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 ad cultural opportunities. Our first high profile event will be staging and delivery of Our Biennale, which will create new artistic experiences, and offer 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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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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Our Darkness and Light Animation

16th October 2018

In the last few weeks The Children’s Art School has worked with 330 children in  5 schools across Kirklees to create an animation around the theme of Darkness and Light. Four primary schools ( Marsden I and N, Birkby Juniors, …

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“O she doth teach the torches to burn bright”

3rd October 2018

Hi, I’m Gala Baldacci, I’m 15 years old and I go to the North Halifax Grammar School. As part of my year 11 work experience I have been lucky enough to work with Chol Theatre on their ‘Our Biennale’ residency …

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Into the Woods – Kirklees Primary Curriculum Art Day Network Meeting

30th September 2018

A practical and engaging approach to promoting high quality Art education in the primary school. Friday 5thOctober   9.15 -15:30 Meltham CE Primary School, Holmfirth Road, HD9 4DA This Curriculum Art day for primary teachers offers a hands- on practical session exploring, …

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Lovely imagery in poems from pupils at Holmfirth Junior School working with poet Louise Fazackerley

25th September 2018

Poet Louise Fazackerley continues her work with schools as part of Our Biennale’s Our Darkness and Light Animation, helping pupils create poems about their areas, with beautiful results… Nabb is… By Year 4 …a bag full of apples Seeds that …

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Huddersfield New College students work with artist Zoe Robertson to create wearable art

25th September 2018

It was a real pleasure working with foundation art and design and dance students at Huddersfield New College as part of the Our Biennale programme. It was exciting to work with these talented students whose dedication and determination to create …

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Poet Louise Fazackerley shares her experience of working with schools for Our Darkness and Light Animation

22nd September 2018

Poetry Is What? Poetry breaks rules and makes rules.  It’s very exciting to go into schools and share with children my passion for sound play, imagery and for ‘keeping it real.’  Why should we just write about hills and mills …

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Gomersal Primary Arts Council going to Westminster

Gomersal Primary School Pupils Speak Up for the Arts in Parliament

22nd September 2018

Gomersal Primary School, Kirklees established a pupil led Arts Council, which, together with a commitment from the whole staff and governing body has transformed the school. In March of this year, pupils from Gomersal Primary School went to Parliament to …

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But just remember in the darkest room, you know the light stands out

20th September 2018

Our Biennale’s amazingly talented Young Ambassador, 15 year old Adam Martin,  wrote a song especially for our festival based on its theme, Darkness and Light. He performed it at the launch and has given us the full, wonderful lyrics. Thank …

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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).