The festival and the committee
Beeston festival is organised by a committee of local residents, with posts of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer elected at an Annual General Meeting held in the Autumn.
We work closely with other groups and agencies including other community groups, local sport, arts and youth organisations, and Leeds City Council. Our operating ethos is one of participation and empowerment and of partnership working.
The aim of the festival is to provide an exciting, entertaining and informative day that brings together all the different communities in Beeston. In doing so, we hope to promote racial harmony, local regeneration, community sports and arts, and environmental education. We also aim to positively portray both Beeston and Cross Flatts Park.
The festival has become a major community event for the area, thanks to the hard work of many people. It aims to provide something for everyone. Those who attend can:
- Get information from the council and other organisations.
- Find out about major issues affecting Beeston
- Speak to or get involved with community groups
- Or simply come, have some food and enjoy the entertainment.
Each year the committee seeks new ways of attracting people and improving the event. We remain open to new ideas, ways in which things can be done better, and of course to new people getting involved with the committee or on the day. Its a genuine community event, and whilst we acknowledge with thanks the support of agencies and organisations, we remain rooted in the community.