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Kirklees Concert Season Previews

Tue 21 May 2019

Kirklees Concert Season Previews

The Kirklees Concert Season returns in September, marking the seventeenth year of Opera North and Kirklees Council’s unique partnership, and the first step on the journey towards the region’s Year of Music 2023. You .....Read more

King Zepha returns to Hudds for special show at Small Seeds

Wed 15 May 2019

King Zepha returns to Hudds for special show at Small Seeds

Local singer, songwriter and producer Sam Thornton, better known by his stage name King Zepha, has had a busy year so far. Shortly after finishing off his new album King Zepha's Northern Sound, which was recorded at his .....Read more

GNUF has Landed!

Fri 10 May 2019

GNUF has Landed!

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival has landed! Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (GNUF) has begun with hundreds of ukulele players from all over the world arriving in Huddersfield. What started as a small two day event .....Read more

Kirklees' Year of Music 2023 launch

Mon 15 Apr 2019

Kirklees' Year of Music 2023 launch

A visionary music project is expected to come out of a partnership between groups, festivals, the University of Huddersfield and Kirklees Council. Kirklees Year of Music 2023 launched at the University on Thursday 1.....Read more

Everybody's Talking, Nobody's listening

Tue 09 Apr 2019

Everybody's Talking, Nobody's listening

“In an ocean of stagnant and floundering creativity, DVEC have reached the shoreline of something new.” Thank you for the wonderful review of the new DVEC album which is the front cover feature article in this month’.....Read more

Reflections by the Orchestra of Opera North

Mon 08 Apr 2019

Reflections by the Orchestra of Opera North

The final concert in the Kirklees concert season 2018-2019 was performed by the Orchestra of Opera North, presented under the title of “Reflections.” The performance started with Lutoslawski’s ‘Musique Funebre’, followed.....Read more

Fighting Mental Illness Crisis Among Musicians

Fri 05 Apr 2019

Fighting Mental Illness Crisis Among Musicians

Two-thirds of musicians suffer from depression and need help according to Help Musicians UK amounting to crisis. The charity has joined with the magazine Classical Music to launch ‘Harmony in Mind’ which is a campaign to.....Read more

art at the house 2019

Fri 29 Mar 2019

art at the house 2019

ART@THE HOUSE returns to Cliffe House in Shepley for its second year, promising another fabulous two days of arts, crafts and creativity, combined with good food and drink, woodland walks, children’s activities and musi.....Read more

Volunteer with Holmfirth Festival of Folk and get involved

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Volunteer with Holmfirth Festival of Folk and get involved

Would you like to volunteer during the Holmfirth Festival of Folk in May? We are a community based festival that relies on a dedicated group of volunteers to make the weekend happen. We still need volunteers for stew.....Read more

Celebrate The Civic

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Celebrate The Civic "It's all yours!"

The trustees are delighted to announce that The Civic in Slaithwaite has now transferred from Kirklees Council into community ownership - this means Slawit...'It's all yours!'. To celebrate this fantastic news we are.....Read more

New 4 track Album : Fernworthy

Tue 19 Mar 2019

New 4 track Album : Fernworthy

My latest 4 track album called Fernworthy has just been released on the Canadian label Forests and Rivers. Each track is named after a river in Devon and the album title is named after Fernworthy Forest on Dartmoor. (I u.....Read more

‘I love screaming on the mic’: On the road with hcmf// radio

Tue 19 Mar 2019

‘I love screaming on the mic’: On the road with hcmf// radio

It seemed like a hair-brained idea: taking a 45-year-old Classic Campervan called Betsy and turning it into a mobile radio, one that would tour Kirklees teaching students to DJ and host radio shows. But it was one our Le.....Read more

New artwork by Peter O'Toole

Thu 14 Mar 2019

New artwork by Peter O'Toole

New artwork has gone up in the walkway from the Piazza and Queensgate Market in Huddersfield. The illustrations by artist Peter O'Toole celebrate the varied musical heritage of the district. Walk through into the marke.....Read more

Summer Concert on Saturday 14th July

Mon 09 Jul 2018

Summer Concert on Saturday 14th July

Sizzling Summer Concert At St Paul's Church Hall, Preston, next Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Tickets - only £7 include light refreshments. An evening of musical delights and respite before the World Cup Final the.....Read more

Ebb tide- a collection of three duets for clarinet and bassoon

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Ebb tide- a collection of three duets for clarinet and bassoon

Ebbtide is a collection of three duets for clarinet and bassoon which explores the symbolism of an ever-changing coastline as a metaphor for half-forgotten memories that are revealed only to recede again into the fathoml.....Read more

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