10 Great things to do in Fremantle this week

1. It’s Tax Time! Need Help?

Do you need help lodging your tax return? You may be eligible for Tax Help, a program offered by the Australian Tax Office, if your income is $60 000 or less for the past financial year.

A trained and accredited community volunteer will provide a free and confidential service to help complete your tax return online. Bookings are essential and fill up fast, so get in quick!

Tuesday 17 July
10:00am & 3:30pm
Free Event

To Book: [email protected]

Suitable for Adults

The Meeting Place Community Centre
245 South Terrace

2. Puppet Show: The Farmer’s Daughter

The Farmer’s Daughter tackles themes of change and resilience while celebrating the lives of the people who live and work on the land.

Inspired by real-life stories from rural Australia, this show explores the bond between a girl and her grandfather in an astounding visual celebration of the powerful relationship of people and the environment. Puppets, performers, lights and sound vividly recreate rural Australia and invite a deeper understanding of the families who call it home.

Monday 16 July – Wednesday 18 July
10:00am & 1:00pm (Wed 10:00am only)
Cost: $23
Tickets available at Box Office or call 9335 5044

Book Online Here

Suitable for Ages 8+
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
1 Short Street

3. Art Exhibition: Matthew Thorley

Matthew Thorley is a visual artist investigating positive and negative space in the built environment. He is inspired by contemporary architecture’s dynamic form and focuses on elements concerned with the study of light interacting with reflective surfaces.

Structural Dependency suggests movement or rather the desire for movement. Thorley constructs objects that encourage a state of flux and invite the viewer to respond physically. The subtle movement that takes place between the object, the viewer and this immersive space constructed by the artist; creates a tension and a desire to participate in this dance. These artworks prompt the viewer to practice a softened focus and acknowledge a moment of contemplation.

The exhibition will also be the backdrop for a special dance performance over two nights in a collaboration with choreographer Brooke Leeder.

Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 July 10:00 – 4:00pm
Free Event

PS Art Space
22 Packenham Street

4. Music: Colourful Creatures

Afro Chameleon and friends bring you COLOURFUL CREATURES a music extravaganza!
Tan and Taupe – Influenced by heavy music and other music from the 80’s onwards; Scarlet Drive – having a shared passion for alternative rock this four-piece band have a unique sound of fast rocking tunes wrapped up in a blend of punk, funk and reggae; Alt-Rock Indie-Rap band Mt. Cleverest created their sound by fusing classic Indie Rock with Hip-Hop, playing as many live shows as they could around Perth city and it’s venues; Foxton Kings  with searing vocal hooks and strong riffs they will have you up dancing; Five-piece Afro Chameleon supercharge hip hop with progressive funk, wielding strong musicianship, sophisticated songwriting and a brilliant lead singer.

Wednesday 18 July 7:00pm
Cost: $5 at door
Suitable for 18+

Mojos Bar
237 Queen Victoria Street

5. Hidden Treasures Music Series Begins

Every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. Two Thursdays left!

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Music from 7.45pm

7:45pm- 8.30pm The Norfolk Pines
9pm – 9.45pm MATA
10.15pm -11pm Brassika

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00 pm
8.15pm -9pm Swayzee fka Gravityfreak
9.30pm – 10.15pm Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Tomás Ford

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00 pm
7.30 – 8.15pm Boox Kid
9pm – 9.45pm Hugh Jennings
10.30pm – 11.30 Elk Bell

Secret Venue
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Bluenade
9.05pm – 9.50pm Your Girl Pho
10.10pm – 10.55pm FLOSSY

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Feels
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Ninja Web Mitt
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram departs every hour from the Buffalo Club:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Jay le Kat

Thursday 19 July
Cost: $20 at the door – for multiple venues

Program and Information

Suitable for 18+
Various Venues
West End

6. Art: Bush Women

Join Bush Women: 25 Years On co-curators John Kean and Erin Coates, along with author Dr Darren Jorgensen and local artist Nalda Searles to learn more about the six artists exhibited – Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie (Gara-Gara), Tjapartji Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies and Pantjiti Mary McLean.

During the tour they will discuss the original exhibition and how these artworks have been brought back together 25 years on.

Opens Saturday 21 July
Suitable for All

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street

7. Workshop: Christmas in July Ceramic Decorations

Learn to create personalised impressed Christmas decorations with Philippa Gordon, experienced artist (ceramicist) / art educator.  The workshops run over two consecutive Saturdays in July.

Learn the art of impressing clay to create personalised ceramic gifts with an experienced tutor.

Materials Glazing Firing Included.

Saturday 21 and 28 July 10:00 – 2:00pm
Cost: $180 (small class of 10)
To Book call Pip 0405 478 093 or email: [email protected]
Suitable for Adults – any level

Stackwood  – Fremantle    

Clay Space WA Studio – Wembley Downs

8. Performance: Close Up

Close-up is an attempt to bring both the audience and the performer together in an intimate shared experience of performance, music, story telling and dance.

In this new iteration of space and time Performance artist Seamus Jim Hughes and guests lead the audience on a spatial promenade through PSAS.

Saturday 21 July hourly 6:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $21
(includes soup and bread!)
Suitable for Adults

Limited Capacity – Max 21 people
Presale Bookings contact: [email protected]

PS Arts Space
22 Packenham Street

9. Rottnest Day Diving Trip

Join us for a boat trip to Rottnest Island this Saturday to explore one of the wonders of Western Australia. Aboard the Moonshine, piloted by skipper Antoni, we will embark on a trip to Rottnest for a couples dive and a lunch. The trip is for Open Water Divers but also more advanced divers are welcome.

Moonshine is an excellent vessel with shower and bathroom on board and plenty of space. We will only be six divers and crew for a casual and personal experience.

Sunday 22 July
8:30 – 4:30am
Cost: $190 – $220 (depending on what gear you own)

Click Here to Book

Suitable for Adults who Dive
East Street Jetty
Meet at East Street Jetty 8:30am

10. Music: The Black Sorrows feat. Joe Camilleri

The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most enduring touring bands and a festival favourite. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well- crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same.

In 2014 Joe Camilleri celebrated 50 years in the music business. Camilleri launched The Black Sorrows, a loose band of like-minded musicians, in 1984 following the demise of his seminal band Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons the year before. From humble beginnings playing inner-city cafes around Melbourne and selling albums from the boot of a car, Camilleri transformed the band into one of the most sophisticated ensembles in the country. The Black Sorrows have won the ARIA for Best Band, played sell-out shows across Europe and sold more than two million albums worldwide.

Sunday 22 July
Doors open 7:00pm
Cost: $43.50 Presale; $45 Door

Tickets Available Here

Fly By Night Club
179 High Street

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