About Our Biennale 2018

From September - November 2018 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Musica Kirklees, Chol Theatre, Manasamitra, The Children’s Art School and independent artists collaborated with 1,900 students in 18 schools and colleges in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. They helped them create their very own remarkable pieces of dance, music, animation, poetry, art and drama, all based on the theme Darkness and Light.

The incredible pieces were performed and exhibited at Our Biennale’s Big Draw & Play Day on 10th November 2018, Manasamitra’s Dark Skies on 10th November 2018, Untroubled Light // Melt on 20th November 2018, the Biennale Finale on 20th November 2018 and at The Great Kirklees Railway Exhibition along the Penistone Line.

What's Happening Now?

We're planning Our Biennale 2020 - taking more great artists and arts organisations back into schools and colleges to work with more children and young people. Themed ’20-20 Vision’ we are now looking for big, ambitious ideas from partner artists and schools. Find out here how you can get involved or submit your idea.

Don't forget, if you have an event suitable for families, children and young people happening in Kirklees, send the details and a good image to biennale@evokekirklees.org. We'll pop it in our What's On section and share it on our social media channels too.

THANK YOU to all those involved in making Our Biennale 2018 such a success!

To have a look at all the amazing sessions, events, exhibitions, performances and activities that took place during the festival, have a look at the great pictures in our Gallery.

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Woven brought together collaboration with incredible groups and organisations who truly believe in changing the world from the ground level up.

The Children's Art School was one of the amazing organisations we were proud to work with:
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Woven brought together collaboration with incredible groups and organisations who truly believe in changing the world from the ground level up. The Children's Art School was one of the amazing organisations we were proud to work with:
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Want to help children and young people benefit from the amazing creative and cultural offer across Kirklees? Then work for EvoKe - the Local Cultural Education Partnership for the area:
http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/post/evoke-network-manager/

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Great opportunity for young writers aged 16 - 21 📝 https://t.co/OX55pooquS
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The Writing Squad are looking for the next thirty talented writer to join them! They are offering their two year programme, consisting of workshops, opportunities to work on projects and one to one support. Find out more: https://t.co/hZcpb70XyR @thewritingsquad @KirkleesCouncil https://t.co/6pCwZfSSm0
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Join @choltheatre @artinholmfirth @CulturalEvoke @WovenInKirklees @IVECreativity & #OurBiennale for the launch of Maker World, a new creative & collaborative space in #Huddersfield town centre offering a range of creative opportunities - Fri 17 Jan 4pm
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