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CELEBRATING MATTHEW DWYER AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in city of fremantle, living, photographer, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2019

 

 

Hundreds of Fremantle people turned up at Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach this Sunday morning to celebrate the life of that wonderful human being and great photographer Matthew Dwyer, who sadly died at Bluff Knoll in WA’s south a few weeks ago.

Matthew’s parents, children and friends came together to remember a lovely man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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PAINTING STOLEN FROM FREO NATIONAL HOTEL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, crime, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 1, 2019

 

A painting by a local artist was stolen on the weekend from the National Hotel in Fremantle.

A man with a child on his shoulders lifted the painting off the wall as he and his companions made their way down the stairs from the rooftop bar.

This is the Facebook link with the CCTV footage on it. If you recognise the crook please do call Fremantle Police: https://www.facebook.com/kiya.kalem/videos/2458563700887673/UzpfSTE2NjMwMzk4NjE6MTAyMTc3ODAzMjY2OTQyMTU/

I wonder if committing a crime while accompanied by a child should be classified as child abuse because this man is clearly not a fit and proper person to raise children..

Roel Loopers

TAKING THE PUPPETS TO THE BEACH

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, puppets, spare parts puppet theatre, theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2019

 

Spare Parts

 

Get ready for summer with On Our Beach. This hands-on, shoes-off, mozzie-repellent adventure live on stage, as Spare Parts Puppet Theatre becomes one gigantic play space for the next school holidays from September 28.

Written by award-winning playwright, Peta Murray, On Our Beach uses puppetry, interactivity and immersion to explore ideas of identity, belonging, and our connection to others and to the land we all live on.

In the show, the audience is taken on a journey through the world of a fantastical beach to discover what it is that unites us, and brings us together, that transcends flags and clothes or the colour of our skin.

Writer, Peta Murray said that On Our Beach explores notions of popularity, belonging, and resilience through playing games of fun and adventure together.

On Our Beach is about navigating relationships in a world that is sometimes fair and sometimes not,” she said. “Through games and activities, the production explores the fear that all of us experience at some point of missing out, being left out, or simply, just not being ‘in’.”

The school holidays season of On Our Beach starts on September 28. The show is 50 minutes long and suitable for all ages, but perfect for five and above. Performances are scheduled daily at 10am and 1pm (except Sundays and public holidays), with special twilight shows at 6.30pm on October 4 and 11. Bookings are essential and can be made online 24/7 at www.sppt.asn.auor by calling 9335 5044

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HISTORY FOR FATHERS DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, dutch, family, fathers, fathers day, history, maritime, seafarers, Uncategorized by freoview on September 1, 2019

 

Shipwrecks 40th

 

HEY KIDS! Take your dad out to the Fremantle Shipwrecks Museum that is celebrating its 40th anniversary and teach dad a bit about the Dutch history of Western Australia.

There is part of the Batavia shipwreck in the gallery and even a ghostly skeleton.

It is a great museum with fantastic displays and just over the railway line from the Fishing Boat Harbour, so buy dad a fish&chips lunch after all that history.

Happy Fathers Day all you bonza dads out there!

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BIG GRANT FOR KINGS SQUARE PLAYGROUND

 

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The City of Fremantle has been successful in securing a $342,000 grant from Lotterywest to go towards the new play space in Kings Square.

Inspired by the Fremantle’s industrial history and close links with nature, the concept design for the play space includes features such as cranes, bridges, train tracks and shipping containers and incorporates natural elements including water and trees.

It’s also set to feature bold lighting treatments, interactive soundscapes and tactile nature play elements.

The concept is for the play space to have zones which will appeal to a broad age range from toddlers through to primary school children, as well as being accessible for children with disabilities.

Programmable lighting elements will also highlight the play space features at night, creating a whole new look and feel after dark and to make it a feature of the broader public space in Kings Square.

Around 170 Fremantle kids and their parents were asked to help design the new play space through surveys and a series of workshops at local schools.

WA-based landscape architecture firm Seedesign Studio were selected via a competitive tender process to develop a concept based on their feedback.

Construction on the play space is expected to start in August 2020 and be completed by December.

A focal point for the play space will be a new Moreton Bay fig tree to replace the tree that had to be removed last year due to public safety concerns.

A replacement fig tree has been identified and is being prepared for relocation from Ord Street to Kings Square in winter next year.

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CONTAMINATED SWEETS LEFT IN FREO MAIL BOXES

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, crime, health, Uncategorized by freoview on August 4, 2019

Warning to all parents in the East Street and High Street area of Fremantle that contaminated sweets and mini chocolate bars have been left in residential letter boxes, so keep and eye out that your children not accidentally consume them!

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NEW ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR FREMANTLE?

Posted in children, city of fremantle, education, learning, religion, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2019

 

A proposal to establish a new low-fee co-educational Anglican school in the Fremantle CBD is currently under consideration by the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC).

The ASC is keen to bring our brand of school to the community of Fremantle. Our schools provide outstanding teaching and learning in a safe, caring Christian environment.”

 The proposed new school would open in the next five years, initially catering for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, and expanding to Year 12 thereafter.

 It will be a multi-storey campus in the heart of Fremantle, providing a unique and creative learning environment which expands beyond the school grounds.

Tuition fees are estimated to be in the range of $6,000 – $9,000 in the primary school and $10,000 to $12,000 in the secondary school.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JJXWRBT?fbclid=IwAR04NmdOC_Q4yf6vfP0x69pAOCYCz0PQxwQDX5tgPv_d5DAk2o_Z1zh-rQY

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SUNNY START TO SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

 

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It’s a perfect start to school holidays in Fremantle with the sun shining and the sky blue. There are heaps of families all over town and many trying skating at Winter World on the Esplanade.

There is also a maritime conference at the Esplanade Hotel and because of that the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery next to the Roundhouse is open every day this week, so go and check out the great photos by Glen and the videos and jewelry by his wife Louse.

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OUT-FOX SCHOOL HOLIDAY BOREDOM AT SPAREPARTS PUPPET THEATRE

 

 

There is a new play on for the school holidays at Fremantle’s Spare Parts Puppet Theatre so make sure to take the kids there.

Fox, A landmark in Australian children’s literature becomes a truly unforgettable experience on stage in the next school holidays show from July 6-20.

Adapted from the award-winning book by Margaret Wild (Miss Lily’s Fabulous Feather Boa) and Ron Brooks (The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek)Fox tells the story of unlikely companions, Dog and Magpie, who team up after a bushfire, and what happens when an even unlikelier friend, Fox, the outsider, enters their lives.

Fox is a contemporary classic fable and like all great fables this extraordinary tale will resonate long after you leave the theatre. With the delightful fun-filled Dog, Fox’s villainy and Magpie’s love, children and adults alike will be drawn in to the story and find much joy and excitement.

This breathtaking collaboration between choreographer Jacob Lehrer, creative consultant Noriko Nishimoto, director Michael Barlow, and designer Leon Hendroff is brought to life on the stage through dance, digital projection and beautiful puppetry.

Award winning dancer, Rachel Arianne Ogle, one of Australia’s leading contemporary dancers, is Fox in all her ochre brilliance. Ogle’s athleticism as a dancer and spellbinding puppetry skill will captivate audiences, while Gala Shevtsov and Scott Galbraith will win hearts as devoted friends, Magpie and Dog.

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FREMANTLE WINTERWORLD FUN STARTS SATURDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, festivals, skating, Uncategorized, winter, winter festival by freoview on June 25, 2019

 

Winterworld

 

Work is under way to create the 2019 Fremantle WINTERWORLD skating festival at the Esplanade.

The event is on from this Saturday June 29 until July 21 and is open every day from 10am onward till mid evening.

It is always a fun spectacle to watch with little kids hanging on a parent’s leg or a penguin for their dear life, or seeing grownups hitting the ice with a bang.

And a friendly reminder to the boys and girls in blue that not every old man with a camera is a paedophile. Last year I was stopped by two Fremantle Police officers who wanted to know why I took photos of people skating. Because I wanted to, and under Australian law I am allowed to photograph anything and anyone in a public open space.

At the first WINTERWORLD a security guard told me I could not take photos unless I had family members on the ice rink. Bulldust!

It is insulting to regularly being confronted when next to me dozens of people take photos with mobile phones, but I stick out because I use a real camera.

I promote as many Fremantle events, festivals and businesses on this blog as I can and don’t want to be intimidated by police or security when I do absolutely nothing wrong!

Roel Loopers

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