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Guitar By The Glass

Come for free to watch a circle of musicians sing and play their favourite songs unplugged for 2 hours while you enjoy some dinner and some drinks.

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Transform your public speaking confidence

One of the best ways to build your confidence is to do public speaking.  One of the best ways to start your public speaking journey is by joining Fremantle Quaynote Toastmasters. We meet every Monday evening from 6 pm - 7.30 pm at the Fremantle Bowls Club, with supper to follow. Come to your first meeting for free to find out what it's all about.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/242039039618528/

Art Heroes Calder Junior Workshop

Be inspired by the wire and mobile sculptures of this engineer and artist. Explore gravity, colour and form to create sculptural masterpieces. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 9 years oldDate: Tuesday January 23rdTime: 3 Hour Workshop starts @ 9.30AMFee: $45 (This fee covers all art supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Making art makes kids hungry! Please bring a little snack for morning tea. Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you…

Art Play Pastels Tiny Studio

In this unstructured class you are free to explore art and making with oil and chalk pastels at your own pace. A professional artist will be on standby to help if you get stuck. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 3 to 5 years old & their Parent / CarerDate: Tuesday January 23rdTime: 1 Hour Art Play starts @ 10amFee: $15 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 adult & 1 child) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat.Adults stay and participate with their…

Songs of the Sea from Fremantles original shipsters

Welcome on board with The Lost Quays and prepare for the calm and the storm with shanties and other songs of the sea! Traditional and original material, a cappella with some guitar, mandolin and accordion, we perform with energy and good humour, and relish a strong audience connection. We have sailed in numerous festivals and events across WA.

Free Yellow Swiper Games All Day

Need some FUN these school holidays? Wondering what to do with the kids? Come down on Tuesday 9th January or Wednesday 24th January for FREE PLAY on all Yellow Swiper games, all day! 

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Art Heroes Kusama Junior Workshop

Be inspired by the illustrations and installations of this modern Conceptual Artist Explore pattern, colour and repetition to create emotional masterpieces. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 9 years oldDate: Wednesday January 24thTime: 3 Hour Workshop starts @ 9.30AMFee: $45 (This fee covers all art supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Making art makes kids hungry! Please bring a little snack for morning tea. Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you have…

Art Play Wire Junior Studio

In this unstructured class you are free to explore art and making with pipe cleaners and wire at your own pace. A professional artist will be on standby to help if you get stuck. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 9 years oldDate: Wednesday January 24thTime: 1 Hour Art Play starts @ 10amFee: $15 (This fee covers all art supplies) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you have any…

Midi Makers Animation Workshop 13 to 16 years

Ready, Set, Action: Dive into storyboarding, set-developing, character creation, directing and editing your own story in this hands-on workshop.Essential: Bring your own ipad, tablet or phone and pre-download the free Stop Motion Studio App.

Wanjoo (Welcome) Peace Boat

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the 96th voyage of the Japanese Peace Boat is coming to Fremantle Wednesday January 24th. Join us as we welcome the Peace Boat with a Whadjuk Noongar smoking ceremony, Welcome To Country, dancers, music and much much more! Wednesday 24 January 2018 | B-Shed, Fremantle Port | 4 – 8pm | Come and listen to stories by Karina Lester, Maralinga survivor | Miyake Nobuo, Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor | Hasegawa Kenichi, Fukushima farmer | Traditional Owners from uranium mining proposed areas in WA | Food | Beverages | Family Friendly | Free Event On board Peace Boat’s 96th voyage will be up to a thousand passengers, many from Japan, most notably including survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (hibakusha), as well as farmers from Fukushima. Peace Boat’s key messages are peace, friendship, and remembrance of the implications of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. The voyage joins with Nobel Peace Laureate ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) in inviting Australia to sign the landmark 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. For more information contact: K-A 0401 909 332 http://peaceboat.org/english/

Next Gen 019

The south’s only mid-week BASS night…  4 years strong.  Bass culture resides through local DJ talent spinning the filthiest dubstep, trap, DnB and bass-house. every WEDNESDAY  in the heart of Fremantle.  Your crew. Balcony chills. Big vibes Check out our Facebook page for the free entry password!

Minky G Rosco

Want the perfect way to finish off the day? Then relax and unwind with the jazz/pop sounds of Perth songstress Minky G and guitarist Rosco Dwyer. The duo has been playing their brand of chilled acoustic music both nationally and internationally, with catchy originals, and a few well chosen covers. Minky G is making her mark as a quality local singer-songwriter. She’s studied jazz guitar at WAAPA, has played for UK artist Passenger, and once for the American ambassador! Rosco Dwyer compliments her work with his considerable skill as a guitarist, completing the WAAPA Jazz Bachelor course in 2003 and…

Fringe World Festival

Trust Fringe. Forget boring.  Get ready for the best time of year with Freo Royale returning from 26 January to 25 February. WA’s favorite seaside town will be welcoming the best of comedy, theatre, cabaret, music and art as FREO ROYALE brings FRINGE WORLD to Fremantle for 31 action packed days. From the Fly By Night Musicians Club, to the Circus WA Big Top right in Princess May Park, the WA Maritime Museum and Fremantle Prison there will be something in every corner of the Port City! This year the program brings together Fremantle’s community of artists, producers, venues and audiences through the presentation of over 33 shows in 10 iconic venues across Fremantle. Get your tickets online at fringeworld.com.au to start your summer off right!  If you're heading further afield, the best place to start your Fringe adventure is FRINGE Central at The Perth Cultural Centre. This is where the central box office is located and there are artists roaming around every night ready to tell you about their shows and so many venues close by for you to check out something new on each visit. FRINGE WORLD 2018 has returning favourites and new treats in store including a brilliant new hub at the Ice Cream Factory, a great new Palace Society program in some of our favourite venues throughout the King and Queen Streets precinct, a huge circus tent landing right next to Yagan Square and a wildly expanded program at The Pleasure Garden. This FRINGE WORLD you won’t want to miss The Showman’s Fair at the Urban Orchard in FRINGE Central. It’s a wild Dutch mini-festival with live music, performances and special surprises including a long table dining experience that you’ll be talking about for years! Look out for Silent Disco in the authentic vintage lion’s cage and a tent where you go to be touched by God! Like most of the Fringe hubs – it’s free to enter every night of the Festival if you want to drop in and soak up the Fringe vibes before seeing a show or going on a Fringe Binge! FRINGE WORLD is all about choosing your own adventure and exploring the shows and venues happening all over the metro area across Fremantle, the City of Perth, Northbridge and beyond. From the Sunset Veranda in Scarborough, from The Pickled Swan in Midland to Leedypalooza in Leederville, from Rockingham to Rottnest to Funtavia in Geraldton, there’s something for everyone and something happening nearby this Fringe! Fringe only comes round once a year, so make the most of it! With the average event price only $24, you can never have too much Fringe - see as many shows as possible, hang out with all of your mates and treat yo’self to all the treats. Shows are affordable and generally about an hour long, so go on a Fringe Binge. We’ve been entertaining the people of Perth with Fringe entertainment since 2011 and we can’t wait to see the city come alive again in Fringe-uary, the best time of the year. The full program is on sale now at fringeworld.com.au. Get into it! 

ACDC Australia Day Tribute Party

How much more Australian could we get than AC/DC and tinny’s in the heart of Fremantle? Maybe if we fill the pub with a bunch of Aussies! Join us for the Ball & Chain’s BIG AC/DC Australia Day Tribute Party on Friday 26 January 2018. We’ll be open from 11am with iconic Aussie tinny specials, great pub grub and a live band, the Josh Johnstone Trio, playing Aussie hits from 8pm. Head to our Facebook page to let your mates know where you’ll be for Australia Day in Perth.  

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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.