Children are the future of our planet so if we can support them we should do so.
The Fremantle Moore&Moore cafe is collection clothing, books and toys to distribute to disadvantaged kids, so if you’ve got anything, or want to buy some new stuff to donate, please drop it off at 46 Henry Street in Freo’s gorgeous West End.
Now here is a innovative approach by the City of Fremantle to try to accommodate Circus WA.
The community group has been given notice by state agency Artsource to vacate its existing premises on Phillimore Street by 7 April 2017.
Circus WA is seeking approval from the City to licence a portion of Princess May Park to temporarily accommodate its operations. It plans to erect a large tent to the west of the Old Boys School that will allow it to operate for up to three years while it identifies appropriate long term premises in another part of Fremantle.
Nearby businesses DADAA, Clancy’s Fish Pub and The Fremantle Education Centre are supportive of the temporary move.
The proposed licence is for 1 year with two further terms of 1 year each at the City’s approval. This means that the City has the option not to extend for the second or third year should the license conflict with the development of 2 Point Street.
I am not sure how practical this is going to be with the imminent development of the Hilton Doubletree Hotel just west of the proposed location for the tent, and also the security of the tent with Princess May Park being infamous for being a favourite location for homeless people day and night.
Circus WA has been looking for new premises in Fremantle for many years and wanted to share the Naval Stores at Cantonment Hill with Enkel but that fell unfortunately through.
The item is on the agenda for Wednesday’s FPOL Committee.
Opening of the new children’s playground at the Paper Bird children’s bookshop and Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Sunday February 19 from 9-11.30.
They are launching the new courtyard and joining with the rest of the Moores Building to create an open arts precinct.
Art studios will be open, including the Moores Gallery Studios Resident Artists, and free kids activities: 9am Wild Movement Perth will run a nature play session, 9.30am Story Time, 10am Inkling Art Space open workshop + Great food & coffee from Moore & Moore Cafe. See you there!
The City of Fremantle is planning a nationwide competition for the design of a nature playground at Kings Square as part of the Kings Square Project development.
The area allocated would be to the east of the St John’s church, on land owned by the church, and close to the new cafe that will be part of the new Civic Centre and Library at Kings Square.
It is estimated the design and construction of the playground will cost $ 500,000.00.
A jury which would have members of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, CoF Design Advisory Committee and Fremantle City officers would decide on the winning submission for the project.
The well-established Moore&Moore cafe and the one-year-old Paper Bird children’s book shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street have combined their talents to create a Nature Play area in the courtyard of the gorgeous heritage Moores building.
The courtyard of the M&MN has always been very Freo and cosy but by linking it with the courtyard of the lovely bookshop is has become even more special, so parents check it out. Nice to have a safe playground away from traffic in the old inner city.
Very good to hear also that the sales of children’s books has increased by 15 per cent in the last year. I have always been an avid reader and love it when children read instead of sitting in front of the TV, X Box or the computer.
Reading inspired me to travel, made me aware of other cultures and gave me a great escape while increasing my common knowledge. It also made me interested in languages and writing. I wrote my very first poem the day John F Kennedy was shot.
Come on kids, take your parents and grand parents out for kind of treasure hunt around Fremantle and win some great prizes
It is on from January 14-29 and you can spread it over 2-3 days if you can’t get it all done in one day.
The Fremantle Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street is holding a Kids Nature Play event from tomorrow December 21 to January 20.
There will be a nature play area, market stalls, children’s entertainment, games, craft and more and it’s FREE, so take the kids for some hours of fun in the beautiful heritage building.
The coffee and food at M&M is very good and the staff delightful! They are my mates.
A big CONGRATULATIONS to Night Hoops which last night was awarded the $ 100,000 Impact 100 grant by the Fremantle Foundation.
Night Hoops was conceived by Griffith Longley to try to take kids off the streets at night and give them something to do under supervision, with mentors, serve them a meal, play basketball, and give the kids a safe bus drive home.
This very popular program in Fremantle and Cockburn is run by dedicated volunteers and with sponsorship, so the big grant will help them to achieve even more.
Impact 100 is a project where 100 people are asked to donate $ 1,000 each and the total sum of that is then awarded to a community organisation each year.
I am delighted the so very worthwhile and effective Night Hoops received this year’s grant. Well done Griff and all involved. You are my kind of heroes!!
Fremantle BID is offering great free school holiday activity that will engage the whole family and does not have to cost an arm and a leg while exploring our great city. The kids and (grand)parents won’t even realise they are exercising and that this fun day is good for their health!
The FREO TREASURE HUNT map will sent you all over Freo to businesses, historic places, etc. to collect ‘gold coins’ which are displayed in windows. There is even one in a cell at the Roundhouse kids!
There is also free activity at Kings Square and maps can be collected at local businesses, the City of Fremantle, etc. or contact BID on 9430 6504.
The great Fremantle Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has a world premiere this school holidays, so parents make sure you take your kids there for the performance of Nobody Owns The Moon, a play adapted from the book by Tohby Riddle.
The timeless themes of Nobody Owns the Moon will make you think twice about the place you live and might even encourage you to stop and say hello to your neighbour.
This urban tale of friendship is perfect entertainment for children aged 5 and above, this joyful show will spark conversations about belonging and acceptance that will resonate with children and adults alike long after you leave the theatre.
It runs from September 24 to October 8. Get your tickets fast!