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KENYAN MUSIC AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE TODAY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2018

 

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If the sky does not open up and dump rain on Fremantle go and listen to MAIA&The Big Sky from Kenya, who are performing at the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4pm today.

The music is a blend of jazz, folk and soul where Maia tells stories of her African country in English and her native language.

She will be accompanied by Melbourne-based Black Jesus Experience, a Ethio-jazz band.

Roel Loopers

FUN FILLED FREO SUNDAY

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It’s a perfect Fremantle Sunday to do lots of things and connect with our community.

Start the day with our own Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road from 8am till midday.

From there up to Princess May Park where Clancy’s has put up Smoking in the Port with lots of BBQs, smokers, food tips and samples, chilli, etc. Starts at 11 am.

From 2-4 pm Bongziwe Mabandla will perform at the free Fremantle Arts Centre concert.

The South African has created a truly unmatched Afro-folk sound. Singing in both Xhosa and English, Mabandla fuses elements of hip-hop and dub with soul and traditional Xhosa music. With hypnotic vocals, heartfelt lyrics and beat-heavy grooves, he has the ability to move from melancholic melodies to crowd-surfing riot.

And from 5 to 9pm you can enjoy yourselves with the Harbour Sounds on the deck of the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay. Free entry.

Harbour Sounds at the Maritime Museum

Roel Loopers

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ART INSTALLATION JOB AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2018

 

Fixed-term part-time (until June 2020)

22.5 hours per week

Salary range $63,023 – $76,536 p.a. including 9.5% superannuation (paid on a pro-rata basis)

The City of Fremantle is seeking a highly organised and suitably experienced individual who can plan, implement and supervise the installation of exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

This important position reports to the Curator and Exhibitions Manager and will require you to demonstrate your developed skills and experience with all the practical and technical aspects of gallery installations.  You will be expected to bring creativity and flexibility to the role in addition to solid administrative, organisational and coordination skills.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Preparation of all technical aspects of exhibition installations.
  • Technical liaison with artists and curators as required.
  • Purchasing required install materials and equipment.
  • Arranging the freight of artworks.
  • Receive, condition report and store artworks.
  • Preparation of install schedules.
  • Engage and supervise casual installation staff, volunteers and contractors.

Appointment to this position will be dependent on your success in a similar or related role, your demonstrated supervisory skills and your experience in costing projects and managing budgets.  Ideally you will be tertiary qualified

Application Instructions:

Please refer to the information pack and application form attached. To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Mr Ric Spencer on 9432 9553

When you are ready to submit your application select the ‘apply for job button’ below.

Applications close: 5 pm Monday 19 February 2018

The City of Fremantle promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people.  The City encourages people of all ages and abilities, Aboriginal Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.

Attachments:
Information pack – Installations Coordinator.docx

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ENJOY THE PERFECT FREO LIFESTYLE

 

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There is a lot less humidity in Fremantle today after three rather unpleasant sticky days, so head out and enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

There is the monthly BIG Growers Green Farmers Market and craft market on at Lefroy Road till midday and it’s looking good back in the old location. YUM breakfast, fresh produce, bread, etc.

Hugh Jennings will be performing at the FREE Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday courtyard music session from 2-4pm.

Hugh played in seminal Perth bands Autopilot, End of Fashion, The Avenues, Bob Evans, Eskimo Joe and more. With his new band he’ll perform songs from his long awaited pop/folk debut album Hound.

And from 5pm the FREE Harbour Sounds concerts are on upstairs on the deck of the Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay.

Freo. Perfect one day, even better the next!

Roel Loopers

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FRUITS&VEGIES AND HOWLS

 

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There can be comfort in routine, so why not follow my Sunday routine with a visit to the Growers Green Farmers Market in the morning and then the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre in the afternoon.

Great breakfasts, fresh produce, bread, etc. at the Lefroy Road markets from 8 am till midday. Try some of the Dutch flavourites at the Treacle Treat stall of my friend Linda!

The Fremantle Arts Centre has Dan Howls on show from 2-4pm, who has quickly won fans with his dark blues guitar and gravelly vocals.

With a voice likened to Tom Waits, a new EP and a full band, come and see why Howls is generating so much buzz. He’ll be supported by local songwriter Ashby Ranson (WA).

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It’s going to be a perfect day to be out and about in Fremantle and connect with your community, so don’t be a couch potato!

Roel Loopers

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STELLA DONNELLY IMPRESSES BIG FREO CROWD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on January 15, 2018

 

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The Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard was jam packed full on Sunday afternoon when hundreds of people came to listen to upcoming star Stella Donnelly.

The eery doomsday light, created by the Mundaring bushfire, created a moody ambience that went well with the excellent songs and singing of the delightful young singer song writer.

It is fantastic to hear such outstanding local talent, who will no doubt have a great future in Australia and beyond.

Roel Loopers

HAVE FREO FUN BEFORE THE BIG WET TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2018

 

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BOM predicts that it will get very wet for a few days from late this afternoon, so make sure to go and enjoy the outdoors while you can today.

Tripl J UNEARTHED winner Stella Donnelly will be performing her emotive songs at the free Fremantle Arts Centre concerts from 2-4pm, supported by Mei Sarawati.

Stella’s emotive song writing and intriguing stage presence make her performances an unforgettable experience.

 

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The homely Growers Green Farmers Market is back at Lefroy Street from 8am till midday, so head out there for yummy breakfasts, coffee, breads, fresh produce, eggs, organic stuff, etc.

And it is the last day of the Fenians Fremantle Festival, so check out the events on their Facebook page. I hope the Hougoumont Street Dinner tonight will not be too wet.

There is a very good exhibition about the Fenians at the Fremantle Prison.

Roel Loopers

RANDA AND SOUL KINGDOM AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on January 7, 2018

 

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Randa and the Soul Kingdom are performing at the free Sunday music session in the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard from 2-4pm today.

Get ready for an afternoon of soul and big horns, funky rhythms and high-energy vocals.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar are all open and the weather is perfect, so see you there!

Roel Loopers

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NEW YEAR’S MUSIC AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 31, 2017

 

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Come celebrate the last day of the year and get rid of any ghosts at the free courtyard music at the Fremantle Arts Centre today.

BOOM! BAP! POW will be playing their Pop, Soul, Funk and Sass from 2-4pm today.

 

And tomorrow there is the New Year’s Day Concert

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The FAC promo reads:

LET’S ♥ 2018 WITH A SUPREMELY CHILLED EVENING OF SWEETNESS, MUSIC & LIGHT featuring AN INSPIRING BLEND OF LIVE REGGAE, SOUL, FUNK, AFRO, BLUES & WORLD RHYTHMS. It’s been 10 years now that we’ve been lucky enough to find ourselves in the sweet ritual of lazing around the lawns of the magical Fremantle Arts Centre on New Years Day and guaranteeing that we start the year with smiles, good times, respect and positivity. Being January 1 it is always the best show of the year so far and the perfect way to have a celebration that bypasses the New Years Eve buffoons, bozos and queues or to simply relax away the effects of your buffoonery from the night before. If you are doing a walk of shame there is no better destination than Fremantle Arts Centre late New Years Day afternoon to regain your sophistication and integrity and to relearn your hand-eye co-ordination and signature dance moves. It’s a cheap ticket with an exquisite selection of reggae, soul, funk, afro, blues grooves played live and with love by the best in town. It’s a great time with feeling. Don’t miss it!
SUNSHINE BROTHERS | SOUKOUSS INTERNATIONALE
OLD BLOOD | BAMBUSEAE RHYTHM SECTION
HOT FOOD, COOL MUSIC, COLD BOOZE, SOFT GRASS, SHADY TREES, GOOD TIMES, UNITY & COMMUNITY

Check out the Fremantle Arts Centre Facebook page for more details.

Roel Loopers

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HAVE A GREAT OLD FREO SUNDAY!

 

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It is going to be a rare cool summer Sunday in Fremantle today before a big bad storm is supposed to hit us this evening, so make the best of it while you can.

First cab of the rank must the the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market, that is a big one with craft and stuff for sale for Christmas, as well as all the organic and yummy fresh produce, breads, pastries, eggs, breakfast, etc.

And there is live music, the animal touch farm, fairies, face painting.

It’s is on from 8 am till midday at the South Fremantle Senior High School, that will be the new Fremantle College in the new year.

 

The East Pointers

 

From 2-4 pm the Canadian trio The East Pointers will perform at the free concert in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Relax with the celtic sounds of fiddle, banjo and guitar while listening to the heart-felt lyrics of the sorrows and joys of life.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will be open and the fantastic In Cahoots Aboriginal art show is also still on show.

Have a really great good old Freo day!

Roel Loopers

 

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