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Celebrate Father's Day at Holmfirth Arts Festival 2019

Sat 01 Jun 2019

Celebrate Father's Day at Holmfirth Arts Festival 2019

See Children's Theatre at Holmfirth Arts Festival on Father's Day Sunday 16 June at 12 noon. Catch Bird's Nest Billy, by Fidget Theatre at Holmfirth Civic Hall, for perfect way to spend time with your little ones. .....Read more

Banner Campaign in Huddersfield 2019

Tue 28 May 2019

Banner Campaign in Huddersfield 2019

Have you seen our new banners which have gone up around Huddersfield Town Centre? They are in place around Huddersfield to showcase many arts and cultural organisations and events going on in Kirklees. The current fla.....Read more

Nu Popes and Easy Stride Band coming back to Small Seeds

Tue 28 May 2019

Nu Popes and Easy Stride Band coming back to Small Seeds

Two UK funk scene bands Easy Stride Band and Nu Popes unite for a summer show on June the 8th at Small Seeds, Huddersfield. Known for their high-energy performances and fantastic musicianship the bands have roots in the .....Read more

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Tue 28 May 2019

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

On the 8th of June 2019, people all over Kirklees will be celebrating Worldwide Knit in Public Day with THE BIG KNIT. The Big Knit is an opportunity to share skills, get creative and have a cuppa, by joining in with e.....Read more

Help to shape a world class future for music in Kirklees

Fri 24 May 2019

Help to shape a world class future for music in Kirklees

Do you write, make, perform or present music? Do you work in music, teach music, manage a venue, a band, a festival or a label? However you’re involved, we’d like to hear your voice. Join the discussion about how we c.....Read more

Recycling Through Print - Sat 8 & Sat 15 June 2019

Thu 23 May 2019

Recycling Through Print - Sat 8 & Sat 15 June 2019

Woven in Kirklees - Textile Celebration June 2019 West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield Recycling through print 10.30 - 15.00 FREE Workshops Do you have textile items such as a shirt, T-shirt, jacket or c.....Read more

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

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