Preview: Armley Festival 2017 to draw thousands to Town Street


We’re delighted to invite everyone to the second annual Armley Festival, taking place on Armley Town Street and Armley Moor, 12pm-4pm, on Saturday 22nd July, writes JAKE KELLY.  

Last year’s festival was a milestone in strengthening bonds in the local community and providing a platform to celebrate all that Armley has to offer.

This year’s Armley Festival is still free to enter and set be bigger and better than ever, with over 70 stalls representing a vast array of local businesses, organisations and charities on Town Street and a performance stage in the centre.

The performance stage will showcase some budding local talent including DJs, street dancers and musicians.

This year’s festival will also see the return of an open art studio in the former Yorkshire Bank site run by the Armley art collective, Assembly House.

Armley Moor itself will be hosting a funfair, dog show, police display and climbing wall along with much more for all the family.   

Festival organisers Gudrun Shemilt and Glenn Broadbent, from community group All Together Armley, said:

“As soon as last year’s festival came to a close we were inundated with questions about when next year’s would be taking place.

“So many local people have stepped forward to help us organise this year’s festival and we are also thrilled to have volunteers from William Hill, Tesco and British Gas along with Swallow Hill Community College.

“People can come to Armley festival safe in the knowledge that it will be an afternoon of fun in the sun for all the family.”  

The West Leeds Dispatch will be playing a small part in the festival by advising young people from the National Citizen Service how to become community reporters for the day.






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