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

Dewsbury Creative Town Arts Plan - get involved / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-28T00:00:00Z">Wed 28 Oct 2020</span>Dewsbury Creative Town Arts Plan - get involved / Wed 28 Oct 2020

Volunteers are invited to get involved with bringing public art to Dewsbury’s Town Centre as part of the Creative Town Arts Programme. The Creative T...

Cultural Recovery Fund Round 2: Another £76M allocated / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-26T00:00:00Z">Mon 26 Oct 2020</span>Cultural Recovery Fund Round 2: Another £76M allocated / Mon 26 Oct 2020

The Arts Council have announced further investment in the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund (grants under £1million), bringing th...

Working safely during Covid 19:  Performing Arts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-26T00:00:00Z">Mon 26 Oct 2020</span>Working safely during Covid 19: Performing Arts / Mon 26 Oct 2020

BEIS and DCMS guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants has been updated from 21...

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 wit...

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 Bla...

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 ...

My Opportunities

Sky Writes Writers-in-Residence and Coordinators / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-06T00:00:00Z">Fri 06 Nov 2020</span>Sky Writes Writers-in-Residence and Coordinators / Fri 06 Nov 2020

New Writing North and Sky Studios are working together on Sky Writes, a new talent development programme which seeks to identify and nurture televisio...

Comic Relief Capacity Building Grants / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-03-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 Mar 2021</span>Comic Relief Capacity Building Grants / Wed 31 Mar 2021

The capacity building grants will support a wide range of activities, such as: Developing better organisational governance through training of your...

Do It Differently Fund / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-23T00:00:00Z">Mon 23 Nov 2020</span>Do It Differently Fund / Mon 23 Nov 2020

Do It Differently Fund exists to support musicians to create new music, develop their skills, and build income streams and business skills to drive th...

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. L...

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