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?
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.”
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.
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!
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!
Saturday October 15 in Princess May Park at Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle!
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).
$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
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.
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
Fantastic to see so many families at the Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza skate park and the Winter Festival ice rink this morning, and the food stalls were also doing a roaring trade.
It also makes for happy trading in the Fishing Boat Harbour, so that is all good for the traders down that way and hopefully also for other cbd businesses.
The weather will be good for another few days so take advantage of it and head out to the Esplanade before the rain returns.