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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

New events for WOVEN festival in June

Tue 21 May 2019

New events for WOVEN festival in June

New events are being added each week to the WOVEN festival taking place across Kirklees in June. Want a taster of some of the events? There's a soundspace by Hoot Creative Arts inspired by the textile industry; tex.....Read more

Even Minimal Creative Activity Boosts Wellbeing, Research Finds

Mon 20 May 2019

Even Minimal Creative Activity Boosts Wellbeing, Research Finds

A study of 50,000 people has shown that regardless of the skill behind it, taking part in creative activity helps people manage their emotions, build confidence and explore solutions to problems – even a brief amount of .....Read more

ACE pledges £1.5m to grassroots music venues

Mon 20 May 2019

ACE pledges £1.5m to grassroots music venues

Grassroots music venues and promoters received a welcome boost when Arts Council England (ACE) pledged funding of £1.5m to support them. The money will come through ACE’s National Lottery Project Grants, and the funde.....Read more

meet 20+ artists and makers at art at the house 2019

Fri 17 May 2019

meet 20+ artists and makers at art at the house 2019

art at the house returns to Cliffe House in Shepley for its 2nd year, promising another fabulous two days of creative, interactive experiences combined with good food and drink, children’s activities and music. MEET .....Read more

Spring Handmade Fair Saturday 25th May

Wed 15 May 2019

Spring Handmade Fair Saturday 25th May

We our hosting our first Spring Fair is happening on Saturday 25th May 10am to 4pm at Globe Arts Studio, Carr Lane, Slaithwaite. We are pleased to announce that over 20 local artists and makers will be showcasing thei.....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

WOVEN - Volunteers wanted now!

Tue 14 May 2019

WOVEN - Volunteers wanted now!

Briefing events start this week for volunteers to WOVEN - a celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees from 8-16 June. If you want to be a part of this new festival and have some time to give to volunteerin.....Read more

Free Community Courses - Taster Sessions in June

Sat 11 May 2019

Free Community Courses - Taster Sessions in June

Join us at our sites across Kirklees throughout June to have a go at something new! Come and explore different activities in our specialist surroundings. Courses include Jewellery Making, Knit and Knatter, Ceramics fo.....Read more

Circle, Line and Geometric Patterns - June

Fri 10 May 2019

Circle, Line and Geometric Patterns - June

Day workshop Saturday 8th June 2019 10am – 4pm £70.00 Join artist and printmaker Saba Rifat in June to explore traditional geometric patterns through screenprinting on paper. On this one-day workshop you will be .....Read more

Sumi Perera - Artist Talk

Fri 10 May 2019

Sumi Perera - Artist Talk

Evening event Friday 17th May 2019 6 – 7pm £10.00 - Booking required We are delighted to welcome back Sumi Perera to WYPW – artist, printmaker and winner of our 2015 Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking. .....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

Free Half Term Family Courses

Wed 08 May 2019

Free Half Term Family Courses

Join us during the half term holiday for some FREE family fun workshops taking place at our Huddersfield and Dewsbury Centres. Contact us on 01484 437070 or ace@kirkleescollege.ac.uk to reserve a place...Read more

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for 4TH World Congree of Psychogeography

Tue 07 May 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for 4TH World Congree of Psychogeography

Kirklees's Festival of flaneuring will be back again from 6 to 8 September 2019, and organisers are issuing a CALL FOR PROPOSALS for local people who would like to contribute to the proposals. You may want to lead a w.....Read more

Seeking investors

Sun 05 May 2019

Seeking investors

Seeking investor to open local fashion boutique..village high street shop..selling especially sourced clothing lines for the 30 to 60 year old girl about town!..Read more

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