• Thank you for coming to the 2018 Farsley Festival.

    We had an amazing day!

    Take a look at some of our photos on our Facebook page.

  • Community Project WINGS

    Everyone loved having their photo taken with the wings - share yours on our Facebook page.

     

    Sponsored by Sunny Bank Mills

  • What's on

     

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

    Leeds Samba

    Leeds Samba will be kicking the festival off with a high energy parade leaving the Farmers Market at 11.50am - before performing in the park throughout the afternoon. There will be workshops too - so everyone can have a go!

    MUSIC

    Across three stages there will be performances from:

    11.50am Samba Parade

     

    Main Stage

    12.25pm - Captain of the Lost Waves

    1.15pm - Farsley Village Singers

    1.50pm - Holcombe Family String Band

    2.40pm - Samba Performance

    3.15pm - Sea Whores

     

    Boulevard Stage

    12.30 & 1.50pm - Yorkshire Traction Honley Brass Band

    4.15pm - Peace Artistes

     

    Feathers Stage

    12.15pm & 2pm - Everybody needs to Boogie

    2.45pm & 4.10pm - Captain of the Lost Waves

    3.30pm - Nicky Bray

     

     

    These timings are a guide only and may be subject to change.

    Holcombe Family String Band

     

    Leeds based band influenced by ragtime, hot jazz, hokum and western swing of the 1920's and 30's.

    Captain of the Lost Waves

    A Captain show is always intuitive, always unpredictable and responds to each setting individually. It turns out that each show is as unique as each audience.

     

    Peace Artistes

    The Peace Artistes are a stunning band “rocking with rhythm and pulsating with passion!” Based in West Yorkshire, they have astonished audiences at Folk, Jazz, World Music and street festivals all over Europe and the UK.

    SILENT DISCO!

    We are all very excited about this one.

    Put on your headsets and dance the afternoon away.

    Make sure you don't do anything to upset the bouncers though...

     

    VIP DJ and Bouncer will be appearing at:

    1pm, 2.30pm and 3.45pm

     

     

    Spontaneous Happenings

    Everyone loves bubbles. Don't miss the brilliant Bubbleologist who'll be wowing the crowds with humongous bubbles. Shows are at 1pm, 2.45pm and 4.15pm

     

    Dougie the Dino and his keeper will be taking you on an exploration and discovering how it was in pre-historic times. Maynard Flip Flap will be entertaining crowds with his madcap mayhem.

     

    We also have two gorgeous Rainbow Stilt Walkers roaming the park, fingers crossed they don't bring the rain clouds!!

     

    Stilt walkers, Silent Disco, Speed Art, Breeze Inflatables, Interactive Fun, Crafts, Workshops, Face painting, Farsley Library, Samba Workshops, Sports and more.

     

     

    Throughout the Festival

    Stalls, information, activities...

    There will be our lovely free play area, Circus skills, Interactive theatre and story telling by the Rainbow Factory as well as much more to entertain kids of all ages.

     

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

     

    Take some time out in our relaxation area where there will be yoga for adults and children by Om Yoga and a chill out tent.

     

    We'll be going building crazy in our Cardboard Scrapyard. Get your imagination going and create your own little cardboard house.

    Food and Drink

    Bring a picnic and eat alfresco with their friends and family. or choose from one of our delicious street food vendors including Mr Barista, Sabroso Street, Thai Sun, Rossis Ices, Deeva & Big Red Oven.

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

  • 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/branches/pudsey

     

    Little People Nurseries

    Sunny Bank Mills

    Fulneck School

    Yorkshire Water

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

     

    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.

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    I LOVE FARSLEY mugs a huge hit

    Sell out success

    We were blown away by the response to our Easter Love Farsley Mugs, there will be more in stock soon. Place your order by emailing lovefarsley@gmail.com

     

    2018 Xmas tree collection success

    The Festival elves were at it again...

    The first weekend in January we collected over 130 Christmas Trees from the LS28 area, raising over £600 for the 2018 festival.

    That's 130 less cars on the road taking the trip to the tip.

     

    If you have any fundraising ideas for us, let us know lovefarsley@gmail.com

    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.

     

    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 and sponsorship from local businesses and fundraising activities throughout the year and on the day.

     

    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

    Show your support for the festival by changing your Facebook profile picture with our filter, view here

    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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