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Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle by freoview on September 22, 2014

I had a preview of the program of the 109th FREMANTLE FESTIVAL, which will be running from October 26 to November 9 this year, and it is HUGE and eclectic. There is so much variety and especially a large number of new theatre, dance and music events, that it will be impossible not to find something to anyone’s liking.

Contrary to previous years the Norfolk Lanes Youth Festival is on Sunday October 26 from 12 noon to 7 pm and not on Saturday.

Also on that day is the Blessing of the Fleet starting at 2 pm and the fireworks at 8 pm.

On November 2 we have Jazz in the Park at Samson Park from 5-7 pm, and Classical Encounters in the courtyards, foyers and halls of Notre Dame University between 12-6 pm.

There are many Black Box Theatre events upstairs at the Spare Parts Theatre in an intimate space for just 50 people, so make sure to book your tickets early for that.

There is also a Japanese Film Festival at the Millenium Cinema from October 29 to November 2 and the Fibonacci Centre will have an open day and the Blinco Street Post Industrial Artists Fair.

Of course the always fun Tweed Parade will cycle through the city and the traditional Wardarnji Aboriginal Festival will be held at the Fremantle Arts Centre on November 8 between 12 and 5 pm.

This is a very impressive looking festival program with heaps of art exhibitions, theatre in the suburbs, etc. that will end with the Street Parade and Diwali Street Dance Party on Sunday November 9.

Let the fun begin!!

Roel Loopers



Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 25, 2014

Research shows that Shak Shuka is a bit for food what Russell Crowe is for celebrities. Different countries claim them for themselves. At the Fremantle Bathers Beach Markets Shak Shuka is sold as ‘authentic Moroccan’, but Google also has it as a favourite Israeli breakfast dish and a dish of other Northern African countries besides Morocco.

It does not matter really who came up with the idea first, as the dish is very yummie and worth a try. It is eggs poached in a spicy thick tomatoe sauce with chilli and onion, and at Bathers Beach is served with crusty French bread.

Or try the seafood pancakes at the Japanese teppanyaki stall, or any of the other huge variety of international foods.

The markets are on from 5-9 today and the bars will be open for cool drinks.

Today and tomorrow are the last days for the Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse, and from 6 pm tomorrow there is an exclusive ticketed event at Kidogo with great food, Tom Fisher and the Layabouts music, fireworks, live radio telecast, etc.

The sunrise was spectacular with all those beautiful clouds, so expect something similar for sunset and bring your cameras.

Roel Loopers




Posted in fremantle by freoview on December 19, 2013

Fremantle KULCHA, the multicultural community arts centre, celebrated its 30th anniversary on Thursday with lots of international music and great teppanyaki food. The teppanyaki grill is going to be a regular feature of next year’s music on the balcony series, so stay tuned and keep in touch with Kulcha via Facebook and their website, so you know what’s going on.

Roel Loopers



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Posted in fremantle by freoview on December 16, 2013

The seaweed at Fremantle Bathers Beach is a big attraction for the seagulls, who appear to enjoy dining out on Japanese and Korean cuisine.

Roel Loopers




Posted in australia, fremantle, perth, photography, tourism, western australia by freoview on October 4, 2010

Finding your way around in foreign countries is one of the challenges for tourists all over the world, and even more so in the big cities. These two lovely Japanese ladies seemed to be a bit lost under the Perth Town Hall.

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