Festival Week 27-31 Sept 2018
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - VILLAGE FOLK ROOTS FESTIVAL – VILLAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL - ART
Festival Weekend 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2018
MUSIC IN THE STREET - FAMILY ACTIVITIES - CRAFT ALES - STREET FOOD - STALLS
Welcome to the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival!
The Chapel Allerton Arts Festival is a week of events in and around Chapel Allerton followed by a weekend of live music in street, craft ales, family activities, stalls and a wide range of food
It's our 20th Festival this year so let's make it special
The festival has a always been a group effort. Volunteers spend much of the year planning the event, booking the artists, raising sponsorship, liaising with schools and local community groups. The list is almost endless. Now is your chance to make the weekend the success it deserves to be. Stewards are the friendly face of the festival to visitors and help raise funds. Could you spare 2 hours? You can choose a time which suits you. If you'd like to do your bit, fill out this form and we'll be in touch. Or perhaps you would like to run a stall on the Saturday. Click here for more information.
We are a charity and rely partly on donations to fund the event. If you'd like to help us out, we'd be very grateful. Thank you very much for your support.
No paypal account? You can still donate here
Find out where and when all the events are being held by visiting our ClashFinder schedule
The Village Jazz & Folk Roots Fringe
Chapel Allerton Festival are pleased to announce they have been successful in securing public funding from the Arts Council Grants for Arts Award to support the 2017 Festival including the introduction of new activities within a new Fringe Theme, these will run alongside the main festival weekend and include a village jazz & folk roots fringe festivals and an artist cafe run. This is an exciting development for the Festival who are celebrating their 20th year. We will be working in partnership with local arts venues and businesses who will be hosting these new events, with the aim of extending the community coverage of the festival activities and provide new artistic experiences for the local people in the area. Further details are available on the website as we build up the programme for the new “Fringe" activities.
Festival Weekend Lineup
6:00pm Skip Hondo
7:00pm Thieves of Misfortune
9:00pm Samuel S.Parkes
12:45pm Roundhay Ukelele Sing and Sign
2:00pm North Leeds Music Centre
3:15pm Community Choir
7:00pm Broken Flowers
8:20pm The Strawberries
9:00pm Maia - more info
Village Jazz Festival
12:30pm Washboard Resonators (The Woods) - more info
1:30pm Inkwell Divas (Inkwell) - more info
1:45pm Tempo Feliz (The Woods) - more info
3:00pm Terry Shaltiel Esmond Selwyn (The Woods) - more info
Hymns in the Street 10:30am - Churches Together led by Chapel Allerton Baptist Church
Main Stage - Village Jazz Festival
12:00pm Mojo 78 Festival Big Band- more info
1:15pm Hyde Park Brass- more info
2:30pm Dan Goldman’s “Electrio”- more info
3:45pm Nag Champa- more info
5:00pm James O Hara Blues Band- more info
Monday 28 August
Short Film Festival 19:30 at Seven
An evening of films of all genres encouraging local filmmakers of all backgrounds and disciplines. Tickets available here http://www.sevenleeds.co.uk/event/chapel-allerton-short-film-festival-3/
Take Note (Andriy Demtschuk, Aidan Rawnsley, Ryan Firth 5.24) - Akib has been invited to perform at the school talent show, but can’t bare to tell his overbearing father that he’d rather be on stage than follow in his footsteps to become a boxer.
Night Bus (Ben Phillips 3.18) - A blend of live action and animation, Can he summon up the courage to talk to the girl on the night bus?
She Was An Opera (Lucy Percival, Isabella Percival 7.37) - Set in a world where music reflects personality, a Metronome falls in love with an Opera.
Wild (Beth Rose Harrison 1.44) - How immersive experience in nature can help free us from the tensions and pressures of modern life.
The Clench – Get Down (Team Acoustic 3.25) - Music video for Sheffield-based Rock’n Roll cowboys The Clench.
Northern Souls (Ian Thompson 25.00) - Made for last year’s Southbank Being A Man festival, a documentary about Northern men who dance to Northern Soul,.
Stag Do (Velton K Lishke 10.48) - A Stag Do prank goes tragically wrong. WARNING: Contains some violent images.
I Was 3 (Alfie Barker 11.01) - One morning Laura finds her face with the caption “Missing” in a newspaper article. Her childhood may have been a lie.
Galvanize (Akeim Toussaint Buck 2.40) - A dance and poetic journey of human connection and vulnerability throughout Leeds City Centre.
Manners Boxing (Gareth Bowler 4.43) - Boxing helped Nick Manners find a way to a better place in his life. Now the gym is a place where he can help others. .
Papiyon Volé! (Fly, Butterfly!) (Jenny Zobel, Gail Bolland 5.52) - A surprise magical journey of discovery takes Leeds-born Theo to his grandmother’s island of Martinique
Jennifer’s Story (Amy Beedle 5.13) - Meet Jennifer. An average 30 year old who happens to be transgender.
Finding Freddie (Larry Budd 4.24) - What if Freddie Mercury didn’t die? What if he’s living out his days in a small Welsh village? A documentary team appears to have tracked him down…
Thursday 31 August
Activities for all ages will be taking place on Saturday in the Methodist Hall and in the Street Performance Space on Well Lane
Mapping the Festival at 20
11.30am - 5.00pm
As this is the 20th Chapel Allerton Arts Festival we want to celebrate by building a model Chapel Allerton in the Methodist Hall, which you can fill with your favourite things from this year’s festival, memories from the past, or maybe even things from your imagination.
So bring your adults with you for a fun day of making and creating together until 4:00, then come back at 4.30 to view the model Chapel Allerton that you have helped to build.
And there's more.... you can also enjoy watching a slide show of pictures, celebrating 20 years of the festival, which will be shown throughout the afternoon in the Methodist Hall.
The Methodist Church has generously provided the use of its hall for many years for which the Festival is very grateful
Street Performance Space on Well Lane
Pete's Suitcase Circus
Pete will once again be astonishing onlookers with his notorious hoola hoop hip action and mind boggling juggling stunts
1:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm
Sunshine and Smiles choir
Storytelling with the Rainbow Factory
On the car park near the Performance Space
Yoga on the street
With Angela from Yoga Kula
Street Dance workshop
Ages 6 to 11 - Hayley from Elevations. Free to join in
The Washboard Resonators
Lindyhopping in the street
With Rebecca and Damian. Free to join in
Chapel Allerton Methodist Church on Well Lane
Stainbeck Arts Club Annual Exhibition
Saturday 2 September 10.00am - 4.30pm
Paintings, prints and cards for sale by Stainbeck Art Group. Find out about becoming a member
The Festival Bar will be serving up some of Leeds' best local craft ales, as well as Pimms, wine and soft drinks. It's the place to buy drinks as profits help fund the festival
Classic Car Show
Last year we held a pilot Classic Car Show, with 9 vehicles of various ages right back to 1925. The event was so popular that we are running another show this year, with over 25 wonderful vehicles already promised.
Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors