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Sep 2019

WARA ART YORK presented by LiveLighter

28 Sep - 13 Oct

If you've never heard of Wara Art, that is all about to change.  While some rural communities have their scarecrows, Japan and now York, WA has Wara Art - a spectacular example of a highly creative use of straw. Wara (rice straw) Art was developed as a way of finding a creative use of the excess straw leftover at the end of the rice harvest.  Once used to make things like tatami mats, rice straw has been replaced by modern…

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JOHN TOOHEY PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION – RODEO

28 Sep 10:00am - 13 Oct 4:00pm

John Toohey is an author, photographer and historian who returned to Australia last year after working abroad for nearly twenty years.In March, he turned his camera on the muster in Kellerberrin. With these fifteen colourful photos he captures people coming together to celebrate community. At the same time he reveals a world whose traditions are changing.

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FROM HOOVES TO HIGHWAYS: THE MOTOR CAR IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

28 Sep 10:00am - 13 Oct 4:00pm

In 1905, a small group of Perth's early motorists - movers and shakers, gathered to form the Automobile Club of Western Australia. The Club had a grand vision: to foster 'automobilism' in Western Australia, and lay the foundation for the evolution of motoring. The path was neither easy nor direct. The Museum of Perth's latest exhibition, From Hooves to Highways, looks back to a fascinating window of time when cars first appeared on our roads and begun vying for space…

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THE YORK ESCAPE MAZE

28 Sep 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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BUSINESS TIPS FROM THE RICHEST MAN IN THE COLONY

28 Sep 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

28 Sep 4:00pm - 5:45pm
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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ACT-BELONG-COMMIT MEDIEVAL FAYRE

29 Sep 9:00am - 4:00pm

From historic fight displays to Morris dancers and weaponry, horse archery and perhaps one or two knights errant, the Act-Belong-Commit 2019 Medieval Fayre evokes all the 'fun' of medieval times.  Hosted by the York Friendship Club. Date: 29th September Venue:  Avon Park, Lowe St Gates Open:  9am Entry:  $5pp at gate (kids free)

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MAKER’S MARKETS

29 Sep 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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FIND THE FEATURE

29 Sep 10:30am - 12:00pm

“Local residents will have a great advantage in one York Festival race this year” says Festival Director, Jenny Garroun. Find the Feature is a one hour race to match buildings in York to pictures of 60 architectural features and motifs from those buildings. Participants will be given a form with a pic of 60 different features or motifs (e.g. a keystone) from a building in the York town centre. They then have up to one hour to match the pic…

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YORK ARCHITECTURE WALK

29 Sep 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Architecture tour York

Lucky York! So many fabulous buildings! All through the 19th century, everyone thought York would be the most important inland town and so they built to last and they built well. Western Australia’s most important early architects had a hand in designing York: Richard Roach Jewell (Government House, the Barracks Arch) Joseph Nunan (Fenian convict) James Wright (Perth’s first consulting architect) George Temple-Poole (famous gold rush government architect) JJ Talbot Hobbs (wartime hero) William George Wolf (His Majesty’s Theatre) Christian…

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TOUR OF YORK’S HISTORIC PUBLIC CLOCKS

30 Sep 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Tour of York's Clocks

Which of York's clocks was known as The Clock That Never Works? The Clock that Won Three Times? The Clock that was Photoshopped? The Clock that went missing for over half a century ...... but MAY have recently been found ? Join tour guide Ian Phillips to find out the answers to these questions and many more on this walking tour of York's historic public clocks. Date:  Monday September 30 & Sunday October 6 Time:  11am Cost:  Free Starts at the…

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Oct 2019

40 YEAR OLD POP STAR

5 Oct 7:30pm - 10:30pm

40 Year Old Pop Star tells the story of a mum who leaves her job as the Sydney Opera House nurse, where she attends to international superstars who have headaches, and returns to the tiny country town where she was born, to pursue her pop career. Once arrived in this Wheatbelt town, which is more or less in the middle of nowhere, she acquires a few headaches of her own: like where is an audience that is not comprised of…

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THE RUNNING OF THE LAMBS

6 Oct 10:00am - 12:30pm

Registration is open  for the hit event from the 2018 York Festival - The Running of the Lambs - a costumed obstacle adventure full of fun, frolics and guaranteed laughs. Starts with a fun warm up session and participants then walk or run the course and complete the obstacles dressed in their best lamb onesie (preferably hand-made). This year includes two new competition categories - the Ewe Beauties Challenge (for  mums) and the Ram's Rampage (for dads). Registration open at…

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

12 Oct 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

12 Oct 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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