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Callaloo PopUp Carnival - well worth waiting for!

Tue 15 Jun 2021

Callaloo PopUp Carnival - well worth waiting for!

Our PopUp Carnival brought a carefully curated selection of Carnival Creatures to delight residents and staff of a local residential care home. There were MANY obstacles to organising a Parade during a Global pandemic, .....Read more

Watch

Mon 14 Jun 2021

Watch "Carry On Touring" online summit with NME, MPs, Creatives

I recently contributed to Carry On Touring's online summit with cross party MPs, NME, Lords and music / creative biz tackling the government’s inadequate response to the nightmare of touring the EU post Brexit. Promi.....Read more

Woven in Kirklees has Launched

Mon 07 Jun 2021

Woven in Kirklees has Launched

Woven in Kirklees launched at the weekend with The Big Rainbow Knit Installation - an impressive installation of 15,000 rainbow coloured squares on the historic pillars in front of Huddersfield train station knitted by v.....Read more

William Galinsky to lead the Kirklees Year of Music 2023

Mon 07 Jun 2021

William Galinsky to lead the Kirklees Year of Music 2023

it has been announced that International arts festival artistic director William Galinsky has been appointed as artistic programmer for the Kirklees Year of Music 2023. William specialises in creating arts festivals a.....Read more

Volunteers Week - a Time to Say Thanks - 1-7 June

Tue 01 Jun 2021

Volunteers Week - a Time to Say Thanks - 1-7 June

In celebration of National Volunteers’ Week, 1-7 June, Kirklees Council are supporting Third Sector Leaders (TSL) Kirklees to mark the role volunteers played locally in supporting their local communities during the Covid.....Read more

Now stocked at West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Fri 28 May 2021

Now stocked at West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Did you know that you can purchase some of our more popular card designs from the West Yorkshire Print Workshop (WYPW) in Mirfield? West Yorkshire Print Workshop is the largest open access printmaking facility in York.....Read more

Temporary Contemporary activity for June

Tue 25 May 2021

Temporary Contemporary activity for June

Artists and arts organisations are looking forward to being back in their units in the Piazza Shopping Centre in June. Activities are planned and you will be able to walk around the Piazza outside and enjoy the exhibitio.....Read more

Be part of this year's WOVEN textile festival

Tue 25 May 2021

Be part of this year's WOVEN textile festival

The WOVEN textile festival for Kirklees is nearly here. Volunteers are still needed to help make WOVEN 2021 a joyful, interesting and safe experience for everyone. If you live in or near Kirklees and you want to help out.....Read more

Mikron Theatre Company 2021 Season - Tickets available now!

Mon 24 May 2021

Mikron Theatre Company 2021 Season - Tickets available now!

Mikron Theatre Company have launched their 2021 Season. Ticket sales are flying so get booking now! They've had to reduce capacity at every venue and the overall tour from 130 dates to just over 80. Every ticket.....Read more

Crowd-funding for the Seventh and Last Weeping Sister

Mon 24 May 2021

Crowd-funding for the Seventh and Last Weeping Sister

We are currently trying to raise money to create a Syrian Sister to join our cast of giant puppets. The hope is to raise the funds via Spacehive, the project is called Friendship Through Puppets Dewsbury, https://www.s.....Read more

Big Rainbow Knit receives squares from all over the world

Sun 23 May 2021

Big Rainbow Knit receives squares from all over the world

Over 15,000 squares have been knitted by people all over the world to yarn bomb Huddersfield Train Station for the Big Rainbow Knit next month. The huge, yarn bomb installation will cover the six main pillars at the f.....Read more

Great Get Together 2021

Thu 20 May 2021

Great Get Together 2021

Bring your neighbourhood together for a Great Get Together Over 18-20 June, join the UK-wide movement of the Great Get Together: bringing people together to celebrate new connections and Jo Cox's #MoreInCommon message.....Read more

Kirklees Council Partners with I'll Fly Away Foundation

Wed 19 May 2021

Kirklees Council Partners with I'll Fly Away Foundation

Kirklees Council has formed a partnership with The I’ll Fly Away Foundation in the USA, which uses the power of music to engage children and improve their lives through songwriting. Through this partnership, the I’ll Fl.....Read more

Kirklees Council announce board for Year of Music 2023

Tue 18 May 2021

Kirklees Council announce board for Year of Music 2023

Kirklees Council is pleased to announce the board for the Year of Music 2023. Linking into Yorkshire’s plans for a Year of Culture in 2023, the aim is for Kirklees to shine a spotlight on the richness and diversity o.....Read more

Carry on Touring

Mon 17 May 2021

Carry on Touring

The Carry On Touring Ambassadors are representatives of the various sectors of the creative touring industry who are showing their support of the campaign to negotiate a free cultural work permit that gives touring profe.....Read more

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