Time for Batley to get the party started

Time for Batley to get the party started

BATLEY Festival returns tomorrow (Sat) for another entertainment bonanza in the heart of the town centre.

Taking over the cobbles of the Market Place and Memorial Gardens this year will be Mufti Games, One Kid & Their Dog, Bollywood performers The Firm Band Baja and many more performances and activities to entertain the whole family.

There’ll also be workshops for visitors to try their hand at, including Bhangra skills and Polish dancing.

The Magnificent Marquee will be up to shelter festival-goers, who can bring picnics or grab a coffee or lunch from one of the array of food trucks rolling in on the day.

Performances from Batley Community Choir and Sarah Taylor School of Dance will keep people entertained and the town’s streets will be lined with an artisan market.

Kimberley Thirkill, chairman of the festival, said: “It is a huge community effort to put on Batley Festival each year and I want to thank the team of local volunteers, without who none of this would be possible.

“I also want to pay tribute to our funders who have shown such faith in this festival as we continue to go from strength to strength. I can’t wait for families to see how we’re going to transform the town centre this year, and to see how many more memories they make as they explore the arts, crafts and performances on offer.”

Everyone is welcome from 11am to 5pm, and entry is free.

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