WOVEN is the celebration of the district’s globally recognized industry from the past, present and future this summer, putting Kirklees’ textile heritage into the spotlight. WOVEN, supported by the Creative Economy Team at Kirklees Council with festival curators HATCH, will be bringing the community together from Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th June 2019, also featuring collaboration with creative organisations, artists, education settings, businesses, industry and heritage sites across Kirklees. As well as this, a series of events are taking place to further celebrate future opportunities for careers and creativity aiming to be a central point for career advice to all ages.

Some of the events during the week-long festival will include ‘The Big Knit’ where the community will be encouraged to ‘yarn bomb’ local landmarks across Kirklees. In addition to this there will be mill walks, tours and open days; pop up exhibitions, events across theaters, galleries and museums with local artists, music and film makers; markets and craft maker markets as well as events for businesses, families and local schools.

The textile industry in Kirklees dates back to the 1400s and since then generations of innovators have helped to carve out a reputation for Kirklees textiles. The industrial revolution transformed the industry with the introduction of modern technologies and catapulted textiles. Since then, many of these textile businesses still exist today, continuing to innovate with the emergence of the digital revolution and more advanced technologies.

WOVEN aims to show people that the textiles industry is still very relevant and show that it is about innovation, digital entrepreneurialism and creativity. WOVEN will help connect Kirklees’ strong heritage with today’s innovative developments in university research, incorporating the district’s arts and crafts scene and creative talent.

See the WOVEN website for information on how to join in, volunteering opportunities and latest events taking place between 8 - 16 June 2019.

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Online resources on WOVEN website / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-06-02T00:00:00Z">Tue 02 Jun 2020</span>Online resources on WOVEN website / Tue 02 Jun 2020

The WOVEN website now has an online resources sections. Take a look at various resources to keep you creatively engaged. Resources include items to just sit back and enjoy, like WOVEN into Song a collaborative performan...

WOVEN during COVID-19: supporting our communities / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-26T00:00:00Z">Tue 26 May 2020</span>WOVEN during COVID-19: supporting our communities / Tue 26 May 2020

WOVEN had planned to support other festivals and events in Kirklees during 2020, including visits to working mills, research facilities and studios, along with short talks by those working in the textiles industry, artis...

Shop local textiles / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-19T00:00:00Z">Tue 19 May 2020</span>Shop local textiles / Tue 19 May 2020

There are a huge number of amazing and talented textile artists, designers and makers in Kirklees, selling online. You can support this home-grown talent by purchasing handmade unique products from the artists and makers...

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WOVEN Open Planning Meeting 2 July 2020 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-02T00:00:00Z">Thu 02 Jul 2020</span>WOVEN Open Planning Meeting 2 July 2020 / Thu 02 Jul 2020

Join WOVEN for the next WOVEN Open Planning Meeting. These meetings happen quarterly and are for anyone interested in planning for the WOVEN Festival 2021 (and ongoing activity). All welcome! You don’t have to have been ...

Word Weavers Cabaret / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-06-16T00:00:00Z">Sun 16 Jun 2019</span>Word Weavers Cabaret / Sun 16 Jun 2019

The word weavers cabaret brings together poets from across Kirklees in celebration of words spoken and written. Hosted by spoken word artist Rose Condo, the event will feature some of the best poets in the district. The ...

Woven Into Song in Holmfirth / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-06-16T00:00:00Z">Sun 16 Jun 2019</span>Woven Into Song in Holmfirth / Sun 16 Jun 2019

Woven Into Song is a performance of a new piece of music that will explore the stories of the South Asian communities who were drawn to Kirklees by the textile industry. Written by Boff Whalley, ex-Chumbawamba guitarist/...

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WOVEN Open Planning Meeting / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-02T00:00:00Z">Thu 02 Jul 2020</span>WOVEN Open Planning Meeting / Thu 02 Jul 2020

The latest quarterly meeting for people interested in the WOVEN Festival. Please join us for the next WOVEN Open Planning Meeting on Thursday 2 July (3pm-5pm). These meetings happen quarterly and are for anyone inter...

WOVEN&apos;s Go and See: Textile Art and Craft Conversation / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-07T00:00:00Z">Tue 07 Jul 2020</span>WOVEN's Go and See: Textile Art and Craft Conversation / Tue 07 Jul 2020

This month‘s WOVEN Go & See comprises a panel of brilliant, interesting Kirklees people who all have something to say about how textiles often sits between art and craft. The panel will have a conversation about how t...

WOVEN Volunteer Call Out – Textile Timeline Research / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-06-30T00:00:00Z">Tue 30 Jun 2020</span>WOVEN Volunteer Call Out – Textile Timeline Research / Tue 30 Jun 2020

WOVEN needs you! Are you interested in textile heritage, do you want to find out more about why textiles are so important in the development of Kirklees? Do you wonder what has happened with textile innovation past a...

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WOVEN video - the story so farWOVEN video - the story so far

This video was taken of the first few days of WOVEN. There will be more to come as the week goes on and will showcase some of the innovation going on in textiles. WOVEN is a celebration of innovation in textiles in K...

The WOVEN in Kirklees Film 2019The WOVEN in Kirklees Film 2019

The inaugural Woven in Kirklees Festival took place this year - a festival of over 100 events celebrating innovation in textiles across Kirklees. The festival may be complete for 2019, however, we are excited that this i...

Woven Into SongWoven Into Song

Woven 2019 saw the creation of so much new work around the textiles of Kirklees, including the original piece of music - 'Woven Into Song' This video tells you about how the Woven Into Song project developed in collab...