Holmfirth Arts Festival Banner Parade

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The Textile Banner Parade, created by Edgelands Arts with people from across the Holme Valley, and embracing the theme of Generations of Innovators, filled the streets of Holmfirth with a riotous carnival of colour and music.

The parade was inspired by the PLACES which make up the Holme Valley, the PEOPLE who live in it, the TEXTILES which are manufactured here and the CRAFTS made in people’s homes.

Communities from across the Holme Valley came together to learn new techniques and share existing skills, working with textiles of all types and colours. Fabrics included fine woollen cloth manufactured by Bower Roebuck in New Mill, hand painted landscapes on silk, long ribbon flags showing personal stories from the heart of the community, knitting and crocheting alongside an exploration of the ground-breaking innovations in textile production at the University of Huddersfield and across the industry.

Callaloo Carnival Arts, working with Reach Performing Arts, contributed a section to the parade portraying the stories of Huddersfield Caribbean migrants.

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June 2019

Holmfirth Arts Festival Banner Parade

June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Holmfirth, Arts Festival
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
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The Textile Banner Parade, created by Edgelands Arts with people from across the Holme Valley, and embracing the theme of Generations of Innovators, will fill the streets of Holmfirth with a riotous carnival of colour and music. The parade is inspired by the PLACES which make up the Holme Valley, the PEOPLE who live in it, the TEXTILES which are manufactured here and the CRAFTS made in people’s homes. Communities from across the Holme Valley have come together to learn…

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Woven Into Song in Holmfirth

June 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Holmfirth Parish Church, 6A Town Gate
Holmfirth, HD9 1HA United Kingdom
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Woven Into Song is a performance of a new piece of music that will explore the stories of the South Asian communities who were drawn to Kirklees by the textile industry. Written by Boff Whalley, ex-Chumbawamba guitarist/songwriter and now of Commoners Choir, with support from Hardeep Sahota, Mandeep Samra, Boliyaan singers and percussionist, it draws on the recollections of people who worked in the textiles industry and explores the common experience of fighting for our rights. Performed by choirs from…

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