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FREO HIDDEN TREASURES IN SEPTEMBER!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concerts, local government, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2020

 

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Great news that the Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES music festival will be held this year anyway, despite it being cancelled earlier this year because of Covid-19. It will now be held in September!

It will be the 10th year-how time flies-that Hidden Treasures will present some of WA’s best musical talents, transforming some of Freo’s tucked away venues into live music stages.

Hidden Treasures will bring together 50 musicians over four nights in September at five West End venues.

Among the line-up are several WAM Song of the Year nominees, such as Siobhan Cotching, Adrian Dzvuke, Phoneline Valentine, Dilip and the Davs, Easy Jean, Andy Hill, Cheree Dobra and Drew Wooten.

Freo’s Superego will make their Hidden Treasure debut at the opening night.

Participating venues are The National, Buffalo Club, Navy Club, PS Art Space and the Fremantle Tram.

September 3,10,17 and 24. More details and tickets at:  http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au

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FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC AND PEOPLE

Posted in business, city of fremantle, music, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on July 21, 2020

 

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Mark LaHogue’s smiling face is well known around Fremantle. The owner of The Record Finder shop is seen walking to his shop with large vinyl records under his arm every morning of the week.

Mark’s father started the shop in New Zealand in 1966 and when he decided to quit Mark took over. He has been trading now in Freo since 1985 and his sister is also working there. Now that’s a family business!

The Record Finder has many thousands of vinyls, but also sells CDs, DVDs, books, posters and record players. It is a great place for a slow browse and to soak up the ambience.

Mark says he does not do it for the money, but for his love of music and people. “Music connects people and makes them happy and it is a great escape from all the negativity in the world. I have three generations of the same families coming to my shop, so music connects families as well. I am trying to make people happy!”

Mark has some old test pressings of the Beatles and Animals, bought in from an engineer who used to work at the Apple recording studios in London.

Mark was open every day during the Covid-19 lock down and says that more people are visiting the shop and Fremantle because they can’t travel overseas and are now exploring their own state.

The Record Finder is at 43 High Street in Fremantle’s historic West End and open every day of the week.

http://www.therecordfinder.com  and is on Facebook

Go for a browse. Have a chat with Mark and support a really nice guy and his small business!

Roel Loopers

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JAZZ AT EAST FREO’S DUKE OF GEORGE

 

The Duke of George in East Fremantle is launching its dedicated “Jazz Thursdays” with double Grammy Award winner and local music legend Lucky Oceans, and two of Australia’s greatest US-based jazz musicians, saxophonist Troy Roberts and guitarist Tim Jago on Thursday 30 July.

Due to the Covid-19  pandemic, Troy and Tim have temporarily returned to the relative safety or their hometown, Perth. New York-based saxophonist Troy Roberts has recorded 12 albums in his own name, been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has played with Herbie Hancock, Kurt Elling, Van Morrison, and Wayne Shorter.

Check out the Facebook page for more details about events at the Duke of George.

 

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BON SCOTT STATUE ON A HIGH

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, music, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on June 12, 2020

 

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The Bon Scott statue in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour has been relocated to a more prominent and higher location.

The bronze of the famous AC/DC singer was created by J Shed artist Greg James and has been cleaned up, as part of the works the Marine&Harbours department is doing in the area.

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SEE YOU AT THE FREO FARMERS MARKET!

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, family, food, Freo Farmers Market, Uncategorized by freoview on June 6, 2020

 

 

Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm will be back at this Sunday’s Freo Farmers Market on Bruce Lee oval in Beaconsfield, and more stalls are re-joining, so head out there between 8am and noon, for fresh produce, bread, pastries, great breakfasts, live music and a very Freo community vibe and much more!

Se you there!

 

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FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE RE-OPENING!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2020

 

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Here a very welcome message from Jim Cathcart, the director of the Fremantle Arts Centre:

“I am pleased to let you know Fremantle Arts Centre re-opens to the public on Monday 15 June.

In the galleries we are presenting Revealed 2020: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists and Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri in WA: Hunter Dreaming. Both exhibitions will run until Sunday 26 July.

Our shop FOUND and reception also re-open on Monday 15 June, while Canvas Café and FAC’s beautiful grounds are already open. Meanwhile, FOUND online is open for business 24/7 at https://shop.fac.org.au/

In relation to FAC’s courses, we will present a July Kids’ School Holiday Program, with a full Term 3 Adults’ Program to follow. The classes, dates and booking information will be announced as they become available.

From Mon 15 June – Tue 30 June we will be open 10am–4pm, 7 days.

We will, of course, be implementing all the necessary public health protocols and social distancing measures that have become common over the past few months.

I look forward to seeing you soon, back at FAC.”

– Jim Cathcart, Director

To read Jim’s full statement visit https://www.fac.org.au/2020/06/fac-opening-monday-15-june/

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CANDLELIT FOOD AND MUSIC SOIREES AT KIDOGO

 

Kidogo Arthouse at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach will be holding Joanna’s Candlelit Soirees, with home-cooked meals by Joanna and live music.

Tue Opera Night – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (2 Hours) – $75 (3 courses)

Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun – 5:30pm – 7pm sitting (1.5hr) – $55 (2 courses)

Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun – 7:30pm – 9:30pm sitting (2hr) – $65 (3 courses)

TUESDAYS: Opera Soirees  (6:30pm – 8:30pm: 3-course meal – $75)

Tues 2nd June – Sara Macliver and Caroline Badnall on piano

https://www.trybooking.com/BJSSM

The list of events I received is endless, so if you want to know more details got to the Kidogo Arthouse Facebook page.

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FREO LIVE CELEBRATES FREO’S LOVE FOR MUSIC

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, music, social media, Uncategorized by freoview on May 27, 2020

 

Kicking off this weekend, Fremantle will come alive as local venues band together to deliver ‘Freo Live’ – a live streaming series of events celebrating and supporting local talent and the live music capital of Australia, Fremantle.

Freo Live will see local artists performing live on the stages of some of the port city’s favourite venues, with each performance streamed via Facebook live for music-lovers to enjoy from the comfort of home.

A celebration of WA music, the lineup will feature local music legends and emerging artists – each performing to raise funds for the WA Music Fund by WAM to help the local music industry get back on its feet.

Dom Mariani, a member of the WAM Hall of Fame front man of said Datura4 said he was looking forward to dusting off the cobwebs since the virus shut everything down. “For the time being there are live no gigs to play, so we’re having to find new ways of getting our music out there. Freo Live gives us the chance to engage with music fans again and it’s all for a good cause too.” said Mariani.

Freo Live Organiser Rob Nathan said he was looking for a way to support the local music industry and bring colour, life and music back into Fremantle venues ahead of their eventual re-opening when the idea for Freo Live came to mind.

‘We love our port city and the music scene that is so ingrained in the Fremantle way of life – so doing something to support the artists and the venues felt like an obvious way to spend the extra hours in lockdown.

‘The Freo Live program will see musicians being paid to play in venues and will help the venues maintain a connection with their patrons and bounce back when the restrictions are eventually lifted, as well as support WAM and the wider live music community’, said Nathan.

The lineup of venues includes Ronnie Nights, Clancy’s, Metropolis Fremantle and The National Hotel with more expected to join over the coming weeks.

The first of the Freo Live series will begin this WA Day Long Weekend, with music aficionados encouraged to visit ​www.freolive.com.au​ to tune in, enjoy and support the local music industry.

 

Lineup

Saturday 30th May 8:00pm Ronnie Nights

  • ●  Clay Western
  • ●  Chloe Schofield
  • ●  Yo Yo Sun

    Sunday 31st May 1:00pm The National Hotel

  • ●  Ari Davis
  • ●  Sean Scott
  • ●  Gypsy Minions

    Saturday 6th June 9:00pm Clancys

  • ●  Noah Dillon
  • ●  Smol Fish
  • ●  Nick Sheppard And The New Pomeranians

    Saturday 13th June 8:00pm Metropolis

● Datura4 & special guests

Visit ​www.freolive.com.au​ for more details

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COVID-19 SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, covid-19, esplanade youth plaza, food, health, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2020

 

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Three more historic photos taken today in Fremantle during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Musicians at Kidogo Arthouse without an audience, queueing up for burgers at Grill’d on the Cappuccino Strip, and for fish&chips at Twin Fin in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

There were also around 40 young people at the Esplanade Youth Plaza, although I don’t believe the state government have given permission to reopen skateparks yet. I did not take a photo of it as I don’t want the nice kids to get into trouble about it.

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FREO ARTS CENTRE MUSIC CANCELLED TODAY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 15, 2020

 

The Sunday music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre today has been cancelled due to the coronavirus scare and need for the community to stay away from mass gatherings.

Cancelled: Sunday Music: Colab + Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

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