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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!

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HUGE FREO FUNDRAISING FIRE CONCERT

 

FAC fire concert

 

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!

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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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BIG CROWD ENJOYS ZYDECATS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, concerts, cultural, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 22, 2019

 

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No matter how long they have been around the ZYDECATS can still pull a big crowd, as was evident on Sunday afternoon at the Fremantle Arts Centre. The courtyard was packed full, and I have never seen so many people dancing at a Sunday session there.

The relaxed ambience and feeling of community gathering and connecting is what makes the Sunday Sessions at the FAC so special.

Roel Loopers

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ZYDECATS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE TODAY!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 22, 2019

 

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The ZYDECATS, one of Freo’s most favourite bands, is playing today at the FREE Sunday session in the lovely courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre.

It is going to be a relatively cool day, so perfect for some wild dancing on the invigorating tunes of Lucky Oceans and his mates.

Led by world renowned steel guitarist Lucky Oceans and featuring a who’s who of local music legends, Zydecats (WA) play swing, jump blues and rockabilly with finesse. Throw in a little rock and roll, country blues, soul and r&b and you know this will be one hell of a show!

It is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, bar and pizza bar will all be happy to serve you food and drinks, so forget the tedium of Christmas shopping and have some fun at the FAC instead!

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ART CENTRE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR THIS WEEKEND

Posted in art, christmas, city of fremantle, craft, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2019

 

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The Fremantle Christmas Bazaar is on again at Fremantle Arts Centre this weekend for its 40th year.

The three-day Bazaar features 50 of WA’s most talented designers and makers and is held in the lovely surrounds of FAC’s front garden.

With a bar, delicious food and DJs, it’s the perfect chance to pick up unique, quality Christmas gifts, find the finest jewellery, fashion, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork and textiles, and support local artists this festive season.

Bazaar opens this afternoon at 4pm and continues all day Saturday and Sunday from 9am–5pm.

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WONDERFUL SHAUN TAN PAINTINGS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, BOOKS, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on November 25, 2019

 

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There is an exhibition of wonderful paintings by Shaun Tan at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

The works are the original paintings for Tan’s most recent book Tales from the Inner City, which tells the story about the relationship between humans and animals.

There is also another good show Western Current with works by local artists which is well worth seeing.

I could not at all connect with the third show Preppers, which is about people all over the world preparing for the end of civilisation.  If I believed civilisation is about to end I’d order two cases of Grange Hermitage and drink myself into oblivion. ;>)

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WARDARNJI ABORIGINAL FESTIVAL TONIGHT

 

The annual WARDARNJI Aboriginal Festival is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre this evening from 6.30pm. Gates open at 5.30pm.

Aboriginal dance, music, food, is perfect for this warm Saturday evening, so don’t miss it!

Over 100 dancers will perform traditional Noongar dances as well as original, contemporary pieces which take you to the heart of our rich cultural history. Dance groups involved include Middar, Wadumbah, Kwarbah Djookian, Kwobidak Yok Kenning, Mungart Yongah, Koolangkas Kreate, Djiripin Djindas and Bigirrda Dancers.

A highlight of this year’s Wardarnji will be the Story of the Wargyl who weaved through the land in the Dreamtime and created our waterways in Noongar country. The story will be narrated and performed by a giant Wargyl puppet.

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QUIET READING CONTEMPLATION AT THE FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in book, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2019

 

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Books are one of the great pleasures in my life. I love escaping where my mind does not turn to other thoughts, and only reading books does that for me.

So when I noticed this man quietly reading in the hustle of the Fremantle Arts Centre, just before the Sunday courtyard music session started, I could not resist to take a photo, because it reminded me of the many photos taken of me when I was a child sitting somewhere in a corner reading a book.

Reading books inspired me to travel. Reading books made me aware of other cultures and countries, and reading books gave me the confidence to leave home and move to Germany, and many years later migrate to Australia.

Reading books by so many different international writers made me believe that most people on earth are good people, and nothing I have experienced in the 70 years of my life has changed that belief.

Read! It’s good for you!

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S BEST MARKET AND BEST MUSIC SESSION

 

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It is going to be a pleasant Sunday so start the day at the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College in Lefroy Road from 8am till midday, and after that make your way to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the free courtyard music session from 2-4pm that features JAMILLA and FEELS.

Jamilla (WA) combines haunting soul vocals, self-produced R&B beats and chill-wave synths to create a beautiful and seamless brand of nu-soul music. With an intense and captivating stage presence and emotive, politically charged lyrics, Jamilla expresses her appreciation for human vulnerability and invites you to experience hers.

Jamilla’s joined on this double bill by Feels (WA). Two dynamic women, one four-octave electronic marimba/xylophone, 11 different drum pads and up to six sticks hitting the triggers at any time – Feels are the boundary-pushing, award-winning duo who combine their training in classical percussion with a unique production style. They have been pioneering a whole new sound and setting the performance standard for live electronic.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will be open.

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