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

ACE pledges £1.5m to grassroots music venues / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-17T00:00:00Z">Fri 17 May 2019</span>ACE pledges £1.5m to grassroots music venues / Fri 17 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="2019-05-17T00:00:00Z">Fri 17 May 2019</span>Even Minimal Creative Activity Boosts Wellbeing, Research Finds / Fri 17 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 ...

Kirklees’ textile celebration programme revealed / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-01T00:00:00Z">Wed 01 May 2019</span>Kirklees’ textile celebration programme revealed / Wed 01 May 2019

The plans for the week-long WOVEN festival, which will celebrate Kirklees’ textile heritage and look ahead to the industry’s digital future, have been...

My Events

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...

Huddersfield St Patrick&apos;s Day Parade / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-03-10T00:00:00Z">Sun 10 Mar 2019</span>Huddersfield St Patrick's Day Parade / Sun 10 Mar 2019

Play hard, Party harder! That’s the order from organisers as they embark upon the 19th Huddersfield Saint Patrick's Day Parade The family festival...

My Opportunities

Bid writing: Advanced / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-09-13T00:00:00Z">Fri 13 Sep 2019</span>Bid writing: Advanced / Fri 13 Sep 2019

Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you asking for the right amount of money? Are you applying in the right w...

Bid writing: The Basics / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-09-13T00:00:00Z">Fri 13 Sep 2019</span>Bid writing: The Basics / Fri 13 Sep 2019

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right t...

Beyond Brontë’s is open for application! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-06-03T00:00:00Z">Mon 03 Jun 2019</span>Beyond Brontë’s is open for application! / Mon 03 Jun 2019

Beyond Brontë’s is an exciting new programme designed to break down the barriers that can prevent young people from entering the screen industries. Wh...

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