Events & Festivals

5000 Poppies Project

2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. As part of commemorating this, the Australian War Memorial will be creating a stunning large scale installation of 60, 000 hand made poppies, carpeting the grounds for Remembrance Day. Each poppy will represent one life lost in World War I. Online group 5000 Poppies is leading the charge and has put a call out to skilled knitters and crocheters. We would like to help them to their goals! They currently have around 18,000- 20,000 already made but there is still a long way to go! A second project is planned…

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Have a Yarn

Sometimes getting together with some likeminded crafters is just what you need! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month and "Have a Yarn". Bring your own crochet project and enjoy the company, refreshments and banter in our beautiful seaside location. If you are stuck on something, Cass and Maddy (aka Coral and Cactus, our resident crochet experts) will be there to help you get unstuck.  This is a not for profit, community-based class. We are aiming to get together a gaggle of regulars for a giggle. The aim is to build an inclusive crafting group and participate in…

David Giles Freedom School Painting Workshops

Do you dream of being an artist? Or just want to have fun painting? Join award-winning artist David Giles for his monthly one day painting workshops at Studio 11 in Fremantle. The workshops, held in a lovely cottage with courtyard/garden setting, run from 11am - 4pm on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each month. You choose which day/s to attend. Suitable all levels, including complete beginner Focus on personal expression and connecting with your inner creative self Includes demonstration by David Giles​​ VENUE: Studio Eleven, 11 Captains Lane, Fremantle DATES: 7,8,9 or 10 September; 5,6,7 or 8 October; 2,3,4 or 5 November and 7,8, 9 or 10 December. TIME:…

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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Big Thief & guests (New York)

Take us down on Capacity, the band’s highly anticipated second record, are overgrown with the wilderness of pumping souls. After last year’s stunning Masterpiece, Capacity was recorded in a snowy winter nest in upstate New York at Outlier Studio with producer Andrew Sarlo. The album jumps right into lives marked up and nipped in surprisingly swift fashion. They are peopled and unpeopled, spooked and soothed, regenerating back into a state where they can once again be vulnerable. Lenker’s songs introduce us to a gallery of multifacted women and deal with the complicated matters of identity — at once dangerous and…

Tash Sultana | Homecoming Tour | [second show]

Due to popular demand after selling out her first show in 24 hours, Tash Sultana has confirmed a second FAC date on her national Homecoming Tour. Tash is one of Australia’s rising stars, landing the number three slot in last year’s triple j Hottest 100, picking up the Unearthed J Award and hitting the top 10 of the ARIA chart with her EP Notion. The Homecoming Tour marks her last headline shows for almost a year as Tash bunkers down to finish her debut album and continues to tour internationally. Tash will be supported by fellow former buskers the Pierce Brothers and tropical rave pop duo Willow Beats.

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…

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Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Kiteboard Race

Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle Australia’s favourite kiteboard race, the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, returns on 9 December and you can be a part of the fun by heading down to the beach to cheer in the 140 competitors as they race to shore. Now in its 8th year, the race is a ‘must do’ for serious kiters who take on the 19km open ocean course from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle. Records were broken last year when winner, Frenchman Nico Parlier, completed the race in just 19 minutes and three seconds, shaving more than three minutes off Englishman Olly Bridge’s previous record. In good conditions the kiteboarders will be faster than the Rottnest Express ferries so we recommend getting to the beach in plenty of time to enjoy the party and live commentary and see the winners receive their trophies. There’s more than $9000 in prizemoney up for grabs. Look out for the Red Bull wig wams on the beach. What: 140 kiteboarders will race across the Indian Ocean from Phillip Point at Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach North Fremantle. Spectators can watch the competitors ride into the finish line at Leighton Beach. The event is made possible thanks to Tourism Western Australia, Red Bull, Fremantle Sailing Club, WAKSA, Rottnest Express and Channel 9 Perth. Who: World ranked international kite surfers will compete alongside local, national and international entrants and past winners. When: Saturday 9 December. Entertainment commences from 2pm, Racers depart Rottnest at approx 2.30pm and the fastest competitors are set to arrive at the finish line from approximately 2.50pm, depending on weather conditions. (if wind conditions are not favourable the race will be held on Sunday 4 December – check the website or Facebook event on the day) Where: Leighton Beach, Port Beach Road, North Fremantle. Catch the train to the North Fremantle station, bike or park. Cost: Free for spectators. To enter, visit the website for info Contact: www.lighthouse2leighton.com.au / tim.turner@yjs.com.au Video link: https://vimeo.com/194920602

Prohibition Cabaret

Well hot diggety daaaaaaamn, da Koasis Juice Joint is coming to town!! But follks, we are spinning at a different speed for this next razzle-dazzle. We are putting on the ritz, cabaret style!Come along and induldge in our sexy speakeasy. This is a Koasis party you swanky snuggle pups don't wanna miss.ENTERTAINMENT EXTRODINAIRE for you doll's n' goon's Featuring:The one and only Ross Vegas as the Master of CeremoniesDan Howls singing his dark sultry blues Amazing aerials by Danger Rus and his death defying feetSlinky jazz band The 78's Swanky jazz singer Ada La'BetteEquilibrium performing acro fusion Amoura Dance and her beautiful belly dancing babesKooky comedians Simone Springer and the DogfatherBurlesque queen Smokey La BareDJ Jerome with his sexy swing stylesRoving samba gals from Dancetopiaand a few more little surprises to keep you guessing...Doll up dames and fellas, as the year is 1920 and this joint don't want no fuzz being a buzz kill.Table of 10 - $450 (includes a drink each and a shared grub platter)Table seats - $50 (includes a drink each and a shared grub platter)Standing - $30Licensed event you thugs. 18+

Dave Graney and the mistLY

Dave Graney returns to Perth with his band the mistLY, featuring drummer Clare Moore. Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author from Melbourne. Since 1978, Graney is generally accompanied by drummer, Clare Moore. The pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists (1980 to 1987), The White Buffaloes (1989 to 1990), Coral Snakes (1987 to 1989, 1991 to 1997), The Dave Graney Show (1998 to 2003) , Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist or Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004 to 2011) and currently, dave graney and the mistLY. Dave was awarded…

Way of the Spray

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the physical and conceptual approach to working with a spray cans and covers a range of aerosol art tips and techniques such as… -anatomy of a spray can and features of various brands -nozzle selection -physicality, saftey and ethics of operating a spray can -the design elements and principles applied to spray painted artwork -incorporation of mixed media approaches such as stencils, pasties and paint markers Through basic skills development, you will gain the confidence to work with spray paint as a medium for your own art practice. The workshop will cover spray can…

Soukouss Internationale | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 10 Dec: Soukouss Internationale (WA) bring gorgeous vocal melodies, pumping Congolese rhythms and scorching guitar to showcase authentic, energetic African music that’s sure to have the crowd dancing.

Stacks of Summer

Want that Summer Feeling?  Local musicians + food trucks + caravan bar = total summer vibes!!  2-8 pm Sunday 10th December. 10 Stack St Fremantle. Gold Coin Entry. Licenced Event.

Avenue

Led by the soulful voice of Joyce Mathers, Avenue offers a selection of standard and modern jazz grooves, sassy swing, stylish latin, retro pop and rock. They have a huge repertoire of music made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, George Michael, Sting, Sade and many more arranged in their own "Avenue" style and showcasing their stunning three part harmonies.

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Flying Camel Comedy Night

Head down and have a laff’ upstairs at the Two Sparrows Bar every second Tuesday of the month for Flying Camel’s Open Mic Comedy Night! Flying Camel Comedy is a cutting-edge comedy outfit that offers a refreshing approach to novice and semi-professional comedy. The goal is to revolutionise the Perth open mic comedy scene during 2017. Upstairs at the Two Sparrows Bar. Free entry.

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Christmas Sale

Our one and only  Christmas Sale event of the year. On the 13th & 14th December from 5-8pm we will be having a VIP Christams Shopping event Drinks, nibbles and door prizes and an opportunity to meet some of our artists in person Christmas Sale13 & 14 December5-8pmThe Artisan Store Fremantle81a High StreetFremantle

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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.