Events & Festivals

Honey Degustation Dinner Bib Tucker

The 2017 winter season will see Bib & Tucker host a series of events with Scott Bridger, Executive Chef of Bib & Tucker and May Street Larder, at the helm along with a variety of special guests. Back by popular demand is the Honey Degustation Dinner on Tuesday 27th June using Bib & Tucker’s very own freshly harvested beach honey, along with local WA food suppliers including Wild Vinegar. Last year’s event sold out, and this year is sure to sell out fast with B&T will be serving up bite sized canapés followed by a four course dining experience, all…

Ben Ottewell

British singer/songwriter Ben Ottewell has announced the impending release of his third solo album A Man Apart on May 25. The former Gomez vocalist will tour Australia soon after it’s release, taking in major cities across Australia as well as the Bello Winter Festival in Bellingen. With an avid following from the days in his former band Gomez, A Man Apart is Ben Ottewell’s third solo offering and follows his albums Shapes and Shadows and Rattlebag. The album is a record that crosses musical genres such as Americana, blues and folk backed by Ben’s unmistakable gutsy and gravelly voice. Co-written…

The Arrival

Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land. Will he find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will Aki ever see his family again? The absence of words not only makes this story perfect for puppetry but also emphasises the isolation experienced by many people arriving in a new place. The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground-breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance,…

Young Robin play The Odd Fellow

As a new band, Young Robin have a full tank of youthful energy and an endless highway to explore as they embark upon the wondrous road trip that is being in a band... touring the nation, touring the world, playing festivals – all milestones yet to come. At the heart of it all are five friends whose paths are forever intertwined by the music they make and the people they will meet because of it. https://soundcloud.com/youngrobinband/ferndully-1 Young Robin are...Jed Begho - vocalsBen Teune - vocals/guitarJarred Osborne - guitarHamish Graham - bassDaniel Mulch - drums

Yoga Nutritional Medicine Workshop

Join Heath Daly (naturopath & owner of The Raw Kitchen) and Sheldon Leon (naturopath and yoga instructor) for a wonderful day immersed in yoga, nutritional medicine and positive lifestyle hacks! "Each day is an opportunity to invest in your health and the key is to keep it simple. Optimal health is experienced by repeating healthy activities, as a holistic lifestyle will incorporate actions throughout the day that keep the body and mind expressing positivity and joy. This means that on at least 5 out of the 7 days in the week, we want to be practicing conscious breathing, drinking, eating, thinking…

Creative Kids Art Club Holiday Workshops

Nth Fremantle:      Monday 3 July          10 to 12am          Raining  Cats and Dogs     5 to 10 yrs Have fun painting crazy cats and friendly dogs. Add drawing details to complete your fun animal pictures. All materials provided.  Cost  $59       Book online       www.creativekidsartclub.com.au   Nth Fremantle:      Monday 3 July      1 to 3pm              Paper Bird Collage     5 to 10 yrs Design and create stunning painted papers. Draw and cut out colourful birds from your painted papers and collage to make a wonderful bird picture, an A3 work on paper.  All materials provided.  Cost $59       Book online       www.creativekidsartclub.com.au…

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GST Gavin Shoesmith Trio

The Gavin Shoesmith Trio takes influence from the powerful surroundings of far North Australia, the mastery of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman and the emotion embodied in the `geographical nature of life`:Shoesmith’s` original compositions explore the realms of `Open Jazz’. Interweaving rhythms and melody to create a layering of sounds and textures that evoke mood and colour reminiscent of an artist`s brush stroke on canvas.! Each performance from the G.S.T. is unique in it’s approach and delivery.! Using collective, and individual improvisation, the trio creates a truly hypnotic performance art experience. ! The strength of Shoesmith’s compositions reveal the hidden beauty of a balance achieved…

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The Wedding Present

Legendary British post-punk/indie band The Wedding Present return to Australia on the back of their ninth studio album Going, Going... Having formed in Leeds in 1985 around the lovelorn songwriting of David Gedge, the band soon acquired a reputation for bittersweet, breathtakingly honest songs of heartache immersed in whirlwind guitars — a jangly-yet-brawny sound, played at impossibly breakneck speeds, that was introduced to the world on their debut LP George Best. NME called the album “an unmitigated delight” and subsequently invited The Wedding Present to contribute a track to the magazine’s C86 compilation — a cassette release that has remained…

Kraken

A midwinters blaze. Enjoy a day of free community activities as the Bathers Beach Art Precinct comes to life for this winter warmer for the whole family. Participate in workshops, eat something delicious, grab a tasty drink and be a part of the sunset bonfire! (weather conditions permitting) Photo by Sam Luckman

2017 Autism West Symposium

The must-see event in 2017 for individuals on the autism spectrum and their family members, educators, service providers and researchers. Friday 3 & Saturday 4 November 2017 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 9383 6123 or email Event Coordinator, Janine Ripper, at marketing@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.

Eco Fashion Week Australia

 Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017 is the most significant event on the Perth fashion calendar. As Australia’s first and only Eco fashion week event, Hosted by ‘’Green Embassy’’ from November 23rd-27th, EFWA provides perfect platform to promote local and international talented eco designers, emerging designers and student designers to showcase their unique designs while providing Perth with one of a kind Eco fashion event in sustainability which involves community. Eco Fashion Week Australia- EFWA 2017 bring people together to celebrate amazing sustainable designs, runway shows, conferances, design and textile art exhibitions, student shows and awards.  The week will feature collections created using organic and natural materials as well as sustainable and ethical production methods. EFWA is passionate about creating a word where garments have a clean and positive story to tell.Celebrating garments that have been created with organic , re-cyled and up-cyled fabrics with traditional and hand crafted textile techniques.  EFWA collaborates with designers, artists, local community and remote interstate Aboriginal communities, media, businesses and educational programs as well as local governments to raise awareness for environmentally conscious fashion while provide support and courage to inspire all community members towards to sustainable future while fashion as vehicle. At international Eco Fashion Week Australia we aim to integrate Australia’s very own Eco Fashion Week celebration of Sustainability, design excellence and education. This innovative forward thinking event will feature:  • Textile art/design exhibition • Spectacular runway shows from international, national and local eco designers featuring the best in organic, handmade, local , re-cycled , up cycled , fair trade, ethical fashion and textiles • Informative discussions and panels with industry experts • Fashion , sustainability pop up shops, exhibitions • Student design & excellence awards • Opportunity for runway show to promote young student designers and give them opportunity to show their work to audience • Opening  gala night • Designer exhibition • Designer challenge • Environment /sustainability photography competition for schools The festivities will run 23rdth-27th November 2017. The goal is the ignite and inspire our community to change their perspective on fashion and its relation to environment and sustainability while providing platform to emerging designers, artists and models in fashion and creative industry. www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com

#MyFreoStory is your Freo story

We all have a Freo story. From the locals raised in the port city, to the live music lovers or Sunday brunch devotees on the strip, locals and visitors alike have a story to share about Freo. And so #MyFreoStory video competition was born. In early 2016, the #MyFreoStory competition was launched to encourage people to tell their own Freo story, with 40 very unique and heartfelt videos submitted. This included a day in the life of local Freo dog, following a unicyclist’s journey around town to the home of WA Circus, watching a time-lapse artist weave a large red basket around themselves in prominent Fremantle landmarks and Freo-inspired sea shanty “Fremantle, The Pride of WA”.  After much deliberation, 9 entries were shortlisted to determine the overall winner, Shakey’s Story. The first #MyFreoStory winning entry by Oliver Oldroyd and Stevie James Smith depicted the moving true story of a local artist and his strong connection to the Freo art scene and local music legend Bon Scott. We asked the producer Oliver Oldroyd what motivated him and his cousin to enter “We love living here in Freo. There's such a good creative vibe and it's great to be part of it. We love making films and it was also important for us to get Shakey’s name out there and get him recognised for the talented artist he is.” Another entry by a 16 year old student from Perth Modern School, Radheya Jegatheva was “My Journey Through Freo”, voted on the youtube.com/fremantlestory as the best film in our people’s choice category. This young film maker gave us a view of all the things he loves in Freo by filming on his mum’s iPhone. We asked Radheya what motivated him to enter “A bit of everything to be honest, but one of the main messages that I wanted to convey through my video was that Freo is a city that can cater for all sorts of people of all ages - and that there was so much to do and so much to see.” After viewing all of last year’s great films we couldn’t get enough, so in late March we launched the second 2017 #MyFreoStory video competition and are waiting in anticipation for the new stories. If you want to check out last year’s films or submit your own #MyFreoStory video visit fremantlestory.com.au/myfreostory. Competition closes 22 May 2017.

Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one…

Bathers Beach Art Precinct

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo…

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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.