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Doing One Thing At A Time

Doing One Thing at a Time is a performance and installation, occurring and displayed within The 1897 Window Gallery. Over two months Fiz Eustance will spend an hour or more every day within the gallery space (which will be set up as a studio), crocheting. When Fiz is not within the gallery the space will be on display in its studio form, and viewers will be able to watch as the crocheted object gradually evolves. This work is an attempt to spend time consciously, to escape from the idea that we must multitask in order to be productive, and to…

Fiona Omeenyo Ancestors Spirits

Fiona Omeenyo draws on the culture and story-telling of her home community at Lockhart River in northern Queensland to make paintings of the spirits of both living and past occupants. Her approach is highly individualistic, creating amorphous figures that merge into the environment and the background. A room full of her paintings creates the sense of movement and activity, the ongoing world of spirit forms and human endeavours. Fiona’s style uses figurative elements that have a mythical, abstracted feeling, where the figures are carved or etched into the background layers of paint to become part of the landscape. She bases…

Saturday Cocktail Class

End your day and start your night the best way, with a complimentary Cocktail Class at The Harbour Master bar in Fremantle. Ladies and gents, you are invited to master the art of cocktail creation with our knowledgeable bartender every Saturday at 6pm. If you're looking for a great night out for team building, birthdays, hen's and buck's nights or any other special occasion our Saturday Cocktail Class is perfect.

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The Money Fight LIVE Mayweather vs McGregor

The two biggest stars from the world of boxing and MMA, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, will enter the ring on August 27th to go head-to-head in one of the most hotly anticipated boxing bouts of all time. Join us in Fremantle at the Ball & Chain to watch it all unfold LIVE: 6 screens throughout Drink specials all day Fight day dude food available including a Beef & Guinness pie Plus your chance to WIN over $1000 worth of prizes from “The Vault” Buy 6 drinks to receive your key. One key will open The Vault and win everything…

Strange Editions

Introducing Strange Editions, a winter book series at Strange Company in Fremantle. At the end of each month you’re invited to sit down with a Fremantle-based author to discuss their book over vino. The exciting line-up of authors include: Monday 26th June: Joan London with The Golden AgeMonday 31st July: Deb Fitzpatrick with The BreakMonday 28th August: Dr Leigh Straw with LimestoneTuesday 26th September: David Whish-Wilson with Old Scores Strange Editions is a free evening, however as places are limited, RSVP is essential. Head to the Strange Company Facebook page for more information.

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Launch Party Sunny Cities A New Stationery Collection

FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre is proud to host the launch of local makers Beau Est Mien Prints and Designs latest collection Sunny Cities. Join us for drinks and nibbles! Inspired by their favourite bits of Australia, Sunny Cities is Beau Est Mien's latest range of stationery products and artworks. Each design is hand-painted by their artists; some are then made into digital compositions, while others are simply used as they are. Whatever the design may be, the goal is to capture the handmade feeling of all the original paintings, that were made with love in Beau Est Mien's sunny…

Maria SS del TIndarri festival and procession

On Sunday 10 September 2017, the association of Maria Santissima del Tindari, will be celebrating the annual religious festival and procession in Fremantle. Many people are expected to take part in the procession and festivities through the streets of Fremantle in a colourful display of faith and devotion towards the Black Madonna. Festivities will begin with Solemn Tridum in the Basilica Saint Patrick on Thursday 7 September to Saturday 9 September at 7.30 pm. On Sunday 10 September, at 9.45 am there will be a Concelebrated Solemn Mass. The procession will leave the Basilica on Sunday 10 September at 2 pm. The statue of our Black Lady will be carried through the streets of Fremantle to the Esplanade, where there will be a brief pause for daytime fireworks display. At the conclusion of the fireworks, the procession will return to the Basilica for Benediction. According to popular legend, which has been passed through the ages, the Black Madonna arrived in the small Sicilian town of Tindari through miraculous circumstances, after a merchant ship sailing from the east sought shelter in the bay of Tindari because of a storm. When the storm had finished, the small ship could not set sail again towards its destination, until the crew left behind a chest containing the statue of the Black Madonna which the locals housed in a small temple. The year was 726 AD. But it was the devotion and determination of the association’s President–Andrea Pellegrino and above all, the faith of our community in Fremantle that another statue of the Black Madonna was commissioned and produced in Fremantle in 1996, exactly 1270 years later. The statue of Our Lady was placed in the Basilica Saint Patrick, and religious celebrations have been held every year during the second week in September, culminating with the Solemn Mass and procession.

Fremantle Wedding Walk

Mark your Diaries for the Thursday 12th October 2017, 4pm - 8pm for our first ever Fremantle Wedding Walk! Fremantle's historic  buildings, breath taking beaches and creative, relaxed, and open-minded spirit is the reason why more and more couples are choosing to host their wedding day in this distinctly different city. Come and experience the history and vibe of Fremantle as you meander through the streets and parks to find your perfect wedding venue! 9 Wedding Venues and 3 Accomodation Venues, all within easy walking distance of each other, will all be open to welcome you in and showcase what they each have to offer. Moore & Moore / Little Creatures / The Esplanade Hotel / Maritime Musuem / The National Hotel  Blue HQ / Kidogo / Char Char Bulls / Bathers Beach House / Be Fremantle / Quest / Hougoumont Hotel    Keep an eye out for more details ....

Southpaw

Led by drummer Peter Evans, Southpaw explore the sounds of 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, folk, pop and country music with a jazz sensibility.   From the Boogaloo to the Bo-Diddley Rhythm, Southpaw play both original music and jazz interpretations of songs from popular artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel. Peter is joined by fellow lefties Simon Jeans on guitar and Shane Pooley on the bass.

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#MyFreoStory is your Freo story

We all have a Freo story. From the locals raised in the port city, to the live music lovers or Sunday brunch devotees on the strip, locals and visitors alike have a story to share about Freo. And so #MyFreoStory video competition was born. In early 2016, the #MyFreoStory competition was launched to encourage people to tell their own Freo story, with 40 very unique and heartfelt videos submitted. This included a day in the life of local Freo dog, following a unicyclist’s journey around town to the home of WA Circus, watching a time-lapse artist weave a large red basket around themselves in prominent Fremantle landmarks and Freo-inspired sea shanty “Fremantle, The Pride of WA”.  After much deliberation, 9 entries were shortlisted to determine the overall winner, Shakey’s Story. The first #MyFreoStory winning entry by Oliver Oldroyd and Stevie James Smith depicted the moving true story of a local artist and his strong connection to the Freo art scene and local music legend Bon Scott. We asked the producer Oliver Oldroyd what motivated him and his cousin to enter “We love living here in Freo. There's such a good creative vibe and it's great to be part of it. We love making films and it was also important for us to get Shakey’s name out there and get him recognised for the talented artist he is.” Another entry by a 16 year old student from Perth Modern School, Radheya Jegatheva was “My Journey Through Freo”, voted on the youtube.com/fremantlestory as the best film in our people’s choice category. This young film maker gave us a view of all the things he loves in Freo by filming on his mum’s iPhone. We asked Radheya what motivated him to enter “A bit of everything to be honest, but one of the main messages that I wanted to convey through my video was that Freo is a city that can cater for all sorts of people of all ages - and that there was so much to do and so much to see.” After viewing all of last year’s great films we couldn’t get enough, so in late March we launched the second 2017 #MyFreoStory video competition and are waiting in anticipation for the new stories. If you want to check out last year’s films or submit your own #MyFreoStory video visit fremantlestory.com.au/myfreostory. Competition closes 22 May 2017.

Free-wheeling Fremantle | E Bikes R Us

Free-wheeling Fremantle is a free bike hire service suitable for adults and youth that operates from E Bikes R Us at the E Shed on Victoria Quay. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area allowing riders to explore the city at their own leisurely pace. Fremantle is an easy city to explore by bike. Dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city and shared cycle paths running north, south and along the Swan River make it easy for cyclists to move around. Although Fremantle is built on a series of hills, the most interesting parts of the city and the popular…


Free events

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great day out in Freo. There is always something spontaneous happening on the street and many Fremantle activities and events you can enjoy for free. Visit Fremantle during one of the great festivals and experience the buzzing atmosphere of busking, street performers and parades. Call into the museums and see some of the free exhibitions or browse the beautiful art exhibitions in Fremantle’s best galleries and studio’s.