Final countdown to massive Leeds community day

Fun in the sun at a previous Hyde Park Unity Day.
Fun in the sun at a previous Hyde Park Unity Day.
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Final preparations are under way for one of the biggest annual community events in the Leeds calendar.

More than 6,000 people are expected to flock to Hyde Park Unity Day, which is taking place on Woodhouse Moor from midday to 7pm on Saturday.

This year is the event’s 20th anniversary and organisers have pulled out all the stops to make sure the milestone is marked in style.

Their programme features live music galore as well as sport, craft activities, arts workshops, children’s entertainment and the ever-popular Unity dog show.

Hyde Park Unity Day committee member Karen Barr said: “Securing funding and grants has been more challenging than ever this year so there is a real sense of achievement in knowing we’ve got here and it’s all happening.”

Organisers are still looking to recruit people to act as stewards on Saturday or help with the big post-event clean-up.

For more information, visit the www.unityday.org.uk website.

One of the main attractions for revellers at the event is likely to be the Drop dance tent.

Playing drum and bass, dubstep and house music, it is a spin-off from the monthly Drop night run at Meanwood Road’s Primrose pub by Hyde Park Unity Day fundraising stalwart Mick Lake and his brother John.