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SUNNY START TO SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

 

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It’s a perfect start to school holidays in Fremantle with the sun shining and the sky blue. There are heaps of families all over town and many trying skating at Winter World on the Esplanade.

There is also a maritime conference at the Esplanade Hotel and because of that the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery next to the Roundhouse is open every day this week, so go and check out the great photos by Glen and the videos and jewelry by his wife Louse.

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OUT-FOX SCHOOL HOLIDAY BOREDOM AT SPAREPARTS PUPPET THEATRE

 

 

There is a new play on for the school holidays at Fremantle’s Spare Parts Puppet Theatre so make sure to take the kids there.

Fox, A landmark in Australian children’s literature becomes a truly unforgettable experience on stage in the next school holidays show from July 6-20.

Adapted from the award-winning book by Margaret Wild (Miss Lily’s Fabulous Feather Boa) and Ron Brooks (The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek)Fox tells the story of unlikely companions, Dog and Magpie, who team up after a bushfire, and what happens when an even unlikelier friend, Fox, the outsider, enters their lives.

Fox is a contemporary classic fable and like all great fables this extraordinary tale will resonate long after you leave the theatre. With the delightful fun-filled Dog, Fox’s villainy and Magpie’s love, children and adults alike will be drawn in to the story and find much joy and excitement.

This breathtaking collaboration between choreographer Jacob Lehrer, creative consultant Noriko Nishimoto, director Michael Barlow, and designer Leon Hendroff is brought to life on the stage through dance, digital projection and beautiful puppetry.

Award winning dancer, Rachel Arianne Ogle, one of Australia’s leading contemporary dancers, is Fox in all her ochre brilliance. Ogle’s athleticism as a dancer and spellbinding puppetry skill will captivate audiences, while Gala Shevtsov and Scott Galbraith will win hearts as devoted friends, Magpie and Dog.

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IT’S BEST MUM IN THE WORLD DAY

Posted in aboriginal, children, city of fremantle, family, mothers, mothers day, Uncategorized by freoview on May 12, 2019

 

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! to all those special mums out there.

It is too often forgotten how much you sacrifice for your child(ren) and that child birth often means that the career of a woman comes to a screeching halt.

It is especially demanding for single mothers to bring up children, so we salute you!

Many mothers care for their child(ren) at home until they enroll in school and often that means it is very difficult to get back into the work force and restart one’s career.

Those of us who no longer have a mum remember her fondly for the special home-cooked meals, and caring love.

Children sometimes take the dedication, nurturing and love of their mum for granted, so today all mums deserve to be spoiled rotten. Enjoy it.

And a special thought goes out to those Aboriginal mums whose child(dren) were taken away from them during the Stolen Generations times. My thoughts are with you!

Roel Loopers

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SOUTH FREMANTLE ROAD ‘IMPROVEMENTS’ NO ONE WANTED

Posted in accidents, cars, children, city of fremantle, family, local government, schools, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on April 22, 2019

 

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Traffic ‘improvements’ no one wanted have started in South Fremantle at the Hampton Road and Scott Street intersection. Right-hand turns are now permanently disallowed there.

The right-turn ban out of the shopping centre car park at Scott Street remains and that is also nonsensical because it means all cars going north need to exit at Lloyd Street where most of the issues are, but the exit there will somehow be improved as part of this expensive and useless exercise by the City of Fremantle.

Improving the crosswalk for students and parents of the Beaconsfield Primary School and local users was the aim of the extensive community consultation, but a handful of Councillors decided they knew better than the locals, their own staff and Mainroads experts and decided to do it their way.

I use the intersection several times a day on foot and in the car, so I am very familiar with the issues.

What a shame their is no higher authority to go to to get this stupidity overruled.

This and other matters will be discussed tomorrow, Tuesday April 23 at the South Fremantle Precinct meeting at The Local from 6.30pm.

Roel Loopers

FREO’S FUTURE CELEBRATES ESPLANADE YOUTH PLAZA

 

 

The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza skate and parcour park celebrated its fifth birthday today.

Great to see so many very young people attending and loving the exciting sport.

I was asked by a City of Fremantle officer why I had mentioned in a blog post early this week that the majority of new Fremantle Youth Network members are female. For two reasons. It is a fact, and I like it that in a time when political partied quarrel about female quotas Freo has a Youth Network with a lot of young women in it-and five young blokes as well.

Let’s not forget also that the 13-member Fremantle Council only has four female Councillors, so I am all for more women power!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE YOUTH PLAZA FIVE YEARS YOUNG

 

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The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza is five years young this weekend and that will be celebrated with a skating festival on Sunday the 14th of April from 12-5pm. This is part of WA Youth Week which runs from the 13th to the 20th of April.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said Youth Week had always been a popular event with young people, and this Sunday was shaping up to be a fantastic festival with a range of engaging and fun activities planned.

The family-friendly event will include a skateboarding competition in association with Skateboarding WA, slacklining and parkour workshops, fascinating virtual reality stations, live interactive street art, Hip Hop classes, market stalls, amusements, etc.

The new Fremantle Youth Network members will be at the EYP surveying the community, so come along and have your say.

The City’s Esplanade Youth Plaza provides many free skateboarding and parkour workshops throughout the year, and is known as one of the best youth facilities across the country.

For more information about EYP Festival 5.0, visit the What’s On page on the City of Fremantle’s website.

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CYCLE SCHOOL TODAY TO GIVE KIDS MORE CONFIDENCE

Posted in bicycles, bikes, children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on March 21, 2019

 

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BIKE WEEK is still on in Fremantle and today from 3.30-5.30pm the Cycle School at the Hilton PCYC will teach kids between 6-10 years how to improve their riding skilss and road awareness.

It is a free event, so hop on your bikes!

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MOOMIN TROLLS AT FREO SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE

 

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Spare Parts Puppet Theatre presents its  production of Moominpappa at Sea, an adaptation of celebrated Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson’s book, at its Fremantle Short Street theatre at Princess May Park from January 14 for the 2019 summer holidays.

Moominpappa at Sea follows a family of Moomin trolls who embark on a great adventure to find a new home on a rocky, windswept island far out to sea. As the Moomins explore the mysterious surroundings of their new island home, we get a unique opportunity to see the world through their eyes, and this adventure story of a family ‘at sea’ becomes a journey of self-discovery for us all.

This timeless and imaginative story is brought to life by the director and solo performer, Michael Barlow who draws you into the lives of these enchanting creatures as they face challenges with courage, humour and optimism.

Moominpappa at Sea is the eighth novel in the legendary Moomin series. Jansson’s witty and whimsical Moomin characters have captured the imaginations of millions around the world, inspiring movies, TV shows and theme parks, and even the naming of the asteroid, Moomintroll in 1995.

The season begins on January 14 and runs until February 2, with two shows daily at 10am and 1pm, Monday to Saturday (no shows Sundays or Public Holidays).

There are also three special evening performances on January 18 and 25, and February 1 at 6.30pm. At 45 minutes and suitable for ages five and above, Moominpappa at Sea is a charming and timeless show that will delight and inspire all ages to be more curious about the world around us.

Book online at http://www.sppt.asn.au or by calling 9335 5044.

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CLUECHASE A MYSTERY CHASE AROUND FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, family, history, Uncategorized by freoview on December 19, 2018

 

ESCAPEHUNT in Fremantle have got an exciting new outdoor game on offer, so go and check it out during the holidays.

ClueChase is an outdoor Escape room/treasure hunt experience in which teams of 2-6 people embark on a mission across the city of Fremantle, during which participants must complete a series of challenging puzzles and mysteries spread across the many historical sights and landmarks within Fremantle.

To complete all the task before time runs out participants must use the provided iPad and action pack to solve anything that gets thrown your way. But you must not forget; TIME IS RUNNING OUT

There are two great games!

Mindfall In Operation Mindfall you and your team of high level operatives are tasked with a top secret mission; to foil a sinister plot in which Spider plans to poison and control the minds of the local populace. You only have one and a half hours to complete your assignment or all will be lost.

Magic Portal The Magic Portals have been opened! You and your team have to race against time to close the remaining portals before its too late; before the monsters from the other side over run our world. Its estimated that you only have an hour before its too late so make sure you’re prepared to race against the clock.

Valued customers of Escape Hunt are offered the opportunity to get a discount and be among the first to experience ClueChase. If you use code C25 at checkout at cluechase.com.au you will get a 25% discount or call 0490539229.

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CIRCUS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FUN FOR KIDS

Posted in children, circus wa, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on December 14, 2018

 

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School holidays are starting so check out the activities at CIRCUS WA at Fremantle’s Princess May Park.

It’s the perfect spot for parents. Drop off the kids to learn circus skills such as juggling, aerials, tumbling, stilt walking, unicycling, etc. and have a relaxing break at Clancy’s Fish Pub next door. ; >)

For bookings and more info go to: http://www.circuswa.com

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