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For more information about the Garforth Arts Festival, please contact Dave Evans on 0113 385 0654 or email evansdj01@leedslearning.net

Educational Projects throughout Festival Week

Dennis Rollins

The Real Macaws

Jazz Improvisation – Dennis Rollins

Over recent months the award winning ‘Garforth Jazz Rock Band’ has been working with top UK Jazz Trombonist, Dennis Rollins. Dennis has been leading masterclass workshops on improvisation and ensemble playing. He will perform as a guest with the band on the main stage on Festival Saturday. (Left: Dennis Rollins pic by Bob Rose.)
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Street Band Project – The Real Macaws
The ‘Real Macaws’ have been working alongside young musicians from ‘Garforth Community College’ to develop a new street band for the town. The students have been developing their improvisation skills and playing without written music.The new band – ‘On The Street’ – will perform alongside the The Real Macaws ’ on Main Street,Garforth on Festival Saturday (8th July).
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‘The Love Arts Project’

Children from ‘Ninelands’, ‘East Garforth’ and ‘St.Benedicts’ primary schools will be honing their artistic skills and having fun with specialist street art company,‘The Love Arts’. They will be responsible for creating exciting sculptures for display. Come along to the street festival on Saturday 8th July to see what they ’ve been up to.

Circus Workshops – ‘Urban Circus’

Led by Urban Circus, 100’s of pupils from ‘Kippax Greenfields’, ‘Ninelands’, ‘East Garforth’ ,and ‘St. Benedicts’ primary schools will learn new skills enabling them to perform at the street festival. There will be an opportunity for anyone to take part in ‘drop in’ workshops on Garforth Main Street on the 8th July (Festival Saturday).

Flag Project – ‘Garforth Community College’
During the festival period all local primary school children from ‘Swillington’ ,‘Kippax Greenfields’, East Garforth, ‘Strawberry Fields’, ‘St Benedicts’, ‘Green Lane’ and 'Ninelands’ will each design their own Flag. The flags will be displayed across lampposts to provide a fitting welcome to the town. This project will be led by Garforth Community College Art Department.

SLP College

Music Theatre Project – ‘SLP College’

Led by SLP College,approximately 100 primary school children from 'Ninelands’ ,‘Strawberry Fields’, ‘St. Benedicts’ and ‘Kippax Green Fields’ will prepare excerpts from musicals ranging from ‘The Lion King’ to ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Presented on the 30th June, this will provide a great launch event for the 2006 Festival.
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‘A Perfect Pitch’ – Garforth Community College
Following on from the success of the ‘Big Sing’ in 2005, young singers will come together once more to perform three songs en masse at ‘Garforth Town Football Club’. Led by Musical Director Charlotte Evans, the event on Tuesday 4th July will also feature individual items from local primary school children.


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