Events & Festivals

Adam Ant

FOLLOWING SOLD OUT NORTH AMERICAN AND UK TOURS, POP ICON ADAM ANT CELEBRATES THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS LANDMARK “KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER” ALBUM WITH A NEWLY-REMASTERED ALBUM REISSUE AND AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR.Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, pop icon Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark “Kings of the Wild Frontier” album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australian tour. Adam will play the classic album in its entirety and in sequence. "I'm really looking forward to performing the 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' album…

HBF Fitness @ Frank Gibson Park

This season, we have beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions running at Frank Gibson Park, commencing October 17 on Tuesdays (5:30pm-6:30pm) and Saturdays (7:30am-8:30am) until December 9. HBF Fitness is for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Join a HBF Fitness program that's right for you and start to feel part of something bigger.  HBF members are entitled to register and attend these sessions for free. Non-HBF members will be required to pay a fee of $120 (inc GST) to attend the sessions. Once registered, you can attend as many sessions and locations as you wish for that eight-week block.   You can find more information about each level at https://hbffitness.com.au/programs/  

SHAKE! Ep Launch

SHAKE! EP launch & birthday extravaganzaIn celebration of the band's first birthday as well as Laura, Matt & Cam all turning 30 in October we've decided to throw a massive party at The Odd Fellow, and release our debut EP entitled "SHAKE!". To help us celebrate, we've assembled a team of Freo's finest bands and musicians to make this night one to remember. So stay tuned for big line-up announcements closer to the date.There will be loads of heavy grooves, and dirty boogie to be had so prepare to sweat. Massive dance comp prizes and give aways too. We plan on…

X INXS

After 2 sell out shows earlier this year the guys return!'X' is fast becoming the biggest, most authentic & premier INXS show on the market & here's why...Collectively X-The INXS Show has a wealth of live experience adding up to well over 100 years. Along with Will the other 5 members are all professional musicians, recording artist, and music educators, that have toured nationally and internationally throughout periods of their careers,with the elite in the Industry. The members of X can proudly say and state that they have been involved with international publishing deals, aria award winning bands, TV performances,…

Ear Candy Workshop

Got a passion for fashion?! Show off your style with some glam statement earrings designed and made by you! In this three hour class, you will learn basic jewellery making skills, including how to assemble hardware and decorative elements using pliers, jump rings and eye pins. You will also learn various techniques to make your own pom- poms and tassels out of yarn and leather: So NOW! You’ll be able to use your new skills to adorn future jewellery or craft projects. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with one or two pairs of fresh and fabulous…

Make Your Own Mounted Elkhorn with Sharon Barbera

Learn about this fabulous fern and make your own mounted Elkhorn trophy in this dynamic hands-on workshop. Our plant guru Sharon will guide you through the process of preparing your surface board, attaching and presenting your Elkhorn plant. You will also learn how to care for your new mounted trophy, including when and how to water as well as tips for placement and feeding. Elkhorns are in fact native to Australia and traditionally grow on tree trunks and absorb nutrients and water through their fronds, making them ideal for a mounting. These unique plants have had a recent resurgence in…

Flash Fiction Workshop

Flash, or micro-fiction, is a fast-paced genre for a fast-paced world. With a recent boom in online and print journal publications dedicated to spreading the (limited) word, now is the time get your dribble and drabble on. In this three hour workshop, Michael Buckingham Gray, a published flash fiction writer will speed you through a history of the genre, explain some of the structures and techniques used and assist participants to write and workshop their own pieces. As you approach the finish line, you will be supplied with some useful information about where you may publish them. About the teacher:  Michael…

Haunted Big House

This ain't your ordinary club night. This night the Big House is Haunted. The team at Metropolis is going all out to bring you the hottest event this Halloween! And we mean ALL OUT.DONT PAY $35+BF fee entry price because this Halloween it's FREE VIP ENTRY before 11 for those of you who dress up! PLUS a BLOOD vodka drink special, GREEN SLIME jelly shots and PRIZES for the BEST DRESSED on the night. See you there.Doors open 8PM

Advanced Woven Vessels with Sin Boucherd

Develop your weaving skills through advanced techniques such as string making, twining and horizontal wrapping. These fibre art tricks will enable you to create an open weave structure resulting in your own hanging basket or sculptural form to take home. You will also leave with an understanding of the potential for harvesting your own fibres locally; how they might be prepared and applied in your own projects!    Using all ethically sourced natural fibres you will have full licence to explore a range of colours and textures to create a totally unique work. This workshop is for those who have already completed a…

Blessing of the Fleet 2017

Since its origins in 1948, The Blessing of the Fleet has become an important cultural event in Fremantle. The day includes The Blessing of the Fleet parade which travels from St Patrick's Basilica to Esplanade Reserve and the Fishing Boat Harbour, followed by an array of entertainment. The Blessing of Boats at the Harbour and the evening fireworks display are not to be missed.  

Boo Seeka

Following a whirlwind 6-months of touring the US and Australia in support of their last single ‘Does This Last,’ duo BOO Seeka today return with new offering ‘Turn Up Your Light’. The track joins the news the pair are set to release their highly anticipated debut album Never Too Soon, out August 4th via Sureshaker Music. So far, 2017 has been jam packed, having returned from a tour of the United States, including an appearance at SXSW, the pair have just finished their regional tour in addition to sold-out capital city dates, bringing the total to over 40 performances. No strangers to a hectic touring…

British India Forgetting The Future Tour

Melbourne rock royalty British India release their 6th studio album ‘Forgetting the Future’ September 22nd, and will perform it live including lead single ‘Precious’ a few short weeks later at The Newport Hotel! Tickets will go on sale 9am Thursday 3rd August. The band has just revealed the visually arresting video for Precious, as well as announce a mammoth 35-date national tour. After five hugely successful albums, British India found themselves at crossroads. ‘Forgetting The Future’ is the story of them destroying their world in order to live in it. For the first time, the band teamed up with an external…

2017 Autism West Symposium

We’re connecting and empowering people on the spectrum by showcasing inspirational speakers, people, organisations and thought leaders doing amazing work within the community. The 2017 Autism West Symposium will focus on ‘The Big Picture’, looking beyond childhood as those on the autism spectrum move into adulthood, with a particular focus on developing social skills, independence, and finding meaningful employment. The program will include presentations, break-out sessions, a fireside chat, and more. Who Is It For? Our annual symposium is for people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers, as well as educators, researches and health professionals. The Format Taking place across one and a half days, the 2017 Autism West Symposium will include presentations, break-out sessions, a fireside chat, and more. We will also be featuring employers and educational professionals championing the education and employment of those with ASD. *Early bird discounts available until 31 August 2017 The Speakers We have some exciting speakers already confirmed, including: Graeme Simsion - Best-selling author of ‘The Rosie Project Jeanette Purkis - Author, speaker and autism advocate Kerry Magro - Once non-verbal, he is now an international public speaker Jacquiline den Houting - Psychologist with lived experience with Asperger Syndrome Matt Schneider - CEO of Optika Solutions, where over 50% of the employees are on the autism spectrum Carla Burn - Network Leader and Mentor at the iCan Network Barb Cook - Founder and Editor in Chief of Spectrum Women Magazine Click here to download the event flyer. Venue:  Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160 Event Date: Friday 3 November 2017 & Saturday 4 November 2017 Further information: Contact Autism West on 08 9431 2111 or email Event Coordinator, Helene Hansen, at events@autismwest.org.au.  Accomodation The 2017 Autism West Symposium will be held at the beautiful Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia. We have secured limited discounted accommodation at the Esplanade for those wanting to make the most of the event. To book and claim your discounted accommodation please click here. Booking Information: All tickets include Credit Card Processing Fee. Early bird discounts available until 31 August 2017 Registration fees include morning tea and lunch on Day One and morning tea on Day Two Autism West reserves the right to make changes to the program Autism West may ask you to present proof of your eligibility for a concession Please note that registration is non-refundable, but we are happy for you to transfer it to someone else.

Yoga at South Beach

Join us for yoga at the beautiful South Beach, Fremantle. Beach Yoga classes are a moving meditation in the sun, flowing with the breath and taking the time to relax and experience each posture. Suitable for all levels, including beginner students. Start your weekend enjoying your yoga practice in nature at the beautiful South Beach! Classes are located at Ocean Road, South Fremantle, just north of the South Beach Cafe.   7am to 8am Saturday throughout summer

Circular Weaving with Phoebe Phillips from Sunday Weave

Learn how to create a beautiful circular weave to take home. Playing with texture and composition participants will learn the secrets to warping up a non-traditional circular shaped loom. Incorporating a range of mixed media such as roving yarn, Australian wool and recycled fibres participants will get the chance to approach weaving in a new creative way. This class is suitable for those with no experience weaving, and to those with an intermediate level understanding who want to expand their knowledge. This class is suited to young adults 12 years and above and adults. This class is ideal for if you have attended a Sunday…

Tinpan Orange

Tinpan Orange return to Fremantle with new single, Wanderers, in tow. Taking the band in a new and exciting direction. Fresh from touring through Germany, the new single draws on the trio’s chemistry, with a deep, throbbing tremolo guitar, shimmering strings, haunting autoharp and the fine threads of Emily Lubitz’s gossamer voice. The band steer away from relying on tricks of production but instead lean on their raw, live performance to draw an audience gently in and transport them through their intense and powerful live performance.

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Events and festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.