Saturday, May 21st, 2011
There are few people in Western Australia who don’t have a fond affection for Fremantle. Originally Perth’s access port for ships bringing supplies when Perth was just a colony, Fremantle has grown to become a vibrant seaside city. Despite many changes, Fremantle has maintained its historic look and feel, with beautiful old buildings and many historic attractions.

The Fremantle Heritage Festival is a celebration of the City’s diverse cultural, social, natural and built heritage. Visitors will be entertained by live performances, tours, music and even a lesson on the lost art of sock making amongst many other events.

The festival highlights that there is much more to Heritage than a beautiful old buildings although there are many of those as well as Fremantle has the most bountifully Victorian architecture. Come down and reacquaint yourself with the old and new that Fremantle has to offer and discover a world you never experienced or perhaps have just forgotten.

Some of the highlights of the 2011 Heritage Festival include –

Vintage Vixens and Vamps Fair III discover hidden gems at over 30 stalls of vintage and retro clothing, accessories, collectables and refashioning in the historic Town Hall.

Convict Exhibitions Guided Floor Talk Fremantle Prison’s Head Curator Sandra Murray gives a guided floor talk on two dynamic new exhibitions. Women Transported: Life in Australia’s Convict Female Factories is a confronting insight into the lives of women convicts. The Catalpa Escape brings one of the most audacious prison breaks of all time to life, the escape of Irish Fenian convicts 135 years ago.

The Artist has Entered the Building celebrate the successful and longstanding artist-in-residence program of the Fremantle Arts Centre (1974 to present) with an exhibition of artworks from the City of Fremantle Art Collection and on loan from participating artists.

Arthur Grady Motorcycle Ride and Display see pre-1930 motorcycles in action as the Vintage Motorcycle Club of WA rides from the Town Hall in commemoration of the feats of Arthur Grady. Come down and admire WA’s amazing motorcycling heritage at the ride and post-ride display in Kings Square.

Heritage Awards and Local History Awards in honour of the conservation spirit of the city and in celebration of individuals, groups or projects that have contributed significantly to the cultural, social, structural or natural of Fremantle and East Fremantle.

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