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Spinning Tales – a ‘My Leeds Summer’ community event for Leeds 2023

26th August 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join us in Weaver’s Yard for Spinning Tales – a free family event as part of Leeds 2023!

Explore seven community projects including mural art, hand painted saris, embroidered banners, an audio installation, storytelling and more!

Visit the Gallery’s new exhibition Definitions of Drawing II and join our friends at the Old Woollen for music and street food at their yard party.

Saturday 26th August, 12pm- 5pm. Free entry, open to all ages.

Read more about My Leeds Summer as part of Leeds 2023 HERE.

This event is taking place as part of our Summer of Play – find out what else is happening by visiting our Summer of Play collection on Eventbrite!


What you can expect on the day from Leeds 2023

– Create a tapestry with Sophie Jones: Sophie normally collaborates with her daughter, meticulously embroidering over her drawings as a celebration of her mark making. Here she collaborates with the community, to make a huge tapestry. Come along to contribute.

– Story Telling with Liv: Liv is an early years specialist with a passion for imaginative and vibrant storytelling. Liv will be telling our ward story through gathered ideas from our community family.

– It Takes A Village: check out the amazing banners co-created by our wonderful community. Using children’s drawings, community volunteers have recreated them into fabric collages which represent our favourite places and the way we play.

– Vote for a Mural with Project Farsley.

– Sound from Sam: Sam Mitchell has explored our weaving heritage to create a sound piece. Step back in time and listen in the new Shearing Shed.

– Saris created with Maya: Be awed by the saris hand dyed by the children in our local schools with artist Maya Stigner.

– Mini -Worlds: Sarah creates tiny scenes within found vessels which conjure a feeling of place, belonging and family. Investigate these tiny worlds and see if you can recognize your own!


26th August 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Farsley
1912 Mill
Farsley, England LS28 5UJ United Kingdom