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FREO’S ONE DAY AN ABORIGINAL SHOWCASE

 

 

Some of WA’s best young artists will be showcased during this year’s One Day in Fremantle event this Saturday., January 25

The free, all-day event will commence with a traditional smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach at 8am and conclude with a sunset ceremony featuring the burning of six balga trees, signifying reflection and renewal.

From 11am-4pm the stage will be thrown open to some of WA’s brightest young talent, including 2015/16 WAM Song of the Year winner Beni Bjah, 2018/19 WAM Song of the Year runner-up Joshua Flewnt, 2018/19 WA NAIDOC Music Award Winner Indigo Ellis and emerging rapper Trent Howard.

The program has been put together by Perth singer/songwriter and Abmusic Aboriginal Corporation representative Natasha Eldridge, who will also be taking to the stage with her band Kruize Control.

13-year-old Indigo Ellis said she couldn’t wait to perform in front of the One Day crowd.

Rapper Trent Howard said it was an honour to be able to perform at an event that promoted reconciliation and encouraged everyone to come together to celebrate Australia.

Beginning with the smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach, One Day will incorporate Aboriginal artwork, music, workshops and food at Kidogo Arthouse and around the grassed area at Bathers Beach.

Activities include boomerang painting, rock mandalas, weaving, an art exhibition, storytelling and poetry readings along with Uluru Statement from the Heart and a number of other information stalls.

Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Walyalup Kannajil and Madjitil Moorna choirs will be among many other performers.

The free celebration will also serve as a fundraiser for the Australian Bushfire Appeal with attendees encouraged to donate to the Fremantle Foundation’s Freo Fire Fund which has been set up to support affected communities in the wake of the recent devastating bushfires.

For further information, visit fremantle.wa.gov.au/oneday.

 

Roel Loopers

NAVY CLUB BUSHFIRE CONCERT

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, concerts, fundraising, natural disaster, Uncategorized by freoview on January 22, 2020

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The Fremantle NAVY CLUB in High Street is holding a bushfire fundraising concert this Friday January 24 from 5.30pm till late, so go and support it at the start of the long weekend.

Roel Loopers

MORE FREO FIRE FUND BUSHFIRE EVENTS

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, climate change, community, fundraising, Uncategorized by freoview on January 16, 2020

 

All kinds of fundraisers are happening and planned in Fremantle, so the best way to keep track of them is to check the FREO FIRE FUND Facebook page and website.

Jan 19 Fire Relief

The Mostly Sometimes Cafe in South Fremantle is doing a fundraiser for the eastern states bushfire victims this Sunday January 19 fro 11am to 3pm.

On Wednesday the 22nd of January the Artists for the Earth are holding an art exhibition and concert at Gypsy Tapas in Queen Street from 5-7pm with following artists.

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Support all the Freo fundraising events for this good cause!

Roel Loopers

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FREO BUSHFIRE SUPPORT CONCERTS TODAY

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, community, concerts, fundraising, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2020

 

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There are two FIRE AID music events on today, so please suppor these fundraisers for the bushfire victims in Australia.

The Port Beach Bar event in the garden at Tydeman Road features the Witchy Djipsies, God Said NO, Blazing Swan Sound Camp and DJs. It is on from 1-7pm.

Helen Townsend and Belle Harvey will perform at the Hilton Park Bowling Club from midday on.

I hope someone will also collect money at the free Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard music session, which runs from 2-4pm.

And the buskers in front of the Fremantle Markets are also collection money for the bushfire victims from noon onward!

Have fun. It is a great day, so reflect on how lucky we have been so far in WA.

Roel Loopers

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SECOND FIRE AID CONCERT AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, concerts, fremantle arts centre, fundraising, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 11, 2020

 

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Great news for all who missed out on tickets for the FIRE AID concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre on January 31. The musicians have agreed to do a second show on February 1.

John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco will all be at the second show, but Carla Geneve will stand in for Stella Donnelly.

Get your tickets for this great fundraising concert TODAY!

Roel Loopers

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CONTROVERSIAL ONE DAY IN FREMANTLE CHANGES

 

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Fremantle’s alternative Australia Day event ONE DAY in Fremantle will be significantly different this year and much more low key than the previous expensive concerts on the Esplanade.

One Day will be celebrated on Saturday, January 25 at Bathers Beach, with focus on Aboriginal culture, music and food, and will be showcasing young and emerging talent.

It will start with a smoking ceremony at 8am behind Kidogo Arthouse and finish with the burning of six Balga trees on the beach at sunset.

While the City says the changes were made because it did not want the event to become stale, and I agree, there had been a disconnect between the smoking ceremony in the morning and the concert late in the afternoon, there is little doubt that the changes are also made because the concerts became too expensive and did not attract the big audiences the very first concert with John Butler did.

It is questionable though that the day is no longer about cultural diversity  and will instead become another Aboriginal festival, similar to the Australia Day Survival Concert in Perth, when Fremantle already has the annual Wardarnji Aboriginal Festival during the Fremantle Festival.

I believe One Day needs to be all about Fremantle’s and Australia’s great multiculturalism and should not just be about our First Nation people and their culture, no matter how much I love and respect Aboriginal people. The cancellation of Australia Day celebrations, out of respect for Aboriginal concerns, received huge criticism when it was initiated four years ago, and this change is not the right way forward toward reconciliation, in my opinion. Changes were needed, Fremantle Councillors, but not these ones.

Roel Loopers

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COLD CHISEL AT FREMANTLE PARK NEW YEAR’S EVE

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 31, 2019

 

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Still don’t know what to do on New Year’s Eve tonight? Why not head out to Fremantle Park for the unique COLD CHISEL concert. See details below:

For the first time ever, this legendary Australian band will play a very special outdoor show at Fremantle Park, WA on New Year’s Eve. You’ve never seen anything like it before. You’ll never see anything like it again.

TIMES: (Subject To Change)
Gates for VIP and Premium GA: 3.30pm
Gates for GA: 4.30pm
Carla Geneve: 5.00pm – 5.25pm
The Southern River Band: 5.45pm to 6.10pm
Gyroscope: 6.35pm to 7.15pm
Jebediah: 7.45pm to 8.30pm
Birds of Tokyo: 9.00pm to 10.00pm
Cold Chisel: 10.30pm to 12.30am

PRICES:
– VIP: $450.00
– Premium GA: $199.90
– GA: $129.90
– Kids: $69.90

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FALLS FESTIVAL A BIG EVENT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, festival, fremantle oval, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2019

 

Fremantle will be invaded by thousands of the young and beautiful next weekend when the FALLS FESTIVAL is on at Fremantle Oval and surroundings on January 4 and 5. The first concert of the new year and decade!

The organisers are expecting 15,000 people per day on Saturday and Sunday so that will be a big event in the centre of our city.

Some carparks in the area will be closed, so check out websites and Facebook pages.

The lineup is:

Now that I live only three hundred metres from Freo Oval I’ll probably have a free weekend of music. It’s that or earplugs, depending on the act. ; >)
Roel Loopers

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BOSSA NOVA BABY AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concert, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2019

 

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It is going to be a nice cool, cloudy but fine day, the kind of weather they call heatwave in the UK, so too cold for the beach maybe but perfect for the Sunday Music Session in the lovely courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, that features Juliana Areias

Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby is a Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter who brings a new edge to traditional Brazilian rhythms. She creates a colorful Latin-jazz fusion which is taking the Australian and the international music scene by storm.

The show is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open.

Roel Loopers

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BIG CROWD ENJOYS ZYDECATS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, concerts, cultural, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 22, 2019

 

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No matter how long they have been around the ZYDECATS can still pull a big crowd, as was evident on Sunday afternoon at the Fremantle Arts Centre. The courtyard was packed full, and I have never seen so many people dancing at a Sunday session there.

The relaxed ambience and feeling of community gathering and connecting is what makes the Sunday Sessions at the FAC so special.

Roel Loopers

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