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

National Lockdown Support Grant / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-20T00:00:00Z">Fri 20 Nov 2020</span>National Lockdown Support Grant / Fri 20 Nov 2020

There are two business support grants available currently for businesses which are forced to close due to local restrictions or national lockdown. 1. National Lockdown Support Grant: Business premises forced to close...

Big Conversation with Voluntary Arts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-19T00:00:00Z">Thu 19 Nov 2020</span>Big Conversation with Voluntary Arts / Thu 19 Nov 2020

A lot has changed in the world over the last year and at Voluntary Arts they want to find out how this affects your creativity. They are running a survey and want your help to capture the current mood and needs of the vo...

Evoke: 4 places left on Young Producers Programme! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-16T00:00:00Z">Mon 16 Nov 2020</span>Evoke: 4 places left on Young Producers Programme! / Mon 16 Nov 2020

The Evoke Team would like to make you aware of this fantastic opportunity for young people to develop their creative potential by joining the 12 week Young Producers programme beginning 10th December 2020. The program...

My Events

Free School&apos;s Out! Events for Half Term / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-26T00:00:00Z">Mon 26</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-10-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30 Oct 2020</span> <span>(5 days)</span>Free School's Out! Events for Half Term / Mon 26 to Fri 30 Oct 2020 (5 days)

All the Schools Out! programme is free and for young people aged 8-17 (and sometimes their families). Kirklees Council have again joined forces with Kirklees Youth Alliance and other local groups to offer boredom-bust...

Black History Month: October 2020 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-01T00:00:00Z">Thu 01</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-10-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30 Oct 2020</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Black History Month: October 2020 / Thu 01 to Fri 30 Oct 2020 (1 month)

October is Black History Month (BHM) in the UK and it has been celebrated nationwide every year for nearly 40 years. Each year Kirklees celebrates Black History Month and this year due to the coronavirus situation many o...

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...

My Opportunities

West Yorkshire based visual artist commissions / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-12-07T00:00:00Z">Mon 07 Dec 2020</span>West Yorkshire based visual artist commissions / Mon 07 Dec 2020

West Yorkshire based visual artist commissions, Leeds International Piano Competition Description: The Leeds Piano Trail 2021 is seeking to unite people under the theme of ‘Growing Stronger Together,’ an ethos which ...

Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-12-31T00:00:00Z">Thu 31 Dec 2020</span>Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare / Thu 31 Dec 2020

The influential contemporary theatre company, Forced Entertainment, are retelling classic Shakespeare tales using everyday household items and the tabletop as a main stage. These simple but wonderfully inventive showcase...

Stories from the Woodshed / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-12-31T00:00:00Z">Thu 31 Dec 2020</span>Stories from the Woodshed / Thu 31 Dec 2020

From Friday 20 November The Story Museum will launch ‘Stories from the Woodshed’ – an exciting new digital series of 13 bewitching stories for ages 7+. All performed from The Story Museum's theatre space by a wonderful c...

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