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Kelp Bar @ Kidogo

Kidogo’s famous sunset beach bar – “Kelp Bar” will pop up again for summer 2017. Wander down and join us for a cool drink whilst watching the sunset from one of the most perfect locations. We can't wait to see you! Dates are subject to change, please visit our Facebook page for updates.

Sculpture at Bathers: Kidogo Arthouse Exhibition

Smaller works will be on display inside Kidogo Arthouse. There will be something for everyone in this celebration of West Australian culture and boutique village destination - guided artist tours, children's activities, the return of the popular 'Kelp Bar', vibrant social events and much more. Tags: #sculptureatbathers  #followtheshimmer #distinctivelyWA #bathersbeach  

SPAN

In a world full of movement the space between two points is constantly being traversed. SPAN brings together five WA artists whose work reaches out – transitioning across margins which are personal and global, political and geographical – between self and others, artist and viewer. Comprising work from Susanna Castleden, Olga Cironis, Tanya Lee, Clyde McGill and Andrew Sunley Smith, SPAN traverses the connection and disconnection of boundaries while mapping the passage of the journey. A life-size print of a cruise ship gangway, a series of sculptured industrial engine parts, human hair woven on a loom, neighbours grooming each other…

Sunday Music

Bring a picnic and enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in the idyllic Front Garden.  Bar and woodfire pizza available for purchase.   19 Feb: Hear stories of sleepy coastlines, chaotic boom towns and the people caught in-between as Davey Craddock & The Spectacles (WA) bring their folk rock, alt-country sounds to FAC. 26 Feb: Joel Barker & The Low Company (WA) flit between melodic indie songs, rollicking country lilts and powerful rock n'roll. 5 Mar: Toby (WA) melds roots, rock and reggae in her infectiously energetic live shows, with powerhouse vocals and…

Clubbercise

Come dance with Daniel who has been lucky enough to work alongside and dance with worldwide superstars such as Tyra Banks, Kylie Minogue, Anastasia and Lionel Richie. Clubbercise is fun easy-to-follow dance and aerobic based workout with rave glow sticks & disco lights. Club anthems from the 90s to today’s hits. Situated in the beautiful Victoria Hall. Daniel is an established, fully qualified, experienced CLUBBERCISE Instructor in W/A. Dan has been travelling the world since graduating stage school in London at the age of 17. He has worked as a professional Dancer, Choreographer, and Dance Teacher and has now branched…

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Deadly Funny: WA Heat

Cheeky and loud, black and proud, this Melbourne International Comedy Festival national competition unearths the freshest, fiercest and funniest new Indigenous talent from around the country. The WA heats will take place at FAC, hosted by hilarious comedian Andy Saunders. Now in its 11th year, Deadly Funny is a significant part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The competition celebrates the comedy flair of emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedians aged 18 and over. Don’t miss this showcase of local comedic talent vying for a place on the national stage in the Deadly Funny: Perth Heat.  

Vivaldi, Bach, Elgar & Grieg

On Vivaldi’s 339th birthday, internationally renowned Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman teams up with FCO violinists: Rebecca Glorie in Bach’s Concerto for 2 Violins, Lucas O’Brien in Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin and Rachael Aquilina, Madeleine Antoine and Teresa Vinci in Vivaldi’s Concerto for 4 Violins RV580 followed by Elgar’s subtle Serenade for Strings and Grieg’s great Holberg Suite.

The Waifs

2017 marks The Waifs’ 25th anniversary. To celebrate, the band is touring across Australia and releasing Ironbark, a 25-track album featuring songs recorded live and acoustic in Josh’s house in rural NSW. These shows are dedicated to The Waifs’ legendary and enthusiastic fans, with a two hour set that spans the band’s 25 year history. Fremantle Arts Centre is operated by the City of Fremantle.

Hang Massive

Following incredible online success, Hang Massive, will perform in Australia for the first time as part of their global tour in 2017. First stop on the tour will be Fremantle's Fly by Night on 11th March.  Hang Massive will perform songs from their latest album Distant Light, as well as earlier works from their live albums. With their unique and hypnotic style of composition and performance, these shows are not to be missed!Founders Danny Cudd and Markus Offbeat met during their travels in India in 2010. The following year, they released their first online music and video track, Once Again, which…

Things Of Stone & Wood | The Yearning Tour

Melbourne’s favourite folkies Things of Stone and Wood are playing their top ten, gold record ‘The Yearning’ in full for the first time live this March. It’s been twenty-five years since the album broke through, paving the way for Australia’s burgeoning folk scene including The Waifs, John Butler and Angus & Julia Stone. Anchored by the hit 'Happy Birthday Helen', what started as a quick celebratory ode for singer Greg Arnold’s now-wife, quickly became a staple in Australia’s national songbook prompting everything from an APRA Songwriter of the Year award to a Late Show parody. The massive support saw the…

Eddi Reader

Acclaimed Scottish singer Eddi Reader returns to Australia in March 2017 for an extensive tour that marks a high point in her towering career. ‘One of the great voices in British music’ Acoustic magazine. Featuring material from across Eddi’s remarkable 30 year recording career the new album includes the charming acoustic pop of 1988’s beloved chart topper Perfect (with Fairground Attraction), right up to her remarkable 2015 versions of the standard Moon River and Amy Winehouse’s Love Is A Losing Game. This tour promises to again fulfill the close relationship that Eddi has with her loyal Australian audience. ‘I like…

Hachikó

Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they are so loyal? Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a theatrical celebration of the remarkable joy and companionship that an animal can bring to our lives and a perfect family outing. Simplicity, beauty and gentle poetic storytelling in this carefully crafted Spare Parts production ensures both children and adults alike will be drawn into the true story of a dog that waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nine years for his master to return. Time: 10am & 1pm Daily plus 6.30pm performance…

WA Aboriginal Art Market 2017

Revealed returns to FAC in 2017. On Saturday 8 April, Aboriginal art centres from across WA will be selling original, affordable works at the Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to buy works directly from emerging and established Aboriginal artists. With works starting at $50 and 100% of profits from sales returning to the makers and art centres, this is a great chance to add affordable original works to your collection. Travelling from all over the state Revealed brings together artists from the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Western Desert, Great Southern and metropolitan areas to showcase…

Madness

Eight years since they last toured Oz, London legends Madness are set to make a very welcome return, touring in celebration of their latest studio album Can’t Touch Us Now. Nothing quite compares to the six-piece ska ensemble from Camden Town, London’s punk capital. Madness seamlessly swings from one iconic hook to the next captivating melody, the kick drum vigorously chasing the darting brass section across their trailblazing catalogue of hits. These lively lads will showcase tracks from Can’t Touch Us Now, as well as iconic hits such as Our House, Baggy Trousers and It Must Be Love. Fremantle Arts…

Tony Joe White - the swamp fox and blues icon

An intimate evening with, TONY JOE WHITE As part of our 30th year anniversary. Support act “Lightning Jack” The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White, is to put it simply a Bonafide Legend of the music game and at the age of 73 he just keeps getting better. Tony Joe White was literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician being brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin’ Hopkins and local bluesmen, an upbringing reflected to this day in his evocative, haunting music and adding a veneer of…

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg – orator, musician, entertainer, rabble-rouser, activist, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘big-nosed bard from Barking’ – is making the trip Fremantle Arts Centre in April 2017. Drawing from a body of work stretching across four decades, Bragg’s career has been marked by numerous milestones, both political and personal. After 13 studio albums, eight compilations, two box sets, and countless tours across countless international borders, the elder statesman of today refuses to slip into the dotage of self-parody. In his fifties, neither the fight nor the fight songs have left Billy Bragg.  “Take it from someone who knows the glass is…

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Fremantle arts organisation

Fremantle is a centre for arts and culture. Arts organisations based in the port city represent many sectors of the Western Australian cultural community including Artsource – the peak membership body for artists, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Literature Centre, Fremantle Press and the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. Check our listings to find out what’s on in Fremantle in the arts & cultural community.