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A full cycle of all your favorite beats from every era. 80s,90s,00s and new, with a little Hip Hop thrown in to help lighten your load. Come air out your Dirty Laundry this Friday night upstairs at Metropolis Fremantle. Check out our Facebook Page for the free entry password!

Term 4 at Inkling Art Space

Come and join us for fun and creative activities at Inkling Art Space in Henry St, Fremantle, behind Paper Bird bookshop. We have lots of different workshops for you to explore your artistic passions, your drive to make things and to get really messy while doing it! NATURE CLUB Art + Nature = Amazing Art Adventures Join Teori - Wildlife & Nature Specialist, and Brigid - Teaching Artist & Textile Specialist for learning and making inspired by our natural world. Each class starts with exploratory drawing and scientific investigation. Every week we use a new medium to explore our topic.…

Breakfast in the Brewery

Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-11am for brekkie overlooking the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour!  Perfect for the family, big groups or to cure that pesty hangover, Little Creature's has got your morning needs covered with hearty breakfasts,  tasty pastries,  fresh coffee and of course- beer!  Large groups are welcome.  No reservations needed.  

Travel Visual Journals

Keeping a journal is a great way to add some much-needed mindfulness into your day. It's a way to document your thoughts, feelings, what you're up to, where you've been and where you'd like to go. A record of your journeys amongst the real world as well as your internal ones.In this three hour class, Hannah from Mermaid's Coin will show you how to incorporate on-the-go techniques and creative composition ideas into your visual recordings. She will show you a variety of watercolour and mixed media techniques to create backgrounds, as well as spot illustrations to document your day. You will learn about which art materials to pack when traveling, and ways to bind loose pages together to create a bespoke journal.Hannah will show you how to start journaling, using suitable papers and give you some great suggestions for types of journals to buy. Please view the "what to bring" section as you'll be asked to bring some of your own images and references for this session. You don't need to bring your own journal as learning about paper quality first is important. About the teacher: Hannah (Mermaid's Coin) is a maker and illustrator who uses printmaking techniques and watercolours to create work that is vibrant, retro and fun. Her work is primarily concerned with capturing the coastal lifestyle of WA. She is a true waterbaby and has travelled throughout WA painting and surfing for years.What you will learn:-Introduction to techniques suitable for working in a small format, with limited space and time.-Specific Watercolour and illustration techniques such as resist, wet-in-wet and ink and wash.-Strategies for creating a cohesive page composition incorporating text, image, colour and collected items.What you will get:-Use of a wide array of painting and drawing materials, stationery and papers-Excellent instruction from a qualified and experienced art teacher and practitioner.-A light morning tea and good vibes guaranteed!What to bring:-Notes or photos of a trip or experience you would like to document in the class.-Totally optional: If you would like to start a new journal (exciting!!) Hannah recommends the Moleskin Watercolour Journal or Holcroft Spiral Bound notebook 225gsm. Paper quality is oh so important!What to wear:Closed toe shoes preferredAppropriate for all levels

Wanjoo Welcome

This year we open the Fremantle Heritage Festival where the Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River) meets the Wardan (sea). As we cast back our minds to reflect on the past, we embrace the present and the people within it. Elder Marie Taylor will perform a Welcome to County and be joined by musicians Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse. This family friendly event is focused on children and their families. The stories and songs will continue into the morning and all are wanjoo (welcome) to join in as Marie, Gina & Guy share stories and songs in Nyoongar language and music. *Entry…

Behind the Scenes: Fremantle Prison Museum Collection

Join Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the curatorial work spaces of Fremantle Prison’s museum collection.  Fremantle Prison’s collection of 12,000 historic objects spans the operational life of the Prison, from 1855 to 1991. The diverse objects in the collection hold cultural heritage significance for Western Australia.  The curators will share insights into how cultural objects are cared for at Perth’s only World Heritage site. This exclusive tour includes visits to one of the collection’s on-site storage facilities. Registration for this event is essential as numbers are limited. Please contact Fremantle Prison via email on functions@fremantleprison.com.au…

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Soy Candle Workshop

The main passion of 'Made with Love' are our soy candle workshops! We invite you for two hours + of learning 'how to make your very own beautiful soy candles' from scratch in a lovely, relaxed environment. During the workshop, you will learn everything step by step and get to know lots of tips & tricks, so you can be creative at home. Crafting your own soy candles is an incredible hobby to take up and will allow you to explore your creative side.

Bookmaking Workshop

Spend an afternoon making beautiful handmade books as unique gifts of personal diaries. Bridget will show you how to bind, stitch, cover and assemble your own books made from leather and specialist materials. Personalise your books by hand embellishing. Take home 3 different books and a set of "how to' notes. Absolutely everything is provided. Date: Sat 26th May Time: 1pm - 6pm Cost:$70 + $45 materials fee.

Demolished and Unbuilt: The Mayor’s Alternative Fremantle History Cycle Tour

Fremantle is a city of layers with thousands of individual planning choices shaping the unique place that it is today. Join Mayor Pettitt on a bike tour exploring what could’ve been – the stories of the unbuilt and the historical saves. Be it the casino proposed for Victoria Quay in the 80s or the demolition of half of the West End's High Street for a highway in the 70s, join the Mayor to muse, lament and celebrate Fremantle’s historical planning decisions. Meet under RAINBOW, bring your bike. The tour ends in the Fremantle CBD. Numbers strictly limited, please RSVP by Friday 26 May…

Fremantle Walking Tours

  Here at Fremantle Tours we are excited to be working with the City of Fremantle to showcase the makers and creators of our port city. From young artists to leather workers, boots to hats as well as delicious food creations.  Freo's creator culture extends back throughout our history and into our future ahead.  On this 2 hr walking tour (approx. 3km) we will explore this culture through conversations with long standing Fremantle makers to the up and coming creators and the businesses supporting both. 

Merchants and Industrialists of the Port City: A Guided Tour through Fremantle Cemetery

As Fremantle began to boom and the gold rush period of the 1800s fed unprecedented growth in Western Australia, the demand for goods, services and products soared. Many of our early settler merchants became household names for the products and services they provided, each seizing the opportunity that prosperity provided. Join Metropolitan Cemeteries Board member and Fremantle identity Don Whittington for a guided tour of Fremantle Cemetery that focusses upon the amazing stories of some of our State’s earliest merchants and industrialists.  Experience close encounters and learn how many of their names live on in our households today. Tickets are…

Death Before Dishonour - Walking Tour with Five Star Tattoo Shop owner Ricky Luder

Join the Arts Hustler in collaboration with Fremantle tattoo icon, self-taught historian, practitioner, collector and business owner Ricky Luder on an exploration of the untold, undocumented history of the oldest commercial art form in Fremantle—tattooing. Ricky Luder has been on his own personal quest for knowledge since he was eight years old. Ricky’s obsession spans decades of travel, collecting, researching, business management and mentoring, all while practicing the art of tattooing.  On this walking tour, you will learn engaging stories about the history of WA that you won’t find in most books. Join us as we walk from High Street…

The Dorkestra Returns

The Dorkestra are a group of enthusiastic instrumentalists who strive to play serious music with increasing accuracy. Come and see how the Dorks have improved with a programme of favourite and obscure mostly classical music, accompanied by an extravagant afternoon tea in salubrious surroundings.                   

A Community Creation: Esplanade Park – at the heart of Fremantle’s History. A free talk by Dr Michelle McKeough

From its creation in the wake of the bubonic plague outbreaks; to the Depression Era when it provided a home to the homeless unemployed; to the many voices that spoke at the bandstands and on free speech days; to the important institutions that fringe its edge – the Esplanade Park has stories of Fremantle to tell. Join Dr Michelle McKeough, a historian at Murdoch University as she shares the Park’s stories. Credit image: image courtesy of Fremantle History Centre.

Seamus Jim Hughes Performance songs and stories

'The human body is at the centre of my practice, I embrace all manners of human expression, whilst emphasising the visual over the purely intellectual.'Born in Dublin, Jim Hughes was awarded a scholarship to study dance and performance in London. He was a leading dancer in many European dance companies before moving to Australia in 1982 to lecture in dance and theatre at WAAPA. In 1988, Hughes founded Fieldworks Performance Group, creating numerous productions, including 'Scenes in a Prison', 'Crossings', 'Why Can't Emus Fly?' and 'Brecht's Women'. In 1998, Hughes returned to Europe and set up an artist-residency studio in Basel, Switzerland, where he continues to develop his diverse artistic practice. He has acted as mentor for James Berlyn on a number of projects, including I Know You're There. Hughes is artist-in-residence at PSAS until September 2018. RSVP Essential to admin@psas.com.au

Holistic plant based sports nutrition workshop

If you train or compete in some form of sport or just like to keep fit, then you will want to come to this workshop. A lot has changed since the old ‘carb loading’ days; this workshop will discuss the new research regarding sports nutrition and how to implement it using a plant-based, wholefood diet. Join Heath Daly, Naturopath and co-owner of The Raw Kitchen, with nutritionist Amy Lloyd, from Amy Lloyd Nutrition, for this in-depth exploration along with specifically crafted recipe tastings and demonstrations. Come and learn:     Which specific amino acids boost athletic performance and how to best ingest…

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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.