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HUGE CROWD AT 2018s FINAL ARTS CENTRE COURTYARD MUSIC

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 30, 2018

 

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I don’t think I have ever seen more people attending a Sunday music courtyard session at the Fremantle Arts Centre than today.

Young and old turned up in their hundreds for the last concert of the year, and are  still dancing the afternoon away on the hip swirling Congolese music of Soukouss Internationale. Great music! Great atmosphere!

The concert is still going till 4pm, so head out there fast! I had to leave early because hay fever won yet again. ; >(

Roel Loopers

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JoJo ABOT CONCERT AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on March 4, 2018

 

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Spoil yourselves this beautiful long weekend and head out to the Fremantle Arts Centre this afternoon to listen to JoJo Abot from Ghana.

The singer-songwriter is capturing attention worldwide with her experimental blend of electronica, afrobeat, jazz, neo-soul, house and reggae.

Her vocals are hypnotic and her presence is mesmerising.

The FREE concert is on in the lovely FAC courtyard from 2-4pm. The cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open and the WATER exhibition is still on and well worth seeing.

Roel Loopers

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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.

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MUSICIANS FOR MALAWI AT FLY BY NIGHT

Posted in charity, children, education, fly by night club, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2017

 

In 2015, Nola Formentin sold everything she owned in Fremantle and moved to Malawi in SE Africa. After an initial six months volunteering with an NGO, she was offered a job teaching music, swimming, art and environmental issues at a primary school near the city of Blantyre.

Nola now ants to raise money for Malawi at the Musicians for Malawi concert to be held at Victoria Hall on Saturday 5 August. Doors open 7pm and the night is run by The Fly By Night Musicians Club.

Headlining the evening will be Opera Australia’s Baritone Jose Carbo accompanied by David Wickham, supported by local opera singers Alexandra Bak, Jenna Robertson, Kelly Robertson, Helen Brown and Alessia Pintabona. The night then turns contemporary, with upcoming singer/songwriter Synaed Roche and The David Hyams Trio. Then finally, local country blues band The Suntones will have everyone dancing the night out! All artists are donating their time and talents for the evening. There will even be food available at the club. All proceeds go to Nola’s causes.

There are many NGOs around Blantyre in the south of Malawi. Nola has visited some that have touched her heart and she hopes to find donations to help them on their way. These include Morning Star JS Ministries, a locally run organisation that provides a safe and caring place for young men to gather and learn life skills.

They run a soccer team and need funding for uniforms and equipment, as well as rent for the clubhouse. The Jacaranda Foundation is an incredible school run solely for children affected by HIV/AIDS and has fostered some amazing talent both musically and artistically, sending students to summer schools in USA and Europe. The Fatima Centre is a small orphanage run by a retired English couple, fostering 25 orphans from their local village.

All these organisations are run entirely on donations and Nola would like to invite you to help her raise money to support these wonderful schools, which in turn will help educate and nurture these special children.

 

Tickets are available at www.flybynight.org or phone 9430 5208

Musicians for Malawi
Saturday 5 August
Doors open 7pm
Fly By Night Musicians Club
Victoria Hall 179 High St Fremantle

FREO SUPPORT TO BUILD SCHOOL IN TANZANIA

Posted in fremantle, scotch college by freoview on April 4, 2016

Congratulations to the students and PLC of Scotch College who had a fundraising event at Fremantle’s Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach last week. Owner Joanna Robinson had offered the gallery for free to Scotch to raise funds to build a school in the Tanzanian village of Matipwilli.

Many Freo inner city residents attended the event which raised over $ 13,000, so well done all!

 

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CARITAS MALAWI AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in fremantle, notre dame university by freoview on February 22, 2016

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Fremantle Notre Dame University is holding another Project Compassion 2015 event this Tuesday, February 23 at 6.30. Conversation with Martin Mazinga will be at the Tannock Hall on the corner of Cliff Street and Croke lane, opposite the Fremantle Herald.

Martin works with Caritas in the African country Malawi, so it will be interesting to hear his stories.

Refreshments from 6 pm for 6.30 start of the free event.

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FREMANTLE POTTER SHOWS ZAMBIAN BEAUTY

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on July 2, 2014

Fremantle potter Njalikwa Zongwe, who owns the Zinongo Gallery on Lefroy Street, is having an exhibition at Gallows Gallery in Glyde Street, Mosman Park. It opens tomorrow, Thursday July 3 at 6.30 pm.

To do research for this show Njalikwa went back to his birth country Zambia and workshopped with his native Ngoni tribe.

If you refuse to go north of the mighty Swan river, check out the Zinongo Gallery in Lefroy Street. It’s just up from Hampton Road.

Roel Loopers

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THE WORLD OWES THESE GIRLS AN EFFORT TO SAVE THEM!

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 6, 2014

I don’t understand the world. There is an international effort that costs a huge amount of money to find a crashed plane with dead people, but none to find 200+ Nigerian teenage girls kidnapped by religious morons. These girls might be raped, sold off as slaves or ‘wives’ and the international powerful world sits on its arse, probably because they are only poor and black and from a third world country, and nothing really special?

It disgusts me!!

Roel

FREO ANGEL SUPPORTS GENOCIDE SURVIVORS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 27, 2012

There are remarkable people in the world and some of them live in Fremantle. Take Freo counsellor Kim O’Meara, also known as Angel Kimmy, who has spent a long time in the central African country of Rwanda, working with genocide survivors, AIDS sufferers, and people who endure extreme poverty there.

Kim encouraged healing and laughter through the Clay therapy as part of the Laugh W.A. Counselling Volunteers Club.

Kim is also co-author of a book in the making with Sophia College director Dr.Patricia Sherwood, so stay tuned for that.

Support Kim and CVC by joining them on Facebook and vote for them to receive international recognition for the great work they are doing. Check them out here.

Roel Loopers

EXCHANGE FIREWORKS FOR FOOD

Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 29, 2012

Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi‘s call that this year’s Australia Day fireworks could be the last one is a good one, and Fremantle should also consider an alternative to fireworks to celebrate Australia Day in the future.

Most people like fireworks, especially the Chinese, who produce most of them, but for me it seems obscene to explode millions of dollars worth of crackers, while in many parts of the world people have nothing to eat. Three million babies under the age of five die each year from malnutrition, and the money spent on our fireworks could feed the people in the Horn of Africa for a considerable time.

I believe it is almost indecent that we here in Australia just have fun for half an hour in most capital cities, to celebrate the beginning of our nation, without considering how much better the money could be spent, and how much better we all might feel because of it.

The global village is not just a catch word, but a duty of care for our brothers and sisters all over the planet!

Roel Loopers

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