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We are so excited to be bringing another jam packed Tales Told festival to life for 2022. This year we are celebrating two things; sport, and being together. We are particularly looking forward to a summer with no restrictions, sunshine, and the chance to come together as a community to have fun. Codswallop CIC has been working at the heart of the community for the last nine years, running creative community groups, festivals, heritage and community events, working with schools and producing professional theatre. The Tales Told Festival is a mishmash of all these things, bringing different areas of the community together and championing our heritage! This year we have a special focus on Guiseley AFC in preparation for our brand new play written

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specially to celebrate fans, the community and the life of the football club and their journey to the FA Vase in 1991. ‘On Hallowed Ground’ is brought to life by Codswallop CIC commissioned by Guiseley Theatre and funded by Leeds Inspired with support from Guiseley AFC and will be performed at Guiseley Theatre 21st-24th July. The remarkable thing about this new play is it is telling a story about a real community, with real stories from real people. And this sense of community is what is found in almost all sporting clubs, whether it be football, running, rugby or cricket. It’s the community, the fans, that make the club and that is what we want to celebrate through Tales Told 2022 and ‘On Hallowed Ground’ - which a whole bunch of fun and silliness in there too! Tales Told is not a funded project, and so we rely heavily of donations from the our community to make events like these happen. If you can support, please CLICK HERE.

Check out the festival programme below!