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FOUR YEARS OF DELIGHTFUL STRANGE COMPANY

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 23, 2019

 

Strange Company

 

Strange Company is a gorgeous very Freo bar and one of my favourites, because it just has the right cosy feeling for me.  On Sunday August 25 it will be celebrating it’s fourth birthday and that will be a lot of fun from noon to midnight.

Festivities are happening all day long, with the much loved pop-up wood-fired pizza oven and alfresco bar kicking things off early from 12 midday

Live music will be flowing from 2.30pm all-the-way through till midnight including Justin Walshe Folk Machine, the Dave Brewer Band Deluxe Combo and a series of resident Strange DJ’s

There will also be plenty of free fun and games fit for the whole family, as the team behind the bar bring you a Sunday session in true ‘Carnie-Style’ including a photo booth, vintage circus staff and a popcorn machine for young and old to enjoy.

Strange Company is at 5 Nairn Street, Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

THE VALLEY COMMUNITY CELEBRATES SULLIVAN HALL

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, recreation, Uncategorized by freoview on August 12, 2019

 

 

Sullivan Hall in Fremantle’s White Gum Valley celebrated its 60th birthday on Sunday and the community turned out in droves.

The weather was perfect to share memories about the old hall, that it started when parents wanted a hall for the Girl Guides Association and collected money for building materials.

The hall official opened in 1959 but was enlarged in 1962 when community members raised ten shillings per family.

The hall has been used for weddings, birthdays, engagements, balls, discos, dancing, yoga, meditation and karate, and more.

The White Gum Valley dancers have been using Sullivan Hall since 1961.

Sunday’s celebrations included a choir, racing pigeons, children activities, pipers, etc.

Great to watch a community coming together and sharing.

Roel Loopers

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SULLIVAN HALL 60TH BIRTHDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, history, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2019

 

Sullivan Hall

 

SULLIVAN HALL in Fremantle’s White Gum Valley is celebrating its 60th birthday tomorrow, Sunday August 11

1.00pmHall opens
1.45pm Pipers from the Fremantle Sailing Club Pipe Band.

2.00pm Welcome to Country – Marie Taylor
2.10pm Introduction – MC Juliet Marchant
2.10pm Children’s activities commence in outside tents

2.15pm Glyde In Singers – songs of the sixties
2.30pm History of Sullivan Hall – Stephanie Jennings

2.45pm White Gum Valley Square Dancers demonstration

3.20pm Men of the West – traditional Georgian singing

3.25pm Sixties singalong with the Glyde In Singers

3.40pm Cutting of the birthday cake
3.50pm Racing pigeon release
4.00pm Thanks, cake and conversation

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FREO FEDERAL HOTEL LANEWAY PARTY

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 16, 2018

 

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The Fremantle Federal Hotel in William Street is celebrating their 2nd Birthday with their first very own Laneway Party this coming Sunday.

Inspired by the beautiful sand of the beach, the rum of the Caribbean, the vibes of the tropical islands and so much more, join us as we bring to you, a laneway party you will never forget!

There is a set list of local Dj’s, dance floor of beach sand, alcoholic icy poles, cold tap beer poured by Little Creatures Elsie van and cheap spirits specials.
DATE & TIME:
Sunday 18th February, DJ’s kicking things off from 3pm.

WHERE:
The Federal Hotel, laneway adjacent to the building with direct access into the beer garden and venue.

🐚 LANEWAY BEACH BAR 🐚
Serving up ALL DAY specials such as;
– $5 Watermelon daiquiri icy-poles (yes, these are alcoholic!!)
– $5 Ketel One Vodkas
– $5 Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

ENTRY:
This is a non ticket event, FREE event for everyone to enjoy!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYOR BRAD!

Posted in birthday, brad pettitt, city of fremantle, western australia by freoview on July 14, 2016

It’s Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt’s birthday today, so from me a very happy birthday Brad!

The Mayor and I don’t always agree and see eye to eye, but that does not mean he is a bad bloke, so I hope he has a long and happy life.

Brad is probably only about half way through life, so there is a lot to do still and plenty of time to do it. Another 45+ years to go.

 

Roel Loopers

VERY DISAPPOINTING FREO FOOD

Posted in food, fremantle by freoview on December 9, 2015

I don’t eat out all that often any more, so to do a long lunch with a friend to celebrate his 65th birthday is a special occasion. Michael wanted to go somewhere near the river or beach so my suggestion of the Fremantle Bathers Beach House was embraced as he had not been there.

It was surprisingly full on a Tuesday with some large groups at large tables and the noise was deafening, but that did not make staff cut the boom-boom music, and only the boom-boom could be heard through the noise of talking people.

We shared entrees and the salmon and prawn croquettes had a slightly sour taste but I could not detect any fish flavour and it looked basically like white potato inside. The marinated octopus on the other platter was too chewy and nothing to write home about either. The third entree was a tiny piece of pork belly that could have done with another hour of slow cooking and the crackling was chewy. I cook pork belly often at 160 degrees and for over three hours and my home cooked one is a hundred times better than what we were served at BBH.

The mains were similarly uninspiring. A smallish serve of Baramundi was barely enough to be called a main course and the recommended special of the day seafood pie I had was not a pie but a hot bowl full with a white substance that had a few bits of fish, I think some prawns and chewy mussels. It was flavourless, had no pastry but was topped with a loose mix of parmesan and whatever that blew away in the wind.

The wine list only had two pinot grigio and since we did not know either of them we took the safe option of ordering the slightly more expensive one. It was the sweetest and thinnest wine of that variety Michael and I had ever had and was very disappointing and not worth the money.

The views from the restaurant are great and it’s a good spot for people watching as very many tourists walk by, but maybe the chef only works on the busy days of the week and the cooking was done by one of the cooks, because the standard of food was extremely disappointing. The BBH owners can be happy this is not a review by feared food critic Robert Broadfield, as my criticism is quite mild.

We decided we deserved another glass of good wine so went first to the delightful Strange Company bar in Nairn Street and closer to home to Who is is your Momma at Wray Avenue, so the day finished on a high.

P.S.

I hear the Fishing Boat Harbour traders were lamenting on Saturday that the Bathers Beach Sunset Food Markets relocated to South Beach as there was hardly anyone there on the night. The market was moved after traders complained the 5000 visitors to the market took trade and parking away from their restaurants, so that was probably rather short-sighted, because now the inner city beach is deserted again on Saturday nights while many thousands of people flock to South Beach.

Roel Loopers

BEACY PRIMARY LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINERS FOR THE FETE

Posted in fremantle, school by freoview on October 13, 2015

Beacy Primary FestThe BEACONSFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL are looking for parents who are entertainers (musicians, magicians, whatever your talent may be!) who would like to perform as part of the school fete on Saturday, 24th October.

If this is something you would like to do please contact daniellewares@hotmail.com to register your interest.

It should be a fun day, so be part of it!

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162

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COME CELEBRATE BEACY’s 125TH BIRTHDAY!

Posted in education, fremantle by freoview on September 23, 2015

Beacy Primary Fest

It is still a bit early to promote it, so I will do it again in a few weeks time, but the lovely Beaconsfield Primary School, just over the road from where I live, have a big party on October 24, the day before my birthday!, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the school. It means the school is nearly as old as I am ; >(

I have been to the Beacy a few times to hand out prizes to the kids for participating in the writing project of the Fremantle Society for the Fremantle Heritage Festival, so they are very clever kids down this way.

Check out the poster above for details and pass on this post through your networks.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers. 5 Maxwell Street. Beaconsfield 6162

GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKETS’ FIFTH BIRTHDAY!

Posted in fremantle, market by freoview on July 30, 2015

The fantastically comfortable Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET will be celebrating its fifth birthday this Sunday with a big market that has got just about everything, so make sure not to muss it.

There will be live entertainment, facepainting and a touch animal farm and so many yummy things to buy for home but also to sit down and have breakfast and soak up the community spirit.

The Growers Green is my favourite market, so I’ll drop by to have a coffee and buy some fruit and vegies.

The markets is open from 8 am till midday and is at the South Fremantle Senior High School on Lefroy Road.

Roel Loopers

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CELEBRATING A TEN YEAR LONG CLASSICAL HUG

Posted in fremantle, fremantle chamber orchestra, music by freoview on July 20, 2015

The amazing FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA is ten years old and will be celebrating with a concert at the Freo Townhall this Sunday July 26 at 3 pm. Mozart, Bruch, Beethoven and Schubert are on the musical menu so don’t miss it.

Swiss born Hans Hug established the FCO in 2005 and it has been a labour of love for the cellist whose nervous energy and dedication has inspired many young musicians to join the orchestra. They often play for next to nothing and only for love because there has been no substantial funding to support the FCO. In my opinion it has been one of the shortcomings of the City of Fremantle to not embrace the FCO and financially support it and guarantee its future.

I have been to many FCO concerts and the beauty often left me with tears in my eyes as the sublime music touches the soul and one is astounded that musicians so young can be that good.

Paris-based Ollivier-Phillipe Cuneo, who was the conductor of the very first Fremantle Chamber Orchestra performance, will be returning to Fremantle to conduct Sunday’s performance and the one on Saturday at the Perth Town Hall.

Tickets are $ 39.00 for adults, concessions $ $ 33.00 and under 17 years $ 20.00

Saturday July 25. Perth Town Hall. 3 pm. Sunday July 26. Fremantle Townhall. 3 pm

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