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FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC AT THE SWAN HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

OCT 20 Swan Hotel music

If you feel like a bit of music and a dance on this hot Friday why not head out to the Swan Hotel at the old traffic bridge in North Freo.

For just $ 10.00 you can enjoy the sounds of Harvest Rd, Dawesville Cut, Mossy Fogg and Billie Rogers.

 

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FANTASTIC FREO FOLK FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, festivals, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 11, 2017

 

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Who says nothing is happening in Fremantle, a local resident said to me this morning, while we were watching the installation of the Felice Varini artwork all along High Street from the  far west end to the Townhall.

A book shop owner also told me how much she liked this kind of public art.

We are fast approaching the best Freo season with the start of festivals and events and this Saturday the big FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL by Clancy’s at Princess May Park is a great sign of good things to come.

The festival is a family-friendly event with lots of things to do for children. It starts at 11 am and finishes just before midnight.

Have a dance! Have fun and embrace the Freo lifestyle!

 

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RELAXED FREO ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MUSIC

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2017

 

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Spending Sunday afternoons at the Fremantle Arts Centre is one of my favourite things to do.

The Sunday Music sessions have such a relaxed community ambience, with kids running around, people sitting on the grass, while the smoke from the pizza oven keeps the flies away.

Today was just lovely with great blues by Lightning Jack and Old Blood, and the sun was out, so a perfect Freo day!

 

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FREO ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MUSIC SESSIONS ARE BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 7, 2017

 

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The SUNDAY MUSIC sessions in the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard have started again and tomorrow OLD BLOOD will be on stage from 2-4pm.

Old Blood are widely regarded as one of the best live acts in WA, beating a path into the hearts and minds of their audiences thanks to their modern blues stylings and the captivating stage presence of front man Tony Papa-Adams.

They’re supported by Lightning Jack, showcasing his fresh roots sound driven by heavy slide guitar.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will all be open, so be there for this great family event and fantastic community afternoon!

 

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MUSICIANS FOR MALAWI AT FLY BY NIGHT

Posted in charity, children, education, fly by night club, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2017

 

In 2015, Nola Formentin sold everything she owned in Fremantle and moved to Malawi in SE Africa. After an initial six months volunteering with an NGO, she was offered a job teaching music, swimming, art and environmental issues at a primary school near the city of Blantyre.

Nola now ants to raise money for Malawi at the Musicians for Malawi concert to be held at Victoria Hall on Saturday 5 August. Doors open 7pm and the night is run by The Fly By Night Musicians Club.

Headlining the evening will be Opera Australia’s Baritone Jose Carbo accompanied by David Wickham, supported by local opera singers Alexandra Bak, Jenna Robertson, Kelly Robertson, Helen Brown and Alessia Pintabona. The night then turns contemporary, with upcoming singer/songwriter Synaed Roche and The David Hyams Trio. Then finally, local country blues band The Suntones will have everyone dancing the night out! All artists are donating their time and talents for the evening. There will even be food available at the club. All proceeds go to Nola’s causes.

There are many NGOs around Blantyre in the south of Malawi. Nola has visited some that have touched her heart and she hopes to find donations to help them on their way. These include Morning Star JS Ministries, a locally run organisation that provides a safe and caring place for young men to gather and learn life skills.

They run a soccer team and need funding for uniforms and equipment, as well as rent for the clubhouse. The Jacaranda Foundation is an incredible school run solely for children affected by HIV/AIDS and has fostered some amazing talent both musically and artistically, sending students to summer schools in USA and Europe. The Fatima Centre is a small orphanage run by a retired English couple, fostering 25 orphans from their local village.

All these organisations are run entirely on donations and Nola would like to invite you to help her raise money to support these wonderful schools, which in turn will help educate and nurture these special children.

 

Tickets are available at www.flybynight.org or phone 9430 5208

Musicians for Malawi
Saturday 5 August
Doors open 7pm
Fly By Night Musicians Club
Victoria Hall 179 High St Fremantle

MATHAS AND FEELS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, culture, fremantle arts centre by freoview on March 26, 2017

Winter is approaching and that means the Sunday concerts at the Fremantle Arts Centre will stop soon, but today it is still on with MATHAS and his intricate lyrics and beats.

He will be joined by the new percussion-electro duo FEELS, so it should be a delightful afternoon in the lovely courtyard.

The cafe, pizza bar and drinks bar are open and so are the galleries.

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MUMS’ CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS IN WETLANDS CONCERT

Posted in community, fremantle, perth freight link, politics, roe 8 highway by freoview on March 6, 2017

 

The LIVE FOR THE WETLANDS concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Labour Day Monday attracted hundreds of people young and old and many of them families.

They gathered to protest against the Roe 8 Highway and Perth Freight Link and show Premier Colin Barnett that the community-led campaign has gone from strength to strength thanks to a few mothers who never had been activists before.

It was a very Freo relaxed event with great music by Mathas, Grace Barbé, POW Negro, Usurper of Modern Medicine, Lucy Peach, Luke Dux & the Atomic Lunchbox, DJ Mama Cass.

The future of future generations depends on the sustainability of Planet Earth and it is no surprise that parents are very worried about the relentless destruction of our environment and stepped up to create their own campaign.

Well done and thank you to all who put so much effort and work into it!

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LIVE FOR THE WETLANDS CONCERT AT ARTS CENTRE

Posted in fremantle, perth freight link, politics, roe 8 highway, western australia by freoview on March 5, 2017

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LIVE FOR THE WETLANDS is on Labour Day, Monday March 6 at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 3-8 pm.

Families for the Wetlands is bringing another incredible line up of musicians together to celebrate community and this incredible campaign.

Artists include: Mathas, Grace Barbé, POW Negro, Usurper of Modern Medicine, Lucy Peach, Luke Dux & the Atomic Lunchbox, DJ Mama Cass
with more surprises, guests and artists to be announced.

Street food: The famous Freo Arts Centre wood fired pizza oven will be turning out the dough and if that’s not your thing some other famous Freo food vans will be rolling in.

Drinks: The Arts Centre bar will be open 🙂

This event is by community for community and will be raising funds for Rethink the Link.

Entry is by minimum donation of $5 per person (kids free), but please give what you think the gig is worth and what you can afford.

This event is 18+ (minors can attend with parent/legal guardian)

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BROOME TO BICTON CONCERT ON SATURDAY

Posted in aboriginal, concert, fremantle by freoview on February 14, 2017

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The annual BROOME TO BICTON  concert with the famous Aboriginal Kimberley band Pigram Brothers is on again this Saturday February 18 from 4.30 pm.

It is at Quarantine Park just above the Bicton Bath on the Swan River.

Bring a picnic for this fun family events that will be held for the 15th time this year, so it has become a great tradition.

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SUBLIME KOELMAN PLAYS WITH FREO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Posted in concert, fremantle, fremantle chamber orchestra, music by freoview on February 8, 2017

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It is still a few weeks away but here an early warning that the sublime Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman is coming to Freo again to play with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra on March 5 at the Townhall.

If you want to listen to him twice you can also do that on March 4 at the Government House Ballroom.

Check out the FCO Facebook page for info about booking seats.

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