Be part of this community ART festival right here
in Armley, Leeds
Art has always been a safe and freeing way for us to process our thoughts and feelings, and to make sense of the world going on around us. With our world now in this particularly uncertain time, we need more than ever to be able to address the new emotions we find responding to new living conditions. Associated with the celebration and hope of street parties and freedom, The Bunting Festival brings free make-your-own bunting activities to the streets of Armley, inviting everyone – whether with your families or by yourself – to join the community in creating your own personal bunting art! Reflecting your experiences of this time in the COVID-19 lockdown, these flags will represent your own stories, the ups and downs of lockdown living, and much more. This festival can’t solve the overall crisis that the pandemic has brought us, but we believe it can bring us closer together!
Once you’ve made your flags, The Bunting Festival team will collect them and string them together to make whole strings of bunting which will be hung in each participating street to form a trail, allowing you to see your art being displayed alongside your neighbours’ in your very own neighbourhood!
The festival is entirely free: just sign up for one of our bunting kits and get making! We’ll be providing free workshops to help you get started and for tips on designing your flags, and we’ll collect your finished flags from local drop-off points near you – all totally free of charge!
GET A KIT
Get your very own DIY bunting pack for FREE and have your flag in the first Bunting Festival this December! It also comes with easy and fun instructions.
Would you like take an active role in your community festival? Find out more on how to volunteer and be a Street Ambassador!
COME FOR A WORKSHOP
We have 6 workshops available, both online and in-person in venues in and around Inner West Leeds with some fantastic workshop leaders. All workshops are FREE and materials will be provided via packs!