We’re getting into festival time now so this week we’ve highlighted
a couple of local festivals coming up over the next month.
We couldn’t ignore the Tour de Yorkshire which
comes through Kirklees on Sunday, but if watching the race isn’t your
thing you can still make a day of it and join in the fun with Creative Scene
and their cycling-mad performers
in Birstall and interactive sculptures
In May the Grand Northern
Ukulele Festival returns to Huddersfield for another
vibrant weekend of live music. This 2 day festival runs from Sat 6
to Sun 7 May and offers a huge range of world-class music, workshops and
interactive performances, presenting some of the best talent on four
strings from around the globe.
Over the weekend of 13–14 May the Slaithwaite Art Festival
takes place across two venues: Slaithwaite Community Centre and Globe
Arts Studio and will feature local and regional artists with a wide range
of visual art to view and buy. Towards
the end of May (19–21) Shepley Spring Festival
celebrates the very best of traditional music, song and dance from
Britain and beyond. Concerts and dances feature some of the country's
most well known traditional artists as well as showcasing promising new
you're looking for activities over the next week there
is plenty to choose from below and on Creative Kirklees.
Back by popular demand,
our introduction to Batik workshop returning on Saturday 29th April
at 2pm to 3.30pm. Learn the basic skills of drawing with wax, to
create your own unique piece to take home. All materials, equ...
Marsh Blues Club are
pleased to welcome... CHANTEL MCGREGOR The Blues came calling
first, but rock and roll was always waiting around the corner. When
Chantel was eight years old, she was the youngest person in the
Weekend course Saturday
29th / Sunday 30th April 2017 11 – 5 £135.00 Tutor: Kate Desforges
This course will teach you all the basics of hard and soft ground
etching, along with aquatint, to enable you to create ...
The UK’s quirkiest,
boldest and most welcoming festival returns for another vibrant
weekend of live music taking over the entire LBT building. The
GRAND NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL presents an astonishing range of
Come and start the month
with a singing zing, go away feeling good...this drop-in group is
all about singing to make you feel great - we'll stretch, breathe
and bathe ourselves in lovely harmonies. We'll sing songs abou...
7pm - 9:30pm Calling all
local writers, poets and spoken-word artists to It's
a Word Thing open mic. From buds & blooms, chicks &
chocs to lambs & lawns, Spring inspiration is all around.
Invite your friends an...
Our after school club
led by Bricks4Kids: Bricks4Kidz classes provide an extraordinary
atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with
LEGO® Bricks. Programmes are built around our proprietary model
Day course Saturday 29th
April 2016 11 – 5 £70.00 Tutor: Kirstie Williams Learn the process
of natural dyeing and screen printing using natural mordant pastes.
This day workshop will give a basic overall introdu...
Poets and poetry-lovers
are invited to a free poetry readaround in the Greenhead Park
Pavilion (by the bowling greens) on Saturday 29 April from 1pm to
3pm. Bring two or three short poems to read - your own or by
Celebrate 10 years with
us! Shepley Spring Festival takes place in the Pennine village of
Shepley in West Yorkshire. The weekend festival celebrates the very
best of traditional music, song and dance from Britain and be...
Slaithwaite Art Festival
is a celebration of local and regional artists. There is a great
creative buzz around the village at the moment and we want to bring
all those artists together in the centre of our community. We ...
Have you ever known a
girl who wanted something so badly that she tried too hard to get
it? Meet Charity Valentine, the girl who wants to be loved so much
that she has lost sight of who she is. Charity sings, dances,...
Thursday 27th April,
12:30pm - 2:30pm. Join us for this day workshop to create a glass
contianer filled with houseplants and accessories as a way to bring
nature back into our homes. All materials and equipment will...
Classic comedy which
opens as a group of guys assemble for cards in the apartment of
divorced Oscar Madison. Late arrival, Felix, just separated from
his wife seems suicidal. He and Oscar decide to room together -
Sisters Han, Jess, and
Els, joined by honorary sister Aidan have come together this year
to produce a lively set of folky covers and original songs' *Please
note this gig was previously advertised as Lucy Mae who is n...
9am - 4pm What happens
when an artist get’s their hands on some old bike parts? As crowds
gather in Cleckheaton to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists
come and explore these interactive sculptures. Pedal and spi...
Performances: Midday and
2.45pm approx. Make a day of it as the Tour de Yorkshire comes to
town. As part of the celebrations in Birstall, look out for our
cycling-mad performers as they take over the streets with a ma...
VEIN Michael Arbenz:
piano Thomas Lahns: double Bass Florian Arbenz drums Saturday 29
April 2017 at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) The Jazz Room, Heritage
Quay University of Huddersfield www.huddersfield-jazz.co.uk...
The Safer Communities Fund
has been launched to help voluntary, community groups, charities and
partners make their communities safer and feel safer. The fund is
financed from monies recovered by West Yorkshire Police un...
‘Engage in Colour’ is an
abstract collaborative exhibition, in which we invite non-members
to showcase alongside our members for a month long show at Creative
Arts Hub in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. This exhibition aim...
The New Light Prize Open
exhibition is for artists in the North of England. Selected work
will be shown at the Boews Museum, Barnard Castle, Huddersfield Art
Gallery and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle. T...
Are you a venue looking for
artists? If so you could try contacting Laughing Dog Music. Laughing
Dog Music is a live music booking agency, marketing and PR company
based in Sheffield, who organise and book tours ...
When planning creative
events it is important to consider what barriers might be in place
that could prevent people from engaging with your activities as
fully as possible. Taking measures to remove these barriers and
Hepworth Brass Band
Spring Concert 'Fairy Tales & Stories' Holmfirth Civic Hall
Sunday 9th April 3pm What do you do on a sunny Sunday afternoon in
Holmfirth? You go to a concert! Having spent the entire Saturday