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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“Switch” – dance piece for Our Biennale

9th August 2019

“Switch” was a dance project with a group of students from North Huddersfield Trust School including eight workshops and one performance at the Biennale Finale in Huddersfield Town Hall. The project sought to increase students confidence and provide a performance …

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Dark Skies

31st July 2019

‘Dark Skies’ brightened up the days for Pentland Infant and Nursery School children! Families shared 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 …

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Campervan Radio with hcmf//

26th July 2019

The Campervan Radio project travelled to three libraries around Kirklees and had a weekly residency for seven weeks in Upper Batley High School. It was an opportunity for young people to learn and develop their radio production skills, improve their …

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Our Darkness and Light Animation: Poetry, visual art, music and animation

18th July 2019

A creative collaboration between different artists, between artists and young people and between young people and children. “I’m definitely going to be an animator when I grow up.” – Year 8 student at Almondbury Community school 300 children from 4 …

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EvoKe Network Meeting

17th June 2019

Please join us for EvoKe’s Network Meeting at Batley Library on 08 July, 4.00-6.00pm.   During this meeting we will be thinking about what Our Biennale 2020 should look like; please come and give us your input and register your interest in …

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Our Darkness & Light animation screening at Holmfirth Film Festival

6th June 2019

The Our Darkness & Light animation produced for Our Biennale 2018 will be screened as part of this special event at Holmfirth Film Festival: Dr Simpo’s Afternoon Animation Screening: Mirai Saturday 8 June, 1pm FREE EVENT | Picturedrome, Holmfirth Dir. …

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Increasing Opportunities for Young People and Families to Access Kirklees’ Rich Cultural Offer

6th June 2019

In our role as associate consultants for Kirklees we support the work and aims of Evoke to broaden and enrich the arts provision and experiences of young people and their parents /carers. ‘Woven in Kirklees’ has been a great vehicle …

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WOVEN in Kirklees 8-16 June 2019

6th June 2019

WOVEN is a celebration of past, present and future innovation in the textile industry. Through events and activities happening across Kirklees WOVEN aims to highlight the talented artists, crafts people, manufactures, scientists, researchers and engineers working behind the scenes to …

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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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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).