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LUCKY OCEANS CONCERTS AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, kidogo arthouse, music, Uncategorized by freoview on November 12, 2018

 

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Get ready for the great Lucky By the Ocean concert series, featuring Lucky Oceans and friends, at Fremantle’s Kidogo Arthouse on Bathers Beach, 10 Wednesdays and 2 Sundays  from November to January

Lucky Oceans is a name synonymous with music in Western Australia. One of the most influential steel guitarists of his generation he has played with big names in Australian music across jazz, folk, blues and country and the much-loved Zydecats in Fremantle.

He brings his special brand of musical magic to Kidogo Arthouse, on the shore of the Indian Ocean, on Wednesday evenings and two Sundays from November to early January.

Wednesday Nov 14 – Rose Parker – Immerse yourself in the compelling songs and stories of leading singer songwriter Rose.

Wednesday Nov 21 – David Hyams with the Miles to Go Trio – acclaimed producer plays his own Irish-inflected pieces with Stuart Paterson, Manoli Vouyoucalos and Dan Bright on guitar and dij.

Wednesday Nov 28 – Gemma Turvey – Pianist/composer Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence brings her pervasively expressive jazz/classical Palm Court sounds to the Sea, with cello and Lucky.

Wednesday December 5 – Fiona Rea Music EP launch with Bryan R Dalton supporting and with Lucky Oceans, Tristen Parr and Jon Edwards playing with the marvellous Fiona.

Sunday December 9 – Jeff Lang and Lucky Oceans – When Lucky heard that local luthier Ross Coole was making a guitar for Jeff, he cooked up an idea to have Jeff come over here and pick it up.  Jeff is one of the world’s greatest guitarists but is also a fine singer and songwriter.

Wednesday December 12 – Barrelhouse Juke Joint Blues from Jessie James Gordon, Paul Gioia, Bill Lawrie and Lucky bringing you more blue songs of joy from the Dirty Thirties.

Wednesday December 19 – After a long hiatus, this will be only the second performance this year by the Dave Brewer Lucky Oceans Quartet with Karl Florisson and Ric Eastman with some new material written especially for the occasion.

Sunday December 30 – Not a Wednesday! But we had to fit a Hawaiian Sundowner in, especially because Mr. Aloha -Sam Lemann – is in town. As an alternative to a try hard NYE, join Howie Morgan, Alistair Peel, Lucy Lemann, Lucky and the setting sun to celebrate the timeless kitsch of the Islands.

Wednesday Jan 2 – We’re working Sam Lemann hard and getting him together with his boyhood partner in crime Adam Gare and Lucky Oceans to recreate the swinging sounds of the Nansing Quartet minus the annoying name.

 

URBAN INFILL DEMANDS NOISE PROTECTION MEASURES

 

One of only two agenda items for the Strategic Planning and Transport Committee on Wednesday will be the community consultation paper put out by the WA Planning Commission-WAPC about noise in entertainment areas such as Northbridge, and the question if Fremantle Council should consider asking the WAPC to include the Fremantle CBD in the trial.

Medium and high density urban infill has seen a rise in complaints in recent years from residents who are not happy with the noise from entertainment venues and transport, but the entertainment industry believes it is not fair that the onus should only be on them and that it should be shared with developers of new residential buildings, which should be required to put better noise insulation measures, such as double glazing and thicker glass in their developments.

I remember many years ago that when the new apartments opposite Clancy’s were built that it only took one week before the first complaint was made about live music there, although the tavern had been having regular live concerts for many many years.

In Fremantle where we are going to see a glut of new residential apartments and hotel rooms, combined with new taverns and bars, it is essential to also protect the livelihood of the hospitality industry and demand new buildings that have better noise protection for their users.

Roel Loopers

ROCK ROVER NEW FREO MUSIC VENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, fremantle oval, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on September 4, 2018

 

September 8 music

 

New Fremantle music venue ROCK ROVER will open its doors this coming Saturday September 8 at the South Fremantle Football Club at Fremantle Oval, so go and check it out.

I don’t have any other details so far but that the performances start at 8pm.

Roel Loopers

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WILL ST JOHN’S CHURCH BUY VICTORIA HALL?

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on August 31, 2018

 

Interesting to read in the Fremantle Herald today that St John’s church is considering buying the historic Victoria Hall from the City of Fremantle.

According to the Chook St John’s would consider leasing the hall to the Fly by Night club.

I doubt though that the church will be as generous to the musicians club as the City of Fremantle has been. CoF waived over $ 80,000 in outstanding rent the Fly never paid.

Roel Loopers

PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY AT FREMANTLE OVAL PROJECT

 

 

When Fremantle Council and the Fremantle Oval reference and steering groups are looking at the potential and opportunities for the development and activation of the area one of their main priorities must be the connectivity between the north and the south of Parry Street, as this is going to be a major challenge.

Pedestrian crossing is already a challenge on weekends when the Fremantle Markets are open. The roundabout at William Street is not the safest place to cross Parry Street since motorists are occupied with navigating the roundabout and rarely give way to pedestrians who are on their way to the oval or Fremantle Prison.

The entire precinct will attract a lot more people when Fremantle Oval is activated and when Silverleaf Investments have developed the police and justice complex down the road with a hotel and community spaces and activation, so vehicular and pedestrian movement will increase substantially.

When one also considers that the City of Fremantle has plans to extend Norfolk Street all the way to Mews Road in the Fishing Boat Harbour, which will make Parry Street even more into a ring road, one can start contemplating the challenges ahead to create safe pedestrian access between the markets and the oval.

Serious thoughts need to be had about a possible pedestrian underpass or at least a zebra crossing somewhere halfway along Parry Street between William Street and South Terrace.

There will be events and concerts at Fremantle Oval and residential and commercial accommodation in new buildings to the south and west of it, and the Kings Square activation project will bring heaps more people to that part of Freo, so a lot more people will be in the area, that already is home to two of Fremantle’s most popular tourist attractions Fremantle Prison and the Fremantle Markets.

If Fremantle Council is serious about making Parry Street even more into a ring road from Queen Victoria Street in the north east of the CBD all the way to the Fishing Boat Harbour, it will need to address especially pedestrian connectivity and safety between the new developments in the precinct as a priority.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE OVAL PRECINCT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

 

Integrated into the heart of Fremantle, the vision for the Fremantle Oval Precinct is to re-establish and offer an active venue for sport, community, cultural and health pursuits.

Work on creating a concept for Fremantle Oval and the surrounding areas is underway with the City of Fremantle having established a Steering Group and a Reference Group.

The Steering Group consists of three directors of the City, the CEO of the South Metro Health Service and the Manager City Design and Projects of CoF.

The Reference Group is very large with three Elected Members,  the Area Manager Infrastructure of South Metro Health, a representative from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Culture, The CEOs of the South and East Fremantle football clubs, the President of the Fremantle District Cricket Club, the CEO of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, a representative of the University of Notre Dame, and three managers of the City of Fremantle. WOW, they must have veeeery looooong meetings so that everyone can have their say!

And what is it all about?

1. CONNECT WITH THE SURROUNDS

The precinct is re-established in a way that integrates its internal uses with one another as well as reconnecting the precinct into the fabric of the city centre.

2. CONSOLIDATES A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Develop and enhance the precinct in a manner that consolidates and increases sporting activities on the Oval as the primary use and as a Centre of Excellence for football, while respecting the heritage of the precinct.

3. BRINGS ADDED PUBLIC LIFE

Augment sporting uses at the venue with entertainment, cultural events and community activities that bring added public access and life to the precinct.

4. ENABLES REGENERATION AND INTEGRATION

Consolidate health activities on the hospital site; enabling regeneration and improved integration with the surrounding city.

5. IMPROVES PUBLIC ACCESS

Develop key perimeter sites that improve public accessibility and increase pedestrian activity at ground level, throughout the year.

6. BALANCES TRANSPORT ACCESS

Enable a balanced portfolio of transport access arrangements to the precinct.

and there is more:

PUBLIC OPEN SPACE

Provide Open, Green Space for a Healthy City

Ensure the precinct provides open and green spaces for access by city workers, residents and visitors.

Reveal and Visually Connect the Precinct

Key views, vistas and links are established, protected and celebrated.

BUILT FORM

Optimise Activity through Appropriately Scaled Development

Ensure development opportunities optimise activities / density through appropriate height, mass and setbacks.

Respond to the Environment

Seek excellence in design and aesthetics; develop in a fashion that is responsive to local environmental conditions and sustainability principles.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

Integrate into Fremantle’s Historic Urban Fabric

Where practical, extend the urban grid of the city into the precinct to improve legibility and urban integration, whilst acknowledging the historical informal and open nature of the precinct.

Celebrate Heritage and History

Understand, reveal, enhance and interpret the unique heritage attributes of the precinct and its context.

MOVEMENT AND TRANSPORT

Invite People In

Improve pedestrian access, permeability and sense of safety across the precinct and along adjoining streets.

Create Good Journeys

Enhance physical connections between the precinct, prison and town.

What appears to be missing are some creative people; architects, artists, placemakers, and also yet again no attempt to involve community groups from the beginning, so yet again they will have to be reactive and that often results in the groups being criticised for being negative.

When will they ever learn at local government that it is advantageous to involve members of the community from the very start because it means a lot less hassles when it comes to planning issues, etc.

The Fremantle Oval Precinct is a huge opportunity for the City of Fremantle and while they mention a time frame of 20-30 years for the development this one is more realistic and achievable than the South Quay development ideas.

Roel Loopers

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THE LAST HIDDEN TREASURES TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 26, 2018

 

It is the last day of the Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURE WINTER MUSICAL FESTIVAL, so hang out with a great crowd and stay warm.

National Hotel Fremantle
Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm Kopano
9pm – 9.45pm Jere Sosa Music
10.15pm -11pm Alex Arpino

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00 pm
8.15pm – 9pm Mal de Mer
9.30pm – 10.15pm Axe Girl
10.45pm – 11.30pm The Bible Bashers

Fremantle Navy Club
From 6pm: Freo Groove Book Launch
Performances from Lois Olny and Dave Johnson
Jim Fisher, John Wilson, Lucky Oceans

9.30pm – 10.10pm Michael Savage and band
10.30pm – 11.30pm Abbe May and The Rockin’ Pneumonia – Howl and Moan

Wyola Club
Doors open at 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Jamilla
9.05pm – 9.50pm Post Depression Makeout Session
10.10pm – 10.55pm Prawns with Horns

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30pm
8.45pm : PSAS DJs
9.15pm – 10pm Randa And The Soul Kingdom
10.00pm: PSAS DJs
10.30pm – 1am ClubbMedd hosts the Hidden Treasures closing party

The Tram
Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Oosterbanger

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WEEK THREE HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC DELIGHT TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 19, 2018

 

Hidden Treasures. July

 

Week 3 of the fantastic Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC WINTER FESTIVAL is on tonight from 7.30 until midnight, and this is what is on offer for your entertainment:

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm The Norfolk Pines
9pm – 9.45pm MATA
10.15pm -11pm Brassika

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00 pm
8.15pm -9pm Swayzee
9.30pm – 10.15pm Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Tomás Ford

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00 pm
7.30 – 8.15pm Boox Kid
9pm – 9.45pm Hugh Jennings
10.30pm – 11.30 Elk Bell

Wyola Club
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Bluenade
9.05pm – 9.50pm Your Girl Pho
10.10pm – 10.55pm FLOSSY

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Feels
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Benjamin Witt
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram
Departs every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club, Fremantle:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Jay le kat

Tickets to Hidden Treasures are $20 on the night only. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue the Wyola Club.

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FREO HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC WARMERS

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 5, 2018

 

The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL starts today in the historic West End.

Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Doors already open. Music from 7.45pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm – Emlyn Johnson
9pm – 9.45pm – Le Mezz Club and Mike Slade
10.15pm -11pm – HEEBIEJEEBIES

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00pm
8.15pm – 9pm Bass Lemon
9.30pm – 10.15pm Debbie Downers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Paige McNaught Experience – PMX

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00pm
7.30pm – 8.15pm J.F.K
9pm – 9.45pm Leopard Lake
10.30pm – 11.30pm The Soul Movers

Wyola Club
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Cuss
9.05pm – 9.50pm Girlfriend Material
10.10pm – 10.55pm Last Quokka

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Hyclass
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Downsyde
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram
Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Sunbird (Dave from Mister and Sunbird)

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HIDDEN TREASURES MUSICAL DELIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, concerts, culture, local government, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 27, 2018

 

Secret location Hidden treasures

 

The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL starts tomorrow in the historic West End.

The ‘secret location’ has been revealed. It is the Wyola Club premises.

Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Doors already open. Music from 7.45pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm – Emlyn Johnson
9pm – 9.45pm – Le Mezz Club and Mike Slade
10.15pm -11pm – HEEBIEJEEBIES

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00pm
8.15pm – 9pm Bass Lemon
9.30pm – 10.15pm Debbie Downers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Paige McNaught Experience – PMX

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00pm
7.30pm – 8.15pm J.F.K
9pm – 9.45pm Leopard Lake
10.30pm – 11.30pm The Soul Movers

Wyola Club
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Cuss
9.05pm – 9.50pm Girlfriend Material
10.10pm – 10.55pm Last Quokka

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Hyclass
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Downsyde
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram
Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Sunbird (Dave from Mister and Sunbird)

CORRECTION! Former Freo Councillor Tim Grey-Smith alerted me that the festival actually starts Thursday week July 5 and not tomorrow. It just shows that I am a fool. Sorry!!

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