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Transportation Exhibition

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

Insider Art Summer 2018

Insider Art: Summer 2018 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  The collection of new works exhibited represents a diverse array of traditional and contemporary approaches to art making. 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. Across Western Australia participation in creative processes and formal art classes play an important role in rehabilitation, personal development and complement existing educational programs. The production of artworks can be an important component in their rehabilitation as it allows them space…

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre presents Moominpappa at Sea

Moominpappa at Sea follows the plucky Moomin family as they begin an exciting new life on a rocky island far out to sea. Each family member embarks on an adventure – encountering the island’s mysterious inhabitants and discovering their own sense of place. From the rumblings of the ocean to the squawks of seabirds, an atmospheric soundscape will transport you to the remote island world of the Moomintrolls brought to life by solo performer, Michael Barlow. This unique magical adventure story of a family ‘at sea’ becomes a journey of self-discovery for us all. Duration: 50 mins Suitable for ages 5…

Summer School Holiday Programs

Circus WA school holiday program runs through December and January and includes open age acro intensive and aerials, stilt walking and circus skills. Learn Acro Intensive (Open Age) Monday 21 – 23 January 4:00pm – 6:00pm All Three Sessions $100.00, all six sessions $190.00 (3 sessions in January) Our progressive Acro program focuses on providing a structured development in acrobatic foundations such as conditioning, strength/flexibility, handstands, tumbling, trampoline. Learn Aerials Intensive (Open Age) Monday 21 – 23 January 4:00pm – 6:00pm All Three Sessions $100.00, all six sessions $190.00 (3 sessions in January) Our progressive aerial intensive will help you to build…


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Circus and Trampoline School Holiday Program

The Circus Centre is collaborating with Southern Star Trampoline and Gymnastics Academy to create a combined school holiday program for children aged five to fourteen. Each day, we will host a four-hour session. The children will have two hours on trampolines, and then another two hours learning new circus skills.  Enrol your child in one class to get a taster, or have them come in for every class to build on their circus skills over the summer break. Watch our promotional video and enrol at Location 146 Carrington Street, O'Connor WA 6163 Dates Week 1 Circus & Trampoline School Holiday Program Dec…

Childrens Nature Play

Wild Movement Perth willl be at Moore & Moore Cafe in Fremantle from 9.30am - 11.30am every Tuesday.  Come down and grab a coffee while the kids get some natural movement and nature connection in. Steve Aldridge will also be free to chat with parents about ideas and strategies to bring more natural movement and nature connection into your family's life. Here at Moore & Moore our Café is 60% farm-to-table and we pride ourselves in supporting local farmers to bring you a range of fresh and organic options. We are firm believers that a healthy diet as well as the opportunity…

Super Cool Animals

Be inspired by the amazing animals who live in the iciest parts of the planet! Try painting with ice, drawing with charcoal and painting an icy pal. Your teacher will guide you through realistic and stylised drawing and painting techniques. You will learn tips and tricks for drawing with graphite, charcoal and ink, and painting with watercolours. Suitable for all levels of artist. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Tuesday 22nd JanuaryTime: 3 hour workshop starts @ 9.30amFee: $55 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child)  USEFUL INFORMATION Everyone is welcome. Physical and…

How Do Computers Work

Learn how computers think. Spend an afternoon learning basic computer binary logic, electronic circuits and basic computer programming. Hands-on physical computing wiring a circuit then coding a video game. Ages 10+ - Families welcome. Everyone from kids, teens, parents and interested adults welcome this workshop. Book essential as workshop is kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). Pre-requests: None. The "Make Video Game Controller & Coding" activity prior to this workshop would be helpful but not essential. Objective: To Have Fun! At same time learn how your computer, video games and all computer electronics basically work. Limited space, booking is essential.


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School Holiday Locked Up Tours

With its walls, gates, bars and cells, Fremantle Prison was designed and built as a place of incarceration. These school holidays on the exclusive kids only 'Locked Up! Tour', children can find out more about life on the inside. Designed for children aged 8 to 12 years old, these special tours cost $15.00 and are running at 10.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the last two weeks of the January school holidays. Kids will step inside and explore Fremantle Prison as a place of incarceration for both convicts and prisoners. From prisoner processing and mugshots, to daily work and activities,…


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School Holiday Jam Time aka Rock School

Ready to rock? Then come join in on all the holiday fun at Penny Lane's Music Workshop in Freo. All ages, no experience necessary, just rock up!Learn the fundamentals of jamming & playing as a band. Make up a band name, learn some classic tunes, then create your own original song together as a band. At the end of the session we will play a mini-concert for your families. No experience necessary, but kids with musical experience are catered for with more challenging song parts. Runs for 2 weeks in January. Tues 15th - Fri 18thTues 22nd - Fri 25th1st…

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School holidays

Fremantle story is the best website to find out what’s on in Fremantle during the school holidays. Whether you are looking for things to do in Freo for kids, what to do today or Fremantle attractions, Fremantle story brings together a full list of events, courses, performances and workshops including City of Fremantle events, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre shows or workshops at Esplanade Youth Plaza that will keep the kids busy during the school holidays.