Culture and creativity on show at Farsley’s Leeds 2023 event

Venue: Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley.

A day of culture, celebration and creativity is being held in Farsley as part of the year-long Leeds 2023 City of Culture celebrations.

Seven artists will be showing the work they have created with the community, and there will be activities, story telling and more to entertain and delight visitors of all ages.

Artists’ work includes mural art, hand-painted saris, embroidered banners, an audio installation, storytelling and more.

The event, called Spinning Tales, will be held at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley tomorrow (Saturday, 26 August) between 12pm to 5pm.

It is free to attend and is the Leeds 2023 community event for the Calverley & Farsley ward. Here’s what to expect:

  • Story Telling with Liv: Liv is an early years specialist with a passion for imaginative and vibrant storytelling. Liv will be telling the story of Calverley & Farsley ward through gathered ideas from our community family.
  • Create a tapestry with Sophie Jones: Sophie normally collaborates with her daughter, meticulously embroidering over her drawings as a celebration of her mark making. Here she collaborates with the community, to make a huge tapestry.
  • It Takes A Village: check out the amazing banners co-created by our wonderful community. Using children’s drawings, community volunteers have recreated them into fabric collages which represent favourite places and the way we play.
  • Vote for a Mural with Project Farsley. 
  • Sound from Sam: Sam Mitchell has explored Farsley’s weaving heritage to create a sound piece. Step back in time and listen in the new Shearing Shed. 
  • Saris created with Maya: Be awed by the saris hand dyed by the children in local schools with artist Maya Stigner.
  • Mini-Worlds: Sarah creates tiny scenes within found vessels which conjure a feeling of place, belonging and family. Investigate these tiny worlds and see if you can recognize your own!

More details here.

Check out WLD’s what’s on guide for the latest events from your community and beyond.

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