I WESTLEEDS ARTS FESTIVAL 6–15 JULY

FEATURING BIG FREE FESTIVAL DAY, STUFFED ANIMALS, ARTISTS IN SHEDS, ROVING CINEMA, A 9FT SCOTSMAN, 300 LITTLE PEOPLE, ARTISTS IN CANAL BOATS, A BRASS BAND, ARTS AND CRAFTS, PUPPET HORSES, PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, COMEDY AND BOWLING

I WESTLEEDS ARTS FESTIVAL
Welcome to the 8th I Love West Leeds Festival Its going to be a jam packed summer this year with olympic-tastic events taking place across the whole country. So to get you limbered up and in the holiday mood we've got a great programme of events for you to dive in to. Undeterred by last years deluge, the Roving Cinema is back with outdoor film screenings in Bramley and New Wortley. Armley Mills Millspace Gallery will host the Get Stuffed! exhibition and the canal in Bramley will be home to a floating barge full of artists and activities. But don't forget to make a date in your diary for our Big Free Festival Day which its return to Pudsey Park on Sunday 8 July. Packed with activities and performances, this is a jumbo family day out that won't break your wallet because it's almost all free! This year we wanted to make sure you didn't spend all your goes at once so we will be back with more festival fun during October half term. Expect an underwater photographic exhibition at Bramley Baths, artist activity on the terraced streets and more… Get all the latest info online at www.ilovewestleeds.co.uk twitter.com/@ilovewestleeds facebook.com/ilovewestleeds Festival infoline 0789 631 8657 Join the mailing list by emailing ilwl.mailings@gmail.com

GET STUFFED!
Fun with taxidermy…
Artist duo Lord Whitney and 10 West Leeds families have collaborated in a truly unique project for this year's festival. 10 stuffed animals from the Artemis artefact collection each took a summer holiday in a West Leeds family home. Each animal arrived clutching an education and activity pack, lovingly handmade by Lord Whitney, giving facts about the animal and suggesting activities to do. Low maintenence and cheap to feed, the animals and families then spent a fun filled week living together, sharing meals, stories and occasional day trips to work and the countryside. The families then posed in their own homes for formal photographic portraits with their animal taken by Lord Whitney. Get Stuffed! brings together the portraits and the animals in one of the quirkiest exhibitions you will see this year. Sat 7 July – Sun 15 July 1–4.30pm Daily (not open Monday) The Millspace, Armley Mills Museum FREE!

THE BIG FREE FESTIVAL DAY!
Sunday 8 July Pudsey Park 1–5pm
Grab your suncream and pop in to Pudsey Park for an afternoon of free family activities. We’ve got real garden sheds with artists squashed inside them, street shows and music and buckets full of arts and craft activities for the whole family.
This is the festival big event! A whole afternoon of free stuff to do in one of the city's prettiest parks. Feed sugarlumps to the Cusan Theatre’s puppet horses whilst looking out for Big Rory and Oochie, a 9ft scotsman and his very naughty dog. They caused so much mayhem when they were last here we couldn't resist inviting them back. Our afternoon comedy show comes from Bread and Butter, who are legends in Wigan and are kings of a good pun. Music on the day is provided by young people and comes in both brass and guitar flavours with the Bradford Youth Concert Band taking a turn on the bandstand while Armley's own Rock School have their own mini festival tent.

ARTIST SHEDS BRASS BAND MUSIC ICE CREAMS COMEDY STREET SHOW PUPPET HORSE WALKABOUT FLAG MAKING NAUGHTY SCOTSMAN DANCE LITTLE PEOPLE PAINTING BOWLING STORY-TELLING & SUNSHINE
And if you are more of a doer than a watcher then we have tons of fantastic arts and craft activities for you in our festival sheds and tents. Learn Origami, do some crafting with Leeds WI group Buns and Roses, visit the Travelling Suitcase Library, have a go at shed painting by numbers, be transported to another world in the puppet shed or relax and have a story read to you in the Jackanory shed. There are over 15 sheds and tents to explore and when you need your energy topping up we have local food sellers to satisfy your appetite. All this and Bowls too! The Pudsey Bowling Club will be on hand all day to let us have a go on the green with their funny shaped balls. Come and start your summer with us. Sun 8 July 1–5pm Pudsey Park, Church Lane, Pudsey LS28 7RF FREE!

ALL SHOW & ACTIVIT S IE ARE FREE S YES – FRE ! E!

ROVING CINEMA
Our big inflatable movie screen on the road!
Bertha the Big Screen will be visiting the neighbourhoods of New Wortley and Bramley this year with free outdoor film screenings. Pack a picnic blanket to sit on, your favourite jumper to keep you warm and a torch to guide you home and join us at the roving cinema. The Woman in Black (12A) Daniel Radcliffe sheds his Harry Potter image in this spine chilling classic remake. A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers a vengeful ghost is terrorising the locals. A huge hit at the cinema, this British-made film is the perfect choice for a screening taking place on Friday 13th! Better bring a cushion to hide behind for this one. Fri 13 July, 10pm Raynville Road Park (near Raynville Road Post Office, LS12 2TF) FREE! The Artist (PG) The hit film of the year with too many Oscars to list. Silent movie star George Valentin struggles to come to terms with the coming era of talking pictures but finds sparks with young dancer Peppy Miller. A modern silent film that is funny, tender and contains the best performance by a dog since lassie. Sat 14 July, 10pm Jaily Field, New Wortley (near the prison wall at the end of Oak Rd or if arriving by bus get off by the footbridge over the Stanningley Bypass near the prison) FREE!

LITTLE PEOPLE
Look out for the Little People appearing in shop windows during festival week!
300 little wooden figures have been lovingly made for people to decorate. They will be on display on high streets across west Leeds during the festival. Primary schools taking part include Stanningley, Lawns Park, Castleton, Farsley Farfield and Calverley Park Primary.* The little people will also be at Festival Day for you to come and paint. This project has been developed by three west Leeds organisations who designed and made all the wooden figures. A huge thanks to Logistik, Feature Media and Interplay. * there may be more schools than this but we had to go to print – sorry! Fri 6 July – Sun 15 July In shop windows and homes across West Leeds FREE!

ALL HANDS ON DECK
Two bramphibian water taxis are waiting for you to hail them from the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
Join the All Hands On Deck crew for a magical mystery tour along the canal, captain the boat, discover what lies beneath the surface of the water, and help us transform two narrowboats into floating beauties with the help of artists, musicians and the two legged wonder-horse. Visit the online mooring at www.allhandsondeck.org.uk or follow @_allhandsondeck for details of scheduled stops, how to hail a canal boat and when to jump aboard the good ship Bramley. All Hands On Deck is supported by Safe Anchor Trust, Leeds Inspired & Leeds City Council. Fri 6 July, 5-9pm & Sat 7 July, 10-4pm Canalside at Newlay (opposite The Abbey Inn) FREE!

I WESTLEEDS ARTS FESTIVAL
Since 2005 the I Love West Leeds Arts Festival has been bringing arts events and performances right to people’s doorsteps across the whole of West Leeds. Working with artists, community groups, schools and the general public we create and programme music, film, dance, theatre and arts activities for people of all ages to enjoy and get involved in. From knitted sheds and decorated underpants to classical music and photography we like to mix the fun with the serious to create a festival for everyone. We really love West Leeds and we hope you do too. www.ilovewestleeds.co.uk

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