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Dewsbury explorer to feature in BBC radio show

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Dewsbury explorer to feature in BBC radio show

Amelia Oldroyd was an intrepid Victorian explorer who helped bring ancient Egyptian artefacts back to the people of Dewsbury, artefacts that are now in the collections of Kirklees Museums and Galleries. Born in the .....Read more

Celebrating The Women In Kirklees Museums’ Displays

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Celebrating The Women In Kirklees Museums’ Displays

To mark International Women’s Day 2019, there will be events held at Bagshaw Museum in Batley and Tolson Museum in Huddersfield which will focus on the women who have helped create Kirklees Museums and look at how women.....Read more

Bagshaw Half-Term Activities

Wed 06 Feb 2019

Bagshaw Half-Term Activities

Bagshaw Museum in Batley is looking forward the Spring with a flower theme for its half-term activity day. Youngsters will be able to do a whole range of flowery craft creations at the museum’s drop-in session from 12 n.....Read more

Bagshaw Guided Tours

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Bagshaw Guided Tours

Take a peep behind the scenes at Bagshaw Museum in Batley on Sunday, 10 March. Guided tours at 1pm and 2.30pm will reveal more about the stunning Victorian Gothic mansion and the story of how it started life as a famil.....Read more

We Love Laura

Thu 07 Mar 2019

We Love Laura

The fabulous History Wardrobe puts the spotlight on fashion icon Laura Ashley on Sunday, 5 May, in the first of two presentations it will be doing in the coming months at Bagshaw Museum in Batley. Laura Ashley’s most .....Read more

Easter at Bagshaw

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Easter at Bagshaw

Bagshaw Museum in Batley is celebrating Easter with fun crafts and an egg hunt. On Tuesday, 16 April, youngsters can get creative making Fabergé-style eggs, bunny collages and printing cards. There will be drop-in sessi.....Read more

Bagshaw Guided Tours

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Bagshaw Guided Tours

The regular tours of Bagshaw Museum in Batley continue on Sunday, 7 April. Tours starting at 1pm and 2.30pm will allow visitors to delve into the history of the stunning Gothic building and reveal fascinating facts abo.....Read more

Saturday Art Club

Tue 16 Apr 2019

Saturday Art Club

Learn how to create a natural artist’s palette from leaves, flowers and soil and then use it to paint a unique artwork. That is the first of several techniques budding artists will learn at a new monthly Saturday Art .....Read more

'Make Yourself At Home' project unites community groups in Kirkl

Thu 17 Jan 2019

'Make Yourself At Home' project unites community groups in Kirkl

‘MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME’ PROJECT UNITES COMMUNITY GROUPS 24th January-21st February The Packhorse Centre, Huddersfield An arts project, which focuses on the theme of ‘home’, has united three local community groups. .....Read more

Revisiting War Requiem, 55 years later – an interview with Frank

Thu 01 Nov 2018

Revisiting War Requiem, 55 years later – an interview with Frank

Ahead of our concert – War & Peace – on the 11th of November at 3:30pm in Huddersfield Town Hall, I had an opportunity to do a telephone interview with our bass trombonist Frank Mathison. Frank is our “Classical Celebr.....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

Marsden Jazz Festival BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

Mon 05 Nov 2018

Marsden Jazz Festival BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

Marsden Jazz Festival's 2018 commission is being broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 11pm on Monday 12 November. On Marsden Moor is a suite based on five poems by Marsden-born poet Simon Armitage, which was written by Jonny M.....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

Holmfirth Artweek Fringe Applications 2019 Now Open

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Holmfirth Artweek Fringe Applications 2019 Now Open

Holmfirth Artweek are delighted announce applications for this year's Fringe are now open. The Fringe is an extension of Artweek where local businesses and artists come together to put on smaller, additional exhibiti.....Read more

Can Artweek Hit the Million in 2019?

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Can Artweek Hit the Million in 2019?

Artweek is poised to break through the Million pounds donated to Macmillan Cancer Support this year. Following a fantastic sum raised last year (£41,000), they are hoping to get the total passed the £1 million milestone......Read more

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