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A WIDE SPAN OF ART AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, fremantle, fremantle arts centre, western australia by freoview on February 4, 2017

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SPAN is an intriguing and diverse exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre. The show by Andrew Sunley Smith, Tanya Lee, Clyde McGill, Susanna Castleden and Olga Cironis opened last night and is well worth a visit.

Combine it with the Sunday Music Session in the courtyard tomorrow from 2-4 pm and you’ll have a great creative Freo afternoon.

Roel Loopers

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DREAMTIME HIP HOP AND DONNA SIMPSON AT ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre by freoview on January 29, 2017

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I am not sure what the weather is going to be like today as the rain did not arrive in Fremantle last night, so take the risk and head out to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the Sunday music session from 2-4 pm.

The Red Dirt Crew from the Norther Territory will perform hip hop, some in traditional language and about Dreamtime stories. This group comes from three remote communities, stretching 700 kilometres.

Also on this afternoon is our Freo songwriter folk singer Donna Simpson, so extend the One Day in Freo day into today and have some more fun!

Roel Loopers

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CHILL AT THE FREO ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MUSIC

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre by freoview on January 22, 2017

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The Sunday Music Sessions in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre are very popular. It is a great community event for young and old and the perfect spot for catching up with friends.

This afternoon from 2-4 pm The Dashleys will hook you in with their charismatic blend of rich pop harmonies, rhythm, blues and rock.

Opening the show is captivating indie-folk songstress Helen Shanahan.

This is a free event, the pizza oven will be on and the cafe and bar are open, so come along and bring some friends!

Roel Loopers

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BIG CROWD FOR KALLIDAD AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in concert, fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music by freoview on January 15, 2017

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High energy, invigorating NSW band KALLIDAD attracted a huge crowd at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The very young and young by heart were all there and soon on their feet to dance and clap in the rhythm of the masked musicians. Great fun for all and a perfect summer’s afternoon.

Roel Loopers

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INVIGORATING KALLIDAD AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in concert, fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music by freoview on January 14, 2017

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Don’t miss KALLIDAD at the Fremantle Arts Centre free Sunday Music Sessions tomorrow from 2-4!

I heard this group for the first time at the FAC and loved it. Their music has so much invigorating energy that I still must have been out of breath hours later.

The FAC writes: Witness the musical sorcery of Kallidad (NSW) as they combine flamenco virtuosity with thrash metal aggression, mariachi humour, tribal percussion and rock n’ roll attitude.

It is great to see kids coming to the performance with their face painted like the Kallidad musicians, so it is a musical and visual spectacle for old and young to enjoy. I’ll be there for sure!

But of course before that start your Sunday morning at the Growers Green Farmers Market on from 8-12.

Roel Loopers

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SUNDAY MUSIC SESSION AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, concert, fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on January 7, 2017

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The New Year has started so things are slowly getting back to normal.

The Fremantle Arts Centre will start this year’s Sunday Music Sessions in the courtyard tomorrow from 2-4 pm with jazz by the Aaron Spiers Group.

Next week will be big at the FAC with one of my favourite groups Kalidad playing there.

The Sunday sessions are free, the bar and cafe are open and a wood fired pizza oven is also on site.

And don’t forget the Growers Green Farmers Market at Lefroy Road tomorrow from 8-12 am!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FUN DAY SUNDAY

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Sunday is fun day in Fremantle and tomorrow will be a good day for music, but first things first and start the day at the Growers Green Farmers Market on Lefroy Road from 8am till midday. They have live music as well!

From 2-4 pm the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre with Luke Dux and Atomic Lunchbox is on.

The WAM Award-winner performs stripped back, acoustic versions of his extensive catalogue of solo tunes. Joined by a line up of talented musicians, be captivated by his moody lowdown blues style and intricate guitar work.

And from 5-7 there is Folk&Roots and a great sunset at J Shed on Bathers Beach and food van Flying Falafels will be there for dinner. This is also a free family event!

It should be a very good day of community fun, so I am looking forward to it!

Roel Loopers

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IMPRESSIVE FIGURES FROM FREMANTLE ANNUAL REPORT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, fremantle arts centre by freoview on December 5, 2016

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.”

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE LIGHTS UP FOR SUMMER

Posted in art, craft, festivals, fremantle, fremantle arts centre, growers green markets, markets by freoview on December 1, 2016

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It’s the start of summer and the best time to be in Fremantle, so get ready for a great weekend!

Tonight at 7 pm the Rainbow-Containbow sculpture at Beach Reserve will light up for the first time and that will become a permanent feature of the artwork, and tomorrow night Mayor Brad Pettitt will switch on the Christmas tree at Kings Square around 7.30.

Tomorrow is also the start of the art and craft BAZAAR at the Fremantle Arts Centre that will run all weekend, and on Saturday the South Beach Sunset Food Market starts from 5-9 pm and will run every Saturday till mid April.

On Sunday morning the all embracing lovely Growers Green Farmers Market is on from 8-12 at Lefroy Road and from 1 pm on the East Fremantle George Street Festival is on till early evening.

Staying at home this weekend is simply not an option. Get out and about, meet new people and embrace Freo’s community spirit!

Roel Loopers

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LIGHT AND HISTORY AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on November 20, 2016

 

There are two interesting new exhibitions on at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Light Geist is a show of light and projections by Ella Barclay, Sam Price and Ngamaru Bidu and Sohan Ariel Hayes.

The two fog boxes in the hallway are intriguing. Look for the swimmers!

Also on show is a collection of historic works by printer and collector Frank Norton. Some great paintings of Fremantle Port I had not seen before!

Roel Loopers

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