10 Great things to do in Fremantle this week

1. Music: Courtney Barnett

One of the most unique Australian voices to emerge in recent times Courntey Barnett has been celebrated as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock. She is a singer-writer who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment.

Her recent album Tell Me How You Really Feel was released last month through her own label Milk! She will be performing in Fremantle ahead of a string of tour dates, international and local.

Monday 18 June
6:00 – 10:00pm
Cost: $62 

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Suitable for 18+ (photo ID required)
Metropolis Club
58 South Terrace

2. Musical: ‘Grease’

Take a trip back in time to the 1950s with JCCA senior music theatre students when flash big cars, jukeboxes, poodle skirts and leather jackets were all the rage!

Sit back and watch this new take on the classic love story of Danny and Sandy, set to a memorable rock and roll score.

Grease is the word!

Wednesday 20 June
Cost: $17 – $25

Suitable for All

Curtin Theatre
John Curtin College of the Arts
Ellen Street


3. Art On The Move

The Children’s Museum of WA and Art on the Move are collaborating to bring you Meet the Masters. The workshops connect children to the artist and their motivations, introducing new techniques and ways of looking at things.

Meet the Masters will introduce your children to the backgrounds, focus and techniques of some of the most famous artists that ever lived – including some that still do!

Each workshop is based on one artist and is split into three parts – Inspire, Educate and Create.

Inspire: Using books and other material we explore the fascinating lives and famous works of the Master artists

Educate: The next step is experimenting with various techniques and media used by the artist.

Create: This is where we not only recreate techniques just learnt, but add our own flair to improve the works of the masters and take it a step further!

Not only is art fun, but it helps kids learn and grow in so many different ways… they learn about culture, geography and how art relates to other subjects, increases confidence, expands visual learning, teaches collaboration and accountability and of course allows them to express themselves in more creative ways. The workshop this week is specifically suitable for 7-10 year old children.

Thursday 21 June 10:00 – 11:30pm
Cost: $22
Suitable for Ages 6-10 years

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21 Beach Street

4. Book Launch: The Strong Sunflower

This event, co-hosted by Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) promotes Mohammad Ali Maleki, a published poet, originally from Iran.

Mohammad has been writing from within Australia’s prison camp in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea, over the past two years. With the help of another inmate, Mansour Shoshtari, (also exiled to Manus), his works have been translated from Farsi to English. Mohammad was shortlisted for the Red Room Company’s New Shoots Poetry Prize 2016.

The Strong Sunflower speaks to ambiguous relationships between those Australia has exiled to Manus, Manusians and the land itself, creating a tentative thread between all these. It speaks of the human condition and of our innate desire for compassion and creativity. Ten visual artists respond with generous and vivid images to bring Mohammad Ali Maleki’s insightful and moving poem into sharp focus.

The venue is child friendly and wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be served

Friday 22 June
6:30 – 8:30pm
Free Event

 Suitable for All

Saga Bookshop
203 South Terrace
South Fremantle

5. Hilton Winter Film Festival

The Hilton Winter Film Festival showcases award-winning documentaries from around the world right in the heart of Fremantle’s ‘Garden Suburb’ Hilton.
For four Fridays this winter, PCYC Hilton’s Progress Hall will screen films that will delight, inspire and provoke questions about life, and how we live, on this planet.
Stay on after the film to chat with freinds and chat about what you have seen!

Friday 22 June 6:30 – 9:00pm
Doors & Bar 6:30pm; Film 7:00pm
Free Event

Suitable for All

Unit 2 34 Paget Street

6. Antarctica: Night at the Museum

You are invited to join us for the Foundation for the WA Museum’s premier fundraising event, Antarctica: Night at the Museum.

Co-presented and hosted by the Artefact Circle, you’re invited to enjoy the wonder of Antarctica at night. Discover an exciting array of Antarctic themed entertainment. Indulge in a high-end live auction full of luxurious and exclusive prizes, including the ever popular opportunity to name a newly identified species!

Be one of our glamorous guests amid the glaciers, enjoying tasty delights while relishing home-grown, award winning beverages.

  • Cocktails courtesy of West Winds Gin
  • Beer courtesy of Gage Roads Brewing Co
  • Sparkling & wine courtesy of Silverstream Wines

*Dress: Sub-Zero*
Friday 22 June 7:00 – 11:00pm
Cost: $160
Suitable for Adults

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Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay

7. Insider Art: Winter 2018

Insider Art: Winter 2018 is an art exhibition showcasing the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.

This collection of new works represents a diverse array of traditional and contemporary approaches to art making. Across Western Australia participation in creative processes and formal art classes play an important role in rehabilitation, personal development and complement existing educational programs.

Many of the Aboriginal artists featured painting provides a way to connect with family, culture and country by drawing upon a long history of shared visual languages.

An ongoing initiative between the Department of Justice and Fremantle Prison ensures that entry to this exhibition is free and that many of the works will be available for purchase with proceeds going back to the artists and the exhibition program.

Opens 16 June runs through 26 August
Free Event
Suitable for All

Fremantle Prison
1 The Terrace

8. Winterworld Opens!

Winterworld Fremantle is back for its fourth year! Come play at Australia’s largest outdoor ice rink!

Enjoy falling snow, open fire pits, giant slide, winter markets and of course ice skating. Winterworld boasts a real snow pit, giant inflatable slide, kids craft activities.

The National Hotel’s warm cosy pop up bar will be serving mulled wine and warm winter beverages, blazing fire pits scattered around a themed outdoor area.

Relax with family and friends and stay warm with delicious winter foods by local producers.

Saturday 23 June through 15 July
All Day
Cost: from $15; packages available

Tickets Available Here

The Esplanade

9. Converging Stories: David Pigram

You may have seen or heard David Pigram a musical artist from Broome in the West Kimberley, and the Pigram Brothers.

This event will showcase solo songs and story from David who is currently living and working in Perth. His stories will be weaved with song through an acoustic set.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this special hour. Dress comfortably and BYO.

Saturday 23 June 4:30 – 6:00pm
Cost: $18.50
Suitable for All

Sullivan Hall
2 Nannine Avenue
White Gum Valley

10. Music: Café Society

Cafe Society features one of Perth’s favourite jazz singers, Denise Dale. They are a multi-instrumental four piece group playing a unique mix of cool jazz, latin, blues and funk,.

Sunday 24 June 7:00 – 11:00pm
Free Event
Suitable for All

Little Creatures
42 Mews Road

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