Annual Meanwood Festival is set to be a crowd-puller

SWEET DAY: Children get some candy floss at last years festival. PIC: Simon Hulme

SWEET DAY: Children get some candy floss at last years festival. PIC: Simon Hulme

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Plans are already under way for the 2017 Meanwood Festival, and it’s all set to be another fun-filled crowdpuller.

Over 40 events are already pencilled in for the 10-day gala, which runs from Saturday, May 20 through to the May 29 bank holiday.

Several days of events including music, art, literature, heritage, drama, food and drink will conclude with the annual Festival fun day on bank holiday Monday.

Last year’s fun day on the Parkside Road cricket ground was enjoyed by an estimated 2,500 people and was opened by The Lord Mayor of Leeds.

The community festival, now in its third year, is organised by the Meanwood Valley Partnership.

Co-organiser Chris Swales previously said he was inspired to help start the event as Meanwood has a tendency to get overlooked in favour of other destinations such as Headingley and Chapel Allerton.

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