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Hats off to Bramley – as Bramley Variety Show launches a new recycled hat competition

Words: Fran Graham

Bramley Community Centre is launching a competition to make a recycled hat and prove that your recycling bin is a treasure chest.

Make any shape, style or size hat you like. Use recycled materials, things you already have at home or that are reused, not bought or brand new. The competition is a chance to be creative and resourceful, and to create a costume to wear for Bramley Variety Show, an online community show happening on Sunday 16 May 2021.

Post your hat photo to the “Bramley Variety Show” Facebook Event Page or to Bramley Community Centre’s facebook page by 10th May.

The winners will be announced live at Bramley Variety Show held on zoom on Sunday 16 March 5pm. Prizes include a £30 meal voucher for a restaurant or take-out of your choice in Bramley, and free swim vouchers for Bramley Baths.

To request free tickets for the online Variety Show, e-mail bramleyvariety@gmail.com or call Bramley Community Centre on 0113 236 1847.

First held during COVID in December 2020, Bramley Variety Show aims to bring people together online to share a party piece and enjoy an evening of professional and community performances online.

Now the organisers at Bramley Community Centre are asking residents of Bramley area to get in touch if they’d like to share a party piece – a joke, a magic trick, a dance, piece of music or song – with a live audience on Sunday 16 May.

Bramley Variety Producer Jessica Bowie said:

“Let your hearts and imaginations run wild and get creative. Remember to wear your hat to watch the show on May 16th too!”

Bramley Community Centre’s facilities manager, Leann Sykes-Hooban, said:

“Usually in May we’re able to have more events that get people together, so this year, while things are still restricted, get your best hat on and join us for some much-needed fun and daftness. Everyone’s welcome!”

The competition has been funded by Leeds City Council’s Inner West Community Committee as part of Bramley Variety Show.

Bramley Community Centre is managed by the charity Bramley Elderly Action on behalf of the local community. It is a space for community events and open to anyone to make use of. BEA was founded in 1994 to support local older people.

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