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Fremantle Ball 2018

Join us for another night of fun and dancing celebrating community spirit in Fremantle. Your night of fun and thrills will include: A delicious Fremantle inspired three course meal, local craft beer & West Australian fine wine Live music from Perth’s best party band, Darren Reid and the Soul City Groove Thrilling Live and Online Silent Auction with one-of-a-kind experiences and items And so, so much more… Book your table before 31st May, 2018 and receive an Early Bird Discount.   Funds raised from the Fremantle Ball will support the ongoing capacity fo the Fremantle Foundation. 6.30PM, Friday 3rd August 2018Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

Ready to Sail

Kidogo Arthouse 7pm Saturday 4th August.   The Lost Quays are ready to man the capstan to raise the anchor, as we are about to depart for a European tour!  Come along before we set sail to hear traditional shanties and other songs of the sea, with some originals and local Australian tales.  We sing largely a cappella but with some guitar, mandolin and accordion.  We perform with energy and good humour, and relish a strong audience connection - join in with the chorus!  Our recent performances include festivals in Fremantle and regional WA, with most-recently a sell-out show in Perth’s Fringe World at the Maritime Museum.  Of course, if you are in Appingedam in The Netherlands, we will be performing at the Bie Daip Shanty Festival in a couple of weeks' time!

Stitch Your Own Clutch with Kristy from Farlands

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand stitching your very own leather clutch. There will be at least 3 colours of premium leather to choose from and many customising options including stamping, painting, monogramming and of course stitching. There will also be a cork option to choose from too which is a natural vegan option which is as durable as leather.  This class is of a moderate crafty level. All materials are supplied.   Date and time: Sunday 5th of August, 10am - 1pm About Kristy:  Farlands is owned and operated by Kristy Scaddan. She is the head creator,…

Notre Dame Open Day

Discover the Notre Dame difference while exploring our Campus in Freo’s West End on Open Day. There will be delicious eats, live music, course advice and more!

25 under 25 2018 Art Award exhibition

2018's finest selection of young West Australian creative talent.25 under 25 showcases an amazing and inspiring group of artists aged 14 - 25. The exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday 24 August 2018 at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry St Fremantle. The exhibition runs until Sunday 2 September, open 10:00am-4:00pm daily. Come along and hear the award announcements on the opening night; with over $2000 and industry prizes up for grabs. Full details are at https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/25under25 image credit: Chris Hyland, Fog (I & II), winner of the 2017 25 under 25 Art Award.

Make Your Own Macrame Hanger with Erin Oliver

Learn the basics of macrame and create a beautiful modern plant hanger for your home with Erin Oliver. Macrame hangers are the perfect addition to your home decor whether your space is clean and sleek or bohemian in style. Discover the different ropes, materials and knots that can be used to make macrame pot hangers and make your own unique piece, or take inspiration from Erin's designs.  The class is suitable for those with no experience at all, or for those wanting to advance their skills.  Each participant will take home their own macrame pot hanger, made from organic Australian cotton,…

Leeuwin Tall Ship Sails

Our tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II is an adventure for the whole family. Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will learn about our Youth Leadership Voyages and meet the crew who sail throughout the year. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy the Fremantle…

Eco Fashion Week Australia

 Eco Fashion Week Australia 2018 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 15th-21th, 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 2018 bring people together to celebrate amazing sustainable designs, runway shows, conferances, design and textile art exhibitions,fashion swaps , 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:  •Seminar with industry experts *Textile Art and 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 • Designer Showroom * Eco market * Fashion Swap • Student design & excellence awards • Opening  gala night • Designer challenge The festivities will run 15th-21th November 2018. 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

Leeuwin New Years Eve Sail

Ring in the new year aboard Western Australia's own tall ship, the STS Leeuwin II. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy the Fremantle coastline from the unique vantage point of the ocean, that’s okay too!  The sail includes light refreshments on board served with tea and coffee. (No alcohol is permitted onboard STS Leeuwin II)

Australia Day Night Sail on Leeuwin II

Spend your Australia Day - Night onboard the STS Leeuwin II and soak in the atmosphere.  Our tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II is an adventure for the whole family. Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will learn about our Youth Leadership Voyages, join in kids activities and meet the crew who sail throughout the year. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the…

#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 Cliff Uplighting

Watch the sun go down and the lights go up. Colourful up lighting has been installed on the coastal side of the Arthur's Head cliff face between J shed and Kidogo as part of the activation of the Bathers Beach Art Precinct. The lights will be turned on at sunset every evening with extra special lights on the weekends! Come down and have a look at this beautiful precinct.

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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.