The Blackeyed Susans

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums. Classic Susans songs such as A Curse On You, Smokin’ Johnny Cash and Blue Skies, Blue Sea established the group as impressionistic storytellers with a bent ear for melody and atmospherics. Long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards combine to create lush soundscapes for the album’s dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and other-worldly rockers. Don’t miss the chance to catch these living legends…

Live Bands every Friday

LIVE bands are BACK at The Federal Hotel Every Friday Night from 9pm   March Friday 3rd - Jetpack Friday 10th - Mr Undercover Friday 17th - Special Guests TBC Friday 24th March - Mr Undercover Friday 31st March - Mr Undercover   April   Friday 7th - Jetpack Friday 14th - Jetpack Friday 21st - Jetpack Friday 28th - Jetpack   Kitchen open open all day 12pm - 9pm / Dinner reservations call 08 9335 1645


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Free creative workshops for 13 to 17 year olds

Cartooning for year 8 & 9 students (13-15 year olds)  11 am-12.30 pmWork with a professional illustrator to create characters, develop your own style and tell a cartoon story. Song writing for year 10 & 11 students (15-17 year olds) 1pm-2.30 pmFremantle musician Leon Ewing will help you develop creative lyric writing, harmonies and put together a song for performance.    


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Voyage to the Deep

Voyage into a mysterious and marvellous undersea world with multi award-winning and record-breaking exhibition Voyage to the Deep. Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his legendary submarine Nautilus and the world of wonders he lived in. Release your inner aquanaut At the centre of this fantasy world: a giant replica Nautilus. Kids can climb aboard and discover the inner world of a deep-sea submarine. Take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscope, crank the propeller, test out the bunks…


The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is one of the most exciting and respected independent cinema festivals in Australia. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017, Revelation is renowned for its thoughtful and provocative program, lively discussion sessions and passionate advocacy for Australian screen culture. FAC is delighted to partner with Revelation for the first time to present Warp. Bringing together eight leading and emerging artists from Victoria and WA, this exhibition of video works explores the way our increasingly screen-dominated lives are affecting our perception of reality and the way we interact and connect with others. Shifting ideas around intimacy…

Port City Cycles - Rides

Our shop rides are on every Saturday morning and leave from the front of the shop.  We have 2 groups: First group: leaves at 6:30 am, 68 km loop, 34 - 37 km/h average Second group: leaves at 6:35 am, 45 km loop, 27 - 30 km/h average Both groups arrive back in Fremantle at approximately 8:30am and go for coffee afterwards at a designated coffee shop

Artwalk Freo 2017

Discover the magic of colour and artistic creation at Artwalk Freo 2017 27 and 28 May. AWF is a Fremantle based artist collective. Over two days the public are offered a unique opportunity to enter the living work spaces of established Fremantle artists Michael Knight, Trevor Richards, Penny Bovell, Ian de Souza, Annette Seeman, John Teschendorff, Eveline Kotai and Jo Darbyshire.  Guest artists will also be present and are listed below. This year, the Artwalk Freo circuit covers four kilometers. Enjoy strolling or cycling through the local streetscape as you stop and explore the secret workings of the host artists’ home…


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Handbuilt Ceramics Workshop

Spend a day in a serene light-filled studio making ceramics with Simone, the creator of Winterwares. As with all Winterwares workshops the intention is to give you some time-out from your regular routine, to get back to basics and create with clay. The hope is that you’ll come away from the workshop feeling relaxed and inspired and of course have some lovely handcrafted ceramics to show for it!   Tickets are $249 and includes a delicious local lunch and all materials to make a selection of four dinnerware items (you can choose one the day from bowls, plates or tumblers or a mix).


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Walk in the Shoes of Convicts

Enjoy the rich folklore and stories of our port city's convict history as one of Fremantle Prison's experienced Guides takes you for a walk in the shoes of the convicts. Envisage the experience of embarking at South Jetty, Bathers Bay in 1850, to arriving at the Convict Establishment to serve your time. This special walking tour of Fremantle will take you from the Roundhouse to the gates of Fremantle Prison. Once you have registered your interest and have received confirmation, please ensure you are ready to meet our Guide on the grassed area in front of the Roundhouse. The tour…

Dreamscape Lower Primary Art Class

How can you capture a dream? What shape is it? What does it smell like?This term we will be exploring our dreams and creating a fantastical dreamscape in the Inkling studio. We will be writing poetry, painting and embroidering our dreams. We will install a fabulous floating dream city and create a short film.This 6 week course will work on developing creative skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.                                 CLASS INFORMATIONFor students in year 1 to 3For students interested in painting, making and creating imaginary worlds.6 week course starts 20 May90 minute workshopSaturdays @ 10.30 am to 12 pmTeacher: Samantha HughesFEES $155 for…

Crafternoon - an exhibition of handmade items from the prison's history presented by the Fremantle Prison YHA

An exhibition of original handmade items from the Fremantle Women's Prisons original inmates. Come down to see an exhibition of handmade vintage clothing and home wares from the past 100 years of Australian fashion and its impact on the women of Western Australia. Take part in our Crafternoon to create your own handmade piece of history. Join the dancers of Perth Swing Dance Academy to make a perfect vintage afternoon complete with a free class to learn the original swing dance from the 1940’s. Watch their amazing performers delight you with charming moves.   See Facebook for more details.

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…

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.

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

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