• This year's theme is PLAY

    Saturday 24th June, 12 -5 pm, Hainsworth Park

     

    Two music areas, family friendly activities, street performers, stalls, inflatables, games, food & drink.

    View the map here.

    Line- Up & timings

    Main stage

    12.15pm - Alex Santarpia

    12.55pm - Punjabi Roots

    1.50pm - Farsley Village Singers

    2.30pm - Red Light Revival

    3.20pm - Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers

    4.20pm - Eclectic Sparks

     

     

    Big Bands

     

    12.30pm - 1.15pm - Phoenix Concert Band

    1.45pm - 2.30pm - Phoenix Concert Band

    2.50pm - 3.30pm - Bassa Bassa

    4.20pm - 5pm - Bassa Bassa

     

     

    Workshop area

     

    1.15pm - Alex Santarpia

    1.45pm - Punjabi Roots Academy

    2.30pm - Urban Theatre

    2.45pm - Suitcase Circus Hula Hoop workshop

    3.30pm - Urban Theatre

    3.55pm - Alex Santarpia

    PLAY isn't just for kids! PLAY is important for adults too.

    PLAY instruments, PLAY with words, PLAY Music, PLAY performance...

    From brass bands to acoustic, spoken word to theatre, there is bound to be something you'll stop to enjoy.

     

    Use the hashtag #FarsleyFestival and post your photos on our Facebook page

    We are also on Instagram!

     

     

    Play Flags

    Every year we have a Big Community moment; 2015's was getting 1,000+ people wearing knotted hankies, 2016 was the hundreds of pom poms made by the people of Farsley which decorated St John's Church tower.

    In 2017 we are creating Play Flags, imagine beautiful Tibetan Prayer Flags blowing in a breeze, just this time they will have been created by the people of Farsley and hung creatively throughout Hainsworth Park - how fantastic!!

     

    So, all you need to do is grab an A4 piece of fabric and decorate with anything you can find - paint, pens, sew, dye, with images and words about PLAY. Simple. Then bring them along to one of our drop off points. On 24th June try and find your flag with all of the other wonderful designs.

     

    We'll be holding decorating workshops in the run up to the event, or see us at the Farmers Market each month. Keep an eye on Facebook for updates.

    Interactive

    Can you find our Woolly around the park? He'll be hiding in and around the festival - how many can you see?

    Throughout the day there will be lots of surprises and interactive games.

     

    We’ll be playing hide & seek with Where’s Wendy, can you find our hidden Woollys around the park and keep an eye out for two very special shiny visitors!

     

    Look out for Urban Theatre Collective, Suitcase Circus, Wonky Olympics, Urban Art Leeds, Farsley Library, Om Yoga and more surprises.

     

    If you hear a siren, do a dab pose! Mass participation with a playful twist.

    Festival Village

    Stalls, information, activities...

    There's so much to do and see the kids will go home all tuckered out - yet another reason to take them to Farsley Festival this year!

     

    Festival Village sponsors - Headoffice3 and RBH will have a quirky activity for you all to take part in - we can't wait!

     

    There will be our lovely free play area, Suitcase Circus, Scrap and Rainbow Factory to entertain kids of all ages.

     

    Look under the trees and discover Stephy Sparkles sensory play area.

    Food and Drink

    In 2016 we invited everyone to bring a picnic and eat alfresco with their friends and family. It was a great success, so grab your picnic blanket, chairs and whatever you fancy eating, sit back and enjoy a lovely picnic at the park.

    We have our own Tea Tent where all monies made on the day will go into next year's festival.

     

    There will also be plenty of food vendors to purchase food/drink from throughout the festival too.

    Including Mr Barista, Sabrosa Street, Thai Sun, Deeva & Big Red Oven.

     

     

     

  • OUR SPONSORS

    Thank you to all our sponsors - your generosity makes the Festival possible.

    HEADLINE SPONSOR: Manning Stainton

    Manning Stainton estate agents offer the widest choice of property in the Leeds and West Yorkshire region. With over 300 new properties for sale with us each month, they are sure to have what you’re looking for. They have a dedicated, experienced team of property professionals who can help you out with expert advice and local knowledge, including property value in the area.

    www.manningstainton.co.uk

     

    Zone Sponsors:

    Headoffice3

    Headoffice3, design and build specialist covering Commercial, Residential & Education projects. Proud to be architect and main contractor on the Dawsons Square office-to-residential conversion (formerly Green Flag House, Farsley).

    Sunnybank Mills

    Sunnybank Mills  has been restored to an exceptionally high standard to offer inspirational space for both large and small organisations.

    RBH Properties

    RBH Properties - the developer of Dawsons Square (formally Green Flag House, Farsley)

    Little People Nurseries

    Little People Nursery Childcare in Farsley.

    Pudsey Legal

    Pudsey Legal arecommitted to making quality legal advice a resource everyone can access. Offering clients advice and guidance whatever stage of life they are going through.

    Northern Gas Network

    Northern Gas Network deliver gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire.

     

     

    A special thanks to Farsley Transport for letting us borrow one of their lorries - our new music stage!

     

    Thank you also to Belmonte Insurance Services for all of their assistance this year.

    Support your festival

    Thank you to all of our advertisers, sponsors and other supporters. Without which the festival could not go ahead.

     

    Keep an eye our for our volunteers with donation buckets throughout the day. Please give generously and we'll be able to keep building a fantastic community day for all.

  • Farsley Community Weekend

    June 2016

    www.farsleyweekend.com

    We took a year off in 2016 but had a fabulous time celebrating all things Farsley at our Farsley Community Weekend - find out more here. View photos here.

     

    2015 Guinness World Record - we did it!

    Guinness World Record Zone is sponsored by Palmer Plants

    838 of you got your knotted hankies out

     

    We kicked off the festival in sytle this year with over 800 people being carefully counted into the Guinness World Record Zone.

     

    We have a few thank you's to make

    Phil Morris - our treasurer - who came up with the mad idea in the first place.

    Palmer Plants who provided all the foliage that marked out the zone.

    And finally - all of the lovely people who came and donned their knotted hankies.

     

    Check out this video - Youtube link

  • Transport

    BUSES AND TRAINS

     

    The following buses serve the Farsley area -

    72 - Bradford to Leeds Route - Get off at the top of Old Road - and walk down to the Festival

    16 - Pudsey to Whinmoor - this bus normally travells down Town Steet, but will be diverted during the Festival - again we'd recommend that you get off at the top of Old Road and walk down to the Festival

    508 - Leeds to Halifax - this bus normally travells down Town Street, but will be diverted during the Festival - again we'd recommend that you get off at the top of Old Road and walk down to the Festival

     

    Trains

    The Bradford and Manchester Victoria trains stop at New Pudsey. Follow the signs from the station to Farsley village centre it's about a 15 minute walk from the station

     

    Parking

     

    If you can, arrive on foot. Cars can drop off on the surrounding roads but free parking will be available at Farsley Celtic Football Ground.

  • BEHIND THE SCENES

    A glimpse into how the festival is organised, paid for and run.

    Farsley Festival Group

    part of the Farsley Community Initiative

     

    The Farsley Festival Group was set up in 2013 with the aim of making the festival sustainable in the long term. We aim to make sure that Farsley Festival is offering fun, entertainment and engagement for many years to come.

     

    We are a disparate group of volunteers, with day jobs.

     

    If you'd like to join our merry band we're always looking for more helpers! If you're interested in helping out please contact us at lovefarsley@gmail.com putting Volunteer in the title.

     

    Thank you to everyone who worked extremely hard throughout the years.

     

    Fundraising

    Farsley Festival is funded by generous dontations from the Farsley Charity, local business and fundraising activities throughout the year and on the day. 

     

    The Farsley Festival is self funded through:

     

    • Sponsorship & advertising (approx 25%)
    • Donations (approx 30%)
    • Selling of merchandise (approx 20%)
    • Leeds City Council funding (25%)

    It is the perfect opportunity to support your local community, email the team to find out how you can get involved.

    Where did the Sheep come from?

    It's all due to Rev. Samuel Marsden

     

    He was born in Farsley in 1764, he was educated at Cambridge and then took on missionary work in Australia and New Zealand.  In 1807 he brought the first wool from Australia to the UK for commercial use, and in 1809 took back five Spanish Merino sheep given him by King George II.

     

     

    Our Sam effectively started the wool trade that made the north the great industrial power that it was.

     

    When you combine that with the fact that we have two Mills in the Village then sheep had to be our mascot.  Baaaaaa.

  • WAYS TO STAY UP TO DATE

    There's lots of ways to get in touch or stay up to date

    Facebook

     

    #farsleyfestival

     

    Twitter

     

    @farsleyfestival

     

    Email

    Email

     

    lovefarsley@gmail.com

     

  • TAKE PART

    Without a strong team of volunteers and the support of local businesses the festival could not take place.

    Join our merry band of volunteers by emailing lovefarsley@gmail.com

    LOCAL BUSINESSES

    Over the years we have had collection tins in local shops, sold merchandise, had stalls at the Farmers Market, had a crowd funding website, bucket shakers on festival day - if you are able to assist with this, or willing to host a donation pot, please let us know and we will be in touch.

    lovefarsley@gmail.com

     

    There will also be opportunities on the park for businesses to have stalls, email us for details.

     

    EVENTS AND/OR ENTERTAINMENT

    We're looking for local people/organisations that want to offer fun activities based on our theme.

     

    Whether you are an artist who fancies getting creative in the park, local dancers, or could host a workshop we'd love to hear from you.

     

    lovefarsley@gmail.com.

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