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THE ACADEMY BRAND OPENS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, clothes, fashion, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on May 18, 2018

 

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The Academy Brand has opened its new store for men’s fashion on the corner of the High Street mall and Market Street in Fremantle. Go check it out!

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THE MANKIND PROJECT

Posted in family, fathers, fremantle, health, Uncategorized by freoview on April 26, 2017

Men are not as tough and macho as society would like us to believe. There are many men who suffer in silence and isolation from depression and other mental health problems  because they are too ashamed to admit to having problems.

The ManKind Project hopes to help address men’s issues, so check out the details on the poster below.

They meet on Thursday May 4 at 7 pm at A Place To Be, 4A preston Point Road, East Fremantle.

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FREO MEN’S SHED OPEN DAY

Posted in fremantle, men by freoview on March 2, 2017

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The Fremantle Men’s Shed are having an OPEN DAY this Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.

There will be vintage machinery and motorbikes on display, live music and BBQ and for the handymen also a tool auction.

 

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WHITE RIBBON DAY FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, white ribbon day by freoview on November 25, 2015

 

The City of Fremantle held a WHITE RIBBON DAY breakfast event at Kings Square this morning to raise awareness about domestic violence in our society. One in four women in Australia have been a victim of domestic violence by a partner or former partner and that is totally unacceptable, so we all need to speak out when we witness or hear about domestic violence.

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MOVEMBER AT THE ESPLANADE

Posted in fremantle, movember by freoview on November 2, 2014

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The Fremantle Esplanade Hotel are doing their bit to promote and support MOVEMBER, the month where men grow a moustache for 30 days to raise funds for research and support for prostate and testicular cancer and other men’s health issues.

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ONLY COWARDS ABUSE WOMEN

Posted in australia by freoview on May 26, 2014

Women are very close to my heart, I just adore them, and with three sisters I learned early in life to respect them totally. So I just want to copy a Facebook message I posted about author Tara Moss‘ participation in this evening’s Q&A on ABC TV. What an outstanding woman!

Tara Moss I love you! What a great, eloquent and brave appearance on Q&A this eve. You are a remarkable person and your remarks about misogony and violence against women just need to be heard and heard and heard, until society yells and screams so long and loud that those men who believe they are the alpha males with a right to abuse women will finally get the message!

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INSPIRING PECHA KUCHA AT FIBONACCI

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 12, 2014

I went to the PECHA KUCHA event at the Fremantle Fibonacci Centre last night and what a ‘food for thought’ evening it was. What impressed me most was that the audience was made up mainly of young people under 35 and that the place was packed. It shows that only when groups do things differently they remain relevant. Some struggling established community, political and artistic groups should take heed off that.

The format was very simple. Invite 12 people from different parts of the community to show 20 images and speak about each one for twenty seconds. Toby Whittington from Green World Revolution, graffiti artist Lady Bananas, Paul Pule from Men Alive Australia, the founders of Higher Ground Coffee, Fibonacci’s own delightfully quirky Robby Lang, photographer Aaron Bradbrook, designer Sheree Dornan from Love in Tokyo, games designer Kate Raynes-Goldie and Freo Mayor Brad Pettitt all talked about REVITALISATION, that was the theme of the night.

It was a fascinating, inspiring, thought provoking and a very relaxing evening, and it was also nice to see that the organisors were happy to only charge $ 5.00 entry fee and the same price for beer and wine. The Blinco Street Cafe served yummy curries.

I will make sure to remain in contact with the worldwide Pecha Kucha movement and be at the next events in Freo or Perth.

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FREMANTLE MAN WALKS AROUND AUSTRALIA

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on March 1, 2014

Fremantle man Michael Pauly set out on his OZSOULWALK today from Kings Square with the aim to walk unaided around Australia for the next 15 months and to raise funds for arthritis research and men’s mental health.

Mike walked across Australia twice already in 2009 and 2011, so this is just a slightly bigger challenge for the dedicated and committed 73 year-old, who started regular walking as a way to combat osteoarthritis and mental health problems associated with it.

Donations will be split up between the Fremantle Men’s Shed and Arthritis Research, and we can follow Mike’s adventure on www.ozsoulwalk.com

Have fun Mike and come back safe and healthy!

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AFGHAN DANCING BOYS PHOTO SHOW AT KIDOGO

Posted in fremantle by freoview on November 27, 2013

There is a good small photo exhibition at Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach, Fremantle, by Afghan photographer Barat Ali Batoor.

The show is titled The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan and is about the disgusting old-age practise of older men preying on young boys in that country.

Batoor won the 2013 Walkley Photo Award and was also a finalist in the photo essay category of the journalism award.

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SAY NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on November 20, 2013

It is WHITE RIBBON DAY today, the day where we are all saying loud and clear that violence against women will not be accepted in our society. It is very important that men also speak up against the abuse of women and let their peers know they won’t tolerate it.

I was aghast when I heard ABC radio presenter Susan Maushart some years ago saying that nine out of ten women she knew had been the victims of violence by their partners. That is outrageous and needs to stop.

We all know that relationships are not always perfect, but violent abuse is a big no-no, no matter what happens between partners.

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