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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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ANOTHER GREAT FREMANTLE SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2017

 

This Way North

 

It is going to be a great day in Fremantle, so why not start at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning. It’s on from 8am to midday at Annie Street, Beaconsfield.

After that visit one of our many lovely local cafes and then from 2-4 pm relax in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, where Victorian duo This Way North will entertain us with soulful vocals and alt-pop melodies, combined with solid groove based drumming.

They are sometimes likened to the Black Keys and Tame Impala.

Also performing at the FAC this afternoon is Belle Harvey. who will be singing alt-country and folk tales.

Oct 15. National Hotel

And if you need more after that, Jook Joint is performing at the National Hotel from 3.30-6.30 pm.

 

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FREO FOLK FESTIVAL ON TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 14, 2017

 

Perfect weather today to start the Freo festivals, events and outdoor concerts season with the FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL at Princess May Park, organised by Clancy’s.

This is a family-friendly event with lost of things to do for children, so bring a rug and have fun in the sun!

This is the line-up and times the different bands are on stage.

Folk Fest line up and times

 

Tickets:

Adults $ 65.00

Youth (13-17) $ 40.00

Kids (5-12) $ 25.00

Wee Ones (0-4) Free

Family ticket (2 adults+ 2 youths) $ 170.00

 

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FANTASTIC FREO FOLK FESTIVAL

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

 

Folk Fest line up and times

 

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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MONTHLY COMEDY SHOW AT FREO’S NEWPORT HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2017

 

There is a new comedy gig in Fremantle every second Tuesday of the month at the Newport Hotel from 7.30 pm.

Flying Camel Comedy runs an open mic night for amateur comedians at Newport’s Two Sparrows bar.

This is a show consisting of amateur comedians, first timers, and semi professionals. Entry is free.

It’s a night designed for comedians to test new material, to get stage experience, and a chance for beginners to try their hand at comedy for the first time.

One of Flying Camel’s big goals is to provide newcomers with a friendly and welcoming environment where they can have a go at stand up comedy with a view to foster local talent and promote local comedians.

It’s on tomorrow night, October 10, so go and check it out and have a good laugh.

 

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FREO TOP ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2017

 

 

A survey conducted by the WA Tourism Commission has found that Fremantle is the top entertainment precinct in the Perth metropolitan area, according to surveyed visitors.

Fremantle scored 7.3 out of 10 while Elizabeth Quay only came 7th on the list of favourite entertainment zones.

A high percentage of visitors said they would return to Fremantle and that they liked the precinct for its good range of venues and activities.

Fremantle is the most enjoyable precinct to visit, visitors said.

This is very much in line with the feed-back the volunteer tour guides get at the Roundhouse, where most visitors tell us they love Freo but find Perth a bit bland, and they love our stunning heritage buildings.

It is really good to hear something positive about Fremantle from an independent source during the negative local government election campaign, where some candidates have got nothing else to offer than to slam our city.

 

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CHARGE EVENTS FEES FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, esplanade reserve, events, Uncategorized by freoview on October 6, 2017

 

The City of Fremantle should stop giving financial concessions to events organisers who use the Esplanade, and relocate events which are too big for the reserve.

Events, especially those with no pass-outs, do not support local traders, but the City often hands over the Esplanade for free or at reduced rates, while the organisers make many tens of thousands of dollars profit.

I do understand that Fremantle wants to attract events and build on our festival city brand, but the very popular South Beach Sunset Markets pay rent and artists at Arthur Head also pay commercial rates for their studios and galleries, so why should large events be exempt?

Allowing events to overflow onto Marine Terrace has created traffic chaos in the West End, partly due to incompetent traffic management. As a result motorists could not be bothered and bypassed the area, to the detriment of local traders.

Residents and traders at Marine Terrace and surrounding streets are significantly inconvenienced by events that are too large for the Esplanade, so these events should be moved to Fremantle Oval or Fremantle Park, and fees should be charged for those areas as well.

No matter how much we want to keep and encourage events in Fremantle, the City should either charge commercial rent, or take a risk and receive a percentage of the profits for the use of our public spaces.

 

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FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 1, 2017

 

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An early message that the FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL will be on in two weeks from now at Princess May Park next to Clancy’s on October 14.

The Pigram Brothers are coming all the way from Broome and there is a great line up of performers, as the poster above shows.

Princess Park is a lovely venue for it, with walls around it, so a good venue to bring kids as well.

Tickets from OZTIX, http://www.clancysfishpub.com.au and at the door.

See you there!

 

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FINALLY FREO DRILLHALL PROGRESS

Posted in city of fremantle, fly by night club, music, sunset events, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2017

 

After three years of procrastination since the eviction of the Fly by Night musicians club from the Fremantle Drillhall, Sunset Events has announced that they secured a liquor license for the 800 patron  Freo Social Hall venue.

I noticed last Friday when I had a meeting at Fremantle Prison, that there were a lot of tradesmen around the hall, so hopefully it will open sometime next year.

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FREO LONG TABLE DINNER ON AGAIN

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on September 7, 2017

 

Long Table Dinner. Nov 30

The Fremantle LONG TABLE DINNER is on again bigger and better this year on the 3Oth of November from 6pm – 11pm

Join the Freo community for a night to remember along High Street in Freo’s historic West End. This year it will be much longer and go closer to the Roundhouse.

There will be 3 course festive dinner with wine, live music, street performances, charity auction and more!

Tickets are $140, but there is already a wait list for this very popular great event.

All profits from this event will go to St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre

This event is a collaboration of The National Hotel, St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre and Fremantle BID.

 

Check out the Fremantle Long Table Dinner Facebook page for more information and ticketing details.

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