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GREAT FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festival, street arts festival by freoview on March 16, 2017

 

My personal favourite Fremantle festival the STREET ARTS FESTIVAL is on again over the Easter long weekend from April 13-17 all over the inner city.

It is a very international festival with artists from Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, Netherlands, USA, Canada, Lithuania, Sweden, New Zealand, and Japan.

The printed programs are available now from the Fremantle Library and also at the Roundhouse and you can check it out on the City of Fremantle website and festival Facebook page.

It’s all free and great family entertainment.

Let the fun begin!

Roel Loopers

UGLY FREO ROYALE FRINGE PROMOTION

Posted in art, culture, festival, fremantle by freoview on January 21, 2017

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Is this ugly fence promotion for Freo Royale really the appropriate way of advertising the great fringe festival?

Why put a well-designed promo at one end of the High Street mall but this ugly black eyesore at the other end?

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Roel Loopers

IMPRESSIVE FIGURES FROM FREMANTLE ANNUAL REPORT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, fremantle arts centre by freoview on December 5, 2016

The annual Electors Meeting of the City of Fremantle will be held next Monday December 12 so it is an opportune time to quote some figures from the City’s annual report.

  • Customer Service received 66,000 phone calls and 31,000 face to face enquiries.
  • The Library had 210,000 visitors who borrowed 200,000 items.
  • Over 30,000 people used the free Wifi services.
  • The Fremantle Leisure Centre had 456,924 visitors.
  • Street Art Festival attracted over 100,000 visitors.
  • Hidden Treasures Music festival had over 1,000 visitors each Thursday.
  • Fremantle Arts Centre had 69,961 visitors looking at exhibitions.
  • Sunday Music session at FAC attracted 19,821 visitors.
  • 8 concerts on the South Lawn of FAC had 21,566 fans.
  • Christmas Bazaar had 23,000 visitors.

And the good news is that the CoF Annual Report states that there are plans for “New Major Festival Events in 2016-17.”

Roel Loopers

 

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HAVE A HAPPY FREO SUNDAY!

Posted in community, east fremantle, festival, fremantle, markets by freoview on December 4, 2016

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It looks as if it is going to be a nice mild Sunday so enjoy what is on offer around Fremantle.

The Growers Green big Christmas farmers markets is on from 8-12, so not only perfect for buying yummy fresh produce and breakfast but also for XMass presents.

The Bazaar at the Fremantle Arts Centre is open from 9.30 and sells local art and craft, so head out there as well.

Last but not least is the George Street East Fremantle Fair from 1-7 pm today. Great community atmosphere, live entertainment, food, Chrissie presents, just relaxing fun.

And after that take the kids to watch the sunset behind the Rainbow sculpture.

Roel Loopers

 

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COME TO THE FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL TODAY!

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

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The weather is drastically improving so come and support the first FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL next to Clancy’s Fish Pub in Princess May Park on all day from 11 am today, Saturday!

Check out the line-up and come along for a day of fun and great music!

Roel Loopers

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FIRST FREO FOLK FESTIVAL TOMORROW!

Posted in concert, festival, fremantle, music by freoview on October 14, 2016

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There is a lot of activity at Fremantle’s Princess May Park where crews are setting up the stage and light towers for the Fremantle Folk Festival at Clancy’s tomorrow.

A great line-up of bands will keep the crowd on their feet from 10 am till late, and Kylie Wheatley of Red Tent Events, the Queen of Markets, is making sure there is plenty to eat with an international variety of food stalls.

Check out the bands on the Facebook page and book your tickets now!

Roel Loopers

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NOT FAR TO FIRST FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL

Posted in concert, event, festival, fremantle, western australia by freoview on September 27, 2016

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Saturday October 15 in Princess May Park at Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle!

 

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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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LAST NIGHT OF VERY FREO ECLECTIC MUSIC FEST

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, festival, fremantle, music, western australia by freoview on July 28, 2016

The Fremantle Hidden Treasures Music Festival is on again today for its last night this year. It is a very Freo event where old boozers and hiphoppers meet, where hippies dance with yuppies, and where baby boomers have a drink with the Selfie generation and where students meet workers. You might even find some Pokemon friends.

It’s diverse, eclectic, irreverent, multicultural, fun, and unique so if you haven’t been there the last three Thursdays, don’t miss tonight.

At the National Hotel you’ll find Bluegrass Parkway from 7.30 followed by Patient Little Sister at 9 pm and a special guest DJ from 11.15.

The funky old Buffalo Club has Elli Schoen from 8.15, followed by Southern River Band at 9.30 and The Floors at 10.45.

At Bar Orient The Spunlovers will be playing at 8 pm, from 9.15 pm it’s Squidfinger, and Human Buoy is on from 10.30.

Upstairs at the Navy Club is Morgan Bain from 9 pm and The Flairz Reunion from 10.15.

Last but not least you can enjoy the cavernous mood of the old PS Art Space warehouse in Pakenham Street with Golden Strings from 9.15, Sean O’Neill from 10.15 and Mei Saraswati from 11.15.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT MUSIC AT HIDDEN TREASURES TONIGHT

Posted in entertainment, festival, fremantle, music, western australia by freoview on July 14, 2016

The HIDDEN TREASURES Music Festival is on again this evening so head out to gorgeous High Street in the historic West End of Fremantle.

At the National Hotel the acts are David Craft, Timothy Nelson and a Special Guest DJ. Times 7.30, 9 pm and 10.45.

The Buffalo Club has Mt Mountain at 8.15 and Maurice Flavel’s Intensive Care at 9.30.

Bar Orient shows Salary, Verge Collection and Gunns. Times for the acts are 8 pm, 9.15 and 10.30.

At the Navy Club is the rare father and son performance of the famous Jim and Tom Fisher at 8 pm, followed by Stella at 9 pm and the Honey Riders at 10.15.

Around the corner at PS Art Space in Pakenham Street are Mathas and Beni Bjah with a one-off hip hop night that starts at 8 pm.

Tickets are only $ 15.00. http://www.fremantlestory.com.au/hiddentreasures

Roel Loopers

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