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Nominations for the 2021 National Lottery Awards are now open

Tue 04 May 2021

Nominations for the 2021 National Lottery Awards are now open

The National Lottery Awards celebrate the people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding. They want to hear about those people who have stood up against adversity and stood out .....Read more

COVID-19 inspires musical collective to defy the pandemic

Sat 01 May 2021

COVID-19 inspires musical collective to defy the pandemic

The University of Huddersfield’s Professor of Music Rupert Till has helped to pull together an inspiring new piece of music from an eclectic group of 20 musicians that are both inspired by and in defiance of the global c.....Read more

Community Music Groups in Kirklees – We need your help!

Sat 01 May 2021

Community Music Groups in Kirklees – We need your help!

As part of Kirklees Council’s commitment to cultural development in the district, we have plans in place that we need your help with and particularly for our Year of Music in 2023. This will be a year-long celebration of.....Read more

Creative Leaders Festival 2021

Tue 27 Apr 2021

Creative Leaders Festival 2021

The Creative Leaders Festival 2021 is returning for a two-day virtual event for creative industry professionals based in the North region. Date: 25 -26 May 2021 Hosted by The Growth Company and supported by Greater.....Read more

The Lawrence Batley Theatre's summer 2021 season is now on sale!

Tue 27 Apr 2021

The Lawrence Batley Theatre's summer 2021 season is now on sale!

The Lawrence Batley Theatre's summer 2021 season is now on sale! The Lawrence Batley Theatre are excited to be welcoming you safely back with a programme of home-grown theatre, local musical talent, brand-new commiss.....Read more

Dark Horse Theatre is Looking for New Student Actors.

Tue 27 Apr 2021

Dark Horse Theatre is Looking for New Student Actors.

Do you want to train to be an actor? Dark Horse is looking for new student actors (18+) to join our highly regarded actor training course from September. If you or someone you know has a learning disability and would l.....Read more

Free Taster Courses as Part of Mental Health Awareness Month

Tue 27 Apr 2021

Free Taster Courses as Part of Mental Health Awareness Month

Throughout the month of May we are offering free taster courses to support the health and wellbeing of our communities. The theme for this year's mental health campaign is 'nature'. Join us for a mix of crafts, mind.....Read more

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

Performing Arts Covid Guidance Updated

Mon 26 Apr 2021

Performing Arts Covid Guidance Updated

Following the move to step 2 of the roadmap on 12th April, the Performing Arts guidance has been updated. Key updates include confirmation that venues that are permitted to open at Step 2 and can operate as hospit.....Read more

Series of Podcasts for early career artists & creatives

Mon 26 Apr 2021

Series of Podcasts for early career artists & creatives

A mini series of podcasts hosted by Victoria McCorkell, have been produced by Parley for the Temporary Contemporary initiative. During the series you will hear from guests invited by Temporary Contemporary to discuss .....Read more

‘WORK’ by Sir Antony Gormley arrives in Dewsbury

Thu 15 Apr 2021

‘WORK’ by Sir Antony Gormley arrives in Dewsbury

A new sculpture by world-renowned sculptor Antony Gormley has been revealed at the new Kirklees College Pioneer Higher Skills Centre in Dewsbury. The sculpture, titled WORK, has been loaned to the college and will sit.....Read more

Temporary Contemporary links with the Packhorse & Media Centre

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Temporary Contemporary links with the Packhorse & Media Centre

Temporary Contemporary began as a partnership with Kirklees Council and the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield to stimulate arts and cultural activities in vacant spaces in Huddersfi.....Read more

Saved And Remade BBC2 series filmed at North Light Film Studios

Fri 09 Apr 2021

Saved And Remade BBC2 series filmed at North Light Film Studios

A new show, Saved And Remade started on BBC2 at 6.30pm on 29 March, and was filmed at North Light Film Studios in Huddersfield during October to December 2020. Similar to BBC1’s The Repair Shop, loved but unused obj.....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

A New Chapter for the Kirklees Organ Concert Season

Wed 07 Apr 2021

A New Chapter for the Kirklees Organ Concert Season

With plans afoot for the return of live performances to the Kirklees Concert Season for 2021-22, Kirklees Council has announced the appointment of David Pipe as Guest Curator of the forthcoming organ programme, and a new.....Read more

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