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Yoga and Watercolours with Pheobe Phillips Sarana Hae

Spend the morning twisting and stretching with yoga teacher Pheobe Phillips followed by live drawing from Sarana Heata's 'yoga people' series in this special collaborative workshop. Explore colour and pattern with the beautiful medium of watercolour and paint from a model doing a series of yoga poses. Looking primarily at shape and form rather than the details of the body this is a fun, life painting class with a twist.  Come away with a personalised painted yoga sequence just for you. Create something beautiful for your walls and body! Bring Wear comfortable clothes suitable for activity, bring a yoga mat Date and timeSunday 7th of April, 1pm -…

Abrolhos Adventure 1908

The Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyages are the greatest tall ship adventure for youth. This week-long voyage departs from Fremantle and arrives into Geraldton this April!  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 masts and working aloft - Standing watch while sailing through the night Weather conditions, watch…

Caroline Juniper Screen Prints 1122 April 2019

Opening 6:30pm, Thursday 11 April, 2019 Artist - Caroline Juniper.   Caroline Juniper was born in Margaret River Western Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Secondary Art Education at The Western Australian Institute of Technology in 1987. Specializing in Printmaking, screen printing became her favourite technique because of its immediacy and surprises. Caroline has produced many original prints, commissions including book covers, festival posters, book covers, menu designs, and wine and olive oil labels. Caroline currently teaches Visual Art at Margaret River Senior High School. “ I am inspired by the history scattered on the outskirts of town; the old homesteads and machinery crumbling away; the rust and peeling paint and pre-loved gardens.”

Choralfest 2019

Choralfest® 2019 Freo will be held in Fremantle WA, from 13 – 16 April 2019. Join us for a celebration of choral music which brings together some of Australia’s finest choirs. Work with and learn from international and Australian conductors who are masters in their craft. We look forward to seeing you in Fremantle!

Blueback Adapted from the book by Tim Winton

Blueback is an evocative story set along the Western Australian coastline. It captures the mystery of the sea and the majesty of an old fish called “Blueback”, and the moment when an inquisitive boy stands up for what he loves and believes in. One of Tim Winton’s most personal and quintessentially Western Australian stories, Blueback will nourish your heart and the beautiful Tim Winton poetry will resonate with you long after you leave the theatre. This award-winning production is an underwater menagerie of exquisite puppetry and an extraordinary celebration of the Western Australian coastline from one of WA’s most beloved authors. “When Abel Jackson and Blueback the Groper frolic under the sea, the scene is rhythmic and joyful.” - The West Australian Duration: 50 mins Perfect for ages 5 and above April 13 – 2710am & 1pm daily Special 6.30pm performance April 18 & 24 No performances Sundays or public holidays. Booking Essential  Please visit www.sppt.asn.au or telephone 9335 5044 Ticket Prices General Admission: $25.00 (per ticket)Groups of 4 or more: $24.00 (per ticket) Groups of 10 or more: $23.00 (per ticket) $3.95 booking fee applies Spare Parts Puppet Theatre1 Short Street, Fremantle(opposite Fremantle Train Station)

Ceramic Bowls and Spoons with Lucy from Not Yet Perfect

Learn to hand build your very own bowls and spoons with artist Lucy from Not Yet Perfect in this brand new one-day pottery session. Join Lucy under the Stackwood roof for a day of creative play, trying your hand at the beautiful art of pottery.  Workshops are a chance to relax, unwind, meet other like-minded people, and make pieces to love, use and treasure for years to come.  There are no previous skills required, simply bring your authentic self. All works will be glazed and fired for you with a white glaze (Lucy's signature). This is included in the cost of your class. All works will be available within 4 weeks of the class date from the Stackwood store (during store hours). You will be contacted when they are ready to pick up. How many pieces you make is up to you, we would encourage you to make 2 - 4 bowls in this class and spoons to go with them. Bring All tools, materials and light morning tea will be provided.  Participants are welcome to bring along their own aprons or borrow one of ours. This class gets messy! Please wear comfortable clothes, short nails if possible and remove all valuable jewelry. Date and times Sunday 24th of February, 10am - 1pmSaturday 13th of April, 10am - 1pmAbout Lucy Lucy Started pottery two years ago, after leaving the fashion industry to pursue her love for working with at-risk-youth, she found pottery as a sanctuary where she could find some peace amidst the daily challenges. Not Yet Perfect was created as a space to find peace and freedom through craft and making, it has also been a way to cultivate creative community and connect individuals who may also be on a similar journey. Images by Rae Fallon. * Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, but you are more than welcome to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

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5Rhythms

So excited to be bringing 5Rhythms to you in Fremantle.  Until I found this practice I had swathes of time feeling uncomfortable in my own body, unsure of my self and the direction I was heading in. The concept of self-love and healing was alien to me and my relationships were a bit of a mess, to say the least! This practice put me on the path to actually transforming my life. I learned that the beliefs and stories I had told myself for years were complete fabrications and that through moving my body, I could repattern those beliefs and patterns into far healthier relations.  So, if YES is the answer to one or more of the questions below, you may well want to get yourself to this class:Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your self, your partner or your community? Do you feel like you don't belong? Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you find the concept of self-love a little abstract?Are you sick of the 9-5 humdrum and living a life that only excites you a minority of the time? Are you craving a creative outlet? The class goes for two hours and the aim is to start to unravel the old stories that we, or someone else has told us, healing the wounds and beliefs that have kept us in a place of suffering, disconnection or stagnation and begin to trust our bodies inherent wisdom again. Everyone has a right to live a joyful, playful and nourishing life where everyone's unique talents and gifts are celebrated, expressed and nurtured. This movement practice is so powerfully potent that in one class the way you look at the world, and where you see yourself in it, can shift so dramatically things will never be the same again.  The cool thing is you don't need any dance expertise to do this. Anyone of any age, gender or level of fitness can have a transformational experience and, if you are on the road to awakening, this my friends is the perfect place to be.  ABOUT THE CLASS $20 Please be prompt for the warmup at 7pm, to prevent injuries. Doors will close at 7.30pmWear comfy clothes you can move in easily eg yoga wearBring plenty of drinking water as we aim to sweat!Please stay until the end 9pm

Masterclass photography and social media

Join us for this masterclass workshop specifically designed for artists and creative businesses. Gain photography, styling and post-production tips from pro photographer Bo Wong and content planning and instagram wizardry from social media maven Amy Snoekstra.  Bo will take you through a simple daylight ‘studio’ lighting set up that you can replicate at home with simple equipment. This hands-on session will equip you with the skills to master your digital camera or smartphone settings. You will capture beautiful and memorable images during the session that will resonate with your clients or customers. Amy will lead a dynamic content brainstorming and planning session…

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Make Your Own Nested Hanging Basket with Wilding

Make your own Japanese style hanging basket for an indoor or outdoor plant. In this workshop, Anna Macoboy of Wilding will teach you the contemporary technique of random weaving and take you through creating a basic basket form using natural or dyed cane. You will then add various foraged natural elements to build upon this until you finish with a beautiful sculptural hanging basket. The basket will suit a plant in a 17cm pot and will be completed with braided wire and optional coconut fibre.  Bring: All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided.  Date and time:Saturday 16th of February 10:00am -…

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Amy Shark

After taking over the airways, charts and our hearts for almost all of 2018, Australia’s reigning queen of pop Amy Shark will captivate WA fans when she takes to FAC’s South Lawn stage on Sat 4 May. Hear tracks from her debut, award-winning album Love Monster, which took out four ARIA awards last year including Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Best Producer. Amy Shark will be supported by special guests Slowly Slowly and Erthlings.

Make Your Own String Tote with Leah Louise

Join us for a day of making in the Stackwood warehouse. Say goodbye to plastic and learn how to make your own string totes. Leah Louise from Sun and Flower Studios will teach you the basics of crochet in this class that will champion technique and enjoyment over perfectionism. Inspired by the string market bags of the 60s and 70s these bags will have you looking and feeling good.   These classes are suitable for beginners and for those who are well-versed in crochet. Once you have learnt this new skill it is quick and easy to replicate at home.  All tools, materials…

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Make Your Own Ceramic Earrings with Wood Meets Clay

Learn to hand build and glaze your very own ceramic earrings with Jess from Wood Meets Clay across two-weekend sessions. Start off by creating templates for your designs, preparing the clay, cutting out and refining the shapes for your pieces and then choosing from a selection of stoneware glazes. Apply the glaze to your pieces with Jess' assistance in preparation for firing. The second day will include finishing your pieces including sanding, joining and attaching sterling silver findings to create your unique final products! In this course, you will have the opportunity to make up to 5 sets of ceramic earrings personalised…

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Vases and Vessels with Sarana Haeata

Learn a combination of hand building techniques including cooling and slab building, to create your own statement vase with artist Sarana Haeata across two-weekend sessions. In the first session, students will create the unique shape of their mugs and by the end of this session each student will have at least one vessel for firing. In the second session, Sarana will guide the group through glazing techniques that will best achieve each participant’s individual design. Depending on the scale you choose you will come away with 1 - 2 larger pieces, beautifully glazed and of your very own making. This skill is easily…

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Make Your Own Ceramic Mugs with Sarana Haeata

Learn to hand build and glaze your very own ceramic mugs with artist Sarana Haeata across two-weekend sessions. In the first session, students will learn a slab technique to create the unique shape of their mugs. By the end of this session each student will have at least four cups ready for firing. In the second session, Sarana will guide the group through glazing techniques that will best achieve each participant’s individual design. Collect your mugs from Stackwood the following week ready for you to sip your morning coffee out of. This skill is easily transferable to your home space so you can keep…

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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.