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SPARE PARTS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THIS WEEKEND

 

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Two cultural highlights for Fremantle this weekend. At the Shipwrecks Museum Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will start the Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock, while the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will perform with clarinetist Michael Hodgkins in the Fremantle Townhall this Sunday.

….and more cultural greatness: Fremantle Arts Centre has confirmed its position as one of Perth’s most popular concert venues, with ticket sales for events over the next few months topping $1.2 million.
The historic venue will host Welsh rockers Stereophonics on 5 May, Angus and Julia Stone on 26-27 May and Vance Joy on 23-24 September.
City of Fremantle Arts and Culture Manager Pete Stone said combined the three acts had sold more than 15,000 tickets.

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ASBESTOS FOUND IN WORKERS CLUB SOIL

 

Late yesterday afternoon the test results by ENVIROLAB came back that the soil at the Fremantle Workers Club in Henry Street contains asbestos.

Earlier in the day the City of Fremantle notified residents that no asbestos had been found in samples from the Lance Holt School which is opposite the former club.

It is advisable for parents who drop off their children on foot or bike today to enter Henry Street from Phillimore Street so that they don’t have to walk past the development site. Better to be sure than to be sorry!

It is remarkable that the developers, who have shown documentation that they did asbestos checks in January, have not taken more care and that the asbestos was only discovered now because the community went public on social media with it. Everyone knows that older buildings in Fremantle are very likely to contain asbestos, so why not take extreme care, especially opposite a primary school, and double check.

Questions we would like to see answered: Why were soil samples not taken before? How much of the soil has been disturbed and for how long? Will the City of Fremantle take legal action against the developers?

Roel Loopers

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!

ABORIGINAL CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Posted in aboriginal, BOOKS, city of fremantle, history, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on March 30, 2018

 

KAYA! A big mob of people turned up this morning at the Fremantle Moores building for the official opening of the inaugural Woylie Aboriginal Australian Kids Story Festival.

It is the concept of the Paper Bird bookshop’s owner Jennifer Jackson and already a great success.

Under the watchful eyes of kids and grown ups and State Treasurer Ben Wyatt, and elders such as Noel Nannup, Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, member for Fremantle Simone McGurk, etc. Noongar elder Marie Taylor did a welcome to country and smoking ceremony.

Today the program is 1pm Desert Tales, 1.30pm Madjitil Moorna Choir, 2.15pm Golden Spirit and 3pm Young Naturalists.

Saturday 7.30am, Breakfast with the Publishers, 10am Silly Birds!, 11am Story Custodian of Noongar Boodjar, 12.20pm Battle of the Illustrators, 1.15pm Diverse Voices, 2.15pm Colours and Dreams.

Check out more on http://www.paperbird.com.au/events/aaksf

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HILTON HARVEST TWILIGHT CONCERT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, concert, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2018

 

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Early warning that the Hilton Harvest Twilight Concert is on this coming Saturday from 4-9,30pm at Rennie Crescent.

Lineup includes Lois Olney, Tashi, One Step, Revelationship and others.

There will be food stalls and activities for the kids.

 

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BULLIES ARE COWARDS!

 

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It’s the National Day Against Bullying and Violence  and that should be a reminder that we all need to stand against bullying in our society.

Bullying unfortunately has become the norm on social media, in schools, the workplace and basically everywhere else and has driven people to suicide.

If you witness bulling speak out! If you are the victim of bullying speak out! All together we can change this despicable attitude of the morons who engage in it. Do it now!

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JOIN SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, spare parts puppet theatre, theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on March 12, 2018

 

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If you always wanted to pull the strings this is YOUR opportunity!

Fremantle Spare Parts Puppet Theatre  is looking for Front of House, Performance Assistants and Technical Assistants.

Be a part of the world premiere production of Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock. This is a great opportunity to work alongside industry experts and gain insider experience into the wonderful world of theatre production! Help Spare Parts Puppet Theatre deliver its most ambitious project ever!

More info: bit.ly/2yYza50

SOUTH BEACH BASKETBALL COURT OFFICIAL OPENING

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, sport, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on February 10, 2018

 

 

The official opening on Friday afternoon of the $ 195,000 Fremantle South Beach basketball court was relaxed family fun for young and old.

Several Fremantle Councillors were there, and also federal MP Josh Wilson. Also spotted was former Councillor Andrew Sullivan who played a pivotal role in getting the new court in the right location.

I have no doubt that the multi court for volleyball, futsal, basketball and netball will become a very popular new youth hub, like the Esplanade Youth Plaza.

Roel Loopers

GARDEN PARTY AT CANTONMENT HILL

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on February 5, 2018

 

Garden Party on Cantonment Hill

The Friends of Cantonment Hill are organising a Garden Party at the new Tuckfield Oval playground this Thursday February 8 from 3-5pm.

This is a good opportunity to get to know your neighbours and community and to enjoy the great views over Fremantle Port and the Rainbow sculpture.

Roel Loopers

FREOTOPIA! I WANT TO BE A KID AGAIN!

Posted in children, city of fremantle, kings square, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on January 24, 2018

 

I want to be a kid again after last evening seeing the draft concept plans for the Fremantle Kings Square play space FREOTOPIA children’s playground at a community forum in the Townhall.

This Fremantle themed playground will be so good that it will become a tourist attraction in its own right, with sound and light features that will even make it an evening destination to visit as a special treat for our beautiful Freo children.

The theme is about containers, port cranes, ships, bridges, rail tracks, water, cottages and jetty, with some of the lighting and sound activated by those using the play space, while soft light will light up the trees.

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Kings Square will also have a St John’s church garden and an urban forest will be created by relocating the plane trees, while jacarandas will line the perimeter of the square.

Adelaide Street between Queen and William streets will become a shared space street while the verdict is still out if to open Newman Court for vehicle traffic from east to west, which I think is a bad idea.

Probuild, the builders contracted by Sirona Capital for the construction of the Kings Square project, are busy building new black hoardings and gate signs have been placed around the construction site.

I am really excited and optimistic about Freo’s future. It’s a shame I am too old to use the new playground and that I might not see all the planned development realised, but that’s life.

Roel Loopers

 

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