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The Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyages are the greatest tall ship adventure for youth. The week-long voyages depart and arrive predominantly from Fremantle Port however the ship travels to Shark Bay in the North and Albany in the South. Our voyages enable you to surround yourself with active new friends, develop skills for the workplace and to test your personal limits. A day on board We run a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of a whole heap of hands-on activities, from: - Navigating the ship and taking the helm - Setting and furling the sails - Climbing the…

Learn to Crochet Autumn Edition

WHY SUN & FLOWER STUDIOS? I provide crochet classes for people who want to make and create in a safe and encouraging environment, where technique and enjoyment is proritised over perfectionism. I love helping my students grow in confidence and ability, and access whole new levels of calm and purpose that learning a craft can bring. The classes are guided by core values of creativity, compassion, and sustainability. Craft should be enjoyable as well as healthily challenging, and make the most of the resources we have around us. DATES Six week course begins the 12th March 2019 (ending 16 April). Tuesdays 6.30- 8.30 pm at Stackwood in White Gum Valley. COST $50 for 2 hour class, $250 to sign up for six week course in which you will take home a cute Granny square item of your own desire. We also offer a ‘crafty chums’ discount where by persuading a friend to join you in the classes, you both get a 10% discount on the already discounted six week course. THE WORKSHOP Thursday evenings are for learning to crochet a granny square (or several). This gentle, intro-to-the-world-of-crochet course will cover all the basics of using yarn, hooks, and enthusiasm to create your own cushion. Each class will cover a different granny square, and can be taken either as a stand-alone class, or as part of a six week class in which you will learn to join and . So be there or be (granny) square! Tea and delicious snacks provided. Classes are capped at six participants to provide individualised support and guidance. MATERIALS INCLUDED Everything you need is included in the course with a handy kit! Each kit includes a crochet hook, beautiful 100% cotton yarn, and take home patterns.

Dance Hall Days for Over 55s

Dance Hall Days is the perfect setting for over 55s to make new friends and branch out socially. The monthly dances will be held at the Fremantle Italian Club on the 3rd Friday of each month from 2 to 5pm starting with a 1 hour dance lesson, commencing in August through to June 2019. A variety of bands and a range of dances within each event encourage participation. Light refreshments and free for participants. More toe tapping in Freo!

2019 Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub

Being held on Saturday 16 March 2019, the Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub is now in its fourth year, this large-scale 19.7km open water swim event from Leighton Beach to Rottnest is expected to attract around 1500 novice and competitive swimmers as they swim as solos, duos, teams of four and six, in addition to the 25km ultra-marathon solo, and the K&L Gates Corporate Cup.  Presentations and a post event party are held at the Hotel Rottnest. The Port to Pub combines a relaxed and friendly event, with a serious swimming competition making it one of the best events on the WA calendar!

AFLW 30 Round 7 Fremantle vs Kangaroos

Western Oz, this really is your last chance of 2019 to get behind your team. The Freo Docker’s take on the Kangaroos on Saturday evening, March 16, at the Fremantle Oval. This is the 7th and final Round of the NAB AFL Women’s competition for 2019. Kicking back at the footy is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday arvo. And, because AFLW entry is free, you can invite your mates or your family and hang out. Arrive early with the kids for face painting and Freo Dockers Inflatable fun. A DJ will be getting that Summer festival feeling going, and the NAB Lounge will be set up for relaxing. Don’t miss this one. See you at the footy.

Sunday Music | Grevious Bodily Calm

Instrumental jazz experimentalists Grievous Bodily Calm (WA) are a group of skilled musicians from various backgrounds who have come together to create melodic, improvised music with hip-hop and electro influenced beats. 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.

Footy Tipping Competition 2019

Register now for The Left Bank Footy Tipping Competition 2019.Join us in our Billy’s Sports Bar every Friday night and enjoy $7 DRINKS (beer, wine, spirits) while watching footy!PRIZES:1st place – Highest Overall Tipping Score wins $1,000 cash2nd place – Best On Ground wins $500 Bar Card3rd place– Highest Number of VIP Points accrued wins $250 Bar CardRegistration Fee: $50$7 drink specials are available every Friday from 3pm until the end of November 2019 – includes pints, stubbies, glasses of wine, spirits; excludes cocktails.Download the registration form on our website.Please return the completed form via email by Tuesday 19th March to be…

Sunday Music | Riley Pearce + Grace Armstrong

Perth alt-folk star Riley Pearce’s chilled coastal vibes and reflective songwriting have garnered him a huge legion of fans worldwide. Riley and his band are joined by songwriter extraordinaire Grace Armstrong (WA) in duo mode. 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.

An Evening with Fins Seafood

Our food philosophy at Helm has been inspired by seasonal, local produce from the land and sea, cooked over flame, and with a strong focus on provenance. Whenever possible, we source locally and hero WA. We get especially excited when seafood comes to us from the fishing boats that dock in our Harbour. The very fishing boats that form the unique tapestry of our sunsets and daily rituals. That seafood, makes its way to us, from our good friends at Fins Seafood. Fins owners’ John and Phil source the best and freshest seafood from our own shores, greater Australia and New Zealand. In their own words, the fresh, the wonderful and the weird. Join us on Monday, 25 March for an evening with Fins Seafood. Chef Matt will be creating 6 courses based on the fresh catches that come our way. These dishes will be paired with the legendary drops from Leeuwin Estates Prelude & Art Series. Wines on the evening; 2015 Sparkling Brut2017 Art Series Sauv Blanc2017 Prelude Chardonnay- 2016 Art Series Chardonnay2018 Art Series Riesling Menu to be announced! We hope to use the freshest and best seafood available to us on the day. So stay tuned. Taste, imbibe, enjoy.

Unlock Your Big Idea The Meeting Place

You could have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and not even realise it! Great ideas are all about solving problems. Road test your idea and learn how to turn your hobby/talent into a business. Find out about Design Thinking as a tool to improve and grow your idea. You may be eligible for business skills training, mentoring and start-up funding.

Make Your Own Mounted Elkhorn with Claire Greenhill

Learn about this fabulous fern and make your own mounted Elkhorn trophy in this dynamic hands-on workshop. Our plant guru Claire will guide you through the process of preparing your surface board, attaching and presenting your Elkhorn plant. You will also learn how to care for your new mounted trophy, including when and how to water as well as tips for placement and feeding. Elkhorns are in fact native to Australia and traditionally grow on tree trunks and absorb nutrients and water through their fronds, making them ideal for a mounting. These unique plants have had a recent resurgence in popularity;…

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Aromatouch Technique Training and Certification

Would you like to learn a clinical approach to essential oil application that acts as a powerful stand alone modality? Learn how to do this amazing technique in a day long course – you will be able to do this with your eyes closed by the time you leave! Meet other like minded people and make new friends – you simply can’t help it – the oils used create a warm and comfortable atmosphere and complete strangers become good friends by the end of the day Be indulged – you are surrounded by amazing people, the best oils in the…

Make Your Own Woven Wall Hanging with Sunday Weaves

Create a beautiful woven wall hanging for your home on a simple handloom.  Learn about the weaving process and various simple techniques. Define your colour palette, incorporating natural and recycled fibres into your design. This class is suitable for those with no experience weaving, to those with an intermediate level understanding who want to expand their knowledge. Each participant will take home their own wooden handloom.  All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided. Dates and times:Sunday 27th of January, 10am - 2:30pm Saturday 6th of April, 10am - 2:30pm About Phoebe: Phoebe Phillips was introduced to weaving by her mother who led…

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Soul Festival 2019

Soul Fest lands at South Beach Fremantle for an enlightening weekend of live music, yoga and consciousness. Your day or weekend pass provides full access to all sessions on our two stages, including a huge variety of yoga, ecstatic dance and movement, meditation and sound healing. Bring the whole family to enjoy our kids yoga and circus play! Book your tickets now!

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Fat Freddy's Drop

Widely wowed as one of the best live experiences in the world, perennial soul shakers NZ’s Fat Freddy's Drop are making a long awaited return to Australia in March 2019. The band’s first Headline Australian Tour since 2016 comes hot on the heels of the release of new single Trickle Down an electronic-driven reaction to global economic theory, a voice of hope for those still “waitin for the rain to fall”. The single shot to #1 on the NZ Top 20- Hot Singles Chart and is a tantalising taste of a new album in the making from the band that’s…

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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.