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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WOVEN Programme Event Submission Deadline extended to 23 April / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-03-30T00:00:00Z">Tue 30 Mar 2021</span>WOVEN Programme Event Submission Deadline extended to 23 April / Tue 30 Mar 2021

WOVEN would like to hear about any textile events you’re planning between Saturday 5th and Sunday 27th June and that you would like to be included in the WOVEN programme in June. Maybe you’re planning to run a worksho...

Join the WOVEN Big Rainbow Knit group on Facebook / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-28T00:00:00Z">Sat 28 Nov 2020</span>Join the WOVEN Big Rainbow Knit group on Facebook / Sat 28 Nov 2020

Tempted to join in the Woven in Kirklees Big Rainbow Knit to help yarn bomb the pillars on Huddersfield train station next year? We now have a new Facebook group called The Big Rainbow Knitters where you can get tips, a...

Big Knit, Big Community: The Rainbow Big Knit Challenge / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-24T00:00:00Z">Tue 24 Nov 2020</span>Big Knit, Big Community: The Rainbow Big Knit Challenge / Tue 24 Nov 2020

For Big Knit 2021 we are asking everyone in Kirklees to knit squares for an impressive rainbow yarn bomb of the pillars of Huddersfield train station, and funding and knitting permitting, other stations across Kirklees....

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WOVEN Career Programme - Teacher virtual event / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-12-09T00:00:00Z">Wed 09 Dec 2020</span>WOVEN Career Programme - Teacher virtual event / Wed 09 Dec 2020

A key strand of the WOVEN 2021 Festival is the development of a careers programme for young people. We want to inspire young people about the broad range of career pathways and opportunities in textiles, including tho...

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 ...

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Temporary Artist Commission Opportunity - PUBLIC REALM / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-03-22T00:00:00Z">Mon 22 Mar 2021</span>Temporary Artist Commission Opportunity - PUBLIC REALM / Mon 22 Mar 2021

WOVEN into Place: Exploring North Kirklees Textile Connections * DEADLINE EXTENSION * The WOVEN in Kirklees Festival has been supported by funding from Kirklees Council to produce a temporary public realm artist c...

Fundraising help for WOVEN events or activities / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-01-08T00:00:00Z">Fri 08 Jan 2021</span>Fundraising help for WOVEN events or activities / Fri 08 Jan 2021

Are you thinking about running your your own event or activity as part of the 2021 WOVEN festival? Do you need some help fundraising? As we head towards the 2021 WOVEN textile festival, we are inviting you to a fun...

WOVEN Festival Co-ordinator / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-01-04T00:00:00Z">Mon 04 Jan 2021</span>WOVEN Festival Co-ordinator / Mon 04 Jan 2021

Join the WOVEN team as we head towards the 2021 WOVEN celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees. HATCH (who deliver the festival) is looking for someone who has experience of managing a team in the deliver...

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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

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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...