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Artists installing their artwork - #Heartyourtown

Tue 18 Aug 2020

Artists installing their artwork - #Heartyourtown

Watch this lovely video of the artists installing their artwork in Huddersfield and Dewsbury town centres as part of #Heartyourtown..Read more

Take part in the Urban Canvas virtual driveway painting festival

Tue 25 Aug 2020

Take part in the Urban Canvas virtual driveway painting festival

Urban Canvas would like to invite artists (from professionally established to budding beginners) within the Kirklees creative community to take part in their second ‘virtual’ collaboration. As they can't organise or be.....Read more

Want to be part of a live test event?

Tue 25 Aug 2020

Want to be part of a live test event?

Join Opera North for their first live concert at Leeds Town Hall since lockdown. Mendelssohn’s Octet, performed by the Orchestra of Opera North, is a fitting curtain-raiser for the first live concert with an audience.....Read more

Find out about the Match It! Fund for Kirklees organisations

Tue 25 Aug 2020

Find out about the Match It! Fund for Kirklees organisations

One Community are launching Match It! - a new programme of support for Kirklees voluntary and community organisations. Match It! will match any donation you receive online between 1st November 2020 and 31st January 2021.....Read more

#HEARTyourtown - Kirklees Garden Stories in Dewsbury

Tue 25 Aug 2020

#HEARTyourtown - Kirklees Garden Stories in Dewsbury

Ammie Flexen and Kathleen Yore have been 'planting' more ceramic flowers in the garden at The Memorial Gardens in Dewsbury as part of the Kirklees Garden Stories project. These displays of colourful clay flowers refle.....Read more

#HEARTyourtown: Saba Rifat Dewsbury Urban Garden

Tue 01 Sep 2020

#HEARTyourtown: Saba Rifat Dewsbury Urban Garden

A bright and bold sculpture sits outside Dewsbury Town Hall as part of #Heartyourtown. The artwork is inspired by the wild flower garden at Crow Nest Park and local artist Saba Rifat has used the geometric shapes observe.....Read more

#HEARTyourtown - WOVEN outdoor gallery in Dewsbury

Tue 01 Sep 2020

#HEARTyourtown - WOVEN outdoor gallery in Dewsbury

Don’t miss the outdoor photographic exhibition now on display in Market Place in the centre of Dewsbury as part of #Heartyourtown. Some of the most stunning creations from the Woven in Kirklees Festival in Kirklees i.....Read more

#HEARTyourtown - The Owl has found a new home!

Tue 15 Sep 2020

#HEARTyourtown - The Owl has found a new home!

The Owl, part of the artwork from #HEARTyourtown has now been relocated to the Queensgate Indoor Market. Do go along to have a look at him if you haven't seen him yet! For more information about #HEARTyourtown se.....Read more

Oakwell Hall features on new 'Filmed in Kirklees' website

Wed 16 Sep 2020

Oakwell Hall features on new 'Filmed in Kirklees' website

A new and exciting initiative designed to encourage tourists to visit a rapidly growing number of Yorkshire locations showcased in hugely successful TV and film series has been launched by Screen Yorkshire this week. .....Read more

Online Lunchtime Organ Concerts commence 28 September

Wed 23 Sep 2020

Online Lunchtime Organ Concerts commence 28 September

Gordon Stewart, Kirklees Borough Organist begins the online organ concert series on Monday 28 September at 1 pm with a typical Town Hall programme opening with an overture, including some Bach and ending with a virtuoso .....Read more

#Heartyourtown draws to a close

Tue 29 Sep 2020

#Heartyourtown draws to a close

#Heartyourtown has brought colour and creativity from some of our top Kirklees artists to Dewsbury and Huddersfield town centres this summer for us all to enjoy in a socially distanced way. If you've not been able to.....Read more

Local Democracy Week 2020

Tue 06 Oct 2020

Local Democracy Week 2020

Citizens, staff, schools and local organisations can take part in safe activities and online events this month to get involved in local democracy and civic life. Local Democracy Week is a way of helping people to hav.....Read more

Government fund provides crucial lifeline for England's heritage

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Government fund provides crucial lifeline for England's heritage

433 organisations in England have received a share of £67million in the first round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The grants – which range from £10,000 to £1m – will protect heritage and save jo.....Read more

ACE Culture Recovery Fund: Grants allocated Round 1 Under £1m

Mon 12 Oct 2020

ACE Culture Recovery Fund: Grants allocated Round 1 Under £1m

On Monday 12 October, the Arts Council announced an investment of £257 million in 1,385 venues, theatres, museums and cultural organisations, through the first tranche of Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme, administ.....Read more

New Covid-19 planning guidance published for UK festivals

Mon 19 Oct 2020

New Covid-19 planning guidance published for UK festivals

Updating guidance launched on 13th October 2020 includes contributions from across the festival industry working in collaboration with DCMS and Public Health England. Newly published festival guidance around Covid-19 .....Read more

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