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CALL FOR BETTER VQ FISHING BOAT HARBOUR CONNECTION

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, development, local government, tourism, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on November 27, 2019

 

There is an interesting opinion piece by URBIS director Kris Nolan in today’s West Australian.

Nolan writes that Fremantle Council is on the right track with its push for more inner city development, but he laments, like so many of us have done for years, the missing connectivity between Victoria Quay and the Fishing Boat Harbour.

I am one of many in the Freo community who does not understand that that link is not a priority for Fremantle Council, that constantly talks about the need for more activation of the West End.

Nolan also points out that there is a lack of young people in the CBD and that Council should address that, which it has to a certain degree with the planned stunning new playground at Kings Square. One should also not underestimate the impact the closure of Hungry Jacks on the Cappuccino Strip has, that attracted a lot of young people.

So what would Fremantle’s Youth Council like to see in the inner city?

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE YOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, creative, hospitality, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

Oct 3 Youth Open Mic

 

The Fremantle Youth Network is holding a Open Mic Night at the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Wednesday October 3 from 5-9pm.

Comedians, Poets, Singers, Story tellers and others are invited to share their thoughts.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE SHOWCASES YOUNG ARTISTS

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on September 26, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle’s 25under25 Art Award returns this Friday 27 September at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Henry Street with an exhibition from emerging Western Australian artists aged between 14 and 25.

Now in its eighth year, 25under25 celebrates the strength and vibrancy these young artists bring to our creative community, as well as provides them with valuable, professional exhibition experience to help guide their art careers.

25under25 coordinator Sheridan Coleman said this year’s 25 selected artists received industry–level professional development at an installation and art writing workshop in the lead up to the exhibition at Moores Building.

“We help them start to think about the whole practice of exhibiting, including booking a venue, marketing, design and thinking very carefully about what techniques should be used to install their artwork. All this contributes to how a gallery visitor will connect with the artwork they’ve created.”

The Art Award winner will receive $1500 cash and a four-week studio residency at Fremantle Arts Centre, while the winner of the Highly Commended prize will receive $500 cash and a portfolio mentorship with Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Ric Spencer. The People’s Choice Award – voted by the public over the course of the exhibition – will receive a $250 art materials pack from Jacksons Drawing Supplies at the end of the exhibition.

The 25under25 Art Award opening night kicks off at 6pm this Friday 27 September. The exhibition is open daily 8am–4pm, and runs from Saturday 28 September–Sunday 6 October. The opening night and exhibition are free entry and open to the public.

For more information about the 25under25 Art Award, visit the City of Fremantle’s website.

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FUTURE TREASURES CONCERT FOR THE UNDER 18TH

Posted in children, city of fremantle, concert, culture, fremantle festival, music, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on July 17, 2019

 

Future Treasures

 

Hey parents, this is the perfect event to get the bored teenies out of the house for a few hours. The UNDER 18TH ONLY FUTURE TREASURES concert is on this evening at 5pm at Freo.Social on Parry Street.

A great line up of Carla Geneve, Farraday’s Cage, Phoneline Valentine, Mali Jose&Oskar, Royal Milk, Isaac Smalley, Dog Food, Sofia Hourani and Daisy Laing.

The event is part of the 10 Nights in Port Fremantle Festival. Check out the Freo.Social Facebook page for ticketing and other details.

Roel Loopers

LIONESS BACK IN FREMANTLE PORT

 

Leeuwin

 

Nice to see the training ship STS Leeuwin II back at berth at B Shed in Fremantle Port after she was up north at Geraldton for a few months.

Welcome back home!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE ART AWARD FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on May 29, 2019

 

Now in its eighth year, the City of Fremantle’s 25under25 Art Award continues to provide quality exhibition experience to early career artists and to celebrate the strength and vibrancy that young artists bring to the WA creative community. The Award is open to all West Australian artists aged 14 to 25 years.

PRIZES

First Prize | $1,500 cash prize and a four-week residency at the Fremantle Arts Centre

Highly Commended | $500 cash prize and a portfolio mentorship with Fremantle Arts Centre curator Dr Ric Spencer

People’s Choice Award | art materials and Moore & Moore cafe prize pack

EXHIBITION

The 25 selected finalists will exhibit their artworks at The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery from 28 September – 6 October 2019. Prize winners will be announced on opening night, Friday 27 September 2019.

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY

Applications open: Entries OPEN NOW

Applications close: 4pm, Monday 29 July 2019

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FREO’S FUTURE CELEBRATES ESPLANADE YOUTH PLAZA

 

 

The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza skate and parcour park celebrated its fifth birthday today.

Great to see so many very young people attending and loving the exciting sport.

I was asked by a City of Fremantle officer why I had mentioned in a blog post early this week that the majority of new Fremantle Youth Network members are female. For two reasons. It is a fact, and I like it that in a time when political partied quarrel about female quotas Freo has a Youth Network with a lot of young women in it-and five young blokes as well.

Let’s not forget also that the 13-member Fremantle Council only has four female Councillors, so I am all for more women power!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE YOUTH PLAZA FIVE YEARS YOUNG

 

EYP

 

The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza is five years young this weekend and that will be celebrated with a skating festival on Sunday the 14th of April from 12-5pm. This is part of WA Youth Week which runs from the 13th to the 20th of April.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said Youth Week had always been a popular event with young people, and this Sunday was shaping up to be a fantastic festival with a range of engaging and fun activities planned.

The family-friendly event will include a skateboarding competition in association with Skateboarding WA, slacklining and parkour workshops, fascinating virtual reality stations, live interactive street art, Hip Hop classes, market stalls, amusements, etc.

The new Fremantle Youth Network members will be at the EYP surveying the community, so come along and have your say.

The City’s Esplanade Youth Plaza provides many free skateboarding and parkour workshops throughout the year, and is known as one of the best youth facilities across the country.

For more information about EYP Festival 5.0, visit the What’s On page on the City of Fremantle’s website.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE’S ALMOST FEMALE NEW YOUTH NETWORK

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, politics, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on April 10, 2019

 

Youth Network

 

Fifteen young people have come together to form the City of Fremantle’s new Fremantle Youth Network. I assume this replaces the Fremantle Youth Council of which little was heard since it was established.

It is nice to see that Fremantle again shows leadership with the majority of the Youth Network members being female, but there is the token bloke somewhere hidden among them

Young people with a connection to Fremantle through their home, school or work were invited to apply and have their say on youth community issues.

The inaugural group, comprising members aged between 12-19 years from Fremantle College, John Curtin College of the Arts, Notre Dame University, Curtin University and other schools outside Fremantle, held their first meeting on 25 March.

City of Fremantle Community Development Director Fiona Hodges said the Fremantle Youth Network would play an important role in facilitating consultation between Council and young people in the community.

“I applaud the group’s members for their willingness and enthusiasm to take part in this community process and help inform the City on youth perspectives,” Ms Hodges said.

“The City is committed to listening and reflecting on their feedback, and collaborating to create a more connected youth community.”

EYP

With WA Youth Week (13-20 April) looming, the Fremantle Youth Network has hit the ground running and immersed itself in one of the biggest events the City hosts for young people.

The EYP Festival 5.0, held on Sunday 14 April, is the City’s official event during Youth Week and celebrates the Esplanade Youth Plaza’s fifth birthday.

Roel Loopers

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SCHOOL STUDENTS CLIMATE STRIKE ON FRIDAY

 

school strike

 

It is THEIR FUTURE and they have every right to tell procrastinating politicians who are in denial about global warming that they demand more and immediate action!

So high school students will strike for a safe climate this coming Friday March 15 to get together for a march from St George’s cathedral in Perth from 11am to 1pm.

Non students are of course welcome to join the protest march.

Roel Loopers

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