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

Independent Venue Week (25-31 January) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-01-26T00:00:00Z">Tue 26 Jan 2021</span>Independent Venue Week (25-31 January) / Tue 26 Jan 2021

This week is Independent Venue Week - from Monday 25th-Sunday 31st January there will be a range of events supporting independent venues and creators across the UK. Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of mu...

PETITION: Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring Artists / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-01-18T00:00:00Z">Mon 18 Jan 2021</span>PETITION: Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring Artists / Mon 18 Jan 2021

Sign the Petition - Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists! If you would like the UK Government to negotiate a free cultural work permit that gives us visa free travel throughout...

New Marketing Business in Huddersfield / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-01-13T00:00:00Z">Wed 13 Jan 2021</span>New Marketing Business in Huddersfield / Wed 13 Jan 2021

Linda Sammonds is the proud owner of Sammonds Marketing, a local business in Huddersfield. She provides marketing services and support to other local businesses and sole traders. As an accomplished marketing profe...

My Events

Hardeep Sahota: Bhangra Lexicon Exhibition Online / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-01-09T00:00:00Z">Sat 09 Jan</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2021-04-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30 Apr 2021</span> <span>(4 months)</span>Hardeep Sahota: Bhangra Lexicon Exhibition Online / Sat 09 Jan to Fri 30 Apr 2021 (4 months)

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park are delighted to present Hardeep Sahota's new exhibition "Bhangra Lexicon" - available to view online now while YSP’s indoor galleries remain closed at this time. Huddersfield-based dancer...

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...

My Opportunities

Creative Director - Liverpool Everyman &amp; Playhouse / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-02-08T00:00:00Z">Mon 08 Feb 2021</span>Creative Director - Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse / Mon 08 Feb 2021

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse are on the lookout for a Creative Director to help shape their artistic future - developing their artistic vision and programming and building on their reputation for artistic innovation, t...

Corporate Partnerships Manager - Opera North / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-02-15T00:00:00Z">Mon 15 Feb 2021</span>Corporate Partnerships Manager - Opera North / Mon 15 Feb 2021

Opera North is looking for a Corporate Partnerships Manager to lead on the Company’s relationships with the business community, generating income and embedding strategic partnerships that support our core objectives. Wor...

Short Film Submissions, Hebden Bridge Film Festival / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-02-06T00:00:00Z">Sat 06 Feb 2021</span>Short Film Submissions, Hebden Bridge Film Festival / Sat 06 Feb 2021

Hebden Bridge Film Festival, now in its third year, is accepting submissions for short films between 1 and 20 minutes in length. They welcome work that dares to be different, that celebrates marginalised voices and mi...

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