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WA Maritime Museum - Arthur Grady Display and Classic Car Show

In 1924 Fremantle bicycle maker Arthur Grady became the first person to ride a motorcycle around Australia. Celebrate Arthur Grady’s achievement with vintage enthusiasts at the WA Maritime Museum, as they gather to showcase their veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles.  Check out some amazing classic cars and hot rods, thanks to Classic Customs and Hot Rods of Perth. Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the WA Museum's fascinating collection of old boats and other hidden treasures in storage in the A Shed.   For those who would like to explore the Museum as well, enjoy entry by donation and a special performance by the Perth Swing Dance Society at midday.

Voices from the Past

Hear the volunteer Guides give voice to individual stories of prisoners, warders and authorities associated with the Fremantle Round House - Western Australia's oldest extant public building.   The terrible fate of the Indigenous prisoners, of John Gavin who was the first white person hung in Western Australia, of Jane Green or Margaret Farmer who were two of the female prisoners.   Try the pillories for size, ring the curfew bell and see the 1.00pm cannon fired.

1967 YES The People Spoke

The City of Fremantle is collaborating with Urban Indigenous to present a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. The commemoration is centered in sharing stories of individual connections to the referendum presented in live personal exchanges. These exchanges will take place in and around Fremantle and culminate in a larger family friendly event. Sharing stories enables connections between individuals and their communities to be made. Through each personal story the importance of the ‘YES’ vote in 1967 will be shared, an intimate reflection about what this historic result means not only for the individuals sharing their story, but for all Australians. Through the program of events the commemoration aims to engage in new audiences with indigenous stories in a way that is personal and unexpected. A series of pop up performances will take place in various locations across the city announced online each day. The ‘surprise’ performance/sharing widens engagement and offers new ways to people to engage with each other. On Saturday the 27 May all the storytellers will gather and share their stories in a live performance at the iconic Fremantle location of Clancy’s. This family friendly event will be hosted by Urban Indigenous and encourage sharing through conversation and food and celebrate the power of people coming together. In 1967 the Australian people spoke loudly through their votes to make positive change together, it was the biggest ‘YES’ vote in history on any Commonwealth referendum to date. Event locations: Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May: pop up locations around Fremantle (TBA) Saturday 27 May: 12 pm to 3 pm, Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle Urban Indigenous Urban Indigenous celebrates Aboriginal Australia, respects Aboriginal culture and loves Aboriginal Australians.  Urban Indigenous is committed to authentic Aboriginal content, addressing reconciliation and closing the gap strategies and challenging stereotypes.  Urban Indigenous school incursions are engaging, intimate, fun, interesting, and whole-heartedly committed to reconciliation in Australia.

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Brewery Tours at Little Creatures

One shared belief when Little Creatures was just a twinkle in our eyes was that breweries over the years have hardly been the most romantic of places. Hidden behind big brick walls and imposing gates, very little was visible to the passing community. It is our ambition to change all that, to become an open and transparent Brewery that welcomes all walks of life to experience the wonder of brewing. Come on down, say hi and explore our little piece of brewing happiness. Not sure what style of beer is for you? Want to learn about all things brewing along with the Little Creatures story? Brewery Tours with one of our resident hop heads include learning about all the great ingredients we use and the brewing process, along with a guided tasting of all of our beers and ciders. Tours run daily at 12, 1, 2 and 3pm.  To join, head on into the Brewhouse (located directly inside our brewery) before we start and sign up. Must be 18yo to join a brewery tour. We also offer free bike hire. Grab a bike for the day and explore our community. The Brewhouse is also the place to grab some crafty gear and pick up a six-pack of your favourite beer. There's a great outdoor area and since we welcome all walks of life, feel free to bring your pooch down too.

Coaster Culture

Step into the historic Wyola Club to view a unique display of beer coasters from days gone by. Just a quick glance will take you back in time and across the seas to some forgotton bar. This collection of 4000+ coasters has been gathered over decades and sourced from bars all over the world including Europe, Asia, The Americas and of course Australia. See how the humble coaster has tracked the changes in our society and the novel ways advertising has tried to engage with us over a drink. Included in this exhibition is a look back at the historic Wyola RSL Club which operated for 75 years at this location. Find out the stories of the people who were a part of the club and the epic tale of the little tug boat that became a legend, The SS Wyola.

Fremantle Camera Story

Learn how to take your photographs from ordinary to extraordinary at a free Camera Story creative photography workshop. Explore the rich heritage of Fremantle through the camera lens, as the team from Camera Story share their secrets to making beautiful imagery every time you click. On top of the free workshops, the photographs created by you will be turned into vibrant night time artistic projections at the J Shed. Be part of of the Camera Story and see your photographs turned into luminous public art! Email info@camerastory.com.au to secure a place. Walk-ins also welcome. 

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North Fremantle Community Day

A day to come down and get in touch with your community. Its a free family friendly fun day for all to support your local football club and primary school. You can expect:Live MusicJumping CastlesFood TrucksPetting ZoosFace PaintingFire Truck DisplayCake StallsFootball GamesAnd much much more... So come down Network, Socialise and Support....and bring ya dog!Proudly Sponsored by Shellabears Real Estate and Camerich Furniture

All the Tales on the Cemetery Trail - a guided tour of Fremantle Cemetery's Historical Trail

Watch as characters are brought back to life before your very eyes. Join Metropolitan Cemeteries Board Member and Fremantle identity, Don Whittington for a roam through Fremantle Cemetery exploring some interesting tales and local insights. Be prepared for ghostly encounters along the way! Bookings are essential. To reserve your place, please contact Sharon Sax McGunnigle on 9383 5254 or via email Sharon.SaxMcGunnigle@mcb.wa.gov.au

Demolished and Unbuilt: The Mayor’s Alternative Fremantle History Cycle Tour

Fremantle is a city of layers with thousands of individual planning choices shaping the unique place that it is today. Join Mayor Pettitt on a bike tour exploring what could’ve been – the stories of the unbuilt and the historical saves. Be it the casino proposed for Victoria Quay in the 80s or the demolition of half of the West End's High Street for a highway in the 70s, join the Mayor to muse, lament and celebrate Fremantle’s historical planning decisions. Meet under RAINBOW, bring your bike. The tour ends in the Fremantle CBD. Numbers strictly limited, please rsvp by Friday 26  May to confirm your place.

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Songs of the Sea return to the Whalers' Tunnel!

Following last year’s sell-out concert, rollick along as Fremantle’s historic Whalers’ Tunnel resonates again with Songs of the Sea! From barrel-thumping traditional sea shanties to songs of quiet longing, prepare for the calm and for the storm. Rug up in the unique and intimate setting of the Whalers’ Tunnel, below the Roundhouse and through the harmonies of a crew of good men, let The Lost Quays steer you a course across the world’s oceans, painting a song-picture of lives shaped by toil and adventure on the sea, far from home. Ticket price includes a tot of spiced rum!

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Wild Teens Art Class

Imagine you are Sir Joseph Banks seeing Australian flora and fauna as though for the first time, but instead of having to traverse the wilderness to find these creatures, we will bring them to you, here at Inkling. We will learn about, observe and document live Australian reptiles and insects through drawing, watercolour and collage. We will also use a variety of preserved specimens, such as birds and small mammals, for our investigations. 8 week course for school years 6 to 12. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students aged 12 to 16For students interested in the natural world, building art skills and learning advanced techniques.8 week course starts Saturday 13 May 13, 201790 minute workshopSaturdays @ 3.30 to 5 pmTeacher: Jane BarwellFEES $210 for the termYour course fee covers all materials, tuition and live animal encounters.There is no casual rate this term as students will be undertaking ongoing work across the term.