Sunny Bank Mills

East Leeds Pavilion – Research update

In February 2020 the East Leeds Project team went over to Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley to check out the fabulous Scrap Leeds.

Sunny Bank Mills is an cultural space housed in a restored 3000 sq ft old cloth warehouse. It houses a shop selling unique and affordable work by local designer makers, a Gallery which functions as the creative hub of the Mill and the local community, featuring an exhibition programme by local artists which supports the performing-arts.

Scrap Leeds are a social enterprise focused on helping the environment by reusing waste materials from businesses as resources for art and play. Their ScrapStore offers a variety of services including ScrapSheds, reSTORE (a new eco-friendly refill station), Scrap Community Craft Cafe and creative workshops and training. All their activities are focused on the environment and reuse.

Visit their websites by clicking on the links below! and

Joanna Jowett is a member of our research team and you can read her thoughts on what we discovered on this trip here.  

Photographs by East Leeds Pavilion Research Team members, Kerry Harker, Claire Irving, Drazen Priganica, Lynne Caulfield and Joanna Jowett.

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