatre.  The closing event features a Gaelic Gumbo concert on the lawns of Kidogo Arthouse with Lucky Ocean, The Zydecats, Fiona Rea and Tommy O'Brien. Family day activities: the WA Maritime Museum will host a full day of free activities for families including model boat building, story telling, a shamrack trail, irish dancing displays and children's film sessions.  Literature: Reading O'Reilly's novel Moondyne. This is an all day public reading of the entire novel written by John Boyle O'Reilly about Western Australia and published in Boston in 1890. It will be  read at various historic locations throughout Fremantle. More details soon.   Fenians Fremantle and Freedom (FFFInc) is an incorporated association established by a group of passionate and committed individuals whose purpose is to honour the Fenians, their arrival in and departure from Fremantle, and the impact their lives had on Irish, Australian and US culture and history; and to celebrate their lives through art, literature, history, music, dance and film events and festivals.

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TGIF at The Monk

Your Fridays will never be the same again!!  start your weekend right. ALL DAY FOOD + DRINK SPECIALS  $10 Esspresso Martinis & Aperol Sprits $5 Vodka $35 Select Wines by the bottle $65 Prosecco & Dozen Oyster Package $5 Chips ** LIVE DJ** **TERRACE PARTY** THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY #FRIENDS #FUN #THE MONK #LOVEFREO #EVERYFRIDAY

Free Film Fridays

Relax and learn through aboriginal film at at Free Film Fridays at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre from 12-2pm. Bookings essential. Friday 8 February - Mabo Friday 15 February – Deadly Yarns 3 Friday 22 February - Deadly Yarns 4 Friday 1 March - Deadly Yarns 5 Friday 15 March - Zach's Ceremony Friday 22 March - Sisters, Pearls and Mission Girls Friday 29 March - The Last Tasmanian * Films may be subject to change  

Wildlife Zoo at the Markets

We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!

Sharon Shannon Band with special guest Susan ONeill

Sharon Shannon Band, with special guest Susan O’Neill in a Double Bill Concert.  Sharon Shannon is a name synonymous with and entrenched in the culture and fabric of Traditional Irish Music. Sharon’s journey with her accordion and love for music has led her to become one of the world’s most highly acclaimed traditional musicians, and her personality has led her to be one of Ireland’s most well-liked and popular national treasures. From her debut self-titled album in 1991 to her most recent “Sacred Earth” album, her work demonstrates a wide-ranging number of musical influences. Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. Her work demonstrates a groundbreaking mix of traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, cajun, rap, dance, French Canadian and African. The prodigously gifted Susan O’Neill is aso from County Clare, Ireland. Her soulful & husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold. Using guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old and new. Her inspirational fusion of soulful Irish folk and her own acclaimed original material makes for an entertaining and enchanting musical experience. Her solo performances are literally mind-blowing. The amazing range of her gritty vocal combined with her superb guitar technique, her loop pedals and trumpet, make for a truly unforgettable musical experience. Don't miss this very rare oppportunity to hear two incredible artists in concert together.

Kids Learn to Sail

Is your child interested in learing how to sail? Why not enrol them in a Learn to Sail course at EFYC! Our courses are for kids aged 7 - 17 years old, and cater for a range of levels and experience. Courses will be run during term 1 for 4 Saturdays from 8.30am - 12.30pm commencing 9th February. To find out more, or to book your child's place call 9339-8111.

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