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.

Latest News

The latest news and events from EvoKe.

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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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Our Darkness & Light Animation at Marsden Infants & Nursery School

30th October 2018

Gorgeous poems from children at Marsden Infant and Nursery School for Our Darkness and Light Animation were created with poet Louise Fazackerley. Louise said: “Marsden Y2 thought about Marsden by moonlight and Marsden on a sunny day and shared stories of sheep …

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Poetry & visual art with Birkby Junior School for Our Darkness & Light Animation

30th October 2018

Our poet, Louise Fazackerely, visited 3 classes at Birkby Junior School. She said  “In Birkby I was keen for children to experiment with the use of speech in their work.  I shared Michael Rosen’s poem ‘Chivvy’ and ‘Fishbone’s Dreaming’ by …

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Over 1,000 children and young people reached by Our Biennale sending artists to work in schools and colleges in Kirklees

28th October 2018

Over 1,000 children and young people across Kirklees have been reached thanks to Our Biennale. The brand-new arts and cultural festival saw Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Musica Kirklees, Chol Theatre, Manasamitra, The Children’s Art School and independent …

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Stop Press! 55 Children Are Authors of a New Story Book!

18th October 2018

Professor Abdullah’s Metal Metropolis and Other Imaginary Communities ‘The people celebrated with a shooting fireball disco party on a rollercoaster. Everyone’s wishes had come true.’ Autumn has arrived and it seems like the perfect time to share our brilliant news. Our …

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Quotes from Pupils at Scholes Village Primary School

17th October 2018

Here are some great quotes from pupils at Scholes Village Primary School who took part in The Great Kirklees Railway Exhibition with The Children’s Art School. And what a masterpiece they made! Read more about the project here. “I really enjoyed …

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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).