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Nuclear Sharks Discovery Channel

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Come and watch Nuclear Sharks movie by Discovery Channel at the WA Maritime Museum.The Bikini Atoll is a marine environment in the Pacific Ocean once destroyed by nuclear testing in the Cold War. Join Philippe Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, and his team as they investigate the restoration of this resilient Atoll, which is now home to reef sharks. How did the sharks get there? See how tagging of these sharks uncovers many secrets, including an illegal fishing fleet that has been taking sharks from inside one of the largest shark sanctuaries in the Pacific. Free with Museum entry.  Please call 1300 134 081 for more details and screening times The screening of this film is sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General Perth.

Preppers at Polizia gallery

Preppers is the inaugural exhibition at the new artist-run gallery Polizia, inhabiting the formerpolice station in the Fremantle CBD.  Artists Loren Kronemyer, Dan McCabe, and Guy Louden have come together to create "Preppers" based on a mutual fascination and investment in the prepping lifestyle.Preppers are a subculture of people that prepare for the collapse of society. They collect specialised survival products, skills, and knowledge. Prepping is both a hobby and a world view. It has its own aesthetics, vocabulary, and consumer objects, and also its own values and fantasies, centered around the moment of collapse and its aftermath. In this exhibition, artists examine this culture through sculptural, digital, and video art.In our emerging geopolitical era uncertainty is widespread. Prepping is the spirit of our times. For preppers, economic, environmental, technological, and military disaster is inevitable. Its menacing “tactical” survival skills and specialised outdoor gear reveal an apocalyptic individualism focused on preserving the self. The slick commodification of existential collapse reflect an absurd predicament, where preparing for total collapse of a society seems more desirable than improving it. Preppers are betting against the house: they are emotionally, financially, and socially invested in collapse.Exhibition opening 6pm Saturday 8th April (RSVP polizia.art@gmail.com)Continues 9th - 16 April 2017Gallery open 12 - 4pm, Tues - Sunday and by appointment45 Henderson St Fremantle 6160

Desert Child

Formed in 1995 – Desert Child comprising the guitar talents of Guy Ghouse & Damian Watkiss Their music is a blend styles to create instrumental music which defies all contemporary genres. Both Guy’s and Damian’s parents played music together back in the early 1970’s and now the tradition continues. The catalyst for their music was the formation and cultivation in the Kimberley town of Broome in North Western Australia. “Broome being such a tourist mecca, saw us exposed to a variety of people from all over the globe, we listened to so much music and were fortunate enough to jam with backpackers and touring acts who’s individual styles reflected so much of world, ethnic and music not played on mainstream radio…we were lucky”. The result is something quite unique and fresh. We have been fortunate enough to perform this music all over the world, from Edinburgh Festival, to Austin Texas to London to Asia and a variety of Australian Festivals. Guy Ghouse & Damian Watkiss are two casual chaps with a shared love for music, good times and guitars. “A spontaneous yet emotionally charged musical journey describes the uniqueness of Desert Child. The music is a blend of many styles. Their guitar brilliance will astound you, their melodies move you. Very funny, High energy, Very warm and extremely expressive and entertaining”.

The Kill Devil Hills

The Kill Devil Hills headline Mojo’s Bar! Fresh from a spectacular show at PIAF recently, the six-headed beast that is the Kill Devil Hills announce a long awaited return to Fremantle for a night of sonic bastardry, guttural swine-blues and fractal folk implosions. joined by fellow wrong-uns Small Motors and the Galloping Foxleys.   

Ripple Retreats

Ripple Retreats are held over one day in a beautiful, serene venue in East Fremantle. Retreat activities include: Yoga Asana  Meditation  Whole food lunch, morning and afternoon tea and fresh juices breathing workshops Free time to relax and 'Just Be' Our goal is to help nourish your body with yoga, whole foods and fresh juices and balance your mind and heart with breathing, deep relaxation practices, meditation and more! If a day spa equates to a buff & polish of your car, then the experience of a Ripple Retreat is like a 'full service & detail', helping you feel radiant inside and out. Whether you seek that elusive 'pause button' that will allow you to stop, reflect and reclaim your balance, or a nourishing day to help your inner spark burn a little brighter, we welcome you to join us for a day of growth, healing and inspiration. Love Love Love - best day ever.  Ryoka and Debbie are the most beautiful souls that guide you through a magical day of learning and relaxation in a little oasis. Namaste MF Thanks Debbie and Ryoka, we had a wonderful day and learnt so much. The relaxation classes and nutritional talk was particularly interesting to us and we have just invested a small fortune at the green grocers for our juices. Best wishes H & D  Beautiful day, beautiful surroundings, beautiful food, beautiful co -supporter/presenter/sharing coordinators and the most beautiful sleep i have had in ages Thank you Thank you. I am coming again and bringing my Mum or Sister​

Arts and Crafts at E Shed Markets

Free kids entertainment at the E Shed markets during the april school holidays  Come on down and have some fun with Rosie O!   Fremantle's own Rhythm Bros will keep the adults entertained and are playing from 1pm until 4pm on Sundays. Enjoy a cold drink from the bar, something yummy from the food court and watch the working port in action.  Markets open each and every Friday, Saturday & Sunday.      

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National youth week is closing with a spectacular event on our own Esplanade. A local lineup of musicians, DJs and WA’s best skateboarders surrounded by chill zones and food vans to provide for all your desires. The SWITCH ( Fremantle youth advisory council) will also be hosting a Ferris Forum - jump in for a ride and share your opinion on the forums hot topic.     LINE UP:   - Skate Comp 12-4pm *‘Game of Skate and Best Trick’ - Ferris Forum 1pm -3pm - Parkour 1pm - 2.30pm (8-11yr) & 2.30pm-4pm (11yrs+) - Silent Disco - Game Vault 1pm-3pm - Roving Circus 2pm - Live Music 3pm - Food vans and chill zones available all day.

EVEN & HEADER

Returning to Perth for the first time in 20 years to join in the festivities of the West Coast leg of EVEN’S "Less is More" anniversary celebrations - HEADER are coming home!! The two bands toured Australia extensively in 1996 on the back of their respective debut album releases and quickly developed a close rapport. After a stellar sell out show together in Melbourne late last year all talk turned to the West. HEADER’S vocalist informs us that "The harmonies are fine-tuned, guitars are firing, and the rhythm section pumping - we are so ready to rock!." These shows also mark the relaunching of EVEN’S debut album ‘Less Is More’ as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and will give fans the chance to hear all the classics from the seminal album including the three hit singles, ‘Don’t Wait’, ‘Peaches and Cream’ and ‘Stop and Go Man’. In 1996, EVEN released their widely anticipated debut album ‘Less Is More’ through Rubber Records. The album was critically acclaimed and received an ARIA nomination for Best Independent release, and the band were named Rolling Stone Hot Band of the Year. The reissue of ‘Less Is More’ will be on vinyl only and available at all shows. For all fans purchasing a ticket in advance, EVEN are offering every presale ticket holder a free 7" picture disc with ‘Don't Wait’ from their debut album ‘Less is More’ on one side, and their latest single ‘Little Piece’ on the other. Both songs have been previously unavailable on vinyl.

Zydcats

Zydecats were founded in 1992 by well-known musicians, Lucky Oceans, Bill Rogers and Kent Hughes who remain the lead vocalists. The music of the Zydecats is fantastic for dancing and includes all kinds of Blues, R'n'B, Soul, Western Swing, Country, Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll, Cajun and Zydeco. Thanks to the Fremantle Workers Club you can catch them Sunday the 9th of April at South Fremantle Football ClubFremantle Community Bank Oval - William St & Parry St FREMANTLE 6160 $10 entry (or just $5 for members of the Workers Club)

Circus WA Autumn School Holiday Workshops

Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? Fancy learning how to juggle, walk a tight rope, or swing on a trapeze?? Now is the time to run away with CircusWA. Come on down to CircusWA and join in the fun this upcoming holidays.  Kids and teens from 5-17 years old can come and try out the circus for themselves. With activities like diablo, unicycling, acrobatic tumbling, trapeze, and hula hoop, there’s plenty of fun to be had, and new things to learn! Each workshop will run for 1.5 hours or 2 hours, depending on the age group. These workshops will be led by our talented trainers, who are all Circus performers themselves. For more information, head on over to our School Holiday Workshop page or click the link below to enrol now.  Book for 3 and get the 4th one FREE!!

Art Camp | Jungle Juniors

Make wild art in this morning filled with art and science adventures. Art Camp is a fun way to explore creative ideas and build art skills with friends. Make your own paint brushes out of plants and paint colourful animals, make amazing paper-bag planters, draw awesome jungle animals. This class is three hours long. For students aged 5 to 8 

Leeuwin Parent Project

The Leeuwin Foundation and Relationships Australia WA have joined forces to create an extraordinary and unique family voyage experience. Our experienced facilitators will support you to strengthen your family connections and increase the flow of communication, in a safe, supportive and fun environment. There is no doubt negotiating the teenage years can sometimes be challenging, and occasionally even overwhelming. Staying connected as a family and keeping the lines of communication open are essential to having a healthy and happy family. Join us on board the Leeuwin to learn a range of skills that will help improve your family communication and build strong relationships – all the while enjoying the thrills and adventure of life at sea aboard WA’s very own tall-ship, the STS Leeuwin II! The voyage may be only three days but we promise you an unforgettable family adventure and memories that will last a lifetime. This family voyage experience is open to children aged 12+, with one or two parents or carers. Applications are now open.

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