Hunslet Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Gala


Hunslet Gala 13Saturday the 29th June saw the 10th Anniversary Hunslet Community Gala organised by Hunslet Festival. The weather was kind and what a great day it turned out to be. The official opening was carried out jointly by Councillor Tom Murray, the Lord Mayor of Leeds and by our local Member of Parliament, Mr Hilary Benn.

In the Family Arena there was a selection of dance, sports, music, games and juggling to enjoy. The children were kept busy by both a Punch & Judy Show and a Circus Skills Workshop. Other activities on the main field included bungy trampolines, a climbing tower, some small children’s rides and three inflatables, including ‘Titanic’, one of the largest inflatable slides in the country.

Especially popular with the children and adults alike were the donkeys from the Donkey Sanctuary and the selection of animals from Morley Exotic Animal Rescue. These included a baby meerkat, a skunk and some snakes and lizards. All this plus over forty side stalls and some fantastic catering.

The organising committee would like to thanks all the acts, exhibitors and stallholders, ride & activity operators, sponsors and all those to helped make it run so smoothly.

Well done to the organisers, one of the best ever!

This article was written by Steve Thompson using our Community Reporters website