Sheep flock to Ossett

Ossett town wins �11k of Arts Council funding, with part of it going on events like the one later in the year, that will see sheep rampaging through the towns precinct. Picture shows representatives from the town, Faceless Theatre Company and local schools.'w7992a210
Ossett town wins �11k of Arts Council funding, with part of it going on events like the one later in the year, that will see sheep rampaging through the towns precinct. Picture shows representatives from the town, Faceless Theatre Company and local schools.'w7992a210
0
Have your say

A FLOCK of sheep will be taken through Ossett town centre on Saturday to celebrate a unique arts project.

People of all ages have been busy crafting, sticking and knitting during a series of workshops devoted to sheep, an animal that was key to Ossett’s historical mungo industry.

And their work will decorate the shopping precinct at the Arts Council-funded Flock to Ossett event.

The Faceless arts group will run creative workshops inside a marquee on the precinct between 10am and noon.

A swap shop will allow people to share their creations in the morning, and ukulele players are invited to a jamming session at 2pm.

Storytelling sessions will run at 11am and 11.45am, and there will be spinning and weaving demonstrations, street entertainment, a brass band and a local produce and craft market.

The sheep parade, the pinnacle of the project, will set off at 1pm.

Jacqui Wicks, who has organised the project under the name Ossett Observer, said: “So much hard work has gone into this project and tomorrow is about coming together to celebrate it all.

“Our centrepiece will be the big sheep parade, which will be led by Ossett Academy’s samba band. It will be really something.”

The event will run from 9am until 4pm.

And people can take a look at some of the giant sheep taking part in tomorrow’s parade online now, by visiting www.ossettobserver.co.uk