A meeting of minds

Jade Coulcher and Christina Neubauer from The Meeting Place.
Jade Coulcher and Christina Neubauer from The Meeting Place.

The Meeting Place is a hub for talks and events, classes, workshops and tutorials, offering everything from tennis courses, a playgroup, language classes, yoga and tai chi, quilting and The Food Lovers Club.

One of the new events on the program is a series of Cosplay activities, giving local pop-culture lovers and cosplayers a chance to sink their teeth into props workshops, photography and an introduction class into the growing phenomenon.

City of Fremantle community programs officer Christina Neubauer said the program theme was �bringing the magic to life�, which is what Cosplay was all about.

�The current popularity of blockbuster movies featuring the classic superheroes and villains is a great source of creativity, inspiring people to breathe life into these characters by building, sewing and gluing together costumes and styling hair and make-up,� she said.

�It is a fascinating hobby and we�re thrilled to lift the lid on this sub-culture and get people excited about not just consuming popular entertainment, but actually becoming part of it.

�Learning and engaging with new ideas is for everyone fostering a vibrant community means that people need to have an outlet where they can connect and exchange these new ideas.

�As a community centre our program piques people�s curiosity, tempts them to step out of their usual routine and try something they�ve never done before.�

Visit www.fremantle-.wa.gov.au for more information on The Meeting Place program.

What is Cosplay?

Participants dress up in costumes and fashion accessories that represent their favourite character or idea.