Our Biennale: celebrating arts and culture with young people

Autumn 2018

EvoKe is the Cultural and Educational Partnership, providing opportunities for children and young people to benefit from the amazing creative and cultural offer across Kirklees.

Our Biennale

EvoKe Kirklees has developed a vision for the future – which will enable all Kirklees based children and young people to have access to great arts and cultural opportunities. Our first high profile event was the staging and delivery of Our Biennale 2018, which created new artistic experiences, and offered children and young people the chance to take part in extraordinary creative and diverse arts experiences.

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The latest news and events from EvoKe.

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Chol seek Young Ambassadors for Woven festival

16th May 2019

As part of the Woven, a textiles festival happening in Kirklees this summer, Chol is launching Young Ambassadors Right Now (YARN), a new programme that will empower 14-19-year-olds to grow knowledge of local craft and heritage amongst young people in …

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EvoKe Network Meeting at West Yorkshire Print Workshop

15th April 2019

Thank you to West Yorkshire Print Workshop for hosting our Spring EvoKe Network Meeting. After updates from Rob Vincent (EvoKe’s Chair) about EvoKe’s work, we heard from Nat Walton about plans for Woven Festival, EvoKe is partnering with Woven on the …

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Biennale case study: Dark Skies Project – Pentland Infant and Nursery School and Manasamitra

26th February 2019

‘Dark Skies’ brighten days for Pentland Infant and Nursery School children! Families share a unique and exciting twilight music, dance and visual art experience in Crow Nest park, working alongside professional musicians from Manasamitra. ‘I liked that part on Saturday …

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Congratulations Kirstie – Winner of the Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Officer in the Hearts for the Arts Awards 2019

15th February 2019

Kirklees Council – Kirstie Wilson

Our finished Darkness and Light Animation!

13th December 2018

Watch the fantastic Darkness and Light Animation! A big thank you to animator Rozi Fuller and the young people from Almondbury Community School who directed the visuals,  to musician Charlotte Watson, sound engineer James Mabbett, poet Louise Fazackerley, artist Chloe …

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An Empty Space

22nd November 2018

Our Biennale’s Young Ambassador, Adam Martin, has made a film exclusively for the festival, based on its theme, Darkness and Light. Out now! Show your support for this talented young person and help spread the word….

Scholes Village Primary School & Holme School

13th November 2018

These incredible poems were created by Scholes Village Primary School and Holme Primary School for the Our Darkness and Light Animation.   Scholes Village Primary School   Nyx – The Night The night is a teenaged girl She has long, …

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Musician Charlotte Watson works on the Our Darkness & Light Animation sound track with children from Holmfirth J&I School

7th November 2018

I worked with year 4 and year 6 children at Holmfirth J&I School to create sounds and music for the soundtrack of Our Darkness and Light Animation. The children had no instruments but used body percussion, voice and found sounds …

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“How wonderful. Must make travellers smile every day and that is what life is about.” – The Great Kirklees Railway Exhibition Is Up!

30th October 2018

Take a trip along the Penistone Line, and you cannot fail to notice the new art work adorning some of the platforms. Pupils from Honley Junior School, Netherthong Primary School, Farnley Tyas First School, Scholes Primary School, Royds Hall Community …

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Almondbury Community School work with Animator Rozi Fuller

30th October 2018

Almondbury Community School have been working with animator Rozi Fuller on the Our Darkness & Light Animation project for Our Biennale. One pupil has been so inspired by the project that they said, “I’m definitely going to be an animator”. …

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K25 – The start of your creative adventure

25 creative things for children and young people to do in Kirklees.

Step away from your screen and explore your local scene with K25! We’re inviting every child and young person to complete 25 Creative Adventures before they leave school. See, do, make and create with all the brilliant places and spaces on your doorstep. There are loads of ways to get involved, have fun and express yourself! To find out more visit the K25 page, or click to view the leaflet (PDF).