Monday, 17 October 2016

Creative Scene October newsletter

The latest Creative Scene newsletter featuring The Worried Walrus, Tuckshop, HeckmondLIGHT, free creative workshops and more:

The latest news and events from Creative Scene...
Art Tea People
Welcome to the October edition of What’s On
Come in from the cold this Autumn and warm your heart and soul with two great theatre shows. Join us this half-term, from 24 - 28 October, for a show for young audiences and their grown ups The Worried Walrus at various venues On Tour in North Kirklees. 

Then, from 26 November - 1 December, Not Too Tame theatre company return to your local with Tuckshop a new fun-filled night to enjoy over a drink and a packet of crisps.

For those who like to brave the outdoors, we have one amazing outdoor spectacular coming up... HeckmondLIGHT returns on Saturday 26 November from 4-8pm, a festive switch on with some new digital twists...

If you're an artist, producer or freelance creative - we've a great new series of FREE workshops coming up as part of our extended 'Faculty' programme to help you grow your business or freelance practice. See below for how to book - and hurry! We expect high demand.
Not Too Tame, the award winning company that brought you the sell-out Early Doors last year, are back and invite you to have a little bit of what you fancy at their Tuckshop

Tuckshop is an evening which offers a pick'N'mix of stories and characters that will have you howling and crying from one moment to the next!

With fresh live music, mischief, mayhem and bags of retro sweets.
Venues and Dates: 
Roberttown Community Centre - Sat 26 Nov
The Taproom, Batley - Mon 28 Nov
The Navigation Tavern, Mirfield - Weds 30 Nov
The Old Turk, Dewsbury - Thu 1 Dec
Times: 7:30pm start, 7pm doors
Tickets: £4

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GET INVOLVED: Submit Your Script
Are you a writer who'd like to see their work performed live? Not Too Tame are looking for scripts for 1-5 actors and between 2-10 minutes to be performed as part of Tuckshop. More Details 
HeckmondLIGHT 2017
Set to be West Yorkshire’s must-see outdoor festive event, join us for an illuminations like no other in the heart of Heckmondwike. See Green Park lit up with a host of new digital commissions from artists including The Brick Box, 154 Collective, Rozi Fuller
& Liz Walker, Impossible Arts & Andy Plant, Digital Funfair and Richard Broderick. With fiery delights from Flame Oz you won’t want to miss this year’s special switch on.

Venue: Green Park, Heckmondwike
Date: Saturday 26 November
Times: 4pm - 8pm
Tickets: FREE - No booking necessary

Launch Event
For the inside track on this year's HeckmondLIGHT, join us for our launch event to meet some of the artists and hear from Dr Steve Millington about how light can transform our experience of place.Steve is an expert in all things illuminations and has researched the lights of Blackpool as well as the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen,  and he's intrigued by the heritage of Heckmondwike's own Illuminations.

You will also meet some of the artists who are creating work for the event - from shadow puppetry to cycle powered projections and The Momentum Wheel - a special finale moment that is sure to go with a BANG!

Venue: Firth Park Pavillion, Heckmondwike
Date: Monday 31 October
Times: 6:30 - 8pm
Tickets: FREE - places are limited. Email to reserve your place.
The Worried Walrus
Children - bring your adults too for this laugh a minute magical journey as Wendy the Walrus prepares for the daftest contest in town.

Odd Doll create enchanting puppetry theatre for adults and children using visuals, live music and storytelling. Full of laughs, adventure, larger-than-life characters and lots of joining in. Take some time out this half term and treat your little people to a perfect afternoon of great value live entertainment.

Perfect for under 8's and their grown ups who love adventures.
Venues and Dates:
The Northorpe Barn, Mirfield - Mon 24 October
The Venue, Birstall - Tues 25 October
Batley Bulldogs RLFC - Wednesday 26 October
Thornhill Sports & Community Centre - Thursday 27 October
Healey Community Centre - Friday 28 October

Times: 2pm
Tickets: £4 or £13 for family of four

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The Faculty: The Academy Workshops
Want to grow your freelance arts business or small organisation, find out how theatres and galleries work, learn to make your sums add up and your proposals stand out?
The Academy is a series of 12 workshops from October 2016 – February 2017, developed and delivered by LeftCoast, and supported by Creative SceneSuper Slow Way and Heart of Glass. It’s open to all creative practitioners, and free places and priority booking will be given to people from these Creative People and Places areas.
All workshops take place in Blackpool and Wyre. Creative Scene can provide a number of travel bursaries. To apply for a travel bursary please email
Making A Scene
Want to find out who’s making a scene in North Kirklees?

Our blogger Len has been following Batley Festival closely for the past month. Read the blog to see how The Batley Picture Show
 was made and hear what the people of Batley and the festival organisers thought of the show created specially for the town.

Visit the blog to find out how people are making art a part of everyday life.
From Batley but couldn't make it? Or maybe you were with us and would like to relive the evening. Visit our youtube channel for footage of The Batley Picture Show.
The Lawrence Batley Theatre

Hallowe'en Happening
This Hallowe'en be thrilled, chilled and thoroughly entertained at this frightful feast of all things outlandish and macabre with live music, exhibitions, magic, dancing and performances materialising all over the atmospheric Georgian building. Including a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Date: Saturday 29 October 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Tickets: £15 including Sweeney Todds pie and pea supper

Age recommendation: 18+

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From our friends at Kirklees Concert Series and Opera North
How it works – The Orchestra
Ever wonder what it takes to be part of an orchestra? Get the inside scoop in this fun-filled family concert that's bursting with incredible live music and interesting facts. Led by CBeebies presenter Pui Fan Lee and jam-packed with music you’ll recognise, start your October half-term with Yorkshire’s very own symphony orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North.

Date: Sunday 23 October
Time: 4pm
Venue: Huddersfield Town Hall
Tickets: Adults £12, Children £6

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