Monday, 19 February 2018

Creative Kirklees newsletters

Here are the latest Creative Kirklees newsletters:


 

Creative Kirklees Newsletter 13 February 2018


It’s half term in Kirklees next week so take a look around Creative Kirklees – you’ll find plenty to entertain children and adults alike.

Here’s a taster to get you started: - Get creative and inspired with bird themed children’s activities and craft at Bagshaw Museum 
- Join fearless explorer Horace who is out hunting Yeti in community venues in north Kirklees - Try coding at The Media Centre with Code Club and learn the Scratch software platform to make animations and games.
- Hear the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their adopted tiger cub in A Tiger’s Tale.
Finally, a reminder that it’s only a few weeks until the 2018 
Huddersfield Literature Festival (yes, March is just around the corner) – get your tickets booked before they sell out!
 

Events

A Tiger's Tale
Sat 17 Feb 2018

A Tiger's Tale

From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell us the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their adopted tiger c...
 
Art in the Barn
Sat 10 to Sun 25 Feb 2018 (2 weeks)

Art in the Barn

Saturday 10 February to Sunday 25 February (Not Mondays or Tuesdays) 11am to 4pm. Popular annual art exhibition and sale featuring the work of local artists. Free entry, normal Visitor Centre opening times apply
 
Chantel McGregor live in Huddersfield + support
Sat 17 Feb 2018

Chantel McGregor live in Huddersfield + support

Marsh Blues Club is pleased once again 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 perso...
 
Code Club at The Media Centre - Learning Scratch
Tue 20 to Fri 23 Feb 2018 (4 days)

Code Club at The Media Centre - Learning Scratch

CODE CLUB - Scratch Module For 8 - 12 yr old boys and girls Four Sessions: 9am to 11am daily from Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd February. FREE These sessions are for first time Code Club attendees who will learn th...
 
Daylight Come
Fri 16 to Sat 17 Feb 2018 (2 days)

Daylight Come

You will say: ‘Did that really happen?’ Answer: ‘Yes, man.’ Grace’s children, together with Aunt Clarrie, are determined to give her a good send off. In doing so, they transport us back to a time when Fats Domino w...
 
Dewsbury Arts Group Spring Exhibition
Sat 10 Feb to Sat 24 Mar 2018 (1 month)

Dewsbury Arts Group Spring Exhibition

Dewsbury Arts Group’s annual exhibition at the gallery will feature a wide variety of artwork covering landscape, portraiture, still life abstracts and more— in a broad range of media. Join us for the launch on Fri...
 
Drop in: Family Art Day
Thu 22 Feb 2018

Drop in: Family Art Day

Thursday 22 February 1pm-3pm Be creative and try something new at our drop in art and craft session. To link with National Nest Box Week we’ll be looking at feathered friends for inspiration. £1 per child
 
Half Term Activities
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Half Term Activities

Be inspired by the objects on display and get creative with our bird themed children’s activities and crafts. Don’t forget to stop and say hello to Snowy the Snowy Owl. £2 per session. 11am -1pm or 2-4pm. All ages wel...
 
Horace and the Yeti at The Northorpe Barn, Mirfield
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Horace and the Yeti at The Northorpe Barn, Mirfield

Tue 20 Feb 2pm Creative Scene presents a show by Jack Dean in association with Little Mighty Horace and the Yeti An exciting eco-adventure for all the family during February half-term at five community venues ...
 
Huddersfield Music Society Centenary Sacconi Quartet
Mon 12 to Wed 14 Feb 2018 (3 days)

Huddersfield Music Society Centenary Sacconi Quartet

The Sacconi Quartet was formed in 2001, and is known throughout the world for the style, creativity and integrity of its performances. We have previously enjoyed their committed playing in 2004, 2007 and 2013. We will...
 
Intro to Urban Dance Course
Sat 17 Feb to Sat 10 Mar 2018 (3 weeks)

Intro to Urban Dance Course

Intro to Urban Dance Course A fun introduction to different styles of urban dance from gentle warm up to some easy hip hop routines and moving to the beat. Great for beginners or those wanting a refresher. Saturda...
 
Lunchtime Concert: Opera North Brass Ensemble
Wed 21 Feb 2018

Lunchtime Concert: Opera North Brass Ensemble

The flexibility of Opera North's brass section is put on show here as they demonstrate why they are an integral part of one of the UK's most versatile and award-winning orchestras through a varied programme of pieces old...
 
Nini Bang
Thu 15 Feb 2018

Nini Bang

7.30pm A concert combined with a lecture, focusing on learning folk songs from foreign traditions - from the perspective of a musician and an actor. Nini Julia Bang and Ditte Berkeley sing and discuss folk songs from ...
 
Notwestminster 2018 - D is for Democracy (Main Event)
Sat 17 Feb 2018

Notwestminster 2018 - D is for Democracy (Main Event)

If we want a stronger local democracy, we all need to be part of the generation that makes it happen. Notwestminster is about finding the people, ideas and energy we need, so that we can do something practical to improve...
 
Prisoners Of Mother England live at the Old Turk
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Prisoners Of Mother England live at the Old Turk

P.O.M.E return to the Old Turk for the first time in over 2 years… some very special guests will be joining the band during the show, and there could be a big surprise for the Jolly people of Dewsbury … special guests El...
 
RNCM Songsters
Thu 15 Feb 2018

RNCM Songsters

1.15-2pm Programme to include songs by Richard Strauss and Benjamin Britten. The RNCM Songsters are a specially selected group of singers and pianists from the Royal Northern College of Music who share a passion fo...
 
Skeltr - Small Seeds, Huddersfield
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Skeltr - Small Seeds, Huddersfield

'Friday Night Jive' presents.. SKELTR Friday 16th February - Small Seeds, Huddersfield FREE ENTRY Listed In Jazzwise Magazine as ‘One to Watch 2018’ Skeltr was born to serve the needs of the listening people, offe...
 
Tea & Cake: St Valentines
Wed 14 Feb 2018

Tea & Cake: St Valentines

Join us for tea & cake with the Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle. They meet every month from 2pm to 3.30pm. On the 14 February 2018: St Valentine’s Day. Have you a favourite poem about love? On this auspicious day brin...
 
Valentine's Flower Arranging Workshop
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Valentine's Flower Arranging Workshop

Join local artist Tina as she shares her skills and experience of flower arranging to help you create a unique display in a personised container perfect for Valentine's Day. All flowers and material will be provided, ...
 
Wire Jewellery Course- February 2018
Sat 17 Feb to Sat 10 Mar 2018 (3 weeks)

Wire Jewellery Course- February 2018

Wire Jewellery Course During this Wire Jewellery Course we will be producing the following: ● A basic swirl ● A chain ● Rings ● Pendants ● Earrings ● Wrapped beads ● A coil and double coil of wir...
 

Opportunities

'Japan' - Open Call for Printmakers
Tue 06 Mar 2018

'Japan' - Open Call for Printmakers

Inspired by our own Studio Manager taking up a residency in Japan this year, we are developing an exhibition to be held at the WYPW Gallery this summer around the theme of 'Japan'. We are looking for art work by establis...
 
Grants for the Arts Workshop
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Grants for the Arts Workshop

Grants for the Arts Workshop Lawrence Batley Theatre, Monday 19th February, 18:00 – 20:00 This is an open workshop with Oliver Bliss from the Arts Council England, to talk about the Grants for the Arts programme. T...
 
The Writing Squad are recruiting
Fri 30 Mar 2018

The Writing Squad are recruiting

The Writing Squad are looking for the next thirty talented writers from the north of England aged between 16 and 21 to join them. If that is you, or you know anyone who fits the bill read the full details of how to ap...
 

News

Artist looking for studio/space near Huddersfield
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Artist looking for studio/space near Huddersfield

Can you help artist, Dalis Kat, who is looking for a space to use as an art and craft studio in or near Huddersfield? Details from Dalis are below: I'm looking for a studio/space costing around £70-80 per month. I...
 

Profiles

Huddersfield Literature Festival / Huddersfield Literature Festival

Huddersfield Literature Festival / Huddersfield Literature Festival

An award-winning literature festival held annually in March at venues across Huddersfield. Winner of the Examiner Community Award for Arts 2017; shortlisted for the prestigious Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards ...
 
Rohde Creative / Graphic design and brand communication

Rohde Creative / Graphic design and brand communication

Rohde Creative Ltd is a brand communications consultancy providing a tailored and hands-on service adapted to the needs of your business. Established in 1997 Rohde Creative has serviced a wide range of clients from bot...
 

 

Creative Kirklees Newsletter 6 February 2018


We are highlighting a couple of interesting opportunities for you in this week’s newsletter.

The 2018 Examiner Community Awards is looking for nominations for this year’s Arts Award - talented groups or individual performers or artists who demonstrate what a creative and artistic place Huddersfield is. The deadline for entries is 16 February, so make your nomination for the Arts Award today .
Applications for the Holmfirth Artweek Fringe Event 2018 are now open.  The Fringe is an extension of Artweek where local businesses and artists come together to put on smaller, additional exhibitions during Artweek (main exhibition applications open 1st April). This year Fringe venues will extend into the Colne Valley so any shops, cafes, businesses and artists in this area can also join in. Get involved.
Keep checking Creative KirkleesFacebook and Twitter for all the latest arts and creative events and news going on in Kirklees.
 

Events

Amazing Acapella daytime singing group
Fri 12 Jan to Fri 23 Mar 2018 (2 months)

Amazing Acapella daytime singing group

AMAZING ACAPELLA (formerly Harmony@Hope Bank) A regular daytime acapella harmony singing group for all with Jenny Goodman - come and build your confidence and skills, experience the sheer joy of singing harmony with o...
 
An evening of plays
Thu 08 to Sat 10 Feb 2018 (3 days)

An evening of plays

'Make yourself at home' by David Foxton Funny and witty, and our entry in the 2018 All England Theatre Festival PLUS a new play, by Steve Goddard, adapted from the novella by Henry James 'The Turn of the Screw' Boo...
 
Art in the Barn
Sat 10 to Sun 25 Feb 2018 (2 weeks)

Art in the Barn

Saturday 10 February to Sunday 25 February (Not Mondays or Tuesdays) 11am to 4pm. Popular annual art exhibition and sale featuring the work of local artists. Free entry, normal Visitor Centre opening times apply
 
Big Big Camera Exhibition
Wed 24 Jan to Wed 28 Feb 2018 (1 month)

Big Big Camera Exhibition

Big Big Camera Exhibition Wed 24th Jan to Wed 28th Feb Special Exhibition Space FREE entry An exhibition featuring large-scale prints and negatives taken by acclaimed photographer Ian Beesley as part of his A...
 
Creative Pie
Tue 30 Jan to Mon 16 Apr 2018 (3 months)

Creative Pie

Share your visual art, craft, movement, theatre, sound art, music, words, digital art, experiments and ideas in a relaxed, friendly, and supportive space, or just sit back, have a cup of tea and enjoy. Visual artists are...
 
February Comedy Cellar
Thu 08 Feb 2018

February Comedy Cellar

Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. ELLIOT STEEL Star of Comedy Central at the Co...
 
HOME Photography Exhibition at The Huddersfield Art Gallery
Sat 27 Jan to Sat 21 Apr 2018 (3 months)

HOME Photography Exhibition at The Huddersfield Art Gallery

From photographic portraits of Jodie Whittaker, Sir Patrick Stewart and Lena Headey set in the artist’s home town of Huddersfield, to a series of everyday moments captured in people’s homes and detailed images of objects...
 
Horace and the Yeti at The Northorpe Barn, Mirfield
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Horace and the Yeti at The Northorpe Barn, Mirfield

Tue 20 Feb 2pm Creative Scene presents a show by Jack Dean in association with Little Mighty Horace and the Yeti An exciting eco-adventure for all the family during February half-term at five community venues ...
 
IGNITE open day
Sat 10 Feb 2018

IGNITE open day

Are you looking for a new hobby for 2018? Here at Dark Horse, we offer weekly acting classes to adults and young people (16+) with learning disabilities and/or autism! Every Saturday morning during term time, you cou...
 
Knitting Creative Cables
Sun 11 Feb 2018

Knitting Creative Cables

Winter months are just meant for knitting and wearing cables! Sandra will show you how to knit a variety of cable stitch patterns and help you understand written instructions and charts Class includes simple, double, pla...
 
Life Drawing - Tuesdays 6.30pm
Tue 09 Jan to Mon 21 May 2018 (4 months)

Life Drawing - Tuesdays 6.30pm

Develop a wide range of fundamental techniques using wet and dry media. Friendly atmosphere, small class size, experienced tutor, and a variety of models, all abilities welcome from beginners to those wishing to develop...
 
Mindful Drawing Workshops at Huddersfield Art Gallery
Thu 08 Feb to Sat 24 Mar 2018 (1 month)

Mindful Drawing Workshops at Huddersfield Art Gallery

Join Artist, Maggie O’Keeffe for a 2 hour Mindful Drawing Workshop, using the collections at Huddersfield Art Gallery as inspiration. The session takes a mindful approach to drawing and provides a welcome break from th...
 
Organ Concert: Gordon Stewart with Tom Osborne - 12 February
Mon 12 Feb 2018

Organ Concert: Gordon Stewart with Tom Osborne - 12 February

Tom Osborne, co-principal trumpet in the Hallé Orchestra, is a Huddersfield Lunchtime favourite. This year the programme includes Telemann's wonderful Concerto and Noel Rawsthorne's beautiful Aria. It is a tradition that...
 
RNCM Songsters
Thu 15 Feb 2018

RNCM Songsters

1.15-2pm Programme to include songs by Richard Strauss and Benjamin Britten. The RNCM Songsters are a specially selected group of singers and pianists from the Royal Northern College of Music who share a passion fo...
 
Skwid Ink - Small Seeds, Huddersfield
Fri 09 Feb 2018

Skwid Ink - Small Seeds, Huddersfield

'Friday Night Jive' presents SKWID INK Friday 9th February - Small Seeds, Huddersfield FREE ENTRY Skwid Ink are a raucous and theatrical quartet from the up and coming Leeds based label, Tight Lines. Described as ...
 
Terra Firma
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Terra Firma

National Dance Company Wales (Folk) return with a brand new triple bill. TERRA FIRMA tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities. The Green House brings the outside in; on a Wes-Anderso...
 
Tom Thumb
Sat 10 Feb 2018

Tom Thumb

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking – there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest. Outwitting his parents and the ogre, Tom shows everybody that even tho...
 
UNKLAR
Thu 08 Feb 2018

UNKLAR

1.15-2pm Nicolas Stephan: saxophone/composition Fanny Ménégoz: flutes Antonin Rayon: Hammond organ B3/bass keyboard Benoit Joblot: drums Unklar presents its debut album, a personal blend of contemporary ja...
 
Wire Jewellery Course- February 2018
Sat 17 Feb to Sat 10 Mar 2018 (3 weeks)

Wire Jewellery Course- February 2018

Wire Jewellery Course During this Wire Jewellery Course we will be producing the following: ● A basic swirl ● A chain ● Rings ● Pendants ● Earrings ● Wrapped beads ● A coil and double coil of wir...
 
WYPWcourses - Explore Drawing and Photo-Etching – February
Sat 10 to Sun 11 Feb 2018 (2 days)

WYPWcourses - Explore Drawing and Photo-Etching – February

Weekend course Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th February 2018 11 – 4 This is a perfect course for those who want to expand and develop their artistic practice through printmaking. Photo-etching is a welcome alternative t...
 

Opportunities

Artists, tutors and guest speakers for sessions
Mon 31 Dec 2018

Artists, tutors and guest speakers for sessions

Aspire is always looking for new artists, creative writers, story tellers, as well as informative speakers with a specialist subject to tell us about. Over the last two years we have welcomed many guest tutors to effe...
 
Events Crew for Creative Pie
Fri 20 Apr 2018

Events Crew for Creative Pie

Events Crew Want to be part of a team that produces music and art events? Join the Events Crew! • Learn about how events are produced • Meet new people • Use your skills • Be part of something exciting & make ...
 
Opportunities to perform/show work at Creative Pie events
Mon 30 Apr 2018

Opportunities to perform/show work at Creative Pie events

Share your visual art, craft, movement, theatre, sound art, music, words, digital art, experiments and ideas in a relaxed, friendly, and supportive space, or just sit back, have a cup of tea and enjoy. Visual artists are...
 
Sponsor a player for only £25 and receive 2 free concert tickets
Sun 30 Sep 2018

Sponsor a player for only £25 and receive 2 free concert tickets

Sponsor a player for only £25 and receive 2 free concert tickets as a thank you. Everyone loves receiving gifts and we are no different. Our concerts cost alot of money to prepare and then put on. Fees include music h...
 
Volunteers - creative aging and connecting communities
Mon 31 Dec 2018

Volunteers - creative aging and connecting communities

Aspire community groups meet four times a week across Huddersfield, connecting with local older people, providing a space to make friends and exciting opportunities to learn new skills, create something, or learn about ...
 

News

Holmfirth Artweek Fringe Applications Now Open
Fri 02 Feb 2018

Holmfirth Artweek Fringe Applications Now Open

Artweek are delighted announce applications for the Holmfirth Artweek Fringe Event 2018 are now open. The Fringe is an extension of Artweek where local businesses and artists come together to put on smaller, additiona...
 
WYPWdemo -DIY Aluminium Plate Lithography – April
Thu 01 Feb 2018

WYPWdemo -DIY Aluminium Plate Lithography – April

Printmaker's Toolkit Session - demo/talk Morning session Tuesday 10th April 2018 10.30 – 11.30 £10.00 Join WYPW technician Kathryn Desforges in April for a demonstration of lithography through the use of alumi...