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FLY BY NIGHT NEEDS PRACTICAL SUPPORT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2017

 

A report in the Fremantle Herald indicates that the Fly by Night Musicians Club is financially struggling again and now wants the City of Fremantle to give them cheaper rent.

They had payment problems in the former venue the Drillhall with the National Trust as well, before being forced to move to Victoria Hall because Sunset Events was granted the Drillhall lease.

The City of Fremantle had money issues with the former Kulcha and also with Deckchair theatre, but a small local council cannot keep bailing out culture clubs no matter how important they are to the community.

I believe the City needs to offer more practical support to the Fly and help them with marketing etc.

For me the brand is confusing and needs to be tightened. On Wednesdays for example there is the Gaslight Club Blues Club at the Fly by Night Musicians Club. Does that make marketing sense?

I have not seen any evidence that the Fly is promoting the venue for corporate events, functions, maybe even weddings, and that would be a certain way to create income.

I wonder how many bums on seats they get at ticketed events in the relatively small hall, as the lack of audience was the downfall of the Deckchair Theatre Company.

We all want a thriving music industry that supports our local musicians in Fremantle, but it is not the role of local government to keep throwing money at companies which can’t sustain themselves

The Fly needs and deserves support, but it needs to be more practical than just money.

Roel Loopers

JOIN THE FLY BY NIGHT MUSOS

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on November 23, 2017

 

Fly by Night memberships

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GEORGE HAYNES AND JANE MARTIN ART SHOW

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on November 20, 2017

 

George Haynes&Jane Martin show Nov 24

 

The artist duo legends George Haynes and Jane Martin, who are very well known and respected in Fremantle, are having a studio exhibition this coming Friday November 24 from 5-7pm.

It is at 27 Sussex Street in Spearwood. The show runs till December 3 daily from 11am to 5pm.

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HIGH TIDE A HIGH FOR FREMANTLE ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on November 13, 2017

 

High Tide

 

The festival season has started off with a bang in Fremantle, with the three-week HIGH TIDE Biennale, which finished yesterday, being a very inspiring and welcome addition to the Fremantle Festival.

High Tide gave Fremantle international flair and creativity that we do not often see in our port city.

The Arcs D”Ellipses artwork by Felice Varini in High Street was one of the most admired and photographed public artworks in Freo. I love it!

A big thank you to High Tide curator Tom Mueller of PS Art Space and all the staff, artists and volunteers who made it such a great community spectacle. More please!!

 

Roel Loopers

SUNDAY SESSION AT THE FLY BY NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on November 10, 2017

 

Sunday session Fly by Night

 

The Fly by Night Musicians Club will be holding a Gaslight Sunday Sesh at Victoria Hall on November 12 from 5pm to 10 pm. Tickets just $ 10.00.

Live music in the gorgeous heritage building will be played by Craig Hallsworth and Paige McNaughton&the Aretinos.

Do support our local music industry!

 

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREMANTLE PERFORMING ARTISTS

 

Fremantle Performing Artists

 

There is a new community theatre company with a difference. They don’t just perform stage plays, and don’t just concentrate on traditional theatre.

Fremantle Performing Artists is a new community group which is looking for new members.

If you or somebody you know is interested in the performing arts, regardless of experience level, send an email to brenton.foale@outlook.com or contact Brenton Foale on 0457447333.

At the moment FPA are asking for expressions of interest, while they build the group. In the coming weeks they will be holding a welcome event.

The Fremantle Performing Artists will be open to two different age groups, with separate sessions for each group. For members aged 13 to 18, and aged 19 & over.

Experience in the performing arts is not necessary, you will develop these skills and experience through continued workshops with industry professionals.

Workshops will include traditional theatre, street theatre, filmmaking, and more. Through workshops you will build confidence, develop new skills and expand on existing skills.

Each year the Fremantle Performing Artists plan to perform a minimum of two stage productions.

Organiser, Brenton Foale, has in excess of 35 years experience in the entertainment industry, including stage, screen, and television.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO HIGH TIDE FESTIVAL AT NIGHT

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 30, 2017

 

High Tide 1

 

I went and had a look at the evening art of the High Tide biennale of the Fremantle Festival, although there was an ice-cold wind blowing last night.

The Ships in the Night projections by Jo Darbyshire on the Fremantle Port building, and the Uprising blue smoke by Tom Muleller inside the Roundhouse.

Felice Varini’s Arcs D’Ellipses looks different at night and the beautiful festival hub by Harris Architects looks wonderful.

 

Roel Loopers

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NOTHING MISERABLE ABOUT FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on October 29, 2017

 

art 1

 

There is always something going on in Fremantle and this morning proved it again.

When I walked out of Chalkys after my routine daily espresso there, I noticed a lot of young people in period costumes, so had to find out what was going on of course.

It was O’Connor-based  MSJ Productions doing a Les Miserables music video with their students.

MSJ does vocal, dance and theatre classes, so if your kids are interested have a look at the website.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE ON AN ARTY HIGH

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 29, 2017

 

 

Although it has barely started the HIGH TIDE Biennale of the Fremantle Festival can already be called a success. I have hardly ever seen more people in Fremantle’s West End on a Saturday afternoon than yesterday.

A big congratulations has to go to curator Tom Mueller of PS Art Space who did an outstanding job, together with all the artists involved. The attention to detail is great, as all the signs explaining the public art show. Well done Tom and all involved in High Tide!

The High Tide hub on top of Arthur Head built by Harris Architects has created a second Roundhouse next to the original one and already two wedding parties used it on Saturday.

At last night’s official opening in the rain it was packed full. I love it!

The Felice Varini Arcs D’Ellipses yellow artwork along High Street will become one of the most photographed works of art in the world. People love it and so do I. What creativity and perfection!

The moody sound art in the Whalers Tunnel should not be missed and neither should Jessee Lee Johns’ Commonwealth of New Bayswater installation in the basement of the Princess May Building (Kakulas Sister) in Short Street, just off Market Street.

Trevor Richard’s arty road in Mouat Street also gets a lot of attention and Jo Darbyshire’s projections on the Port Building should not be missed. There was too much rain to photograph it last eve, so will try again today.

High Tide has made the Fremantle Festival unique and it deserves very strong support from the City in Fremantle in two years.

The Little Italy by the Sea festival is still on today and the Blessing of the Fleet procession will walk through the CBD from 2pm from the Basilica to the Fishing Boat Harbour.

The festival village at Kings Square has entertainment, food stalls and a bar, so come out to good old Freo, have some fun and connect with the community!

 

Roel Loopers

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MORE FREMANTLE FESTIVAL WEST END ART

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fremantle festival, multicultural, Uncategorized by freoview on October 28, 2017

 

art

 

Another public artwork of the High Tide biennale has been completed on the Liebler wall in Fremantle’s Cliff Street.

The colourful ARCADE work by Zora Kreuzer, on what is better known as the wedding wall, is part of the Fremantle Festival.

Tonight the projection show SHIPS IN THE NIGHT  by Jo Darbyshire on the Fremantle Port building will start after sunset, so check it out. There is also UPRISING inside the Roundhouse by Tom Mueller after dark, so easy to combine the two.

The Little Italy by the Sea event starts at 11 today in front of the Shipwreck Museum and will also run on Sunday when the Blessing of the Fleet procession snakes through the city centre from 1pm.

The weather is improving so come and enjoy our Freo festival!

 

Roel Loopers

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