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FREO ARTS CENTRE MUSIC CANCELLED TODAY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 15, 2020

 

The Sunday music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre today has been cancelled due to the coronavirus scare and need for the community to stay away from mass gatherings.

Cancelled: Sunday Music: Colab + Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

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A LOT OF FREEO ON OFFER THIS SUNDAY

 

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Summer is almost over so make sure to go out and about in Fremantle today and enjoy this beautiful Sunday. There is so much on offer that one does not need to get bored, or has to spend a lot of money, as there are heaps of free things to do.

The Freo Farmers Market is on at Fremantle College till midday, the Sculpture at Bathers is on all day at Bathers Beach, with coloured lights illuminating the bush at night.

The traditional Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard music session is on from 2-4pm with R&B, blues and soul by Pugsley Buzzard, and also on, for the last time this season, are the Foodtrucks at B Shed and the concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum. Both start at 4pm.

And the sight of the massive Majestic Princess cruise ship in port will no doubt impress the kids, so go for a wander and appreciate how special Freo is!

Roel Loopers

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A FREO SUNDAY FULL OF LIFE

 

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It is going to be a gorgeous day in the best port city in the world, so make sure to take advantage of all that is on offer today.

Of course start the day at the Freo Farmers Market at Fremantle College, which is open till midday.

Then off to Bathers Beach for the Sculpture at Bathers exhibition, and from there to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the free courtyard music session from2-4pm. Gordon Koang is one of South Sudan’s biggest popstars, so bring your dancing shoes!

Then head of to the port where at Victoria Quay there are Foodtrucks in B Shed with DJs and a great ambience. And at the Maritime Museum the free concert is on from 5pm with Lorraine Cliiford, The Lost Quays and Dan Howls.

Have fun. I’ll see you around. ; >)

 

Roel Loopers

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SO MUCH ON OFFER IN FREO TODAY!

 

Harbour Sundays

 

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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AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT JOHN PRICE SIDDON SHOW AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 8, 2020

 

 

Whatever you do, and if you don’t see another art exhibition this year, do not miss the amazingly sublime show by John Prince Siddon at the Fremantle Arts Centre!

Siddon’s show is totally contemporary and absolutely Aboriginal. I was blown away when I walked into the big gallery this morning, because I had never seen Siddon’s  work before.

Beautiful paintings and 3D objects, on skulls and kangaroo skins. It so beautiful, so intense, and beyond anything I have seen before. I am still mesmerised just looking at the photos I took.

John Price Siddon is a Walmajari man who is based in Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of WA and the show is part of the Perth Festival.

In the smaller gallery they show paintings by Gooniyandi man Janangoo Butcher Cherel, and that brought a tear to my eyes, as Butcher was a good old mate who showed me his country when I visited in the mid 1990s.

I’ll never forget the night of talking with him at the Fitzroy Inn, and I had  a couple too many to drive him to Muludja community where he lived, so we shared my small room in the hotel, where Janangoo sang songs in language and translated his stories for me.

Butcher was a gentle law man and a very fine artist and I will always miss him.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO FIRE AID CONCERTS RAISE $ 650,000

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, community, fremantle arts centre, fundraising, Uncategorized by freoview on February 3, 2020

 

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I have not received official figures from the Fremantle Arts Centre, but the West Australian reported today that the two FIRE AID concerts on the weekend raised over $ 650,000 for the victims of the bushfires in the eastern states. That is massive!

A big thank you to all the artists and all the crew behind the scenes who gave up their time to support those who were affected by the awful fires. THANK YOU!

Roel Loopers

TERRIFIC TOBY AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 25, 2020

 

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There is a very special treat at the Fremantle Arts Centre this Australia Day Sunday.

Toby is so much more than your average singer-songwriter. She is a foot stomper, a passionate, raw, cheeky and powerful performer playing a mix of soul, blues, folk, rock and a splash of gypsy hick.

She powers through each live performance with her own lyrical talent and fierce, dynamic vocals, with audiences revelling in the genuine honesty of both her songwriting and her performance. Her live performance is a treat.

The FREE courtyard concert under the lovely trees is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, bar and pizza bar are all open.

Roel Loopers

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SECOND FIRE AID CONCERT AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, concerts, fremantle arts centre, fundraising, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 11, 2020

 

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Great news for all who missed out on tickets for the FIRE AID concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre on January 31. The musicians have agreed to do a second show on February 1.

John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco will all be at the second show, but Carla Geneve will stand in for Stella Donnelly.

Get your tickets for this great fundraising concert TODAY!

Roel Loopers

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HUGE FREO FUNDRAISING FIRE CONCERT

 

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It is amazing that so many people from all over the world are donating for the bushfire victims, and the entire city of Fremantle seems to have mobilised with many fundraising events.

There is a concert at the Port Beach Bar on the 12th from 1-7pm, all the bar profits of the South Freo Percy Flint bar on the 12th will also go to the fire victims, the Navy Club will also have a concert on the 24th, and there is heaps more going to happen all around Fremantle.

One of the biggest fundraisers no doubt will be the concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre on January 31 with John Butler, the Waifs, San Cisco, and Stella Donnelly. Tickets at FAC.OZTIX.COM.AU

We can all be proud to live in a city where the community really cares about others! Well done all who are given their time and for all the many donations!

Roel Loopers

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BOSSA NOVA BABY AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concert, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2019

 

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It is going to be a nice cool, cloudy but fine day, the kind of weather they call heatwave in the UK, so too cold for the beach maybe but perfect for the Sunday Music Session in the lovely courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, that features Juliana Areias

Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby is a Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter who brings a new edge to traditional Brazilian rhythms. She creates a colorful Latin-jazz fusion which is taking the Australian and the international music scene by storm.

The show is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open.

Roel Loopers

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