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BC AFL Season

Bounce down for the 2018 AFL Season is 22 March and the Ball & Chain has you covered with all Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles games LIVE on all screens. Watch the AFL live in the heart of Fremantle with great pub grub and bevvies plus if the Dockers or Eagles win we’ll shout 20% off all beverages for the hour after the game*!   *Terms and conditions apply.

Artists of Ampilatwatja | Welcome to Paradise

‘Welcome to Paradise ’ reveals the traditional country of Alyawarr people of Central Australia. The community of Ampilatwatja is north-east from Alice Springs, and its art centre has operated there since 1999. The paintings focus on the landscapes of locations that form the ancestral grounds of the people. Many artists depict Arreth, the bush medicine plants traditionally harvested by the people. The reflections of the artists and the on-going ties to the land are seen in the paintings, which are formed by the use of tiny dots that create the features of the country. Traditional knowledge is viewed through the lens of appropriate standing of the individual, with stories reserved for the initiated in customary law, and stories appropriate for wider exposure to the outside world. The artists are bound by these laws and so can reveal some aspects of their country and customs, while with-holding other aspects as part of the restricted knowledge of their country. These beautiful landscape images of Alyawarr country are on view at Japingka Gallery from 23 March until 16 May 2018.

Be Rottnest

Enjoy the best of Fremantle and Rottnest Island with our new Be. Rottnest package. This 3 night package offers accommodation in Fremantle’s iconic Fishing Boat Harbour precinct and a day trip to Rottnest Island! Enjoy all that Fremantle has to offer. Grab some Fish and Chips in Fishing Boat Harbour Enjoy a cold drink and watch the sun set over Bathers Beach ‘Do some time’ in the Fremantle Prison or Explore the Maritime Museum of Western Australia Then head over to Rottnest Island for the day with Rottnest Express…discover its pristine beaches and take your very own Quokka selfie!

Flavour of the Month - Froggies and Koalas

It’s every chocoholic’s dream-come-true! A melt-in-your-mouth chocolate gelato filled with a gooey caramel fudge, all topped off with delicate white chocolate flakes. With Easter coming up at the end of the month, we’ve got your back just in case the Easter Bunny forgets to pay you and the family a visit!

Insider Art Summer 2017

Insider Art: Summer 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  A joint initiative of the Department of Justice and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition is 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.

Museum of Water

Museum of Water is a radically different exhibition that showcases, in Australia’s driest state, our connection to the world’s most essential life source. Commissioned by the Perth Festival, UK artist Amy Sharrocks and the Museum custodians have been towing their rusty trailer around the State for over a year, turning strangers into friends and liquid into art as they collect watery donations and the memories that go with them. The exhibition is the culmination of the last year’s work. View the ever-growing collection as you walk through more than 500 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. There are samples from Poison Gully and the Great Barrier Reef, grey water from a laundry and a splash from a Paralympian’s swimming pool. You can also follow a stream of water words as the Museum’s custodians wander the collection and share the many tales behind each bottle with visitors. The exhibition will be complimented by a range of public programs running each weekend, including tours, talks and workshops. View the full program on the Perth Festival website.

Official guide to Fremantle autumn school holidays

Sharpen the kids’ word sleuth skills with the #Freo_Babble hunt. All you need to do is collect the letters to reveal the mystery song title–there’s some fab prizes up for grabs including a $500 shopping spree.   After you’ve exhausted the kids there are plenty of kid friendly places to pick up lunch or a drink (the nature play area behind Moore & Moore and Paperbird Bookshop is a favourite).   Keep an eye on for new school holiday listings published daily. And don’t forget to tag @fremantlestory on Instagram–we’d love to see what you get up to.

Term Classes

Ever wanted to run away and join the Circus? Do you fancy learning to walk a tight rope, climb a silk, circus acrobatics or maybe just to brush up on your already acquired Circus skills? Come on down to CircusWA and join in one of our fabulous term classes. Term 1 runs from Monday 5 February through until Saturday 14 April 2018.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival will return in 2018 for its 29th season from 14 March – 4 April at Cinema Paradiso, The Windsor and Luna SX. Once again, this beloved, yet very avant-garde ‘grande dame’ will delight with a superb line-up of contemporary French cinema including, for the first time, a LGBT strand spread across categories such as “We are Family” and “Crazy in Love,” in celebration of Australia’s recent ‘Yes’ vote for same-sex marriage.  

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