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PERTH ELIZABETH LOW QUAY

Posted in elizabeth quay, fremantle, perth by freoview on January 30, 2016

 

I made my epic journey from Fremantle across the mighty roaring Swan river this morning to have a look at the Elizabeth Quay development in Perth and must say I am underwhelmed. It appears to be a whole lot of money for not that much at all, but that is just my first impression.

To be fair to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority EQ is still a work in progress and will benefit from more buildings around it and more hospitality venues. There is also still a major ceramics artwork by Sandra Hill and Jenny Dawson to be installed, so I will reserve my final judgment for a few years.

The thing that impressed me most was the giant bird man in a boat by Aboriginal artist Laurel Nannup. It’s stunning!

There was not much food on offer so why did the MRA not put signs around EQ to point out that the Swan River Community Market was on only metres to the east of the development? After all they pay to have the markets there so why not do some decent marketing to support the stallholders.

Roel Looper

COME TO THE BELLTOWER MARKETS!

Posted in fremantle, markets, perth by freoview on December 18, 2015

 

Tomorrow is this year’s last SWAN RIVER COMMUNITY MARKET at the Perth Belltower, so if you have not visited hop on the train or bike and come to the big smoke for a change.

There will be live music, food and craft stalls, fairies, face painting and an animal touch farm, and often we see dolphins in the river. It is only a five-minute walk from the Esplanade train station so taking a train from Murdoch station is also an option for Fremantle people.

The market is organised by Fremantle’s Kylie Wheatley of Red Tent Events fame for the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and has supported many Freo musicians and stall holders, and me.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT NEW MARKET AT ELIZABETH QUAY

Posted in fremantle, markets, perth by freoview on October 27, 2015

Here some more impressions of Saturday’s SWAN RIVER COMMUNITY MARKETS at Elizabeth Quay/Barrack Street jetty in Perth, that  is being organised by Fremantle’s Kylie Wheatley of Red Tent Events fame, and that I am also involved with.

The market has huge potential in my opinion once the Elizabeth Quay building site is finished. I believe the official opening of that will be around Christmas time this year, so only two months away. It is a very impressive development that could well become a major tourist attraction. Go and see for yourself.

The markets are on Saturdays from 8 am to 1pm.

Roel Loopers

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STUNNING SWAN RIVER COMMUNITY MARKETS SETTING

Posted in fremantle, perth, swan river community markets by freoview on October 18, 2015

We do markets well in Fremantle, even when we do them in Perth. Freo’s Red Tent Events owner Kylie Wheatley, who also manages the Growers Green Farmers Markets in Beaconsfield, was contracted by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority to create the SWAN RIVER COMMUNITY MARKETS at Barrack Street on Elizabeth Quay.

The market is wedged between the Swan River ferry terminal and the Belltower and is rather special in that location. It has food stalls, fresh produce, arts and crafts, an animal touch farm, live music, Fairy Sandie and live music.

Leave your car at Murdoch and hop on the train to the Esplanade Station. The market is on on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1 pm.

Roel Loopers

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