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FREMANTLE WINTER FESTIVAL PORT IN A STORM

 

Fremantle is well served in the West Australian today with a full page interview with Nicole Lockwood the Chair of the WestPort Taskforce which are looking into the future of Fremantle Port and a new port at Kwinana. Good read!

Freo is also getting a wrap about the new winter Fremantle Festival, but strange that info was not released to local media as well, so I’ll ‘quote’ from The West.

The Fremantle Festival will be held for the first time in its 113 years during winter from July 12-22 and it is called 10 Nights In Port.

Freo festival co-ordinator Kathryn Taylor told the West that they “wanted it to be the harbour in a storm” where the community warmth at the fire. That means people will be able to enjoy glasshouses and relax in a steamy hot bath while enjoying entertainment. Sounds corny and a bit like the swimming pools at the Big Bash 20/20 cricket.

The Hidden Treasures music festival in the West End will grow with Future Treasures at Freo.Social to nurture young bands, while the Festival Club will be in the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street.

The late Bathers Beach ceramicist Joan Campbell will be honoured with Fired Up, where people will make small vessels at the Fremantle Arts Centre and taken to Bathers Beach where they are fired in an outdoor kiln.

There is a lot of other stuff and I hope there will be plenty of free things to do and not just ticketed events lower income people can’t afford to enjoy.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT TOWNHALL ON SUNDAY

 

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The marvelous Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will be performing in the Townhall this Sunday May 5 at 3pm.

Under conductor Rachael Aquilina the concert will feature music by Vivaldi, Locatelli, Geminiani, Grieg and Mozart.

Roel Loopers

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CLANCY’S RECEIVES RARE MUSIC AWARD

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, concerts, hospitality, music, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on April 24, 2019

 

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Fremantle’s famous and loved family pub CLANCY’S will be given a rare award at this month’s APRA Music Awards in Melbourne.

The fish pub will receive the Australasian Performing Right Association Licensee of the Year 2019 for excellent music citizenship.

This is only the third time that this award has been given.

In my good old pub days I spent a lot of time at Clancy’s on Friday nights and dancing on the invigorating music of the Zydecats on Sunday nights. It is a great and safe tavern with fantastic staff, so congratulations to all there!

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE WELCOMES CHORALFEST 2019

Posted in choirs, city of fremantle, concerts, music, Uncategorized by freoview on April 14, 2019

 

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CHORALFEST 2019 is on in Fremantle from Saturday till Tuesday, so lovers of choir music should make sure to check out where and when the groups are singing.

I took the photo of the Young Voices of Melbourne in the Whalers Tunnel on Saturday morning.

The choirs sing at many locations around Fremantle so go and support them!

The program is available at http://www.choralfest.org.au

 

Roel Loopers

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CHORAL FEST IN FREMANTLE THIS WEEKEND

Posted in choirs, city of fremantle, concerts, music, Uncategorized by freoview on April 12, 2019

 

 

CHORALFEST 2019 is held in Fremantle this weekend with many free performances all over the city by great national and international choirs.

It starts tomorrow-Saturday April 13 at 10am at St Patrick’s Basilica in Adelaide Street, where the Mandurah City Choral Society will perform.

At 11.30 the Madjitil Moorna will be at the Fishing Boat Harbour and at 11.45am the Young Voices of Melbourne will be singing in the Whalers Tunnel.

There are far too many performances to mention them all here so go to http://www.choralfest.org.au to find out more.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN TOURISM EXCHANGE

 

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Fremantle welcomes the delegate for the Australian Tourism Exchange 2019. We hope you love your time in our gorgeous city!

Around 1,500 Australian seller delegates from approximately 550 companies, 650 key buyer delegates from over 30 countries, and 70 international and Australian media attend this global event.

Organised by Tourism Australia in partnership with Tourism Western Australia, ATE19 will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8 to 12 April.

The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) is Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event.

The event brings together Australian tourism businesses, and tourism wholesalers and retailers from around the world through a combination of scheduled business appointments and networking events. It also provides international travel buyers with the opportunity to experience Australia’s tourism offering first-hand through pre and post-event familiarisations.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

 

FREO.SOCIAL GREAT NEW FREO VENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, heritage, hospitality, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on March 20, 2019

 

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FREO.SOCIAL, Fremantle’s latest music venue, micro brewery, distillery and tavern opened its doors at Parry Street to the public today, so make sure to go and check it out!

Millions of dollars were spent on renovating the 1896 built former Artillery Drill Hall, which is owned by the National Trust and was home to the Fly by Night musicians club before.

I did not get a look at the Entertainment Hall, where live music concerts will be held, so make sure to keep up to date who is playing when on the Freo.Social Facebook page.

Roel Loopers

FREO.SOCIAL ON THE ROOF

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 1, 2019

 

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The name is on the roof at FREO.SOCIAL where they are working hard on Fremantle’s newest and biggest music venue, that will be opening in just a few weeks.

It will not just be a nigh time venue but will be open during the day as well.

I am looking forward to seeing what the extensive renovations have created inside and outside the building.

Check out their Facebook page for concert dates, etc.

Roel Loopers

FREE AFTERNOON SUNDAY CONCERTS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 24, 2019

 

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Harbour Sundays

 

Music lovers can enjoy two free concerts this afternoon and early evening in Fremantle.

Bluegrass Parkway will be playing in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open.

From 5pm on the Harbour Sundays on the deck of the Maritime Museum will be offering the Odette Mercy Trio and Dilip ‘n the Davs, so go and enjoy the sunset there.

Roel Loopers

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CHILL OUT SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE

 

It’s going to be a lovely 30 degrees Sunday so get out and about and enjoy Fremantle!

The Sunday tradition starts with the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield from 8am till midday.

From 2-4pm the free courtyard music session is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre with Grace Sanders and her band offering jazz, pop and soul music, accompanied on stage by the all female Dulcie alt-pop quartet.

From 4-9pm Victoria Quay will come alive with the Merchants’ Mess Food Truck Markets, so head out there for dinner, live music and the sun setting behind the lighthouses.

And while there don’t forget to walk over to the Maritime Museum where on the deck Harbour Sundays will be on and Tom Fisher and the Layabouts playing from 5pm.

All venues will have plenty of food and drinks on offer, so chill and enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

Roel Loopers

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