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Ultimate Fremantle Stay

Quest Fremantle & Rottnest Express - Ultimate Fremantle Stay Includes 2 night’s accommodation at Quest Fremantle plus day trip to Rottnest Island for 2 Adults with Rottnest Express. Overnight accommodation package from $267 per night (for Studio), with additional nights (room only) from $169. Family of 4 accommodation package from $515 per night (for Two Bedroom Apartment), with additional nights (room only) from $319. Ultimate Fremantle Stay available for bookings and stays until 31st January 2018. All ferry bookings are subject to availability, and bookable via Quest Fremantle Reception in advance of arrival date. BOOK DIRECT and SAVE on our website or call +61 8 9433 9400.  

WA Circus School Summer School Holiday Program

Do you  fancy learning how to juggle, walk a tight rope, climb a silk or swing on a trapeze?  Now is your time to experience CircusWA.  Join one or more of our progressive workshops, where you will learn a variety of circus skills and then get to showcase them on the last day. CircusWA will be running a series of workshops for ages 5+ years. Our progressive workshops are 3 and 4 sessions. These programs are structured to be progressive, to allow each student to be able to  display their newly learnt skills at the end.  Specialist Intensive Workshops  Please note: Limited to 10 students, book now to secure your place! Tight Wire Intensive Workshop (no experience necessary – open age) When: 18 – 19 December 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pmCost: $80.00/$70.00 con Manipulation Intensive Workshop (Intermediate/Advanced Level – open age) When: 18 – 19 December 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pmCost: $80.00/$70.00 con Acrobatics and Mini Trampoline Intensive (Intermediate/Advanced Level – 9+ years) When: 20 – 21 December 2017, 5:00pm – 7:00pmCost: $65.00/$60.00 con Aerials Intensive (Intermediate/Advanced Level – 9+ years) When: 20 – 21 December 2017, 5:00pm – 7:00pmCost: $65.00/$60.00 con Two ALL DAY workshops (5 hour) DESCRIPTION: acro, tight wire, human pyramids, hooping, puppetry and clowning. Open for all children ages 7 – 12 years. Come along and have some fun, make puppets and learn to be a clown!! When: 10 – 11 January 2017, 9:00am – 2:00pmCost: $75.00 per day or $130.00 for 2 days Progressive Workshops  DESCRIPTION: General circus skills – including all or some of the following: acro, aerials, stilts, unicycle, manipulation – CATERS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SKILLS When: 19 – 21 Dec 2017, 9:00am – 10:30am (5-7 years)Cost: $80.00/ $75.00 con When: 19 – 21 Dec 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm (8-11 years)Cost: $80.00/ $75.00 con When: 8 – 11 Jan, 5:30pm – 7:30pm (12+ years)Cost: $90.00/ $80.00 con When: 15 – 18 January 2017, 9:00am – 10:30am (5-7 years)Cost: $90.00/ $80.00 con When: 15 – 18 January 2017, 9:00am – 10:30am (8-11 years)Cost: $90.00/ $80.00 con Please note: To qualify for concession, you must scan your concession card and email to 


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Your Summer of Cricket LIVE

Ball & Chain presents your Summer of cricket live and loud in Fremantle. Watch the 2017/18 Ashes and the Big Bash League games live with big screens inside and outside all summer long. Starts 23 November 2017. Ashes starts 23 November Big Bash League starts 9 December Visit for all fixture dates and times.

Complimentary Tea Toast every morning at the Hougoumont

We all have something in common (including bread) Breakfast at Hougoumont is served with subtlety. We don’t go overboard with bain maries, omelette chefs and fondue fountains. You’ve got a historic city to explore – not a food foyer. That’s why we invite you to enjoy a complimentary light start to your day, served daily in our Lobby Lounge between 7:15 am and 9.30am. Take your time mingling with crew and guests as you enjoy a selection of toast made by master local bakery 'Bread In Common', premium preserves, fresh fruit, Nespresso coffee and Rubra fine teas. It’s just a little something to tide you over for your adventures ahead of you. That’s what being well travelled is all about.Psst! If you’re really craving a cooked breakfast, feel free to order from our room service menus. Book your stay with us and take advantage of this "little something" you won't get just anywhere.  

Meet The Masters Arts Workshops Ages 4-6 and 7-10

Meet the Masters will introduce your children to the backgrounds, focus and techniques of some of the most famous artists that ever lived - including some that still do! Each workshop is based on one artist and is split into three parts - Inspire, Educate and Create.INSPIRE: Using books, posters and multimedia we explore the fascinating lives and famous (and not so famous) works of the Master artists, what they loved and why.EDUCATE: The next step is experimenting with various techniques and media used by the artist.CREATE: This is where we not only recreate techniques just learnt, but add our own flair to improve the works of the masters and take it a step further! WEEK 1: Michelangelo - Painting/Drawing under tables, soap carvings and sketching. WEEK 2: Sonia Delaunay - Creating Patterns on paper and textiles. WEEK 3: Jeff Koons - Balloon Dogs and Flower Sculptures.Meet the Masters connects children to the artist and their motivations, introducing new techniques and ways of looking at things. Our mini masters will increase their art vocabulary and practice the elements of art while having a ball. Not only is art fun, but it helps kids learn and grow in so many different ways...They learn about culture, geography and how art relates to other subjects, increases confidence, expands visual learning, teaches collaboration and accountability and of course allows them to express themselves in more creative ways.Maximum 15 Mini Masters per workshop.The Children's Museum of WA is all about combining fun with learning! Tickets available at: (Ages 4 - 6) EventBrite (Ages 7 - 10) EventbriteFor more information on The Children's Museum of WA head to THE VENUE: Sage Bookshop is a great new local independent bookshop in South Fremantle that also has plenty of room for events and functions. Great books, local art, unique gifts and a cool vinyl selection to listen to.If you have any more questions, please contact Victoria @


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Art Heroes Olsen Senior Workshop

Be inspired by the paintings of this modern Australian artist. Explore line, maps and aerial photography to create abstract and landscape masterpieces. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 10 to 12 years oldDate: Wednesday January 17thTime: 3 Hour Workshop starts @ 9.30AMFee: $45 (This fee covers all art supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Making art makes kids hungry! Please bring a little snack for morning tea. Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you have any special needs or if you are bringing a carer along. Our studio is behind Paper Bird, go through the shop and down the alley to the Nature Play Courtyard.We can’t wait to make some art with you!* Image used under Creative Commons licencing.

Art Play Thread Junior Studio

In this unstructured class you are free to explore art and making with cotton and thread at your own pace. A professional artist will be on standby to help if you get stuck. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 9 years oldDate: Wednesday January 17thTime: 1 Hour Art Play starts @ 10amFee: $15 (This fee covers all art supplies) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt. Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you have any special needs or if you are bringing a carer along. Our studio is behind Paper Bird, go through the shop and down the alley to the Nature Play Courtyard. We can’t wait to make some art with you!

Ceramics Slip Casting (9-12 years)

In this two day class learn the delicate art of slip casting, which entails creating a ceramic vessel by using liquid clay and a mould. Whilst waiting for the cast to dry, decorate a ready-made dish with colourful underglaze and texturing techniques. On day two decorate your own cast dish ready to be fired. Finish the class with two unique ceramic dishes to take home. 


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Contemporary Hand Stitching

For Teens. Join us for a creative and inspirational contemporary workshop, suitable for teens looking for new creative expression. We'll learn the art of 'Slow Stitching' to create some really unique and funky hand stitched artwork to hang on the wall. 

In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country

In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country is an expansive exhibition of new work taking over FAC’s galleries. The works are the result of 18 months of artists’ residencies in remote and regional Aboriginal art centres across Australia. Artists from six key Aboriginal art centres have invited leading independent artists – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – from around the country to work with them. The resulting collaborative artworks are significant, striking and bold in their inventive use of materials. Featuring sculptural works, installations and films drawing together the ideas of artists from diverse backgrounds, In Cahoots presents the fascinating, potent collaborations happening across Country today. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS & ABORIGINAL ART CENTRESNeil Aldum (WA) + Baluk Arts (VIC): Kirsty Bell, Dominic Bramall-White, Gillian Garvie, Glenn Foster, Tallara Gray, Robert Kelly, Beverley Meldrum, Rebecca Robinson, Nanette Shaw, Doug Smith, Lisa Waup and Shane Wright Curtis Taylor (WA) + Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre (NT): Ishmael Marika Trent Jansen (NSW) + Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency (WA): Elsie Dickens, Yangkarni Penny K-Lyons, Mayarn Lawford, Rita Minga, Eva Nargoodah, Illium Nargoodah, Johnny Nargoodah, Gene Tighe and Duane Shaw Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro (NSW) + Martumili Artists (WA): Kumpaya Girgiba, Rachel Handley, Thelma Judson and Nancy Karnu Taylor Tony Albert (QLD/NSW) + Warakurna Artists (WA): Nancy Carnegie Tjungupi, Lena Dawson Palitja, Andrea Giles, Norma Giles, Sheila Giles, Trudy Holland, Dianne Holland, Joyce James, Clarabelle Kendae, Francine Newberry, Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson, Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson, Eunice Porter Yunurupa, Kristabell Porter, Delilah Shepherd, Dwayne Shepherd, Katherine Shepherd, Selina Shepherd, Dallas Smythe, Noreen Smythe, Dorothy Ward, Rocky William Porter, Billy Willy, Tracy Yates, Judith Yinyika Chambers and the children of Warakurna Louise Haselton (SA) + Papulankutja Artists (WA): Angilyiya Mitchell, Freda Lane, Anawari Mitchell, Jennifer Mitchell and Pamela Hogan EXHIBITION RUNS SAT 25 NOV - SUN 28 JAN Image: Tony Albert, Kieran Lawson and David Collins, Warakurna Superhero #1 (detail), 2017, C-type print, 100 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of the artists, Sullivan+Strumpf and Warakurna Artists

Make a Video Game Controller, Wire Button and Code

A 1-Hour School Holiday Activity making a working push-button to run a video game you can re-program. This is an introductory activity to get a taste of learning about electronics and coding, or 'Physical Computing'.Groups are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). All Ages 7+ years Introduction to Physical Computing with Video Game Electronics!{Under 10's will require parental supervision} Learn by doing a fun hands-on activity making a working push-button switch to decorate and take home. Interface the push-button to a Raspberry Pi computer’s input/output wiring to drive a video game character. Instead of children being limited to playing yet another video game, they can also make the game controller, colour & re-animate the game characters, and change the program through simple Scratch block coding. Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $28 When: Several 1-hour sessions available during School Holidays, 15-26 January 2018.Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

Remarkable Rome

Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we dig into this world to uncover the story behind the exhibition Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue. Explore our Roman military uniform touch-table as well as our In Fashion toga draping and Roman ladies’ costume demonstration. Decorate your own paper-craft centurion helmet to take home, or craft a ​colourful mosaic frame or picture. You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our digitally animated screen!Activities free. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply.