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NORTH FREO WINTER MUSIC FEST ON TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2018

 

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The Fremantle Winter Music Festival is on this evening in North Fremantle, so head out that way for a night of great music.

It is held at MOJOS, The North Fremantle Bowling Club, Port Beach Garden Bar, Railway Hotel, Swan Basement, Swan Hotel and the Guildhall.

Roel Loopers

HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC FESTIVAL IN JULY

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 14, 2018

 

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The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES Winter Music Festival is on again on the Thursday in July, so something to look forward to.

In its 8th year the festival will be held in the historic West End of Freo in the Buffalo Club, Navy Club, the Orient, the National Hotel, and PS Art Space. There will also be concerts on the Fremantle Tram.

PS Art Space serves as the gathering-ground for hip hop, roots-reggae, beats and soul with Hyclass, Downsyde (featuring new member, Beni Bjah), Reef Prince, New Nausea, Feels, and Randa & The Soul Kingdom. Upstairs at the much-beloved National Hotel, the diversity shines with Emlyn Johnson, Turtle Bay Television, Leopard Lake, Jere Sosa, Kopano and more.

The Buffalo Club brings the energy and sonic joy of the Paige McNaught Experience, Debbie Downers, Terrible Signal, Nerve Quakes, Tomas Ford, Axe Girl and The Bible Bashers, with a special performance from The Runarounds (July 26), featuring former-Jam Tarts members and Fremantle-darlings Lucy Lemann and Sophie Gare plus family guests.

The Navy Club teams WAM Song Of The Year-winning-heavy-hitters J.F.K. with The Soul Movers (featuring Perth’s Lizzie McKenzie and former red Wiggle and guitar-wielding hot potato, Murray Cook), then turns the stage over to some of WA’s favourite musical couples (Jill Birt & Alsy McDonald, Joe Kapiteyn & Rachel Dease, Lee Sappho & Wayne Green, plus more) for Because The Night Belongs To Lovers (July 12) where they will talk and sing of many splendoured things.

The Navy Club also plays host on July 26 to the official launch of Freo Groove, Bill Lawrie and Claire Moodie’s book about Fremantle music culture, followed by performances from Lois Olney, Dave Johnston, Jim Fisher, John Wilson and Lucky Oceans, with Abbe May closing the night with a performance of her 2008 album, Howl & Moan, a love-affair all its own, in its entirety.

Hidden Treasures’ secret venue comes to the fold with Last Quokka, Bluenade, Roses For Ghosts, Flossy, Post-Depression Makeout Session and the reformation for Hidden Treasures of legendary Freo party-monsters, Prawns With Horns.

And following its acclaimed 2017 debut, The Fremantle Tram is back. Hosted by Justin Walshe it’s a good-time set on wheels that will pick up punters for a ride through some of Freo’s most picturesque spots, before stopping for acoustic performances from the quality likes of Oosterbanger, Cal Kramer (Southern River Band), David Lawrence and 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. Hidden Treasures runs from 7:30pm-midnight on July 5, 12, 19 & 26.

For a full line-up and venue list head to http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au

SCANDAL IN THE FREMANTLE COURTHOUSE

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, heritage, historic, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 18, 2018

 

May 25 Scandal at Courthouse

 

As part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival the National Hotel is holding an evening of murder solving fun in the heritage setting of the historic Drill House Courtyard on May 25.

Scandal at the Courthouse includes a three course dinner and drinks, so it will be a fun night out.

See details on the poster above.

And a little historic detail. Did you know a former drunken publican of the National Hotel shot a Fremantle Councillor at the Townhall?

Roel Loopers

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REDUCED J SHED TAVERN ON FREMANTLE AGENDA

 

Fremantle Council is relentless in ignoring the clear messages from the community about not wanting a tavern at J Shed on Bathers Beach.

This Wednesday the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee will debate to  change the lease conditions for Sunset Venues for the No 1 unit at J Shed as below:

OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION

Council approve the following amendments to the lease with Sunset Venues for Unit 1 J Shed, Fremantle:

  1. a)  Reduce the patron capacity to a maximum of 300;
  2. b)  Removal of clause/s relating to concert events;
  3. c)  Reduce the size of the lease area by approximately forty percent (40%)from 1493m2 to 892m2;
  4. d)  Reduce rent from $83,950p.a to $50,370p.a.;
  5. e)  Add a condition precedent clause to provide for planning approval andliquor license approval to be achieved; and
  6. f)  Add a clause to provide for development to commence within twenty-four (24) months or lease to be terminated.

While the number of patrons capped at 300 more resembles that of a slightly larger small bar, I have no doubt that this new proposal will also receive strong opposition from the neighbouring J Shed artists and the Fremantle Inner City Residents Association-FICRA.

Roel Loopers

THAT WAS A GREAT FREO LONG WEEKEND!

 

 

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We live in a special place here in Fremantle when one considers that we had a massive influx of tens of thousands of people over the four days of the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival and the days went peacefully without any big hicups and everyone had a smile on their face.

The 20th street arts festival was not the most outstanding in my opinion with a bit too much of the same for my taste because it lacked variety and creative top class performers.  My favourites were the roaming spectacle of the big birdmen and the funny roving photographers in their rain coats.

But what a great weekend for Freo and hopefully also for our traders!

Roel Loopers

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FREO STREET ARTS FESTIVAL PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, festival, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on April 2, 2018

 

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Here some more impressions I took yesterday of the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival.

It is attracting a lot of people to Freo so I hope it has been a very good weekend for our traders!

FUN FREMANTLE LONG WEEKEND AHEAD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, festival, street arts festival, Uncategorized by freoview on March 31, 2018

 

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If the rest of the long weekend continues like yesterday Fremantle will be in for a treat. I have never seen so many people in town on a Good Friday as yesterday. The city was buzzing, alfresco cafes full, big crowds at the few Fremantle International Street Arts Festival pitches, and a queue at Cicerello’s that was stretched to the outside pavement to order fish&chips. Great!

Due to fighting fever, the flu and hay fever all at once I could not stay out long yesterday so I only took some photos of the magnificent birdmen on the Esplanade.

The street art performances start from noon today. There is also the Western Weekender fun along historic High Street in the West End and the Fremantle Malls Market Day between the Cappuccino Strip and Kings Square.

Have fun everyone!

Roel Loopers

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NOTHING BORING ABOUT GOOD FRIDAY IN FREO!

 

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Good Fridays are no longer boring! The Fremantle International Street Arts Festival already starts today in the far west of Freo, so come enjoy the fun and sunshine.

It is all happening around the Esplanade and Fishing Boat Harbour today so there won’t be any shows in the CBD. They will be added on Saturday, Sunday and Monday..

The shows today run from 12 noon till 5pm, with another evening show at 7pm at the new Seraphim Buskers Bar of Little Creatures. See detail above.

Also on of course is the Woylie Aboriginal Australian Kids Story Festival at the Moores Building in Henry Street.

Roel Loopers

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ENJOY THE BEATLES AT FREMANTLE OVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, fremantle oval, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 20, 2018

 

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The Beatles at Fremantle Oval. I’d like to see that!

It’s on this Friday at the South Fremantle Football Club where the Fab Four will no doubt entertain the crowd with all the old hits.

Tickets at the door at $ 25.00 or pre-sell for $ 20.00.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL SPECTACLE

 

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In two weeks the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival will be held during the long Easter weekend and also on Good Friday.

It is my favourite Freo festival and it will the the 20th anniversary of the all free delightful creative and fun street spectacle, so make sure to let friends know and make it very relaxing days out.

I love the buzz on the streets, the smiles and excitement and the family friendly ambience and there is always so much to see all over the inner city.

This year there will even be evening events AFTER DARK on Saturday and Sunday till 8pm and the fully licensed Seraphim pop-up bar pitch at Little Creatures.

The program is full of international and national acts and includes the energy laden WAHONK Fest street bands spectacle and the West End Weekender stalls along High Street.

There are printed programs out available at the City of Fremantle library and Visitor Centre and you can also get them at the Roundhouse, and of course there is a Facebook page with all the info .

I am really looking forward to this Fremantle weekend of fun where the streets will be packed full with people!

Roel Loopers

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