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SPARE PARTS PUPPET ENTERTAINMENT

 

Spare Parts

 

Here is what Freo’s Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has to offer this year, so take note and take your children, or grandchildren, to one of the great theatre plays on offer.

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MOVIE MARATHON AT FREMANTLE PORTS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, entertainment, family, fremantle ports, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on January 6, 2020

 

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A marathon of FREE movies will start in B Shed on Victoria Quay from this Friday January 10.

Fremantle Ports is offering great family movies which start at 7pm, and there is free popcorn and icecream as well!

And to make it even better, they offer free beanbags to the first 50 visitors, so be aware that doors open at 6pm, if you want to grab one of those.

More movies coming up, so I’ll keep you in the loop every week about what’s on.

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COME HUNT FOR FREO DINOSAURS, KIDS!

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, holidays, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on January 5, 2020

 

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It is going to be a perfect Sunday for parents, grandparents or family members and friends to take the children to the Fremantle CBD and go on a hunt to find the ten dinosaurs placed all over the inner city.

They move and make noise, and they are pretty impressive and a bit scary, so great school holiday entertainment for kids.

There are maps available from the Visitor Centre at Kings Square!

Of course the Freo Farmers Market is also on at Fremantle College from 8am till midday, and the free courtyard music session is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4pm.

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FREMANTLE INVADED BY DINOSAURS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, holidays, local government, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on December 31, 2019

 

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Kids have something special to look forward to at the start of the new year with huge moving dinosaurs around the Fremantle CBD

I discovered five of them early this morning, and am aware there is also one at Clancy’s in Princess May Park. There are a total of seven, I believe, so go hunting for them kids!

Roel Loopers

PS: Ian Kerr made me aware there is actually a map with the locations of the dinosaurs, so here it is.

FREMANTLE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS DINOSAUR HUNT

Posted in children, city of fremantle, local government, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on December 18, 2019

 

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Fremantle will become a hunting ground for children to find big dinosaurs during the school holidays from January 1 next year.

From 1 January until 2 February there will be ten dinosaurs around the city, including the Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison and Fishing Boat Harbour.

The animatronic dinosaurs, which move and roar, include the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex and everyone’s favourite herbivore Triceratops.

The dinosaur trail is one of many fun things to see and do in Fremantle during the school holidays, together with school holiday favourites like the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, the Shipwrecks and Maritime Museum, the Roundhouse and the many kids’ activities at the Fremantle Arts Cent

To help find all the dinosaurs around Fremantle simply download the trail map or collect a map from participating attractions including Fremantle Visitor Centre, Fremantle Library, Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle Prison and Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle.

There will be also special dinosaur-themed kids activities taking place at the WA Shipwrecks Museum, Kidogo Arthouse, Toyworld and Fremantle Library.

While on the dinosaur trail, don’t forget to snap a selfie for the chance to win one of the fabulous weekly prizes or the Ultimate Kids Birthday Party.

To enter just find a dinosaur in Fremantle, take a selfie and post it on Instagram using the #dinosinfreo hashtag.

There will be a weekly draw with some great prizes including vouchers from Fremantle Prison, Little Creatures, Fremantle Markets, Cicerello’s, Twin Fin, Kailis Fishmarket Café and Tourist Wheel Fremantle.

The major prize, to be drawn on 3 February, is the ultimate dinosaur-themed birthday party for up to 20 kids at Clancy’s Fish Pub, including one static dinosaur, birthday party food and a dinosaur-themed cake.

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TAKING THE PUPPETS TO THE BEACH

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, puppets, spare parts puppet theatre, theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2019

 

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Get ready for summer with On Our Beach. This hands-on, shoes-off, mozzie-repellent adventure live on stage, as Spare Parts Puppet Theatre becomes one gigantic play space for the next school holidays from September 28.

Written by award-winning playwright, Peta Murray, On Our Beach uses puppetry, interactivity and immersion to explore ideas of identity, belonging, and our connection to others and to the land we all live on.

In the show, the audience is taken on a journey through the world of a fantastical beach to discover what it is that unites us, and brings us together, that transcends flags and clothes or the colour of our skin.

Writer, Peta Murray said that On Our Beach explores notions of popularity, belonging, and resilience through playing games of fun and adventure together.

On Our Beach is about navigating relationships in a world that is sometimes fair and sometimes not,” she said. “Through games and activities, the production explores the fear that all of us experience at some point of missing out, being left out, or simply, just not being ‘in’.”

The school holidays season of On Our Beach starts on September 28. The show is 50 minutes long and suitable for all ages, but perfect for five and above. Performances are scheduled daily at 10am and 1pm (except Sundays and public holidays), with special twilight shows at 6.30pm on October 4 and 11. Bookings are essential and can be made online 24/7 at www.sppt.asn.auor by calling 9335 5044

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MEMBER FOR FREMANTLE ABSEILS FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Posted in charity, children, city of fremantle, disability, parliament, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 16, 2019

 

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We all know that Freo people are very special, even our maligned politicians, and the WA state member for Fremantle Simone McGurk proved that by abseiling the huge Central Park building in Perth to raise money for CAHOOTS.

CAHOOTS runs programs for children and youth with a disability and our Minister for Child Protection went above-well above!- and beyond to support them.

Well done Simone!

Roel Loopers

I can’t post a photo credit unfortunately as it was not supplied on the Facebook post of Simone McGurk.

BIG GRANT FOR KINGS SQUARE PLAYGROUND

 

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The City of Fremantle has been successful in securing a $342,000 grant from Lotterywest to go towards the new play space in Kings Square.

Inspired by the Fremantle’s industrial history and close links with nature, the concept design for the play space includes features such as cranes, bridges, train tracks and shipping containers and incorporates natural elements including water and trees.

It’s also set to feature bold lighting treatments, interactive soundscapes and tactile nature play elements.

The concept is for the play space to have zones which will appeal to a broad age range from toddlers through to primary school children, as well as being accessible for children with disabilities.

Programmable lighting elements will also highlight the play space features at night, creating a whole new look and feel after dark and to make it a feature of the broader public space in Kings Square.

Around 170 Fremantle kids and their parents were asked to help design the new play space through surveys and a series of workshops at local schools.

WA-based landscape architecture firm Seedesign Studio were selected via a competitive tender process to develop a concept based on their feedback.

Construction on the play space is expected to start in August 2020 and be completed by December.

A focal point for the play space will be a new Moreton Bay fig tree to replace the tree that had to be removed last year due to public safety concerns.

A replacement fig tree has been identified and is being prepared for relocation from Ord Street to Kings Square in winter next year.

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EAST FREO LOOK LOCAL DIRECTORY

 

LOCAL East Fremantle

 

The Town of East Fremantle is introducing their #LookLocal Community Directory. Search the online directory to find community groups in your area.

Categories include:
Children
Education
Faith
Fitness
Social
Sport

To explore the directory, visit www.eastfremantle.wa.gov.au/listings/community

 

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CONTAMINATED SWEETS LEFT IN FREO MAIL BOXES

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, crime, health, Uncategorized by freoview on August 4, 2019

Warning to all parents in the East Street and High Street area of Fremantle that contaminated sweets and mini chocolate bars have been left in residential letter boxes, so keep and eye out that your children not accidentally consume them!

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