Welland is an annual celebration that intertwines the realms of arts and wellbeing in the heart of Elland. Designed to combat loneliness and ignite the spark of creativity within our community, Welland is about connection, expression, and shared experiences.
The essence of Welland lies in the collaborative efforts of the local community. Many passionate people have poured their ideas into the creation, planning, and vision of this year’s event. Together, we have curated a unique lineup that showcases the memories and narratives of our neighbours.
Unleash your inner artist, join hands with fellow enthusiasts, and embark on a journey of self-expression and human connection in Elland.
There’s a whole day of activities planned, including:
– Taster workshops: outdoor poetry workshop, dance and movement sessions, children’s storytelling, and African drumming
– Drop in arts activities: make your own cyanotype print and explore memories and stories through arts and crafts
– Free coffee from Gaggia UK and other refreshments
The final part of the day involves a special sharing of films and performance, made with and featuring local people from across the area.
The full programme and access information is available here.
Welland is a FREE event and open to everyone. There is the option to make a donation on the day if you would like to.
All activities are designed for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join in with or experience in the way that works for them.
You don’t need to book but there is limited capacity so please arrive for your chosen activities in plenty of time.
Children must be accompanied by their parent/ carer at all times.