• Thank you to everyone for coming and enjoying themselves

  • Events

    Farsley Community Initiative AGM

    Saturday 24th September

    1pm, St John's Church Hall

    All Welcome



    Download the programme here.


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    We are now on Instagram 'Farsley_weekend' #farsleyweekend



    Friday 24th June

    Preview: Arts Market

    Get a taster for what is on offer at Saturday's Arts & Retro Market with a glass of wine. At the Spinning Mill 6pm - 8pm

    View the photos



    A few of the exciting things to look out for:

    Saturday 25th June

    Decorate wooden shapes at Dovetailors

     Spinning Mill Studios – Arty activities. Decorate a glass fish with the Glass Garden or help to make (and win) a community quilt with the Skep!

    Fairy tale mash-up at Rainbow Factory

    Dave Sharp is appearing at Trouble at Mill.

    See more here.


    Sunday 26th June:

    Look out for our leafy friends for some fun photo opportunities!!

    Suitcase Circus performing throughout the afternoon.

    Tea and Tolerance will be roaming with their trolley.

    Giant bubbles, petal printing, woolly crafts for kids, hula hooping and messy play.

    Bring a picnic or grab some food from one our stalls.




    Visit the venue's websites for further information or pick up a map from one of our information points on the day.



    Explore Farsley

    In 2016 we held a weekend of collaborative events which showcasing the variety and abundance of creativity and 'community spirit' through activities, performances and feasts.


    On 24th June 2017 the team will be back on Hainsworth Park hosting Farsley Festival -Community Lunch. See the Farsley Festival website or follow Farsley Festival on Facebook / Twitter.


    25th June

    A day of fun throughout Farsley village. From Springfield Commercial Centre up to Farsley Art Club there is something for everyone.

    View our programme here.


    26th June

    On Sunday there will be a community picnic at Hainsworth Park. Bring your lunch, family, friends and a blanket to sit on. There will be activities and music from 12pm - 4.30pm.

    Show us your Pom Poms!

    Did you like last year's Farsley knotted hankie quirkiness? If so, you will love our pom pom project.


    We have had over 1,000 pom poms made and donated by members of the community and further afield.


    They will be hung from the top of St John's Church Tower.

    Can you count them all?


    Thank you to everyone for getting involved to make this possible.

    We hope you enjoy it!


    Share your photos of the weekend on Facebook , Instagram & Twitter




    Workshops, Markets, Activities, Arts, Music and more

    Farmers market, Arts and Retro Market, Festival of Voices*, yarn bombing, installations, story telling, Om yoga, local artists, bands, face painting, Chill at the Mill, Trouble at the Chapel*, crafts, family activities, Breeze, Stitch-up, SCRAP, the Rainbow Factory, The Delicious Cake Company, Sunny Bank Mills,Story time, Minecraft and more at The Library, The Archive, Treasure Hunt, Giant Twister & Connect Four, Sandpits, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Trouble at Mill *and so much more...


    *tickets req. search Eventbrite or email lovefarsley@gmail.com

  • #showusyourpompoms

    We want everyone to make a pom pom, made out of anything, to be part of a community pom pom installation.


    We will be hanging them from St. John's Church tower, so look up and enjoy!




    Email us at lovefarsley@gmail.com


    Be part of it

    If you are a local business, organisation or individual there are plenty of ways to get involved. 


    Plan an activity, run a workshop, decorate your space or windows, have a stall, entertain, get crafty, perform, volunteer, the list is endless.


    If you wish to be involved with the weekend's events please email us lovefarsley@gmail.com


    If you would like to volunteer please get in touch at lovefarsley@gmail.com


    We'll need extra hands setting up and taking down. If you can spare an hour or two from 8am - 12pm or 4pm - 7pm on Sunday please let one of the volunteers (in yellow t.shirts) know on the day.

    Our fabulous volunteers help make these events happen.

    Thank you!

    Get involved


    Can you do something amazing with textiles, fabrics or wool?

    We need artists to create crowd-pulling, intriguing and spectacular works in our village.

    If you would like to use Farsley as your canvas please get in touch.




  • Thank you to our supporters


    Sunny Bank Mills

    AW Hainsworths

    Harron Homes

    Manning Stainton


    The Asda Foundation



    Design, branding and artwork – HARDWIRED
    Printing – KUDU PRINTING
    Volunteer T-Shirts – PECO

    Skylift Access - hanging and removing event bunting


    Our advertisers:

    Bubbles Laundrette

    Damsel Dancewear

    Farsley Art Club

    Farsley Working Mens Club


    Harron Homes

    Harvey's Butchers


    Julies Homes

    Little People

    Mill Kitchen



    Priesthorpe High School




    The Village Wine Bar

    UK Outdoor fitness


    Westroyd School


    Funding also provided by the Leeds City Council and the Community Committee


    Also thank you to all the organisations that took part or offered something for free and to all of our hardworking volunteers.

    Not forgetting all of the pom pom makers - they looked brilliant.


    The FCI


    The Farsley Community Initiative is the committee behind the Farsley Festival, Farsley Orchard and Farsley Farmers Market.

    The team


    A small group of volunteers who #lovefarsley

    We work throughout the year creating engaging and all inclusive events.


    Farsley Festival

    Why is there no festival this year?

    After much consideration and public consultation we decided to take a year off closing the Town Street and hosting the festival.


    In 2015 we had 10,000 people up and down Town Street - an amazing achievement, however it was not a safe environment.


    In order to hold the event in the same way we need to increase the number of people involved and raise a lot more money. Can you believe only 10 of us planned, organised and managed the event?


    If you are interested in supporting us, please get in touch.


    Visit the website to find out more.

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