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

New website for Creative Kirklees / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-09-22T00:00:00Z">Thu 22 Sep 2022</span>New website for Creative Kirklees / Thu 22 Sep 2022

The Creative Kirklees website started in 2014 and we've been sharing events, news and opportunities across the district of Kirklees ever since. We've been working with web developers Townbase, who have created this brand...

David Pipe to replace Jonathan Scott at organ concert - 26 Sept / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-09-20T00:00:00Z">Tue 20 Sep 2022</span>David Pipe to replace Jonathan Scott at organ concert - 26 Sept / Tue 20 Sep 2022

Unfortunately, Jonathan Scott, Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester has had to cancel his organ concert at Huddersfield Town Hall on Monday 26 September due to a wrist injury. This is very disappointin...

Re-subscribe to the NEW Creative Kirklees newsletter / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-09-20T00:00:00Z">Tue 20 Sep 2022</span>Re-subscribe to the NEW Creative Kirklees newsletter / Tue 20 Sep 2022

We'll be going live and making the switch over to our new website next week (26 September). To keep getting your fill of creative news don’t forget to sign up for our new newsletter on the new Creative Kirklees website....

My Events

Spirit of the Square brings a buzz to the Hive Café / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-04-25T00:00:00Z">Mon 25 Apr</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2022-09-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30 Sep 2022</span> <span>(5 months)</span>Spirit of the Square brings a buzz to the Hive Café / Mon 25 Apr to Fri 30 Sep 2022 (5 months)

Spirit of the Square is a brand new artwork by Abigail Barker. A bespoke mosaic has been commissioned by Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone programme and with support from Kirklees Council. Installed ...

Dewsbury Heritage Action Zone - Heritage Open Day Events / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-09-10T00:00:00Z">Sat 10 Sep 2022</span>Dewsbury Heritage Action Zone - Heritage Open Day Events / Sat 10 Sep 2022

Get yourselves down to Dewsbury Town Centre on Saturday 10th September between 11 am and 4 pm where there is a full day of activity in store with a massive eight events happening. Start your day off at the train stati...

Free Summer Blast for 13 - 16 year olds in Kirklees / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-07-25T00:00:00Z">Mon 25 Jul</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2022-09-01T00:00:00Z">Thu 01 Sep 2022</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Free Summer Blast for 13 - 16 year olds in Kirklees / Mon 25 Jul to Thu 01 Sep 2022 (1 month)

Summer Blast has started in Kirklees! Go along to one of the five sites and join in with different activities and get some food! Everything is completely free! No need to book in advance, you can just show up. Age: 13 - ...

My Opportunities

Marketing &amp; Communications Lead - East Street Arts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-10-20T00:00:00Z">Thu 20 Oct 2022</span>Marketing & Communications Lead - East Street Arts / Thu 20 Oct 2022

Salary: £31,000 the role is offered full-time at 37.5 hours a week. East Street Arts are looking for someone to lead their marketing and communications, grow the organisation’s reach with audiences, and support their ...

What should you be posting on Instagram right now? FREE Webinar / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-09-20T00:00:00Z">Tue 20 Sep 2022</span>What should you be posting on Instagram right now? FREE Webinar / Tue 20 Sep 2022

In this free webinar from HdK on Tuesday 20 September at 10:30am, you will explore: Current content trends and how to apply them Best posting practices Throughout the webinar, HdK will be welcoming questions from ...

Artist Residencies – Open Call - Memorial Gestures / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-09-19T00:00:00Z">Mon 19 Sep 2022</span>Artist Residencies – Open Call - Memorial Gestures / Mon 19 Sep 2022

Holocaust Centre North based at the University of Huddersfield have an Open Call, which will support 3 artists with £800 (or£1000) / month, as part of a 6 month remote residency programme. Artists are invited to explore ...

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