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Oct 2019

BUSINESS TIPS FROM THE RICHEST MAN IN THE COLONY

12 Oct 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
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How do the rich get so rich?  The early days of Western Australia saw John Henry Monger Snr go from having nothing to being the richest man in the colony in 30 years. Fund manager Rob Garton Smith takes a business perspective to analyse why Monger was so successful by following his business decisions from his arrival in the Colony in 1829 as an assisted immigrant to becoming the owner of grand mansions in York and Perth and 70,000 acres…

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WALKING TOUR OF HORRORS

12 Oct 2019 4:00pm - 5:45pm
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York walking tour

“Take any building in York and someone has died there!”  So begins Rob Garton Smith’s popular Walking Tour of Horrors, which returns once only to the York Festival in 2019. This walking tour details murders, accidents, suicides, and all manner of ghastly deaths in York from the 1830s to modern times, mostly in the places where they occurred. Hear about the duel over a literary matter the convict hanged for an axe murder he did not commit the danger of…

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THE ACT-BELONG-COMMIT YORK SOCIETY ART & CRAFT AWARDS

13 Oct 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
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The York Society is pleased to be again presenting the Act-Belong- Commit Art & Craft Awards. Each year the Society holds the annual Art and Craft Awards which originated with the Craft Awards in the York Fair in 1973. When the Fair ceased in 1984, the Craft Awards continued and in 1989 Art was included. The Awards hold an important place in the Western Australian Art & Craft scene and now attract around 300 entries each year from some 150…

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YORK GARDEN ART TRAIL

13 Oct 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
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York Garden Art Trail

A self guided tour of gorgeous spring gardens showcasing artwork from local artists. The York Garden Club and The York Festival come together to bring you the York Garden Art Trail! Nine local gardens will be opened to the public from 10am to 3pm across the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October for the York Garden Art Trail.    Local artists work will be displayed throughout the gardens for your enjoyment. This is your opportunity to go behind the…

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THE YORK ESCAPE MAZE

13 Oct 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Upbeat Events and students from York District High School have been collaborating on this mash up of Maze/Escape Room/Ninja Warrior.  Open each weekend culminating with a series of Hip Hop songwriting workshops with MC Flewnt on the weekend of 12/13th October.  For more information contact Ken Allen on 0439 425 293. 

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MAKER’S MARKETS

13 Oct 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Sharon Hinchliffe

The Maker’s Market has been a highlight of The York Festival’s program since we launched in 2014.  The markets will be held every Sunday during the festival – Sunday 29th September, Sunday 6th October & Sunday 13th October – at the corner of South Street ad Avon Terrace and on the last weekend at Peace Park.   Stallholder and Food Vendor applications now open. Sun 29th Sept: 10am-3pm Sun 6th Oct:  10am-3pm Sun 13th Oct: 10am - 3pm Entry:  gold coin…

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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

13 Oct 2019 11:30am - 3:30pm

Enjoy the York Festival Community Concert in Peace Park featuring WA artists Kat Wilson, The Terror Adaptors, The Skelton Collective, Natasha Eldridge and MC Chris Gibbs. Free family entertainment including markets - bring a picnic or enjoy the food vans, kick back and chill out.

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Mar 2021

BRIDGE of GRATITUDE

6 Mar 8:00am - 7 Mar 5:00pm
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Gratitude! It’s “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. In other words, it is the act of being grateful or thankful for something.   We invite you to help create York's very own 'bridge of gratitude'. Take a moment to write on a gratitude ribbon and tie it to the swing bridge. Let's make our gratitude really visible!   There are many studies that have been done recently on gratitude, and how the…

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FIND THE FEATURE II

6 Mar 10:00am - 11:00am

Back by popular demand! You have one hour to find all the features - great fun for all the family. Who is the most observant on your team?

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PASTA MAKING WORKSHOP with Gather York

6 Mar 10:00am - 1:00pm

Learn the secrets of pasta flour mixes, enjoy making your own beautiful pasta dough and learn the skills to roll and create different types of filled and plain pasta. You will see and produce to take home a wide selection of fresh pasta and finish the class by eating a shared selection of pasta and their perfect sauces. Tickets go live on 25 January! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/.../pasta-making-workshop...

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LIVE ART CLASS with Charcoal and Champagne

6 Mar 3:00pm - 6:00pm

A fun and social night out, connecting, and making new friends whilst trying something really different. @CharcoalAndChampagne offer award-winning, guided life-drawing classes as a cheeky but classy life-drawing experience where you will not only have fun, but might actually learn something and walk away inspired as a 'budding artist'. Creativity coach Aneta brings to York a unique creative experiences for individuals and couples who would not normally find the opportunity to engage in this way. Aneta will invite you to…

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SATURDAY ARVO TUNES

6 Mar 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join Gracie B, Skelton and Chris Gibbs for chilled out tunes in the Park. Have a BBQ, enjoy an ice-cream, let the kids play on the waterslides while you just chill...

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YORK SLAM

6 Mar 3:30pm - 7 Mar 5:30pm

Are you ready for this York??! Come on down: {EVERYBODY} Win prizes! Judge Poets! Clap hands! SO, WHAT IS YORK SLAM? It’s a Poetry Slam Competition! WHAT IS A POETRY SLAM? Poetry slam is a competitive performance arts event, in which poets perform spoken word poetry before a live audience and a panel of randomly chosen judges. WHAT HAPPENS? Slam contestants are given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges with their ORIGINAL spoken…

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FREEZE FRAME OPERA

6 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Freeze Frame spreads the love of opera by reframing operatic classics to make them relevant and entertaining for modern audiences. Shows are specifically designed to introduce opera to new audiences and to sustain the enthusiasm of those who are already opera lovers. This unique Opera Truck experience brings professional opera singers, live accompaniment by pianist, lighting and the use of the vintage Bedford Opera Truck as the stage. Pack a picnic or order a hamper from Gather York! FREE to…

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MORNING STAR Trail Hike

7 Mar 6:00am - 7:30am
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Your trail hike leader will take you from Avon Park, to the summit of Mount Brown. This off road hike will offer some challenges, steep inclines and a moderate fitness level is required. Mount Brown is a significant local landmark and if you are lucky you may spot a 'Roo or Echinida and plenty of native birds. Free to attend and accompanied kids over 12 welcome. Bring hat, water and sturdy shoes! The hike will finish back at Avon Park,…

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YOGA in the PARK

7 Mar 7:45am - 9:00am
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Yoga in the park

Join Claire from Working Class Wellness for a morning Vinyasa Class in the open air. This will be an all abilities class, please bring your own mat! If you've been on the morning hike this class will provide a fabulous transition from strenuous hiking into stretching and accessing mobility in the joints and muscles, a great warm down practice for the body.

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CONVICT YORK WALK

7 Mar 10:00am - 11:30am

Learn about York's convict history, the personalities, the buildings and the trials and tribulations of convict life on this fascinating walking tour of York town centre. Meet at Botanicalia Cafe. Participants who behave well will receive a 'ticket of leave'.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY LIVE ART CLASS with CHARCOAL and CHOCOLATE

7 Mar 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bring your friends, grandkids and grandparents and discover each other’s hidden talents doing something you’ll talk about for years to come! 'Charcoal and Champagne' offer award-winning, guided life-drawing classes where you will not only have fun, but might actually learn something and walk away inspired as a 'budding artist'. Creativity coach Aneta brings to York a fun workshop full of giggles with friends and family getting creative and doing something different. Open to all ages encouraging families, friends and partners…

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Fermenting Vegetables Workshop with Gather York

7 Mar 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Fermented foods and beverages are very inexpensive and easy to make. So come and learn how to make some ferments and also gather a range of recipes for other gut supporting whole foods and treats. In this workshop you will learn from local health and wellness coach Nygarie Humphrey, the secrets behind ferments and make your own kimchi to take home and enjoy with family and friends. Tickets on sale now - $30 plus booking fee: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/.../fermenting-vegetables...

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STORIES through SONG

7 Mar 2:00pm - 6:00pm

The long-awaited return of Stories Through Song, featuring Alfalfa Males, Alli Butler, Jonny Pratt, Nick Childs and Chris Gibbs. About this Event Original music returns to Gallery 152 as part of March Mini-Fest with performances from Alfalfa Males, Alli Butler, Jonny Pratt, Nick Childs and Chris Gibbs. Presented by Noise-a-thon Records and Gallery 152. Pre-sale tickets available through Eventbrite at the special price of $10 +bf, door sales at the event are $15. FREE entry for kids 12 and under…

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