10 great things to do in Fremantle this week

1. New Kings Square Urban Space

Have your say!! Be a part of the Kings Square redevelopment story!
Ideas have been sought from local school children and families on how the new Kings Square space (set for 2019) could be transformed. Take a look at some of the ideas in the Children’s library, on display until 24 October.
You can have your say too! To lodge an idea or vote for ideas, visit the website.

Until 24 October

Fremantle (Childrens) Library
Town Hall

2. The State Collection – Submissions Open

This free exhibition is open once again in 2017 for all budding and keen artists!
Aimed at anyone who likes to draw, sketch or paint, simply show how you see West Australia’s distinct sense of place, on a piece of white A4 paper. Deposit boxes are positioned around Fremantle (PS Art Space, Fremantle Arts Centre, Moores Building of Contemporary Art) or drop into the Town Hall administration.
Established artists and WA identities will also contribute works anonymously, and you will have the chance to purchase a piece of art (maybe collectable!) for a mere $20 at the Exhibition Closing Party & Art Market. Proceeds will go to benefit CAN to support arts projects in various WA communities.

Submissions Open 9 – 29 October
Exhibition Runs Tue 31 Oct – Thur 02 Nov
Exhibition Closing Party & Art Market Thur 2 Nov from 7pm

PS Art Space

3. Maggie Dent: Raising Real Kids in an Unreal World

Leading educator and author Maggie Dent will be discussing ‘Building Resilience and Self-Esteem in Today’s Children.’ Listen to her common-sense approach to parenting, using her 10 building blocks model. This talk is aimed at providing parents with practical strategies on how to make small changes in the home to make a big difference later on in children’s lives.
Presented by Fremantle Primary School P&C, this talk will enlighten, encourage and provide practical parenting solutions.

Mon 16 October
Doors open at 6.00 for drinks
Talk 7.30 – 9.30pm

Cost: $40
Suitable for Adults

Bookings: http://tdy.cl/se/PyblBHQ

South Fremantle Football Club
William and Parry Street

4. Ride2Work Day Breakfast

On Yer Bike!! It’s Ride2Work Day!
This Wednesday every cyclist gets a free breakfast and coffee. You can get your bike checked over by the guys at Mercer Cycles, and browse the range at South Beach Cycles.
There are also mini bike tours around the West End with Fremantle Tours, together with interactive activities designed by Notre Dame students.

All welcome – in your suit or lycra!
Wed 18 October 7.00 – 9.00am

Free Event

Pioneer Park
Market Street

5. Living Smart Course

Looking to make your life more sustainable? Learn how you can make changes in your own backyard! Meet like-minded people and be inspired to make a difference to your world.
Run by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, experts in the field, this seven week course will cover subjects such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening etc. An additional field trip concludes the course. The cost includes Living Smart membership.

Starts Thur 19 October through 30 November
6.30 – 9.00pm
Course Cost: $80 ($40 conc)

North Fremantle Community Hall
2 Thompson Road
North Fremantle

6. Young Adults Fiction – Digging Deeper

Engaging Teenagers with Literature is the focus of this discussion with authors Nadia L King and Julia Lawrinson.
Join them and other writers and educators for a drink before the talk starts at 6.30pm.

Thur 19 October 6.30 – 8.00pm
Suitable for Adults and Young Adults

Bookings recommended at Eventbrite

Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts
42 Henry Street

7. 1:18 An Exhibition of Gwen Velge’s Works

Gwenaël Velge is an emerging photographer, and an academic. His background in sociology and political science, and his current doctoral thesis in creative arts informs his work. “My work is highly formal and explores the crossroads of photography, human geography, philosophy and sociology.”(Gwen Velge)

Exhibition: 7  – 20 October
Tue-Fri 10.00 – 4.00; Sat 10.00 – 2.00

Suitable all ages
Free Event

PS Art Space
22 Pakenham Street

8. Record Club Roadshow

Three performers, Three music legends, One magical night.
Listen to three different musicians perform works of well known and loved artists:
Mark Hosking from Karnivool performs Jeff Buckley.
Andy Lawson from The Avenues performs Radiohead.
Steve Parkin from Basement Birds performs John Lennon.

Thur 19 October 7.00 -11.30pm
Cost: A $17; Conc $15; $20 at door
To book: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=78949
Suitable for Adults

Fly By Night Club
179 High Street

9. Garage Sale Trail comes to Stackwood

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Spread the word! The national Garage Sale Trail is on again!
You will be treated to some treasures from the stylists and their studios, their back catalogs and seconds. Stallholders include Cranmore Home, Coda Studio, Willow and the Bowerbird, The Vintage Delhi, Mrs T, Cosmit Studios and more!
The café will be serving coffee and donuts and you can pick up a plant too at the Stackwood Store.

Sat 21 October 9.00 – 12.00 noon

10 Stack Street
White Gum Valley

10. Bookmaking Classes

Get cracking with those personalised Christmas ideas! Learn how to make beautiful handmade books as unique Christmas gifts or personal diaries. Artist Bridget Seaton will show you how to bind, stitch, cover, and assemble your own books made from leather and specialist materials. Individualize your books by hand embellishing and stitching. Take home a different book each week and a set of ‘how to’ notes.

Mon 23, 30 October & 6 November 6.00 – 8.00pm
Cost: $110

The Meeting Place
245 South Terrace

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