It’s been ages coming but summer is HERE! We've got you covered (literally) with our fab and quirky collection of thongs, hats and togs from Fremantle’s gorgeous shops. Next stop is the beach but before you head out read up on what’s special about each of our beaches–they’re all quite different and there’s one or two you may not know about. We've highlighted a couple of those ‘off grid’ places that only the locals know about, the warehouse district of Knutsford Street Precinct and North of North Fremantle. Keep us posted with your summer fun and #Fremantlestory. You might end up in our captures section! The Fremantle story team The Fremantle story magazine is currently available at Fremantle Visitor Centre, cafés, cinemas, restaurants, hotels, universities and colleges in Fremantle and wider Perth metropolitan area.
Sculpture at Bathers is back! In its biggest testament to home grown WA talent, the biennial exhibition returns to Bathers Beach, Fremantle from 25 February - 12 March 2017. For two weeks, over 80 of our state's most talented sculptors will come together in this unique coastal setting, Our vision is to engage the whole community, to deliver a significant and distinctively West Australian contemporary sculpture survey and an accessible and unforgettable cultural event. Large-scale, robust outdoor works will line the limestone cliffs, along Bathers Beach, stand in the open courtyard, timber boardwalks and winding paths. Inside the historic galleries of Kidogo Arthouse smaller scale, more intimate works will be on display. In a Sculpture at Bathers highlight, guest sculptor Cameron Robbins will install a signature kinetic artwork, harnessing natural forces: see https://cameronrobbins.com More of Cameron's works will be on display inside the foyer of the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges (our first Principal Corporate Sponsor) who will host our inaugural satellite exhibition featuring works by 19 sculptors. Furthring our community connections, inaugural artist-in-residence Thomas de Munk-Kerkmeer settles in at Little Creatures from Thurs 16 Feb - Mon 20 Feb. Thomas will captivate the crowds whilst finalising his work for installation at the main exhibition at Bathers Beach. Children and adults alike will 'Follow the Shimmer' to Fremantle as our magical and monumental 1.5 tonne bronze sculpture pops up in four surprise locations from Perth to Bathers Beach from 16 Jan. There will be something for everyone in this celebration of West Australian culture and boutique village destination - guided artist tours, children's activities, the return of the popular 'Kelp Bar' at Kidogo Arthouse, vibrant social events and much more. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram @sculptureatbathers / Twitter @sculptureAB Tags: #sculptureatbathers #followtheshimmer #distinctivelyWA #bathersbeach
Smaller works will be on display inside Kidogo Arthouse. There will be something for everyone in this celebration of West Australian culture and boutique village destination - guided artist tours, children's activities, the return of the popular 'Kelp Bar', vibrant social events and much more. Tags: #sculptureatbathers #followtheshimmer #distinctivelyWA #bathersbeach
More of guest sculptor Cameron Robbins works will be on display inside the foyer of the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges (our first principal corporate sponsor) who will host our inaugural satellite exhibition featuring works by 19 sculptors. Tags: #sculptureatbathers #followtheshimmer #distinctivelyWA #bathersbeach
Join us for yoga at the beautiful South Beach, Fremantle. Beach Yoga classes are a moving meditation in the sun, flowing with the breath and taking the time to relax and experience each posture. Suitable for all levels, including beginner students. Start your weekend enjoying your yoga practice in nature at the beautiful South Beach! Classes are located at Ocean Road, South Fremantle, just north of the South Beach Cafe. 7am to 8am Saturday throughout summer
Learn how to set up waterwise drip irrigation in your own backyard with expert irrigator David Jenkins. Set in the growing grounds of the White Gum Valley Community Orchard, the workshop will give you hands on experience with setting up drip irrigation as you help with a section of the Orchard's existing retic. Come join us for a pleasant morning in the orchard as we learn a new skill, share some morning tea and enjoy being together in nature. Please bring a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, shovel, gloves and a wheelbarrow if in walking distance. See you there!
In a world full of movement the space between two points is constantly being traversed. SPAN brings together five WA artists whose work reaches out – transitioning across margins which are personal and global, political and geographical – between self and others, artist and viewer. Comprising work from Susanna Castleden, Olga Cironis, Tanya Lee, Clyde McGill and Andrew Sunley Smith, SPAN traverses the connection and disconnection of boundaries while mapping the passage of the journey. A life-size print of a cruise ship gangway, a series of sculptured industrial engine parts, human hair woven on a loom, neighbours grooming each other…
Come along to this fabulous summertime fun event at South Beach, South Fremantle, each Saturday night from 5pm until 9pm, commencing the first week of December, 2016. Feast on hawker food delights from the world over. Listen to live music. Enjoy kid's entertainment; animal farm; facepainting. Grab a drink from our 'pop-up bar'. watch the sun set over the beautiful Indian ocean. See you soon at the South Beach Sunset Market! The markets are held in a dog free zone.
Join us for Monday Funday all day / cheap parmys n jugs of beer ping pong & darts * $15 Jugs Young Henry's * $15 Espresso Martini's * $15 Parmy's Kitchen open 12-9pm
Every Monday Freo's finest food trucks will be serving up the street food vibes between the two bridges in East Freo from 5 to 9 pm. Its an amazing location right by the water, bring the family and get fed!
Come down with friends and family, choose from the multicultural food offering of the food trucks – and then relax in our beer garden with some drinks. Lefty Food Trucks is a great alternative to the normal restaurant dining experience – it’s a fun evening for everyone! Together with live music and our amazing WA sunsets, we’ll have some beautiful summer nights ahead of us.
Rib Rack Wednesday $15 A serve of delicious char-grilled Arcady lamb ribs cooked to perfection, served with mint pesto, baby bocconcini, pickled onion, alfalfa Kitchen open 12pm - 9pm
We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!
In 1876 the Catalpa Rescue was a significant occurrence in the shared history of Western Australia and Ireland when six Irish Fenian prisoners escaped from the British penal colony of WA. The Perth Chamber Orchestra (PCO) will re-tell this story of determination and bravery against a backdrop of the most powerful nationalistic classical music in the country. Narrated by Irishman Bryan Rice Dalton, singers, dancers and musicians plus an Irish menu and drinks to boot, PCO will transport its audience to the heart of the Emerald Isle. Under the baton of Chief Conductor Jessica Gethin and concertmaster Paul Wright, An Irish Night will be staged within the stunning surrounds of the Fremantle Town Hall. A number of guest musicians and performers will join PCO, including music from Riverdance performed by the Walker Family Trio and PCO Strings, soloists Paul Wright and Rob Zielinski on the Irish Fiddle and world champion Kavanagh Irish dancers. In a show of welcoming Irish hospitality, two small dishes of authentic Irish food will be served to guests along with a complimentary drink on arrival. Other drinks will be available from the cash bar, including Irish favourites – Guinness and Magners. When: 7pm (doors at 6.30pm), Wednesday 15th March 2017 Where: Fremantle Town Hall Tickets: On sale now - available from $85, inclusive of two serves of food and one drink. Make sure you check www.perthsymphony.com for more details and program highlights.
Brilliant. Home showcases new works from multi-disciplinary established and emerging artists and makers who have a cultural connection with Fremantle. The show is the inaugural exhibition in an intended annual series, which will see a new curatorial theme explored each year. Opening Fri 24 Mar | 6pm
There are plenty of family friendly events throughout the year to keep the kids amused especially during one of the Fremantle festivals. Sunday Music at the Fremantle Arts Centre during summer is a popular way to spend a chilled Sunday afternoon with family and friends. Enjoy one of the simple Freo family rituals, fish and chips or an icecream at Fishing Boat Harbour or stop by the Esplanade Youth Plaza and be inspired by some very talented skateboarders demonstrating their skill.