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

Decline in local authority culture spend slows / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-15T00:00:00Z">Mon 15 Jul 2019</span>Decline in local authority culture spend slows / Mon 15 Jul 2019

Cuts to local authorities’ culture budgets are slowing, with a 1% drop across England reported to the Government this year. Figures for 2019/20 show...

Marsden Jazz Festival needs your help &amp; support / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-09T00:00:00Z">Tue 09 Jul 2019</span>Marsden Jazz Festival needs your help & support / Tue 09 Jul 2019

Award-winning Marsden Jazz Festival has launched a funding campaign and needs to raise £10,000 by 21 July to secure the festival for this October. ...

&apos;Landscape Through Language&apos; - Tom Ratcliffe / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-05T00:00:00Z">Fri 05 Jul 2019</span>'Landscape Through Language' - Tom Ratcliffe / Fri 05 Jul 2019

You are invited to join Creative Arts Hub for the launch of Tom Ratcliffe’s latest exhibition, this Friday from 6pm (5 July). “My work is influence...

My Events

Yan Tan Tether / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-06-07T00:00:00Z">Fri 07 Jun</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-07-13T00:00:00Z">Sat 13 Jul 2019</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Yan Tan Tether / Fri 07 Jun to Sat 13 Jul 2019 (1 month)

Yan Tan Tether is a series of public exhibitions and events exploring how we experience and interact with the various landscapes around us; from the h...

Year of Music 2023 Consultation - Dewsbury / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-06-18T00:00:00Z">Tue 18 Jun 2019</span>Year of Music 2023 Consultation - Dewsbury / Tue 18 Jun 2019

Join the discussion on 18 June at Dewsbury Town Hall about how we can build a world-class music offer that contributes to the identity, economy and co...

Year of Music 2023 Consultation - Huddersfield / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-06-11T00:00:00Z">Tue 11 Jun 2019</span>Year of Music 2023 Consultation - Huddersfield / Tue 11 Jun 2019

Join the discussion on 11 June at the University of Huddersfield about how we can build a world-class music offer that contributes to the identity, ec...

My Opportunities

Light Painting Workshop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-18T00:00:00Z">Thu 18 Jul 2019</span>Light Painting Workshop / Thu 18 Jul 2019

Here's a great opportunity to attend a free Light Painting Workshop at the University of Huddersfield's Sports Hall on Thursday 18 July. The worksh...

Calling all dancers! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-10T00:00:00Z">Wed 10 Jul 2019</span>Calling all dancers! / Wed 10 Jul 2019

Would you like to explore your individual dance style through the medium of light- photography? A series of FREE workshops will take place over th...

Crowdfunding – its free money right? (webinar) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-08-01T00:00:00Z">Thu 01 Aug 2019</span>Crowdfunding – its free money right? (webinar) / Thu 01 Aug 2019

What is it about? Have you witnessed a great project get let down because the crowdfunding campaign was put online and left waiting for the money t...

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