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Armley Easter Market aims to bring community together on Town Street

By Conner Briggs

The Armley Easter Market will take place on Town Street on Saturday, 8 April, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. The event will host food stalls, workshops, craft ware and activities for all.

Town Street will be closed for cars and buses from the hours of 11am to 6pm to allow for the Easter celebrations.  

There will be a range of stalls on the day with the premise of all products being homemade. Products like wallets, artwork, glassware, and craft products will be on show. 

Food will be available throughout the market, ranging from sweet bakeries to ice cream, and hot dogs. 

Leeds Youth Services are organising a scavenger hunt, where participants will use maps to find certain letters which spell a word and when completed a prize will be claimed. A story bus is also planned among other entertainment for children throughout the day. 

One of the organisers, Fran Albrecht, said: “It’s a good mix of lots of different stores. Everything is homemade, all the venders make the products themselves and that’s really important.” 

Last year’s event took over Armley Town Street. Photo: Armley Action Team

A hand-painted sign using an old vinyl banner can be found off Town Street advertising the Easter market. The poster was made in partnership with Armley-based Assembly House artists.  

Ms Albrecht said: “I had two artists helping me from Assembly House, we had a vision for the poster, and all worked on that together. It was very time-consuming but it’s important to show you can make something great by recycling, and repurposing things. You don’t always need to buy new things.

“We had to do it in two sessions, if you have the time, it’s a great thing to do to bring people together, we had a lot of fun (making the banner).

“We have so many different things for families, from workshops to stalls to food, it’s a good mix of activities and I think it will be a great day.”

Other features of the market will include a steel band performed by Foxwood Steel Bandits, as well as an appearance from Ronnie the Rhino among others.

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