"What could jumpers and jazz have in common?" you ask. Well in Warwick each year, locals and visitors come together for ten days to warm up the city streets with live jazz and yarn bombing.
The festival started in 2004, when local artists decided to warm up the cold winter streets with a colourful textile art project in the form of jumpers for the street light poles. The rest of the community so loved the project that it has evolved into a ten day creative arts festival incorporating creative crafts and jazz performances, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Crafts take the form of knitting, crotchet, felting, weaving and more, applied in new and exciting forms, with projects even coming from overseas. Past projects include dressing the Town Hall and a VW and this year the light pole theme is "Mamma Mia".