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Monday 25th June

"The Chocolate Story"...Chocolate presentation by award winning chocolatier Thierry Dumouchel

"Garforth based Chocolatier, Thierry Dumouchel will present a variety of techniques showing the amazing versatility of chocolate, everybody's favourite! From simple tempering to amazing art, Thierry will demonstrate his skills to the audience. Tasting and sampling will be essential!"

Garforth Academy
Doors: 6:30pm
Tickets: £6/£4

Tuesday 26th June

Performances and celebration of steel pan music by people of all ages from Garforth. The event starts at 4.30pm with various feeder primary school children and our student groups performing through the evening, with 'Steel Crazy' - the Arts Live adult group - performing from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

The Lord Gascoigne, Garforth
Doors: All day
Tickets: Free entry

Thursday 28th June 2012

Camerata de Música Áurea is a choir from the city of Santiago in Cuba. They sing classical pieces, from Monteverdi to the 'Flight of the Bumblebee' in multi-part harmony as well as Cuban music from the typically amorous boleros to modern folk songs with vibrant Cuban rhythms. Members of Sheffield Socialist Choir first met up with Música Áurea at the biennial choral festival in Santiago in 2003 and again in 2009. Música Áurea will be visiting partner choirs in Sheffield, Edinburgh, Leeds and Bradford, York and Nottingham.
Also performing at this concert are Gleeds and the Arts Live Choir, two groups of outstanding young musicians who will be singing some traditional Cuban songs alongside their existing repertoires.

St Mary's Church, Garforth
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £7/£5 concession (under 16 or over 60 - proof required on entry)

Friday 29th June 2012

Join us for this special one-off chance to hear this talented group of local musicians come together to recreate Paul Simon's landmark Graceland album in full, from start to finish, for one night only.
Led by local folk hero Gary Stewart, who you may recognise from the 'Gary Stewart Band', or long-standing Leeds troubadours 'Hope and Social', and backed up by an eight-piece band of local multi-instrumentalists including members of 'Vessel's, 'The Resplendents', 'The Pattern Theory', and featuring Richard Ormerod on horns and Al MacSween on accordion - this promises to be a night to remember.
Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies, and South African rhythms brought to life with no detail spared, from the layers and layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary brass arrangements and unforgettable tin whistle solos ...
Conceived as a one-time only show, for a New Year's party last year, these special ladies and gents have succumbed to our demands, and will perform this celebratory set, especially for us, one more time... Don't miss out!

Garforth Academy
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £8/£6 concession (under 16 or over 60 - proof required on entry)

Saturday 30th June 2012

The Total Stone Roses play a 90 minute set of all of the best roses material including 'She Bangs The Drums', 'Fools Gold', 'Waterfall, 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'Love Spreads'.
Throughout the last year or so, The Total Stone Roses have been playing gigs and stunning audiences throughout the country building up a solid fan base that makes them a force to be reckoned with in the tribute scene. The band are all in their early to mid-twenties, bringing the same passion, vigor, arrogance and charisma that only the young have, the old want and that cannot be faked. This same drive is what gave The Stone Roses their 'X Factor' and took them to the heady heights of success and fame that they achieved in the late 1980_s and early 1990_s and beyond.
The Total Stone Roses are all pro musicians that do this for a living; all players involved are top draw Leeds College of Music graduates. They strive to re-create the roses sound live and are meticulous in the recreation of their material. You will not find a better sound-a-like band this side of 1989!
With support from The Pilots and Critical Grace.

Garforth Academy
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £10/£8 concession (under 16 or over 60 - proof required on entry)

Sunday 1st July

Glebelands Field
Doors: 11:30am
Tickets: Family Entry by Programme TBC

Tuesday 3rd July

"...I think they're amazing, not just as young players but as players of any age. Brilliant musicians."
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Hannah James & Sam Sweeney are one of the foremost duos performing English folk music today. April 2012 sees the release of their highly anticipated second album State and Ancientry (RBRCD13). They play predominantly English songs and tunes on accordion and fiddle, and their live show includes Hannah's renowned high-energy clog dancing.
Sam plays with multi award winning folk sensation Bellowhead, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings and Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party. Hannah sings, plays and dances with BBC Folk Award nominated Lady Maisery and Steeleye Span front woman Maddy Prior.

"A glorious celebration of some of England's finest and lesser known tunes and songs played with real commitment and understanding. A must!"
Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

Garforth Working Men's Club
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £8/£6 concession (under 16 or over 60 - proof required on entry)


Tuesday 3rd July

The audience is taken on a tour of an origami object factory. Here the space is divided into various departments, each specializing in the production of a specific origami object (e.g. the plane department, the boat department, the frog department, etc.). A piece of paper is passed along the production line with each worker making their particular fold until the object is complete, at which point it is passed onto the artisan department who embellish the object with colour.
The factory workers are referred to as the Nonspeakers. They have no right to the spoken word. Instead they work to earn a (poor) quota of words per week. The words they may use are determined by the factory administrators, the Speakers, for whom there is no verbal restriction (in theory). The Nonspeakers are banned from using certain words (particularly abstract nouns) but they may, over time, earn the right to use a given word as much as they like.
The main action will explore the following plot lines:
* The trial and sentencing of a Nonspeaker, as represented by a Nonspeaker solicitor with access to a limited vocabulary (or a factory-provided Speaker who is not operating in the client's best interests).
* The stripping of a renowned Speaker's Speaker status and the upheaval caused by their subsequent invention of THE WRITTEN WORD.

Garforth Academy
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £4/£3 concession (under 16 or over 60 - proof required on entry)

Wednesday 4th July

A Creative Conversation.

Red Ladder Theatre Co will facilitate an Open Space Conversation for:
Young People
Business Leaders
Community Leaders
Elected representatives
And... anyone who wants to share their views about what matters!
In Open Space YOU set the agenda. YOU decide what is important.
YOU have conversations with people YOU want meet.
YOUR voice
YOUR opinions

A Creative Conversation gives the opportunity to create new connections between people and where they live.

Good conversations connecting people from different sectors in your community can identify different local challenges and create positive social change.
What matters to you? Have your say!

Garforth Academy
Doors: 11am (all day event)
Tickets: Free entry, with refreshments provided


Wednesday 4th July

An energetic tribute to the three greats: Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan. Expect thumpin' slap bass, wailin' sax, jumpin' piano and raucous vocals, guaranteed to keep you jiving from start to finish!!
Kicking the night off will be Screamin' G's who will perform a set of rock'n'roll, blues & jive classics, alongside arrangements of well-known songs from a broad range of genres. Featuring some of the most talented young musicians we've heard in some time, you need to make sure you don't miss them so get down early and grab a good seat!

Garforth Working Men's Club
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £5/£3 concession (under 16 or over 60 - proof required on entry)

Thursday 5th July

A huge event with skateboarding, scooter & BMX competitions, demonstrations, a graffiti exhibition and live music featuring the Beatbox project led by MC Testament (from Shlomo & The Lip Factory), A.M.P (the Alternative Music Project), Reason 32, This Legion and more to be announced!
Hosted by The Works Skatepark Charity in Hunslet, Leeds, this celebration of Urban Arts will bring together people in a vibrant and exciting venue to exhibit their newly-developed skills.

The Works Skatepark, Kitson Road, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 1NT
Doors: 6:00pm
Tickets: £4/£3 concession (under 16 or over 60 - proof required on entry)