Everything is coming together!

The festival is bursting at the seams with over 25 different events involving over 100 artists! There are also the contributors/participants and the volunteers to add to that. We are so excited about what is in store at the festival which starts on the 6th July. 4 days from now!

There have been some casualties. The Street Art activity has been postponed and the Yarn Bombing has also been postponed. We shall be revisiting those events later in the year so watch this space.

There is something for everyone at the Chapeltown Arts Festival this year. Toddlers, young people, adults and the older members of our community. We have worked hard to try and encourage artists, makers and creatives to get involved and promote themselves and their practice.

I am especially looking forward to the Evening of Live Music and the Live Art Bistro in a Van touring Chapeltown for the day, sounds fab, oh and ‘Show and Sell’ in Norma Hutchinson Park can’t wait to see what’s on offer, I am definitely making a page to go in the Chapeltown Zine in a Day. Really looking forward to Chapeltown Word Junction we are launching a new book catalogue featuring writing about Chapeltown and by Chapeltown writers…..wow, so much to look forward to. It will be a week to remember.

We look forward to seeing you there. Tell your friends, your relatives from far and wide. You are in for a blast.

Practically all events are free, we have our funders to thank for that: Leeds Inspired, Arts Council, East Street Arts, Housing Advisory Panel, Footprint. Thank You.