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Interim Guidance for Organisers Planning Events

Mon 26 Apr 2021

Interim Guidance for Organisers Planning Events

An interim guidance briefing note has been produced by the festival industry to help organisers in planning events. The guidance is available on the Purple Guide website (link below). In the meantime, the festiv.....Read more

Marsden Jazz Festival have partnered with Black Lives in Music

Wed 07 Apr 2021

Marsden Jazz Festival have partnered with Black Lives in Music

Marsden Jazz Festival is working with new organisation Black Lives in Music to empower and amplify Black musicians’ voices and promote their ground-breaking research. Black Lives in Music (BLiM) was launched to tackle.....Read more

Literature Festival creates Lockdown Lantern Installation

Tue 30 Mar 2021

Literature Festival creates Lockdown Lantern Installation

A local festival has created a stunning Lockdown Lantern installation to commemorate a year since the first Covid-19 lockdown . The installation, commissioned by Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF), takes the form .....Read more

Join us for our hcmf// School Holiday Programme!

Tue 23 Mar 2021

Join us for our hcmf// School Holiday Programme!

hcmf// School Holiday Programme Monday 29 March: Bucket Percussion with Katie Mallard Tuesday 30 March: Storytelling and music with Alice Kent Wednesday 31 March: How to make music online with Frazer Merrick Thurs.....Read more

Lockdown Patchwork offers a soundscape of 2020

Mon 15 Mar 2021

Lockdown Patchwork offers a soundscape of 2020

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) and Leeds Art Gallery have commissioned Bradford-born musician Leafcutter John to compose Lockdown Patchwork, an extraordinary, original sound story for 2020. Followi.....Read more

Event industry on brink of collapse, says new research

Wed 17 Feb 2021

Event industry on brink of collapse, says new research

Event businesses are under such immense pressure that they are now on the brink of collapse. That’s according to the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) following new research, co-ordinated by the Production Se.....Read more

Online film fun-draiser quiz inaid of Holme Valley Foodbank

Tue 16 Feb 2021

Online film fun-draiser quiz inaid of Holme Valley Foodbank

Holmfirth Film Festival continues online with a February fun-draiser quiz in aid of Holme Valley Foodbank (Thursday 25 Feb, 8pm to 9pm) A fun evening for all the family, singletons, bubbles. . . anyone looking for a b.....Read more

Outdoor Events Guidance (COVID 19) Updated

Mon 11 Jan 2021

Outdoor Events Guidance (COVID 19) Updated

The Events Industry Forum has published an update to the COVID-19 outdoor events guidance, produced in association with DCMS. This update reflects the revised tier system currently in place in England. You'll find .....Read more

The Huddersfield Virtual Food and Drink Festival is HERE!

Fri 07 Aug 2020

The Huddersfield Virtual Food and Drink Festival is HERE!

This year, the Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival 2020 is virtual and running between 6th – 9th August. It is free to attend, providing you with 4 days of virtual food and drink heaven! Huddersfield Live and Kirklees Cou.....Read more

Take part in the Urban Canvas virtual driveway painting festival

Tue 25 Aug 2020

Take part in the Urban Canvas virtual driveway painting festival

Urban Canvas would like to invite artists (from professionally established to budding beginners) within the Kirklees creative community to take part in their second ‘virtual’ collaboration. As they can't organise or be.....Read more

New Covid-19 planning guidance published for UK festivals

Mon 19 Oct 2020

New Covid-19 planning guidance published for UK festivals

Updating guidance launched on 13th October 2020 includes contributions from across the festival industry working in collaboration with DCMS and Public Health England. Newly published festival guidance around Covid-19 .....Read more

Festivals could be 'as safe as Sainsbury's'

Mon 08 Feb 2021

Festivals could be 'as safe as Sainsbury's'

Festivals could be 'as safe as Sainsbury's' - this quote has been taken from the BBC website. Festivals have the potential to be "as safe as Sainsbury's", despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, MPs have been to.....Read more

Huddersfield Literature Festival is White Rose Award Finalist

Wed 29 Jul 2020

Huddersfield Literature Festival is White Rose Award Finalist

The Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards for the third time in five years The Festival has been shortlisted in the Arts & Cu.....Read more

Win an exclusive poster signed by Sir Patrick Stewart!

Mon 18 Jan 2021

Win an exclusive poster signed by Sir Patrick Stewart!

Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) is offering its supporters the chance to win one of five bundles of books, including some first editions and signed copies, and a signed, framed poster of Festival patron Sir Patric.....Read more

Help HLF raise funds by adding us to your Xmas list donations

Tue 24 Nov 2020

Help HLF raise funds by adding us to your Xmas list donations

We are fundraising – Can you help? Plans for our March 2021 Festival are under way, with lots of exciting events in the pipeline. We are currently fundraising – and any donation you make before 31 January 2021 will.....Read more

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