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The Bunting Festival: DIY Bunting Online Workshops

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an illustration of bunting being hung between houses
Dates and times

23 Nov 2020 - 5 Dec 2020

Online Event

presented by We Belong Here CIC

Join us for a free workshop over zoom! Book your bunting kit so that you can join in with The Bunting Festival Team to make and design your flags together in the comfort of your own home. Our workshops are all led by our amazing workshop leader Ally who'll take you through how to get started on your kits, and some tips and tricks for decorating them.

Workshop dates:

Monday 23 Nov 2020 5pm - 7pm
Saturday 28 Nov 2020 1pm - 3pm
Monday 30 Nov 2020 5pm - 7pm
Thursday 3 Dec 2020 5pm - 7pm
Saturday 5 Dec 2020 1pm - 3pm

You only need to sign up once per household but places are limited so sign-up quick via the 'Book Tickets' link below.

Ally Hart is an illustrator and stuff-maker based in Leeds, hailing from London. Her practice is based around all things bright and charming, and her ethos of positivity is conveyed through her work. At university she focused on model-making for stop motion, and visual storytelling. She loves to make things with her hands, and create fun tactile pieces of art.

Ally is currently working as a freelance illustrator, and runs an online store selling handmade goodies.

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! Our free workshops will help you get started and give you tips on designing your flags, and we’ll collect your finished flags from local drop-off points near you – all totally free of charge!

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

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