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Swing Dance Lessons Every Thursday

Come learn the vintage 1930’s swing dance, the lindy hop, every Thursday in Fremantle! Our classes focus on the authentic Lindy Hop style of the 1930s delivered in a fun and friendly environment. We’ve taught people who have never danced before through to professional dancers of other styles so we understand that everyone learns at a different rate. Beginners (Level 1) runs from 7 pm to 8 pm, intermediates (Level 2) from 8 pm to 9 pm!

PADI Open Water Course

Learn to Scuba Dive in just 3 days with Bucket List Diver and PADI on Saturday 2nd-Monday 4th March over the long weekend You will learn in small groups of no more than 4 and enjoy the final day at stunning Rottnest island. Our Open Water Course includes all the gear rental, certification, 4 shores dives with no hidden cost

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Propagation Knowhow with Claire Greenhill

Why buy when you can propagate? Join plant guru Claire Greenhill for this session covering the basics of plant propagation for common house plants such as devils ivy, ficus, monstera, succulents, and pilea.  This seminar will cover how to choose the right indoor plants, what you need to create the ideal environment for propagation and tips for growing in water, soil and air layering.  Perfect for the plant obsessed and those wanting to learn a new skill. Sign up and turn your home into a green oasis!  Date and time:    Saturday 2nd of March, 10:00am - 11:00amSaturday 25th of May, 10:00am - 11:00am 10% off plants at…

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WACC 5th Anniversary Canvas

Join us for this exciting collaboration to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Participants are expected to come and go and are not expected to stay for the entire duration. Please note that children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Walyalup Artist in Residence Sharon Calgaret

Meet and see local Nyoongar Artist, Sharon Calgaret in action at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Sharon creates beautiful artwork on canvas, pots and anything else she can get her hands on, using a mix of traditional and contemporary painting techniques. Sharon is the Artist in Residence at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre on February 12, 20 and March 3, 10, 26, 27.

Fremantle Repair Cafe

Join us in the Stackwood warehouse each month to reduce, reuse and recycle your broken or worn down household items. Along with an experienced volunteer repairer from the local community, you can jointly repair items such as clothing, toys, small furniture, electrical goods (must have an AC adaptor or be battery operated), bikes and more. There will also be a gluing/taping workstation and device help for phones, tablets, and laptops. Please only bring items that you can carry in and out of the space, if they are larger they may be a project better suited to you fixing at home. All items…

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Sunday Music | Papaya Tree

NSW youngsters Papaya Tree have created a sound that’s an eclectic mix of reggae, rock, funk and jazz. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Young Writers Development Program

If you’re a keen writer aged 8-14 this program will stretch and challenge your imagination as well as giving you tips on perfecting your style, editing your work and improving the flow of your story. Our program offers support, motivation and guidance from award winning author, Deb Fitzpatrick, as well as your fellow writers within the group. The aim is for each writer to submit a 700-word piece for publication by the end of the program.

Shut Up and Write

Join a democratic creative writing group which caters to writers of all abilities and genres. Be inspired and encouraged through the development of new skills and the swapping of ideas. Due to popular demand, there are two sessions each month.

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Nyoongar Nature Painting

Capture the vibrancy of nature in the palm of your hand in a stunning painting class at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The Nyoongar Nature Painting class is facilitated by Nyoonger Bibbulman Artist Esther (Kickett) McDowell and runs for 4 weeks through March. Materials supplied. Please bring any found objects that inspire you. The 4 week course is from 12-2pm on the following dates: Thursday 7 MarchThursday 14 MarchThursday 21 MarchThursday 28 March

Make Your Own Woven Vessel with Sian Boucherd

Explore the ancient craft of basket weaving and take home your own functional work of art. Weaving is a wonderfully meditative practice that allows you to unplug, slow down and craft something with your own hands. In this workshop you will learn techniques to build and shape your own unique vessel to take home. We will be using ethically sourced raffia and other natural fibres such as cotton, wool and feathers allowing you to personalise your vessel. This workshop is perfect for those just starting out as well as those with some experience who want to expand on their skills…

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Medicine for the Mind

According to Buddha all disease and suffering, mental and physical, are caused by our negative minds. Normally our negative minds can feel deeply ingrained, but through connecting to Medicine Buddha we can experience the pure nature of our mind, heal ourselves of these inner diseases, and be able to help others do the same. This empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation, during which we will receive the blessings of Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of all enlightened healing energy. We will also learn to engage in the profound tantric practice known as self-generation, through which we awaken our own potential to become an enlightened healing Buddha.

Dont Judge A Book By Its Cover Living Library

Borrow a human library book each week in March at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre and hear some of the most fascinating, heart wrenching, challenging, personal stories with a focus on Aboriginal issues and culture. Take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and prepare to come away forever changed. Topics range from Aboriginal justice, health, military involvement, family, language, the arts, history and so much more... 

3 Hour Tall Ship Sail

Tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II are an adventure for the whole family! Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will be able to look back and admire the beautiful Fremantle coastline from a unique and spectacular viewpoint. We invite those of all ages to join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy…

Sunday Music | Archer

Mysterious Australian troubadour Archer (VIC) harks back to a bygone era. His bush ballads and curious road tales are delivered with rakish charm and dirt under the fingernails. Archer will be joined by a one-off WA folk supergroup. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

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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.