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MOORES BUILDING CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

Posted in fremantle, art, family, children by freoview on February 17, 2017

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Opening of the new children’s playground at the Paper Bird children’s bookshop and Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Sunday February 19 from 9-11.30.

They are launching the new courtyard and joining with the rest of the Moores Building to create an open arts precinct.

Art studios will be open, including the Moores Gallery Studios Resident Artists, and free kids activities: 9am Wild Movement Perth will run a nature play session, 9.30am Story Time, 10am Inkling Art Space open workshop + Great food & coffee from Moore & Moore Cafe. See you there!

 

Roel Loopers

FREO CHILDREN’S PLAY AND READING

Posted in BOOKS, children, family, fremantle, reading by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

The well-established Moore&Moore cafe and the one-year-old Paper Bird children’s book shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street have combined their talents to create a Nature Play area in the courtyard of the gorgeous heritage Moores building.

The courtyard of the M&MN has always been very Freo and cosy but by linking it with the courtyard of the lovely bookshop is has become even more special, so parents check it out. Nice to have a safe playground away from traffic in the old inner city.

Very good to hear also that the sales of children’s books has increased by 15 per cent in the last year. I have always been an avid reader and love it when children read instead of sitting in front of the TV, X Box or the computer.

Reading inspired me to travel, made me aware of other cultures and gave me a great escape while increasing my common knowledge. It also made me interested in languages and writing. I wrote my very first poem the day John F Kennedy was shot.

Roel Loopers

JAY MARTIN WINS TAG HUNGERFORD AWARD

Posted in book, city of fremantle, reading, western australia, writing by freoview on November 2, 2016

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Hundreds of people turned up at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Wednesday evening for the announcement of the winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for unpublished manuscripts, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fremantle Press.

The Hungerford Award is WA’s longest running and most prestigious award for unpublished work and today’s winner was Jay Martin for her work Learning Polish.

Five authors were shortlisted, four women and one man, and although the judging is anonymous all five came from the Fremantle area.

Fremantle Press started as the Fremantle Arts Centre Press so today’s celebrations were just in the perfect location.

Reading has been one of the great pleasures of my life from childhood on and inspired me to travel and explore cultures I knew very little about. Go buy a book tomorrow!

Roel Loopers

CREATING CHAOS AT FREMANTLE LIBRARY

Posted in city of fremantle, comics, reading by freoview on October 14, 2016

 

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Fremantle City Library, Quality Comics and Chaos Pop present “Create Chaos”.

Create Chaos will see aspiring and emerging comic creators and artists from across the state exhibiting their work at the Fremantle Library on Saturday October 15. There will be over 30 stalls located inside and outside the library with free discussion panels, workshops and live demonstrations.

The pop culture craze is bigger than ever and as the popularity of comic books, video games and manga continues to rise. WA is overflowing with individuals creating their own original work, hoping to make a name for themselves and share their work with others.

From caped crusaders and hideous monsters to surreal fantasy and misanthropic meditations on life, you’ll be amazed at what the comic book medium is capable of and the quality of work produced by these home-grown talents.

Create Chaos seeks to support local creators, and engage them with the community and inspire others to begin their own creative and artistic journey.

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE LIBRARY
12.30pm – 12.50pm: Christopher Markle
1.00pm – 1.30pm: Question Time with Sarah Winifred Searle
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Digital Painting with Edi Udo
2.40pm – 3.00pm: Self Publishing & Promotion with MMM
3.10pm – 3.50pm: run copic, watercolour and inking tutorials

LIST OF EXHIBITORS
– Edi Udo
– Lucas Bowers
– Molly Sinclair
– Christopher Markle
– Curtin Illustration Club
– John Holdcroft
– Mysteria Maxima Media
– Hien Pham
– Michelle Naumovski
– Shane Cartlidge
– Miles Hanson
– Corrina Mcbeath
– Sophia Gilet A.K.A Edwina Flowers
and more tba

 

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PAPER BIRD BOOKS CREATE SAND FUN FOR KIDS

Posted in BOOKS, fremantle by freoview on April 20, 2016

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It does not come more Freo than this! What a lovely scene this afternoon at the new Paper Bird children’s book shop in Henry Street where a small part of the street had been turned into a sandpit for kids to be creative in.

The book shop commissioned Tim Darby and Shani Graham of Ecoburbia fame to create some sand sculptures and Tim did not forget to put the bird logo of the shop on the bottom right of his artwork. He told me he would also include a book or two.

Great to see a popular event that did not require booze or noise. Loved it!

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE NEEDS LIBRARY TECHNICIAN

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, local government by freoview on March 11, 2016

City of Fremantle – Fremantle WA
$59,928 – $72,488 a year
Library Technician

The City of Fremantle offers you the opportunity to become a valued team member in an organisation committed to its people and community. Consider us when planning your next career move and help us make Fremantle a great people place and a great place to work.

Position details

Position number: 40_16

Applications close: 29/03/2016

Type of appointment: Permanent full time

Business unit: Community Development

Description
Permanent full time
Salary range $59 928 – $72 488 per annum + super
The City of Fremantle is seeking a qualified Library Technician to support senior librarians in the effective operation of library systems and service provision.

The position will suit someone with strong knowledge of library technologies, an interest in library collections, events and marketing and a high level of customer service.

Weekend work is a requirement. A current WA driver’s licence and working with children check are necessary.

Application Instructions:

Please refer to the information pack and application form attached. Should you require additional information about this position please contact the Library and Information Manager on 9432 9769.

When you are ready to submit your application select the ‘apply for job button’ below.

Applications close: 5pm on Tuesday 29 March 2016.

THE OLD HAND BAGS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, retail by freoview on February 24, 2016

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A couple of Fremantle retailers have stepped away from the flower boxes supplied by BID and have planted flowers in old hand bags instead.

It looks quite cute what the New Edition book shop and the chemist down the road have done, so there could be a few more popping up around creative Freo soon.

Roel Loopers

FREO LOOKING FOR OUTSTANDING BOOK

Posted in city of fremantle, writing by freoview on February 2, 2016

We all got that one book in us so if you have written one that is not yet published why not enter it in the Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford award. Here are the details from the City of Fremantle:

The City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award is dedicated to recognising and nurturing emerging voices in Western Australian literature. It is a biennial award that celebrates literary merit and originality, and is given for a full-length manuscript of fiction or creative non-fiction by a Western Australian author previously unpublished in book form. Past winners have gone on to be recognised by the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction, among many other national and international accolades.

Western Australia’s longest running and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript offers a cash prize of $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

The winning author will be announced at a special event at Fremantle Arts Centre in November 2016.

ENTRIES OPEN: Monday 1 February 2016
ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 18 March 2016

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PAPER BIRD NEW FREO BOOKSHOP

Posted in art, BOOKS, fremantle by freoview on January 29, 2016

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A new independent bookshop and story house will open on February 7 at the Fremantle Moores building in Henry Street next to the art gallery and Moore&Moore Cafe. PAPER BIRD Children’s Books & Arts will open in the gorgeous heritage building only metres away from the New Edition bookshop on the corner of High Street there.

The official launch will be on Sunday February 7 from 2-5 pm with artworks by local children’s book illustrators and book signing.

Check out the website: http://www.paperbird.com.au and support a new local business! Reading is good for the soul.

Roel Loopers

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WHAT A GREAT FREO AUTUMN DAY!

Posted in autumn, fremantle, photography by freoview on May 5, 2015

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What a great Fremantle autumn day it is today! Time to get out for a walk and sit somewhere in the sun reading one of the Dutch books my sister Marja sent me. Life is good when one lives in Freo. ; > )

Roel Loopers

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