Arts Festival

This weekend I visited the Chapel Alleton Arts Festival held in North Leeds. The annual festival is held to celebrate local art, craft, poetry, dancing and music. The street outside the pub is closed to traffic and instead hosts stalls, a music stage and people enjoying the vibe. The festival is a real feel-good community event.

Here's a flavour of the weekend



Bootscraper, they describe themselves as a bluegrass punk band. They're not the kind of music I usually listen to, but they really got the crowd going and it's good to expand your horizons!

chapel allerton arts festival

Crowds filling the main street

bugalu foundation

The Bugalu Foundation, a latin jazz funk band, fab. I loved their soundcheck too, not the usual "one, two, testing, testing" ...they used "Get down with the trumpets" !

singer on stage

Sing it loud!

regent pub

Street decoration outside the pub, I've never seen this style of bunting before, apparently it's called Mexican Papel Picado and is made in a cutaway style. A workshop was held before the festival for people to get involved. Ripstop nylon was used here to make the bunting rainproof (altho this year the weather was kind.)

All in all a good time was had by all, and roll on next year's festival!


hart44 said…
Looks like a great night out :) so glad the weather stayed good too :)
Sue x

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