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Sunday Jazz Sessions at Creatures NextDoor

Wrap up your week with live jazz from 4:30-7:30 every Sunday at Creatures NextDoor. Enjoy our sharing styled menu, one of our beers and ciders or a great Aussie wine, put your feet up and soak up a sunset.  Located just around the corner from the brewery, Creatures NextDoor is a cosy, relaxed lounge with a little bit of spunk. It boasts some serious views of the Fishing Boat Harbour – a perfect location for sunsets.   Love your music?  We also host live local bands every Thursday from 6pm. Come join us for some eclectic beats, drinks, nibbles, and a great evening soaking up the best Fremantle has to offer! 

Bearing Witness, and the Artist as Historian: free talk by Prof Deborah Gare

The artist, Hans Holbein, engineered the royal wedding between Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves—and doomed it to failure when, in real life, the princess did not live up to the beauty of her portrait.  In another country, and another century, Eugene Delacroix recorded the uprising of the French people in 1830 in his iconic work ‘Liberty Leading the People’.  Can history be read through works of art? In this fascinating talk Notre Dame’s professor of history, Deborah Gare, will reveal how art bears witness to extraordinary events of our past and how, indeed, painters might sometimes be considered historians.  Due to the popularity of Notre Dame’s festival talks, this year’s weekday program will be available to both morning and evening audiences.

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The National Hotel History Tour

Join us for a tour of this magnificent hotel dating back to the gold rush era. Recently restored after a devastating fire almost completely destroyed the building, the hotel has a chequered history of murder, violence and fires. The tour culminates with a visit to the stunning rooftop displaying views across Fremantle and the port. Be sure to bring your camera!  Numbers are limited, registrations essential.  Call 9335 6688 or email bookings@nationalhotelfremantle.com.au 

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$17 Shank & Pint MONDAYS at The Left Bank

Enjoy a Lamb Shank with creamy potato mash and red wine jus, together with a pint of your choice (or even a glass of wine, because Shank & Shiraz matches well)! $17 every Monday from 5pm.

Ball & Chain Happy Hour

Enjoy the widest range of Matilda Bay Craft beer on tap for only $7 or a wide range of spirits or a fine glass of wine at Fremantle's newest old pub, Ball & Chain for only AUD$5 per glass every Monday - Friday 5-6pm. 

Researching Your Family History Online

Join local history expert Pam Harris and learn how to uncover your family’s history and place their lives and stories into the context of their time. Find out about available online tools that can assist your research, and how your Fremantle City Library can help you access and use these platforms.

May Voicebox

Voicebox Monday 29 May @ Fremantle Fibonacci Centre, special guests Glen Phillips, Julie Watts & Ross Donlon + open mic, vegan menu by Roark & Co (byo welcome), doors open 6.30 pm for 7pm start. $10/$6 cash only, bring your VOICE!!

Wide Open Mic night

Open Mic Night, talked about in all languages & countries of the world, the one & only Wide Open Mic! As this is the premier Open Mic Night the schedule books up in advance. To play, there’s two requirements, first you must email Tash Shanks via mojosopenmic@gmail.com. Secondly, once you’ve secured a gig, you must invite everyone you ever met to see your Mojos Bar performance! Venue open from 5pm. Live music starts at 8pm. Entry is free!

Journalists and the ‘first draft’ of history: free talk by Dr Mignon Shardlow

“Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.”  Journalists often write the first draft of history and today they are the antidote to the post-truth world, fake news and Trump’s war on media.In this enlightening talk, Notre Dame’s head of Journalism, Mignon Shardlow, will reveal how journalists make history, just as they report it.  Due to the popularity of Notre Dame’s festival talks, this year’s weekday program will be available to both morning and evening audiences.

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Fremantle's Secret Submarine Base - Floor Talk

During World War II Fremantle became an important international submarine base, hosting more than170 Allied submarines.  Some of the submarines were Dutch and British, but the majority were American. Due to the secrecy surrounding its operation, its existence was little known at the time.   Join a floor talk presented by WA Museum Volunteers to find out more. The floor talk includes an opportunity to view fascinating photographs of the Allied submarines in Fremantle.   For more information call 1300 134 081 or email reception@museum.wa.gov.au 

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