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Fremantle Prison Art Tour, first Saturday of every month

Fremantle Prison Art Tour, first Saturday of every month

Fremantle Prison Art Tour

Fremantle prison was used as a place of incarceration and punishment for 136 years.  Throughout the Prison's long history, some inmates were granted special permission to paint as part of their rehabilitation, however for most of this time convicts and prisoners were prevented from painting or drawing on the walls.

Prior to the Prison's closure in 1991, discipline was relaxed and inmates were given wide ranging permissions to draw on the walls of their cells and exercise yards.

Join one of our experienced guides for this exclusive art tour which showcases a variety of convict and prisoner artwork, including Aboriginal and European Landscapes, Dot Paintings, Graffiti and Tattoo Art, as well as "hidden" art from the convict era.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • Saturday 07 May
  • Saturday 04 June

4.00 pm - on the first Saturday of the month

Further information available at: http://www.fremantleprison.com.au/Visit_Us/tours/arttour/ 

Eat Drink Perth, 13 March - 9 April 2017

Eat Drink Perth, 13 March - 9 April 2017

Eat Drink Perth!

Foodies rejoice! Eat Drink Perth, Perth's biggest food festival returns in 2017 from 13 March - 9 April.  Sample from the melting pot that is Perth's exploding food and drink scene at events from markets to picnics, food truck fiestas to walking tours, and long-table degustations to pop-ups in unique locations.

There'll be more than flavours to savour at food experiences offered in the brand new Cathedral Square precinct.  Taste from some of WA's best in the historic State Buildings and learn from expert and celebrity chefs free at the new City of Perth Library.  Other highlights include the return of local product and produce market Perth Home Grown, and a delectable Dessert Garden addition to the Twilight Hawkers Market, only during Eat Drink Perth.

Be sure to save room for a bigger than every Yum Cha in the Park - this year's festival finale.

Visit for the lastest:  https://www.visitperthcity.com/BusinessEatDrinkPerth

The IGA Perth Royal Show, 23 - 30 September 2017

The IGA Perth Royal Show, 23 - 30 September 2017

The IGA Perth Royal Show, 23 - 30 September 2017

Perth's biggest community event attracting thousands of visitors every year.

 With a rich history spanning 170 years, the Show is an iconic social and cultural event which showcases WA agriculture, small business and entertainment.

 From cattle to cavies and hens to horses, here is your chance to get up close to your favourite animal. See the cuddly animal farm at the City Farms Animal Nursery. With 10,000 animals expected at the Show there will be endless displays and competitions to enjoy.

 There is also non-stop entertainment including a thrilling one-man aeronautical display at the main arena, sandsculpting, circus and of course, heaps of rides and games at Sideshow Alley!

 Don't miss the best fireworks in WA each night at 8pm at the Peters Drumstick Main Arena as the IGA Fireworks Spectacular will complete a perfect Show experience.

 Visit www.perthroyalshow.com.au for details of what's on offer.

2017 Rottnest Channel Swim, 25 February 2017

2017 Rottnest Channel Swim, 25 February 2017

2016 Rottnest Channel Swim, 25 February 2017

Highly regarded worldwide and one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island. Whether competing as a solo, duo or team, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a ‘team’ event with all swimmers surrounded by a support network of paddlers, boat skippers and crew. The event, managed by the Rottnest Channel Swim Association, is held in February of each year and is Rottnest Island’s biggest day.

For more info please visit – www.rottnestchannelswim.com.au

2017 Sculptures by the Sea, 3 March - 20 March 2017

2017 Sculptures by the Sea, 3 March - 20 March 2017

Sculpture by the Sea

13TH ANNUAL COTTESLOE EXHIBITION

Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia. Over 70 local, interstate and international artists will transform Perth's most popular beach into a stunning sculpture park overlooking the Indian Ocean with some of the most glorious sunsets of any major city in the world.

One of the world's largest free to the public events.

Where -Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia

Website: http://sculpturebythesea.com/cottesloe/

Fremantle Street Arts Festival, 14-17 April 2017

Fremantle Street Arts Festival, 14-17 April 2017

Fremantle Street Arts Festival - 14 - 17 April 2017

Australia's biggest and best street arts festival returns in full force to Fremantle this Easter long weekend. Performers from around the globe will invade the streets, turning them into stages to amuse, astound and amaze.

The Fremantle Street Arts Festival will showcase the world of busking, street theatre, comedy, circus, cabaret and lots more. Get involved in the action and witness first class acts right on your doorstep.

Stay tuned at: http://www.fremantlestory.com.au/your-story/event-festivals/festivals/fremantle-street-arts-festival-2017/fremantle-street-arts-festival-2017.html

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