10 great things to do in Fremantle this week

1. Kings Square Archaeology Mini Excavation Workshops

Join a dig! City of Fremantle has commissioned Archae-aus as part of the Kings Square redevelopment project. Since 1833 when Kings Square was established Fremantle has seen many changes. The archaeologists will be looking for remnants of a past era which may tell us more about how we lived in the early 19th century.

The Museum of Moving Objects, a mobile museum set up for the event will bring archaeology and history alive, and Archae-aus will be running daily mini excavations for children. Get digging! Find out more about the role of an archaeologist.

Monday 15 January 10.30-11.30am (runs all week; check link below for times)

Cost: $24.19 (no refunds)
Bookings can be made at Eventbrite

Suitable for Kids 8-16 years

Outside Fremantle Town Hall
William St

2. School Holiday Escape Tour

Bring the kids along for some real local escape history. The prison guides will lead the children through the sites of numerous dramatic escapes in the history of Fremantle Prison. They will be regaled with tales of daring and dangerous escapes from Fremantle Prison.
This tour is strictly for the kids. Parents are very welcome to step inside and do time on our Doing Time tour while the kids are plotting their escape or browse the interesting exhibitions.

Monday 15 January 10.00 – 11.15am
Other dates available up to 24 January; same time slot

Cost: $11.50
Bookings: 9336 9200

Suitable for ages 5-12 years

Fremantle Prison
1 The Terrace

3. Learn To Code – Parents / Adults

Curious about coding? If you would like to be more involved with your kids in coding, or
just want to learn about the subject – this course is for you!

The class is small with a maximum of 6 adults. No computer programming knowledge
Required but you MUST bring your own Wi-Fi enabled Windows device.

Learn how to facilitate coding with your kids, code project ideas, and learn some coding yourself
by doing some fun hands-on simple coding activities:

• There will be an Introduction to various coding platforms such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi
• And other electronics. Get into block coding, and learn how to use Scratch (scratch.mit.edu)
• (Optional) The more ambitious can download Python for line-coding to their laptop

Tuesday 16 January 6.30 – 8.30pm
Also 17, 18, 23, 24 January; same time slot)

Cost: $47
Bookings can be made at Eventbrite

Suitable for Adults

ThinkLab (3 blocks from train station)
51-57 Market St

4. Teens Songwriting Workshop

Learn how to write your own songs in a supportive creative space.
From beginners through to experienced young musicians, you can explore different musical styles and melodic verse. Attend one songwriting circle or come again for the benefit of different group dynamics.

Wednesday 17 January 2.30 – 5.00pm
Also 18/19/24/25 January; same time slot

Cost: $40
Bookings can be made on the Penny Lane Website

Suitable for Teenagers

Penny Lanes Music
47 Knutsford St

5. Esoteric Yoga Course

If you’ve ever been curious about yoga, how it works, which type of yoga is best for you and the mind body connection, this course might be for you. Held once a week over six weeks this course will introduce the fundamentals of yoga, the study of the chakras and the subtle body and resonance within the body and the mind and self-realisation.

You will meet skilled Hatha yoga teacher, Ava Irani, and connect with like-minded people. Learn about esoteric traditional philosophies and alchemical tecnhiques. Transform your life!

Wednesday 17 January 6.00pm – 8.00pm
and the next six Wednesdays

Cost of Course: $300
Bookings: [email protected]

Suitable for Adults

Spanda Yoga School
232 South Tce

6. Dave Sonntag

Known for his distinct strumming patterns, unusual time signatures and chord changes the music of Dave Sonntag defies categorization.

After some time away in Canada converting mountain folk to his melodic vocals, he is back in Perth ready to entertain the local scene. Get down to Little Creatures for a great night of music with your favourite brew.

Free Event
Suitable for All

Thursday 18 January
6.00 – 9 .00 pm

Little Creatures Next Door
Mews Road

7. Aboriginal Culture & Food For Kids Little Kids (3-7 Years)

Bindi Bindi Dreaming share traditional Dreamtime stories tailored for little ears, about animals and how they came to be in the Nyoongar culture. The little ones will love to see the artefacts and tools used by Nyoongar people to hunt and gather. Once we’ve ‘found’ our food, then we head inside to do some taste testing of foods, using traditional indigenous herbs and spices.

Big Kids (8-14 Years)

Here we learn about Nyoongar connection to country, and the Nyoongar six seasons, and the foods available according to each season. This workshop will help young people develop an understanding of totems and the roles women, men and children play. The children will be shown traditional artefacts, and the program is tailored to educate older children on responsibility, history and culture. Then we will use traditional herbs and spices to create a tasting board of ancient Aboriginal flavours.

All children should bring a drink as well as sunscreen.
Food is provided. Please advise staff if your child has any allergies.
Friday 19 January 1.00 – 3:00 pm
Cost: $5 per child
Bookings can be made at Eventbrite
Or [email protected] Or 9432 9999

12 Captains Lane

8. Fremantle Backyard Cinema & Picnic: Spirited Away

Join us for a sunset community picnic and some relaxed music, followed by the film (trailer below). Get cozy under the stars and see why people have been captivated by this wonderful Oscar-winning Japanese anime.

Video Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByXuk9QqQkk
Saturday 20 January 6.00 – 9.30pm
Cost: $10
Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite
All proceeds go towards a new community art car for family festivals around WA

Suitable for All

The Ski Lodge
68 Oakover St
East Fremantle

9. Tiki Lagoon Poolside

We are celebrating Polynesian and Tiki culture all day Saturday.

From 12 – 5pm Family friendly Tiki fun and activities with the Freedome Fairies, including face painters, Hula lessons, limbo magic, and the Tiki Lagoon. There will also be a vintage-inspired market with Tiki Queen Vintage and others.
Then in the evening get ready for some adult fun at the Tiki Lagoon After Party at The Poolside Bar with tickets from $35 per person including welcome cocktail. To help you get your groove on DJ Holly Doll, DJ Aoife Daily and live bands Surf Mist & Black Lagoon will keep the sounds coming.

To top off the evening the lovely Miss Veronica Lily will keep you entertained with her unique 60s style burlesque routine.

Saturday 20 January 12.00 – 5.00pm Family Fun; 5.00 – 10.00 pm Adult Only Fun

Cost: $35 per adult (incl welcome drink)
Bookings can be made on the Esplanade Hotel website

Esplanade Hotel
Poolside Bar
Marine Terrace

10. Electrocity Ensemble: Lost In Time And Place

The staff and students of St George’s Anglican Grammar School Music Department bring a new fresh sound, combining live electronics, orchestral and contemporary arrangements. The group will present original compositions which reflect the tapestry of our port city.

Sunday 21 January 6.30 – 7.15pm

Cost: $15.00 (full) $12.00 (family)
Bookings can be made on the Fringe World website

Suitable for All

Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay

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