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PETIT PETTITT FOR MAYOR BRAD PETTITT

Posted in city of fremantle, family by freoview on March 22, 2017

Congratulations are due to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt who announced at Council meeting this evening that his partner Emma is expecting a baby.

I adore babies as I believe they are the true miracles of this world so I am truly delighted for Emma and Brad!

Roel Loopers

MOORES BUILDING CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

Posted in art, children, family, fremantle by freoview on February 17, 2017

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Opening of the new children’s playground at the Paper Bird children’s bookshop and Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Sunday February 19 from 9-11.30.

They are launching the new courtyard and joining with the rest of the Moores Building to create an open arts precinct.

Art studios will be open, including the Moores Gallery Studios Resident Artists, and free kids activities: 9am Wild Movement Perth will run a nature play session, 9.30am Story Time, 10am Inkling Art Space open workshop + Great food & coffee from Moore & Moore Cafe. See you there!

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO CHILDREN’S PLAY AND READING

Posted in BOOKS, children, family, fremantle, reading by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

The well-established Moore&Moore cafe and the one-year-old Paper Bird children’s book shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street have combined their talents to create a Nature Play area in the courtyard of the gorgeous heritage Moores building.

The courtyard of the M&MN has always been very Freo and cosy but by linking it with the courtyard of the lovely bookshop is has become even more special, so parents check it out. Nice to have a safe playground away from traffic in the old inner city.

Very good to hear also that the sales of children’s books has increased by 15 per cent in the last year. I have always been an avid reader and love it when children read instead of sitting in front of the TV, X Box or the computer.

Reading inspired me to travel, made me aware of other cultures and gave me a great escape while increasing my common knowledge. It also made me interested in languages and writing. I wrote my very first poem the day John F Kennedy was shot.

Roel Loopers

NATURE PLAY AT MOORE&MOORE CAFE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, nature by freoview on December 20, 2016

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The Fremantle Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street is holding a Kids Nature Play event from tomorrow December 21 to January 20.

There will be a nature play area, market stalls, children’s entertainment, games, craft and more and it’s FREE, so take the kids for some hours of fun in the beautiful heritage building.

The coffee and food at M&M is very good and the staff delightful! They are my mates.

Roel Loopers

ROE 8 SUNDAY SOUNDS FAMILY PROTEST

Posted in community, concert, family, fremantle, perth freight link by freoview on December 15, 2016

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I want to share this Roe 8 protest event with you that has been organised by Fremantle mother Danielle Loizou Lake, so I copy her Facebook text below:

You may have seen my letter in the West Australian yesterday ‘Mums protest Roe 8’. The support for this was overwhelming and it really highlights how we are ‘regular people’ in the community in this together to peacefully display our concern and opposition to this devastating project.

A group of us have got together to organise a joyful FAMILY FRIENDLY event where we can share a lovely afternoon of great music, food and entertainment at the Cockburn Wetlands Centre this Sunday afternoon 18 December from 2 pm.

Come along with your picnic blanket, some food to share and enjoy our wonderful community as we join together to peacefully and joyfully display our opposition to Roe 8.

This is a community event by the community so share – share – share. Bring your friends! This one is for community and most importantly for our children 💜😊🐢🌿🌎 Danielle Loizou Lake

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STAND UP AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

Posted in city of fremantle, crime, family, violence, women by freoview on November 22, 2016

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Domestic violence against women dramatically increased in Australia this year and that is unacceptable, so everyone needs to be aware of it and help change this around.

There are absolutely no excuses for men to assault women. It does not matter if you are drunk, drugged or just in a bad mood, women deserve respect and have the right to feel safe at home.

This Friday is WHITE RIBBON DAY where we are reminded of the senseless violence against women, the mothers of our children, our sisters, aunties, friends and as a community we need to speak out and help protect those who get beaten up. The silence around domestic violence has to stop!

Beating up a woman is not a silly mistake that one regrets the next day but it is a violent crime for which there are no excuses whatsoever and ever!

Come to Kings Square on Friday November 25 between 8-12 am, where there will be guest speakers, live entertainment, free legal advise and stalls.

Show solidarity with women who get abused by their partners. It needs to stop NOW!

Roel Loopers

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FANTASTIC FREO FAMILY FOLK FESTIVAL

Posted in concert, family, fremantle, music by freoview on October 15, 2016

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What a lovely relaxed family atmosphere the Clancy’s Fish Pub management created at the first Fremantle Folk Festival.

The morning was very cold and pretty wet but it started to get a whole lot better from 1 o’clock on, so head out to Princess May Park for a lot of great music and fun.

Kalidad, one of my favourite groups, will be performing in the evening so don’t forget to paint your face.

Roel Loopers

FREO TREASURE HUNT FAMILY FUN

Posted in children, community, family, fremantle, western australia by freoview on October 2, 2016

Fremantle BID is offering great free school holiday activity that will engage the whole family and does not have to cost an arm and a leg while exploring our great city. The kids and (grand)parents won’t even realise they are exercising and that this fun day is good for their health!

The FREO TREASURE HUNT map will sent you all over Freo to businesses, historic places, etc. to collect ‘gold coins’ which are displayed in windows. There is even one in a cell at the Roundhouse kids!

There is also free activity at Kings Square and maps can be collected at local businesses, the City of Fremantle, etc. or contact BID on 9430 6504.

You can download the map at http://www.fremantlebid.com and http://www.fremantlestory.com.au

Roel Loopers

DON’T FORGET FIRST FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL

Posted in concert, family, festival, fremantle, music, western australia by freoview on September 22, 2016

It’s only three weeks away until the inaugural Fremantle Folk Festival will be held in Fremantle’s historic Princess May Park at Clancy’s Fish Pub, on Saturday the 15th of October, so this is a reminder to book your tickets fast!

The Festival aims to be an inclusive, family-friendly celebration of the music, arts, and culture at the heart of our unique port city.

This all-day event will include a large outdoor stage, as well as the iconic Clancy’s stage – fully decked- out with impressive lighting, visuals, decorations, roaming entertainers – the works!

There will also be a fully dedicated kids activity corner and delicious food from all around the globe – truly something for everyone.

Already confirmed are a huge line-up of local and international acts, including: Abbe May’s Gospel Choir, Donna Simpson (The Waifs) & Guests, The Sensitive New Age Cowpersons, Jordie James (San Cisco), Kallidad (NSW), The Gyuto Monks (Tibet), Carus Thompson, Lucy Peach, Maurice Flavel’s Intensive Care, The Galloping Foxleys, Ensemble Formidable, The Justin Walshe Folk Machine, The Durongs, Junkadelic, Todd Pickett, Dave Hyams, The Rogues, Billie Rogers and The Lost Quays (Sea Shanty Choir).

Tickets:
$55 Adults
$35 Youth (13-17) $20 Kids (5-12) Wee ones (0-4) Free

Tickets via Oztix, clancysfishpub.com.au and from the Clancy’s Venue. Pass outs available – conditions apply.
Doors open at 10am. Concludes at 10pm.

Visit the official website atfremantlefolkfestival.com.au Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/fremantlefolkfestival

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FREMANTLE FINE FAMILY FUN FATHERS DAY

Posted in family, fathers day, fremantle, western australia by freoview on September 4, 2016

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Fathers Days was well celebrated in Fremantle with lots of families in the parks, along the foreshore, on the beaches and in restaurants and cafes.

There were some good old-fashioned picnics going on at the Esplanade while in the Fishing Boat Harbour the yachties showed of their expensive investment.

Roel Loopers

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