Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
CICERELLO’S proved once again it had one of the most popular performance pitches during the Fremantle Street Arts Festival, attracting thousands to watch a host of vibrant and diverse street performers over the Easter long weekend.

Now in its 11th year, the performance area adjacent to Cicerello’s in Fishing Boat Harbour had a host of local, national and international acts delivering everything from acrobatics, juggling and magic to snake charmers, street theatre and more.

Cicerello’s owner Henry Liascos said the festival always made the area come alive, attracting people from near and far keen to enjoy the time off during the Easter break.

“There was plenty of amazing stuff to see, including Jardu, who has been delivering the magic of India around the world for 25 years,” he said.

“He reeled in the crowd with some incredible magic tricks and also has the added thrill of a live snake for people to see.

“The Ayers Rock Surf Lifesaving Club was a great vaudeville-style act from Fremantle itself and actually the result of the duo meeting at the festival three years ago.

“It’s always good to have a mix of homegrown talent with other world-class performances on the Cicerello’s pitch, matched with enthusiastic crowds and almost perfect weather right across the weekend.

“And the best fish and chips and seafood were just a stone’s throw away, so what more could you want?”

The Fremantle Street Arts Festival has grown into Australia’s largest street performance festival over the past decade, originally starting as a way of celebrating Fremantle’s unique busking culture.

“It gives both the Cicerello’s restaurant and surrounding Fishing Boat Harbour area a real vibrancy and energy, as it does right across Fremantle,” Mr Liascos said.

“I’m always pleased when there’s so much colour and entertainment on offer for the people visiting Cicerello’s, helping to make their dining experience more of an adventure and a complete day out.

“Having that lively festival atmosphere in the Mews Park area next to Cicerello’s really was an added attraction, thanks to the mix of performers on show.”

cicerello’s-jardu-henry.jpeg: Festival performer Jardu, left, with Cicerello’s owner Henry Liascos.

cicerello’s-jardu.jpeg: Jardu had a few tricks up his sleeve for the watching crowd on the Cicerello’s pitch.

cicerello’s-ayersrock1&2.jpeg: The Ayers Rock Surf Lifesaving Club – homegrown Fremantle talent strutting their stuff on the Cicerello’s pitch.

cicerello’s-swank2.jpeg: The girls from Swank mingling with the Cicerello’s crowd.

cicerello’s-crowd.jpeg: The Fremantle Street Arts Festival packed them in near the Cicerello’s pitch over the Easter long weekend.

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Cicerello's is a unique dining experience in the heart of Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour and also Mandurah’s Peel Inlet in Western Australia

For more than 100 years the name has meant not only the best fish and chips in a great location in the heart of Australia’s largest fishing boat harbour, but also freshly-caught seafood including oysters, mussels, crabs and lobster, enjoyed with beer, wine or champagne at the water's edge.

The characteristic informal and friendly atmosphere of cicerello's, matched with live family entertainment and value-for-money is better than ever. Customers include locals, as well as national and international tourists, all taking time to peer into the big aquarium that is a special Cicerello’s feature.

Cicerello's world-class aquarium display provides an amazing experience, allowing you to explore the spectacular local marine environment, without even getting your feet wet.

With more than 22m of aquaria containing over 20,000 litres of water, our team of aquarium staff have created a “Noah’s Ark” with more than 50 species of marine life, all caught in Fremantle waters.

Giant cuttlefish, octopus, moray eel and lots of crayfish, crabs and numerous species of fish provide interest and amusement as Cicerello’s chefs prepare delicious, fresh seafood the way you like it. Fish can be grilled as well as battered, there is a choice of accompanying salads, and the gelati bar offers the perfect ending to any meal.
Henry Liascos
P: (08) 9335 1911
W: www.cicerellos.com.au


Cicerello's in Fremantle, Western Australia, once again proved an ideal location for the annual Fremantle Street Arts Festival.


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