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ENROL FOR WA CIRCUS SCHOOL NOW

Posted in children, circus wa, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on January 13, 2018

 

Sign up to enrol for the WA Circus School now.

The big top is at Princess May Park or check it out on line: http://www.circuswa.com

 

Circus WA

SCHOOL HOLIDAY IS FREO CIRCUS TIME

Posted in children, circus wa, family, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 1, 2017

 

Circus WA

 

School holiday has started and my mother used to call it a circus when all five kids were home, so why not get your children to join the circus in Fremantle.

CIRCUS WA has school holiday workshops in the big top at Princess May Park, so contact them for details: www.circuswa.com or 0435 374 492

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LITTLE CREATURES CIRCUS

Posted in fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2017

 

Big Top Littl Creatures 24 June

The great Fremantle LITTLE CREATURES tavern/restaurant/brewery is making a circus of it all this Saturday June 24 from midday till late.

There will be pop-up performances, workshops and roving carni creatures in Live in the Big Top.

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CIRCUS WA NEW FREO TENT HOME

Posted in children, circus wa, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2017

 

 

The preparations for the relocation of the circus school CIRCUS WA from the Artsource building at Phillimore Street to their temporary new home at Princess May Park next to DADAA at the former Boys School are well underway.

A spring floor has been built and this morning the big top was put up, so it won’t be long until the kids can train their circus acts in a real circus tent.

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CIRCUS W.A. SCHOOL’S FREO FUTURE IN LIMBO

Posted in circus wa, city of fremantle, local government by freoview on September 2, 2015

It appears not all was as well with Fremantle’s CIRCUS WA as indicated at a recent Fremantle Council meeting where Councillor Rachel Pemberton was reassuring that ARTSOURCE would look into relocating Circus WA in their Phillimore Street building and would not force them out. This was at the Council discussion about giving the, largely unknown, ENKEL group a long-term lease of the Naval Stores at Cantonment Hill, after talks between Enkel and Circus WA to share that building had failed.

This morning I talked to one of the managers of Artsource Fremantle who told me they want the ground floor space to create an arthub with gallery, cafe, a space where they can have events with their artists etc. and that initial talks with the City about doing that in a COF owned building had not proceeded because Artsource wants the cohesion of doing it all in their own building, and that makes sense.

The question now is where Circus WA will go and if it will stay in Fremantle because Artsource has generously given them five years to find another location, but so far they have not succeeded in finding an appropriate building high enough for trapez, etc.

Would Fremantle Council have voted to give Enkel the lease if they had known Artsource would no longer accommodate Circus WA, or might they have made a different decision and insist on Enkel and the circus school sharing the Naval Stores? We will never know.

What is next I wonder. C Shed on Victoria Quay is vacant and hardly used. Could the circus school be moved there or in the rarely used part of B Shed? Has the City of Fremantle talked with Fremantle Ports about it?

With the development of Kings Square still uncertain maybe the former Queensgate cinema space would be suitable for the circus school. Whatever happens Fremantle City needs to make sure Circus WA will stay in our city as we cannot afford to lose more of our cultural organisations. Fremantle also prides itself on its youth culture and that can not be restricted to the Esplanade Youth Plaza only.

And what about this info I just received vial email from Enkel:

It’s time to launch our new collaboration space in East Vic Park : The Vic Park MiniLab!

enkel will lease the space at 874 Albany Highway for one year. The majority of our activities will now happen here, and we consider East Vic Park our home base for now.

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CANTONMENT HILL TO HOUSE CIRCUS W.A.

Posted in circus wa, fremantle by freoview on April 10, 2015

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CIRCUS W.A. better known as the Fremantle circus school, will remain at the ARTSOURCE managed Old Customs House for a little bit longer, until the end of June, so that is good news.

Artsource wants to change the large ground level space into an art gallery and cafe, so Circus WA needs to find alternative accommodation for the very popular and successful school.

Together with the Fremantle Foundation Circus WA has lodged a long-term application with the City of Fremantle to lease the former Naval Stores building at Cantonment Hill. The historic hill and Signal Station are due for significant development to become one of Fremantle’s major public open spaces with endless ocean and river views.

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MAGIC AND MADNESS AT FREO STREET ART FESTIVAL

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on April 15, 2014

The fantastic, creative and fun Fremantle STREET ART FESTIVAL is almost upon us, so get ready for a great long Easter weekend in Freo. There are pitches(stages) all over the city and Marine Terrace will be closed for traffic. It’s fun for the kids and the grown ups, so don’t miss out!

From France we will see Le Chant Des Pavillons, inspired by Shaun Tan’s The Arrival, with weird instruments that are made of strings and horns. Men multi-tasking? I’ like to see that! Also from France is Claire Ducreax, who will be performing dance and physical theatre in Smile Of The Shipwrecked. There is more Vive le France from Acquacoustique who will be jumping into the Fishing Boat Harbour to perform Concert Eau In Sea Minor.

From my birth country the Netherlands come Close Act Theatre with SAURUS, the presumed extinct biggest animals that ever roamed the earth. Hold onto your parents, kids!!! Holland’s much hated next door neighbours Belgium(only when they play soccer against each other) brings Fallen Thoughts by Studio Eclipse who perform out of trees, so lay back and relax.

Leandre from Spain does No Se, but never knows what he will be doing as he improvises on the spot. It’s mad and magic!

From the United Kingdom comes Mat Ricardo. It’s sharp and fast and great tricks from a man with a smart mouth and nice suit. Also from the UK is Peter Mielniczek. The show was called “stupid, nonsensical, indulgent, pathetic and insulting” by the NZ Capital Times, but the critic then added “I loved it” and no doubt I will as well.

The beautiful Swiss Jessica Arpin will act out Kalabaza, about a young foreigner who fells in love with Australia and marries a local so she can stay.

From Israel come Cirque No Problem with trapez and rope walking. Great showmanship.

From the second country I lived in, Germany, comes Hilby The Skinny German Juggle Guy, so watch out for the Kraut.

There are many more performers from Australia, Sweden, Japan, etc. and it should be a weekend of great entertainment and fun.

If you don’t live in Freo, move in for three days, pitch your tent in a friend’s backyard, book a nice room in one of our many B&Bs, sleep on the couch of someone who feels sorry for you, or don’t sleep and stay awake for the international Street Art Festival. It’s my favourite Freo Fest and I’ll be taking photos every day, so check out for the slide shows.

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THREE MORE SLEEPS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 4, 2012

Three more sleeps, boys and girls, and the sensational FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL will be upon us. Three days of hilarious free fun all over the city, from the Port to Fishing Boat Harbour, the Fremantle Prison to the Cappuccino Strip.

It all starts from midday on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, so invite your friends, who are not fortunate enough to live here, to come over and spend an afternoon having fun in Freo!

In between performances go and have a look at the many FotoFreo exhibitions all over town.

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BYE ZIRKUS?

Posted in fremantle by freoview on September 19, 2011

Rumours have it that Fremantle based BIZIRKUS have to leave their base at the Old Customs House in Phillimore Street because landlord ARTSOURCE, a state government art agency, wants to use the space for something else.

It would be an absolute shame if Fremantle lost Bizirkus, and the City of Fremantle needs to make sure they will stay in the city. What about offering them the Naval Store at Cantonment Hill, which is going to be developed in the near future?

Bizirkus started as a collective of acrobats, artists, musicians and street performers 20 years ago. They have performed at festivals in Hong Kong and Paris and represented Australia at the World Expo in Shanghai.

Many afternoons I see parents dropping off and picking up children, who are being trained at Bizurkis, so the organisation has become a real part of our community and needs to be able to stay in town. These are the people and organisations that make Freo special. Please don’t push them away!

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STREET ART FESTIVAL

Posted in fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 23, 2011

Here a few impressions of today’s start of the annual Fremantle Easter weekend STREET ART FESTIVAL. It will go all long weekend for four days, so don’t miss the free fun all over town.

Come and celebrate life!

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