Events & Festivals

Hells Bells Angus Young Air Guitar Competition

Get your Rock moves on and start practising the duck walk, spinning around of your back, the rock slide, scissor kick...etc for this fun filled show for Bonfest Freo next Feb.“When I shut my eyes, I can’t believe it’s not AC/DC.”Opening the festivities on Sat 3rd Feb is Hells Bells, who are Western Australia’s longest serving AC/DC salute band, playing all the favourite AC/DC classics from TNT through to Thunderstruck. This is a no bull, non-dress up band that come from the same school of rock as AC/DC.Hells Bells’ singer Wayne Curnow is an enigmatic cheeky front man, switching effortlessly…

2hr Yin Yoga Special

Monthly 2hr yin immersions ~1st Sunday of the month 10am – 12pm  A class to get deeply connected with your yin side; a balance for our more active muscular yang activities. Long held, gentle asana to move you inside yourself. Working with the connective tissues and meridians, incorporating pranayama and meditation. Classes rotate through the year to reflect the seasons, associated elements and meridians. A beautiful way to unwind, relax and leave feeling connected to your inner self and the world around. What better way to spend a Sunday morning once a month?   Booking online or pay cash at the centre. $33All…

Make Your Own Ceramic Planter with Sarana Haeata

Learn to build and glaze your very own ceramic planter with artist Sarana Haeata across two-weekend sessions.   In the first session, students will learn slip casting techniques to create the shape of their own hanging pot or bench top planter (or both!) By the end of this session each student will have a pot ready for firing. In the second session, Sarana will guide the group through glazing techniques that will best achieve each participant’s individual design. After the workshops are finished the pots will be fired a second time and available for collection the following week from Stackwood during store hours.…

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Chocolate Adventure

Learn from the chocolate masters, chocolatiers who have immersed themselves into the journey of chocolate for the past decade.  Chocolate tasting in all its myriad forms. Learn to make world class chocolate at home in around 20 minutes Take home the best quality organic ingredients to continue the chocolate adventure. Your hosts Willow and Catherine have been traveling the globe tracking down the tastes, stories and secrets of chocolate for the past decade together. Now, through their passion and commitment, offer you a 2 hour chocolate story-telling and tasting adventure. You will dive deeply into a reverent (and sometimes irreverent) journey towards the heart of chocolate - from the sacred tree, divine fruit and ‘seed of the gods’, to the sacrament of the most treasured beverage of the Aztecs and Mayans.On we go through the glory of the Spanish and ever onward into Europe and to the chocolate bars we now know and love (and feel a little bit guilty for indulging in).On this storytelling ride - you will discover however, that there is a pure, simple and simply delicious way of making your own divine chocolate at home that is nutritious (in surprising ways) and avoids the unnecessary adulterating additions and processes of lecithin or other stabilisers, tempering and high temperature roasting!You will leave with a deeper, more respectful relationship with chocolate, your tummy full of chocolate, your recipe to make world class chocolate at home in around 20 minutes AND $50 of ingredients to continue your own chocolate making adventures!Join us for 2 guilt-free chocolate filled hours! Session times 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

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Sunday Music | Hugh Jennings

Hugh Jennings (WA) played in seminal Perth bands Autopilot, End of Fashion, The Avenues, Bob Evans, Eskimo Joe and more. With his new band he’ll perform songs from his long awaited pop/folk debut album Hound. Sunday Music is FAC’s annual summer concert series sponsored by Bendigo Bank – Fremantle Community Bank Branch. Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday from October to March.

Jazzco

JAZZCO is a band obsessed with everything Jazz. They play Swing, Bebop, Blues, Latin, and Fusion Jazz.Their repertoire goes back to the Fifties to the present day, including names such as Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Brubeck, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Roy Hargrove and many more. They perform as a trio, quartet or quintet. They are a versatile band that can fill a dance floor with funky, modern Jazz or provide sophisticated lounge music for a more relaxing evening. The line up consists of: Ayodele – vocalsSteve Taylor – trumpet, trombone, keyboard and bassLyndsay Gould – alto and…

Gavin Nicklette Thats What She Said | Fringe World

What happens when boys sing songs originally written for girls? Do the lyrics take on new meaning when it's a man singing about what it's like to be a gal in a guys' world? Do you start to question why a female needed to utter *those* words? Do we gain a deeper understanding of the artists and the roles they play when performing? Witness Gavin Nicklette - the "Lady Gaga of the Jazz World" - live on stage. He'll smash your favourite pop tunes down to their atomic form, ingeniously crafting them into an original piece of aural-tastic wonder with a jazzy genderqueer flair. Supported by a jazz trio and surprise artists, he will leave you wondering why you, too, can't walk around town wearing feathers and glitter every day, singing jazz/pop-fused magical hits. Presented by: Gavin Nicklette Known for his unique reinterpretations of well-known pop songs with a jazzy twist, Gavin Nicklette comes alive on the keys.He started learning to play at the age of 5 and went on to study jazz performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.Gavin has played/toured with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, Fred Wesley (US trombonist and arranger for James Brown's Big Band), Grace Knight, James Morrison and various other Australian artists.Dedicated to sharing jazz flavours with people who might not realise they even like the genre, Gavin is a man on mission. He's passionate about reinventing the standard jazz gig to not only sound great, but also entertain the other senses.Listeners should be prepared to fall in love with music again.

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Heart Centered Kindy Program

The Little Yoga School Kindy Program Heart Centred Conscious Kids Education Programs The Little Yoga School integrates Yogic Philosophy and Early Childhood Education to explore what the current curriculum doesn’t have time for. Each session will weave together elements of: Yoga (Asana, Breath and Meditation),  Mindfulness,  Nature  Art. Music  Creativity. Imagination Storytelling  Physical Fluency Emotional Awareness  Making Connections Well-being. Inner wisdom  All within a play based, developmentally appropriate environment and run by experienced and qualified Early Childhood Educators: Jules and Gill. Our Educators are also committed to their own yoga and meditation practice so we also focus on life-skills. What is Conscious…

Term 1 Scratch and Electronics Course after school

Term 1 - 10-Weeks of after school classes in electronics and coding. Classes are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). For ages 7+ - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM learning, to gain a basic understanding of ‘Physical Computing'; in other words, building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world. Identify computer components, learn programming concepts using Scratch API (Application Programming Interface) with Raspberry Pi input/output electronics. Pre-requests: None. {Optionally, bring your own USB memory stick for back-ups, but not essential.}Objective: To Have Fun! Develop an appreciation for creativity, reasoning, problem solving and collaboration while having fun making video games. Understanding basic concepts of electronic circuits interfaced to a computer. Learn by doing hands-on physical computing activities to understand our human relationship to the digital world. Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $247 When: Weekly 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (5 to 5:30 pickup), on Tuesdays, starting 6 February to 10 April 2018.Or, weekly 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (5 to 5:30 pickup), on Wednesdays, starting 7 February to 11 April 2018.Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

Museum of Water

Museum of Water is a radically different exhibition that showcases, in Australia’s driest state, our connection to the world’s most essential life source. Commissioned by the Perth Festival, UK artist Amy Sharrocks and the Museum custodians have been towing their rusty trailer around the State for over a year, turning strangers into friends and liquid into art as they collect watery donations and the memories that go with them. The exhibition is the culmination of the last year’s work. View the ever-growing collection as you walk through more than 500 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. There…

Wriggly Reptiles

Are your kids (or you) mad about animals? Have you always wanted to meet a real live reptile? Now's your chance, with this interactive Wriggly Reptiles show. You will meet local snakes and lizards, with the chance to touch or even hold the reptiles. Friday 9th Feb show will be Auslan interpreted. Wriggly Reptiles is limited to 3+ years*, but will be followed by a free Q for adults older kids, including another round of holding animals that you might have missed out on because the young kids got all the attention! Parents with young children, you will be able to…

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Term 1 - 10-Week Python and Electronics Course

Term 1 - 10-Week after school physical computing electronics course wiring Raspberry Pi Computer and coding in Python. Classes are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). All Ages 11+ years Introduction to electronics and Python programming! Learn by doing fun physical computing activities that interface with a Raspberry Pi computer’s input/output electronics. Physical Computing is building interactive systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world. Python programming using Turtle graphics and API to Minecraft Pi (virtual world). Wire input/output circuits and then write interface Python code to work with those circuits (real world). Prerequisites: None - all equipment supplied {Option: bring WiFi Windows laptop to load Python on own computer} Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $247 When: Weekly 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (5 to 5:30 pickup), starting Thursday, 8 February 2018 to 12 April.Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

Jon Stapelton

Jon Stapleton is a dynamic and unique songwriter and performer from Perth. Jon started writing songs as a 12 year old and later began study at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts as a Music Artist. He plays keys and vocals in Perth dream rock act Wooly Mammoth and loves playing solo for anyone who will listen. Expect honest and soulful original tunes and as well as ample collection of covers both old and new.

A Cooks Daughter by Lynn Hazelton | Fringe World

A dusty folk tale based on Hazelton’s childhood as the Cook’s Daughter on the iconic and isolated Melita Station. Exploring a backyard of gibber stone and twisted mulga, lil’ Midge is annoying as she is small. Surviving eagle strike, mischievous willies and dastardly drought, she ‘gets her mosey on’ in her quest to be useful to all along the way. Raised on the Goldfields, a proud student of Kalgoorlie School of the Air, fostered through Freo folk and finely-tuned by Kimberley country, Hazelton proudly hails from the one-horse town of Boulder, Western Australia. Making up ‘hums’ as the barefoot kid…

The Writer's Block (Songwriter's Showcase)

The Fremantle Writer's Block is a monthly singer-songwriter showcase proudly supported by Clancy's. With six artists from Fremantle and beyond performing in a round robin style, it's a whole night full of great song's plus some impromptu collaboration. Follow the Facebook page to check out this month's lineup. 

Blue

15 Aboriginal artists have focused on the color blue in this collection of paintings that invokes stories of water, sky, seasons and clouds.  Sometimes used to signify water and aspects of the ether – wind, smoke, clouds, night skies – blue becomes a more familiar colour in the work of these Aboriginal artists. On the dry Australian continent blue holds the promise of coolness and moisture, the chance for life to recover and regenerate. It is a colour that sits around the earth rather than in it, contrasting to the deep orange oxide of the land. Blue is a contrast in the paintings as…

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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.