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Threads of War
10th November 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for the opening of Threads of War; a culmination of research at Sunny Bank Mills Archive into khaki production and life on the home front in a small village in Yorkshire during the First World War.
The exhibition will explore what life was like in Farsley and the industrial war effort of the many that lived here. The exhibition will be brought to life with poem, song and the making of comforts for the soldiers inspired by the manual produced by the Red Cross during the First World War.
1pm + 3pm: Reading Archive volunteer Squadron Leader Richard Jones RAF reads from research found printed in the local paper of the time the Pudsey and Stanningley News
2:30pm + 3.30pm: Performance: Warp + War.
Jane Morland, Boff Whalley and Phil Moody along with a few voices from the Commoners Choir reimagine what life was like for the people of Farsley during the First World War through a short performance using song and storytelling
Funded by Leeds Inspired, Heritage Lottery Funding, Historic England