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GO TO HELL FREMANTLE!

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 1, 2020

 

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Highway to Hell is on TODAY Sunday March 1 — the 40th anniversary since original AC/DC front man Bon Scott was laid to rest at Fremantle Cemetery.

I am really looking forward to this fantastic Perth Festival event and have no doubt that even many Christians will prefer the Highway to Hell over heaven today. Who knows, maybe ScoMo’s Hillsong will change their name for the day to Hellsong. ;>)

The Fremantle part of it is under the Rainbow container artwork  from 4-9.30pm

From 4pm, more than 130 free community activities and events will span 10km of Canning Highway, which will be closed to traffic from 1pm to 11pm, to create the world’s longest stage and Perth’s playground for the day. Key crossroads remain open.

A large starter’s bell (supplied by John Taylor & Co, the same company that made the original AC/DC Hell’s Bell) will ring out at 5pm to send the trucks on their way from Applecross to Fremantle. On board, a mix of local and international acts will belt out their versions of AC/DC classics.

The family friendly event includes roving street performers, high-voltage performance poets, community choirs, dance troupes, kids activities, meal offerings, music and art exhibitions.

There will be entertainment along the highway, with the program split into four key zones:

  1. The Canning Bridge zone — Canning Bridge to Riseley Street, Applecross
  2. The Tompkins Park Zone — Tompkins Park, Alfred Cove
  3. The Valley Zone — Stock Road to Petra Street, Palmyra
  4. The Rainbow Zone — May Street, East Fremantle to the Rainbow between the bridges in Fremantle 

Connecting all the zones will be the ‘hit parade’ of trucks with their mobile stages decked out as Aussie icons — including a giant sausage roll.

The City of Fremantle will be running free shuttle buses to and from the East Street Jetty to the Freo train station and the Esplanade before and after the event.

See you all there!

Roel Loopers

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SO MUCH ON OFFER IN FREO TODAY!

 

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It’s going to be busy in gorgeous Fremantle today, with something on offer for everyone.

The St Jerome Laneway Festival is on the Esplanade from 10am till 9pm, and the first game of the season is on for the women Fremantle Dockers footy team against Geelong at Fremantle Oval. This is a free event!

At the Fremantle Arts Centre the free courtyard music session is on from 2-4pm with Harry James Angus, and there are some very good new art exhibitions on show as well.

From 4pm it is time to head out to Victoria Quay for  the free Sunset Dub Club and Food Trucks at B Shed with DJ’s, food, bar, silent disco for the kids, etc.

And just down the road at the Maritime Museum is the also free Harbour Sundays music event from 4pm. Both events are great to also watch the sunset and the activities in the port.

The sun is out, the humidity gone, so enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FALLS FESTIVAL A BIG EVENT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, festival, fremantle oval, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2019

 

Fremantle will be invaded by thousands of the young and beautiful next weekend when the FALLS FESTIVAL is on at Fremantle Oval and surroundings on January 4 and 5. The first concert of the new year and decade!

The organisers are expecting 15,000 people per day on Saturday and Sunday so that will be a big event in the centre of our city.

Some carparks in the area will be closed, so check out websites and Facebook pages.

The lineup is:

Now that I live only three hundred metres from Freo Oval I’ll probably have a free weekend of music. It’s that or earplugs, depending on the act. ; >)
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REUSABLES AT GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL

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At the East Fremantle GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL two weeks ago all food & beverage vendors were required to use GO2CUP in an effort to reduce unnecessary waste at the very popular annual festival

GO2CUP supplied over 20 vendors with reusable cups, plates and cutlery which were then placed in allocated bins to be washed and used again at other events. Over 9,000 reusable items were used on the day!

Approximately 9,500 people came along to the event with only 300 – 400kg of waste being collected for the whole day!

The Town of East Fremantle is very grateful to all volunteers who kindly assisted at the bins stations, including members from the East Fremantle Junior Football Club, WREN and Recycle Right WA.

Well done everyone. Great effort!

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MAKE IT A FREO COMMUNITY SUNDAY

 

 

It is going to be a very pleasant Sunday so enjoy all the community events that are on.

The FREO FARMERS MARKET at Fremantle College is on from 8am till noon, there is the national Aboriginal NATION DANCE at 10am on the lawn at South Beach, and from 11am on the lovely George Street East Fremantle Festival is happening, so get out there and be part of it!

Roel Loopers

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BIG CROWD ENJOYS FREO’S ABORIGINAL FESTIVAL

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, festival, indigenous, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 16, 2019

 

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It was packed full at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Saturday evening for the Wardarnji Aboriginal Festival. It was pretty moorditj-deadly, as our Noongar friends say.

There were a lot of great young, and a bit older, dancers, good music, and a nice relaxed ambience where our indigenous culture and Australia’s multiculturalism was showcased at its best.

This old fella  had a big day on our hottest November day on record, and I was too tired to stay on all evening, so here just a few impressions of the first hour of the great event.

Roel Loopers

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WARDARNJI ABORIGINAL FESTIVAL TONIGHT

 

The annual WARDARNJI Aboriginal Festival is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre this evening from 6.30pm. Gates open at 5.30pm.

Aboriginal dance, music, food, is perfect for this warm Saturday evening, so don’t miss it!

Over 100 dancers will perform traditional Noongar dances as well as original, contemporary pieces which take you to the heart of our rich cultural history. Dance groups involved include Middar, Wadumbah, Kwarbah Djookian, Kwobidak Yok Kenning, Mungart Yongah, Koolangkas Kreate, Djiripin Djindas and Bigirrda Dancers.

A highlight of this year’s Wardarnji will be the Story of the Wargyl who weaved through the land in the Dreamtime and created our waterways in Noongar country. The story will be narrated and performed by a giant Wargyl puppet.

Roel Loopers

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CONTAINER SHOW FOR FREMANTLE BIENNALE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festival, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on October 29, 2019

 

 

 

The exhibition ‘Container – the Box that Changed the World’ opens this Saturday. It’s one of many Fremantle Biennale 2019 events. It is free and will be a highlight on Victoria Quay from November 2019 to March 2020

The exhibit is housed in six highly-modified and colourful shipping containers and attracted more than 70,000 people when it was operating at Sydney’s Darling Harbour recently.

It’s a  free travelling exhibition about shipping containers and their massive contribution in today’s society. The interactive, solar-powered, exhibition is housed in six colourful and modified sea containers, with each container telling the story of a different aspect of how sea containers are used and their impact on our lives. You can walk into the containers and read all about how these steel boxes impact our lives.

It relates the history of stevedoring and the emergence of containerisation, how containers move around the world, their environmental aspects, and how they impact people’s lives every day at home or in the workplace.

The exhibition was created by the Australian National Maritime Museum. The six containers will be spread, breadcrumb-style, between the WA Maritime Museum and B Shed.

Principal sponsors of the exhibition are Fremantle Ports, the WA Maritime Museum and the Freight and Logistics Council of WA. Major sponsors are Qube and Intermodal Group, with support from the City of Fremantle.

Neil Stanbury the manager External Affairs at Fremantle Port said: “It’s terrific to be able to present such a great exhibition, right on the harbour, in the 50th year since the international container trade started in Australia, right here in Fremantle.”

“We are, by a number of measures, the most efficient container port in Australia, with the fastest crane rate, best truck turnaround time and we put a higher percentage of containers on rail than anyone else, so Fremantle Ports prides itself on its container operations and this exhibition tells a whole other side to the container industry that the public don’t see, or often think about. We think it’s going to be a big hit with the public this summer.”

“Fremantle Ports’ goal is to enliven Victoria Quay and the Container exhibition is going to be one of our summer lynch-pins in that.”

Roel Loopers

 

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NEW PORT TOURIST RESORT FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in accommodation, art, city of fremantle, culture, festival, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on October 27, 2019

 

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Fremantle will have an all new one star tourist resort on the South Mole as part of the Fremantle Biennale, which starts this coming Friday.

Jesse Lee John is The Republic of Bayswater and created the South Mole Resort concept of bungalows, a tourist shop, spa and museum at Fremantle Port. Meals and entertainment are included in the accommodation price.

Limited vacancies so book your bungalow asap on the Fremantle Biennale website.

Check out all the other events there and on Facebook.

Roel Loopers

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WIDE ANGLE FILM FESTIVAL A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON DISABILITY

Posted in city of fremantle, disability, festival, health, Uncategorized by freoview on October 7, 2019

 

The Wide Angle Film Festival is coming to Fremantle this weekend and will be held at the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay.

Screening on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October at the WA Maritime Museum, the WAFF presents a series of award–winning Australian and international short films reflecting the lived experience of people with disability.

The public program features animation, live action, drama, comedy and documentary films, while the children’s program includes productions from preschoolers, primary school students and collaborations between children under 12 and professional filmmakers.

Saturday’s program will be screened with audio description, while Sunday’s program will have open captions. Sensory screening kits or kits for people with anxiety and post–traumatic stress disorder are available on request.

The Wide Angle Film Festival plays an important role in raising awareness about the need for cinema access for people with disability.

All of the films are fully accessible for people who are deaf or hearing impaired, blind or vision impaired and for people with epilepsy, autism and other sensory disabilities. It’s not just the accessible inclusions which make this Festival so special; the stories told in the films reflect the diversity of our community and bring honest perspectives of people with disability to the wider public.

The children’s program is screening at 10–11am, followed by the public program at 11.30am–12.30pm, on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October in the WA Maritime Museum’s Australia II Gallery. All screenings are free of charge, however bookings are recommended.

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