10 Great things to do in Fremantle this week

1. Bookmaking

This three week course will teach you three different bookmaking method. And you get to take home your own beautiful hand-made book!

Learn how to bind, stitch, cover and assemble your own books made from leather, book cloth and specialist materials. Individualise your books by hand embellishing and making your own end papers. Take home a set of ‘how to’ notes each week so that you can continue the craft at home.

Everything is provided, including tea and coffee. Select your own colours and threads. There is time to be creative and personalise your books by hand embellishing, hand stencilling and making your own end papers. Take home templates and a set of ‘how to’ notes each week so that you can continue the craft at home.

Spaces are limited!
Mondays 13, 20, 27 August 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $120

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Suitable for Adults
The Meeting Place
245 South Terrace
South Fremantle

2.  Film: NAIDOC Week Wadjemup Short Film and Storytelling

The Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre will be showing a special NAIDOC Week screening of the short film Wadjemup. This will be followed by storytelling with ex-Freo Docker, Scott Chisolm.  Limited tickets available.

Tuesday 14 August 10:00am

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Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre
12 Captains Lane

3. Live Music

Wrap up your day or welcome in the last day of the week with some eclectic sounds over a meal or glass of ale or wine.

Creatures Next Door is the perfect spot to watch the sun set. With a sharing style menu and world class beers, ciders and a great selection of Australian wines, where else would you rather be on a Thursday evening?

Thursday 16 August 6:00 -10:00 pm
Free Event
Little Creatures (Next Door)
42 Mews Road

4. Voice: Walyalup Kannajil

Join us for a series of community singing workshops in Fremantle where you will learn a range or Aboriginal songs in Noongar and English.

Workshops will be facilitated by talented musicians from an Aboriginal-led choir, Madjitil Moorna.

All backgrounds and abilities welcome!
Thursdays through 20 September 12:30-2:30pm
Cost: $10 or $5
To RSVP – contact Susie on 0410 373 854 or [email protected]

Hilton PCYC
34 Paget Street

5. Songs of the Future

Songs Of The Future is a collaboration of two gifted musicians from very different backgrounds, coming together again for the first time in 30 years to share their humanitarian ideals for friendship between nations through their music.

Perth-based international concert violinist and composer Rupert Guenther, and South African born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valanga Khoza, present a unique collaborative show. It is a concert of original and traditional music, which travels through a fascinating and evocative journey of sounds, stories, and influences, from classical music traditions from Western Europe to jazz, folk, blues and world music influences, including new and traditional South African songs and music, in an array of instruments and singing and playing styles, for which these two artists are each renowned.

The concert features songs, music and narratives exploring the themes of humanity and friendship between nations, interwoven with the two artists’ musical and life influences – from Rupert’s formal classical training in Vienna and diverse spiritual and musical journeys in blues and world music, to Valanga’s search for musical outlets in his childhood in rural township poverty in South Africa, his subsequent exodus from his homeland in search of freedom which takes him through many countries, until finally arriving as a refugee in Australia in 1988, and his subsequent career as a musician and story-teller, as well as earlier intersections of the their lives on stages some 30 years ago, including being in the opening act at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in 1988.

Friday 17 August 7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $20 – $30 

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Fremantle Fibonacci Centre
19 Blinco Street

6. Made Local Winter Market

The Made Local Market brings you all the best local makers, eats and music. This edition will focus on local makers and will host more than 30 stalls selling locally-made wares such as ceramic planters, artist prints, clothing, textiles and jewellery.

The market will host brand new stallholders and some of our staple favourites under the one warehouse roof, including ILKA, Pierce, I Love You!, Flora Waycott, Kristin Margrit, Deli and Many Peaks Assembly. The Stackwood studio residents will also be opening their studios, including ceramics studio Winterwares, artists Sally Mundy & Meraki Designs, skincare by Clean Slate and clothing by Vintage Delhi.

The market will host food trucks serving up cosy Winter eats including Brazillian street eats by Comida do Sul and brisket by Flitch and Leaven, plus coffee and treats by Stacked Cafe. The Stackwood bar will be serving up craft beer and mulled wine, whilst we enjoy live unplugged performances by a local artist.

The Stackwood studios will be open so you can get a behind the scenes look into the warehouse, and our concept store will be full of plants to add to your urban jungle. There will be flowers by East Fremantle outfit Floral Army and kid-friendly activities happening right throughout the weekend, giving you time to browse.

Friday 17 August 3:00m- 9:00pm
through Sunday 19 All Day
Cost: $2 entry

Suitable for All

10 Stack Street

7. Mono Freo Book Launch

Mono Freo 2 is a book of black and white photography by James Kerr set in and around Fremantle. It is a sequel to the original Mono Freo.

The book launch will feature an exhibition of images from the book as well as a selection of previous photographs.

Friday 17 August 6:00 – 9:00pm
Suitable for All

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EarlyWork Gallery
330 South Terrace (cnr Wardie)
South Fremantle

8. Music: Soukouss Internationale

Last time Soukouss played Saturday night the show sold out. You’ve been advised!

Get your dancing shoes on and get down to Mojos. Supports include Grenan Dawley, DJ Charlie Bucket and Tearasawai.

Saturday 18 August 8:00pm
Cost: $15 at the door
Suitable for 18+

Mojos Bar
237 Queen Victoria Street
North Fremantle     

9. Art: Running Deep

The City of Fremantle Art Collection, established in 1958, is the largest municipal collection in WA with over 1,500 works. The Collection’s focus on Fremantle artists, and Australian prints celebrates the enduring importance of the visual arts to Fremantle.

Running Deep is an exhibition by senior WA artists Holly Story and Kati Thamo through the lens of their enduring friendship and creative engagement with WA’s South Coast. The artists raised families and built homes on a shared property in the bush. Each one has developed her own visual language to interpret the natural environment and her relationship to it. Both artists use natural materials and work across a wide range of media.

Running Deep includes examples of their work from the City of Fremantle Art Collection alongside a selection of both new and older work from the artists’ collections. The exhibition encompasses print making, artist books, sculpture, dyed and embroidered textiles and video.

Saturday 18 August
10:00 – 5:00am
Free Event

Suitable for All

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street

10. Alcohol Inks

In this three hour workshop, art practitioner and teacher Monique Ford will introduce you to working with alcohol inks. A beautiful, free flowing and fun medium, alcohol inks can be used to create luminous, layered artworks emphasising colour, composition and balance.

You will explore the properties of the ink and specialised papers, and learn to achieve vibrant effects with translucent and metallic colours . You will learn:
-The application of different alcohol ink colours and effects (including metallics)
-How to create a successful, balanced composition
-How to use layers to create depth in artwork

All materials provided. Suitable for adults of all levels. Please wear closed toe shoes.

Sunday 19 August 11:00 – 1:00pm
Cost: $140

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Suitable for Adults only
15 Mrs Trivett Place

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