Villagers will be able to get together and celebrate the abundance of creativity and ‘community spirit’ at the first Farsley Community Weekend.
A day of fun will be held throughout Farsley on Saturday, 25 June. Events include stalls, food, theatre, music, arts, comedy, inflatables, foraging walks and sports.
The theme is textiles and the whole village is being invited to make pom poms for a community pom pom installation.
There will also be an arts and retro market, and a farmers’ market on the day.
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And on Sunday (the 26th) there’s a community picnic in Hainsworth Park. Bring your lunch, family, friends and a blanket to sit on. There will be activities and music from 12pm-4.30pm.
More details about specific events over the weekend can be found on the Farsley Weekend website. The website also includes a useful map of the different venues and times.
Farsley Community Weekend has been organised and run by a small group of dedicated volunteers.
One of the volunteers, Marie Keighley, said they wanted to create a weekend which promotes local businesses and showcases the large number of organisations and enterprises doing wonderful things in Farsley. She told The Dispatch:
“Everyone was invited to get involved, from putting on an activity or event to decorating their shop window. We have had a fantastic response from the community – individuals and groups – to our request for pom poms!
“There will be hundreds of them hanging from the church tower, so look out for those and lots of other yarn and textile arts over the weekend.”
Marie said Saturday would be a day to explore and Sunday a day to relax and enjoy a community get-together with friends, family and neighbours. She added:
“There is something for everyone, every taste, every pocket and every age – Comedy at the Mill or tea dance at the Community Church, Storytime or inflatables, yoga in the park or yarn bombing on Town Street.
“We think there are so many amazing things going on in Farsley that we wanted to give everyone the opportunity showcase themselves for the weekend, then have a big get together in the park with some lovely entertainment and food, suitable for everyone.”
Farsley Festival is taking a year off in 2016.
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Last year’s event smashed a world record for people wearing knotted hankies.