WOVEN / Events / Sat 08 to Sun 16 Jun 2019 (1 week)

WOVEN Festival 2019

WOVEN Festival 2019

WOVEN - A celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees
8 - 16 June 2019

WOVEN festival is the celebration of Kirklees’ textile industry from the past, present and future, happening this summer from Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th June.

WOVEN, supported by the Creative Economy Team at Kirklees Council and by festival curators HATCH, will be bringing a series of events to the district to celebrate. Some of the events during the week-long festival include mill walks, tours and open days; pop up exhibitions, events across theaters, galleries and museums with local artists, music and film makers; markets and craft maker markets as well as events for businesses, families and local schools. Also including ‘The Big Knit’ where the community will be encouraged to ‘Yarn Bomb’ local landmarks across Kirklees.

Woven aims to show people that the textiles industry is still very relevant and show that it is about innovation, digital entrepreneurialism and creativity. WOVEN will help to connect Kirklees’ strong heritage with today’s innovative developments in university research, incorporating the district’s art and crafts scene and creative talent. WOVEN’s theme is generations of innovators, connecting a strong heritage with today’s innovative developments in industry, university research, a strong arts.

See the WOVEN website for latest events and opportunities for volunteering.

For more information visit https://woveninkirklees.co.uk/

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