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Monday 24th June 2013
Garforth Library & One Stop Centre
Doors: 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Come down to Garforth Library & One Stop Centre and have a go at the Great Big Paint! Using the exciting cutting-edge digital art system called FriiSpray, you can get involved and create a massive image on a projection screen, just by pointing at it with our special infra-red drawing tools. A bit like spray paint, but without the paint! And when you’ve finished, your drawing will be saved and can be included in an animated video which will be projected onto buildings in Garforth and Leeds as part of Light Night later in the year, and on screens all around the town throughout the Garforth Arts Festival.

Tuesday 25th June 2013
Garforth Academy
Doors: 6:00pm

After Effects
Have you lived life to the full? Have you lived a good life? Would you have lived your life differently, if you could do it all again?
The motorway crash happened and no one anticipated what came next…
After Effects has been created and will be performed by Garforth Academy’s Year 13BTEC Performing Arts Students. Using a combination of physical theatre and dramatic performance, the show explores what the possible consequences of our actions in life might be, good or bad.

This Wall Is For Punching

Imagine a single room to be your whole world. It’s where you work. It’s where you learn. It’s where you sleep, where you dream. It is a room busy with the lives of others. Imagine the door opens inwards and doesn’t have a handle. Imagine the walls have the title of this play written on them.
And to top it off, the neighbours sound like they’re having a right laugh.

THIS WALL IS FOR PUNCHING is created and performed by Garforth Academy’s Year 9 Drama and Performing Arts students. It is a play that explores issues surrounding segregation; what happens when walls are built between people; when communities are kept apart by circumstances that seem beyond their control? And how far will some people go to see those walls torn down?

Thursday 27th June 2013
Garforth Working Men’s Club
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £4/£3 concession (under 16 or over 60 – proof required on entry)

Jacobean Ruff are a young acoustic/folk band, playing a mix of folky foot-stompers, melodic acoustic songs and raucous country numbers. Communion Leeds describe their sound as 'an exciting pairing of thoughtful, traditional folk styles and clever pop songwriting', and this has earned them a growing reputation on the Leeds Music Scene for interesting and entertaining performances. This is also helped by the great number of instruments on stage, with each member filling at least two roles.

Recently playlisted on BBC Radio 1, Jacobean Ruff have already achieved notoriety for rich melodic textures and their distinctive harmonies, and now have a busy gigging schedule in the coming months. A Ruff live performance will be in parts fun, in others engaging and always entertaining.

Featuring support from several other artists – more info coming soon…

Friday 28th June 2013
Garforth Academy
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £4/£3 concession (under 16 or over 60 – proof required on entry)

A night of live music, headlined by the fabulous Screamin’ G’s, performing Rock’n’Roll and Jive classics, alongside Rock’n’Roll arrangements of popular songs from a broad range of genres. Full details including support act line-up coming soon…

Sunday 30th June 2013
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Garforth
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £10/£8 concession (under 16 or over 60 – proof required on entry)

“A display of supernatural talent…and a spellbinding mixture of flamenco and modern jazz, bursting with obvious passion and verve.” - The Spectator

Eduardo Niebla will perform with his quartet including a guitar accompanist, Indian tabla player and violinist. Supporting him will be performances by the St Mary's Church Choir, Gleeds Choir and the Arts Live Youth Choir. Having taken part in workshops with Eduardo and his quartet, these choirs will then perform specially arranged versions of Eduardo's compositions. This event promises to be a really special concert featuring international artists performing with musicians from the local community of all ages. Don't miss out!

*Tickets for this event are available online here

Monday 1st July 2013 onwards…
Various venues including Garforth Library & One Stop Centre, Baraka Café, local schools and businesses… more to follow!

During May and June, thousands of images will be created by local people using the exciting digital art system FriiSpray in local schools, community groups and in the Garforth Library & One Stop Centre. Why not come to the FREE open workshop at Garforth Library on 24th June to take part? These images will then be combined into an animated video and screened around Garforth and Leeds, and later in the year they will be projected onto buildings as part of Light Night. Keep your eyes open and try to spot your pictures on the screens around the town…

Monday 1st July
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Admission: Free (closed to public)

On 1st July Daniel Yorath House will be hosting a Jam Night for service users; staff, family and friends. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, which has been a vital part of the Garforth Community since the early 1990's, will open its doors to Leeds-based band 'Flocks', who will provide the music for mass sing-a-longs of well known songs from throughout the ages. Service users from Brain Injury Units throughout Leeds will perform original compositions as well as cover versions of popular songs. Snacks and drink (non-alcoholic) provided.

Daniel Yorath House - Situated close to the city of Leeds, Daniel Yorath House is a specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation centre for people with acquired brain injury. Opened in 1992, it was one of the first assessment and rehabilitation centres for brain injury in the UK. It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

Flocks - Flocks
Flocks assembled earlier this year as a collective of passionate musicians, each with a broad taste in music. Flocks produce an earthy deep sound that is reminiscent of 70's West Coast folk, with a contemporary down-tempo twist.

Tuesday 2nd July
Garforth Working Men's Club
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £5/£4 concession (under 16 or over 60 – proof required on entry)

Describing Hayley as inspirational, refreshing and unique, is without doubt accurate, but this only touches the surface of a musical talent whose depth at times seems immeasurable. With a voice which can melt the hardest heart to piercing solid granite rock without ever losing control or technique, the Leeds-based singer-songwriter has established a fan-base far beyond her home city.


Hayley has been recognised as one of Leeds’ favourite solo performers, working with a collective of musicians, who allow her the freedom to express her rich talent, and stretch her musical boundaries further and further. Her drive and enthusiasm for live music and giving artists at the grass-roots level an opportunity to perform at her various promotions, while refraining from stealing the spotlight, again provides evidence that here is a promoter/artist who promotes for all the right reasons.

This event will feature a diverse and exciting line-up of artists from the Yorkshire music scene including: Ryan Spendlove, Lunchtime Disco Club, Tsar Nicholas The Third and The Exiles, Cry Baby Cry and Hayley Gaftarnick’s Band.

Information to follow

Wednesday 3rd July
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Garforth
Doors: 1:00pm

Simon Lindley is Organist of Leeds Parish Church and of Leeds Town Hall.

At the City's historic and famous Parish Church his duties include the direction of its world-renowned Choir. He is also Music Director of St Peter's Singers; one of England's leading Chamber Choirs, and has served in that capacity since the foundation of the group in 1977.

Other current conductorships include Sheffield Bach Society, Halifax-based Overgate Hospice Choir and Leeds College of Music Community Choral Society.

There will be performances both from Dr Lindley and from Gillian Hainsworth, the organist and Director of Music for St Mary’s Church.

Thursday 4th July
Garforth Working Men's Club
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £5/£4 concession (under 16 or over 60 – proof required on entry)

Members of Hot Foot Powder will be working with students from Garforth Academy with the young musicians ages ranging from 11 -18. They will be exploring some of the different American Rock 'n' Roll pieces that influenced British musicians in the 1950's and early 60's, you will also hear some early British Beat Music. This will all culminate in Hot Foot Powder re-creating one of the first Beat/Merseybeat records "Please Please Me" - The Beatles. Look forward to such vintage rock hits as "I Saw Her Standing There", "Love Me Do" and "Twist and Shout".