Farsley residents are being urged to decorate a fabric brick which will make up a giant hot air balloon as part of Farsley Festival celebrations this year.
Farsley Festival has received funding from Leeds Inspired to allow volunteers to create the fabric bricks with local artist Jenna Coulthard, who is the creator of the mural opposite Mill Kitchen.
A festival spokeswoman said:
“We’re asking everyone to create a fabric brick by painting, sewing, printing, sticking, collaging what makes Farsley Farsley to you! It could be your favourite places, people, feelings, groups, fun, spirit, meals out…..whatever Farsley means to you!”
Jenna will take the fabric bricks to create a stunning installation at Farsley Festival, taking place Sat 22nd June on Hainsworth Park. The festival theme this year is Up in the Air.
She’d like to use robust fabric such as canvas, upholstery fabric or calico.
Completed fabric bricks can be dropped off at Farsley Library, Pop Along Cafe, Mill Kitchen or Sunnybank Mills Gallery or email the festival team so a member can collect them from you by Monday, 3rd June.
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