Our living willow sculptures are being made by willow sculptor, Leilah Vyner of Dragon Willow, at her studio in Tadcaster and will be installed in at Sands Recreation Ground (near the play area) in Holmfirth at a later date.  

Look out for a some harlequin trees that will be linked together to form a domed structure that you can enter as well as a family of deer and heron that families can play around.

Keep checking back here for more information on this and other participatory projects including the Protect our Planet Textile Parade by The Children's Art School in conjunction with Woven in Kirklees, Recycled Forest and Art in the Woods.

SCRAPtastic POSTCARDS by fairandfunky 2019 project (reference only)

Inspired by Bamforth & Co, Holmfirth's  famous saucy seaside postcard company, fairandfunky are working with several primary schools creating giant postcards made from recycled materials to be displayed in shop windows across Holmfirth during the festival.

Look out for these ‘picture perfect’ scenes reflecting the landscape of the Holme Valley – the hills, the mills and the River Holme which aim to encourage people to think about the beauty of our local natural environment and how we can all take action to protect our landscape.

fairandfunky are working with the following schools:

Hepworth Junior SchoolThursday 23rd May – am 

Kirkroyds Infant School Thursday 23rd May – pm 

Meltham CE School Thursday 6th June – am 

Holmfirth J&I School Monday 10th June – am (NABB)

Upperthong J&I School Monday 10th June – pm 


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