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Propagation Knowhow with Sharon Barbera

Why buy when you can propagate? Join plant guru Sharon Barbera for this session covering the basics of plant propagation for common house plants such as devils ivy, ficus, cacti, succulents, and pilea. This seminar will cover how to choose the right indoor plants, what you need to create the ideal environment for propagation and tips for growing in water, soil and air layering. Perfect for the plant obsessed and those wanting to learn a new skill. Sign up and turn your home into a green oasis!  Date and time:   Saturday 2nd of June, 10:00am - 11:00am 10% off plants at the concept store when you…

Here From the Beginning - A Walk into Fremantle's Jewish Past

Fremantle's Jewish connection goes right back to the beginning of the Swan Colony. In this tour through the historic West End, we will explore the lives of some remarkable people who left their mark on Fremantle and beyond. While these people are gone, buildings remain as a reminder of their amazing legacy and our pioneering past.   Join us to find out more about their history.

Make Your Own Ceramic Mugs with Sarana Haeata

Learn to hand build and glaze your very own ceramic mugs with artist Sarana Haeata across two-weekend sessions. In the first session, students will learn a slab technique to create the unique shape of their mugs. By the end of this session each student will have at least four cups ready for firing. In the second session, Sarana will guide the group through glazing techniques that will best achieve each participant’s individual design. Collect your mugs from Stackwood the following week ready for you to sip your morning coffee out of. This skill is easily transferable to your home space so you can keep…

Activists and Agitators: Walking Tour with Paul Reilly and Riley Buchanan

Fremantle has a long history of agitation, dissent and resistance to oppression. It has also witnessed attempted suppression and disenfranchisement. In this new walking tour, Notre Dame’s local historians will guide you through pivotal moments of political, cultural, ideological and industrial upheaval in Fremantle’s history. Witness the sites of waterfront battles, Trades Hall rallies, Ugly Men’s activism and the militancy of radical women. Discover the headquarters of ideological parties, including fascists and communists. Linger on the benches of Paddy Troy, where the unemployed gathered for work, and consider the earliest form of Fremantle activism: violence on the colonial frontier.  Pack…

Celebrate WA Festival

WA Day, the uniquely West Australian day inclusive for all Western Australians, is set to go off with a bang this year in Fishing Boat Harbour. Fireworks will again light up the skies over Fremantle on the eve of the WA Day public holiday on what is hoped will become a new and amazing annual family experience. Fishing Boat Harbour is presenting a two day celebration recognising our Aboriginal history, our early European migrant background and the diverse range of people from all over the world who have made, and continue to make, Freo and WA their home. Local Aboriginal elders will open the event with a Traditional Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country, followed by a range of cultural music and dance events from different ethnic backgrounds. Across the weekend there will be numerous musical performances in and around the harbour in the lead up to and after the Sunday evening fireworks show which will be held at the family friendly time of 6 pm. The harbour will play host to a range of other free activities including kids face painting and bouncy castles, a suitcase market, roving buskers and much more. For more information please visit  Celebrate WA Program Sunday 3 June 2018 Noon, Mews Park Smoking Ceremony, Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country presented by Neville Collard & Festival opening “We are Australian” James Webb and Monique Fitzgerald 12.00- 4.00pm, Piazza Suitcase Art Markets 12.00-2.00pm, Little Creatures Mermaid & Pirate Sandpit Storytelling 12.00-5.00pm, Shipwreck Gallery Museum Grounds, Pirate craft activities 12.30pm-1pm, Mews Park Wadumbah Dance Group 1.00-1.15pm, Mews Park Children’s Fashion Parade featuring Australian made clothing 1.30-1.45pm , Mews Park Children’s Fashion Parade featuring Australian made clothing 1.00- 3.00pm, Mews Park Little Italy by the Sea Italian and Greek Dance Ensemble 3.00pm - 4.00pm, Roving Entertainment Chung Wah Lion Dance Troupe 4.00pm - 7.00pm, Mews Park Cuba de Son Latin Band 4.30- 7.30pm, Creatures NextDoor Live Jazz with Jazzco 5.00pm - 7.00pm, Roving Magnifico Mariachis Trio 6.00pm FIREWORKS over Fishing Boat Harbour   Monday 4 June 2018 11.00- 3.00pm, Mews Park Cicerello’s Bouncy Castle 12.00- 4.00pm, Piazza Suitcase Art Markets 12.00-2.00pm, Little Creatures Fairy Facepainting (Free) 4.30- 7.30pm, Creatures NextDoor Live Music with ‘Basskong’ 5.00- 8.00pm, Mews Park Live Music with ‘The Good Things’


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Rockingsteady Skafest

The Rockingsteady Skafest is a 12 hour musical rush, with entertainment kicking off 12 noon-12 midnight. Special guests from Queensland, Mufussa and featuring The Crucial Rockers, The Unites, Skarper, Special Brew, Chocking Stanley, Little Pedro and Dilip n the Davs. Djs General Justice, Mumma Trees and Upfront and Central will be on the decks throughout the day. This is one of Perth's best live music venues and you wont believe the refurb to the Port Beach Garden Bar. Tickets $25 pp online plus BF ( or $35 pp at the door if available. Kids / youths under 18 are free but must be accompanied by an adult.


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…


DMA’S have announced a huge national tour to support the release of their sophomore record, For Now out Friday 27th April (via @I OH YOU).The For Now Tour will be the Sydney band’s biggest Australian tour to date with DMA’S playing Metropolis Fremantle June 3rd (public holiday eve) with special guest Hatchie. 


Enjoy the June WA Day public holiday with an afternoon in Fremantle's beautiful Basilica of St Patrick’s, with some favourite organ works drawn from the 18 years of Pipe Organ Plus concerts, including works by Handel, Mozart, and JS Bach.                   

Shut Up and Write

Join facilitator Gary McHugh in this democratic writing group. Writers of all genres and abilities are welcome to come and share their skills, swap ideas and be inspired to get writing. 


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State of Origin Live at The Left Bank

Join us to watch the State of Origin series in the upcoming weeks!Round 1 – Wednesday 6th JuneRound 2 – Sunday 24th JuneRound 3 – Wednesday 11th July 2018Watch all games live in our Sports Bar and enjoy $6 Bundaberg Rum and $6 Bulleit Bourbon from 3pm for all three rounds!


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Digital Parenting Workshop

Empowering parents to understand children’s digital behaviour and the Importance of digital supervision. Presented by Mim Stephens – BUZ Facilitator. In the workshop we will look at: Our own digital behaviour. How internet use and social media impact developing brains. How to create fair and reasonable boundaries. The importance of filters, settings and restrictions and how to work them. Social Media Apps – who is using them and how they work. Cyberbullying and how to protect and empower your kids. Workshop is designed or parents and carers of primary school age children. Hosted by Winterfold Primary School P&C    

A Place in the Country

Join local author, Chris Ferreira for insights into the secrets of creating a beautiful, productive and sustainable farm based on his newly published book ' A Place in the Country'.  This talk is part of the City's Local and Sustainable Food principle under the City's One Planet Strategy.

The Left Bank Beer Club June 2018

Join us every month to discover the world of beer – enjoy a range of tastings and learn more about your favourite brews.. JUNE BEER CLUB Local Broome brewery Matso’s Beer are guest starring for The Left Bank June Beer Club, now being held on a Wednesday evening.Famous for their Ginger Beer and Mango Beer, Matso’s have created a unique line of high quality beer.  With an interesting history behind them, the Matso’s team will be taking us through some of their delicious beers, and sharing a little bit of their story with us throughout the night. Tastings on the night will…

GMG Gillian Moorman Group

GMG is a sophisticated mix of jazz, blues and soul.  Taking jazz standards and pop classics from Billie Holiday to Steely Dan and adding a contemporary and original flavour.  Joining Gillian Moorman on vocals, Alex Borthwick (guitar), Manoli Vouyoucalos (bass) and Pete Evans (drums) are all exceptionally talented regulars on the Perth music scene and bring together an exciting mix of jazz, funk and blues influences taking you on a journey from a New York speakeasy to an an intimate jazz club in New Orleans.  Watch an authentic musical connection happen when these four people play the music they love…

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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.