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BAD FRIDAY CANCELS FREO STREET ARTS

 

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Winter-like conditions forecast for Good Friday are making it into a bad Friday for the Fremantle Street Arts Festival which has been cancelled, but only for Friday!

Fourteen degrees and 100% chance of rain, hail and storms means we can spend Good Friday at home and contemplate, read a good book, drink mulled wine, etc.

But do support those cafes which are open tomorrow please. Chalkys in the West End of High Street, The Attic in Bannister Street, Duck Duck Bruce in Collie Street, TLC in Wray Avenue and the Lumos Cafe in White Gum Valley.

Also open are Benny’s Bar, Sail&Anchor, Little Creatures, Mexican Kitchen, Cicerello’s, Bathers Beach House.

The Festival is of course on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and in a cashless society do stock up at an ATM to get money to give to the performers.

Roel Loopers

 

FREO’S EASTER STREET ARTS FESTIVAL IS FREE AND FUN

 

 

Only two more sleeps until the great Fremantle Streets Arts Festival will be on during the long Easter weekend with acts from all over the world entertaining the large crowds.

It’s all free, fantastic and very Freo, so make sure to come and enjoy it and try to see every performance over the four days.

The weather forecast of only 18 degrees and 90% chance of rain on Good Friday, according to BOM, is not good and might see the cancellation of that day’s events, but the rest of the long weekend looks pretty good, so plenty of time to wander around Freo, have fun, a nice meal and support our local traders!

Saturday  a chance of a morning shower, so that will be over by the time the SAF starts, and sunny forecast for Sunday and Monday, so no excuses.

And my yearly lament, City of Fremantle. Why are there no programs at the Roundhouse to hand out to visitors from interstate and overseas? I complain about that every year but it falls on deaf ears.

Roel Loopers

 

HUNDRED SHOWS AT FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, Easter, entertainment, festival, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2019

 

 

The program for this year’s Fremantle STREET ARTS FESTIVAL is out so grab yourselves a printed copy at the City of Fremantle library or check it out on the Facebook page or City’s website.

The annual festival is on again during the Easter long weekend on April 19-22 and will showcase more than one hundred shows in four days from all over the world.

On the Easter menu are Cho Kairin from China, Bug N’Buzz from France, Welcome to my Head from Spain, Jaardu from India. Anatole and Pulet Crus also from France, Drawing Circus from South Korea, La Dolce Flamingo from the USA, Ready.Aim.Fire from Germany, The Sculptor Clown from Portugal, Nuptial Ropes from Switzerland, Rhythm from Japan, and many more.

Roel Loopers

 

 

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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

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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FREO.SOCIAL MURAL ART WORK IN PROGRESS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 14, 2019

 

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Fremantle is getting another good mural public art work on the new FREO.SOCIAL music venue building at Parry Street. The aerial perspective of the painting is fascinating.

Work is still continuing in and around the former Drillhall, but Sunset Events have scheduled many concerts in, starting with An Intimate Evening With John Butler on April 3.

Roel Loopers

FREE PIGRAM BROTHERS CONCERT IN BICTON

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, city of melville, concert, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2019

 

Broome to Bicton. 16Feb

 

The 17th annual free Broome to Bicton concert by the PIGRAM BROTHERS is on again this Saturday February 16 at Quarantine Park in Bicton, next to the Bicton Bath, from 4.30pm.

Bring a rug and picnic and enjoy great music while watching the sun go down over the Swan river.

Roel Loopers

FREO.SOCIAL MASSIVE GIGS GUIDE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2019

 

Freo Social gigs

 

It is still over a month away until the new FREO.SOCIAL music venue will open in the historic Drillhall that was home of the Fly by Night club before.

Sunset Events are still working on the development but have released a gigs guide of upcoming concerts and that looks pretty amazing.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FENIANS FESTIVAL IS BACK

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, festival, history, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2019

 

 

The Fremantle Fenians Festival is back from February 22-24 with a three-day program of music, literature, film and Irish dancing to commemorate the life and works of Fenian prisoner, writer and journalist John Boyle O’Reilly.

O’Reilly landed in Fremantle in 1868 aboard the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to Australia. He escaped in1869 aboard the whaling ship Gazelle which transported him to the USA. There he was one of the instigators of the famous Catalpa Escape, the daring rescue of the remaining Fenian prisoners in Fremantle Prison.

 The Fenians Festival program starts on Friday 22 February with internationally renowned Irish musician Sharon Shannon and her band, with special guest singer Susan O’Neill, in double bill concert at John Curtin College of the Arts Fremantle.

It concludes on Sunday 24 February when the final passage in the epic 12-hour reading of O’Reilly’s novel Moondyne Joe will be read by His Excellency Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí, Ambassador of Ireland to Australia at 8pm, during Lucky’ Oceans’ Gaelic Gumbo, an outdoor concert on the front lawn of Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach that runs from 6.30pm to 9pm.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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LANEWAY FESTIVAL AND FEMALE FOOTY FOR BUSY FREO SUNDAY

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, concert, entertainment, laneway festival, music, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2019

 

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It is going to be a very busy Sunday in the Fremantle CBD with the Laneway Festival kicking off on the Esplanade from 11am till 10pm and the Freo Dockers AFL footy women playing at Fremantle Oval from 3pm.

While the footy is for free the concert on the Esplanade is $ 145.00 per person, with the following line up of great music:

Gang of Youths
courtney barnett…and in alphabetical order:

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Baker Boy – CAMP COPE – Carla Geneve – Clairo – Cosmo’s Midnight – DJDS – G Flip – Jon Hopkins – KIAN – Masego Music – METHYL ETHEL – Middle Kids – Parquet Courts – Ravyn Lenae – Rex Orange County – The Smith Street Band – 
Smino – What So Not – Yellow Days.

Have a brilliant Freo Sunday!

Roel Loopers

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