Creative Kirklees

Creative Kirklees Arts & Culture in Kirklees

Creative Kirklees is a website for sharing creative events, news and opportunities in Kirklees (covering Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Holmfirth and surrounding areas)..

At its heart the website is a user driven creative and cultural directory, where members with profiles can add their events, opportunities and news items and showcase their creative work. Content from the site is promoted by a weekly newsletter sent out to around 8,000 subscribers, and on the Creative Kirklees Facebook and Twitter accounts. Follow us at and

So, if you're an artist, creative organisation,creative business or amateur arts group based in Kirklees, make sure you set up a profile and add your information - we'll then share what you're up to.

The site is free to use and is managed by Kirklees Council.

My Location

Queensgate Market Office


Telephone: 01484 221 000

Profile Details

My News

Help to shape a world class future for music in Kirklees / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-24T00:00:00Z">Fri 24 May 2019</span>Help to shape a world class future for music in Kirklees / Fri 24 May 2019

Do you write, make, perform or present music? Do you work in music, teach music, manage a venue, a band, a festival or a label? However you’re involve...

ACE pledges £1.5m to grassroots music venues / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-20T00:00:00Z">Mon 20 May 2019</span>ACE pledges £1.5m to grassroots music venues / Mon 20 May 2019

Grassroots music venues and promoters received a welcome boost when Arts Council England (ACE) pledged funding of £1.5m to support them. The money ...

Even Minimal Creative Activity Boosts Wellbeing, Research Finds / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-20T00:00:00Z">Mon 20 May 2019</span>Even Minimal Creative Activity Boosts Wellbeing, Research Finds / Mon 20 May 2019

A study of 50,000 people has shown that regardless of the skill behind it, taking part in creative activity helps people manage their emotions, build ...

My Events

Family Digital Day / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-30T00:00:00Z">Thu 30 May 2019</span>Family Digital Day / Thu 30 May 2019

Go along to the Chestnut Centre on Thursday 30 May and join in this Family Digital Day where you will find all things digital. With VR headset gam...

World Bhangra Day 2019 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-04-13T00:00:00Z">Sat 13 Apr 2019</span>World Bhangra Day 2019 / Sat 13 Apr 2019

On Saturday 13 April, Bhangra lovers from all across the world will be coming together to celebrate world Bhangra Day at the University of Huddersfiel...

Year of Music 2023 Launch Reception / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-04-11T00:00:00Z">Thu 11 Apr 2019</span>Year of Music 2023 Launch Reception / Thu 11 Apr 2019

On Thursday 11th April 2019, 4 - 6pm, Councillor Graham Turner, Portfolio for Culture, along with Pete Massey, Director (North) Arts Council England w...

My Opportunities

Co-op Local Community Fund / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-06-16T00:00:00Z">Sun 16 Jun 2019</span>Co-op Local Community Fund / Sun 16 Jun 2019

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects that make a difference to local communities near to our stores and funeral homes. Use this form to...

Growing Great Places Launch Event -  23 May - 6pm-7.30pm / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-23T00:00:00Z">Thu 23 May 2019</span>Growing Great Places Launch Event - 23 May - 6pm-7.30pm / Thu 23 May 2019

Growing Great Places, a new community crowdfunding programme funded by Kirklees Council launches on Thursday 23 May.  Kirklees Council have partner...

Prosper North:free business support  for cultural heritage orgs / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-09-30T00:00:00Z">Mon 30 Sep 2019</span>Prosper North:free business support for cultural heritage orgs / Mon 30 Sep 2019

A new, free business support programme for culture and heritage organisations to help them become stronger, more impactful, and make the most of the N...

My Videos

Celebrating why #culturemattersCelebrating why #culturematters

Watch and share the Arts Council's film celebrating how arts and culture has shaped our nation.

Dead Mans Uke at Huddersfield Train StationDead Mans Uke at Huddersfield Train Station

Dead Mans Uke play for commuters at Huddersfield Train station for the launch of Creative Kirklees courtesy of the Grand Northern Ukelele Festival.

Grand Northern Ukulele FestivalGrand Northern Ukulele Festival

Great video about the 2016 Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (GNUF) in Huddersfield - an amazing festival organised by Mary Agnes Krell and her team. L...

My Audio

Radio interview with Huddersfield musician ThaboRadio interview with Huddersfield musician Thabo

Listen to Radio Leeds Interview with Huddersfield musician Thabo - Mon 14 May 2018