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BROOME TO BICTON CONCERT

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, concert, culture, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 21, 2018

 

Feb 24 Broome to Bicton

 

The traditional annual Broome to Bicton concert by the Kimberley based Pigram Brothers is on again this coming Saturday, so don’t mis out!

The free concert by the Aboriginal musicians is on from 4.30 pm at Quarantine Park just above the Bicton Bath.

Donations are welcome to keep the tradition going.

Roel Loopers

FUN FILLED FREO SUNDAY

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It’s a perfect Fremantle Sunday to do lots of things and connect with our community.

Start the day with our own Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road from 8am till midday.

From there up to Princess May Park where Clancy’s has put up Smoking in the Port with lots of BBQs, smokers, food tips and samples, chilli, etc. Starts at 11 am.

From 2-4 pm Bongziwe Mabandla will perform at the free Fremantle Arts Centre concert.

The South African has created a truly unmatched Afro-folk sound. Singing in both Xhosa and English, Mabandla fuses elements of hip-hop and dub with soul and traditional Xhosa music. With hypnotic vocals, heartfelt lyrics and beat-heavy grooves, he has the ability to move from melancholic melodies to crowd-surfing riot.

And from 5 to 9pm you can enjoy yourselves with the Harbour Sounds on the deck of the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay. Free entry.

Harbour Sounds at the Maritime Museum

Roel Loopers

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BIGGER GARDEN FOR NORTH FREO’S MOJO’S

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 5, 2018

 

The very popular North Fremantle MOJO’S music bar wants to grow bigger and has applied to the City of Fremantle for an extension to its beer garden.

MOJO’S wants to extend the 72 square metre uncovered back beer garden by 57 square metres to make the total floor space of the bar area 212 square metres, to be able to accommodate approximately 250 patrons.

It wants to open a new bar in the existing beer garden and partly demolish some of the exterior walls.

The item is on this Wednesday’s CoF Planning Committee agenda and recommended for approval by the officers.

The officers recommend that the walls be constructed according to the expert’s Acoustic Report an that no music source, including sound systems and live performances will be permitted in the beer garden.

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FREO FALLS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 3, 2018

 

Falls 1

Falls 2

 

After the very successful event at Kings Square last year the FALLS FESTIVAL is back in Fremantle this weekend, but this time at Fremantle Oval and on the Parry Street carpark.

The line-up is too big to mention here, so check the website and Facebook page.

It is very good to see the return of music festivals at Fremantle Oval as the contained site in the centre of the city and close to public transport and food outlets is perfect for it.

I understand there will be pass-outs so people can enjoy what Freo cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars have to offer.

Roel Loopers

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MOJOS WOMEN ON FIRE NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 5, 2017

 

MOJO DEC 7

 

It’s an all women performers night at MOJOS in North Fremantle this Thursday December 7.

Women On Fire presents Lyndall Grace, Kaitlin Keegan, Tessa Cyclone and Paige Macnaught Band.

Doors open at 9pm.

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BELLYDANCE OASIS AT FLY BY NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, cultural, entertainment, multicultural, Uncategorized by freoview on November 17, 2017

 

Belly Dance, Nov 18

 

It could be a wet Saturday so why not heat up a bit at the BELLYDANCE OASIS at Fremantle’s Victoria Hall.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $ 35 pre-sale or $ 40 on the door.

Book at http://www.flybynight.org

 

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ANOTHER GREAT FREMANTLE SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2017

 

This Way North

 

It is going to be a great day in Fremantle, so why not start at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning. It’s on from 8am to midday at Annie Street, Beaconsfield.

After that visit one of our many lovely local cafes and then from 2-4 pm relax in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, where Victorian duo This Way North will entertain us with soulful vocals and alt-pop melodies, combined with solid groove based drumming.

They are sometimes likened to the Black Keys and Tame Impala.

Also performing at the FAC this afternoon is Belle Harvey. who will be singing alt-country and folk tales.

Oct 15. National Hotel

And if you need more after that, Jook Joint is performing at the National Hotel from 3.30-6.30 pm.

 

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MONTHLY COMEDY SHOW AT FREO’S NEWPORT HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2017

 

There is a new comedy gig in Fremantle every second Tuesday of the month at the Newport Hotel from 7.30 pm.

Flying Camel Comedy runs an open mic night for amateur comedians at Newport’s Two Sparrows bar.

This is a show consisting of amateur comedians, first timers, and semi professionals. Entry is free.

It’s a night designed for comedians to test new material, to get stage experience, and a chance for beginners to try their hand at comedy for the first time.

One of Flying Camel’s big goals is to provide newcomers with a friendly and welcoming environment where they can have a go at stand up comedy with a view to foster local talent and promote local comedians.

It’s on tomorrow night, October 10, so go and check it out and have a good laugh.

 

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FREO TOP ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2017

 

 

A survey conducted by the WA Tourism Commission has found that Fremantle is the top entertainment precinct in the Perth metropolitan area, according to surveyed visitors.

Fremantle scored 7.3 out of 10 while Elizabeth Quay only came 7th on the list of favourite entertainment zones.

A high percentage of visitors said they would return to Fremantle and that they liked the precinct for its good range of venues and activities.

Fremantle is the most enjoyable precinct to visit, visitors said.

This is very much in line with the feed-back the volunteer tour guides get at the Roundhouse, where most visitors tell us they love Freo but find Perth a bit bland, and they love our stunning heritage buildings.

It is really good to hear something positive about Fremantle from an independent source during the negative local government election campaign, where some candidates have got nothing else to offer than to slam our city.

 

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CHARGE EVENTS FEES FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, esplanade reserve, events, Uncategorized by freoview on October 6, 2017

 

The City of Fremantle should stop giving financial concessions to events organisers who use the Esplanade, and relocate events which are too big for the reserve.

Events, especially those with no pass-outs, do not support local traders, but the City often hands over the Esplanade for free or at reduced rates, while the organisers make many tens of thousands of dollars profit.

I do understand that Fremantle wants to attract events and build on our festival city brand, but the very popular South Beach Sunset Markets pay rent and artists at Arthur Head also pay commercial rates for their studios and galleries, so why should large events be exempt?

Allowing events to overflow onto Marine Terrace has created traffic chaos in the West End, partly due to incompetent traffic management. As a result motorists could not be bothered and bypassed the area, to the detriment of local traders.

Residents and traders at Marine Terrace and surrounding streets are significantly inconvenienced by events that are too large for the Esplanade, so these events should be moved to Fremantle Oval or Fremantle Park, and fees should be charged for those areas as well.

No matter how much we want to keep and encourage events in Fremantle, the City should either charge commercial rent, or take a risk and receive a percentage of the profits for the use of our public spaces.

 

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