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FUN FREO DRAGONBOATS FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, fishing boat harbour, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on May 5, 2019

 

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Hundreds of people came out early on Sunday to watch the dragon boats regatta, which was part of the all day Fremantle Dragonboats Festival in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

It was fun to watch.

Roel Loopers

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PETER GRESTE AT FREO NOTRE DAME ON FAKE NEWS AND FALSE HISTORY

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, heritage, media, notre dame university, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

 

Renowned Australian journalist Peter Greste, who was a political prisoner in Egypt for a considerable time, will be the keynote speaker at Notre Dame University during this year’s Fremantle Heritage Festival.

Fake News and False History: The use and abuse of truth and lies will be the topic of Greste’s talk in Tannock Hall in Cliff Street.

The free event is on May 17 at 6pm and registrations are required at http://www.eventbrite.com.au

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

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The inaugural Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival will be held this coming Sunday May 5 in the Fishing Boat Harbour.  The free event will be on from 10am to 3pm.

The exciting racing will be presented in an atmosphere of pageantry and colour, music and Chinese culture.

Spectacle Dragon boat festivals are loud, colorful, and rich in tradition. The awakening of the dragon ceremony is over 2000 years old and gives the festival participant a snapshot of another culture. The beating of the boat drums, the clash of gongs, and the cheers of the spectators will provide a high octane energy throughout the festival venue!

The dragon boat has been a significant part of Chinese culture and today there are more than 50 million paddlers in China, and has become an international sporting attraction.

Taoist monks will perform the blessing of the waters and a unique eye dotting ceremony – dabbing red paint onto the eyes of each boat’s figurehead, which is said to awaken the dragons.

Come and revel in the festivities which will commence at 10am with a dragon boat regatta, onto sprint racing and the crowning of the winning team!

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO SUBURBAN FILM FESTIVAL IN MAY

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, entertainment, festival, local government, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on April 27, 2019

 

 

The Fremantle Suburban Film Festival is on in May on the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, to show that Freo is bigger and more than just the CBD, so make sure to support the great initiative.

It starts in the North Fremantle Community Hall on May 10 with the screening of Odyssey of the Half Safe, followed on the 17th in Sullivan Hall, White Gum Valley with the showing of Doing it Scared and Lowest to Highest.

On May 24 Seaside Donkey will be shown at the Samson Recreation Centre, and on May 31 Dugout is on at the Hilton PCYC.

Tickets can be booked at trybooking.com and more info is available on the Facebook page.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

ALL SMILES AT FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL

 

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Here just a few impressions of what Fremantle looks like during the Street Arts Festival. I did my back so could not stay on, but will shoot some more pics the next two days

Hundreds of people were wandering around the Cappuccino Strip well before noon, so not really sure why the performances there only start at 1pm, but a few lucky ones knew the entertainment did start on the Esplanade at 12.

Really good vibe around town, happy people and happy smiling children, and the sun was shining.

Come and enjoy the fun. It is on all day Sunday and Monday from midday!

Roel Loopers

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BAD FRIDAY CANCELS FREO STREET ARTS

 

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Winter-like conditions forecast for Good Friday are making it into a bad Friday for the Fremantle Street Arts Festival which has been cancelled, but only for Friday!

Fourteen degrees and 100% chance of rain, hail and storms means we can spend Good Friday at home and contemplate, read a good book, drink mulled wine, etc.

But do support those cafes which are open tomorrow please. Chalkys in the West End of High Street, The Attic in Bannister Street, Duck Duck Bruce in Collie Street, TLC in Wray Avenue and the Lumos Cafe in White Gum Valley.

Also open are Benny’s Bar, Sail&Anchor, Little Creatures, Mexican Kitchen, Cicerello’s, Bathers Beach House.

The Festival is of course on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and in a cashless society do stock up at an ATM to get money to give to the performers.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO’S EASTER STREET ARTS FESTIVAL IS FREE AND FUN

 

 

Only two more sleeps until the great Fremantle Streets Arts Festival will be on during the long Easter weekend with acts from all over the world entertaining the large crowds.

It’s all free, fantastic and very Freo, so make sure to come and enjoy it and try to see every performance over the four days.

The weather forecast of only 18 degrees and 90% chance of rain on Good Friday, according to BOM, is not good and might see the cancellation of that day’s events, but the rest of the long weekend looks pretty good, so plenty of time to wander around Freo, have fun, a nice meal and support our local traders!

Saturday  a chance of a morning shower, so that will be over by the time the SAF starts, and sunny forecast for Sunday and Monday, so no excuses.

And my yearly lament, City of Fremantle. Why are there no programs at the Roundhouse to hand out to visitors from interstate and overseas? I complain about that every year but it falls on deaf ears.

Roel Loopers

 

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HUNDRED SHOWS AT FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, Easter, entertainment, festival, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2019

 

 

The program for this year’s Fremantle STREET ARTS FESTIVAL is out so grab yourselves a printed copy at the City of Fremantle library or check it out on the Facebook page or City’s website.

The annual festival is on again during the Easter long weekend on April 19-22 and will showcase more than one hundred shows in four days from all over the world.

On the Easter menu are Cho Kairin from China, Bug N’Buzz from France, Welcome to my Head from Spain, Jaardu from India. Anatole and Pulet Crus also from France, Drawing Circus from South Korea, La Dolce Flamingo from the USA, Ready.Aim.Fire from Germany, The Sculptor Clown from Portugal, Nuptial Ropes from Switzerland, Rhythm from Japan, and many more.

Roel Loopers

 

 

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THE EPIC FREMANTLE MOONDYNE WALK

Posted in BOOKS, city of fremantle, culture, festival, heritage, history, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2019

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Sunday was a bit of an epic day for me following The Moondyne Walk as part of the Fremantle Fenians Festival. It celebrated the great escape 150 years ago by John Boyle O’Reilly from Fremantle Prison to Rockingham where he and other escaped Fenians boarded the whaling ship Catalpa and sailed to Boston,USA.

Moondyne is probably the first novel ever written about Western Australia.

75 readers each read a part of the book in one of the 16 locations around Fremantle.

I started my day at 8 am the Fremantle Arts Centre and from there the Townhall, the moody Aardvark bar under the Norfolk Hotel, the Hougoumont hotel, B Shed, Maritime Museum, Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Roundhouse, Lionel Samson cellars and Kidogo Arthouse, where the festival finished with a concert with Lucky Oceans and many others, and where I finished my epic journey at 8pm.

What a fantastic way to celebrate Fremantle’s history with multicultural readers of the Moondyne book in some of our city’s great buildings.

Roel Loopers

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JOIN TODAY’S MOONDYNE WALK AROUND FREO

Posted in BOOKS, city of fremantle, culture, festival, history, Uncategorized by freoview on February 24, 2019

 

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The Moondyne Walk is under way and will be going all day around Fremantle, so all your lovers of history, Fenians, Irish, or prison break-outs, come and join the walk!

The event is part of this year’s Fremantle Fenians Festival where 75 volunteers read from the Moondyne book by John Boyle O’Reilly at 16 locations around Fremantle. See the map and times below!

150 years ago the big Catalpa escape was from Fremantle Prison when a group of Fenians fled to Rockingham, where they were picked up by the whaling boat Catalpa and sailed to Boston. It is a great story well worth reading up on!

I went at 8am to the Fremantle Arts Centre and will be going to a few different locations all day to take some more photos.

Roel Loopers

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