Sunday, 28 May 2017

Creative Kirklees newsletter

The latest Creative Kirklees newsletter has details of events happening at Holmfirth Festival and more:


 

Creative Kirklees Newsletter 24 May 2017


Hello and welcome to this week’s Creative Kirklees Newsletter.  As well as enjoying the lovely warm weather there are lots of events and activities to keep you busy this week and next during half term – we’ve listed a few here but there are more on the website.
Looking ahead to June, the 
Great Get Together is taking place over the weekend of 16 - 18 June.  Inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June last year, the idea for the event is to organise the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties.  People are invited to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate ‘all that we hold in common’.  You can organise your own event or join in with some of the ones going on nearby.  We’ve listed some events taking place in Kirklees that we know about and the Great Get Together website will list events closer to the time.  If you want to find out what’s going on near you why not register at the Great Get Together and they’ll notify you about events taking place nearby?
Festival update: You’ve still got a few days to enjoy the 
Holmfirth Film Festival (until Friday 26 May), with a great selection of films and documentaries from around the world and if you’re planning to attend the 2017 Cleckheaton Folk Festival their discounted ticket offer ends on 31 May.
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Events

Affordable arts activities during the Spring Bank holidays!
Tue 30 May to Fri 02 Jun 2017 (4 days)

Affordable arts activities during the Spring Bank holidays!

Affordable arts activities during the Spring Bank holidays! Book your place now for these fun-packed days of creativity during the half-term break. 2 sessions to be held at Batley Library & Art Gallery (PLACES AVAILAB...
 
Billy Shakes: Wonder Boy! at Northorpe Barn
Mon 29 May 2017

Billy Shakes: Wonder Boy! at Northorpe Barn

2pm - 3pm Creative Scene presents A show by Wrongsemble Theatre Billy Shakes: Wonder Boy! A BRILLIANTLY BARMY SHOW BURSTING WITH LIVE MUSIC The imagined childhood of the Big Bad Bard himself… Bursting with...
 
Builder Workshop with Bricks4Kids
Thu 01 Jun 2017

Builder Workshop with Bricks4Kids

We have a 2 hour Builder Workshop for the enthusiastic lego builder! This fun workshop is aimed at children aged 7 plus who love to construct - this holiday we have a fairground theme - and there will be lots of opportu...
 
Dinosaur family story walk.
Tue 30 May 2017

Dinosaur family story walk.

Walk this way… and join one of our Dinosaur Family Story Walks this half term. A free family picture trail with stories.
 
Drop in: Family Art Day
Thu 01 Jun 2017

Drop in: Family Art Day

1pm-3pm Be creative and try out something new at our drop-in art and craft sessions, something a little different to spark the interest of both parents and children. £1 per child, no need to book.
 
Flash Print event: THIS SATURDAY  PRINT THE TOWN BLUE AND WHITE
Sat 27 May 2017

Flash Print event: THIS SATURDAY PRINT THE TOWN BLUE AND WHITE

Flash Print event: THIS SATURDAY PRINT THE TOWN BLUE AND WHITE! Saturday 27th May 11AM – 2PM Huddersfield Town are going to Wembley! Get ready for the big day with West Yorkshire Print workshop. Drop-in on S...
 
Half Term Activity Day
Wed 31 May 2017

Half Term Activity Day

May is Local History Month and we will be celebrating with a local history quiz, writing labels for your favourite objects in the museum. Also celebrating our textile history with the chance to design cloth, card & spin ...
 
Invent and Create with Micro:bit - Golcar Library
Tue 30 May 2017

Invent and Create with Micro:bit - Golcar Library

Learn how to code and create using a micro:bit – a tiny computer you can control. We’ll show you the basics you’ll need to turn a micro:bit into 2-player game to see who has the fastest reaction. Micro:bits are provided ...
 
Making Tracks – NATURE JOURNAL, Inclusive Outdoor Art Workshop
Mon 29 May 2017

Making Tracks – NATURE JOURNAL, Inclusive Outdoor Art Workshop

Making Tracks is a series of FREE outdoor art workshops along the narrow canal at Slaithwaite, accessible to wheelchair users. You don’t need any previous experience, all materials are provided, and you can use one of ou...
 
May Art & Craft Fair
Sat 27 May 2017

May Art & Craft Fair

On the 4th Saturday of each month Crafty Praxis and The Byram Arcade hold an Art and Craft Fair, featuring 10 different artists designers, both local and national. No two months are alike, each month there is a good s...
 
May Half Term Art Workshop Drop Ins
Tue 30 May to Fri 02 Jun 2017 (4 days)

May Half Term Art Workshop Drop Ins

oin us this half term for a series of open studio making events... perfect taster sessions to introduce you to a new skill. Aimed at adults and accompanied children 8 years plus. We'll guide you through the basics and...
 
OPEN DAY, Byram Arcade
Fri 02 Jun 2017

OPEN DAY, Byram Arcade

Come and see all the great artwork produced by local children during our residency at Byram Arcade and get creative yourself. Drop in anytime between 111am-3pm. Free activities for all the family.
 
Poured Candles Workshop at Crafty Praxis
Thu 25 May 2017

Poured Candles Workshop at Crafty Praxis

Create your own poured candles using soy wax, essential oiks and scents, decoration, jam jars, vintage tea cups and more. All materials used in this workshop are vegan friendly! It's £15 per person // £12 Low/Unwaged/...
 
Sheer Brilliance Children's Art Exhbition and Film Night
Thu 25 May 2017

Sheer Brilliance Children's Art Exhbition and Film Night

SHEER BRILLIANCE CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION & AWARDS 2017 We have joined forces with the University of Huddersfield and Dolly Shot Pop Up Picturehouse for our second year of Sheer Brilliance Children's Art Exhibition,...
 
Some People vs Reginald D Hunter
Fri 26 May 2017

Some People vs Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show. During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fanbase tha...
 
String Art Workshop
Fri 26 May 2017

String Art Workshop

Use nails and brightly coloured string to make vibrant pieces of art. This session is led by Kim, a Huddersfield based artist with a degree in textile crafts and plenty of experience teac...
 
Super Sunday
Thu 01 to Sat 03 Jun 2017 (3 days)

Super Sunday

SUPER SUNDAY is the latest super-fun show from Race Horse Company, the acclaimed all-male Finnish circus troupe with a reputation for madcap brilliance. Big on flying, big on skill and big on stomachchurning thrills ...
 
Taster Sessions - Brass, Soul, Jazz, Rock, World & Orchestral
Tue 23 to Wed 24 May 2017 (2 days)

Taster Sessions - Brass, Soul, Jazz, Rock, World & Orchestral

Musica Kirklees's ensembles are build around people like you, so whether you're ready to jump in and join us, or if you just want to see what we're all about, we look forward to meeting you on May 23 and 24. Taster se...
 
The Great Get Together
Fri 16 to Sun 18 Jun 2017 (3 days)

The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together is taking place over the weekend of 16 - 18 June 2017. The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June last year. The idea behind the event is to organise the biggest neig...
 
Tracing Memory- Opening event
Fri 26 May 2017

Tracing Memory- Opening event

Opening event: 6-8pm on Friday 26 May You are invited to the opening of Tracing Memory from 6pm-8pm on Friday 26th May 2017 featuring prints by Victoria Browne, Susan Corke, Theodore Ereira-Guyer and Katherine Jones....
 
ZANG - Small Seeds
Fri 26 May 2017

ZANG - Small Seeds

'Friday Night Jive' presents... ZANG Friday 26th May - Small Seeds, Huddersfield FREE ENTRY ZANG are a 4-piece instrumental jazz-funk band consisting of a hip heavy hammond organ, drums and guitar. Playing a hybr...
 

Opportunities

Art Commission, Artfelt (Sheffield Children's Hospital)
Fri 02 Jun 2017

Art Commission, Artfelt (Sheffield Children's Hospital)

Artfelt is seeking expressions of interest for the new Haematology and Oncology Unit at Sheffield Children's Hospital. The state of the art Haematology and Oncology Unit will be a regional centre for cancer treatment ...
 
Axisweb Artists' Award
Wed 31 May 2017

Axisweb Artists' Award

The Axisweb Artists’ Award is the first of a series of awards. Aimed at supporting artists in evolving new work, starting new projects and experimenting with new processes. Each Award is open to Axisweb members and of...
 
Funding for summer playscheme grants programme
Mon 31 Jul 2017

Funding for summer playscheme grants programme

Registered charities and community groups that want to run summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5 and 16 can apply for grants of between £500 and £1,000. The funding is made available by the Woodward Char...
 
Public Engagement Volunteers
Thu 31 Aug 2017

Public Engagement Volunteers

Kirklees Museums and Galleries are now recruiting Public Engagement Volunteers. If you like connecting with people, and are interested in art or history this could be the role for you. Volunteering with Kirklees Museums ...
 

News

OAKWELL CAR RALLY AND ARTISAN EMPORIUM
Mon 22 May 2017

OAKWELL CAR RALLY AND ARTISAN EMPORIUM

Classic cars on the Hall’s front lawn and some of West Yorkshire’s finest products for sale in Oakwell Barn Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nova Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG Sunday 4 June: emporium 11am-4pm, car rally 11am-4.30...