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Transportation Exhibition

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

Insider Art Summer 2018

Insider Art: Summer 2018 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  The collection of new works exhibited represents a diverse array of traditional and contemporary approaches to art making. Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between. Across Western Australia participation in creative processes and formal art classes play an important role in rehabilitation, personal development and complement existing educational programs. The production of artworks can be an important component in their rehabilitation as it allows them space…

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre presents Moominpappa at Sea

Moominpappa at Sea follows the plucky Moomin family as they begin an exciting new life on a rocky island far out to sea. Each family member embarks on an adventure – encountering the island’s mysterious inhabitants and discovering their own sense of place. From the rumblings of the ocean to the squawks of seabirds, an atmospheric soundscape will transport you to the remote island world of the Moomintrolls brought to life by solo performer, Michael Barlow. This unique magical adventure story of a family ‘at sea’ becomes a journey of self-discovery for us all. Duration: 50 mins Suitable for ages 5…

Puppet in the Park

Join us for some puppet making fun in the park!  We will have a fantastical pop up puppet making station in Pioneer Park directly in front of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre from 9am - 3pm on Saturday 19 & 26 January and Saturday 2 February 2019! We will have a selection of fun materials for you to create your very own hand puppet and will have experienced tutors who will be there to show you all the tricks of the puppet making trade! Price: $5 each (can pay in cash or at our Box Office on arrival) Location: Pioneer Park, 1 Short Street Fremantle…


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How Do Computers Work

Learn how computers think. Spend an afternoon learning basic computer binary logic, electronic circuits and basic computer programming. Hands-on physical computing wiring a circuit then coding a video game. Ages 10+ - Families welcome. Everyone from kids, teens, parents and interested adults welcome this workshop. Book essential as workshop is kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). Pre-requests: None. The "Make Video Game Controller & Coding" activity prior to this workshop would be helpful but not essential. Objective: To Have Fun! At same time learn how your computer, video games and all computer electronics basically work. Limited space, booking is essential.

Quay to Summer Merchants Mess Market

Enjoy a square meal from ports around the world, celebrating our multicultural heritage with fare from Perth's favourite food trucks.Featuring local favourites Express Lane Cafe, KAZOOMIES-Feel Good Food Restaurant, Freo Harbour Bar and Eshed Markets, Fremantle, the Merchants' Mess Markets will reflect Fremantle's multicultural heritage, and the Port as the landing place for many of WA's European migrants.Enjoy Greek, Italian and Spanish fare, and for the seafood lovers - a dedicated mussel bar! Sunday 20th January, 4pm until 9pm.

Summer School Holiday Programs

Circus WA school holiday program runs through December and January and includes open age acro intensive and aerials, stilt walking and circus skills. Learn Acro Intensive (Open Age) Monday 21 – 23 January 4:00pm – 6:00pm All Three Sessions $100.00, all six sessions $190.00 (3 sessions in January) Our progressive Acro program focuses on providing a structured development in acrobatic foundations such as conditioning, strength/flexibility, handstands, tumbling, trampoline. Learn Aerials Intensive (Open Age) Monday 21 – 23 January 4:00pm – 6:00pm All Three Sessions $100.00, all six sessions $190.00 (3 sessions in January) Our progressive aerial intensive will help you to build…


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Quay to Summer The Fishing School Cinics

The Fishing School comes to Victoria Quay! Classes include conservation, knot tying, rig building, casting, baiting and fishing! Classes run Mondays and Wednesdays over the school holidays. All equipment is supplied. Cost: $40 including a $5 snack voucher for the B Shed Café. For tickets, visit:

Flower Friends

Be inspired by the awesome shapes and colours of flowers to create giant 3D floral friends! Your teacher will guide you through folding, cutting and paper sculpting techniques. You will learn tips and tricks for making giant paper flowers. Suitable for all levels of artist. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Monday 21st JanuaryTime: 90 minute workshop starts @ 10.30amFee: $30 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child)  USEFUL INFORMATION Everyone is welcome. Physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you have any special needs or if you are…

Circus and Trampoline School Holiday Program

The Circus Centre is collaborating with Southern Star Trampoline and Gymnastics Academy to create a combined school holiday program for children aged five to fourteen. Each day, we will host a four-hour session. The children will have two hours on trampolines, and then another two hours learning new circus skills.  Enrol your child in one class to get a taster, or have them come in for every class to build on their circus skills over the summer break. Watch our promotional video and enrol at Location 146 Carrington Street, O'Connor WA 6163 Dates Week 1 Circus & Trampoline School Holiday Program Dec…

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School holidays

Fremantle story is the best website to find out what’s on in Fremantle during the school holidays. Whether you are looking for things to do in Freo for kids, what to do today or Fremantle attractions, Fremantle story brings together a full list of events, courses, performances and workshops including City of Fremantle events, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre shows or workshops at Esplanade Youth Plaza that will keep the kids busy during the school holidays.