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GALLERY AND CAFE FOR DADAA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, disability, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2019

 

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Good to see more work going on at the former Boys School in Princess May Park.

DADAA will open a new gallery in the building next week and there are also plans for a new cafe with a lovely alfresco courtyard, so stay tuned.

Roel Loopers

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WIDE ANGLE FILM FESTIVAL A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON DISABILITY

Posted in city of fremantle, disability, festival, health, Uncategorized by freoview on October 7, 2019

 

The Wide Angle Film Festival is coming to Fremantle this weekend and will be held at the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay.

Screening on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October at the WA Maritime Museum, the WAFF presents a series of award–winning Australian and international short films reflecting the lived experience of people with disability.

The public program features animation, live action, drama, comedy and documentary films, while the children’s program includes productions from preschoolers, primary school students and collaborations between children under 12 and professional filmmakers.

Saturday’s program will be screened with audio description, while Sunday’s program will have open captions. Sensory screening kits or kits for people with anxiety and post–traumatic stress disorder are available on request.

The Wide Angle Film Festival plays an important role in raising awareness about the need for cinema access for people with disability.

All of the films are fully accessible for people who are deaf or hearing impaired, blind or vision impaired and for people with epilepsy, autism and other sensory disabilities. It’s not just the accessible inclusions which make this Festival so special; the stories told in the films reflect the diversity of our community and bring honest perspectives of people with disability to the wider public.

The children’s program is screening at 10–11am, followed by the public program at 11.30am–12.30pm, on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October in the WA Maritime Museum’s Australia II Gallery. All screenings are free of charge, however bookings are recommended.

Roel Loopers

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MEMBER FOR FREMANTLE ABSEILS FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Posted in charity, children, city of fremantle, disability, parliament, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 16, 2019

 

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We all know that Freo people are very special, even our maligned politicians, and the WA state member for Fremantle Simone McGurk proved that by abseiling the huge Central Park building in Perth to raise money for CAHOOTS.

CAHOOTS runs programs for children and youth with a disability and our Minister for Child Protection went above-well above!- and beyond to support them.

Well done Simone!

Roel Loopers

I can’t post a photo credit unfortunately as it was not supplied on the Facebook post of Simone McGurk.

FREO MEN’S SHED FOR ALL ABILITIES

Posted in city of fremantle, disability, men, Uncategorized by freoview on September 1, 2019

 

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MORE ART FACILITIES AT FREO’S DADAA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, disability, heritage, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 2, 2019

 

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Very good news for DADAA in the former Boys School at Fremantle’s Princess May Park. The Stage 5 capital works have commenced!

The final redevelopment stage of the heritage-listed building will consolidate the award-winning renovations undertaken on the building over the past two years, in partnership with the City of Fremantle.

DADAA are creating enhanced digital and visual arts studios, a new contemporary art gallery and a beautiful public courtyard space that will house the Humble Pantry Fremantle Café.

Roel Loopers

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GOOD AFFORDABLE PROPOSAL FOR QUARRY STREET

 

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As reported here on Freo’s View yesterday it is unlikely that Fremantle Council will sign off on a scheme amendment that would increase density of City owned lots in Quarry Street to R100, after the local community opposed it during public consultation time.

But positive members of the Fremantle Arts Centre Precinct, including local architect Murray Slavin, are offering an alternative solution for the development of the lots, which are for sale, that would see an increase from R25 to R60 and buildings of only three storeys.

The proposal is for 42 affordable residencies which include small studio apartments and a mix of two and three bedroom apartments that would include renewable energy, developed within a Mutual Not For Profit Structure.

The proposal is specifically designed for low-cost housing and aged care accommodation, with state of the art IT to accommodate on-line data and a health-ready response to enable the comfort and security of seniors.

The proponents believe the site is particularly appropriate for the elderly and less abled because of its proximity to the Fremantle Leisure Centre and Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Park and public transport. All City of Fremantle facilities for the residents would be within walking distance.

The project responds to the desire to downsizing by empty nest seniors and to the national need for low-cost public housing.

The specifically designed seniors’ apartments respond to the need of a simplified independent lifestyle for older Australians-a transition to delay entry into dedicated aged care facilities.

The project would also accommodate a mix of age groups, which would help against social isolation, and to showcase optimum use of renewable energy and water use, and fast evolving new transport developments.

The item about a possible scheme amendment for the City of Fremantle owned properties  are on on the agenda of Wednesday’s Planning Committee, so come along and have your say. It starts at 6pm at the North Fremantle community Hall on Wednesday December 5.

Roel Loopers

LIFE CIRCUS DRAWING WITH IAN DE SOUZA

Posted in art, circus school, circus wa, city of fremantle, disability, Uncategorized by freoview on November 10, 2018

 

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I did a paparazzi on my friend Ian de Souza at Duck Duck Bruce cafe early on Saturday morning.

Ian is a great Fremantle artist, and in my opinion underrated in WA.

Tomorrow Sunday November 11 Ian will be holding life drawing classes with circus artists at DADAA in the beautiful hall of the former Boys School at Princess May Park.

It is on from 10am till 1pm and you’ll learn heaps from this fine artist, craftsman and gentle human being. Give it a try!

Roel Loopers

BIKE STOLEN FROM DISABLED WOMAN

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, crime, disability, Uncategorized by freoview on November 8, 2018

 

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If you see this bike anywhere in Fremantle or Cockburn please call police immediately!

The custom-made bike belongs to the delightful Danielle Loizou Lake who has a disability and this is her major form of transport, also to get the kids to school and pre-school.

It was stolen from Hamilton Hill last night, so please keep an eye out for it!!!!

Roel Loopers

DRAWING CIRCUS WITH IAN DE SOUZA

Posted in art, circus wa, city of fremantle, disability, Uncategorized by freoview on November 8, 2018

 

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Celebrate circus with life drawing with renowned Fremantle artist Ian de Souza in the main hall at DADAA at Princess May Park, in the former Boys School.

It is on on Sunday November 11 and 18 from 10am to 1pm and from 1-3.30pm.

Entry is $ 20 that will go to the circus performers.

Sounds like fun. Enjoy it!

Roel Loopers

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WHITE CANE DAY FREMANTLE TOUR

Posted in city of fremantle, community, disability, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2018

 

It is WHITE CANE DAY next Monday October 15 and the City of Fremantle is organising a tour for blind and sight impaired people. Details below.

Explore Fremantle through its history and stories on this 2-hour walking tour. This specialised tour celebrates White Cane Day. Low vision and blind community members are welcome. Sighted guides will be on hand to provide assistance.

Monday 15 October
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
Departs Fremantle Visitors Centre, Kings Square. Finishes Wanjoo Lounge, Fremantle Library.
Free

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