I thought I’d better give you all well-advanced notice of a huge fun Freo weekend ahead so you can plan accordingly.
Friday we have the BIG FREMANTLE SHAVE at the Ball&Chain bar from 5.30 pm and the opening of ANYA BROCK’s exhibitions at PS ART SPACE from 6.30 pm.
On Saturday the all weekend CHILLI FESTIVAL starts on the Esplanade, and there is also the BIKE MUSIC FEST UNCHAINED at Princess May Park next to Clancys from 1 pm. Another bike event is that night at South Beach where LIGHT ME UP BIKES will visit the international food market from 6.30 pm.
The traditional yearly BROOME TO BICTON free concert with the Pigram Brothers is on in Quarantine Park near the Bicton Bath from 5.30 pm on Saturday as well.
On Sunday the gorgeous GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET is on from 8 am till midday, the SUNDAY BBQ session at J Shed is on from midday till 9 pm, the free courtyard Sunday concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre is from 2-4 pm with the VILLAGE VIBES, and at STRANGE COMPANY free music is on from 4-6 pm, while at Clancys they’ll start the March CRUCIAL ROCKERS free concerts from 7 pm.
What a choice hey. Freo is a great place to have fun. Take part and enjoy it!
The BROOME TO BICTON concert has become an annual tradition for Fremantle and beyond and is on again this Saturday February 15 from 4.30 pm at Quarantine Park that overlooks Bicton Bath. This will be the 12th annual concert.
The PIGRAM BROTHERS and support groups will play at this free concert that attracts large crowds each year. Bring a blanket and picnic and watch the sun set while listening to the great Kimberley sounds of this famous indigenous group.
What a crowd puller the Broome based Pigram Brothers are in Fremantle. Gates had to be closed at the Fremantle Arts Centre after a massive crowd turned up for the free courtyard session. People were already waiting on the grass an hour before the concert started and started applauding the group when they did their sound check.
There was a hive of activity at the arts centre with lots of people coming to see the huge Martu exhibition that covers all the galleries at the centre. I will go back for an extensive, and more quiet, look at the show early in the week.
It is really good to see how our arts centre has developed from a mediocre one into one that now shows serious and well curated exhibitions. Well done!
Pack the kids in the bus, car, or on their bikes and come into Freo on Friday evening, when the City of Fremantle will show off its new Christmas lights at Kings Square, while the Fremantle Dockers also have lights in the huge pine tree at South Fremantle oval. Once you have seen these lights (from 7.30) walk through High Street to admire the stunning Projections on High on the heritage buildings, and keep going to the Fishing Boat Harbour, where they also installed Christmas lights.
Still not enough? Cross the railway line back to the Esplanade for the Worlds Village and listen to Broome’s Pigram Brothers!
Book December 3 in for a free concert by the Broome based Pigram Brothers on the Fremantle Esplanade. Ernie Dingo will also be with them on stage. This is part of the opening day of the Fremantle ISAF 2011 sailing championships.
There will be a Parade of Sails from Perth to Fremantle along the Swan River earlier in the day and at 7 pm Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt will hoist the official ISAF flag up the mast at the Round House. The concert will start after that.
Oh My God it is bloody hot, just so that it rhymes. This is the worst heatwave I have experienced since migrating to Australia in 1982, and I actually normally really like the heat. The humidity is extraordinary!
I drink liters of water and soft drinks, the cold showers are lukewarm and the red wine needs to be chilled because room temperatures are extreme. The noise of the fans in lounge and bedroom starts annoying me, because I love peace and quiet, but without those whirly things life would be worse.
At nine o’clock this morning the parking around Port and Leighton beaches was already full and the same applied to South Beach, where many again parked illegally on the grass, so hopefully council inspectors take the heat into consideration before handing out fines.
But the heat was no issue when I bumped into gorgeous Mel, who used to work at the Moore&Moore cafe. Her stunning smile and unpretentious being made my day. Thanks Mel!
Off to the PIGRAM BROTHERS concert at the park above the Bicton Bath late afternoon, and praying for a bit of a sea breeze to make it bearable. Now back to the fridge for more cold drinks.
The highly popular yearly free BROOME TO BICTON concert by the Kimberley based PIGRAM BROTHERS is on again this month at Quarantine Park, just above the Bicton Bath, from 4.30 p.m. on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27.
There is always a really good atmosphere at these family concerts, and the joy of listening to relaxing music while watching the sun set is special. Bring a rug and a picnic and listen to the good music of this Aboriginal group.