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HUGE ART MURAL IN BANNISTER STREET

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on January 20, 2020

 

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A huge mural art work of a fully-clothed man swimming on his back is being created in Fremantle’s Bannister street, next to the Hougoumont hotel, and opposite the Attic cafe. Go and have a look!

I don’t know who the artist is but would be happy to give him/her credit, so let me now please.

Roel Loopers

……..and……the artist is…….Finton McGee!

VOLUNTEER AT SCULPTURE AT BATHERS!

 

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I am very happy that the SCULPTURE AT BATHERS exhibition will be on again at Fremantle’s inner city beach in February this year. The Bathers Beach event has proven to be very popular and is a great showcase for Western Australian artists, where the artworks sell pretty well.

Sculpture at Bathers is looking for volunteers to guide visitors and hand out information, etc. and I will most certainly sign up to do a couple of days a week for that. It will be relaxing fun!

So if you love art, the beach, and making people feel welcome, contact the organisers via email: volunteer@sculptureatbathers.com.au

The show is on from February 15 to March 2, 2020.

Roel Loopers

SPARE PARTS PUPPET ENTERTAINMENT

 

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Here is what Freo’s Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has to offer this year, so take note and take your children, or grandchildren, to one of the great theatre plays on offer.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FALLS FESTIVAL A BIG EVENT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, festival, fremantle oval, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2019

 

Fremantle will be invaded by thousands of the young and beautiful next weekend when the FALLS FESTIVAL is on at Fremantle Oval and surroundings on January 4 and 5. The first concert of the new year and decade!

The organisers are expecting 15,000 people per day on Saturday and Sunday so that will be a big event in the centre of our city.

Some carparks in the area will be closed, so check out websites and Facebook pages.

The lineup is:

Now that I live only three hundred metres from Freo Oval I’ll probably have a free weekend of music. It’s that or earplugs, depending on the act. ; >)
Roel Loopers

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BOSSA NOVA BABY AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concert, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2019

 

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It is going to be a nice cool, cloudy but fine day, the kind of weather they call heatwave in the UK, so too cold for the beach maybe but perfect for the Sunday Music Session in the lovely courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, that features Juliana Areias

Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby is a Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter who brings a new edge to traditional Brazilian rhythms. She creates a colorful Latin-jazz fusion which is taking the Australian and the international music scene by storm.

The show is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open.

Roel Loopers

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ZYDECATS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE TODAY!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 22, 2019

 

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The ZYDECATS, one of Freo’s most favourite bands, is playing today at the FREE Sunday session in the lovely courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre.

It is going to be a relatively cool day, so perfect for some wild dancing on the invigorating tunes of Lucky Oceans and his mates.

Led by world renowned steel guitarist Lucky Oceans and featuring a who’s who of local music legends, Zydecats (WA) play swing, jump blues and rockabilly with finesse. Throw in a little rock and roll, country blues, soul and r&b and you know this will be one hell of a show!

It is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, bar and pizza bar will all be happy to serve you food and drinks, so forget the tedium of Christmas shopping and have some fun at the FAC instead!

Roel Loopers

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GOOD PEOPLE TOGETHER CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, culture, people, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on December 4, 2019

 

Now that the year is coming to an end I want to reflect a little bit about life in general, and I want to make the statement that I love almost everything about life.

I love nature, music, theatre, culture, history, art, books, good food and cooking, wine, animals, coffee and cafes, etc. and I am totally in love with Fremantle, but what I love about life most is people.

While none of us is perfect, people make the planet the very special place it is, with all our opinionated righteousness, with our willingness to care and share, and with our efforts to make the world a better place for future generations, and yes, we fail at that quite often.

We love, disappoint and are disappointed, we fail and succeed, and hopefully we succeed more often than we fail. Not trying to make a positive difference is not an option, even when one’s opinion is often criticised aggressively on social media.

We are all different, and we all have different tastes, solutions and opinions, but no one has all the answers and solutions, so we need to learn to respectfully disagree, instead of defamation, insults and name-calling.

Our cynicism about politicians is often warranted, because politics appear to be mainly about power, rather than about good governance. Only this morning on Twitter I got so frustrated about politicians from all parties engaging in silly point-scoring and blaming others, instead of engaging in positive dialogue and collaboration in the best interest of Australia.

I adore people, although I have been deeply hurt a few times, and I have no doubt I have also hurt people, but I am absolutely convinced that most people around the world, no matter what their culture or religion is, are good people, and good people together can make planet Earth and even more brilliant place to live on!

Smile at strangers, hug the ones you know and tell them they are special, keep an open mind about everything, accept change, and don’t fear those who are different.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2020. It is going to be a very big year of change for Freo.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE ABORIGINAL DANCE NATION

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, culture, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on December 1, 2019

 

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The national Aboriginal DANCE NATION  was held all over Australia today and of course also in Fremantle.

There was a big mob of moorditj people who were all there to show respect for our Aboriginal culture.

Roel Loopers

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DAVID SPENCER PATTERNS&HABITS ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2019

 

 

Fremantle artist David Spencer has an on-line exhibition Patterns&Habits on his website, so click on the link and have a browse: https://spencertive.com/shop-paintings

 

Roel Loopers

EXHIBITION ABOUT GENTRIFICATION AT DADAA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, homelessness, housing, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2019

 

A very interesting exhibition No Fixed Address that explores survival tactics, social rituals and ways of moving within and occupying public space will open this Friday at the new DADAA gallery in the former Boys School at Fremantle’s Princess May Park.

Artists Olga Cironis, Janet Carter, Hannan Jones, Tanya Lee, Lincoln Mackinnon, Mike Moshos, Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, Susan Roux and Wade Taylor collaborated with homeless people and St Patrick’s staff for this show that will deal with the gentrification of the East End of Fremantle.

There will be an exhibition, workshops, public events, installations and films.

A Carpe Noctum walking tour will be held on the 30th of November and 9th of December from 8pm to explore who has the right to occupy our urban spaces after dark.

A penel discussion will be held about housing diversity on January 23 from 6pm.

The exhibition opens this Friday from 6-8pm at DADAA.

 

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