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Unity Day 2004
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Live music at Hyde Park Unity Day 2003
From noon until midnight on Saturday 7 August, Hyde Park plays host to one of the biggest and hippest summer events in Leeds.

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Hyde Park Unity Day

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Hyde Park Unity Day was initiated by the Hyde Park Residents Association with the mission to :

* create a relaxed friendly and safe environment.
* unite the community and provide an opportunity to highlight the positive aspects of living, working, and studying in Hyde Park.
* demonstrate communities strength through voluntary involvement.
* celebrate cultural diversity through art , music and performance.
* create a focus point for community activities.
* unite and provide opportunities to showcase skills, talent and nature of local people and artists.

Hyde Park Unity day 2003 has been a full year in the planning and fundraising. There have been bucket runs down Otley Road pubs, gig nights , car boot sales and a sponsored walk.

This year there will be a CD compilation of bands and DJs playing on the day.

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The annual community festival Unity Day event features much more than just live music and is always a fun family day out. Here are just a selection of things on offer for this year:

The Primrose tent (noon till midnight) Showcasing live music from Liquidhead, Just like Moses, Grass Hopper, Melody Maker, Cardboard Cowboy, Under the Covers, Yellow Stripe Nine, Tunji, Rockadile, New Minds Eye, The Electric Co, 10,000 Things and Mick Artistic.

Unity skateboarding competition
(11am till 6pm)
Celebrating the all-new skate park at Woodhouse Moor there will be a 16 years and under competition followed by an over 16's competition.

Graffitti jam (noon till 6)
The theme this year is Opposites Interact and the colour scheme is greens, reds, oranges, yellows and purples. A dedicated area next to the skate park, will be allocated for artists to teach the skills of graffitti. From 12-6 rhe rest of the area will be open to invited graffitti artists, a mix of locals and nationwide artists to showcase their skills.

Global Rhythms (6 till midnight)
Presenting world, jazz and acoustic music from the likes of Sawa Teen, Honeydrum, Anetolio, Kosala, The Grand Wazoo, Feluka and Jon Gomm.

Theatre Tent (6 till midnight)
Performances, plays, comedy, tricks, stunts, and illusions throughout the evening from
Dino Casino and the International Playboys of Rhythm, A Play in a Day performance workshop and more.

Main Stage bands (noon till 11pm)

Foxwood Steel Bandits
The Smokestacks
The Bilderberg Group
Samsa, Natlie and Friends
Street Dreams

A Day Left
This Et Al
The Dead Pets

Please note, these times and bands are subject to change, see the Hyde Park Unity Day website for the latest information

Plus don't forget there will be more live events happening throughout the day. Events such as a live dog show, face painting, Bingo, Morris dancing, breakdancing battles, soundsytems, DJs, a football competition, kids fun, arts and crafts and much more.

Please note:
No vehicles will be allowed on to Hyde Park.
No barbecues will be allowed due to fire risk. If you volunteer to be a steward you get fed for free.

Vounteers are still required for other jobs, just turn up on Friday or Saturday morning and seek out the people madly rushing around or turn up on Sunday with a binbag and help tidy up.

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