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Stay active with tips from Sport England

Mon 06 Apr 2020

Stay active with tips from Sport England

Have a look at these tips from Sport England on how to stay active while you’re home – from online free workouts to dancing with the kids – there are loads of fun ways to keep fit and healthy...Read more

Mikron Theatre humbled at the response to their request for help

Mon 13 Jul 2020

Mikron Theatre humbled at the response to their request for help

With no income from shows, no shop, no programmes or raffle due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Mikron Theatre were looking at a shortfall of £48,337.49 for next year. Since launching an appeal two weeks ago, they have r.....Read more

How to make a hand puppet from stuff you have at home

Tue 12 May 2020

How to make a hand puppet from stuff you have at home

Got some time on your hand? Have a go at making a hand puppet with things you might have around the house. Thingumajig Theatre have posted pictures and instructions on their Facebook page that show you how to make a fu.....Read more

Up for Arts want to hear about your creative activities & events

Mon 09 Mar 2020

Up for Arts want to hear about your creative activities & events

Up for Arts is a new partnership between BBC Radio Leeds and the organisation Voluntary Arts. The aim is to raise the profile of cultural participation and inspire more people to get involved in creative activities by us.....Read more

Empathy Day - Tuesday 9 June

Mon 08 Jun 2020

Empathy Day - Tuesday 9 June

Help mark Empathy Day by reading something from Kirklees Libraries "Under One Sky collection". They are voices not generally heard in the mainstream, from publishers not usually found in the larger shops. You'll certainl.....Read more

Music for All applications - Autumn deadline extended

Tue 28 Apr 2020

Music for All applications - Autumn deadline extended

Music for All have extended their Autumn funding deadline (normally July) to 1 November 2020 for funding in January 2021 due to the Coronavirus crisis. The fund aims to give a helping hand to projects and initiatives.....Read more

Self-Employed Government Income Support Scheme

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Self-Employed Government Income Support Scheme

The Government has announced a new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. The Government will pay a taxable grant of 80 per cent of average annual profits over the last 3 years up to £2,500 per month. The scheme will be op.....Read more

Youth Music launches Emergency Fund

Tue 07 Apr 2020

Youth Music launches Emergency Fund

Youth Music has announced a new Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by the coronavirus. Through this fund the aim is to prioritise the people and organisations in the most.....Read more

Tour de Yorkshire comes to Kirklees in May

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Tour de Yorkshire comes to Kirklees in May

The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Kirklees on 2 May 2020 and finishing in Huddersfield. You can keep up to date with the latest Tour de Yorkshire information including up-coming roadshows, maps of the route, marketing g.....Read more

Coronavirus: Help for businesses and self-employed

Mon 06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Help for businesses and self-employed

If you're a business or self-employed and haven't yet looked at what support is available to you or don't know where to look, this Kirklees Council webpage has information and advice that can help to get you started. .....Read more

Join Steph in the Studio for a brand new Leeds Daytime TV Show

Tue 18 Aug 2020

Join Steph in the Studio for a brand new Leeds Daytime TV Show

Channel 4 are working on a brand new daytime TV show for which is due to launch out of Leeds Dock this September. The show will be hosted by Steph McGovern. Channel 4 are very excited about the launch of the show and .....Read more

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - Doing New Things & Sharing

Mon 01 Jun 2020

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - Doing New Things & Sharing

Even though 2020 has thrown up some interesting challenges, the GNUF have continued working behind the scenes to ensure that their work can continue in the future. Throughout the Spring & Summer of 2020, they are supp.....Read more

Cultural Development of the Piazza

Fri 06 Dec 2019

Cultural Development of the Piazza

Over the past few months work has taken place by Kirklees Council, artists and arts organisations to reinvent and reuse empty shops in the Piazza shopping center in Huddersfield. The project is an extension of Temporary .....Read more

Arts Council Funding for Cultural Organisations

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Arts Council Funding for Cultural Organisations

The Arts Council have announced that they will be providing the following funding for cultural organisations who have been impacted by Covid-19. £90 million will be available to National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs).....Read more

Coronavirus help and advice for businesses in Kirklees

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus help and advice for businesses in Kirklees

Many businesses and self-employed workers face a period of uncertainty and possible loss of income as a result of the coronavirus. The Government has announced a package of financial and other measures to help manage the.....Read more

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