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Make an Embroidered Necklace

Wear your art on your sleeve! Or failing that, why not wear it around your neck? Embroidery is no longer your nanna’s domain. In this three hour workshop, you will learn the basics of embroidery and how to apply it to fabrics to make your own wearable piece of art. Your nan would be proud! In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative embroidery, including how to set up your fabric, hoop and floss. You will also learn and practice common embroidery stitches before applying your skills to a fabric of your choice. By the end of the…

Liquidbred Beer Education Appreciation

Our 3 hour Masterclass is specifically intended for those wishing to expand their knowledge of what we have generally come to refer to as ‘craft beer’, while not excluding those who perhaps are coming to ‘craft’ beer as a potential novice. We will aim to demystify the primary differences between ale and lager and thereafter highlight the range of various expressions of both these major beer ‘families’. In a nutshell, this course is for those who have had their curiosity aroused and want to learn more. As with any course we offer, discussing and elaborating on what we are tasting…

Fremantle Bacon Festival 2018

The Fremantle Bacon Festival is back for 2018 – because everything’s better with bacon! On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018, dig into a celebration of everything bacon at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. Step inside our bustling market hall to get your fill of local food stalls with special “baconated” dishes, pop up bars, live music and kids’ activities. The Fremantle Bacon Festival will welcome back Cocktail Gastronomy, 3 Little Pigs, Greenhorns Eat House, Carlton United Brewery, Coca-Cola and Southtrade. Plus we’ll welcome new vendors including Scone Crazy and more to be announced. It's also the first weekend of the school holidays and kids under 18 years old are FREE. Your little piglets will enjoy the dedicated kids zone hosted by the Freedom Fairies with activities and face painting to keep them happy. Tickets on sale now at            $10 per person (includes 1 drink token)          Under 18’s free (no drink token)          Buy online for priority entry  


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Flash Fiction Workshop

Flash, or micro-fiction, is a fast-paced genre for a fast-paced world. With a recent boom in online and print journal publications dedicated to spreading the (limited) word, now is the time get your dribble and drabble on. In this three hour workshop, Michael Buckingham Gray, a published flash fiction writer will speed you through a history of the genre, explain some of the structures and techniques used and assist participants to write and workshop their own pieces. As you approach the finish line, you will be supplied with some useful information about where you may publish them. About the teacher:  Michael…

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…

School Holiday Learn to Sail Course

Tackers - KIDS + BOATS = FUN! Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program. All equipment provided. Kids play loads of games and go on adventures together to learn how to sail. There isn't a court, pitch or oval like other sports - instead you have a river to explore. Limited places available. 16th to 20th April @ $290 per person. Girls & Boys 7-12 yrs. 

Make a Video Game Controller Electronics Code

A 1-Hour School Holiday Activity making a working push-button to run a video game you can re-program. This is an introductory activity to get a taste of learning about electronics and coding, or 'Physical Computing'.Groups are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). All Ages 7+ years Introduction to Physical Computing with Video Game Electronics! {Under 10's will require parental supervision} Learn by doing a fun hands-on activity making a working push-button switch to decorate and take home. Interface the push-button to a Raspberry Pi computer’s input/output wiring to drive a video game character. Instead of children being limited to playing yet another video game, they can also make the game controller, colour & re-animate the game characters, and change the program through simple Scratch block coding.  Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $28 When: Several 1-hour sessions available during School Holidays, 16-24 April 2018. Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

Pilates for the whole family

During school holidays children aged 6 -14 can join their parents or grandparents in a class for free. The aim of the class is to improve postural and movement awareness to enhance overall health and well-being. Booking essential please contact Christiane on 0416 469 071. The Village Church, 217 High St Fremantle Mondays: 10 am - 10.50 am St Paul's Anglican Church, 162 Hampton Rd, Beaconsfield Thursdays: 9.30 am - 10.20 am    

School Holiday Escape Tour

Fremantle Prison is WA’s only World Heritage listed building and one of the State’s premier tourist attractions. So why not take the kids? They are guaranteed to have fun while learning about this amazing site. The kids Escape! Tour is an exclusive tour for children aged 5 to 12 years old. These special tours cost $11.50 and are running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the April school holidays(excluding Wednesday 25 April - ANZAC Day). Children will visit the sites of numerous dramatic escapes through the Prison’s history. Along the way their Tour Guide will tell a number of tales…

Inflatable School Holiday Fun

There’s a croc on the loose! April school holidays From Monday 16 April –  Friday 27 April, the Fremantle Leisure Centre will be letting the giant inflatable crocodile out of its cage and into the outdoor pool. The crocodile will be open for two sessions on weekdays during the school holidays from 1.00–2.00 pm and 2.00–3.00 pm. Entry is $2 per person, per hour (this does not include centre entry or public holidays).

5 Day School Holiday Scratch and Electronics Course

5 afternoons during the School Holidays of electronics and coding. Classes are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). For ages 7+ - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM learning, to gain a basic understanding of ‘Physical Computing'; in other words, building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world. Identify computer components, learn programming concepts using Scratch API (Application Programming Interface) with Raspberry Pi input/output electronics. Pre-requests: None. {Optionally, bring your own USB memory stick for back-ups, but not essential.} Objective: To Have Fun! Develop an appreciation for creativity, reasoning, problem solving and collaboration while having fun making video games. Understanding basic concepts of electronic circuits interfaced to a computer. Learn by doing hands-on physical computing activities to understand our human relationship to the digital world. Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $247 When: Daily 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (4 to 4:30 pickup) starting Monday 16 April  to 20 April 2018.Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

Lights Camera Action Filmmaking 3 Days

Let's creatively find ways to make YOUR movie! What does a director do...what is a 1st AD, why do they use a clapper board, how to devise a script, what is improvisation? All these questions and more, will be answered during this 3 day in depth filmmaking course. Learn what goes on in front and behind the camera. You will acquire basic/intermediate skills that will enable you to make your own films with friends and family at home. Not only will you walk away with the knowledge to create your own masterpieces, but after our 3 day filmmaking bonanza you…


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Spirit of the ANZACs

A unique opportunity for children to look behind the scenes at ANZACs from WWI onwards. Discover what it means to be an ANZAC, understand the ANZAC Spirit, plus handle original artefacts from the abundance of items held at the Army Museum. Activities include designing and creating your very own poppies for ANZAC Day. Hands on discovery and activities fully engage the children, bringing the past to life!

Workshop Freo Neon Life Drawing

Looking for a creative class unlike any other?! Enter the challenge of working with fluoro materials under blacklight! This is not your average life-modelling class! It’s rainbow-tastic!In this fun and social class, under UV party lights, you will use neon and fluro coloured paints, papers and various drawing materials to reimagine our luminous life model. It’s the best possible combination of ‘rave’ and of ‘right-side -of the brain’!WHAT YOU'LL GETRefreshmentsGlow braceletAll of the fluoro painting and drawing materials you will need!Professional life model to work fromInstruction on the basics of figure modelling in long and short posesThis class is for…

Dubarray / Bambuseae & Pimps of Sound

Get ready Fremantle for a massive Thursday night of dance music when Thursday Massive debuts at the Odd Fellow on April 19th with an all star lineup which includes Dubarray (QLD), Bambuseae & Pimps of Sound. This is one thursday night to leave your work head at home and pretend like its the weekend when all 3 bands raise the vibration into a dancing frenzy. The night kicks off at 8 pm and is a $15 cash on the night investment for a stellar lineup of music. Don't miss it.

Day of Love Pop up Fremantle Weddings

Love is love at the Esplanade so we’re celebrating with a pop-up wedding package in Fremantle, Perth on Saturday 21 April 2018. From just $3,500 you can celebrate your special day at one of Perth’s most iconic wedding venues – the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. The Day of Love wedding package includes a poolside ceremony, celebrant, photographer, reception and accommodation for the Bridal couple. Find out more today at 

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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.