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Plus a taster event in May

Events– Days 1 to 11
Order of events from 27th June to 7th July 2007

The Playground Party
Featuring: Courtney Pine, Kate Rusby, the James Taylor Quartet, Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers, Cara Robinson and much more

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Day 9 – Thursday 05.07.07

The Ian McMillan Orchestra – sharp stories

Yorkshire words and European music. Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan dances with composer & accordionist Luke Carver Goss of Szapora -‘Truly refreshing’ Danny Thompson - in this sizzling work of words and music. Powerful, echoing tales of milkmen, mining, heatwaves, dads, death by shanty, voices found, industrial manoeuvres, 9/11 and the late great Ronnie Barker. Improvised and constructed for audiences, 7 to 107. CD Sharp Stories out now.

Luke Carver Goss accordion/guitar, Dylan Fowler guitar/mandocello, Clare Salaman nykelharpe/hurdy-gurdy /violin, Nathan Thomson double bass /flutes, Oli Wilson Dickson violin/percussion

‘You’ve got to go and hear them play ..fabulous’
Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC R3

‘A breath of fresh air’ Sue Arnold, The Observer

‘Unmissable’ Daily Express

Ian will be joined on stage by students from Garforth Community College and Corpus Christi Catholic College in a performance of ‘Musical in a day ’ which is the culmination of a workshop that Ian will be holding with the students on the same day.
This project will also see Ian launch on the 17th April, ‘Go For th Garforth’ a huge creative writing project involving hundreds of primary and secondary school children across East Leeds. Look out in shop windows, restaurants, cafés and even bookshops as these poems will literally be plastered all over the area. This project led by Marie Coleman will involve pupils and teachers from Garforth Community College, Corpus Christi Catholic College, Temple Moor High School, Mount St.Mary’s Catholic High School, Ninelands, Strawberry Fields, St Benedicts, East Garforth, Green Lane, Swillington and Kippax Greenfields Primary schools. You can hear an interview with Ian Macmillian on PodcastGarforth. Follow the link on www.garforth.leeds.sch.uk

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Advance booking recommended!

Garforth Working Men ’s Club (in their centenary year),
£7.50 (£5)
Ticket hotline: 07982 215613
Email: tickets@garforthartsfestival.co.uk
TICKETS available for this event online from www.digyorkshire.com

Summer Concert – Garforth Community College Music dept

A varied programme from the talented musicians of Garfor th Community College.

Garforth Community College Main Hall
£3 (£2)Pay on the door

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Tickets for all events will be made available to Friends of the Garforth Arts Festival one week prior to the official launch date.
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Discounts and Concessions
Where concession rates are advertised, these apply to: senior citizens, children under 16, NUS students, and anyone receiving unemployment or disability benefit (upon proof of entitlement).
For 'The Playgrount Party' on July 7th, a limited number of discounted tickets at £8.50 will be made available to local residents. For full details, contact the festival box office or phone the hotline on 07982 215613

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