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Library of Sanctuary Award goes to Kirklees Libraries

Mon 09 Aug 2021

Library of Sanctuary Award goes to Kirklees Libraries

Kirklees Libraries have just received the prestigious national Library of Sanctuary Award. The first library service in Yorkshire and Humber to do so and one of only a few across the country. Run by City of Sanctuary .....Read more

Visa-free short-term touring allowed in 19 member states

Mon 09 Aug 2021

Visa-free short-term touring allowed in 19 member states

UK musicians and performers do not need visas or work permits for short-term tours in 19 EU countries, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced. Authorities in Austria, Belgium, Czech .....Read more

Lawrence Batley Theatre - Autumn Season now on Sale!

Tue 03 Aug 2021

Lawrence Batley Theatre - Autumn Season now on Sale!

The Lawrence Batley Theatre Autumn Season is now on sale! They are back bigger and better than ever, with a brand new auditorium to welcome you back to and some of the very best, most relevant and exciting shows to o.....Read more

Year of Music 2023: Pre-Launch Event

Tue 03 Aug 2021

Year of Music 2023: Pre-Launch Event

On Wednesday 22 September we are having a pre-launch event for Kirklees Year of Music 2023 at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and we would love you to join us. Our Year of Music will be a year where our v.....Read more

Summer ONE Challenge

Tue 03 Aug 2021

Summer ONE Challenge

It’s Summer holiday time with long, leisurely, lazy days ahead. Exciting times, but whether you are out and about, or having quiet days in, we really need your help! We are busy spreading positivity across Kirklees a.....Read more

Give...A Few Words Cross Sector Networking Meetings

Tue 03 Aug 2021

Give...A Few Words Cross Sector Networking Meetings

Give…A Few Words Network Meetings are a place where organisations of any shape, size or sector (industry) can come together to share ideas, expertise and conversation. The meetings are on the first Thursday of the mont.....Read more

Kirklees Concert Season 2021-22 Tickets Now on Sale

Thu 22 Jul 2021

Kirklees Concert Season 2021-22 Tickets Now on Sale

The Kirklees Concert Season is heading back to Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls in September with a spectacular new programme of orchestral, chamber and organ music. The sound of the Orchestra of Opera North wil.....Read more

Entire week for the Dragon's Maniacs!

Thu 22 Jul 2021

Entire week for the Dragon's Maniacs!

During first week of August we will be creating dragons, big, small, cute and scary at Yaga Art Studio in Packhorse Shopping Centre. Hours between 11am at 1pm This is your chance not only to create a dragon but al.....Read more

Join the Banner Campaign promoting Huddersfield's Creative Offer

Wed 21 Jul 2021

Join the Banner Campaign promoting Huddersfield's Creative Offer

You may have noticed the banners around Huddersfield Town Centre promoting the creative and cultural offer of the town. The banners are changed at 4 monthly intervals and we are now looking at content for the September-.....Read more

Take part in the WOVEN survey for a chance to win a £50 voucher

Sun 18 Jul 2021

Take part in the WOVEN survey for a chance to win a £50 voucher

WOVEN in Kirklees took place in June this year and we are keen to hear what you thought of it, how you heard about it and which events you took part in. Please fill in this short survey to tell us your views and as a th.....Read more

Workshops to help you with grant funding for Year of Music

Sat 17 Jul 2021

Workshops to help you with grant funding for Year of Music

The Year of Music 2023 is a year-long festival of music led by Kirklees Council, in partnership with music organisations from across the district. We know that it will need participation from all the people and groups.....Read more

The Inaugural Steve Sykes Commission for New Music

Wed 14 Jul 2021

The Inaugural Steve Sykes Commission for New Music

A commission to create and perform a new piece of music at Holmfirth Arts Festival, has been announced, in memory of a special man who inspired others. Musicians with a connection to the Holme Valley are invited to appl.....Read more

Yorkshire Tourism Industry Response Survey to Lockdown Release

Mon 12 Jul 2021

Yorkshire Tourism Industry Response Survey to Lockdown Release

Welcome to Yorkshire are working closely with businesses in the county’s tourism and hospitality industry that are facing the immediate challenges posed by a lack of staff within the sector and the increasing threat that.....Read more

Holmfirth Arts Festival 2021 will be live outdoor event in Sept

Mon 12 Jul 2021

Holmfirth Arts Festival 2021 will be live outdoor event in Sept

Holmfirth Arts Festival will be back on the streets and in the venues of Holmfirth for 2021. The weekend of culture, art and performance, planned for 17-19 September, will feature Holmfirth born comedian Kieran Hodgson;.....Read more

International Bluegrass Award nomination for True North Music

Thu 08 Jul 2021

International Bluegrass Award nomination for True North Music

Huddersfield-based music promoter and booking agent Maria Wallace (True North Music) has been nominated for a Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) based in Nashville, Tennessee. The nomi.....Read more

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