A cooler blend of culture

It’s a helluva town!

The 2017 York Festival @2x

With warm and sunny days ahead, festival season has well and truly arrived.

Starting this weekend, and running until the middle of October, the York Festival is the place to be if you’re out and about in W.A.

This year’s packed program includes activities and events, workshops, art, music and much more. Some of the highlights include Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s performance of Roald Dahl’s classic The Twits, live music aplenty, a re-created medieval fair and banquet, an amazing art installation involving haystacks (that apparently verges on Guggenheim credence!) and various walking tours that take in the sights in and around York. But this only scratches the surface in terms of what’s on offer.

Only an hour’s drive from Perth, this warm and cosy historic town will be transformed into a hive of activity over the next four weeks. And with many events being free, and some requiring only a gold coin donation, along with a handful of paid ticketed events, there is no excuse not to get along to this unique art and cultural extravaganza. And to top it all off, parking is free, too!

See what you get when art and culture move away from the city?  Chris Prindiville

 

The 2017 York Festival runs from September 16 – October 15.

For full program information visit  www.yorkfestival.com.au and sign up to the newsletter for updates. 

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