Monday, 30 November 2015

Creative England newsletter

Here is the latest Creative England newsletter, including funding opportunities for December, for my followers to peruse:

Creative England Newsletter: December 2015

Our Interactive Healthcare Fund is open for applicants

Does your digital company have the solution to a prevalent healthcare problem? We want to hear from you. Read more


Dotforge Healthcare Accelerator launched

Leeds-based tech accelerator, Dotforge, has launched a healthcare focused accelerator for SMEs and start-ups with Creative England's support. Read more

Talent Developers' Forum, TalentX returns

Creative England is running TalentX for a second time after the success of last year's event for international talent developers. Read more

Crowdfunder given £250k boost

Creative England is happy to announce an investment of £250k into partner Crowdfunder to help them scale up and foster more creative industry projects. Read more


Drama Script Comp finalists named

Creative England, eOne and C21 Media's venture to find the best new talent in television drama writing has secured its eight finalists. Read more

Braci discuss 'Smart Ear' app

Wolverhamtpon-based Braci was supported through our West Midlands Interactive healthcare Fund. They talk to us about their experience of the fund and offer advice to other SMEs. Read more


Hear directly from MechaBit's founder, Kevin Tsang, on how our Greenshoots programme helped take their first commercial game, Kaiju Panic, to the next level. Read more


BIFAs name CE-backed films as nominees

'45 Years', 'Orion: The Man Who Would Be King' and 'Burn Burn Burn' are all name-checked in the British Independent Film Award nominations list. Read more

Hiive is host to Market Trader online

Post your questions for our next session with Claire Binns, Director of Programming and Acquisitions for Picturehouse cinemas. Read more

Film is GREAT: Watch for yourself

The latest showreel from the government's 'Britain is GREAT' campaign features Creative England-backed '45 Years' amongst a sea of fantastic British film talent. Read more


Have a creative idea? Take it to Ideas Britain

Ideas Britain is on the lookout for the next young talent in innovation. Download the app and submit your idea now. Read more

'Lining Up' opens doors for UK line producers

Find out what happened during 'Lining Up', our inaugural development event for UK Line Producers. Read more

Women & Hollywood,
Strategies for Success

Dec 1st

We've partnered with the Women and Hollywood blog to hold a private panel event at The Hospital Club in London, making the financial case for female-centric content.  

C21 International Drama Summit

Dec 1st - 3rd

Held in London at the BFI, the C21 International Drama Summit covers all areas of everything drama-related.
Read more

Bath Film Festival

Dec 3rd - 13th

Bath Film Festival is back for the 25th year of the annual event.

Read more


Insomnia Games Festival

Dec 11th - 14th

Sponsored by Microsoft and held at NEC Birmingham, the biggest UK gaming festival, Insomnia is back for another year.

Read more



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Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Washington Adventure by Stephen Michael Moore

My fellow writer friend and Cleckheaton Literature Festival author Stephen Michael Moore has just published his book The Washington Adventure and for today, it is available for free on Kindle.

Set in 1814 amidst the British and American war, The Washington Adventure follows the story of legendary pompous idiot, William (Lord) Peel of Tornbridge, the inept financier who arrives on the east coast of America with a ship full of gold and slaves and hopes of clinching a lucrative land deal.

With British forces stretched by the never-ending war with Napoleon, President Madison has chosen his moment to strike and needs gold for weapons and slaves to complete the country’s new capital, Washington. Unbeknown to William and Madison, however, Europe’s war with Bonaparte has ended and four thousand battle-hardened veterans - Wellington's Invincibles - have been dispatched across the Atlantic with orders to Raise Hell. By the time William arrives in Chesapeake Bay it isn’t the welcoming embrace of the President that greets him but the British poised for invasion.

Based around true events, The Washington Adventure follows a chain of catastrophes that sees William's slaves being taken by the British to fight the Americans and ends with him being blamed for the destruction of the White House as the new capital is obliterated in a single night.

Taken from William Peel’s own journals and corroborated by the Tornbridge Museum, The Washington Adventure gives an unparalleled glimpse into one of the most extraordinary events in Anglo American history; not to mention finally opening up the bizarre and inane world of one of Europe’s most influential buffoons.


The Washington Adventure is a Gold Medal winner on Harper Collins’ international book platform, Authonomy, ultimately reaching No.1 in their chart. At the time of reaching the coveted ‘Editor’s Desk’ it was the highest rated comedy on the site and amongst the highest rated books of all time.

Harper Collins gave the following review:

‘William Peel is a brilliant character, an aristocratic buffoon - so wealthy he is beyond reproach, and lacking any self awareness, he makes for a superbly comic protagonist. This is a brilliant example of the historical comedy genre’

It was rated 4.5 / 5 by hundreds of Authonomy readers with reviews such as… ‘well written, funny and highly entertaining’, ‘brilliant’, ‘comic genius’, ‘hysterical fiction’, ‘absolutely hilarious’.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

New Writing North newsletter

Here is the latest New Writing North newsletter, including opportunities, jobs and competitions, for my followers to peruse:

November 2015
News from New Writing North

New Writing North news
Verb New Voices on BBC Radio 3
Did you catch the first of our Verb New Voices broadcasts on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb last Friday? If you missed Carmen Marcus’ brilliant performance (along with Pat Barker, Jacob Polley and James Yorkston), you can listen again on BBC iPlayer. This evening, Friday 20 November, Chanje Kunda will be on The Verb from 10pm, with Kamal Kaan appearing on 18 December. We hope you enjoy this exciting new writing by northern writers.
Tell us what you thought @NewWritingNorth #VerbNewVoices

Join Sunderland Young [Song] Writers
In January, Cuckoo Young Writers will be launching their first Cuckoo Young [Song] Writers group in Sunderland. Working with songwriters Martin Longstaff (The Lake Poets) and Natasha Haws, the group will meet weekly on a Saturday, 11am-1pm, at Pop Recs Ltd.
Before the group starts in January, Cuckoo is running a free day-long songwriting workshop with Martin on 12 December 2015, 11am-4pm at Pop Recs. It’s a chance for young people aged 12-19 to get started on some tunes, meet some other young writers and eat some chocolate Santas!
The group is for young songwriters aged 12-19 of all abilities, from musicians who want to find out more about writing lyrics or writers who wants to set their words to music. You don’t have to be able to play an instrument to come along, you just need to be keen to explore songwriting, music and lyrics.
If you’d like to sign up for the songwriting day on the 12 December or if you are interested in attending the Cuckoo Young [Song] Writers group, please email or phone 0191 2048851.
Words for Wellbeing at Washington Mind
In the New Year, New Writing North is launching a new kind of Cuckoo Young Writers group for
15-19 year olds, in partnership with Washington Mind, Tyne and Wear.
Led by acclaimed poet and novelist Carolyn Jess-Cooke and group leader Hannah Morpeth, the group will be a chance for young people to write away their worries and frustrations, develop their imaginative writing and enhance their wellbeing by getting things out of their head and onto the page.
At the group, the emphasis won’t be on grammar or spelling. The groups will provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment for young people to write stories or poems, or write about what makes them feel anxious or angry.
Sessions will take place weekly on a Saturday from 9 January 2016, 11am-1pm, at the café in Washington Mind. For more details, email or phone 0191 204 8851.

Call out for writer/visual artist: Young Writers’ City
New Writing North is currently developing a project with West End Women and Girls Centre in Newcastle. We are looking for a female writer and visual artist or graphic designer for approximately 8 x 2 hour sessions between January and March 2016.
The project will focus on creating a written and visual poster campaign promoting awareness and prevention of domestic and sexual violence and issues surrounding consent. To express interest or find out more please email by 30 November.

Arts Award
New Writing North is proud to be an Arts Award Supporter organisation. This means that we run activities that young people, schools and groups can use towards their Arts Award. For example:
• Workshops and master-classes
• Tickets to arts and cultural events which they can review via Cuckoo Review
• Opportunities to find out more about writers and cultural opportunities in their area
• A chance to lead arts project and develop leadership skills
• The opportunity to publish and share their writing with others (fiction, poetry and non-fiction) via Cuckoo Chronicle
• Get advice from professional writers, journalists and musicians at
• Find out about careers in the arts
We welcome participation in our projects from young people, and for over 18’s there are work experience and volunteering opportunities, including working on the Durham Book Festival.
For find out more about how we can support you with Arts Award please check out our webpage, email or call 0191 2048850.

We were thrilled to see that Northern Writers’ Awards winner Andrew McMillan’s first full-length collection Physical has been shortlisted for both the Guardian First Book Award (only the second time a poetry collection has made the shortlist) and the Costa Poetry Award. Physical is out now with Joanthan Cape. The Costa Awards also include Andrew Michael Hurley, whose novel The Loney made the Costa First Novel Award shortlist, and Neil Rollinson, whose collection Talking Dead (Jonathan Cape) is on the Costa Poetry Award shortlist.
Fantastic to see Northern publishers dominating the shortlist of the TS Eliot Prize: three Bloodaxe poets made the list: Tracey Herd (Not in This World); Selima Hill (Jutland); and Rebecca Perry (Beauty/Beauty), as well as Tim Liardet (The World Before Snow) and Les Murray (Waiting for the Past), both published by Carcanet. North East poet Sean O’Brien also features for his collection The Beautiful Librarians (Picador).
Linda France and Angela Readman are shortlisted for the Poetry and Fiction Prizes, respectively, at the 2015 Manchester Writing Competition. The winners of this year’s prizes will be revealed at a ceremony in Manchester on Friday 27th November. Visit Manchester Writing School’s website to reserve your free place.
Author Jackie Copleton will be talking about her debut novel, A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, at Newcastle City Library on Wednesday 25 November (Level 2 Studio, 1-2pm), as part of Books on Tyne Festival. She'll be discussing the challenges of writing historical fiction, as well as the vital role Newcastle has played in her journey to publication. Tickets cost £2.
Community writing project in Amble
An Arts Council-funded project, ‘Local Stories’, is launching at James Calvert Spence College, led by Writer in Residence, Carina Rodney. The second of two drop-in sessions takes place at their Acklington Road Campus on Thursday 26 November (10-12) and anybody is welcome to come along and share their stories about the local area. If you are interested, email

Join the Network of European Literary Activists
New Writing North recently met Katharina Deloglu from CROWD literature project in Germany. The organisation is keen to make contact with writers and literature activists, promoters and publishers from the UK who share their interests. They have a number of interesting EU projects in development including a bus trip of writers and activists that will travel across Europe. As part of their developments they are keen to create a digital map of activists across Europe. You can register at the CROWD website. To show what the CROWD is about they have also started a small online magazine with articles published weekly that present activists from across Europe.

Speak at the Arts Award conference
The Customs House in South Shields is looking for Arts Award advisors to speak at the regional Arts Award conference on Thursday 4 February 2016 (with a fee of £200, including travel and expenses). Interested advisers can apply by email outlining their experience in no more than 200 words to Elizabeth Kane, cultural development assistant: The deadline for application is Friday 27 November at 12pm.
TakeOff Festival guest programmer
Theatre Hullabaloo is now recruiting for the next TakeOff Festival guest programmer. The freelance programmer will work with their creative producer and the festival team to curate a cutting edge festival that appeals to audiences across County Durham. Download the TakeOff Festival programmer recruitment pack to find out more and apply. The deadline for application is Monday 30
Commission: a new piece of work for under 7s
For the second consecutive year ARC and The Civic are seeking to commission the creation of a new piece of work for 3-7 year olds to be presented at in spring half term 2017 (w/c 13 Feb 2017 in Stockton w/c 20 Feb 2017 in Barnsley). The venues are able to offer a £3,500 commission, plus rehearsal and development space. The deadline for expressions of interest is 1pm on Monday 14 December; full information is available online.

Deborah Rogers award
The Deborah Rogers Foundation—set up in memory of the late literary agent and chair of Rogers, Coleridge and White—is launching a new Writers' Award. The £10,000 prize will go to a first-time author who works in fiction, non-fiction or short stories.
Submissions should be made via before the closing date on 31 January 2016.
Historical fiction competition
The Historical Writers’ Association has joined forces with Goldsboro Books to launch their 2016 Debut Crown award, which will be given to the best historical novel by a first-time fiction author published in the UK during the judging period. The trophy, as well as prize money of £1,000, will be presented at the October 2016 Harrogate History Festival.
Nominations and applications should be made before 31 January 2016. Details of how to apply can be found on the Historical Writers' Association's website.

Arts journalism prize
The Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism is looking to award £2,000 to a journalist, critic, blogger or unpublished writer interested in examining the contemporary arts. For your opportunity to have your work published in print and online versions of the Observer, enter at the Anthony Burgess website. Submissions close Monday 30 November.

Workshops and networking
The future of culture in the North East: What, Who, When?
How culture is thought about and delivered regionally and nationally is undergoing profound changes. It is a crucial time to understand what these changes are, who is responsible for them and what they will mean. What Next? Newcastle Gateshead has invited key regional and national policy makers to share their perspectives on the future of cultural policy, programmes, structures and resources in the North East at an event at Dance City, Newcastle on 11 December (1pm-4pm, from 12 noon for networking). Speakers include Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister Culture and Digital Innovation; Jane Tarr , Regional Director, Arts Council England North East; James Bird, Head of Arts at Department for Culture, Media and Sport and many others.
This FREE event is for writers and artists and everyone interested in the culture of the region. Booking is essential via

Edinburgh International Book Festival is seeking a creative and motivated marketing officer to help promote their headline programme, in addition to their year-round strand of events produced with partners across Scotland. Salary: circa £21,500 + 5% pension. Job description and application details are at the book festival's website. The deadline for application is Monday 30 November, 12pm.
Award-winning women’s theatre company Open Clasp is looking for a company development manager to join their established team at what promises to be a very exciting time for the company. Minimum 28 hours. The deadline for application is Thursday 3 December. Visit for details.

The Listening Post
Exposing Cover-Ups
An event taking place at The Lit & Phil on Wednesday 11 December (8-9.30pm) will feature two influential whistle-blowers discussing their experiences. Chaired by local author Dr. Guy Mankowski, the writers will discuss their stories and engage in interactive discussions to shed new light on how we can expose the kind of cover-ups that affected them. Tickets are £4.50 on the door or can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Mudfog Press events
Mudfog Press will be launching two new pamphlets at Hartlepool Library on Wednesday 9 December (6pm): Walking the Ridge Line by Robin Moss, and Sheila Nichols's Tasting the Salt. Robin will also be reading from his collection at the Lit & Phil on Wednesday 16 December at 7pm, along with a talk from environmentalist Mike Pratt who will be previewing his forthcoming collection, A Recipe for a Snow Bunting's Nest. For further details contact Pauline Plummer at

Deadline for the next newsletter

If you have news that you would like to submit for inclusion in the newsletter please contact The deadline for receipt of information for the next newsletter is 30 November.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Seven Artspace, Leeds upcoming events

Upcoming at Seven Artspace, Leeds:



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No November Blues @ Seven

Leeds Comhaltas Traditional Irish Music Night is on Friday 27 November, 8pm. Look forward to an evening of lively music and songs, followed by a performance of 'I Did Not Look Back', a themed show with music, song, dance and poetry, looking at how & why people have left Ireland over the years.£8 adv /£10 otd 

On Saturday 28 November, 8pmNiss Stricker & France Ellul with a magical weave of music, songs and stories. Traditional and other Scandinavian and Celtic tales performed by Danish multi-instrumentalist and singer Niss Stricker and harper and storyteller France Ellul. Expect harps, sitar and other instruments and an unusual and humorous excursion into a winter's evening. £10 /£8 conc.

The Sunday Jazz concert on Sunday 29 November, 1.30-4pm, is the Firebird Quartet. Musically influenced by Terence Blanchard, Kendrick Scott, Christian Scott, Roy Hargrove, Dean Taba and Wynton Marsalis, the band also performs a number of original compositions in a range of styles from driving swing to grooves with a hint of hip hop. £7/£5 conc. Kids under 16 free.

The Screen Seven movie, Selma rounds off the month on Monday 30 November, 8pm. The film chronicles the tumultuous period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. £6 / £5 conc.

Tickets for most events are found at Where not sold out, tickets are always available on the door.

Every £ spent at Seven helps support high quality arts in a local setting. We look forward to seeing you at Seven very soon.
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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Creative Kirklees newsletter

Here is the latest Creative Kirklees newsletter for my followers to peruse:

Creative Kirklees


Creative Kirklees Newsletter 25 November 2015

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit already with seasonal art and craft fairs popping up and Christmas lights being switched on across Kirklees, so take the chance to do some present shopping and support our local artists and crafters.  If you’ve got events and activities going on for Christmas make sure you’ve put them on Creative Kirklees and we’ll help spread the word.

For those groups and organisations who are already thinking beyond Christmas to next year’s outdoor event then you might be interested in a new series of free training sessions for Kirklees-based community organisations and groups. The Event Training Programme is aimed mainly at those groups who organise outdoor events such as festivals, galas, parades and music concerts with expected audiences of over 500.  The sessions will help guide you through some of the planning, logistics and information needed to help you run a successful and safe event.  Booking is essential and more information is in Opportunities below.
Have you filled in the
Kirklees Creative Sector Survey yet? If not you’ve only got until this Thursday (26 November) to complete the survey and help build the picture of the creative sector in Kirklees.

We can't include everything that's going on in the newsletter so have just given you a taste of the many events going on this week.  To ensure you don't miss anything keep checking Creative Kirklees and  follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


'Crafty Praxis' Art and Craft Fair - Saturday 28/11
Sat 28th Nov 2015

'Crafty Praxis' Art and Craft Fair - Saturday 28/11

Have you been to the Crafty Praxis Art and Craft fair yet? My new original paintings, prints and collaged gifts will be on sale at this fabulous monthly craft fair held in Huddersfield's most splendid, Byram Arcade. ...
'Retrospective' - Sculpture and Drawings by Melanie Wilks
Fri 20th Nov 2015 to Sat 30th Jan 2016 (2 months)

'Retrospective' - Sculpture and Drawings by Melanie Wilks

A retrospective exhibition of the work of highly regarded local sculptor Melanie Wilks will open to the public at Batley Art Gallery on Saturday 21st November. Showcasing a range of Melanie’s artwork and also including d...
An evening with Blind Dead McJones and guests 28/11/15
Sat 28th Nov 2015

An evening with Blind Dead McJones and guests 28/11/15

THE BLIND DEAD MCJONES BAND Blind Dead McJones was never a fan of being in the spotlight, no number 1 singles, cheesy videos or appearances on celebrity cooking programmes. A true Bluesman in every sense of the word, li...
Auditory Recollections
Fri 27th Nov 2015

Auditory Recollections

Friday 27 November Heritage Quay, 2pm hcmf// is keen to hear your stories about the Festival. Do you have a memory attached to a specific Festival or event? Did hcmf// spark an important life event for you, creative ...
Fox & Moon Vintage and Antique Fair
Sun 29th Nov 2015

Fox & Moon Vintage and Antique Fair

Fox and Moon presents quality antique and vintage fair with more than a touch of the unusual thrown in for good measure. Developed out of a passion for antiques and joy of discovering the weird and wonderful. Join ...
HLF2016 Preview event
Wed 25th Nov 2015

HLF2016 Preview event

Authors, explorers, poets and performers... Afternoon Literary Tea, LGBT events, competitions, workshops and more... Be among the first to find out what's happening at the 2016 Huddersfield Literature Festival (3-13...
Huddersfield Hat 2015
Fri 4th to Sun 6th Dec 2015 (3 days)

Huddersfield Hat 2015

Gigs, events, performances! Celebrating local artists. Huddersfield Hat 2015 aims to fill Huddersfield's streets, bars, pubs, galleries and any other space you can find with your creativity. Whether you’re an art...
Jump and Shout
Mon 30th Nov to Wed 2nd Dec 2015 (3 days)

Jump and Shout

A festival where performers aged three and above take centre stage and shine in the spotlight. The youngsters of Kirklees will be breaking out their fancy footwork with a variety of dance routines, gaining valuable e...
Just a Vibration
Sat 28th Nov 2015

Just a Vibration

Bates Mill Blending Shed, 11am Indian bass guitarist, Shri Sriram, will be visiting hcmf// with the project Just a Vibration, creating ground-breaking new music fusing the traditions of Brass Bands and Indian Classica...
November Craft Fair
Sat 28th Nov 2015

November 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...
Old Mother Hubbard and Her Cupboard
Sat 28th Nov 2015

Old Mother Hubbard and Her Cupboard

Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone, but when she got there, the cupboard was bare… Or was it? A dotty old woman takes you on a nursery rhyme journey as she ...
Orchestra of Opera North: Lutosławski, Mahler
Thu 3rd Dec 2015

Orchestra of Opera North: Lutosławski, Mahler

Richard Farnes’ illustrious 12-year term as Music Director of Opera North concludes in the summer of 2016 with complete cycles of Wagner’s Ring up and down the country. Richard has conducted the Orchestra in several mem...
Orchestra of Opera North: Sibelius, Dvořák
Thu 26th Nov 2015

Orchestra of Opera North: Sibelius, Dvořák

Both Sibelius and Dvořák were deeply attuned to the folk culture of their native lands, Finland and Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) respectively. Dvořák wrote that ‘Love, God, Country’ were in his mind as he worked on ...
Organ Concert - Gordon Stewart - 30 November
Mon 30th Nov 2015

Organ Concert - Gordon Stewart - 30 November

Gordon Stewart plays one of the most famous 19th century German organ works, the Sonata on the 94th Psalm by Julius Reubke. A pupil of Franz Liszt, Reubke died at the age of only 24, leaving two great sonatas, one for p...
PEOPLE · MAKE · PLACES: Beyond the Gallery
Fri 4th Dec 2015

PEOPLE · MAKE · PLACES: Beyond the Gallery

PEOPLE · MAKE · PLACES is a series of events to simulate thinking, ideas and debate and inspire action to drive cultural and creative development in Kirklees. Guest speakers will present examples of initiatives which are...
Phoenix Dance Theatre | Mixed Programme 2015
Thu 26th Nov 2015

Phoenix Dance Theatre | Mixed Programme 2015

One of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies presents four powerful works by some of the most innovative choreographers at work today. One of the most influential figures in world dance, Christopher Bruce CBE’...
Sound System Culture and Pop-Up Art School
Sun 29th Nov 2015

Sound System Culture and Pop-Up Art School

Sunday 29 November Creative Arts Building Atrium, 1pm - 4pm This year, hcmf// will be working with the team that produced the book and film, Sound System Culture. The project documents and examines the culture that w...
There will be Fire...again - Creative Scene @ Crow Nest Park
Thu 3rd Dec 2015

There will be Fire...again - Creative Scene @ Crow Nest Park

Thursday 3rd December 2015 5pm - 8pm Creative Scene ( return to Crow Nest Park with a breathtaking display of fire sculptures and sound. Watch our for details of how you can join in and ...
WI Sew Crafty - Wet Felting
Thu 26th Nov 2015

WI Sew Crafty - Wet Felting

7-9 For anyone who missed it last time (or just fancies another play! If so, let me know and you'll get a reduced fee). We'll be learning wet felting techniques, a really good fun way to make unique fabric and art pie...
Winter Art & Craft Fair
Sat 28th Nov 2015

Winter Art & Craft Fair

Join us for our festive art & craft fair - 10 stalls of unique, hand-made items for you to see and purchase, plus open studios and arts activities for the kids! Artist include: Louise Elizabeth JP Richards Danielle...


Event Training Programme (for Kirklees-based groups)
Tue 1st Mar 2016

Event Training Programme (for Kirklees-based groups)

The Creative Economy Team has organised a series of FREE training sessions for Kirklees-based community organisations and groups. The sessions are aimed mainly at those groups who organise outdoor events such as festiv...
Foyle Foundation Small Grants Programme
Thu 31st Dec 2015

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Programme

The Foyle Foundation is inviting small local charities to apply for funding through its Small Grants programme. Through its Small Grants Programme, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to smaller charities ...
Help Create a Picture of the Kirklees Creative Sector
Thu 26th Nov 2015

Help Create a Picture of the Kirklees Creative Sector

The Creative Economy team recently commissioned a report to try to get a better understanding of the size and scale of the creative sector in Kirklees. Burns Owen Partnerships (BOP) undertook the research comparing the p...
Hudds Festive Bazaar
Sun 29th Nov 2015

Hudds Festive Bazaar

Huddersfield Partnership is organising two Christmas themed events that we are organising in November and December called Hudds Festive Bazaar ( The premise of the Hudds Festive Bazaar is t...


Arts in the Neighbourhood Online Briefing Presentation
Mon 23rd Nov 2015

Arts in the Neighbourhood Online Briefing Presentation

A briefing presentation, giving a step by step guide to completing the Arts in the Neighbourhood Application Form has been added to the Arts in the Neighbourhood webpage. If you are thinking of completing an applica...
Christmas Craft Fair at wypw
Fri 20th Nov 2015

Christmas Craft Fair at wypw

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair at West Yorkshire Print Workshop! Saturday 5 December, 10.ooam - 3.00pm A wide range of contemporary art and craft from local and regional artists and makers, including prints a...
Hepworth Band Counts Down To Christmas
Thu 19th Nov 2015

Hepworth Band Counts Down To Christmas

The countdown to the festive season begins for the Hepworth Band with a concert at Ackworth School on Sunday 6th December in support of the Parkinson’s UK Charity when the band will be joined by choirs from Ackworth Scho...
Huddersfield Hat feature with Huddersfield Art Gallery
Thu 19th Nov 2015

Huddersfield Hat feature with Huddersfield Art Gallery

Swimming Machines, Moomins, Print Exhibitions and more! Pop along to Huddersfield Art Gallery on Saturday 5th December at 12pm and watch artist Lisa Stansbie swim on her sculptural swimming machine! The ten minu...
Kirklees Council Budget consultation
Wed 25th Nov 2015

Kirklees Council Budget consultation

Kirklees Council is continuing its budget consultation process and is asking resident about their views on some of the options for how Council services will be run differently in future. The three key priorities in Ki...
RSA Lecture: The Citizen Artist as an agent of change
Fri 20th Nov 2015

RSA Lecture: The Citizen Artist as an agent of change

A fascinating lecture from the Royal Society of Arts on the role of citizen artists as agents for change in their communities. "Artists after all live in houses, down streets, in communities, they shop locally, they s...