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Serbian Film Festival

With an ever growing number of attendees, the Serbian Film Festival is a major Serbian annual event, which continues, to attract more lovers of cinema. The festival will present a dynamic selection of Serbian feature films. Since 2001, the festival has showcased a selection of the latest sophisticated and vibrant films from Serbia, inviting Australian audiences to embark on a fantastic voyage of discovery. It is our joy to welcome new visitors and we wish you all a very happy Festival!

Collide Duo

Collide are a Perth based acoustic duo. Belle is an experienced singer who has performed with cover bands in both Ireland and Australia. She has been able to further her vocal abilities through her performances of traditional Irish songs, as well as contemporary covers. She has also gained much experience through her performances in many of Perth’s big corporate events. Most recently she has partnered up with some Perth songwriters and hopes to soon showcase some of these originals. She teams up to form the duo with Sam Eyles who is a guitarist of 15 years. Sam completed a 5 year scholarship at Perth Modern on classical guitar, during which time he toured Europe for 4 weeks. He has played in Kalamunda youth swing jazz band on bass guitar and electric guitar. After being awarded a 10 year long service award with the band, Sam has since gained further experience, in that he has played in multiple cover bands around Perth since 2010.

Fremantle Long Table Dinner

Join us to launch the festive season in Fremantle set in the magnificent setting of the newly heritage listed West End. Dine in the middle of the street, enjoying a festive 3 course dinner with wine and be entertained by comedians, live band, charity auctions, street performers, Santa Claus and so much more.   This unique event is on Thursday 30th November from 6PM. All profits are going to St Patrick’s Support Centre, helping homeless and disadvantaged people. Last year's event was a sell out, so don't miss out and book your ticket today. Proudly presented by The National Hotel, Fremantle BID and St Patrick's Community Support Centre www.fremantlelongtable.com.au    

Santas Enchanted Wardrobe

The real magic of Christmas comes alive again in 2017 with the unique immersive theatre experience Santas Enchanted Wardrobe.  Begin with a game of hide & seek; come enter the enchanted wardrobe and discover Narnia, Mr Tumnus and the Enchanted Forest. Interact with our spellbinding characters in small groups and witness the giant magic mushrooms where the fairies play in the Elderling Tree; gather the fairy dust and journey to the North Pole, to help the reindeers fly and our workshop come to life before spending quality time with a quality Santa. ** NEW in 2017 – Discover expanded worlds; holographic projections; new characters; spectacular special effects and much more…..

Make Your Own Woven Wall Hanging with Sunday Weaves

Create a beautiful woven wall hanging for your home on a simple handloom. Learn about the weaving process and various simple techniques. Define your colour palette, incorporating natural and recycled fibres into your design. This class is suitable for those with no experience weaving, to those with an intermediate level understanding who want to expand their knowledge. Each participant will take home their own wooden handloom. Bring:All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided. Date and Time:Saturday 14th October, 10:00am - 2:00pm The Experience:An enriching day of learning, making and conversation at Fremantle’s newest creative venue, Stackwood. About Phoebe:Phoebe Phillips was introduced to weaving by her mother who led a women’s craft group. She loves the meditative quality of weaving. She fits her craft practice around training to be a yoga teacher and working in a gallery. Sunday Weaves is her idea of a perfect Sunday; it’s a space where she can slow down, drink good coffee, have a great conversation and immerse herself in a creative project.

Marley NZ AllStars Celebrate The Legend

With the blessing of The Marley family comes The Marley NZ All-Stars. 19 of New Zealand’s premiere musicians will play the hits of Bob Marley this December 2 at Metropolis in Fremantle. With a 2.5 hour set, spanning over 30 classic tracks including Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Redemption Song, No Woman No Cry, One Love and many more, Marley is a night not to be missed for true Bob fans. Join us to Celebrate The Legend!The Marley NZ All-Stars are -Tiki Taane - VocalsAnnie Crummer - VocalsChe-Fu - VocalsLaughton Kora - Vocals (ex Kora)Fran Kora - Vocals, Bass (Kora, Modern Maori Quartet)Ria Hall - VocalsBoh Runga - VocalsAnna Coddington - VocalsJoel Shadbolt - Vocals (L.A.B)Grenville Bell - Guitar (ex Katchafire)Stu Kora - Guitar & Keys (Kora, L.A.B)Paul Russell - Drums & Percussion (Stomp, Supergroove)Brad Kora - Drums & Percussion (L.A.B, Kora)Barrett Hocking - Trumpet (The Black Seeds)Lucien Johnson - Saxophone (The Black Seeds)Shelton Woolright - Guest drums (I Am Giant, Blindspott)Godfrey de Grut - Keys (Elemeno P, Che-Fu & The Krates)Ara Adams-Tamatea - Bass (L.A.B, ex Katchafire)Hani Totorewa - Keys (ex Katchafire)Special guest support from NZ’s own L.A.BLocal support from Perths Jamdown Vershun DJs Mumma Trees & General Justice

Make an Embroidered Necklace

Wear your art on your sleeve! Or failing that, why not wear it around your neck? Embroidery is no longer your nanna’s domain. In this three hour workshop, you will learn the basics of embroidery and how to apply it to fabrics to make your own wearable piece of art. Your nan would be proud! In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative embroidery, including how to set up your fabric, hoop and floss. You will also learn and practice common embroidery stitches before applying your skills to a fabric of your choice. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with one or two tiny hoops adorned with your own stitching and the know-how to make more! No previous experience or skills are required. About the teacher: Jess is a graphic designer by day and a crafty so-and-so by night. She learned to sew on a hand-crank Singer sewing machine when she was just a wee lass and has been a loyal member of the needle and thread club ever since. She’s a self-confessed bowerbird and can’t resist holding onto a pretty scrap of fabric. Now that her days of turning vintage tablecloths into dresses are long behind her, she’s has turned her crafty ways to needlepoint felting, creating felt pennants and finding contemporary applications for traditional embroidery stitches.

Tash Sultana | Homecoming Tour | [second show]

Due to popular demand after selling out her first show in 24 hours, Tash Sultana has confirmed a second FAC date on her national Homecoming Tour. Tash is one of Australia’s rising stars, landing the number three slot in last year’s triple j Hottest 100, picking up the Unearthed J Award and hitting the top 10 of the ARIA chart with her EP Notion. The Homecoming Tour marks her last headline shows for almost a year as Tash bunkers down to finish her debut album and continues to tour internationally. Tash will be supported by fellow former buskers the Pierce Brothers and tropical rave pop duo Willow Beats.

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Kiteboard Race

Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle Australia’s favourite kiteboard race, the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, returns on 9 December and you can be a part of the fun by heading down to the beach to cheer in the 140 competitors as they race to shore. Now in its 8th year, the race is a ‘must do’ for serious kiters who take on the 19km open ocean course from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle. Records were broken last year when winner, Frenchman Nico Parlier, completed the race in just 19 minutes and three seconds, shaving more than three minutes off Englishman Olly Bridge’s previous record. In good conditions the kiteboarders will be faster than the Rottnest Express ferries so we recommend getting to the beach in plenty of time to enjoy the party and live commentary and see the winners receive their trophies. There’s more than $9000 in prizemoney up for grabs. Look out for the Red Bull wig wams on the beach. What: 140 kiteboarders will race across the Indian Ocean from Phillip Point at Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach North Fremantle. Spectators can watch the competitors ride into the finish line at Leighton Beach. The event is made possible thanks to Tourism Western Australia, Red Bull, Fremantle Sailing Club, WAKSA, Rottnest Express and Channel 9 Perth. Who: World ranked international kite surfers will compete alongside local, national and international entrants and past winners. When: Saturday 9 December. Entertainment commences from 2pm, Racers depart Rottnest at approx 2.30pm and the fastest competitors are set to arrive at the finish line from approximately 2.50pm, depending on weather conditions. (if wind conditions are not favourable the race will be held on Sunday 4 December – check the website or Facebook event on the day) Where: Leighton Beach, Port Beach Road, North Fremantle. Catch the train to the North Fremantle station, bike or park. Cost: Free for spectators. To enter, visit the website for info Contact: www.lighthouse2leighton.com.au / tim.turner@yjs.com.au Video link: https://vimeo.com/194920602

Way of the Spray

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the physical and conceptual approach to working with a spray cans and covers a range of aerosol art tips and techniques such as… -anatomy of a spray can and features of various brands -nozzle selection -physicality, saftey and ethics of operating a spray can -the design elements and principles applied to spray painted artwork -incorporation of mixed media approaches such as stencils, pasties and paint markers Through basic skills development, you will gain the confidence to work with spray paint as a medium for your own art practice. The workshop will cover spray can techniques and introduce you to other street art and graffiti forms such as tagging, piecing, stencilling and paste ups, various terminology and ways to approach painting. You will experiment with these techniques to create collaborative works and your own individual piece on MDF boar About the teacher:  Daz is a mural artist, project facilitator and illustrator specialising in large scale public artworks and community based collaborative projects.He has a professional background in illustration, graphic design & sign writing and has worked as a youth worker and TAFE lecturer. He works in contemporary urban art and is influenced by the patterns and forms in nature, vintage commercial graphics and signage, album cover art, comic and graphic novel design, children’s book illustration and the historic graphic art styles of the psychedelic and mid-century modern eras.His unique style shows a sensitive use of colour and conveys a distinct west coast vibe which transfers to fun, engaging and exciting murals. Check out Darren Hutchens’ website for more info.

Soukouss Internationale | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 10 Dec: Soukouss Internationale (WA) bring gorgeous vocal melodies, pumping Congolese rhythms and scorching guitar to showcase authentic, energetic African music that’s sure to have the crowd dancing.

Avenue

Led by the soulful voice of Joyce Mathers, Avenue offers a selection of standard and modern jazz grooves, sassy swing, stylish latin, retro pop and rock. They have a huge repertoire of music made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, George Michael, Sting, Sade and many more arranged in their own "Avenue" style and showcasing their stunning three part harmonies.

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