Western Australian Heritage Festival 2014
18 Apr – 18 May
Pack your suitcase, fill your rucksack and shove a jumbuck in your tuckerbag because you’re coming on a journey! Join the National Trust as it presents the Western Australian Heritage Festival and celebrate our heritage with over 165 fantastic events across the state.
The Journeys theme provides a wonderful focus to some of the many events celebrating our historic, natural and Aboriginal heritage. Enjoy stories of migration or journeys back in time. From small intimate guided tours to lots of family fun at local heritage festivals there is something to inspire you on your own journey of discovery.
There are activities and competitions, talks, workshops, plays and dining experiences, bus tours, boat cruise, tram rides and more. Visit exciting exhibitions including the significant once-off Margaret Feilman Retrospective Exhibition (19 Apr-18 May) in Kwinana at which Hon Albert Jacob, Minister for Heritage, will launch the Festival.
The Festival starts on Easter Friday this year which means there will be lots of events over the Easter Weekend including the Fremantle Street Arts Festival (19 – 21 Apr), Avondale – Farm Open Days (18-21 Apr & 25-27 Apr) and Free Entry Sundays at National Trust properties around the state.
The Festival has been a drawcard and inspiration for a host of new local heritage festivals in Beverley, Merredin, Laverton, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Albany.
Check out the new website (www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au) where you can make your own Festival itinerary, invite friends to events, enter the Festival competition and more. Or download a PDF of the programme.
The Festival runs each year from International Day on Monuments and Sites (18 Apr) to International Museums Day (18 May) and celebrates other important events including Australian Heritage Week (12 Apr - 20 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr) and National Archaeology Week (18-25May).
The Western Australian Heritage Festival is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of the Environment National Trust Partnership Program.
For more details visit the website www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au.