Your Week: Jurassic World Exhibition, Perth Makers Market and Big Sky Readers Festival

York Festival

Today until October 9, various times, York

With the idyllic canola fields in full bloom, now is the perfect time to visit York and soak up all it has to offer.

York Festival’s broad program has something for everyone; whether it be a Noongar Damper-making class, a jazz performance with Simone Craddock and Adam Hall, or an exhibition with Artitja Fine Art.

Today, The West Australian’s Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield will be hosting two PhotoWalk tours, sharing tips, tricks and teaching participants how to use composition techniques to create appealing pictures.

For more information visit

Camera IconJurassic World Exhibition. Credit: Supplied

Jurassic World Exhibition

Today until February, 8.30am – 5.30pm, Perth Convention Centre

Calling all dino-lovers, an immersive Jurassic World exhibition is taking over the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The exhibition, created by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, features more than 50 epic creations made from six million LEGO bricks, including 15 large-scale dinosaurs.

Visitors will first walk through the iconic 4m tall Jurassic World gates to enter various enclosures set to impress prehistoric-fanatics of any age.

The ultimate show-stopper is a 400kg Baryonyx that took McNaught — star judge of the hit TV show LEGO Masters Australia — 790 hours to create with more than 100,000 LEGO pieces.

Tickets from $27 available from

Perth Makers Market this Sunday in Applecross.
Camera IconPerth Makers Market this Sunday in Applecross. Credit: Supplied

Perth Makers Market

Sunday, 9.30am to 3.30pm, Goolugatup Heathcote in Applecross

If you love a handmade item or know of someone who does, don’t miss the Perth Makers Market tomorrow with more than 150 stalls of local artisans.

Everything from food and art to kids activities and live music will be there to keep the whole family entertained.

Stallholders at the premiere artisan market include Pip and Pepper Jewellery, Lari Fashion Designs, Mummy & Mia Candles and Campus Brewing.

Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival 2022.
Camera IconBig Sky Readers and Writers Festival 2022. Credit: Supplied

Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival

Thursday – Sunday, various times, Geraldton

Lovers of the written and spoken word are invited to Geraldton to enjoy an exciting line-up of West Australian and interstate authors at the Big Sky Festival.

Author talks, workshops, children’s sessions and much more all on offer, most of them for free.

Special guests include Holden Sheppard, Kate Forsyth, Melody Dia, Caitlin Maling and Dave Warner.

Optus Stadium Grand Final Day events
Camera IconOptus Stadium Grand Final Day events Credit: Instagram

Grand Final Day

Today, 11.30am – 5pm, Optus Stadium

Even though there isn’t a West Australian AFL team in this year’s AFL grand final, that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the spirit of the day.

WA’s home of football, Optus Stadium, is hosting a series of events to celebrate the anticipated game, including a sports lounge party, a luncheon and an exclusive private suite experience.

The sports lounge party will see guest appearances from AFL Legend Scotty Cummings, West Coast Eagles Premiership Players Samuel Butler & Quinten Lynch and All Australian Hayden Ballantyne.

For more information and ticket pricing visit


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