If you are like us and leave things until the last minute, you still have until tomorrow night to check out the very cool artworks of High Tide 17. You can get involved and design your own nautical flags with messages fit for 2100 or become a citizen of the Commonwealth of New Bayswater with your own passport, a fun little island set up by Jessee Lee Johns in the flooded Princess Chambers’ basement (4-6pm today and tomorrow).
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The band Pond, who are comprised of half members of Tame Impala, are in Fremantle this September to play a show at a great venue… Fremantle Prison. Pond have officially been found guilty… of making some of most killer tracks to have come out of the last few years.
Love Freo’s new favourite lunch spot is slightly hidden, but once you’ve been there you’ll return for sure. Leake Street Cafeteria is located in a narrow courtyard, which – with its metal staircase – reminds of a bit of New York. You enter the courtyard through the ‘Kakulas Sisters’ shop, just walk to the end of the shop and you’ll see where to go.
We love how Many 6160 is so much more than just a shop. The place has a creative feel about it, and it’s the perfect place for the Skillsmithery by Studio Bomba. On Sunday we went to Many to attend a Japanese Bookbinding workshop. Guided by no one less than the president of the WA Craft Bookbinders Guild Jo Shoobert, we learned everything about noble, hemp-leaf and tortoise shell style binding.
There aren’t many desert islands in the world that you can get to within 15 minutes of home and which virtually guarantees you can hang out with some friendly sea lions. Carnac is a bit of a gem really, it can get quite busy with boats on very hot afternoon, but you can sometimes be the only boat over there which makes for a very peaceful day of swimming and snorkelling. Getting to Carnac Island can be a little tricky unless you (a) have a boat or (b) are a friend of A.
We went to the Bathers Beach Markets last night. The new layout is great. There are stalls from Kidogo along Bathers Beach, the Roundhouse all the way to the J-Shed. It’s a nice little stroll with music along the way. Each area has it’s own feel – the original site around Kidogo is the buzzy place full of picnickers, while J-Shed is more laid-back and arty. Our favourite spot was the Taco-place at the whaling tunnel, where you can chill out and watch the sunset on beach chairs away from the hustle and bustle. Did anyone of you try the camel-ride?
Today is a day for bicycle lovers in Fremantle, and it will really help if you like a bit of water-borne precipitation too, coz let’s facing it it’s raining buckets and might never stop.
The Old Time Bike Ride (which has already started) has a few options between 4km and 31km in length and is held in honour of an old bike race that first started on Wray Avenue in 1896 (from Moondyne Joe’s to the Ten Mile Well and back). There’s a bit of a shin-dig afterwards at Replants on Wray Avenue (12pm to 3pm). Lucky those guys have a big roof to shelter under.
Then later on today is the Freo Follies ride which takes in all the best sites of the city centre. It’s kicks off at 4pm from Little Creatures.
It was my parents 40th wedding anniversary recently and I wanted to do something special for them and I thought yeah a helicopter ride over Freo would be pretty awesome. They loved it and still rave about it. I recommended it to anyone who has visitors from overseas or even if you’re local and want to see our lovely city from a different perspective. Here’s some photos my Dad took.
Our favourite Arts Centre – Fremantle Arts Centre – is turning 40. Come along this Friday night to celebrate at the FAC ‘Mad About You’ gala party. The evening includes the opening of four exhibitions plus performances from the Zydecats and others.
What Mad About You: 40 Years of Fremantle Arts Centre
When Friday 12 April, 6:30pm
Where Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street
This Saturday our friends at Hilton Harvest Community Garden are once again celebrating their Twilight Fair, a feel-good community event with great food, live music and lots of fun activities (we’re especially curious about the ‘Scarecrow competition’). Come along, bring the kids and meet the neighbours. It’s a plastic free event, so bring along your own plate, fork and mug.