Fuse Festival is back in 2024


Fuse Festival will run for the 2nd year a row in Pudsey and beyond! Fuse Festival is about bringing communities together for a week packed with music and arts workshops from Monday 1st to Friday 5th July across various locations in the Pudsey ward.

Try your hand at breakdancing, pottery, creative writing, podcasting, amateur dramatics, samba drumming and song writing to name a few workshops that are on offer.

Then on Saturday 6th July, from 11.00am there is a live music stage going up in Pudsey Park for a day of music from local musicians and acts, free arts workshops from local artists and practitioners and stalls featuring produce from local traders and community organisations.

Saturday 6th July, Pudsey Park 11.00am-5.00pm main stage line up

The Music Box Choir - 11.15am
Samba Tigers - 11.45pm
The Boogiemen - 12.10pm
Talent Show - 1.00pm
Live Music Bingo - 1.40pm
Pat Fulgoni Blues Experience - 2.45pm
Five Miles Out - 4.00pm


As well as this fantastic line-up we will have a free Silent Disco featuring The Music Box DJs, lots of other music, arts and sports workshops, community stalls, food stalls and craft stalls.

These include: 

Leeds 28 Football Club
Southroyd Primary School
The Brickbox Lego Building
Kip McGrath & Circus Skills
Swinnow Community Centre & Glitter Tattoos
Andy's Man Club
SEN Parents
Pudsey Bowling Green
Angel Falconry
Samba Tigers Djembe Workshop
The Music Box DJs Silent Disco
The Music Box Pebble Trail
Giant Lawn Games
Recycled Arts & Crafts Mural with Scott Chaney

Plus more..!


Finally on Sunday 7th July there will be a Community Celebration event at Swinnow Community Centre open to all.

We will have:
Bouncy Castle
Food
Silent Disco
Live Music
Arts & Crafts
Stalls


Would you like a stall at Fuse Festival? Follow this link to complete the booking form.

Free Fuse Festival workshops & performances from 1st - 5th July
Please follow this link to book your free place at our public workshops

Monday 1st July

Rapping Workshop with Dialect

5.30-7.30pm
Tyersal Residents Association Community Centre, Tyersal Rd, Bradford BD4 8EZ
11-17 year olds

Join Leeds based Rapper Dialect for a Rap taster workshop. Learn how to construct rap lyrics and freestyle with others over beats and instrumentals.

Open to beginners and those with experience

Fulneck Dramatic Society Taster Evening

8.00pm onwards
The Comenius Centre, Fulneck LS28 8DS
Ages 16+


Stagestruck – or maybe just stuck for something to do of an evening? Then the award winning Fulneck Dramatic Society’s free ‘Taster Evening’ will be right up your street. Along the way you’ll learn about the history of the theatre – currently celebrating it's centenary year. You’ll hear from actors who’ve appeared in their productions without any previous stage experience - and you’ll find out about all the essential backstage work that goes into every performance on our stage.

Over a free drink from our well-stocked bar you’ll have the chance to chat with our members who’ll be happy to answer any questions and tell you more about the benefits of getting involved in theatre. To book your place contact Dave Robbins either by phone on 07849 437370 or email
robbcopy@aol.com

Tuesday 2nd July

Mini Sing Song & Crafts
With Lucy Munton

9.30am-11.00am
Swinnow Community Centre, Swinnow Lane, Swinnow LS13 4RF
Ages 0+

Come and join us at Swinnow Community Centre for a morning mini sing along with crafts, tea & coffee and cake. Create your own music shaker, shake it and sing along with music provided from Lucy.

Open to parents/carers of young children.

No need to book, just turn up

Youth Pottery Workshop

10am-12pm
Pudsey House, Market Place, Pudsey LS28 7BE
Ages 7-17


Take part in this free pottery workshop for young people. Get hands on experience of throwing a pot on a pottery's wheel and see how your hands can change and mould the clay whilst the wheel spins.

Booking essential  

Fulneck Church Organ Recital
Performed by Lee Ward

7.00pm onwards
Fulneck Church, Fulneck LS28 8DS

All ages welcome

Come and join us for an organ recital on the famous church organ at at Fulneck Church. Performed by Fulneck School's Musical Director - Lee Ward

No need to book, just turn up

Breakdancing

With Marie from Bust-a-Move
4.00pm-6.00pm
Swinnow Community Centre, Swinnow Lane, Swinnow LS13 4RF
Ages 7-17

Learn the basics of breakdancing including top-rocks, get downs, footwork and freezes with B-girl Marie from Bust-a-Move!

Booking essential  

Wednesday 3rd July

Songwriting Taster
With Rich Huxley from Hope & Social

6.00pm-8.00pm
The Music Box
Waterloo Mills, Waterloo Rd
LS28 8DQ
Ages 16+

SOLD OUT

Join our song writing taster workshop with Rich Huxley from Hope & Social and Songwriters International. Learn techniques on lyric writing and how to turn your own ideas into songs!

Booking essential

Thursday 4th July

Live Synth Jam
With James Jelliman

6.00pm-8.00pm
The Music Box
Waterloo Mills, Waterloo Rd
LS28 8DQ

Ages 16+

Join us for a taster synthesiser, sequencer and drum machine workshop where you can learn about how to link up different pieces of music equipment to create a synchronised music performance with others.

This is open to people of all music abilities who have an interest in music technology and performance production

Booking essential  

Friday 5th July

Poetry & Creative Writing
With Matt Abbott

6.00pm-8.00pm
Pudsey House, Market Pl, Pudsey LS28 7BE
Ages 16+

Join nationally-acclaimed poet Matt Abbott for a relaxed and engaging creative writing session. Whether you have a story to tell, or you just want to explore your creative potential, Matt will provide the building blocks for vivid and effective poetry and creative writing. All abilities and levels of experience welcome.

Booking essential

Free Fuse Festival workshops & performances from 1st - 5th July
Please follow this link to book your free place at our public workshops

Fuse Festival Big Sing

A key element of Fuse Festival was to bring together local community groups, a choir and school and write a song with, and for the residents of Pudsey, Swinnow and Tyersal. We wrote the song Changing Time with Pudsey Grammar School, Pudsey Lowtown Primary School, Co-op Academy Beckfield, Crimbles Court Sheltered Housing and Raise Your Voice Choir.

You can listen to the song we wrote and purchase the song via Bandcamp below. All proceeds will go back to the community groups we run and support with our music based projects.

View the Bandcamp page here to listen and download