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Decline in local authority culture spend slows

Mon 15 Jul 2019

Decline in local authority culture spend slows

Cuts to local authorities’ culture budgets are slowing, with a 1% drop across England reported to the Government this year. Figures for 2019/20 show councils and other authorities are allocating a total of £38.7bn for .....Read more

ESSENTIAL GUIDANCE - Bouncy castles & inflatables

Mon 29 Jul 2019

ESSENTIAL GUIDANCE - Bouncy castles & inflatables

School’s out and summer is here so that means there are lots of outdoor events, local galas and even private parties where bouncy castles or other inflatable play equipment are available. Whilst they are seen as gre.....Read more

Have your Say on Arts Council England 10 year strategy

Thu 01 Aug 2019

Have your Say on Arts Council England 10 year strategy

Arts Council England plan to publish their next 10-year strategy - this will shape how they deliver their development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade from April 2020. They have developed a draft.....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

Locala Community Fund 2019 – Opening 1st September

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Locala Community Fund 2019 – Opening 1st September

The next round of applications for the Locala Community Fund 2019 will open on 1st September 2019. Community, third sector and voluntary groups based in Kirklees, Calderdale or Bradford can apply for up to £1500 in f.....Read more

New banners in Huddersfield Town Centre

Tue 10 Sep 2019

New banners in Huddersfield Town Centre

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

Playful Huddersfield has landed!

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Playful Huddersfield has landed!

The Playbox has landed in Huddersfield Town Centre! Playful Anywhere has been commissioned by Kirklees Council to carry out a community engagement programme called Playful Huddersfield. They would like to find out.....Read more

Gordon Stewart chosen to showcase $2 million organ in America

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Gordon Stewart chosen to showcase $2 million organ in America

Dr Gordon Stewart, the Kirklees Borough Organist was chosen to showcase the qualities of the brand new, $2 million, 2,587 gold leaf front-façade organ in Bruton Parish, Virginia, America earlier this month at its debut p.....Read more

Promoting Kirklees music at Freshers Fair

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Promoting Kirklees music at Freshers Fair

We've been promoting music in Kirklees at this year's Freshers Fair at the University of Huddersfield - making connections and sharing information with students on the opportunities to get involved with or listen to musi.....Read more

National Lottery to Celebrate Turning 25 With New £7.5m Fund

Mon 30 Sep 2019

National Lottery to Celebrate Turning 25 With New £7.5m Fund

A new £7.5 million fund that aims to support activity that will bring people and communities together across the UK will open for applications in November 2019. The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that i.....Read more

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Wed 02 Oct 2019

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Did you know National Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place in October every year and it is this week! It is an opportunity to raise awareness of what hate crime is and stand by those affected by it. National Hate .....Read more

Huddersfield Independence Festival 2019

Fri 04 Oct 2019

Huddersfield Independence Festival 2019

Huddersfield Independence (HI) aims to celebrate the many vibrant, creative and fantastic independent business who are based in the town centre and help you find a new favourite place or to add to your mix of choices. .....Read more

World Mental Health Day - Thursday 10 October

Tue 08 Oct 2019

World Mental Health Day - Thursday 10 October

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provi.....Read more

Lunchtime concerts brighten up Autumn days

Mon 21 Oct 2019

Lunchtime concerts brighten up Autumn days

Organ lunchtime concerts at Huddersfield Town Hall are sure to brighten those dull days. Organised by Kirklees Council, these popular concerts feature amazing music played by Gordon Stewart, the Kirklees Borough organ.....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

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