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Catch Music Fremantle

Catch Music Fremantle is a weekly gathering of musicians (any skill level) who share a love and passion for music! Meeting for a 1.5 hours weekly during school terms, it is an opportunity for you to create and play music with other like minded individuals and meet new people!

The Gaslight Club

Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club! Named in honour of one of the most important venues in Perth in the 60s! Each and every Wednesday will be a new line up of blues artists, and when we say blues it includes African, Fado, Rembetika, Soul, Funk, Jazz etc... this will not be a club for purists! In an intimate and unique setting at the new Fly By Night Musicians Club in the Fly Trap, under the main stage at Victoria Hall. Check the website or Facebook for more details.

Heroes, villains and the 'celebrity' of crime: a free talk by Dr Leigh Straw

What do notorious Australian criminals Ned Kelly, Kate Leigh and Mark 'Chopper' Read all have in common? They are criminal ‘celebrities’. In this lively paper, crime historian and writer, Leigh Straw, will show how criminals make history by engaging the public imagination. Due to the popularity of Notre Dame’s festival talks, this year’s weekday program will be available to both morning and evening audiences.

Behind The Scenes: Fremantle Prison Collection

Fremantle Prison holds a diverse collection of approximately 12,000 objects which span the operational life of the Prison from 1855 through to 1991. Join our Assistant Curator as she takes you behind the scenes into the curatorial work spaces of the Prison’s museum collection, discussing how cultural objects are cared for at Perth’s only World Heritage site. After undergoing cleaning and registration, the objects are stored in one of three on-site storage facilities, including the publically visible storage facility which will be visited during this exclusive behind the scenes tour. Registration for this event is essential as numbers are limited.

Fremantle Prison Conservation Walk

How do you make a heritage building last forever? Historically significant buildings like Fremantle Prison need constant protection to ensure their heritage values survive for future generations. Conservation activity includes maintenance, preservation, restoration, reconstruction, adaptation and interpretation. But how are decisions made about which practice is the most appropriate? Join Fremantle Prison's Heritage Conservation Manager, Luke Donegan, on a walk through the Prison as he discusses the varying conservation practices used by the Prison. Registration for this event is essential as numbers are limited. 

GMG Gillian Moorman Group

GMG is a sophisticated mix of jazz, blues and soul.  Taking jazz standards and pop classics from Billie Holiday to Steely Dan and adding a contemporary and original flavour.  Joining Gillian Moorman on vocals, Alex Borthwick (guitar), Manoli Vouyoucalos (bass) and Pete Evans (drums) are all exceptionally talented regulars on the Perth music scene and bring together an exciting mix of jazz, funk and blues influences taking you on a journey from a New York speakeasy to an an intimate jazz club in New Orleans.  Watch an authentic musical connection happen when these four people play the music they love…

Vintage Adventure Travel Series

Four nights of exotic vintage travel documentaries capturing the spirit of discovery and adventure. These films are a glympses into a world that has faded into history, the people, the places and ways of life from far flung parts of the globe to our own shores long before the age of the jet set. Guranteed to stir your inner traveler.

Vintage Adventure Travel Series - Ella Maillart: Double Journey

Between 1939 and 1945, Ella Maillart travelled East from Geneva, driving across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and India. Made up of the words from her travel diary (read by Irène Jacob), black and white photos and colour images that she shot on her trip, the film questions a taste for the exotic and the search for oneself. A moving work that is truly modern.

Fremantle West End: a methodological approach to conservation and adaptive reuse

“Imbued with a message from the past, the historic monuments of generations of people remain to the present day as living witnesses to their age-old traditions. [...] The common responsibility to safeguard them for future generations is recognized. It is our duty to hand them on in the full richness of their authenticity”. (Venice Charter, IInd International Congress of Architects and Technician of Historic Monument, Venice, 1964.) On 18 November 2016 the Minister for Heritage has entered Fremantle’s West End in the Heritage State Register. In 2016 the UWA Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Art dedicated an Architectural Design…

It's Time (and Time Again): Elections that made history, a free talk by Assoc Prof Martin Drum

When Gough Whitlam persuaded Australians in 1972 that it was time for a change, he ushered in the modern age of political campaigning. Labor strategist, Bruce Hawker, has since suggested that the Whitlam campaign “became the gold mark for future successful elections. Perhaps it was the high water mark, too.”  There is little doubt that Australian history has been shaped by powerful and dramatic electoral moments.  This is a fantastic opportunity to hear Martin Drum, Notre Dame’s well-known political analyst, explore those elections that made history.

Fisherman Style #132

Fisherman Style #132: 11th Birthday Bashment is a family friendly event happening in the empty block across the road from Mojo’s Bar. This reggae dancehall community event will celebrate the 11th anniversary of the longest running reggae night in the Southern hemisphere, Fisherman Style – regularly held at North Freo Icon of multiculture - Mojo’s Bar! Bringing you the vibes will be Earthlink Sound, Crucial Rockers featuring Grace Barbe and more special guests, as well as pop-up food stalls serving up the best in Jamaican-style street food. The event will start at 6pm and will run until 10pm. Entry is…

Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

The Fremantle Symphony Orchestra and friends present an evening of vibrant classics in the historic Fremantle Town Hall. Guest conductor Dr Alan Lourens will bring to life the flamboyant brilliance of Berlioz's flamboyant Roman Carnival Overture and the youthful genius of Prokofiev's Classical Symphony.

Wamed Festival

Orientele Expression (Friday)  All aboard for an evening of Eastern Dreaming. Delight in bellydance performances from the Middle East in a technicolor explosion of talent, featuring international, interstate and local dancers in an eclectic mix of styles and disciplines. Tribal Odyssey (Saturday) Hear the rhythm, join the caravan and feel the fusion descend with this heady evening of tribal, experimental and fusion performances, from the earthy goddesses to the serpentine. Join local and interstate artists for an exploration of cutting edge fusion and tribal dance.  

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Hemispheres 5: music of the world

For the third instalment of the Hemispheres series, PS Art Space is proud to welcome Award Winning Musician Adam Hall who will be joining forces with performers from the Buena Vista Social Club and the Velvet Playboys.Hailing from Havana in Cuba, Lazaro Numa Pompa (Trumpet), Pablo Calzado (Drums) and Camila Cortina Bello (Piano) have performed with the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB.They will combine with members of the Velvet Playboys for an evening of passion, dancing and 'Pura Vida'.This 7 piece band will take on the music of the Buena Vista Social Club as well as songs from COLDPLAY, ROLLING STONES,…

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Vintage Adventure Travel Series - One Map For Two

Two Italian buddies score a pair of 175cc Ducatis and whizz around the unspoilt world of the 1950s, filming as they go, their footage lies forgotten for decades, until now. Tartarini and Monetti were just a pair of regular post-war tutti-frutti Italian teens. Unimpressed that for a few decades ‘the trains ran on time’, they realise that there are plenty of roads that lead away from Rome. Naturally, like any sane people, they intuitively cognate that this planet is best enjoyed by motorbike, and with 350cc wedged between their collective thighs they set off for the unknown. Their experience is…

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. heritage tour

One of the world’s largest global shipping companies, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., recently completed extensive renovations to the Elders Building at 11 Cliff Street, Fremantle. MSC is aware that the refurbishment of this famous building created a lot of interest within the local community due to the size and scale of the project. The company has decided to showcase this amazing building and its history to all interested members of the Fremantle community and public during the Fremantle Heritage Festival. MSC will be offering two free guided tours through the building. Tour time approximately 45 minutes. Entry via main…

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