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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

 

Roel Loopers

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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SUNDAY FUN DAY IN FREO

Posted in culture, entertainment, fremantle by freoview on March 5, 2017
Toby at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4 today

Toby at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4 today

 

It’s going to be a delightful 34 degrees this long weekend Sunday so no excuse whatsoever to stay at home.

There is plenty to do in beautiful Fremantle and tough decisions will have to be made.

The Growers Green Farmers Market is on from 8-12, not far from there the Men’s Shed has Open Day and a tools auction and from 10-11 there is the Bridge Walk Roe 8 protest.

Two great concerts this afternoon. The free Fremantle Arts Centre concert with the powerful Toby at 2 pm and at 3 pm sublime Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman plays with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra at the Townhall.

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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR FREO LONG WEEKEND

Posted in art, culture, entertainment, fremantle by freoview on March 3, 2017

water sport

 

It is full steam ahead for a fantastic Fremantle long Labour Day weekend.

There is a lot on from concerts and markets to Roe 8 protests, Men’s Shed open day, sculptures at Bathers Beach, art exhibitions, and much more, so check out Facebook, social media and City of Fremantle website for all the details.

Only one more week till the election, so hang in there for more and more promises by everyone. I believe the Liberals will give every voter a Rolls Royce and from Labor we will be getting a thirty-metre yacht each. It’s going to be very busy on the roads and water after the election

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MARDI GRAS AT CLANCY’S FISH PUB

Posted in entertainment, fremantle, music by freoview on February 24, 2017

mardi-gras-clancys

Check out the Clancy’s Facebook page for details but go and enjoy an invigorating Fremantle Mardi Gras this Sunday with the Junkadelic, , the Durongs, Dan Howls, Shake Em On Down, dancers and New Orleans cuisine.

 

Roel Loopers

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BIG CLOUDS OVER SUNSET EVENTS

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, sunset events by freoview on January 29, 2017

It is a worry to read in the Sunday Times this morning that Fremantle Sunset Events director David Chitty has admitted his company does have financial problems and paying suppliers after a less than successful Southbound event.

Several companies claim Sunset Events owes them tens of thousands of dollars with one of them making strong personal attacks on Facebook.

The worry for Fremantle is what this will mean for the Jerome Laneway Festival, but more importantly what it will mean for the 25-year-lease Sunset Events has signed for the No 1 studio in J Shed at Bathers Beach.

Rumours are that the company still wants to go ahead with a scaled-down version of the tavern and music venue, after planning approval for it was refused by Fremantle Council, the WA Planning Commission and the State Administrative Tribunal.

Will Sunset Events be able to commit hundreds of thousands of dollars to build a tavern, toilets, commercial kitchen, etc?

Maybe it is time for City of Fremantle officers to pro-actively engage with the events organisers and find out if it would be better to move on and for them to relinquish the lease and for the City to find a more appropriate use for the historically significant location.

Roel Loopers

SMALLER SUNSET EVENTS PUB FOR J SHED?

Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, entertainment, heritage, hospitality, j shed by freoview on January 19, 2017

Fremantle’s West End is buzzing with rumours that Sunset Events will propose a scaled-down version of the rejected tavern and outdoor music venue at J Shed on Bathers Beach. The music events organiser has a 25-year-lease for the number one studio there.

The proposal for the venue was rejected by the City of Fremantle, the WA Planning Commission and the State Administrative Tribunal, so only heaven knows why the SE directors are still trying for the same, but a bit smaller.

From my memory SAT and the WAPC rejected the proposal because a tavern and live music venue were deemed inappropriate for the A Class Reserve in one of our state’s most historic areas. The number of patrons was not the issue for the two state bodies, but a licensed pub and music venue was.

I have no doubt that should Sunset Events put a scaled-down proposal forward it will again be opposed by Fremantle community groups and end up again at WAPC and SAT. Common sense tells me that these bodies will not change their ruling just because Sunset Events is reducing the number of patrons.

A small bar/cafe and art gallery would be nice there, but anything bigger is not on.

Roel Loopers

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