What's On

Events are added to the What's On page by artists and organisation and may not have been updated since the announcement of the lockdown in January.  Many will now take place online and you can use the search icon on the left to search 'online' for activities..  Due to regular changes brought about by the Covid-19 situation please check the organiser’s website or social media for up-to-date information.

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Mon 08 Mar 2021

Women Artists In Renaissance Italy

An online workshop for International Women's Day, to celebrate extraordinary but overlooked women in the history of art. The works of Italian Renaissance male artists are widely renowned and revered, but what about th.....Read more

Thu 04 Feb to Thu 18 Mar 2021 (1 month)

Art: Identities Beyond The Canon

Have you ever questioned why certain cultural objects and creators become more valued than others, or what we understand about objects and makers marginalised from long-held, European notions of 'art' and 'great art'? .....Read more

March Lockdown Livestream - a top line-up of folk & roots music

Sat 13 Mar 2021

March Lockdown Livestream - a top line-up of folk & roots music

Our March Lockdown Livestream will feature four exceptional artists who between them range across folk, Americana, country, bluegrass, jazz and more - Sierra Hull, Hannah Read, Caitlin Canty and Isa Burke. I'm delighted .....Read more

Textiles through Covid_19

Sun 31 Jan to Fri 30 Apr 2021 (3 months)

Textiles through Covid_19

Did you make masks, PPE or use embroidery and textiles to make things in response to the Pandemic? Textiles is a huge part of the identity of Kirklees and continues to play a valuable part of our local experience of t.....Read more

The Subtle Science and Exact Art of Colour in Garden Design

Thu 18 Mar 2021

The Subtle Science and Exact Art of Colour in Garden Design

The Subtle Science and exact Art of colour in English Garden Design. Why Garden can rank as Fine Art. Lecture delivered by Timothy Walker In 1888 Gertrude Jekyll wrote a short but seminal article in The Garden in wh.....Read more

First Catch a Squirrel: Materials and Techniques in Painting

Thu 15 Apr 2021

First Catch a Squirrel: Materials and Techniques in Painting

First Catch a Squirrel: Historical Materials and Techniques in Painting From 15th - 18th Centuries. Lecture delivered by Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe The 14th century artist Cennino Cennini recommended using “the chic.....Read more

Carving workshop- carve wood or stone. Every Wednesday afternoon

Wed 23 Jan 2019 to Sat 31 Dec 2022 (4 years)

Carving workshop- carve wood or stone. Every Wednesday afternoon

Carving is a beautiful process. The textures, sounds and aroma of the materials will awaken your senses, accompanied by the rhythms of each student driving chisel with mallet. In this class you'll work using finest qu.....Read more

Artists’ Views of Australia

Thu 20 May 2021

Artists’ Views of Australia

Artists’ Views of Australia – Aboriginal, Pioneer, Botanical and Impressionist. Lecture delivered by Caroline Holmes. Inspired by the Australian landscape and the major art galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and.....Read more

The Age of Jazz in Britain

Thu 17 Jun 2021

The Age of Jazz in Britain

The Age of Jazz in Britain. Lecture delivered by Catherine Tackley What was the public reaction to jazz when it began to appear in Britain in the aftermath of the First World War? What did early jazz sound like and ho.....Read more

Love is enough: at home with Jane and William Morris.

Thu 16 Sep 2021

Love is enough: at home with Jane and William Morris.

Love is enough: at home with Jane and William Morris. Lecture delivered by Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper. William Morris wrote: ’The secret of true happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily l.....Read more

The Magnificent Maya - Fact and Fantasy

Thu 21 Oct 2021

The Magnificent Maya - Fact and Fantasy

The Magnificent Maya - Fact and Fantasy. Lecture delivered by Dr Diane Davies. The Maya created one of the most sophisticated civilizations in the ancient world. Their achievements in the arts and sciences, along wit.....Read more

A revolution in Art in context

Thu 18 Nov 2021

A revolution in Art in context

Renaissance, Reformation and Counter-Reformation: a revolution in art in context. Lecture delivered by Dr Neil Faulkner. What does “Renaissance Art” mean? The paintings, sculptures, and architectural forms of the 15t.....Read more