Festival Listings 2007
These are the archive listings for 2007.The Marvellous Armley Tea Dance
There could be no better way to start the festival than with an afternoon of divine indulgence at the Marvellous Armley Tea Dance. Get out your dancing shoes and join the throng for cakes, buns and tarts all served with the finest freshly brewed tea. Live Music, vintage frocks and more than a smattering of good old fashioned fun. We promise you will be begging for more. Sat 7 July 3-7pm. Interplay, Armley Ridge Road, Armley. £5/£2.50 conc.
I LOVE WEST LEEDS FESTIVAL DAY!
Sunday 8 July 12-5pm Pudsey Park FREE ADMISSION!
fete games, community stalls and of course lots of sunshine! Put on your sun hat, pack your picnic blanket and join us for a delightful Sunday afternoon.
FREE FACE PAINTING, WILLOW WEAVING, GNOME PAINTING,*HAT MAKING, NAIL ART, FORTUNE TELLERS AND MORE!
FREE WACKY WALKABOUT CHARACTERS Be amazed by Big Rory and glamorous Morag the 9ft tall couple. Morag may have big feet but that doesn't stop her from wearing huge stilettos, just mind she doesn't stand on your toes! Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth are an elderly couple of miniature proportions touring the world with their possessions strapped to their backs - listen out for their rambling tales (they do go on!).
FREE COMEDY SHOW Let Terry and his assistant Vic take you on a hilarious adventure through the thrilling world of carpets in their quest to find an authentic flying carpet.
FREE LIVE MUSIC in the bandstand from Wilsden Brass Band and fantastic theatre by Interplay in a specially designed dome tent.
FREE SHEDOPOLIS 15 garden sheds transformed by artists for you to explore, each shed the same on the outside but unique on the inside…Jackanory shed, pub shed, tea shed and of course the famous Knitted shed!
LOCATION Charming Pudsey Park is on Church Lane in Pudsey Town Centre. It is near the bus station and Leisure Centre. Hop on the big purple number 4 bus, it stops right outside the park!
* no gnomes will be harmed during this activitiy
By Water - An Outdoor Photographic Exhibition by Casey Orr FREE!
Photographer Casey Orr lives in Armley but is originally from the States. Last year Casey cycled home to the US along the Leeds-Liverpool canal, crossed the Atlantic by container ship and continued upriver to Delaware, photographing the journey along the way. Re-live Casey's journey in an amazing outdoor exhibition of 1 metre square photographs on the canal wall by Armley Mills. Sat 7 July until end Sept. Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley.
Fire! - Kevin Hickson with Armley, Christchurch, Greenhill and Whingate Primary Schools FREE!
Take a trip up Stanningley Road to see the giant murals on the front of the old Bramley Fire Station. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service invited us to give the building a temporary face-lift. Sat 7 July onwards.
Homes and Gardens Photographic Exhibition FREE!
The Foto Survey Group of Great Britain present a photography exhibition entitled 'Homes and Gardens' in an Estate Agent on Armley Town Street. The group come together to tackle big themes such as East German allotments, sleeping rough, all the homes one of the group has ever lived in, back-yard washing lines, and the
number 16 bus route. Showing Sat 7-22 July (9am-6pm Mon to Fri, 10am-4pm Sat) at He-re Letting Agents, 49 Armley Town Street.
'Celebrate Leeds' In Farnley FREE!
Come and celebrate the history of Farnley at a special event at the Hillside Community Centre. The Neighbourhood Action Group, Farnley History Group and the Farnley Wortley Cluster of schools are celebrating in partnership the History Group's 20th Anniversary. An event for all ages. Sat 7 July 12-3pm. Hillside Community Centre, Cross Lane, Farnley.
Knitted Curiosites FREE!
Look out for knitting in unusual West Leeds locations throughout the festival - expect knitted cakes in the bakery, knitted veggies in the greengrocer and a sinister flock of knitted robins in the woods! Full locations details flisted here shortly... Sat 7-22 July.
West Leeds Cricket World Cup FREE!
Come along to cheer as West Leeds Primary Schools battle it out on the cricket field for t-shirts, medals and of course the World Cup! Mon 9 July 9.30am-3pm. New Farnley Cricket Club.
The Amazing Knitted Shed Goes On Tour FREE!
Unbelievably we have knitted an entire full sized garden shed! Knitted doors, walls, roof - the lot! Artist Liz Noble and an army of enthusiastic local knitters have been non-stop knitting to create a textile masterpiece with a sense of humour. Don't miss this wonderful exhibit of wooliness - come and see the shed at:
PUDSEY PARK Church Lane, Pudsey: Sun 8 July 12-5pm
BRAMLEY IRONMONGERS AND DIY Town St, Bramley: Fri 13 July
ARMLEY MILLS MUSEUM Canal St, Armley: Mon 30 July onwards
Festival Radio 87.7FM FREE!
On-air and online at www.interplayleeds.co.uk Tune-in to shows from Norman Records, Rock and Roll Circus, exv3ctor, Rusty Staples Rubbish Disco and The Silver Hammer Gated Community Radio Hour. Also listen out for plays created by
participants from BARCA and Farnley Park High, local news from our team of roving reporters, comedy quizzes and schools programming. Visit the festival website www.interplayleeds.co.uk for full radio listings. Mon 9-20 July 1-10pm.
This Land - The Story of Woody Guthrie by Interplay
Staged within an intimate dome tent, this play tells the lifestory of folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1930's America. Live music and up close action make this storytelling at its best. This Land has just returned from a successful 60-date UK tour, so don't miss this rare chance to see the show in Leeds. Tue 10, Wed 11, Thur 12 July 7.30pm, tickets £5. For booking and venue details call 0113 2638556.
NEW EVENT LISTING!!! FROGMAN - BY BENT ARCHITECT
From a suburban nightmare to sub aquatic bliss - this is a story of love, bullying and the turgid waters of domestic life. It begins one fateful afternoon down by the canal when kenny and kelly, two ordinary kids, steal Adrian Dunfor's kite and their game goes horribly wrong...
Now kenny is a police frogman and kelly has dreadful asthma. They live at 46 Sunnybrook Meadow and drive a 4x4 in case anyone tries to murder them on thier way to the supermarket. But that afternoon is with them still...
Written by Mick Martin and Directed by Jude Wright.
'Surreal, twisted and absolutely funny' - Edinburgh Guide
Venue: Studio at Wortley High School. Tickets only £5. For tickets call 0113 2638556
Festival Drive-in Movies UNBELIEVABLY FREE!
If you missed them last year then here is another chance! Three nights of real Drive-in Movies at Pudsey Civic Car Park. Park up, tune in your radio, stock up on popcorn and experience the thrill of the drive-in. Take your pick of these classic films to enjoy on a lovely long summer evening. Comfy seats guaranteed. 10pm start.
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (15) Thur 12 July 10pm
Psycho (15) (orig. version) * Fri 13 July 10pm
Saturday Night Fever (PG) Sat 14 July 10pm
All showing at Pudsey Civic Hall car park, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey.
* not for scaredy cats
For one night only, Letting Agents He-re will be transformed into an exciting, upmarket restaurant. At last you will be able to wine and dine on our beloved Armley Town Street, with food prepared by Matt Walker, former Chef of MalMaison. Bring your own tipple of choice! Thur 12 July 7.30pm. He-re, 49 Town St, Armley. Limited tickets £12 per head from 0113 225 1616 or www.tatb.blogspot.com
Hop on the Bandwagon FREE!
Look out for the mobile library buses as you'll get more than a Mills and Boon during festival fortnight. Live musicians will be touring with the buses to entertain you as you browse. There has never been a better time to join the library.
Thur 12 July 11.45am St Michaels Court, Bramley
Mon 16 July 2.30pm Western Grove, Wortley
Thur 19 July 2.15pm Galloway Court, Pudsey, 3.15pm
The Farmers, Pudsey
Thur 19 July 6.30pm New Farnley Community Centre, New Farnley
Fri 20 July 1.30pm Wesley Terrace, Rodley
The Lancasterian School Room Village Fete FREE!
Opened by Calendar presenter Kate Webster, the afternoon will be filled with fun: an artist workshop; Parks Ranger workshop; local gardening club workshop; children's activities including face painting and balloon twisting; Clifton Youth Brass Band; an
exhibition; raffles; cakes; BBQ and our popular cream teas. Sat 14 July 2-4pm. The Lancasterian School Room, Low Moor Side Lane, New Farnley.
Picnic at Armley Mills - Turveyworld Dance FREE!
If you are feeling hungry for a performance experience with a difference, then treat yourself to this stunning visual feast in the grounds and buildings of Armley Mills. Picnic at Armley Mills will involve ten dancers and live music in a mouth-watering and
ultimately very exciting dance performance. Inspired by the striking architecture of the Armley Mills building, the dancers will transport you to a world of sight smell and tastes in a sumptuous and delicious experience. Sat 14 and Sun 15 July 1pm (bring your own pop and sarnies). Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley.
Art1st Open Studio Weekend FREE!
This working studio in Stanningley is throwing open its doors, so drop in to view the artwork and share drinks and nibbles with the artists. Sat 14 and Sun 15 July 10am-4pm. Hainsworth Mill Art Gallery, 140 Town St, Stanningley (above Hainsworth Mill Shop).
Landmark Projections Night FREE!
For the last six months photographers have been collecting images of West Leeds on the Flickr website for a night of ginormous projections onto the gloriously iconic Gasometer at Armley Gyratory. Come and see the biggest illuminated photo album in the city on Sunday 15 July 10pm. Tong Road, New Wortley.
Brass in t' Bath
A brass band concert like no other. Pack your cossie and take a dip. This unusual concert will take place during normal public swimming sessions with the band on the poolside and a swimming audience. No running, no bombing, no heavy petting - and what will it sound like when you put your head under the water? Sun 15 July 3pm. Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Bramley (normal swim charges apply).
Urban Fusion Music Gig - Featuring Middleman
Professional and amateur musicians from Armley, Bramley and Stanningley perform live sets, fusing together a range of musical styles and cultural backgrounds. Local favourites Middleman will round off the evening, recently signed, catch them locally while you can. This gig will be transmitted live on festival radio. Wed 18 July 7.30pm. £2 entry. Interplay, Armley Ridge Rd, Armley.
Mexican Drum Party at He-re
It just doesn't get more entertaining than this amigos! A night of Mexican food, drink, music and entertainment at the Letting Agents He-re. Entertainment by local drumming guru Dave Mitchell plus a free drumming workshop! Free shot of tequila on
arrival for Mexican dress so don't forget your poncho! Bring your own tipple of choice! Thur 19 July 7.30pm. £5 on the door. He-re, 49 Town Street, Armley.
Bramley Carnival Revival 2007 FREE!
A fun filled family extravaganza. Sat 21- Sun 22 July
Bramley Park, Town St, Bramley.
Greenside Primary School
African Tales remixed by the kids in Pudsey in a music and dance exploration of different cultures. Evening performance by invitation only.
I Love West Leeds at Wortley High School
Wortley High and their feeder primaries are turning the whole school upside down to celebrate the festival, they will be knitting, breakdancing, performing, hunting treasure and generally having a great time showing off to each other. By invitation only.
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