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SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

 

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Early notice that it is White Ribbon Day on Friday and that there will be a floral installation in Fremantle’s Henderson Street between the Sail&Anchor and Fremantle Markets from 9am to 1pm.

Domestic violence, mainly against women, is an abhorrent crime that has been increasing in Australia, and that needs to be stopped!

Roel Loopers

ENJOY AN ARTY SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE!

 

 

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It was a rather cool and cloudy early Sunday morning in Freo, but the sun is coming through right now at 9am, so get out and about and enjoy our beautiful city!

The Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road is already underway and open till midday.

The FOMO Colour event by Sirona Capital at Fremantle Oval runs from 10am to 2pm and the hundreds of easels will create one very large canvas. Will it be a Guinness Book of Records entry?

The idea is for anyone-young and old- to come to the oval and paint an image, supported by local artists Anya Brock and Dave Spencer. It is a free event with entertainment and food stalls, so support it!

And from 2-4pm Emily Baker will be singing at the free courtyard music session in the Fremantle Arts Centre, where Animaze is also on with amazing animals for kids and lots to do.

Roel Loopers

AMAZING ANIMAL FUN AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 17, 2018

 

 

I know there will be heaps of kids parents-sitting this weekend(again), so take the oldies to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the ANIMAZE-Amazing Animals for Kids (and (grand)parents).

There is so much colour and fun and excitement, and among all of that is the oasis of tranquility artist Ross Potter quietly pencil drawing a huge work of Tricia the Perth Zoo elephant.

And tomorrow you can combine a visit to Animaze with the courtyard music from 2-4pm.

Roel Loopers

AMAZING ART ANIMALS FOR KIDS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, children, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on November 16, 2018

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Great event for children at the Fremantle Arts Centre this Saturday November 17!

For the first time, Fremantle Arts Centre presents a contemporary art exhibition specifically for kids. Animaze is about amazing animals of all sorts, where kids can wander and explore the wonderful world of animals and art.

With the work of more than 40 artists, specially designed play spaces, animal story readings and hands-on kids’ workshops, Animaze is a full-on animal art safari for kids and families.

Drop in and watch artist Ross Potter working on his huge, life-size drawing of every kid’s favourite elephant, Tricia from the Perth Zoo.

With prints, paintings, sculpture, crochet, textiles, aquatic critters, snakes, bears, bats and budgies Animaze: Amazing Animals for Kids has it all.

Join the FAC on opening weekend SAT 17 NOV, 10AM. The exhibition runs until WED 23 JAN. FREE ENTRY

For the full program of workshops and activities visit https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/animaze-amazing-animals-kids/

MAKE HOTELS MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY

Posted in accommodation, children, city of fremantle, family, hospitality, hotel, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2018

 

Bradley Woods, the CEO of the Australian Hotel Association has a whinge about Bed&Breakfasts and the unfairness of it all in the West Australian today.

There is no doubt that some regulation needs to be in place for B&Bs, which are already required to have a registration here in Fremantle, but B&Bs are here to stay no matter how much the AHA is against them.

The reality the AHA will have to deal with is that hotels are expensive for families and large groups, in comparison to B&Bs, so what is the AHA going to do about that?

Hotels are also not very family and children friendly, so when are we going to see secure playgrounds and play spaces in hotels? Maybe new hotels could even include community kitchens so that families don’t have to go and eat out three times a day, which is very costly and prohibitive for many. It is one of the reasons people book a B&B, where they can do most of the cooking in house, and the kids might even have a garden they can play in.

While serviced apartments, such as Quest in Pakenham Street at least have a kitchen where one can prepare a meal or two, they still lack facilities for children and families.

I hope some of the new planned hotels in Fremantle will make an effort to cater better for families, to combat the trend toward B&Bs and away from hotel accommodation.

 

Roel Loopers

FREO TOY LIBRARY OPEN DAY

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on October 3, 2018

 

Toy Library

 

It’s going to be a day of big fun for small people tomorrow Thursday, October 4 at the Freo Toy Library Open Day.

The City of Fremantle’s toy library is the biggest in WA, with a huge range of toys, costumes, construction sets, musical instruments and puzzles.

The open day is a great opportunity for parents and kids to come down and check out all the things the Toy Library has to offer.

Buster It’s All About Play  is coming, there’s a Cozy Coupe race track happening, and a sensory play area, LEGO station, face painting and a sausage sizzle.

Wendy Binks – the author of the ‘Where’s Stripey’ children’s books – is coming to do a couple of story time sessions as well

The Freo Toy Library Open Day is on Thursday 4 October from 10am-3pm and entry is free.

The toy library, at the Fremantle PCYC at 34 Paget Street in Hilton, is open four days a week and is one of the few fully-staffed toy libraries in Perth.

It’s stocked with a range of toys to suit 0-7 year olds, with expert staff to provide advice on selecting age and skill appropriate toys.

For more information visit the Toy Library page on the City of Fremantle website.

Roel Loopers

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SPARE PARTS SHOWS THE NIGHT ZOO

Posted in children, city of fremantle, culture, family, spare parts puppet theatre, theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on September 18, 2018

 

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School holidays are nearly here-again, so Fremantle’s Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will be showing The Night Zoo from September 22 onward.

Jamie lives in a concrete jungle, a fast-paced and busy city. From her window high above the city Jamie dreams of making friends with animals, but Mum and Dad won’t let her have a pet in the apartment. Tonight, her dreams will take her on a one-of-a-kind visit to the zoo, where she discovers the remarkable joy an animal can bring into her life. The Night Zoo explores the special connection between humans and animals and the importance of caring for another living thing.

September 22 to October 6 Monday to Saturday 10am and 1pm daily (no shows Sundays or Public Holidays) plus special Friday 6.30pm performances on Sep 28 and Oct 5.

Price: From $23 (plus booking fee)
Duration: 45 mins
Bookings/Enquiries: http://www.sppt.asn.au

 

FRENCH FUN FOR KIDS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in children, city of fremantle, france, history, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on September 14, 2018

 

The Fremantle MARITIME MUSEUM offers a weekend of family fun this weekend with French inspired activities as they launch the French Explorers in Western Australia exhibitions season.

Free family events include live music, circus performers, exhibition tours, kids craft activities, face painting, photo opportunities, car displays, and storytelling. And you can also enjoy a delicious range of French inspired food at the Museum café.

Saturday 15 September program:

Little Explorers Story Time (10am and 11am)

Kids Activities : Make a cool Captain’s spyglass or craft your own Rose de Freycinet dress up doll (10am-12pm)

Exhibition floor talk, Louis de Freycinet: The first map of Australia and his return to France Australe, with curator Dr Michael McCarthy (11am)

Face painting with Rosie O (10am-12pm)

Exhibition floor talk, Finding Uranie & Rose de Freycinet: The Western Australian Museum  in the Falkland Islands, with curator Dr Michael McCarthy (1pm)

Live music, featuring Nikki D’Agostino, Perth’s foremost accordionist (2pm-4pm)

Great coffee, pastries, and other delicious treats at the Museum café (11am-4pm)

Sunday 16 September program:

Little Explorers Story Time (10am and 11am)

Face painting with Rosie O (10am-12pm)

All ages Circus Workshop – Explore new skills with the great team from Yip Yip Circus (11am-12pm)

Exhibition floor talk, The Great Captains: Baudin and Flinders, Hamelin and  de Freycinet, with curator Dr Michael McCarthy (11am)

Roving Circus Performance (12.30pm-2.30pm)

Exhibition floor talk, The WA Museum’s French Connection Program: 20-years-old and  so much more to do, with curator Dr Michael McCarthy (1pm)

Live music, featuring Voudou Zazou : Traditional French songs and classic jazz (2pm-4pm)

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STRING MUSIC FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL KIDS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, education, music, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on August 20, 2018

 

Stringbeans Thursdays

 

Sounds like a great idea for the kids! The Stringbeans Orchestra will be at the North Fremantle Bowls Club every Thursday from 4 – 5.30pm.

It’s is for primary school students who play string instruments, or want to start it. Watch, listen and play!

Roel Loopers

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COME PLAY WITH THE FREO DOCKERS, KIDS!

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on August 18, 2018

 

Nighthoops Aug 22

 

NIGHT HOOPS is having a very special event in Fremantle this coming Wednesday August 22 at the Hilton PCYC.

Come play a game of basketball and other games with Fremantle Dockers players between 4.30-6pm and enjoy a sausage sizzle as well.

Roel Loopers

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