RTRFM Fremantle Winter Music Festival 2017

We’re headed to North Fremantle once again for our 11th annual celebration of the sounds of the port city on Saturday, June 17. Featuring over 20 acts, FWMF will take over five of Fremantle’s favourite venues – Mojos, North Fremantle Bowls Club, the Railway Hotel, the Swan Lounge and the Swan Basement, running from 7pm ‘til late. At the Swan Lounge, bask in a tuneful array of folk-tinged sounds from the likes of New Nausea, Catherine Traicos, Dan Howls, Big Orange and Salary. Step into the Swan Basement for some neo-soul, dub, psyche and bombastic electro swing courtesy of Demon Days, The U-Nites, Ruby May and The Chakra Khans, Bambuseae Rhythm Section and Brassika. Journey to the North Fremantle Bowls Club, in their 60th year for a smorgasbord of country, blues and folk brilliance courtesy of Billie Rogers and The Country Gentlemen, King of the Travellers, Belle Harvey, Conscious Dreamers Duo and Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers. Or head to the Railway Hotel where things get loud and fast, with a wall of screeching guitars and deep howls inside and outside from Black Stone from The Sun, Southern River Band, The Limbs, Blindspot, Pat Chow, The Chlorines, Flossy and Aborted Tortoise. And at Mojos, immerse yourself with some local hip hop, blissed out beats and rolling electronica of Max Black, Feels, Kuzich, Beckon and Ziggy with a full band taking you into the wee hours. Plus catch the team from Cloudwaves in the courtyard. Roll into North Fremantle for the Fremantle Winter Music Festival 2017 – bigger and better. The biggest local music event in the port city. Presale tickets to Fremantle Winter Music Festival are available from 9am, Monday May 15 via rtrfm.com.au. All ticket sales help to keep RTRFM on air and supporting local, independent music and arts.

Fremantle Heritage Festival 2017

The Fremantle Heritage Festival, an annual community event brought to you by the City of Fremantle, explores and showcases the rich history of Fremantle. In this, the 25th year of the festival, we’ll celebrate the distant past as well as revelling in more recent nostalgia.

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1967 YES The People Spoke

The City of Fremantle is collaborating with Urban Indigenous to present a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. The commemoration is centered in sharing stories of individual connections to the referendum presented in live personal exchanges. These exchanges will take place in and around Fremantle and culminate in a larger family friendly event. Sharing stories enables connections between individuals and their communities to be made. Through each personal story the importance of the ‘YES’ vote in 1967 will be shared, an intimate reflection about what this historic result means not only for the individuals sharing their story, but for all Australians. Through the program of events the commemoration aims to engage in new audiences with indigenous stories in a way that is personal and unexpected. A series of pop up performances will take place in various locations across the city announced online each day. The ‘surprise’ performance/sharing widens engagement and offers new ways to people to engage with each other. On Saturday the 27 May all the storytellers will gather and share their stories in a live performance at the iconic Fremantle location of Clancy’s. This family friendly event will be hosted by Urban Indigenous and encourage sharing through conversation and food and celebrate the power of people coming together. In 1967 the Australian people spoke loudly through their votes to make positive change together, it was the biggest ‘YES’ vote in history on any Commonwealth referendum to date. Event locations: Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May: pop up locations around Fremantle (TBA) Saturday 27 May: 12 pm to 3 pm, Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle  … Urban Indigenous Urban Indigenous celebrates Aboriginal Australia, respects Aboriginal culture and loves Aboriginal Australians.  Urban Indigenous is committed to authentic Aboriginal content, addressing reconciliation and closing the gap strategies and challenging stereotypes.  Urban Indigenous school incursions are engaging, intimate, fun, interesting, and whole-heartedly committed to reconciliation in Australia.

Willow and the Bowerbird

We are a store in East Fremantle, Western Australia that is full of beautiful finds. Not just any old things though...no way! We love things that are made to last, that are made with care and thought. So pop in and say hi or check out our facebook page via the link below to learn more about us.

Insider Art Autumn 2017

Insider Art: Autumn 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  A joint initiative of the Department of Corrective Services and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition will be on show in the old Print Shop (Fremantle Prison Gallery). These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas.  Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between.  Participation in the creative process offers prisoners more than simple education and recreation.  The production of artworks can be an important component in their rehabilitation as it allows them space for creativity and personal development.  This can help prisoners to reframe their identity in positive ways. For many, it becomes a connection to family, culture and country.  Entry to the exhibition is free, and many of the works are available for purchase.

Toast Cartel

A small but mighty operation dedicated to sating your appetite at times when a drunken kebab simply will not do. Grab your homies, pull up a crate and take in the sights, sounds and smells of Fremantle's latest late night eatery. From our artisan breads and flavourful sauces to our mouth watering selection of relishes and pickles, you can bet that our locally sourced delicacies will forever change how you view the humble toasted sandwich. Break bread with old friends before you venture out on the town. Stop by later with that hot new "acquaintance" on your way home. Its alllll good. We are here to feed you, not judge you. We offer the perfect takeaway option if you are wanting to Netflix and grill. Vegan? We got youGluten free? We got you Caffeine free? We got youLactose free? We got youCoffee snob? We got you tooHungry as FK at a ridiculous hour? WE GOT YOU FAM Some would be quick to label us a sandwich shop but we think we can be more than that. We are an institution for sandwich devotees, a retreat for the restless, a toastie dispensary for the toastless. Viva la Tostadas!We are Toast cartel. Come get toasted (with us)

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