The Tales Told Festival 2018 is almost here!
Guiseley's very own arts, heritage and storytelling festival is set to return this June, bigger and better than ever. Tales Told is now in its third year and will take place from Saturday 23rd June- Sunday 1st July, incorporating both Guiseley Carnival and the Guiseley Lights summer street party in the festival programme. After last years 150th celebration of Guiseley Theatre, this year the festival will be focusing on Guiseley Industries of times gone by, particularly focusing on our lucrative textile industry.
Many local businesses and organisations are involved in making the festival happen, from our festival partners at Guiseley Theatre to our main festival sponsors 'Full Circle Funerals' the festival is a community effort from start to finish. This year, local family historian Claire Whitaker has been researching the historical exhibition that will be held at the Theatre, meanwhile Aireborough Historical Society are preparing for a digital archiving event and picture presentation talk for the festival programme. Other events will include a daily 'Pay What You Can' pop-up community cafe at the theatre, knit and textile craft sessions, 'A Day in the Woods' as well as a lantern parade leading up to Parkinsons Park for some closing fireworks. There will also be an exhibition of local artists work on the themes of textiles and industry at the Bramble Bakehouse, as well as a 'Businesses of Guiseley' exhibition at the Theatre.
All events in the festival programme are accessed on a 'Pay What You Can' basis, so everyone can enjoy and take part in local, arts entertainment regardless!