Creative Kirklees

Creative Kirklees Arts & Culture in Kirklees

Creative Kirklees is a website for sharing creative events, news and opportunities in Kirklees (covering Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Holmfirth and surrounding areas)..

At its heart the website is a user driven creative and cultural directory, where members with profiles can add their events, opportunities and news items and showcase their creative work. Content from the site is promoted by a weekly newsletter sent out to around 8,000 subscribers, and on the Creative Kirklees Facebook and Twitter accounts. Follow us at and

So, if you're an artist, creative organisation,creative business or amateur arts group based in Kirklees, make sure you set up a profile and add your information - we'll then share what you're up to.

The site is free to use and is managed by Kirklees Council.

My Location

Queensgate Market Office


Telephone: 01484 221 000

Profile Details

My News

Oakwell Hall features on new &apos;Filmed in Kirklees&apos; website / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-09-16T00:00:00Z">Wed 16 Sep 2020</span>Oakwell Hall features on new 'Filmed in Kirklees' website / Wed 16 Sep 2020

A new and exciting initiative designed to encourage tourists to visit a rapidly growing number of Yorkshire locations showcased in hugely successful TV and film series has been launched by Screen Yorkshire this week. ...

#HEARTyourtown - The Owl has found a new home! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-09-15T00:00:00Z">Tue 15 Sep 2020</span>#HEARTyourtown - The Owl has found a new home! / Tue 15 Sep 2020

The Owl, part of the artwork from #HEARTyourtown has now been relocated to the Queensgate Indoor Market. Do go along to have a look at him if you haven't seen him yet! For more information about #HEARTyourtown se...

#HEARTyourtown - WOVEN outdoor gallery in Dewsbury / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-09-01T00:00:00Z">Tue 01 Sep 2020</span>#HEARTyourtown - WOVEN outdoor gallery in Dewsbury / Tue 01 Sep 2020

Don’t miss the outdoor photographic exhibition now on display in Market Place in the centre of Dewsbury as part of #Heartyourtown. Some of the most stunning creations from the Woven in Kirklees Festival in Kirklees i...

My Events

You Don&apos;t Know Me But ..... Telephone Event / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-09-29T00:00:00Z">Tue 29 Sep</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-10-03T00:00:00Z">Sat 03 Oct 2020</span> <span>(5 days)</span>You Don't Know Me But ..... Telephone Event / Tue 29 Sep to Sat 03 Oct 2020 (5 days)

Kirklees Libraries bring you this telephone play presented by The Telephone Theatre. You Don't Know Me But ... is an immersive audio play inspired by real stories of care. Beautiful audio theatre performed live o...

Library Adventures Live! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-14T00:00:00Z">Tue 14 Jul</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-09-22T00:00:00Z">Tue 22 Sep 2020</span> <span>(2 months)</span>Library Adventures Live! / Tue 14 Jul to Tue 22 Sep 2020 (2 months)

Each week Kirklees Libraries are streaming a fabulous event for children to join in at home or at school. There’ll be authors reading from their work and answering your questions, illustrators running draw-alongs and ske...

Welcome to #HEARTyourtown / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-08-11T00:00:00Z">Tue 11 Aug</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-09-07T00:00:00Z">Mon 07 Sep 2020</span> <span>(4 weeks)</span>Welcome to #HEARTyourtown / Tue 11 Aug to Mon 07 Sep 2020 (4 weeks)

Welcome to #HEARTyourtown. As part of our recovery journey from COVID-19 Kirklees Council is investing in local artists and bringing colour and creativity to Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Centres. Whether you are out...

My Opportunities

Creative Coalition Online Festival - 9-11 November 2020 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-09T00:00:00Z">Mon 09 Nov 2020</span>Creative Coalition Online Festival - 9-11 November 2020 / Mon 09 Nov 2020

Be part of the largest online festival for creative industries! The Creative Coalition Festival, the UK's largest online festival for the creative industries is taking place this November, brought to you by Creative E...

Writing Funding Bids Course / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-15T00:00:00Z">Thu 15 Oct 2020</span>Writing Funding Bids Course / Thu 15 Oct 2020

If you work in theatre, dance, visual arts, or create your own arts projects that you need to secure funding for, then this course is for you. A practical, engaging online course for those who are new to writing bids ...

Setting Up an Arts Organisation Workshop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-29T00:00:00Z">Thu 29 Oct 2020</span>Setting Up an Arts Organisation Workshop / Thu 29 Oct 2020

If you’re thinking about setting up an arts company or charity this workshop on 29 October will help you explore the different options available and equip you with the information you need to decide your next steps.

My Videos

Celebrating why #culturemattersCelebrating why #culturematters

Watch and share the Arts Council's film celebrating how arts and culture has shaped our nation.

Dead Mans Uke at Huddersfield Train StationDead Mans Uke at Huddersfield Train Station

Dead Mans Uke play for commuters at Huddersfield Train station for the launch of Creative Kirklees courtesy of the Grand Northern Ukelele Festival.

Grand Northern Ukulele FestivalGrand Northern Ukulele Festival

Great video about the 2016 Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (GNUF) in Huddersfield - an amazing festival organised by Mary Agnes Krell and her team. Looking forward to next year's festival already!

My Audio

Radio interview with Huddersfield musician ThaboRadio interview with Huddersfield musician Thabo

Listen to Radio Leeds Interview with Huddersfield musician Thabo - Mon 14 May 2018